Father’s Day 2014

June 13, 2014 by The Co-operative Food Father's Day 2014

Wow, it’s all happening at the moment isn’t it?

Tomorrow evening that rather important football match will have most of us glued to the screens late into the night, and then on Sunday it’s Father’s Day – I wonder whether the gift will be for our dads or the Italians. Father’s Day in Italy is on the 19th March, so it only seems fitting that England should win tonight. If only that were all it depended on!

When I was checking out what else was happening this weekend I noticed that Saturday 15th June is also World Gin Day. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it before, it’s only been going for 6 years, but if it’s an excuse for a fine tipple on a Saturday afternoon then that’s good enough for me. Also that knowledge immediately solved the question of what to get for dad beyond the usual Father’s Day card.

Father’s Day has been around for rather longer than Gin Day, having been founded in 1910 by a loving daughter wanting to honour her dad. She was called Sonora Dodd and lived in Arkansas in the US.

While my dad will dismiss the card in his curmudgeonly way as a commercial scam, I secretly believe that he’s far more emotionally driven than he’s prepared to admit. I was delighted to read in the Independent this week that a study the Royal Mail sponsored showed dads to be more sensitive than mums to the messages in their cards, and the best thing to tug at his heart strings is simply to tell him that he’s your number one.

This Father’s Day if you don’t want to combine World Gin Day as I have then you could always take advantage of one of the great drink deals at The Co-operative. A favourite that I spotted is a bottle of 12 year old single malt Glenlivet as just £22, or if something simple is more to his taste then check out the beers such as 12 bottles of Budweiser for just £7.50. All the deals are detailed on this link.

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