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The Gallery

I think the theme of Moustachioed is quite a challenging one for the Gallery this week over on the Sticky Fingers blog.

Why do I struggle with moustaches / My truly awful ex had one for a start.  The only other person around me who has a moustache is the brother who kindly informed me I was “useless” a couple of weeks ago.  Can’t think why I have downer on moustaches.

I went into town today with my 84 year old Dad who lives with me.  I told him that the most positive image I can think of for moustaches is Freddie Mercury whose music and philosophy I so admire.  It was going to be a bit difficult to get a photography of Freddie Mercury.

As we stopped the car at a level crossing, an old man with the most wonderful white moustache walked past the car.  Typically, I did not have my camera with me.

When we got home, Dad told me had an idea for me and told me to get my camera.

So here’s my old man with his version of a moustache.

It fits the Gallery theme but more importantly it shows that he is still here, he has better ideas than me, he has great humour and he still tries his very best to make his daughter happy.


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25 thoughts on “The Gallery

  1. Ha ha! That is an excellent fake tache. Love it.

    Posted by Herding Cats | May 18, 2011, 1:28 pm
  2. What a great picture, he looks so serious!! 🙂

    Posted by Jules | May 18, 2011, 2:24 pm
  3. Brilliant pic. I thought it was Victor Meldrew for a minute (don’t tell your old man that 🙂

    Posted by Reluctant Housedad | May 18, 2011, 3:01 pm
  4. what a lovely story and a lovely Dad you have x

    Posted by Working London Mummy | May 18, 2011, 3:02 pm
  5. I like his style!

    Posted by helloitsgemma | May 18, 2011, 3:13 pm
  6. Brilliant – and yes, would certainly be interested in contributing to this blog as a guest poster. You can contact me at abooth1970@gmail.com. Love to hear from you.

    Posted by Tickled Pink | May 18, 2011, 3:26 pm
  7. Tee hee! very fetching!

    Posted by maddydodo | May 18, 2011, 4:11 pm
  8. Your Dad sounds brilliant! Love the pic.
    also empathise with your comment about the ex big time!

    Posted by Sarah aka MOIxx | May 18, 2011, 5:31 pm
  9. Absolutely brilliant! What a fabulous father you have! This is gorgeous!

    Posted by Sarah | May 18, 2011, 6:39 pm
  10. Ahh bless him for helping you out and made me laugh!

    Posted by LauraCYMFT | May 18, 2011, 8:22 pm
  11. Your Dad is quite inventive! Made me smile.

    Posted by Funky Wellies | May 18, 2011, 8:47 pm
  12. That is brilliant! What a fab dad

    Posted by Little Grandma | May 18, 2011, 9:07 pm
  13. Lol nice one,great idea 🙂

    Posted by Claire | May 18, 2011, 9:29 pm
  14. ha ha I love this! Was he wearing the bow tie at the time?

    Posted by motherporridge | May 19, 2011, 10:38 am
  15. I love it! Looks like he should be in some British sit com 🙂

    Posted by yorkshiremummy | May 19, 2011, 10:49 am
  16. I love that he looks so dead pan. Does he usually wear a dicky-bow?!

    Posted by Make do mum | May 19, 2011, 11:42 am
  17. I LOVE it, actually laughed out loud!
    Dads really know how to surprise us when we least expect it, he really does have a great sense of humour!

    … I also don’t know anyone with a mo! Culturally taboo here!

    Posted by achan | May 19, 2011, 1:23 pm
  18. ha! that is delightful! what a great sport he is for accommodating your needs! but then, that’s what dad’s do, right?

    Posted by bon bon | May 19, 2011, 2:53 pm
  19. Dad said to let you know he is 83 not 84 until July. That he thought his look said a lot about what the recession has done to pensioners and that if he is going into a sitcom, he wants a big wage packet. I am seriously thinking of setting him up with his own blog as he is so characterful and humourous

    Posted by mumsarcade | May 19, 2011, 6:12 pm
  20. Love it and it brought a lump to my throat, you have a wonderful father x

    Posted by Dianne | May 19, 2011, 6:36 pm
  21. Brilliant!

    Posted by PR Mummy | May 20, 2011, 6:12 am
  22. Love this pic! Your dad looks like a very cool fella!

    Posted by PhotoPuddle | May 20, 2011, 7:07 pm
  23. Oh now that is BRILLIANT! Really made me giggle! 😀

    Posted by SAHMlovingit | May 21, 2011, 8:03 am
  24. You know that is a really touching post, I love that your Dad wanted to help you and make you smile.

    As for the plonker who told you you’re useless, tell him to sod off!! xx

    Posted by Mummy Matters | May 21, 2011, 8:40 pm
  25. I just love this! What a great guy. 🙂

    Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.

    Posted by life in a pink fibro | May 23, 2011, 12:54 am

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