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Fliegenmong
11th May 2013, 11:04
16 Years and I think the lad might just be able to do most all of it by himself..:rolleyes: he he.....brunch and dinner, and no work for Mrs Fliegs in between whatsoever...

Had my Mum over for a combined B'Day Mothers day celebration.....made these

Maltese Beef Olives Recipe: Bragoli - A creative way of cooking beef (http://www.maltabulb.com/beef_olives.html)

Damn fine too!! :ok:.....and I baked a cake!! Which is something I may have done once, maybe years ago....but you can't go too far wrong with a packet mix right???? :O

Tankertrashnav
11th May 2013, 16:37
So you blokes have adopted the US version of Mother's Day and junked the British version? That falls on the 4th Sunday in Lent and was originally known as Mothering Sunday. Another step down the road being discussed here ;)

http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/514208-bastard-children-british-empire-united-last.html

sisemen
11th May 2013, 16:54
It gets worse on Fathers Day when Oz also kow-tows to the Yanks. I get my cards from the kids totally unexpectedly on the UK day. Confuses the hell out of Australia Post - they think it's my birthday.

Msunduzi
12th May 2013, 05:33
..........................So you blokes have adopted the US version of Mother's Day and junked the British version? That falls on the 4th Sunday in Lent and was originally known as Mothering Sunday. Another step down the road being discussed here http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/wink2.gif......................

Probably more due to travel than an intentional adoption.

Our house celebrates it twice a year, once on Mothering Sunday, and once on Mothers day.

In SA they have mothers day now, and the Philippines follows American ideas in many ways, henc the reason for having the "American" one, and we live in the UK so have the UK one as well.

No doubt if we had only ever lived in the UK, and all the family were born in the UK, we would only have the UK one.

As Mothering Sunday is less commercial than Mothers Day, it has spread less.

Tankertrashnav
12th May 2013, 08:46
It's odd that the US is a far more religious country than the UK with church attendances far higher then here, (I'm talking about the Christian churches) and yet the original day which was part of the church calendar has been abandoned. I wonder when that happened?

dead_pan
12th May 2013, 11:30
The greeting card industry lobby is pretty powerful in America.

I read somewhere that some years ago another lobby wanted to move Christmas back a few weeks because it was too close to Thanksgiving.

One of the above statements is untrue BTW.

dead_pan
12th May 2013, 11:31
Our house celebrates it twice a year, once on Mothering Sunday, and once on Mothers day.

Let me guess - that was your wife's idea?

arcniz
12th May 2013, 12:08
There's no final accounting for taste, eh?


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6688324485_b09e9f6e59_z.jpg

Hi Mom. Thinking about you, even with all the distractions!

Weather is odd, but Spring is coming along. How's it the Great Hereafter??

Look forward to hearing from you soon..

Msunduzi
12th May 2013, 15:43
.............................Let me guess - that was your wife's idea?................


No, my wife had never received a card or gift for either!

Had vaguely heard of it, but didn't know there was another one in the UK.