Father’s Day

May 27th 2014
By: Jon

Father’s Day was introduced in America and adopted by many other countries in the early twentieth century. It was brought in to complement Mother’s Day and celebrate fatherhood and male parenting. 
This year it’s celebrated on Sunday 15th June, and dads up and down the country will be given cards and presents from their children.  With online shopping and next day delivery available, standard ties and socks for presents are a thing of the past.  Hobbies and spare time spent on activities like keeping fit, give us even more choice when it comes to buying presents – there are all sorts of gadgets that are available for the active dad – tracking calories burned, miles run or cycled and they can be tiny and unobtrusive, fitting into a trainer or bigger and strapped onto an arm.
Barbeques still remain in the ‘dad’ domain and there are always new and exciting accessories for the keen cook – why not enhance your meat with a wood smoked flavour – a woodchip smoker box is around £15 and you can add your preferred wood chips, place it on the barbeque and really enjoy a new flavour.
For the more energetic dads amongst us, the day sees the British Heart Foundation’s London to Brighton Bike Ride take place.
Starting at Clapham Common, the 54 mile route goes past both our Mitcham and Carshalton Beeches offices and finishes in Brighton – why not show your support for the riders taking part and raising money for the charity which helps thousands of people every year.