When I was a child I can only recall seeing my father weep once.
I had come home from school and he was sat in the living room with tears streaming down his face.
My mum worked during the day and my dad worked in the evenings so there was always someone at home.
As both my brother and mother were not in the house I immediately began to fear the worst.
I stood in the silent doorway with a feeling of dread.
He still couldn't speak.
I looked at the television set in the corner of the room where pictures were flickering and the credits were rolling on a daytime television programme.
It was Little House On The Prarie.
And yes, that was what had made him cry.
When I saw this yellow Noa Noa dress for sale in TK Maxx last week I immediately thought of that moment.
This is a dress that Laura would have worn.
The sturdy cotton and its easy style would mean that after walking four miles to school and coming home to do the chores, the dress would still look great for playing in the fields before sunset.
It is a little too much on its own which is why I have layered it under this plain grey dress.
Oh and its freezing today so two dresses are always better than one during the winter months.
I am thinking of buying the Little House On The Prarie boxset for him for Christmas - that's if there is such a thing.
Yellow Dress - Noa Noa
Grey Dress - Dorothy Perkins
Boots - Clarks