Sunday, 2 June 2013

Glenfiddich whisky shop. #cbias

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I was offered the chance to go and buy a bottle of Glenfiddich Whisky  as a Father's Day gift.

 I decided to go for a half bottle of the 12 yr old. Thought this was a good compromise. Not quite sure why it is showing in Tesco's  online shop here at £17.80 when it actually only costs £11. Glad I went and looked and didn't just order it on line. We chose Tesco I prefer it to the other supermarkets in the area, it less claustrophobic as I feel the aisles are wider than some of the others.

I have also made a Google+ album showing my whole shopping experience. Why not pop across here and have a look? 

Father's Day means different things too different people.

When I was a child I have to say Father's Day did not always happen in our house, as my dad was in the RAF and often in a different country than we were. But it was never really a big deal if he was at home, it would be the usual smellies and socks. My mother usually made the dinner in the evening as a treat as the norm in my house would be my dad doing the cooking when he was home as he was a chef to trade and enjoyed doing it.

My dad, myself, my sister and brother playing crazy golf  1972

When my own children were young there was never a lot of money to spare for occasions like this, but hand made cards and junk box models  were a lot more fun for the children to make than spending money. They maybe would look at some cheap minding that only a parent can love if their children buy it for them. I feel that for young children it is the pride they get from doing this sort of things for themselves that is the real celebration.

Now of course as the children are adults Father's Day is not really a big deal, it is more about being together, helping each other and working as a team through out the year, a bond that is stronger than any one day.  

OH assembling a base for a shed with son No.1. 

I must admit the grandchildren like to make things for Granddad for Father's day. I don't remember doing this when we were children, but it seems the norm these days, maybe due to card manufacturers trying to make more profit. He will end up with something made with love and care in return for the fun,  love and care he provides for them. 

granddad brushing Bob down after he got grubby

Once we have moved house and I have the time, I will probably make some Glenfiddich ice-cream, same idea as I did with the Glayva last year. Recipe is here.  OH loved it. 

Glayva ice-cream, we will recreate with Glenfiddich

So what does Father's Day mean to you and your family? Do you celebrate it big style? Ignore it? Or let the children show their love by organising something themselves?


  1. that's a bit bad of them throwing the lids away, ruins a nice gift.
    My dad usually gets the same every year - chocolate Brazils, some local cider and a golf shirt! He's a creature of habit...

  2. Real shame they threw the lids away as it spoils a nice gift and the whole design of the packaging is for it too be a nice, well presented gift.

  3. Oh blimey, that was me spelling it wrong and I'm not even American!! *hangs head in shame*


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