Today is my Dad’s birthday. He hits the magical 70 today and I wanted to write a guest blog to surprise him when he turns on the computer back home in Ireland.
Dad loves Blackrock and when the tide is in, there is no finer sight than “the back of the Castle”
We have gone on some amazing trips and could tell you all some great stories!
The World Cup in 1990 is still a trip that we will never forget. Even now, I have managed to teach Caitlin all of the words to “Put ‘em under Pressure” and no doubt Sean will soon follow.
We have gone to a fair number of matches, whether it is hurling or football, and no doubt we have had many a conversation about others!
Dad is always willing to do his best to put a smile on your face. He would never normally wear a football jersey, but his arm was twisted on this occasion. How many times have he watched a football match only to have to leave the room when it gets too exciting at the end. And people wonder where I get that from!
Even though I am a whole ocean away from home, I know that Mam and Dad are all only a phone call away. Whether it is news from Jenny and the kids, work or a match on the television, they are always there. No doubt Mam will make a sherry trifle for the party this evening, and it will be a great day. If I can turn out to be half as good a dad with my kids, as my Dad has been with me, I’ll have done alright.
Jenny, Caitlin, Sean and I all send our love.