Tag: Father’s Day

One from the vaults: Daddy’s girls

You have to feel for my late mother – three daughters and we were all Daddy’s Girls! So I could appreciate why her first words to me were always: “How’s my son-in-law?” She doted on my beloved and the feelings were reciprocated. But to… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Daddy’s girls”

One from the vaults: Bitter sweet

This is from June 2014 and it feels appropriate to revisit as it’s Father’s Day this Sunday in UK and France. I feel as if I’ve been bombarded for the last few weeks with suggestions for this weekend’s, Father’s Day? I can’t say that… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Bitter sweet”

Particularly poignant

Today is Father’s Day in France, and probably a few other places too. Coincidentally, it’s also the outlaw’s (my mother-in-law) birthday today. It’ll be her 93rd and her younger brother is travelling from Chippenham to visit her, which will be a lovely surprise. But… Continue Reading “Particularly poignant”

40 Years of Memorable Moments: Le Manoir

Le Manoir aux Quatre Saisons featured recently in the semi-finals of British Masterchef: The Professionals. It was once our “go to” place for celebratory occasions, particularly at lunch-time which, as at many fine dining establishments, is particularly good value. But the sight of those… Continue Reading “40 Years of Memorable Moments: Le Manoir”

Happy Father’s Day

Just because my Dad’s no longer with us doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate Father’s Day. Like most of you, I’ve been bombarded with gift ideas for┬átoday. None of which my Dad would have wanted. While he was a very thoughtful and generous gift giver,… Continue Reading “Happy Father’s Day”

Daddy’s girls

You have to feel for my late mother – three daughters and we were all Daddy’s Girls! So I could appreciate why her first words to me were always: “How’s my son-in-law?” She doted on my beloved and the feelings were reciprocated. But to… Continue Reading “Daddy’s girls”