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09.03.2018

Mother’s Day Treat (for any day!)

Hey all.

I hope you all stayed well and indoors over that bout of bad weather we had! I know we were warned but I seriously did not expect that at all.

I left London on the Monday and I should have paid heed to the signs.

Oh, how foolish I was not to.

I was in Glasgow for a job that ended up not happening as no-one could get into the office. Luckily, I made it to the hotel, which became my home for a week! So thank you very much to ‘The Park Inn’ for having me! Cabin fever was beginning to kick in but I did as much as possible without travelling far.

I had the most wonderful lunch at a place called The Dhabba in Merchant City. The brothers who owned the restaurant were funny and charming and spoiled me rotten. I would highly recommend it.

I also paid a visit to Cineworld in Glasgow. I virtually had the place to myself!

I went to see ‘I Tonya’. The film based on the true story of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan – Olympic figure skating rivals from different sides of the track, and one very famous violent incident occurred to Nancy. Do you remember? It’s an absolutely brilliant film which scooped four Oscars, and deservedly so.

I eventually made it back to London, which was one huge trek of a journey. My daughter and I haven’t had much time to hang out as mum was stranded! But we are going to have a movie and games weekend soon.

We bought a load of games a couple of weeks ago, such as Operation (classic). Speak out, which is a game involving placing gum shields in your mouth and then guessing what your opponent is saying. Totally unhygienic but absolutely hilarious! We obviously have our own names on our gum shields! And we also purchased electronic darts…. just for fun!

You can’t beat a games night.

Before that, Mother’s Day is coming up and I have been promised breakfast in bed. Honey is a brilliant cook. She makes a mean omelette. I on the other hand, am totally useless, as mentioned in my previous blog. I’ve set off the smoke alarms more times than I can count. Honey has quite rightly banned me from the kitchen. She says I am a health hazard!

This got me thinking – whether you’re able to hang out with your mother this Sunday, or will be postponing your quality time together, you don’t need to fork out too much to have lots of fun and show her you care! Here are some tips Creditfix have put together for affordable Mother’s Day treats, inspired by this blog:

Flatter her with food – Gail’s daughter is cooking her breakfast in bed this year, and she’s definitely excited! Getting creative in the kitchen and cooking mum’s favourite meal is an inexpensive way to treat her, rather than heading out to a restaurant – many will increase their prices on holidays like Mother’s Day.

Games night – In today’s digital age, there’s a certain charm to playing ‘old-fashioned’ board games, making it an unusual, enjoyable treat. Head to your local charity shop to pick up some classics and prepare for a fun day in.

Home cinema – Gail enjoyed her time at the Cinema this week, but we know that tickets can sometimes be pricey. Your charity shop will ahave lots of DVDs available at bargain prices, as well as places like Poundland too – choose your favourite flicks and set up a cinema in the comfort of your own home, complete with lots of popcorn!

 

That’s all for now – I’ve got quite an eventful couple of weeks coming up, so I’ll keep you updated. (Less of being stranded in a hotel room I hope). Oh, and my birthday is in a couple of weeks. I’ll be ….47! Good grief. To party or not to party, that is the question!

 

Speak later,

 

Gail

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