Fathers Day

As I sit here today reading my Facebook and Twitter timelines, I am surprised by the number of people talking about their fathers.  Father’s day in the UK is a fairly recent phenomenon – the cynical part of me thinks it has more to do with the ‘Hallmark’ effect – shops trying to sell more cards, gifts and general tat by creating an additional day for us to get sucked into the trap of spending more money.  But there seems to be a genuine outpouring of love today for fathers and a lot of regret for those people whose fathers are no longer here.

But as I read the posts and tweets I find myself asking [Read more…]