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So, he’s back and under a different guise. When he came to England last time he wanted to be known as the ‘Special One’. After three years in Spain he has returned and wants to be known as the ‘Happy One’! Somehow, as the ‘Special One’ Mourhino seemed to smile more.

This weekend just passed, certain ones among you will have celebrated the ‘Special One’ in your own family namely, ‘Dad’ via that miracle of marketing called ‘Father’s Day’!

Here in the ‘sympathische stadt on the Great Ouse’ known as Ely, several of our business friends marked the event in their own special way.

Those canny wee rascals at Lancaster Lodgehave been busy creating their very own Father’s Day cards in anticipation of the big event. Lots of bright coloured paint and a range of brushes at the ready signalled the start of the event. What’s nicer than a pair of cartoon socks for ‘dad’ than a cartoon of ‘dad’ himself drawn and created by his very own loved one?

Meanwhile up on the Market Square those very nice people at Tindalls have been tempting the masses to their store with a fantastic selection of writing implements for all those fathers with an artistic inclination. Those dads with a yearning to be the next Andy Warhol or imagine themselves in the Ferrari pit on Grand Prix day can fulfil their dreams with these inexpensive, quality pens from Sheaffer. Write on dad..................................!

If your tastes are even more on the creative side then pop along to Sew Much to Do who will introduce you to Monstrous Maurice a Neolithic felt based creation which, your own darling little monsters can make for dad. Said ‘Maurice’ is one of many characters in the Gilliangladrag Feltmaking Kits available in store now!

Our friend David Clark provided us this week with a photo of the former RAF hospital building based in Ely which was the starting point for many a new father (and mother of course, maintaining political correctness in this austere age). Famous names to pop out of this esteemed medical establishment include the actors Guy Pearce and Simon MacCorkindale, as well as Sir Clive Woodward the victorious England rugby team manager in 2003.

Finally in days of future passed, we heard this week from Nic Pollington Senior Partner at Price Bailey that his son has recently joined the firm on their graduate training scheme. Let’s hope he gives a good account of himself!