1st June 2017

It has been said that “Mothers are the back bone of the family”, but what about Dads too?

To celebrate Father’s Day, British lifestyle blogger, Lauren Shepherd along with her lovely family share with the Joules Journal how they celebrate the day together!

Here’s what they had to say…

lifestyle and family blogger lauren shepard takes her family on a picnic to celebrate father's day

I know that I would be completely lost without the love and support of my partner Colin. As well as working full time, he helps me raise our boys, cooks, cleans and most importantly he takes 80% of my Instagram pictures. As I said, I’d be lost without him!!

family and lifestyle blogger celebrates father's day

Jokes aside, he really is a wonderful dad, and partner, and I probably don’t tell him that often enough. So when one of our favorite brands Joules Clothing asked us to share what makes the perfect Father’s Day, we jumped at the chance.

father and sons celebrate father's day opening presents in the morning

For us, one of the rules about ‘special days’ is that you have to be the last one out of bed in the morning. After a long lie in (that’s 8am in ‘Parent World’) we surprised Daddy with coffee and biscuits in bed. Well, if you can’t eat biscuits for breakfast on Father’s Day, when can you?

These adorable personalized cookies are from THE KITCS-HEN. Of course Colin had to share them with Ollie too.

personalised father's day biscuits and galley grade mugs
personalised father's day biscuits and galley grade mugs

Ollie was so excited to help open the gifts, tearing through the brown paper and ribbon. These Shirts are the best cut and fit, Colin has them in every colour now. We also treated him to this blue check number in a slightly slimmer fit. A new wallet in the softest tan British Leather, this one is a beauty.

father and son open father's day gifts together

It’s a cliché, but all the men I know genuinely look forward to fresh pants and socks on Father’s Day. Joules does the cutest colour combinations, and as always the most gorgeous quality and fit, staying soft wash after wash.

father's day gift ideas including shirts, socks and a leather tan wallet

While the boys got dressed for a day outdoors I prepared a picnic brunch of “Daddy’s Favorite Bacon Rolls” and Bucks Fizz.

british picnic sandwich

Bacon Rolls are a big deal in our house. Colin’s dad makes the very best ones, and we’re forever trying to make them as perfectly. Colin gave me an 8/10 for this attempt. More ketchup next time!

You never can guarantee picnic weather in the British summer, but a rainy June day didn’t spoil our picnic. We dressed up in our colourful Joules Raincoats and Wellies and headed to one of our favourite picnic spots.

lifestyle and family blogger enjoys father's day with her son
father and son play together on father's day

Even on a rainy day, we just love the countryside this time of year. Eating alfresco always feels a bit special and Ollie is entertained running around exploring in the fresh air.

Becoming a parent really does make you realize that the simple things are sometimes the very best things. For the Daddy in this house, a stress-free-bacon-roll-picnic with the ones he loves is just as good as a fancy restaurant, any day!

The rain stayed away while we enjoyed our simple brunch and a little fizz in the great outdoors.

father and sons together on father's day

Thank you Joules for giving us the perfect excuse to have two Fathers Day’s this year!

How will you be spoiling your Super-Dads this year?

1 Comment

  • Kathryn Oliphant

    05.06.2017 at 17:37 Reply

    How lovely! I love the simplicity of this day, and such beautiful colours in the photographs. Totally agree with the quality of Joules clothing…wash after wash they remain as gorgeous as the day they were purchased! Happy Father’s Day Colin!

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