Monday, July 30, 2012

Thing #50: Spend a day with my Dad

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If its Summer, and its Sunday, my Dad will be going to a car show.  You can count on that.  My sister, brother and I used to go along as kids once in a while, mostly because there was guaranteed candyfloss and funfair rides.  The possibility of face-painting.  I can’t tell you how many of our childhood photos include vintage cars and steam engines.  When we lost interest in the incentives, Dad gradually accepted we hadn’t inherited his passion for auto and stopped asking us to come.

He was suspicious (to say the least) when I said I was going with him to the Irish Classic and Vintage Motor Show in Terenure, Dublin.  He assumed I was harbouring an ulterior motive to embarrass him in some way.  God only knows what kind of devilment I could possibly get up to at a vintage car show.  He repeated several times that maybe I wouldn’t be able for the early start (8 a.m.) and that it would be ‘a long day for me’.   

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I managed to wake-up on time (shocker) to one of the wettest, most miserable days in car show history.  We packed a good lunch and decided to brave it anyway.

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I hate the rain- I mean truly hate it.  Rain was the single biggest push-factor out of this country a year ago.  But I have to admit, even with the persistent rain, I still had fun- in that sentimental, nostalgic kind of way!

€5 has been donated to Barnardos for the completion of this ‘thing’.  Click here if you would like to donate online.

12 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I adore old cars...my Uncle remodels them and I spent many summers passing tools over to him and watching. Gorgeous photos, it's good to spend time with your dad :)) I don't blame you, I bloomin' hate the rain too, it never ceases. Maybe sometime I'll move again to somewhere warmer :)) Have a great week x

Punctuation Mark said...

I love those vintage sport cars... So much fun!!!

Gloria said...

Haha I'm sure your dad was super happy you went along with him, despite the rain :-)

Kashaya said...

Oh I would have love to been there.=)

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Ceciliette said...

once in a while its cool to do something different! Glad you still enjoy it besides from the rain. Im sure your dad was really happy to see you survive the day! ahhhaha

Emmy said...

Aaaaaw....love this post:) How adorable is that that you went with your dad. Treasure these moments. My dad passed away awhile back, and I to this day, I wish I can do stuff like this with him.

Erica said...

What a great way to spend some time with your dad. I know he really appreciated it. Too bad it had to be such a rainy day.

My husband is the same way about cars. Pretty much obsessed. He's always dragging me to car shows too! Guys and their cars!! :)

Josie said...

Aw this is such a lovely post! I bet your dad was secretly chuffed you went with him xxx

Whitney Cosgrave said...

that's sweet, looks like a nice time! I hate rain as well - I just don't get what you're supposed to do when it rains.

Caro * said...

Very nice pictures, I love old cars !! :)

fluff and fripperies said...

This is a lovely post. I'm glad you spent a nice day with your Dad. And that red sporty number is the perfect accessory for you - maybe put in a few hints now for Christmas ;)

little t said...

Emmy- it is so true. I have to remind myself that they won't be around forever.

I'd prefer something newer myself Emma...