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Father to book a ‘Shortt’ World Record for daughter

Kristian and his young daughter Abbi Leila

Kristian and his young daughter Abbi Leila

A DONEGAL man who has left drugs behind in favour of a career as a musician is hoping to get his name included in the Guinness Book of World records.

Kristian Capulet Shortt (34) has been chronicling the life of his young daughter Abbi Leila (3) in a colossal memory/story book since her birth.

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It’s 700 pages long and weighs almost 10 kilos.

“I’ve been writing about my daughter on A4 note-books from the moment she was born.

“It chronicles many trips we have taken together, including a recent trip spanning 160 pages as we travelled through Portugal, Tunisia, Italy, through the Alps by train and Austria and then Germany, including camping at the famous Oktoberfest. She has been to ten different countries now at three years old and each is documented in the book. And loads more…,” he said.

“When its finished, it will be 2,000 pages long with music CDs and videos of her but I’m told it’s already well on its way to becoming a Guinness World Record. The biggest book ever written was by Mahatma Ghandi,” he added.

Kristian plans is bury the book in a time capsule on Abbi’s eighth birthday and dig it up again on her 18th birthday at which time he will hand her her childhood and the world record!

“I think that’s a nice idea for the book. Also, I think that with this book, most of her childhood will be remembered for the rest of her life and that’s such a valuable thing as we all know.

“Children need to be appreciated and treated well because they are the future, so hopefully this will help inspire many parents to do the same. Unfortunately, we live in a world where many children are so under appreciated and sometimes slaughtered and killed because of the failings of many grown men and woman, especially in power,” he said.

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Rapper Kristian is the son of former Point Inn night club owner, Frank Shortt, who was wrongly jailed for three years in 1995. Today he works as an anti-drugs campaigner while he’s also trying to make his breakthrough as a musician.

“I have an A&R (talent scout) currently working with me on an Electronic Press Kit which she will then use to represent me to labels with the hope of a signing, so fingers crossed. It’s not an easy industry at all and takes a lot of work but I’m still pushing on in the shadows,” he said.

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