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To My Dad On Father’s Day

Dear Dad,

Thank you for being so unashamedly you. Thank you for passing me the bricks to build myself back up when I’m down. Thank you for holding my hand, lying beside me and wiping my tears. Thank you for the arguments that end in laughs and the postman pat parodies. Thank you for waiting outside many a course, party and event. Thank you for the acceptance, the acknowledgement and the encouragement. Thank you for admitting when you have been wrong and for treating me like an adult. Thank you for your Dad worries, though I would rather you didn’t have them. Thank you for guiding me, for fighting for me and being there through thick and thin. Thank you for being my warrior, although sometimes we acknowledge you didn’t make the best move. Thank you for the hugs, for the advice and for the unmistakable love between us. Thank you for hiding pictures of saints under my bed and praying I get better, I’m sorry it didn’t work out. Thank you for my first pair of heels, my first bike and my first prom dress. Thank you for teaching me the power of the written word and how to respect it.

But most of all thank you for being my flying instructor, and for helping me to spread my wings.


Littlest Daughter

my Dad and three year old I drinking out of the same glass with two straws. Dad is a grey haired man with glasses who is smilingly comically

Music: Paul Simon Father and Daughter 

To My French Teacher’s Daughter

This week’s ‘Thursday Cuppa’ is brought to you in a green mug with the help of a nameless pink elephant.

To My French Teacher’s Daughter,

Hi there. You’ve never met me before but I have gathered a fair bit of information about you. I know you are smart and like asking big questions and that you really enjoyed seeing Matilda on the west-end. I am seventeen years old, have never grown out of asking big questions and your Mum spends five hours a week trying to teach me french.

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the loan of your lovely pink elephant. He has been to all of my exams and we have had some fun too. It was on the way out of the first exam that the elephant told me that he was a bit bored, it was four hours long after all, so I promised him a cup of hot chocolate after the next one. My word. I have never seen such a mess. He said he was trying to dip his toast in his hot chocolate ‘the french way’. He didn’t however want to clean up the kitchen… Other than this incident he has generally been very good in making sure all my exams went ok and he didn’t snore too badly at night either.

The elephant has told me that he isn’t sure he can promise that I will do well in my exams, but said that he has done his best. I felt a lot better to see his pink smiley face looking up at me! But he packed his case last night and said he had to get home to someone who loves him- that’s you!

So thank you for letting him be my lucky charm.



a cartoon of a pink elephant dipping bread in a hot chocolate cup, hot chocolate is flying everywhere.


Music: Un éléphant, ça trompe énormément