Happy 80th Birthday Dad…

My father Michael Garnett turned 80 last Friday. An absolute legend, my father has been my best friend through thick and thin. Devoted husband, father of five,respected Engineer,sage advisor,amazing provider,self-taught cattle rancher, sports car,Leica Camera and book collector,fly fisher extraordinaire ….a true man amongst men. Check him out ;

His first car....

His first car....

With my mum on the beach in Europe circa 1954-same year my mum did the cover of Vanity Fair magasine

With my mum on the beach in Europe circa 1954-same year my mum did the cover of Vanity Fair magasine

"oh god....what have I done ? 5 kids, 5 sets of teeth and 5 private schools"...hence the long face ;-)

"oh god....what have I done ? 5 kids, 5 sets of teeth and 5 private schools"...hence the long face 😉

His nickname ? "Basil" as in.....Fawlty.

His nickname ? "Basil" as in.....Fawlty.

Dad and I.Arctic Circle, Alaska.2002.Fly fishing trip of a lifetime...

Dad and I.Arctic Circle, Alaska.2002.Fly fishing trip of a lifetime...

On his Lamborghini Tractor

On his Lamborghini Tractor

Shooting out a perfect loop in NZ

Shooting out a perfect loop in NZ

His cake

His cake

Sorry I couldn't be there Dad but it was great to talk to you the other day !

Sorry I couldn't be there Dad but it was great to talk to you the other day !

Michael Walter Garnett

Born 28.08.1929

Currently sitting on a beach with my mum in Thailand !

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One Response to Happy 80th Birthday Dad…

  1. Steve O says:

    Wow Justin…such a great tribute to your dad! The pictures really are worth a 1000 words. My dad is just 3 years younger and also a great man. We even smoked pot together once or twice back in the early 80’s if you can imagine that. Well I’m glad to hear you liked the cigar…I’ll certainly bring more next time around, hopefulyl in June or July. Until then, cheers mate!

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