Fathers Day

With all my six word Saturdays lately there’s been little space for daily tunes, so here is a very apt tune for today. This comes to you from my time spent in Melbourne: Fathers Day by the one and only Weddings Parties Anything. As you can see from this page, the bulk of the world celebrate Fathers Day in June, while today we celebrate Fathers Day along with Estonia, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. *

On this Fathers Day, all the fathers in my life are in different time-zones to me. Given that my dad lives in Tasmania, there will always be at least one dad far away! That’s just the way it is…

I’ve been contemplating different fatherhood’s a lot lately. My father was around all the time, we lived where we worked, my dad came home for lunch just about everyday! Mr. 13 was six weeks old before he and The Engineer met for the first time, and it was a few years before we were all living in the same time-zone.

The words are failing me today, instead tears keep running down my face. So maybe it’s best that I just stop right here.

I’m dedicating this post to two young people who are not doubt hurting more than I can imagine. Emma and Max, this is for you.

To the other fathers in my life, thank you. I think of you always. Much love, Heather xxx

* Trivia note: Fathers Day is a flag day, so every house flies the flag today, and it’s also Remembrance Day in Australia where two minutes silence is observed at 11:00 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). For a few moments this morning I thought Finland was commemorating Remembrance day also. Oops.


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    1. Thanks for visiting and the great question! I’ve since found out that the proposal originally came from Sweden in 1949 that the northern countries would celebrate Father’s Day in the same tradtion as USA. The day was added into the Finnish Almanac officially in 1987 and at the same time was designated a flag day!


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