When I read that this weeks Gallery challenge on Sticky Fingers (http://stickyfingers1.blogspot.com/2010/10/gallery-week-31-with-prizes.html) is to show your favourite photo and explain why my first thought was "how on earth do I choose?" . I have so many favourite photos for a miriad of different reasons, but then one came into my minds eye and I knew it had to be the one. An enjoyable (and poignant) half hour ensued as I searched for the pic and I was so happy to find it. It is of my dad and I on holiday when I was a teenager. I had just finished mocks for my GCSEs I think and had done moderately well. I came home on the Friday before half term to be told "pack a bag we're going away for a week". Dad wouldn't tell me where we were going , only that it was a reward trip for doing well. My poor mum had to stay at home and work. We travelled to Wales and stayed overnight in a bed and breakfast and the next morning caught a plane to Mallorca! We had a wonderful week together, I am the youngest (by nine years) of 5 and had always been a daddy's girl - or a 'spoilt brat' if you listen to my brother and sisters and this time spent alone with my dad was priceless. Dad was a hard taskmaster - if I got 95% the question was always "what happened to the other 5%?" but I knew he was proud of me and this unexpected trip really brought that home to me.
Sadly my dad died several years ago but I will always be a daddy's girl and I will always treasure the memories of this holiday ;0)
My blog is a collection of thoughts and I hope you will learn something about me from the ramblings as well as finding some useful links. I'm Bev Humphrey and I'm a Literacy, School Libraries and Technology Consultant. I am self employed so views expressed are solely my own.