1. maria29al

    maria29al Registered User

    Mar 15, 2006
    426
    Warwickshire
    Hi all,

    Happy Easter to everyone.

    Its Dads birthday tomorrow...he will be 78. Have been thinking about what to get him. He cant sit properly without slipping or falling and cant feed himself. He is on thickened food.
    Have thought about a CD of relaxing music or maybe a talking CD...

    Any other ideas?????

    M
    x
     
  2. Áine

    Áine Registered User

    Hi M, I've always found chosing presents for my dad difficult, and with decreasing abilities it certainly doesn't get any easier. There's nothing he needs .... not that I can buy him anyway :(

    What I've been trying to do recently for my dad is to put together a photo album/scrap book of stuff that means something to him. I don't want to risk his nursing home losing old family photos and stuff so I've been having them copied so he can keep stuff in his room next to his chair. Sorting out his house has revealed loads of stuff that he's kept over the years ..... his school certificate certificate, acceptance to his professional institution, even a letter dated 1930 telling his mum and dad that he'd passed his 11+ and they should be thinking about which school to send him to! I think he'll like having those around him and it'll help his sense of self and self esteem.

    It takes time to do though ...... and if your dad's birthday is tomorrow .......
     
  3. jarnee

    jarnee Registered User

    Mar 18, 2006
    181
    leicestershire
    Hi

    I don't know what your dad can do/ is aware of, but,......

    I found on old print of a photo of the area dad grew up in.....Charing Cross, Birkenhead (Circa 1965....he would have been about 32 )...in case anyone knows the area !!! :rolleyes:

    He really loves to look at it and it gives us something to talk about.

    The label on the back says "frith" I think. I'm not trying to give a company a "plug", but the website has photos of all over the country and very reasonably priced too.

    Jarnee
    x
     
  4. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    I know Birkenhead a little, being from the other side of the river - the 'proper scouse' side :D

    However, even though Geography is most definitely not my best subject, I had Charing Cross down as being darn Sarf ie London :confused:

    Please enlighten me!
     
  5. jarnee

    jarnee Registered User

    Mar 18, 2006
    181
    leicestershire
  6. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    I can spell, I was being facetious (sp?!). True scousers don't live in Birkenhead :p

    Looks like a very interesting photo though. Maybe they named the place in London after it :D
     
  7. jarnee

    jarnee Registered User

    Mar 18, 2006
    181
    leicestershire
    Being from the "posh side".....the Wirral, we have butlers and other staff to do the spelling for us (Given them a long weekend off for Easter)

    :D :D :D
    J
     
  8. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool

    Sent them to the Pool for their hols then have you lol :D
     
  9. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Or maybe it was New Brighton?
    Norman
     
  10. jarnee

    jarnee Registered User

    Mar 18, 2006
    181
    leicestershire
    They wish...don't pay them enough for New Brighton !

    J

    :D :D :D
     
  11. Kriss

    Kriss Registered User

    May 20, 2004
    513
    Shropshire
    #11 Kriss, Apr 15, 2006
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2006
    On Dad's "last" birthday we managed to find a photo of HMS Formidable the carrier Dad served on in the Pacific and created a special card for him. Oddly enough I happened to come across that picture jst a couple of days ago when cleaining up an old pc. I'm thinking I might do some work on it in Photoshop and then get a proper printed and framed copy.

    There are a lot of local books showing pictures of various parts of the Wirral including Birkenhead and we used to have a few laughs pouring over them. I recall one of Dads favourites gave the stories of the Wallasey Wreckers who would scavenge the spoils from wrecked shps as they washed up on the shore and if a "survivor" should try to scramble ashore they would be knocked on the bonce and then thrown back into the waves! He retained his sense of humour right till the end.

    Pictures and music would be my suggestions
     
  12. jarnee

    jarnee Registered User

    Mar 18, 2006
    181
    leicestershire
    Kriss,

    Must be something to do with that part of the country(Liverpool & surrounding areas)....dad's sense of humour is still there.....about the only part of the "real" him that still is

    J
     
  13. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    #13 noelphobic, Apr 15, 2006
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2006
    You could always send them to Southport. Just come back from a bit of retail therapy there plus a fry up in Woolies and a cappuccinno (sp?) in Starbuck's. That's as close to a holiday as I'll be getting this year. :eek:
     
  14. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    There is no better or funier humour than Liverpool,"The village by the Mersey".
    Some of the best shipmates I ever had were Scousers.:D

    Kriss
    have you had a look on EBAY,I save ship postcards and there may be something there for Dad,I have found some interesting ones
    Norman
     
  15. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    maria29al

    Wondering what you got your dad ? I would of said a CD walkman or a radio with a CD playing the music he likes
     
  16. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Know that one, Noelphobic! Took my son there Saturday for crazy golf and the 'penny arcades' and felt like saying 'treat this as our family holiday' - it's about all we'll get! Anyway, as one does with 'Nike' mad 11-year olds, found ourselves in JJB... full of Everton shirts, with a 'token' Liverpool strip on display?

    Been losing sleep over this ever since. :D Anyone enlighten me?
     
  17. jarnee

    jarnee Registered User

    Mar 18, 2006
    181
    leicestershire
    Hi TF

    My only suggestion is that, naturally, Liverpool strips all but sold out as they are so much in demand. Lots of Everton strips left 'cos no one wants them :D

    Jarnee
     
  18. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool

    I was in Southport on Saturday too! We may have passed one another! However, I didn't go to JJB or crazy golf or penny arcades - hasn't inflation turned them into 50p arcades yet?!!!

    I went to Starbucks, Woolies, Nationwide Building Society, Morrisons, Health Rack and Picadilly Cards. I got some money out from an Alliance & Leicester ATM (I work for them so have to help them keep going!) Also Boots, Superdrug and Marks and Spencer.

    Did our paths cross at all?

    Enjoy taking your son out while he'll let you, My son is now 17 and am only allowed to be out with him while I'm on 'taxi' service! :eek:
     
  19. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Fell right into that one, didn't I??:D
     
  20. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    My days, you put 10p in a coin machine to get 10 pennies - now they accept £20 notes!!!!!! (Still get a good run for your money with a bag of 2ps!!!!)

    You were probably in Morrisons the time I was sat with a cappucino (paper cup) half watching my raggamuffins playing 'Morrocan golf' - and looking across to the supermarket and thinking 'what the hell are we having for tea?'!!!!

    One of these days, I WILL get organised!:)
     

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