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MotownGal Report 30 Mar 2014 18:40

I've just re-read this thread, and Hayley the scrapbook sounds lovely. When my two left the nest, I gave them a small album each with a selection of their baby photos and memorable birthdays etc. picked from MY albums. They were well chuffed.

Happy Mothers Day to all Mums. And I miss my own just as much as I did when she passed away 10 years ago................4 days after Mothers Day.


Merlin Report 30 Mar 2014 14:22

With all the Commercialism and Sentiment around on this day, I wonder its not called "Smothering Sunday" :-D On a personal note, I,m with Sharron.**M**.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 30 Mar 2014 14:20

Oh dear GL :-|

I was well chuffed MG.......... even though I cringed at the photo of me drunk that my child had actually seen and heard me :-( but that the hell ................she thought it ws funny.

they got me cards as well which are lovely and a voucher for a ped and manicure which are always welcomed but I just wanted the scrapboook MG I am so glad they didnt get me flowers Itsmytelly sent his mum some after a few hard glares and threats of " you wont always have her you know and then you'll be sorry" :-D

Yer see my point Dawny :-|


Dawnieher3headaches Report 30 Mar 2014 14:15

well I got a bunch of homemade flowers from Tiddler (they are sat by my bed) the homemade card has nothing on front and as for what shes written inside well lets say its not a loving message but I shall save it to show her in years to come. Nath got back from town yesterday and said to his dad yu can stop moaning at me now have bought her a card he wasnt impressed when hubby asked him if he had got me a birthday card as well as thats next weekend apparently the language wasnt too good and the only words hes written in card is To mum, and Nathan no kisses or love nathan . Tiddler couldnt be bothered to get me breakfast in bed but asked her dad to cook her sausgages for her breakfast in bed. Revenge will be mine. Did get an early morning text from Lissy saying happy Mothers day and that she loved me and her and her fianace are coming for dinner later so will get to see all of them although the younger two have had a lovely full on fight this morning so really havent got the idea of Mothers Day.

Instead of being nice to my lot am being nice to my mum who rang this morning thanking me for card and asking if I knew how to look for someone that was at her wedding as its their golden wedding this summer and they are having a party and would like as many as possible that were there to go. So have spent the last few hours trying to piece together the family so can see if can find her and have just left a message on here for who I hope is her niece fingers crossed I can give my mum a nice mothers day pressie


GlasgowLass Report 30 Mar 2014 13:11

I laughed at my eldest daughter....
She really gets on with her boyfriend's mum, bought her a lovely card and gift and asked her BF to write out the card.

He did as was asked and handed it back.
He wrote his sentiment..........on behalf of himself and.... his brother!

My daughter was lost for words!


MotownGal Report 30 Mar 2014 12:55

My son always buys me a Funny Card, but what he writes inside always makes we cry!

He bought me flowers, choccies too, and something is coming in the post.

However, as a former florist, I can only say, save your money. If you knew the mark-up on flowers for Mothers Day and St Valentines Day, it would make your eyes water!!!!


ButtercupFields Report 30 Mar 2014 12:53

Well I AM surprised, Hayley :-D :-D <3 <3

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 30 Mar 2014 12:43

Thank you Mersey <3

BC how lovely ,funny enough my DIL didnt send me one ;-) lolololololol


ButtercupFields Report 30 Mar 2014 12:29

That is lovely, Hayley :-) I am always touched when my son remembers to post his card on time but this year my daughter in law also sent me a card with the words.. 'To My Amazing Mother in Law...with all my love'. I was chuffed :-D <3


Mersey Report 30 Mar 2014 12:13

Beautiful Hayley....such a lovely idea... <3

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 30 Mar 2014 12:11

******* Another nudge ******

This morning I have been handed a beauiful hand made scrap book tied with ribbon with old photos and their memories, I think my daughter has done the most of it but the boys have contributed which was a shock, ok they dont seem to have grasp the concept for instance they have put a photo in and more interested that a old ford escort is in the back ground but they made the effort. I will treasure it forever.

:-D :-D :-D

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Mar 2014 11:34

Slightly off subject. Hubby and my birthdays are only 9 days apart

Many moons ago we decided it was like buying yourself a pressure to swop gifts and and as money was tight it wasn't practical.
Hubby now does get flowers for me and we go out to dinner to celebrate our joint birthdays .

He is 80 next week and he has told everyone he doesn't want any presents . The family though are taking us out to Sunday Lunch on the 16th as they want to celebrate his 80th

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 7 Mar 2014 08:09

Paula <3

Just a tad Wisechild, as I said for me it was when they proudly handed over their handmade cards.........................or one year when my daughter was about 2 or 3 one saturday evening went on and on about having cake after tea, when I asked why she repiled to share your love with your sons and daughter she had obviously been out with her dad to buy my mothersday present. :-D


wisechild Report 7 Mar 2014 07:50

I think the origin of Mothering Sunday was way back, when children left home & went into service at a very young age.
Their employers would give them the whole Sunday off so that they could get home to see their mothers, usually carrying a bunch of wild flowers they had picked on the journey.
Change a bit, hasn´t it??


Paula+ Report 7 Mar 2014 07:17

I wish my dear Mother was still here, make the most of the time you have together.
I miss her every day

<3 <3

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 7 Mar 2014 06:52

I think the white lips concept was what Itsmytelly had in mind and the tears will be me in total denile :-D


maggiewinchester Report 7 Mar 2014 00:16

Lovely idea Hayley - especially for future generations, but I daren't suggest anything like that.
Since having grandchildren, things have come to light....... :-|

Grandchildren were playing my daughter up - she pointed to her mouth and said 'white lips'.
I asked what that meant - she replied 'When you were getting annoyed the edge of your lips went white :-S
This led to the discussion between my daughters of my 'peculiarities'.
Apparently, another sign they were really getting on my whick was my eyes - they moved sideways rapidly. They'd deliberately wind me up, just to see this phenomenon.
The idea of my foibles being in a scrap book for future generations isn't a pleasant prospect.

Ah well, at least they can't say they didn't get a fair warning that I was about to erupt!!


~Lynda~ Report 6 Mar 2014 22:50

I'm with itsmytelly, if they do it, ask them for a box of kleenex to go with it :-D

Lovely idea though :-D

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 6 Mar 2014 22:45

******* Just gave this a nudge*****

Because ................... Once again we have had for the past 2 weeks, what date is is mother day and want do you want? I have said for 2 weeks nothing not even a card. ............and it ant sinking in

I have come up with a cunning plan I have asked that the 3 of them together make a scrap book and add their Mum memoires :-D

Itsmytelly thinks it will end in tears ;-)

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 6 Mar 2013 21:35

Simnel cake you mean Easter cake? ( Just had to google) my Aunt used to make it at Easter or for Easter as I remember I never liked it but I dont like mazipan or fruit cake, we used to visit our Aunt my Mum's only sister who was 14yrs older than mum, she had no children and when we used to visit her house smelt of fresh baked bread and ginger cake, she used to make me apple juice as well, her house was spotless ( I think she had a bit of OCD) even to this day when I smell or taste ginger cake or apple juice I always think of my Aunt, at Christmas and Easter she used to give us a piece of cake to take home Mum used to elbow me as a reminder to just accept the cake, so she could have it of course. :-D :-D