May the fourth be with you!
Dear mummy, I know how much daddy loves STAR WARS I though it would be nice to do a post just for him. In his honour.
My daddy’s obsession started when he was just a kid he loved watching all the STAR WARS films and playing with the great 1980’s toys. Growing up in the 80’s was a fab time to be a kid. Great films, great cartoons, great toys and you could roam the streets with make believe lightsabers made of sticks and not get done for ASB. My mummy on the other hand was raised up watching STAR TREK with her daddy (one of my grandfathers – who I never had the pleasure of meeting) and watched it religiously.
When my daddy grew up ….*when*!?! Pah! He had a job which could fund his STAR WARS obsession, he bought full scale lightsabers, an authentic Obi Wan Kenobi costume and DVDs of his favourite films. My mummy has recently bought him tickets to STAR WARS Celebration in London 2016.
You see my mummy thinks he looks a little like Ewan Mcgregor, Obi Wan Kenobi in Episode 3. He’s grown a beard and has the same hair colour and bought the clothes and props. You may ask why is he doing all this? Well, he’d like to join Rebel Legion, associated UK Garrison, a troop of costumed volunteers who attend events all in the aid of charity. They give up there free time to bring joy and happiness to children and adults alike and regulary attend events for Naomi House, Starlight, Cancer charities and Children’s charities.
We’ve seen them in action at Winchester Science Centre, Highclere Castle and in Festival Place, Basingstoke, helping to raise money and raise the profile of local charities. It sound like a great hobby to get involved with, satisfying your urge to dress up and have some form of escapism from the mundane week and bring happiness to others. STAR WARS makes my daddy happy.
My mummy thinks it’s a great idea. So here’s my daddy in action – cool eh? We hope UK Garrison can give him a spot on their books.
The dilemma is…will I be a STAR WARS fan or a Trekkie, maybe I’ll like both!?!
Love Bella x