There was a young man on Twitter
For whose ideas he needed a 'Sitter'
Try as he might, there wasn't a bite,
So I said 'Give it here mate,- I think they're great.
It's only me, so there won't be a fee,
People will love your Price Guarantee!'
And it's for Mother's Day...
The young man, James, from buyagift.co.uk was touting on Twitter for someone to host his Mother's Day 'Unusual Places to take Mum this Mother's Day.' It wasn't proving popular, but I've checked his site out before and been quietly impressed. Apart from offering the simply awesome line 'If you find the same product cheaper online within 14 days then we'll refund you 150% of the price difference!' -
I fancy a Segway Experience one day, ( a ride on an oversized vertical scooter). It looks amazing!
And who wouldn't fancy a Helicopter ride over some serene countryside?
My Shitty Ex-Husband, sure as eggs is eggs, isn't going to provide any suggestions to the boys for Mother's Day for me and even when I was married to him, it was always better to order my own presents. It's the sort of thing that works for a lot of women. It will be my first Mother's Day with my boyfriend in tow. What's he expected to do? It's not really his place to sort something, is it?
For a start, when perusing this lovely list from James, he was scrolling downwards towards the Glamping trips (Glamorous Camping - Ugh!), while I was trying to scroll back upwards to the really decently priced Hotel Breaks. He was using the mouse, I was on the keyboard. We didn't get very far!
And if you don't want to go far and fancy something more civilized than indoor sky-diving, perhaps for your own mum, James has come up with a range of picturesque locations for tea for two.
Seeing as it is supposedly a family affair though, I think we'll go (because it's probably down to me!) for one of his British Heritage days out.
What do you think? Do you have to organize your own treats for Mother's Day or are you lucky / organized enough to be utterly spoilt? Is it an occasion in your house, or is the focus more on your own Mum(s) for it?
When Kate Takes 5 wrote about doing / not doing Valentine's Day, I found the responses surprising. If your own unit has broken down, it's easy to be envious of the imaginary perfect world others might inhabit, when, in reality, things can be just as tricky or awkward for them.
Mother's Day could easily slip by here, with cards from my sons' school and playgroup probably being the best they could muster at such a young age. Should my (live -in) boyfriend pull out all the stops to make it a special occasion?
I am at the age I am grateful to eventually be a Mum at all! Is that enough for you?
If it isn't - and, as yet, I remain undecided on what to do, if anything- and you want adventure or something more conventional, at least James has put some thought into it. Trusting that you can get hold of the keyboard / mouse alone (and bearing in mind that sexy price guarantee) - at least you can make it whatever you want it to be i.e. Yours!
Mother's Day is 18th March. Bring it on!
|A Segway Rally!|
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