My father was a great influence in my life and I loved how gentle and kind he was. He was a true gentleman and he always took pleasure in the simple things in life. I always admired his love for wildlife, birds and butterflies. He was very knowledgeable and he was a great photographer. After he died I have great pleasure looking through his slide collections. He had been born in South Africa to British parents but went back there in his early twenties to both South Africa and Nigeria. He look some fabulous photos of his life there and also the animals around him. He used proper 35mm film in those days, I was amazed at how clear and colourful the photos were. I have never visited Africa but I always remember the bedtime stories he told us of his African adventures when I was a little girl. The African Father design is a tribute to my father.