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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Daddy's girl?



I’m still wondering what to give my Dad for Fathers’ Day. He’s recently out of hospital, recovering from an operation – and meant to be resting. I suppose sitting around reading is an ideal pastime, so a book would make an excellent present.











I thought of him immediately I saw this vintage coffee table number, filled with glamorous photographs of Marilyn Monroe.








Despite being an only child and daughter, I’ve never really been the real Daddy’s girl – my father's heart has always belonged to Marilyn. I guess it’s pretty hard to compete with a long deceased movie icon who’s a legend in her own lingerie. Anyway, this book would certainly be the perfect gift...













Except, I think his brain needs a little more stimulation..









Sorry Dad, I know retro swimwear is all the rage, but it’s time for something ‘from you to me’: ShopCurious has this curiously clever journal, requiring some careful thought and practical application, which sounds like an even more fabulous Fathers’ Day gift.

To complete the journal, Dad will have to answer some questions about his past, his family memories and wishes for the future. I can almost guarantee that Marilyn will feature somewhere on the pages he fills out, but writing the responses should keep any father nicely occupied and out of mischief (or at least Mum's way) for a while.







And I can’t wait until the book’s completed and returned to the genuine Daddy’s girl, as I’m really curious to read the uniquely individual story of my father’s life.


Are you?

7 comments:

Ivania santos By DIAMOND said...

wooow.... nice post!!

LOVELY Marylin <3 <3

abril en paris said...

Lovely Marilyn !! :-))

Susan said...

Seems like Marilyn is universally adored!

worm said...

retro swimwear is indeed all the rage - perhaps I shall buy my father a pair of speedos for fathers day

Jan said...

I presume your Dad is getting both books - bound to love the Marilyn one - but will he co-operate on the journal? :)
Wishing him a speedy recovery.
xxx

Susan said...

Thanks Jan. As it wasn't a heart op, I guess the Marilyn book could be the safest bet..

Style Porn said...

Wow, what a cool idea! I'd love to have my dad fill something like this out. Even if it seems silly now, it would be something I'd treasure after he's gone...