I count myself as one of the very lucky ones. I have a Mum who I get on with and I adore, she only lives about 50 miles away from me but that is about 48 miles too many. How I would love to have her just round the corner so we could go out together and my parents could spend more time with my children as I know they would love to.
My Mum and I are quite different on the surface, she is dark, I am blond. She is slim, I am not and then you look below the surface and you see that we both adore our families, we love to shop, we care about how others are and we like to help people. There are a lot of similarities and I am pleased to have taken many good traits from my Mum. Here we are together in 2008 at a family wedding.
In the main I find my Mum incredibly easy to buy for as she is really easily pleased. I know the things that she likes and we have similar taste on many things. In years gone by I have bought my Mum ornaments that she collects such as dogs, David Winter cottages and Lladro figurines. I have also introduced her to some more modern collectables such as the Willow Tree collectable angels and Spaceform glass paperweights.
There have been many times in recent years when we have used Mothers Day as a nice excuse to spend some time together without my children, going to the theatre or out for a meal and in my pre-children times we even had a spa weekend away together. But this year, I am a bit stuck and I need some help. We went to the theatre together in January as Mums Christmas present so we cannot get another day together and I can't think of anything to buy that Mum might like. I suppose we could go out for a meal but due to logistics of where we live and work that would mean taking all the kids and that does not really have the same appeal.
Mum did have a nice early gift in the form of a Flowercard which arrived with her yesterday, as a review item. I had not heard of flowercards before being contacted about this review to be honest but it is a good concept, fresh flowers but in a compact form. I imagine these cards would be superb for someone who was in hospital, far less cumbersome than a traditional bouquet.
Disclaimer: The flowercard was sent to my Mum free of charge for the purposes of this review. The opinions expressed here are those of my family and we remain honest.