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Celebrating our Dads for Father’s Day

For Father's Day this year, the T&W staff dive into old photos and share their dads' favourite dad jokes. 

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Nigel, Dad of Rubi, Email Campaign Coordinator

Earliest memory of Dad

Once a week, before Dad took me to daycare, we'd sneak off to Maccas and share a Big Breakfast and then go to the park and play on the swings.

Dad's best dad joke

If I'd say, "Dad I'm hungry", he'd respond, "Hi Hungry, I'm Nigel". 

Home for Dad is…

Sitting on the deck with a cold beer and the BBQ on (lamb chops or steak), listening to Mumford & Sons or David Gray.

Dad's fave T&W purchase

The 3m Sawyer Cantilever Umbrella, the perfect accessory for relaxing on his deck without getting too hot in the sun.

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John, Dad of Grant, Customer Care Operations Manager

Earliest memory of Dad

Teaching me how to swim and play cricket (I was always Greg Chappell) on family holidays to Tuncurry. We'd go twice a year and I was always devastated to leave.

Dad's best dad joke

"You like to hear a joke? I'm looking at one!", meaning me.

Home for Dad is…

Being in his comfy apartment in Sydney.

Dad's fave T&W purchase

A reclining armchair.

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Carlos, Dad of Isabel, People & Culture Consultant

Earliest memory of Dad

Dad worked 12-hour night shifts for most of my childhood. I remember the car rolling into the driveway at 7:30 in the morning and seeing him walk through the door. He would sit and watch Agro's Cartoon Connection or played Atari with my brother and I till he fell asleep. 

Dad's best dad joke

I remember repeating one of his jokes when I was in year 5. Apparently, it was inappropriate so better keep this one to myself!

Home for Dad is…

Before calling Sydney home, Dad was born and lived in Concepción, Chile. 

Dad's fave T&W purchase

He loves his Pebble Beach Wall Art Triptych with Clock - although it's been 11am since 2020. Time to change the battery, Dad!

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Dennis, Dad of Terry, Technical Campaign Producer

Earliest memory of Dad

To cheer me up when I got my tonsils out, Dad bought me my favourite food... chicken (with the skin on). Little did he know, because he doesn't speak English well, that I was not meant to eat solids, so I ended up having to go back to hospital because my throat started bleeding. Oh the joy.

Dad's best dad joke

Asian dads don't crack jokes, well, at least not funny ones according to my mum because he just gets yelled at after!

Home for Dad is…

Home is where his family is. As long as we're together, that's home for him.

Dad's fave T&W purchase

Our outdoor dining set for our family meals in the backyard. 

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Dean, Dad of Emma, Designer

Earliest memory of Dad

Going to the local shops' bakery and getting neenish tarts together - our favourite! Or just working at the pharmacy he owned with Mum.

Dad's best dad joke

He was impartial to the classic "Pull my finger".

Home for Dad is…

Being with family, watching a Sydney FC game with a packet of Allen's Snakes Alive lollies!

Dad's fave T&W purchase

This has to be his Stad Glass Top Coffee Table, the perfect home for snacks when we're spending family time in the living room.

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Sam, Dad of Jess, Import Buyer

Earliest memory of Dad

Dad worked across the road from the childcare where I went, and every day, he'd come and have lunch with me. I remember being so sad every time he left.

Dad's best dad joke

"I made it!" Anything that was good, he claimed he made it. That great movie, table, book, car, McDonald's chicken nuggets, "Oh I made that."

Home for Dad is...

Me at home on the weekend, cooking lunch together, drinking $5 bottles of wine, eating persimmons and figs, and watching sci-fi movies.

Dad's fave T&W purchase

The Otis Side Table. He loves that it hangs over the arm of the sofa and is perfect for storing his many remote controls. He still tells people he made it!

Wishing all fathers, grandfathers and 'father figures' out there a very Happy Father's Day!

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