Monday, January 3, 2011


Hi ladies....happy New Year...(actually glad it is ALL over & the TENNIS is on tv ad infinitum for the next few weeks!!~~ )...YEAH!!~~

Anyway, I am just being a tad self indulgent & paying tribute to my GORGEOUS/HANDSOME/WONDERFUL 87 yo dad...

He has had TWO x COMPLETE new knee operations this past year...
In hospital for 3 weeks each time..
Lost 2 stone (old language)..EACH TIME...

BUT he is back on board & has completed TWO summer swims in Victoria's beachside/bayside swims..

He completed the Angelsea swim on Tuesday just passed (1.5 kms)...& this sunday did the Point Lonsdale swim of 1.2 kms..

He has another swim this sunday...(not sure if the pier to pub)..BUT WHATEVER..~~~another BIG SWIM...

What an inspiration my dad is??..

87 yo...always the ELDEST competitor...

SWIMMING in the sea...struggling with the wind/tides etc...SHARKS????.

GO DAD....~~~

just shown photos of dad from his pilot air force days to him now in his "BUDGIE SMUGGLERS"~~~

(he hasn't changed that much??)....

xx andrea


Paint Me White said...

Andrea you dad is gorgeous. What a handsome man. Sandy

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hey Andrea....!

HAPPY NEW YEAR Lovey....!!

Your Dad IS an inspiration....If I'm HALF as fit as he is when I'm in my 80's I'll be one HAPPY camper....!!

....hahahahahaha....I THOUGHT you'd be happy about the tennis....!!

Have a GREAT week....!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

Stripes by the Seaside.. said...

He really is an amazing man..most of that age (my dad for example) are not much at doing anything at all so I think he is a legend. I went swimming the other day and was puffed after 100m so go your dad!!! Mel xx

Bayside Rose said...

What a striking young man. As they say Andrea, if you don't use it you lose it! I just hope I can remember that when I am his age. Go your Dad. He sounds amazing.

Happy New Year
Pam x

Fiona said...

Wow Andrea that is so impressive !! He looks so fit but of course he must be to do all of that swimming. Fantastic !

Fee X

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Andrea, he is so amazing. No wonder you are so proud of him -even if he does wear budgie smugglers!!LOL

Kerryanne English said...

A beautiful tribute to your amazing dad Andrea. He is surely an inspiration to all of us.
Happy New Year.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne