Saturday, 6 March 2010

Dib dib dib!

Like the good boy scout I wasn't, I'm keen on a bit of forward planning. Not too much, mind. You don't want to spoil any surprises. But...

It's Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday or the festival of Laetare or whatever you like to call it, soon. Charlie and I have already made a card (ssshhhhh!); I've sorted out a present for my mum; I'm sure Sarah's on the case for hers and so we're all now singing ging-gang-gooley round the metaphorical camp-fire of smug with a mug of cocoa. It's a nice feeling. Want some?

Well, you can. The Gluttonous Gardener is a gift company specialising in gardening and foodie gifts. All the boxes of beautifully hand packed goodies contain something to give instant pleasure (usually food/drink) and something to can be enjoyed for years to come. They've kindly agreed to donate one of their rose crates to one lucky reader of Bringing up Charlie. All you have to do is leave a comment, tweet about it, or link back to this piece on your own blog. Or do all three for three-times as many chances to win. They'll dispatch the gift to any UK address, so this could be your big chance to be prepared.

And that's not all.

AVENT and Dennis Julien (the official ‘Philips AVENT Top Dad’) have joined forces to offer Dads (new and old!) a helping hand on Mother’s Day.  You can log-on to mybabytalk and download and print off special Mother’s Day ‘IOU’ vouchers offering such treats as a lie in, a night out and a peaceful breakfast in bed, without breaking a sweat – or the bank. The site also has templates of Mother’s Day cards for creative kids to colour in and personalise for their Mums.

You've got to admit it's a darned site better than the alternative: that last-minute Sunday morning dash to the petrol station for a bunch of wilting flowers. 

Come on then... no excuses. All together: 

'Be Prepared'!
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