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    What did you do this fathers day?

    I went to see the Avocets at the RSPB reserve at Marshside just north of Southport. Expecting a long 'try-and-see-its-head-through-the-long-grass' session I was rather shocked to have parked the car, enter the rather nice hide they have there and find both adults and a chick no more than 10 meters away being completely unphased by the noise of me going 'Look, look, look, look etc.' and waving my arms frantically to get the kids looking in the right direction! There was also a greenshank there apparently which are supposed to be quite rare, but it looked pretty dull really!
    Once we'd had enough of rare birds we left the hide to be greeted by a WWII Hurricane flying over at about 200ft. Which was nice

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    Fired up the Smoker (BBQ) at 7am this morning, slapped on a large brisket at 8am, left it smoking rotisary style until 3pm when people came over, and had an awesome slab of beef. Then got given a handmade gingerbread man and card from my daughter (both decorated with hundreds and thousands), and went on a nice walk this evening with my daughter. (there is a HUGE field near us where lots of people walk dogs/ride horses etc) and she loves it, and she picked flowers for her mum (large daisies, lavender, a few poppies). Great day

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    http://www.forfoodsmokers.co.uk/acat...d_Smokerl.html < that be the beast I have
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Once we'd had enough of rare birds we left the hide to be greeted by a WWII Hurricane flying over at about 200ft. Which was nice
    I'll bet the Avocets didnt think so!

    I was at my father's for the W/E where I chopped some wood for him. Had my daughter with me so 3 generations together was good. My bro' and one of two step-bros there too. A good, booze ridden, weekend was had.

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    Got a father to be card along with a big fry up as better half is pregnant with a boy who is due end of August / start of Sept.

    First of many to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    First of many to come
    We'll see :P lol

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    We had the grandkids for the weekend. My grandaughter was a bit upset that her dad dumped her on us over father's day. We played football, went to the park and made cakes for her dad. Had a long skype chat with my son in Korea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    We'll see :P lol
    See what ??

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    if you have many more

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    First of many to come
    Father's Day or offspring? or both.

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    I forgot whoops! Ineed a PA to remind me of these things... So bought take-away for tea so I think I got away with it!

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    I suggested to my darling baby daughter that now she was 18 she might want to take me across to the pub at lunchtime and buy me a pint of ale

    Her answer "We've already bought you a present!" (the irony being that they actually haven't yet!)

    ah - fatherhood - the joys of learning to love someone whilst witholding the urge to strangle them!

    Si
    PS the eldest returned from work at 5pm sat on the sofa next to me and said nothing

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    Went Clay Pigeon Shooting with my father-in-law at his local gun club. Done it a few times, but first time in over a year so happy with 19 out of 50 birds.

    Pete

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    had me worried for a minute there, but here in New Zealand Fathers day is in September! Phew!

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    Took mrwITch to the local carvery with all three of his offspring (that in itself is a miracle). Nice time had by all - lots of food and teasing banter. Lovely to be with my gorgeous children and husband.
    NB: I will NEVER let the children forget Father's Day and they all did a hand-made card for him as well (they have no money and he doesn't want presents anyway)
    Lost my own dad 5 years ago so made sure to say happy father's day to my father-in-law.
    Spent the evening playing in a big concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - great fun.

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    I picked up my daughters up at 11am (got cards) took them to see Kung Fu Panda 2 (in 3D) followed by a visit to Subway then dropped them off back home.

    Spent the rest of the day with Captain Morgan :-)

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