Thursday, 2 March 2017

Win Hotel Chocolat Mother Day Sleekster Ends 16/03

If you have been following my blog over the last five years you may have realised that I am a big fan of Hotel Chocolat. This luxury chocolate company produce some of the best chocolate out there, the flavours are inspired and they also help support cocoa growing communities in St Lucia and Ghana. 

Receiving a box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat is always a treat, the packaging is always beautiful, the tissue paper and bags are gorgeous and when ordering online you even get a little gift card. It's these small touches that really make a present. 

When choosing chocolates in my local shop in Cardiff, I find it so hard to decide. Do I buy one of the thick delicious slabs, encrusted with cookies, shortcake or brownies or do I go for a selection of little dessert chocolates known as the Patisserie chocolates? Decisions decisions!

Now for Mother's Day, the selection this year is immense. Some of my favourites are below.
The Mother's Day Sleekster £22.50


The Mother's Day H Box £12.50
The Mother's Day pocket selection £8

Today I am teaming up with Hotel Chocolat to give away a Mother's Day Sleekster worth £22.50. To enter I want to know your favourite mum moment. It can be a funny moment, it can be a sentimental moment, it can be a touching moment, it can be an embarrassing moment, it can be something that sums up your mum and all she does for you.  One of those moments where you go, 'That's my mum!'. It can be a moment that you have had being a mum.

My proudest moment as a mum was when my son Jake was 16 and he was awarded a trophy in school for the highest score at art at GCSE. My mum moment was the moment that tears started streaming down my face when he went up on stage to collect his award. I was so so proud.



Me and Jake my darling boy

I was even prouder because when he was a little boy I was told by the teacher in nursery teacher that he would never attend mainstream education. The reason? He was very active, didn't talk a lot, and had some speech difficulties, he would shout out on the carpet and not put his hand up. He would get frustrated easily as he couldn't verbalise his thoughts. I immediately thought that was ridiculous! I knew he was a bright boy, after all, he could do a puzzle in no time, his art was amazing, he was showing his intelligence in so many other ways.

So I took him out of the nursery and put him in a playgroup that was much less structured. There he thrived and over time his speech and behaviour improved. 

He went to a normal primary school and at 16 received 9 GCSES and IT qualifications and at 18 we were all over the moon when he was awarded 3 A levels with an A grade in art. He is now studying visual effects at university and wants to work on big Hollywood films. He makes me so proud, I'm actually welling up here!

Anyway, to enter this competition tell me your mum moment, as I said it can be funny, sentimental or anything in between, and remember go with your mum instincts, your child can do so much more than sometimes people give them credit for. Good luck! 

Hotel Chocolat Mothers Day Giveaway
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  1. My mam was there beside me when I delivered my youngest daughter by c-section!

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  2. Mum has helped me through lots of chronic health problems all through my life :) x

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  3. Would gift this to my mum,for always being my best mate x

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  4. When we both pronounce things in a really odd way - no one else says it like that! It makes us laugh in hysterics! Holly

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  5. perfect for my mum she loves chocolate

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  6. My Mum will be 102 in July and is still the cornerstone of the family, giving out great advice.

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  7. Spending the morning together last year looking around Highgrove Gardens and lunch afterwards. Love spending time with my mum.

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  8. My mum was there when I gave birth to my son. It was really special seeing her with her first grandchild.

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  9. Well she's a cleaning fanatic I once went to and paint the ceiling for her and the paint was dripping off it she had only polished it!

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  10. My mum has always supported me and looked after me through the rough times , shes amazing

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  11. I remember when my mum used to read us the magic faraway tree every night.

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  12. My Mum is the least selfish person I know... be careful admiring something of hers as she will try to give it to you to go home with!

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  13. My mum will do anything for anyone, so generous with her time.

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  14. my mum was as mad as a hatter for her 40th birthday it wasnt her friends she celebrated with it was mine

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  15. My mum doesn't live near us but she loves keeping in touch with her grandchildren by text and postcards whenever she travels

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  16. She sends funny videos to cheer me up on sad days.

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  17. i always used to enjoy my mum cutting my hair, it was kind of a bonding time together! if that makes any sense, used to take me back to being a child when she used to brush my hair x

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  18. My mum helps me out a lot with my daughter Sheriah 4 which I am very grateful for, we should all appreciate our mum because there not around forever ❤❤

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  19. My mum was very funny when she was younger and used to roll around on floor playing games with us when we were kids

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  20. Last year was the worst ever, i was very ill and in hospital, my mum helped my husband look after my kids and sorted everything out for me at home

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  21. My mum will be approaching 80 this year, I find her brilliant, both in mind and spirit and the fact that she still has a cheeky side to her, is very touching.

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  22. My mum is the best, she is strong and independent and always taught me to be confident! Thanks to her I managed to pursue my dream of studying university and getting job abroad.
    Now I have nice life and can look after her, not that she would admit she needs it! She is our Iron Lady in best sense of the word!

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  23. She never judges me and lets me bring up my children as i see fit, plus she's a great babysitter! lol

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  24. My mum randomly just gets up and dances about quite a lot, she never can sit still and it always makes me laugh!

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  25. She sends me new food to try when she finds something she thinks I won't have had before.

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  26. As a Mum to adult twins, I have had many proud moments! Seeing my son off to Uni and watching my daughter go off to her full time job in a hospital are just 2 of many! :)

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  27. My mum makes me laugh all the time,she's always saying the wrong word for things or putting things in the wrong places.I can't blame it on age,she's always been the same!

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  28. My mum is my best friend, we do everything together and we look after each other! ­čśÇ

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  29. My mum is the most loyal person I know! She is witty and a great baker I have learnt so many lovely recipes off of her and also manners which is always a great thing! :)

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  30. My Mum was widowed when she was young, and with a young family. Youngest had just recently started school. She had had a love of children, and concern for others from a young age :- I believe family philosophy, religion and / or culture was responsible for that philosophy. It made our lives more bearable, having happy social times whether it be at cinema, at home over a meal etc our friends and Mum's friends were always welcome. A true sense of Community. Would love that to be the way today, unfortunately too much change, closure of industries, businesses etc has meant some have moved due to seeking employment. Naturally we grow older and lose some people through death, but again that can be more bearable with family and friends nearby. Let's hope that people are once again valued for what they can give their family, friends and Community :- Genuine Caring, Support, a Sense of Security / Stability etc.

    I can recall my Mum taking me to choose a Christmas present for myself ( from Mum) one Christmas Eve. We both love shopping. I chose a Beautiful doll sitting on a high backed chair, which was a musical jewellery box. I treasured the gift for years. I will treasure the memory forever.

    Rachel Craig

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  31. When I am sad my Mum always knows the right thing to say. The saying Mum knows best is definitely right.

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  32. There are many times when I've felt things are hopeless, then a Mum hug comes along and fixes everything. On the other hand, there was the time she made me cry laughing when she thought that: A) The Pied Piper was real and B) He ended the plague by taking all the rats out of London!

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  33. My Mum taught me to ride a bike even though as child she never had one and can still to this day not ride a bike herself. I love how even though it was something she could not do herself she made sure as a child that I would not miss out on an important part of growing up :)

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  34. I find myself turning into my mum, saying things like 'Because I said so' but it came back to bite me when I said to my son, "I want you to tidy those toys up" and he replied, "I want doesn't get!" Boom.

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  35. My Mum was so funny, shes started getting more familiar with the internet and gadgets so she asked for a fitbit for her birthday as she wants to be healthier. She said it will help her to not eat sweets and crisps and things and she started talking about it will be good to keep track of what she eats. I looked a bit puzzled and asked her what she meant, she thought that when you ate something the fitbit automatically detected it and counted the calories, I couldnt stop laughing.

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  36. My mam is my best friend. As a single parent i couldnt manage without her. No matter what it is shes there.x

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  37. would love to give this to my mum for all she has done for me

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  38. I once accidentally gave my daughter a bill payment card to take to school thinking it was her payment card for camp. She brought it back at the end of the day saying the teacher said that she had better quickly give it back to mum. Very embarrassed for several weeks after.

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  39. My "mum moment" is when my (very unsporty) 8 year old came home with the "player of the day" trophy from his dodge ball after-school club... for the second time. Made me so happy to see him beaming with pride at his accomplishment.

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  40. My mum is 80 tomorrow and still runs around looking after everyone else.

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  41. I'm a mum, on some days I feel like I'm failing but then I get a kiss and a cuddle from my kids and I know I'm doing a good job :)

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  42. For my special aunty
    The World is much brighter with her smile

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  43. I still visit my Mum every Tuesday, I bring the kids up, she makes dinner and we have a good old chat over a cuppa tea x

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  44. being a mum is the hardest thing i have ever experienced having kids who have disabilities. All of it has been worthwhile though when you get the 'I Love You' and cuddles x

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  45. Lorraine Broll2 March 2017 at 19:24

    When I was small mum mum woke me up to tell me the ice cream van was here and gave me a cone! One of my favourite memories

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  46. the time she did the thriller dance at a party, half drunk hair in a banshee like manner and her facial expressions were hilarious

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  47. Being a mum is a hard job and i do feel like the worst mum in the world, I don't always deal with things in the right way because i am far to passionate about protecting my family however it was parents evening tonight and hearing that my son is brilliant in EVERY subject was an absolute delight to hear and means that despite everything he is a pretty amazing boy x

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  48. My Mum has been a rock throughout me and my sibling's lives, and now we are helping her out as she can't around very much!

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  49. Ann Marie Gould2 March 2017 at 20:58

    My mum was with me for the birth of my son, her first grandchild, sadly she is no longer with us :(

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  50. oh my gosh everyone share them,

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  51. Mum lives in Spain. Would love to see her more often. But when we do get to see her, it's always special. :-)

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  52. When my son was born & placed on me for skin to skin he peed on me. It was something that really made me laugh and still does when I think about it now. It made me realise that parenting was going to be a messy business but I would always be there for him no matter what.

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  53. My mum is my hero, she always tried to do her best to make us well mannered, well educated for what im grateful!

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  54. My mum is lovely and she's mine

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  55. my late Mother-in-Law was a wonderful lady, so kind and caring, I loved her very much and miss her greatly. She made awesome dinners and her puddings were fab. I have so many happy memories.

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  56. My mum has always put us kids first. She works so hard. And she's the best baker

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  57. my mum still buys me lucozade when i'm poorly - even though i'm nearly 34!

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  58. My mum made the best apple pie ever - great pastry

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  59. My mum is the best, she sends me food parcels even through I'm nearly 40, lovely thoughtful lady

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  60. My mom is quite loving, when things were bad, she always gave me a nice big hug and it always seemed to make things better x

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  61. my mum would do anything for her family

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  62. My mum is always there whenever for whatever. I honestly think she is super mum.

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  63. My mum shoes she loves me by phoning numerous times in the day, drives me up the wall sometimes but I know it's because she cares and wants to know what's happening in mine and my daughter's life

    PenoirB

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  64. I'd gift it to myself. Cos I'm addicted to Hotel chocolat

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  65. My Mum might be 91 and housebound but she still has an absolutely FILTHY sense of humour. She really makes me laugh!
    Jane

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  66. My Mum is a superstar!
    When I moved house with my autistic son, my Mum did not hesitate moving to a new area to be with me so she could support both my son and i.
    She left her home of 40 plus years, her friends and her neighbours to support us.
    I will never be able to repay her but it touches my heart everytime I think what she sacrificed for us xx

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  67. My mum has battled through many illnesses and she is my rock.

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  68. All my life my mam has been there for me loved me and was kind and generous.She is now 89 and not at all well. Mam I will promise not to use me teeth to break off sellotape from now on even though so far through the years I have taken no notice.

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  69. Never forget when I first saw my son he was the spitting image of his dad so much that the nurses joked there was no way he could blame the milkman

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  70. Mum & I walked part of the Camino de Santiago together.
    It was great to spend quality time together & it's the first time we've shared a room since I was a little girl.
    Plenty of laughs, walking, food & wine

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  71. After my transplant, my mum travelled up by train every day to visit me in hospital, even though she lived a long way away and it took hours each way

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  72. I have good memories of my mum although she passed very suddenly when i was young.She taught me to knit and sew and now i make things for my own family and it's all thanks to her.

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  73. My mum has helped me through all the ups and downs in my life. She is my rock.

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  74. I would come home and find the door slightly ajar and the first clue of a treasure hunt on the floor. It would take me all over the house with a chocolate treat at the end of it. I did love my Mum's treasure hunts!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  75. My Mum loves helping people, she has a real knack for cheering everyone up and can always be relied on no matter what the situation

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  76. When my son was little he bought me some Fairy liquid for my birthday because the tv adverts said it would make my hands soft.

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  77. My favourite "Mum moment" with my Mum has been seeing the joy in her face each time she held my two sons just after they were born. She is an AMAZING Grannie and my boys and I are so blessed to have her in our lives!

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  78. My youngest has ADHD & autism, he makes me proud every day as he battles through life. He has surpassed my expectations in so many ways, after being told he needed to attend an autistic school I fought to keep him in mainstream where he now has a 1 to 1, he's in top stream in comprehensive, but does keep the staff on their toes when he's having an off day and is acting the clown!

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  79. I remember my mum trying to make my favourite icecream, pistacho nut flavour because they stopped selling it in the shops.

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  80. I loved doing fancy dress outfits for my son when he was young but now he occasionally has to do them for work - and it's me who gets the job & I usually go around all the charity shops looking for outfits. I love it though!

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  81. I used to sit on my mum's legs/knees and she'd bounce me up and down, until she knocked my front tooth out as a child! It hurt at the time and my mum found it hard to forgive herself but now we laugh about it - good job it was only a baby tooth!

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  82. When I was a teenager I was due to go on my first holiday with a friend without my parents. My friend pulled out at the last minute so Mum came with me, we had the best time ever!

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  83. My mum is funny now as she always wants modern technology and drives me and my sons insane but it's so funny too we love her really

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  84. I have had epilepsy since I was 11, was born with congenital hip dislocation, have had depression a few times, now I've found out I've got PCOS, IBS and possibly endometriosis... My mum has been there for me through it all!

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  85. my mum is really clumsy and always doing really funny things. just last week she set fire to her dinner and whilst trying to take the oven try outsie she has singed most of her fringe. love my mum and im sorry she burnt her fringe but i though it was hilarious!

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  86. I gave birth to my son last September and seconds after giving birth I rang my Mum crying and she was crying. She was the first member of my family to meet my son just a couple of hours later too. It was a very emotional day.

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  87. My mum has a unique take on parenting. As she had me at a young age she has always been like a friend to me too.

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  88. I love my mum so much, we are in a choir together and have had loads of fun times, I love my daughter, she is my best friend, they are my soul mates x

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  89. my mum has always been on hand to help me and my family out, we all appreciate what she has done for us and she is not just a mum but a best friend too

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  90. would love to give these chocs to my mum for all the love she gives us

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  91. Always being there when things went wrong

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  92. my mum has helped us so much with our son, which has enabled us both to be able to work and have better things in life! x

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  93. I love all the small moments with my mum, just going out shopping, working on doing up the house together, just spending time with her

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  94. My mum fostered me out of a child's home for 9 years until they allowed her to adopt me - out of all her foster children I was the only one she adopted ! I love her firstly for that and secondly for being an amazing mum throughout my life

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  95. Sheila Shepheard4 March 2017 at 12:15

    My two teenage daughter often text each other with things I have said or done that make them laugh (or tear their hair out!) They call them MUM-ories!

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  96. always being there for a chat

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  97. i don't get on with my mum very well. we argue. i try but it's difficult

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  98. Loving the look on my mums face recently whilst doing aqua aerobics on holiday

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  99. My mum was my best friend, I could ask her anything and she would answer, she was generous and kind and would help anyone with money/advice/time etc. I'm thankful she was my mum, confidante, teacher and my friend and I will love and miss her always plus she loved chocolate :)

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  100. Mum is my best friend, we have so much in common, especially as I get older I become more and more like her. We go on holidays and days out together and speak on the phone at least twice a day. She is the world to me

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  101. My mum in law is very close to my heart. I let my home country to be with my husband when I was 20, so she is like a second mum to me. I never thought I would be able to have such a close relationship to someone who isn't my biological mum.

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  102. My Mum brought my brother and I up from the early 70's after my Dad died in an accident, but we never went without because she worked all hours to provide because there wasn't the support around like today...

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  103. I always remember my Mum killing me at a water park when I told her a slide was calm yet it dunked her under water!

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  104. My Mum has alwys believed in me when no others would. I would not be where I am in life without her. She is my rock.

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  105. My mum has taught me to love rain. I remember on holiday once not having an umbrella or raincoat so we just put plastic bags over our hair and went out for a walk along the coast! Came back soaked but it was one of the best days ever!

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  106. My mum sadly passed away 2 years ago she was so funny strong minded and an amazing mum to 6 children x

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  107. my mum is crazy, and she finally has time to look after herself and do all the things she wants to do, and I'm so happy for her!

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  108. The funniest thing my Mum ever did was when she accidentally dropped her roast potato into her wine glass on Christmas Day. It was the second year in a row she'd done it!

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  109. Just this morning my Mum got an email from Krispy Kreme to say she could choose a donut for free, of her choice, because it's her birthday this month. She was jumping up and down with excitement and her smile was so big!! I couldn't stop laughing so I'd love to see her reaction if this came through the post for her!!

    :)

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  110. My mum was once trying to remember the name of a song she was thinking of. Eventually she thought she'd remembered it and offered: "Johnny B Sloop" :)

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  111. My mum always makes me smile when she texts me about something completely random and daft :)

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  112. My mum didn't know about appropriate meal portion so she sent me on a school trip once with enough sandwiches to feed 6 children!

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  113. Bit random this one, but she worked in a boys school for years, and could tell a presons clothes size just by looking at them, shoes, collar size, trouser length etc, and she was never wrong. Veery useful for boyfriends presents etc

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  114. My proudest mum moment was when my eldest son flew to Glasgow by himself to help my mother in law come down to us for a visit.

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  115. My mum has turned into an amazing Grandmother, and has always been there to help me with my children.

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  116. she is always there for me rain or shine

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  117. My mum was there when i gave birth to my first child. This was very emotional and something that she will treasure forever. Im also due my third child this month and I'm hoping she will be there again :-)

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  118. My mum is my rock.
    She helped me when my daughter was stillborn and was a great support to me. I never thought i'd be in her shoes but i was when my brother was killed 4 years ago and i've had to watch my beautiful, strong mum.... become a shadow of her former self, i've done all i can to support her but i know it will never been enough but she knows that i love her with all my heart and would do anything to take her pain away.

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  119. I think being a mum is amazing. My eldest who is 2 has turned into a right little chatter box. Some of the things she says are just so funny yet cute. She is a proper mummy's girl at the moment and always she loves me

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  120. Just had a lovely holiday with my mum, she still looks after me like i'm a kid

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  121. I'm an older mum who works full time. Atll the other mummies at my daughter's school are younger, very glamourous and don't work. I was very touched when my daughter said to me 'You are the bestest mummy and I love you just the way you are, even when I have to go to after school club every night'
    I could have cried.

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  122. Well the other day my Mum was very busy with work and didn't have the time to cook her or my father a meal. As a new Mum myself and currently on maternity ;eave I offered to cook a lasagne for everybody for which she was extremely grateful. My Mum is a vegetarian and so I needed a single dish so that I could cook hers separately which I didn't have, so I took one from her kitchen cupboard. Later that day i took the lasagne's over to her house and she was in hysterics. When she was able to speak again she pointed out that I had actualy cooked her lasagne in her wall ornament...... not an oven dish. Oops :) Tasted lovely though haha

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  123. My mum is always there for me, hubby had very bad norovirus when I was due to come home with my first child and my mum travelled 100 miles to help me out the first night (with a cracked rib!) I would have been lost without her.

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  124. She always sends me a mothers day card to say thank you for being a great mum to her grandchildren

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  125. My Mum is the best, end of really!

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  126. I love travelling with my mum every Easter and summer. We have traveled together around Europe and always have a wonderful time.

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  127. My Mum is just amazing! We've been through the best and worst times together, and she never complains. She is beautiful, funny and kind. Not to mention how much of an awesome Nanny she is to my son! He just adores the very bones of her! Xoxo

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  128. One of my favourite moments with my mum is when she and my Nanna used to take me and my siblings to Bridlington for the day every Summer when we were little. We used to make a packed lunch, get on the train together, sit in the same corner on the beach, play, scream, build, splash, buy those small cans of pop from Woolworths and play in the play area for an hour while they went for a walk. It will always be one of my fondest memories.

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  129. My mum is literally my best friend. We had years living 200 miles apart when I moved away to "find myself", Only to meet a violent and abusive man who made my life hell. My mum has supported me constantly and helped me to get back home with my gorgeous children, we live 8 doors apart now! We share a car, go shopping together and speak/see eachother every day. She has taught me to be strong and remember I am her daughter!...I get my feisty side from her! xx

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  130. As a mum myself and making pancakes recently. My daughter who will be 4 this month just told me "well done mummy I am proud of you". So proud of her.

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  131. My mum sadly passed away 15 years now, there is not a day goes by that I don't think about her, she was always there for me when ever I needed help with something

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  132. I remember my mum coming to pick me up as a teenager when i'd missed the last train after repeated warnings not to. She wasn't happy about it but she did it anyway and I didnt live it down for years!

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  133. never go#ive up on anything like her as she is a brown still ay 70

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  134. My mum has looked after me and supported me when I was ill and I wouldn't have coped without her

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  135. My amazing mum has done so much for me. It's just been the 2 of us since my dad died when I was a baby. We have had lots of fun times together and got through the tough times as well. Trying to pick out one moment is difficult, so I'll just pick a recent one - when I wasn't well, she insisted on immediately driving 400 miles through the night to stay with me and help me.

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  136. My mum is amazing. Sadly she broke her leg a few weeks ago and is struggling with not being able to get about much. I'd love to win so that I can share these with her to cheer her up :)

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  137. My mum is absolutely incredible, she'd do anything for anyone! She had to raise me by herself and support us both which I know was really challenging at times. She's always been there for me no matter what. She's my best friend and she deserves the world and more!

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  138. My mum gave me away at my wedding, following my father's death. Not a dry eye at the ceremony. Such a memorable moment in my life.

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  139. While I was driving my mom to the shops, her phone starts ringing so she starts hunting through her bag for it. After a short while of rummaging, she suddenly stopped, turned to me and said " Oh no I think I've left my phone at home"

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  140. I think I'd be lost if I didn't have my Mum to complain about things too lol. x

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  141. My mum is the loveliest person there is and I can actually not remember her to fall out with anyone ever apart from me and my siblings when we where know-all teenagers. I am now at exactly that stage with three teenage daughters and reuse all her sayings

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  142. My little boy, on seeing a dead bee on the ground said; "Bee dead, got no batteries!".

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  143. My mum was 70 yesterday, she is the strongest woman I know and she has been my rock all my life, se is the reason I am the person I am today. CHERYL HADFIELD

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  144. My mum is always there for me especially since I was diagnosed with epilepsy she helps me out and calms me with my anxiety which comes with it I couldn't ask for more, she's my best friend xx

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  145. My mum is not only a great Mum, she's a great grandmother too :) xxx

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  146. My Mum made the most amazing Quiche Lorraine, it wasn't unknown for it not to make the dinner table (oops!)

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  147. My mum was there for birth of my daughter despite being in agony with her own illness

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  148. My mum is amazing as she's not your stereotypical mum...our days/evenings out involve one of four things: a meal somewhere, a trip to a cider festival, a pub quiz or a day at the football! Love her!

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  149. My MUMS soon to be 85, we have no role reversed, but it's a pleasure to look after her now as she looked after me many years ago :-)

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  150. The first time she picked up my daughter from the school she got lost on the way home.

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  151. Mum's not to steady on her pins nowadays and we move at a snails pace whilst out shopping but I remember those school sports days when I was always the one slowing us down in the three-legged races ;) ...so I've no problem her playing catch-up tied to me now. x

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  152. My mum has time for everyone and puts everyone first

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  153. I lost my Mam a few years ago but I always remember how we would laugh together and have fun. I make sure to do this with my own daughter and we have such a special relationship I wouldn't change it for the world.

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  154. I am currently pregnant with my first child and so my stories of motherhood are just beginning. I think i'm about to appreciate my own mother a lot more. Especially as she was alone from finding out she was pregnant. I am lucky and have a supportive partner but she has no one and I honestly don't know how she coped by herself. She has always been an inspiration but more so now I understand her journey to bring me into the world and her commitment to raising me well when all the odds were against her.

    Katrina.

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  155. Mom taught me to become a mother myself, her neverending support through my life has been inspirational, but the advice she gave me when the children were little has been a lifechanger x

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  156. touching story about mum and I? umm..I guess taking her to Japan for the first time was touching as she only went on two holidays out of England before that!

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  157. My mum has been through so much in her life, including being left a single mother when my Dad died. She never complains, and is always there for anyone. She's never got any money because she will invariably give her last pound to someone who needs it. My dream is to be in a financial position to look after her for a change. I'm not ashamed to say that she is my heroine and the person I look up to the most in this world. No matter that I am an adult and a mother myself.

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  158. My mum did her best with what she had, which wasn't a lot, and she always made sure we ate even if she didn't! Respect is due xx

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  159. Being a new Mum to twin girls was both amazing and really hard work. Two lots of hungry crying babies, double the sleepless nights, double everything really. But I wouldn't change it for the world as they are my ICSI(Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) miracles and I love them more than word can say.

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  160. My proudest mum moment was when my eldest daughter met her brand new baby sister for the first time. She was born with a cleft lip and palate and while she was and still is the most beautiful baby in the whole wide world, we were worried at not quite 5 it would be a bit scary for her big sister.
    She never blinked. She was the proudest girl in the whole wide world and I'll treasure the memories and those first photos forever.
    Gosh I'm welling up a bit here haha!

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  161. My mom is a virtue of patience and after 6 children you would think so. Me, on the other hand, have NO patience with my 1 child!

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  162. No mum moments, but sister is so caring its scary

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  163. My mum has been through so much with the deaths of her mum, brother and sister but no matter what she is there for me and my sisters whenever we need her

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  164. I told my 4 year old that she sounded funny/cute when she said backpack and now shes whispers it in my ear every night before she goes to sleep. My beautiful little weirdo haha

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  165. I love how much my mum loves her grandchildren. She has 7 of them altogether and she would spend every second of every day with them if she could. Nothing is too much trouble for her and they all love her more than anything else in the world.

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  166. My mums great as she always judges me on the good things I am able to do in life

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  167. My Mums wisdom, guidance and generosity makes her the incredible person that she is today!

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  168. When I searched everywhere for my little boy's shoes only to find he'd put them in the fridge because his feet were hot.

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  169. Oops, my last comment was more about me, than my Mum. That would make my Mum laugh, we always have a great laugh together.

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  170. My mum is and always was amazing but I hate how the balance is now shifting and I am becoming the one who looks out for her not that I mind I just wish things didnt have to change thats all x

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  171. my mum loves us unconditionally and just lately since I was diagnosed with a severe illness she has been truly amazing

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  172. Mum beat cancer last year they said it may come back we are savouring everyday. She would love this:)

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  173. I remember staying at the kitchen counter watching her making yummy buns waiting patiently so I could lick the spoon

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  174. She taught me how to make the best roast potatoes you'll ever have.

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  175. My Mummy –

    I came into the world, just last year,
    With great joy and many a tear.
    For eight months now, I have grown
    With many a cry, and a little moan.

    I have thrown my food in every direction.
    While Mummy looks for any protection.
    My collection of nappies is growing fast.
    But will my hobby ever last?

    I sleep at any time I choose.
    When I awake, Mum’s having a snooze!
    She has large bags under her eyes,
    Looking after me, it’s no surprise!

    My mummy has seen this every day,
    Yet her love has never gone astray.
    I wish I could repay her everlasting love.
    Maybe ‘Chocolate' can answer the above?

    Lots of Love
    Baby Kirsty Dunlop

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  176. My mum teaching me to ride a bike as a child - there were lots of tears, but she never gave up!

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  177. my mum brought up 3 generations of our family she is a diamond

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  178. I can't think of one stand out moment. She is just always there for us. Love her loads.

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  179. my mum was a special lady she was always there for me no matter what had happened

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  180. My mum buying me Bruce Springsteen's The River just because,not for Christmas or Birthday

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  181. My mum looks after our little one so I can work despite health problems. She's a star!

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  182. My mam and I went on a weekend away with her sister and daughter (my auntie and cousin). After a day out we went back to the hotel, watched bad tv and took loads of funny selfies

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  183. my Mum has major health issues but still manages to spend time playing and looking after the grandchildren

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  184. family holidays when i was young because the memories always remain

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  185. The day my mum persuaded my Dad I MUST have a puppy in order to become a normal teenager - priceless

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  186. Lovely memories of my mum teaching me how to use a sewing machine. Now I can make my own curtains!

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  187. The times with my kids that I treasure the most are times sat around the dinner table talking and laughing. Making my youngest daughter laugh so much that she wets herself and runs off to the loo. Priceless.

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  188. I'll never forget my Mum and Dad visiting me in hospital the day after my daughter was born. She's their first grandchild and my Mum burst into happy tears upon seeing her. I'll never forget the love and pride in my Mums eyes when she first held her.

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  189. My mum is the best! I may not have lived in a house that was brand new and well decorated, but we instead went on amazing holidays which means amazing memories with my parents. I'm grateful for that.

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  190. My mum has held our family together since my dad's stroke in December. 10 long weeks and dad is now home but life continues to be a struggle for mum. Mum takes each day as it comes and is managing to cope wth dad very well! She is a real super star !
    Enjoyed reading about your life with your son/ I can relate to this my daughter continues to strggle at school and we focus on what she can do rather than what she can't do!

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  191. My Mum gave me a winning tip on the horses yesterday! Haha xz

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  192. My mum has been a superstar following dad's stroke 11 weeks ago. Dad is now home and mum is looking after dad at home. Each day is a challenge but mum takes it in her stride!
    I can relate to your comments about your son/ my daughter struggles st school but we believe in her and focus on what she can do rather than what she can't do

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  193. When I searched everywhere for my little boy's shoes only to find he'd put them in the fridge because his feet were hot.

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  194. My Mum is very spiritual and always puts others first

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