Make us smile with your Mother’s Day stories to WIN!

by Charlotte.Barnes on March 21, 2011

Interflora Mother's Day We’re looking for your stories about your mum.

They can be funny, embarrassing, heartfelt or just plain cute.

But we want to know why you mum is so great and what about her makes you happy to have her around.

We want stories that will make us smile and we’ll be choosing one of our favourites every day for the next five days to win a beautiful bunch of flowers.

Starting today, Monday 21st March, we’ll give away one of our stunning Mother’s Day Hand-Tied bouquets each day for the next 5 days.

Interflora Mother's Day Hand-Tied Bouquet

We’ll even deliver them straight to your mum – or, if you’d rather give them to her in person, we can get the flowers sent to you.

To enter, simply leave your entries in the comments below, tweet us at @InterfloraUK using the hashtag #interfloramum, or post on our Facebook wall. And remember, to be in with a chance of winning you need to make us smile!

The Winners…

Monday 21st March
Emily McMillan, via Twitter – “Everything mischevious my daughter does, my mum kindly informs me I did too! Sorry mum, you deserve a medal!! :)”

Tuesday 22nd March
Amanda Robertson, via the Blog – “My mum makes me laugh when she comes out with comments like ‘oh theres a car outside just like yours!’ and you have to say ‘it is our car!!’ Talking about www sites one day she thought we were talking about wrestling.. Another funny memory I have is when we took her to France for the first time via a very busy Gatwick airport she kept following all the ‘dishy’ pilots and going awol – I guess you are never too old. Love you mum. x”

Wednesday 23rd March
Diane Crimes, via the Blog – “There’s nothing like a girly gossip with your Mum. My Mum is 70 and hasn’t lost the capacity for a good bit of juicy tittle-tattle. In fact, I get more out of her than I do out of my teenagers!”

Thursday 24th March
Julie Davies, via the Blog – “My Mum’s grasp of so-called “foreign” cuisine was legendary – she wouldn’t touch anything remotely un-British with a barge-pole. I roared laughing when she once said she had bought me a “kwitchie” for my tea. That is what she asked for in the shop, but what I actually ate that night was a lovely cheese and onion quiche!”

Terms & Conditions

• Any rude or offensive entries will not be accepted

• This competition is closed to employees of Interflora British Unit.

• All entrants must be over 16 years of age.

• Only one entry per person is allowed.

• Only UK residents are eligible to enter this competition and the prize can only be delivered to a UK mainland address.

• The prizes are as follows: Mother’s Day Basket (one each day between Mon 21st April 2011 and Fri 25th April 2011.

• The competition will close on Fri 25th March 2011. Entries received after the closing date will not be entered into the prize draw.

• Interflora accepts no responsibility for incorrectly completed entries.

• There will be one winner per day and they will be contacted by e-mail, Facebook or Twitter to confirm their delivery date, delivery name and delivery address.

• Prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternative will be given.

• Entry is deemed as acceptance of the above.

• These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights.

• This competition is run by Interflora British Unit.

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Jane Willis 21 Mar 2011 at 5:41 pm

I’m so proud of my Mum! Well into her 80s, she helped the police to catch a conman. He was trying to cheat her out ofhundreds of pounds but instead of handing over money, she sat him down and gave him a nice cup of tea. When he left, she immediately rang the police and said “I have a teacup here with a conman’s fingerprints all over it. ” She’d made a note of his number plate too, so they soon caught him.

wendy jamieson-price 21 Mar 2011 at 6:07 pm

my mum is amazing, so crazy , a real tree hugger- she has taught me so much of how to embrace life with all its challenges and never forgetting to laugh at yourself – always a positive energy – she loves life and life loves her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Claire Jones 21 Mar 2011 at 6:40 pm

My my mum is so lovely and I cannot believe she’s nearly 70! She still embarrasses me though! She was at work the other day and got up from a meeting to take a phone call. She heard people sniggering as she got up and when she returned, she asked what was wrong. She was told that part of her underwear was showing as she got up. Well, she is nearly 70 and you’d expect her to wearing ‘Big Granny Pants’ at her age, but no, it was her thong showing!!!! I love her to bits, despite her embarrassing stories and I’m sure there’ll be more to come!

olivia bell 21 Mar 2011 at 9:00 pm

My mum is the best and she always looks after me and my brother. She is always there for us and she has a heart of gold. She means the world to me and she is the easiest person to get on with. She means the world to me and I hope I am like her when I am older.

Rose 21 Mar 2011 at 9:13 pm

My mum is funny, she doesn’t mean to be but she does amusing things such as once she put the christmas pudding in the oven without taking off the plastic and smoked the kitchen out, another time she made my dad sandwiches of cheese slices but left the cheese in the plastic wrapping so when he bit into his sandwich the cheese slid out! Once she was trying to shave instead of pluck her eyebrow, ending up with a cut which she then put a plaster over, which looked hilarious and so it goes on .. she makes us laugh .. we bought her a gift voucher once and she tried to spend it in an entirely different shop after waiting in a very long queue with the item she wished to purchase. She has gone to get in someone elses car too … pure embarasment but we love you mum xxxx

Carla Morris 21 Mar 2011 at 9:21 pm

My mom is just amazing and she really gets my vote
although im sure she hates it when i call her my old goat.
She has been there everyday through the laughter and the tears
and ive tried to show her my appreciation throughout all these years.

She is really kind to all and is great at being funny
always there to tell a joke and great at lending me money 😉
On a serious note and jokes apart she is truly the best
and id love to show my best friend, my mum, shes better than the rest

Anna Aird 21 Mar 2011 at 9:33 pm

My mum is incredibly generous. Whether it be Christmas, birthdays or charity events she always seems to be giving to others. However, her attitude towards herself and her own home is very frugal. She is very much the ‘make do and mend’ type, to the extreme that she even saves her old knickers to use as dusters! One day, after a cleaning session she was shaking her make-shift duster out of the window and accidentally dropped it onto the street below ,narrowly missing a passer-by! Mum was so mortified to see her Bridget Jones style pants in the road she made me go and rescue them in the hope that people would think they were mine! I ran laughing back into the house, reassuring the bewlidered passer-by ‘it’s ok, they’re my mum’s!’.

Kelly Martin 22 Mar 2011 at 12:07 am

My Mum has become a new woman, after my dad died she managed to turn herself around from being a shy, anxious woman to a confident, strong, positive person. She accepts me as I am, when all others don’t. As a 34 year old female, she accepts my long term relationship with a 73 year old man. After losing my dad she recognises that love is transcendent and has no age. Shes a super Mum because she loves unconditionally.

claire 22 Mar 2011 at 12:01 pm

My mum lives miles away, in the highlands if Scotland, about 10hrs drive from me. When I was pregnant I had pains, she called an ambulance and drove all through the night to get to me. When my husband was ill last year she dropped everything and drove down again to support me. She’s miles away yet I know I can always depend on her. Hopefully, I can be as supportive to my children.
when they are grown-up they’re not really. You always need your mum.

Amanda Robertson 22 Mar 2011 at 12:11 pm

My mum makes me laugh when she comes out with comments like ‘oh theres a car outside just like yours!’ and you have to say ‘it is our car!!’ Talking about www sites one day she thought we were talking about wrestling..Another funny memory I have is when we took her to France for the first time via a very busy Gatwick airport she kept following all the ‘dishy’ pilots and going awol- I guess you are never too old. Love you mum. x

Dawn 22 Mar 2011 at 12:28 pm

I love my mum for all her little ‘senior moments’. A classic is when I recently came home from a 2 week holiday and didn’t have any keys to get in the house. I called and let her know I was going to pop into the school where she worked on reception to pick up some keys. When I arrived she was on the phone so I waited by the desk, the other receptionist said hello and asked if my mum had seen me. I said yes because I thought she had when I’d walked in. When she got off the phone she turned to me and very politely said ‘can I help you?’. She hadn’t recognised me!! I’d only been away for 2 weeks and although I did admittedly have a suntan I really didn’t look that different. Seconds later she realised it was me and jumped up to give me a big cuddle. Definitely one of her best senior moments to date!!

suzzee langton 22 Mar 2011 at 12:51 pm

My mother makes me smile every time she tries to tell a joke and she get the punch line all messed up! I laugh at her bewilderment and absolute glee when she thinks she has made me genuinely laugh at the joke! She is an absolute treasure and Im very proud she is my mother……

Sue Matejtschuk 22 Mar 2011 at 4:18 pm

Momma is a full-time carer for my disabled brother and emphysemic father. I love it when she regularly phones me up to ask for help with crossword and Sudoku puzzles-she’s usually muddled up her answers so then I have to wait while the Tippex is put to work. Momma, I love you but please use a pencil !!!

sarah hill 22 Mar 2011 at 4:22 pm

My mum is an amazing woman – she is always there to support me when i need it (through my studies at college) she is a shoulder to cry on (especially when my grandad died this year). She makes me laugh when i need cheering up and always manages to put a smile on my face after a long day at work. She has the most infectious laugh, and she can start laughing at the smallest thing but it catches you and you have to laugh along with her.
She works incredibly hard both at work & home and i love to treat her when i can when she isn’t working. But, at the end of the day if it wasn’t for my mum I wouldn’t be here and so a bouquet of flowers would a nice way of thanking her for being my mum this Mothering Sunday – for being a great mum and my best friend 🙂

Laura Allen 22 Mar 2011 at 5:29 pm

My mum is my one any only hero. She has been through cancer twice and both times came out smiling and brave, but at the same time it must have been harder to be brave for us. I cannot think of any other person that is stronger than my mum. She brought sunshine into my life and i hope on mothers day and every day i can bring sunshine for her too. I love you mum <3 xxxxxxx

HAZEL RIGAZIO 22 Mar 2011 at 5:58 pm

my mum is fantastic because she does lot’s of voluntary work in an old peoples center where she holds a tea dance for the elder people who come.Mum drops leaflets about the center all round the local area and it has resulted in one marriage,and lot’s of special relationships for people who were once lonely.

gemma 22 Mar 2011 at 8:35 pm

my mum always makes me laugh when i tell her abit of gossip she always thinks for a minute then says WHO popin her head to the side just like catherine tates character Nan lol always makes me think of her

Georgia 22 Mar 2011 at 11:11 pm

My mum is amazing, she has been there for me through everything!
If i’m down in the dumps, she always brings a smile to my face 🙂
When my mum is tired sometimes she goes and lyes on her bed to relax, and i usually go and have a chat with her, When I am half way thorugh a sentence she doses off and I don’t notice and when i finish she just randomly says anything and reckons it makes sense to her but she definately wasn’t speaking english! My mum also LOVES cups of tea, she often makes one and leaves it somewhere and doesnt know where it is. Then she makes another one and drinks it,after she finishes that cup she finds the one she made before and drinks that but then complains that it was too cold so she makes another one…
we go through at least a box of teabags every week! My mum is absolutely amazing and she deserves the bouquet of flowers! xxx

M williams 23 Mar 2011 at 9:14 am

My mum is the best because on my birthday and my wedding anniversary she always sends me flowers. I know it should be my dear husbands job, but money is tight and she knows this, so she sends me flowers instead! She’s always there at the end of the phone and never fails to cheer me up when I’m feeling down. She was especially great when my first marriage broke up. (-: She probably sounds like any other mum but I feel we should shout from the roof that mums are great, so please let me win so I can send a bouquet to her for a change!

Sabina Green 23 Mar 2011 at 11:42 am

My Mum is and always has been my best friend and confidante. Now that she is a Nanna to my beautiful babies I am seeing a different side to her, where she has always been strong with me, she is a total pushover with my daughter – taking her orders and doing as she is told, like driving with her car window down so that she could shout to all the cats as she drives by. I asked her who was in charge, she chuckled and said “I think that’s fairly obvious – not me!”. That’s why Mum’s go on to make great Nannas – love you Mum xx

Lorna kidd 23 Mar 2011 at 11:52 am

Every time I say to my mum I am thinking of dying/cutting my hair she gets all upset and humpy with me and tells me it won’t suit me, will make my face look fat to put me off. (we had the same conversation on Monday) By the way I am 28 years old and a mother myself 🙂 It cracks me up that I am still in her eyes her little baby. Needless to say I don’t ever really drastically change my hair, but as loreal say i dont “because she,s worth it”!

Lynsey Rogers 23 Mar 2011 at 12:33 pm

My Mum is one in a million! She never lets anything stop her! Despite being paralysed she works full time and is the biggest football fan, she goes to all the matches in her wheelchair, and she shows me that you really can achieve anything with your life, if you try hard enough!

melissa cannon 23 Mar 2011 at 9:16 pm

If my mum were a flower I would pick her every day….

I love and respect my mum, Dee
Eternally grateful for her support raising me
When I need to talk, her ear she lends
She’s more than a mum, we are best friends
Good times, bad times, all emotions we share
My mum is so special I can not compare
She offers advice, but never interferes
Throughout my life she has guided and steered
We’ve had our differences, but no grudges are held
My mum is my rock, she is my world

…Just like a flower my mum waters and feeds me every day

Azra Dedic 23 Mar 2011 at 9:52 pm

My mum is great because even thought I’m all grown up (well I like to think so!) she is still looking after me… I’ve not been feeling too great these past few days and she took the day off work to hold my hand whilst i went and had my blood taken, goes to show doesn’t matter what age you are or how small or little the problem you will always be mummy’s girl! Thanks mum!

Diane 23 Mar 2011 at 9:56 pm

There’s nothing like a girly gossip with your Mum. My Mum is 70 and hasn’t lost the capacity for a good bit of juicy tittle-tattle. In fact, I get more out of her than I do out of my teenagers!

charlotte 24 Mar 2011 at 3:11 pm

Although I am now living 150 miles away from my Mum. I feel we are closer then ever. She is always at the end of the phone for advise. When I manage to get back home there is always a massive food parcel to bring back with me! Making me feel at home even though we are miles apart. Thanks for everything mum.

Julie Davies 24 Mar 2011 at 10:55 pm

My Mum’s grasp of so-called “foreign” cuisine was legendary – she wouldn’t touch anything remotely un-british with a barge-pole. I roared laughing when she once said she had bought me a “kwitchie” for my tea. That is what she asked for in the shop, but what I actually ate that night was a lovely cheese and onion quiche!

Aidan B. 25 Mar 2011 at 1:19 am

‘my gran’ the only mum ive ever known
you are ‘blooming’ marvelous.
remember the funny clothes you made me wear at primary? lol
the night you dressed as minnie mouse to make your church kids group you looked after laugh, they loved that.
my 8th birthday party where you dressed as a clown.
you can be so silly at times asking who the football player is that has a different coloured top on, I said ‘thats the referee’.
you asked why the linesman does silly exercises like aerobics round the football pitch.
but you are loving sweet & kind and deserve to know x

carole 25 Mar 2011 at 11:00 am

My mum is an amazing women, not only does she work 5 days a week getting up at 4am and finishing her last job of 3 at 9pm at night but still manages to find time for our family. From cooking and cleaning to decorating and offering advice my mum is there for all of us every time we need her. Without my mum I wouldn’t be the woman I am today and i’m very proud to be her daughter.

C C Kimberley 25 Mar 2011 at 11:37 am

My Mum, My Best Mate always there, Simply The Best, Caring, Sympathetic, Non-Judgemental……………………………………………………………………………………
although definately embarrassing, crazy…………………………………………………….
Giving,
Trustworthy,
Hardworking,
…………………………….

Francesca White 25 Mar 2011 at 12:18 pm

My mum has the patience of a Goddess. I honestly don’t know how she’s put up with me, my brother and my sister all these years. I was a terror was I was little – I once overheard my dad say bastard and shouted it so loudly in Mothercare that we were chucked out!! (I was only three years old!)

Carla 25 Mar 2011 at 1:45 pm

One of my first memories as a child- i had loads and loads of books and one day in summer when my mum was busy baking i went into the garden with them all, along with a new bottle of fairy washing liquid “For hands that do dishes that feel as soft as your face” and washed all of my books in the paddling pool. My mums face was a picture and i just remember her rinsing them and hanging them all along the washing line. I gave my mum a rather hard time as a child by doing very similar things, it would be nice to win her a beautiful bouquet and thank her for never exploding at me even though she must have felt like it at times.

Lurvlierlucy 25 Mar 2011 at 2:04 pm

My mum always gets herself in embarrasing situations. A few months ago she went shopping in town, and accidently got a size 8 thong from Accessorize caught on her fleece which she had round her waist… after walking round most of the shops she noticed it about 2 hours later, and was walking back to the shop to return it when she bumped into an old friend. Imagine her embarrasment trying to justify why she was holding a pair of knickers in public which were clearly a few sizes too small!!! 🙂 lol – it could only happen to her!!

love you mum!!
x

Adam 25 Mar 2011 at 4:00 pm

A woman who is one in a billion. A fun person. A eccentric and extreme follower of fashion- the photos over the years are hilarious. A person who taught her children how to be individuals and to be kind to others always.Would do anything for anyone.The best.A heart of pure gold.

Mandy Mason 25 Mar 2011 at 4:03 pm

When we were young my mum was very keen that we always used the green cross code so it made me laugh when this happened when I was a teenager. We were waiting to cross the road in the busy high street in town and Mum started to cross the road. I thought what is she doing because i could see a motorbike coming. Mum saw it too late and instead of hastily moving back towards me she started to run down the road infront of the bewildered motorcyclist! It was so funny to see all the traffic slowly chasing after my Mum running down the high street!! Eventually she realised what she was doing and graciously moved over!

deborah davies 25 Mar 2011 at 4:22 pm

my mum is a amazing woman but she does make me laugh when she tries to act posh, we were in town one day and we spotted a woman my mum used to know and i was a bit taken aback when she informed me that the woman is very erotic eventually i realised she meant neurotic haha she does make me laugh!!

emma brooksbank 25 Mar 2011 at 5:31 pm

my mum is amazing…she is almost 65 and so active and fun loving, she does zumba, she swims, goes on long walks, cycles, goes to the gym, does sequence dancing and is in great shape despite having a poorly knee, I love her to bits, she brought myself and my brother up on her own after my dad deserted us when we were young and juggled work with 2 kids and we never went without.She is the best and I love her to bits .

maria o 25 Mar 2011 at 6:23 pm

If i could describe my mum i words i would make the best poem ever made, if would say mum is the best mum in the world i would lie because everyone thinks they same about they own mum.
My mum like the rest of the world mum’s deserve to be cherished ,respected and loved and off course if my mum could get a bunch of flower form London to Italy would be great ,but not matter which mum will get the flowers as i believe every mum deserves one!

coco-chips 25 Mar 2011 at 6:34 pm

My Mum died when I was just 5. One of the most poignant memories I have of her was going to visit her in hospital and being presented with a massive chocolate easter egg…from then on she sparked my love affair for chocolate! :). 21 years on she has taught me to reach for the sky and to achieve all my dreams! Thank you Mum…hope you are resting in peace. All my love always….xxx

Jane Wright 25 Mar 2011 at 10:51 pm

My mum, sadly, is no longer alive. She died in 1998 after suffering with MS for many years. She was always smiling and had a very sunny personality which masked her pain and discomfort. I always remember her every day. If I was to win I would take the flowers and decorate her headstone and say a special thank you for being my Mum.

Diana Cotter 25 Mar 2011 at 10:55 pm

I can’t help it, I know I shouldn’t do it, but my Mum always squeals and runs away when I creep up behind her. I don’t know what she thinks I’m going to do if I catch her, but I think she’s remembering the time she sat and my lap and I started, “This is the way the ladies ride…” I guess she felt a little old to be falling into ditches at 88. I love her dearly for the way she plays along and lets me still be childish.

Kelly Young 26 Mar 2011 at 12:11 am

I have caused my mum alot of pain/distress and probably anger, im currently going through an addiction to prescription drugs, and she’s stuck by me all this time even though ive done some things i am not proud of, i want to thank her for standing by me when she could have easily just washed her hands of me, she really means alot, i would do anything for her, and i love her the most in the world, i want to show her this love, even if it doesnt come close because she deserves it.

Sharon Bell 26 Mar 2011 at 12:37 am

My mam is one in a million and I honestly don’t know where I would be without her, my mam was there for me through a very very messy separation, she was the one that stopped me from doing anything stupid and made me realise I still have a whole life ahead of me despite what was happening at the time! Also she is the best Gran in the world always spoiling the kids and making sure they ok! I honestly don’t know where 3 people would be if it hadn’t been for my very special mum….it’s true what they say your mum is your best friend! 🙂

Ian 27 Mar 2011 at 10:13 am

My mum has held our family together, always been there for me,and the person who has picked up the pieces when my life has gone seriously wrong.
She loves me unconditionally.I have broken her heart, but she has never loved me any less and never stopped believing in me.
And guess wha?t I dont tell her how I feel.! and how much I appreciate her

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