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My Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts

Homemade mother's day cardsYesterday was Mothering Sunday and my first Mother’s Day as a single parent.  Roo had been away the weekend with her dad and I was excited to have her back and my heart melted when I answered the door and there she stood in her new animal print skater dress for Tesco and red Dr Martens clutching flowers, a bag and her cards.

Her grin was wide and the words ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ burst from her lips and she couldn’t wait to get inside and show me what she had got.

I opened the cute card which she had written, and then turned to the gifts.  A beautiful bouquet of fragrant pink hyacinths in a vintage style tin basket smelt absolutely divine and she knows I love flowers.  Then there was also my gorgeous jewelled ‘Mum’ mug that I have proudly sipped coffee and tea from today.

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#CostaFoodFun Challenge

Costa Coffee Food FunI love coffee and like most mother’s am regularly powered throughout the day by caffeine.  I can often be found propping up the counter in my local Costa Coffee and I love the fact that sometimes on a Sunday when Roo comes back from her dad’s we will pop off into Lichfield and have a Costa Coffee treat together.

Costa-Coffee

It’s become a bit of ‘grown up’ girly time for Roo when we go to Costa.  She loves to have her little hot chocolate and choose one of their delicious and highly tempting cakes.  We catch up on what she’s done the weekend and what she’d like to do for the week ahead. It’s bonding time for us and it always tugs at my heart strings when we get this time together, she’s growing up so fast these days it’s scary.

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Mother Knows Best

ShopitizeIt’s a true saying and as a child one that annoys you when you’re own mother continually reminds you of this very fact. I love the fact that Disney cleverly bought this classic phrase to live in their hit movie Rapunzel and I love singing this song to Roo when we watch the film together.

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and never has there been a day more apt to utter the words ‘Mother Knows Best’ and it seems that what we know has a habit of rubbing off onto our daughters as Shopitize found out in a recent survey of Brits and how their mums had influenced their lives.

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Us Girls Love To Talk….

Sainsburys MobileUs girls love to talk and I am no exception….since becoming a mum I spend a LOT more time on the phone to my mum and she’s usually my ‘go-to’ woman when I need advice or a moan more so now than I was a teenager.

And it seems I am not alone in this with the average woman spending the equivalent of two months of her life chatting on the phone – to her mum, a study by Sainsburys Mobile revealed yesterday.

Researchers found that women make an average of three calls a week to their mum, with each conversation lasting just over 16 minutes.

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Sponsored Video: Live The Chelsea Dream with Samsung

Samsung Dream The Blues CampaignKids have dreams and for many of them it’s to meet a superstar; a pop star a sports star or someone who inspires them.  Growing up my dream was to meet Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.

I worshipped this man and when he appeared naked in the shower in The Sun I legged it to the newsagent to get a copy and the picture adorned my wall.  I wrote letters in French to the club and one day my dreams came true (or close enough) when I received back a signed cover of his autobiography.  This was like I had achieved the ultimate goal as a football mad teenager.

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