Wednesday 16 June 2010

Happy Birthday Dad x

Hi Dad!
It's me!
Happy Birthday to you!

I don't know about you but I have songs that accompany certain memories ~ or that are inextricably linked to people.

The song for you Dad is "the long and winding road..." by the Beatles

I always think of you whenever it is played

and special places resonate for me

this is Gara Rock

wonderful memories of special people ~ photos of my lovely Nanna and Grandad

back to music,
I think one of the reasons music is so powerful for me is you
this album epecially
"found a rug in old junk shop
brought it home to you,
Along the way the colours ran
the orange bled the blue"

When I was a girl I adored the Railway Children
It had the ending I was desperately hoping for
When Bobbi ( Jenny Agutter ) stands on the platform and the steam from the train begins to clear.............a man emerges and she cries " Daddy, my Daddy" and runs to him...

I am so happy to have "my Daddy" back
Love you Dad


  1. That was a very touching post...especially with Father's Day coming up next Sunday.I wish my Dad was still here to share all my memories with.
    That Beatles song is my favourite out of all of them.

    Bellaboo :0)

  2. Very sweet, music can transport us , it sounds like your dad has mightily blessed your life, wonderful ! Gina

  3. This is such a lovely post filled with nostalgia. In some ways some of your photos took me back to moments of my childhood.
    A post which I am sure your Father will be very touched by.
    Happy birthday to your Father!
    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

  4. Such a sweet and sentimental post. Your dad sounds like a very special man in your life!! I enjoyed all of your pictures! Happy Birthday to your dad!


  5. What a beautiful post for your dad. Happy Birthday Sarah's dad!

  6. Such fun vintage photos and treasured memories! Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely day!

  7. Awwwwww - now I'm welling up. Such a lovely post Sarah and Happy Birthday to your dad from all the 'Boo's'

    much love,

    Nina xxxx

  8. My father is long gone and i wish he could come back just for one day or maybe a weekend, so he could see how his wild child turned out.

    Always nice to be able to let them know how you feel in the moment.

    Happy Birthday to your father. He did a great job, he has a wonderful daughter!

  9. As always SJDTL you know how to tug at the heart strings..
    Ditto ditto ditto the Railway Children.. I will never ever tire of that film.. and those haunting words.

    Happy Birthday Mr SJDTL... enjoy your day!

    Michele x

  10. You have some wonderful memories and are so lucky to still have your dad. 'What a wonderful world' by Louis Armstrong always reminds me of my dad, who died two weeks before I knew I was pregnant with my youngest. Continue to cherish yours and happy birthday to him

  11. Happy birthday wishes for your dad.
    They are just so precious. I miss mine each and every day.
    Oh dear, here come the tears!
    Lisa xx

  12. Ahhh so so sweet my friend...Happy Birthday to your dad. xoxoxo

  13. oh, Sarah-Jane..... this is heart touching!

    It was strange for me to see a post honoring dad on a British blog. this Sunday is father's Day, here, in the US.

    Sarah-Jane, school is out! If I see a post from you, I will hop for joy and jump right on over here. I am going to attempt, however, to not comment. I don't know if I'll make it but I am going to try.....


    looking forward to hearing from you again. Till next time...

    hugs and kisses, Katy

  14. What a beautiful tribute to your father, he will be pleased as punch I've no doubt. As for the Railway Children, don't get me started - when we see that railway platform scene, the smoke goes up and the music slows down, there's not a dry eye in the house. And I'm talking about myself and my husband, not the children!

    Kate x

  15. What a beautiful and touching post, and such a lovely tribute to you father. Yes, certain songs do have memories or remind us of someone or something. I love music, and especially good lyrics. The photos are wonderful! Suzie xxx

  16. what a lovely post for your dad, and lovely old photos too! fliss xx

  17. Hi Sarah! Your dad sounds lovely! I have the same feelings about music. I hear and old song and I instantly remember all that was going on in my life when it was popular. I'm on holiday now but enjoying catching up with your posts. That fete looked absolutely amazing!!! xx Suzanne

  18. Hi,
    One of my favourite place in the world is (was) Gara Rock.
    You have a picture of it here, did you holiday there, work there?


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