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Father's Day - An Interview with Jon

Father’s Day
is one of the odd days in the calendar, as it took rather a long time to be established. Inspired by Mother’s Day, many believed for a long time that there should be a similar day honouring Fathers for their part in the family, but the day has no widespread history or traditions, with most families preferring to spend it in their own way. Father’s Day now falls on the 3rd Sunday in June, so with two weeks to go, we sat down with Jon Holloway to ask him how he likes to spend Father’s Day, what his ideal gifts would be, and what makes the day special.

Father's Day Interview with Jon Holloway

Every Dad has their own idea of how they’d like to spend the day dedicated to them - how do you like to celebrate Father’s Day?

For me, the most important thing about Father’s Day is that it’s a day to come together and spend time with my family. It’s also one of the few days a year when I get to really put my feet up and no one expects me to do anything! It’s nice to take a day off where I can really relax without feeling guilty.

What is your dream Father’s Day Present?

I think all Dads hate this question! It’s so hard to think of things, especially when you hate clutter, as I do. I think a good safe bet is a barbecue – it’s great fun to take charge, and who doesn’t love a good barbecue in Summer? Another thing I appreciate is having what I call a “man-cave”, a space where you can really work or relax without distractions. I’m currently working on my garage; the idea is to have the dream storage space, with an oak frame, so I can keep all the bits and pieces in order next to my motorcycle without cluttering up the place. I think everyone should have a cave, whether it’s for reading, cooking, crafting or gardening; find his favourite place and think of something he needs for it, and I’m sure you’ll find that he appreciates the thought. Clocks and useful boxes are a must in the man-cave, but most important of all is a mini-fridge for foraging and a well-deserved chilled drink when you’ve finished working!

What makes Father’s Day important for you?

Being a Father is all about family, so the only important thing for me is spending time with them, and making sure we know how much we mean to each other. Whether that involves having dinner together, giving and receiving presents, or enjoying a day off, it’s wonderful to express that, and Father’s Day is a great excuse!

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