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Re: Life's little pleasures by Spursfan on 10 September 2008 9:19am
 
Not knowing your Mom's tastes it is hard of course, but how about adopting an animal on her behalf, one that she particularly likes?

I sponsored a manatee for my husband as we adore them.

http://www.savethemanatee.org/adoptpag.htm

I also made him a friend of the Northern Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue last Xmas - this is a charity that rescues Staffies in really heartbreaking conditions - confined in cages and bred continously for example.

http://www.sbtrescue.org.uk/dates.htm

Or of course you could sponsor a child in Africa on her behalf.

http://www.childafrica.org/

Just an idea - you would not only be celebrating her birthday but helping an animal or child at the same time.

Another idea would be to pay for a special holiday for her (and your father?). Perhaps she's always wanted to see the Northern Lights or to visit relatives in New Zealand? Perhaps all the family could chip in?

I am sure that whatever you decide to give her your Mom will be thrilled with it.

Anne

 
Re: Life's little pleasures by johnnythemonkey on 11 September 2008 12:14pm
 
Winding up Spursfan.
 
Re: Life's little pleasures by kazzzz on 11 September 2008 12:15pm
 
Laughing at people in kilts.
 
Re: Life's little pleasures by mrsthing on 11 September 2008 10:19pm
 
Visiting the parrots that fly free in the big pet store next town over. :-)
 
Re: Life's little pleasures by johnnythemonkey on 12 September 2008 12:04am
 
Fighting with kazzzz.
 
Re: Life's little pleasures by Lounge Trekker on 12 September 2008 3:04am
 
Cooking with many fresh herbs at my doorstep is one of life's little pleasures. Basil leaves four deep on a pizza is a good example of a fleeting gastronomical sensation...the culmination of building and nurturing a garden for years.

Gourmet Trekker
 
Re: Life's little pleasures by Miss-M on 12 September 2008 3:20am
 
The sheer joy when discovering that Coles is selling Clag for 99 cents a bottle. You can't beat that claggin' feeling!

Lounge Trekker, you cook with many fresh herbs at your doorstep? They must be some talented herbs! ;)
 
Re: Life's little pleasures by Lounge Trekker on 12 September 2008 3:32am
 
Another of life's little pleasures...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUoCt9qIipk

Fruitful Trekker
 
Re: Life's little pleasures by johnnythemonkey on 12 September 2008 9:38am
 
That was interesting Pete. What next ? Pete eating an apple ? Pete eating a plum ? I can definitely see a series in the offing. :)
 
Re: Life's little pleasures by Spursfan on 12 September 2008 10:04am
 
Aww it was nice, Pete. When I was growing up we had lots of fruit trees/bushes - apples, (cooking and eating varities); blackcurrants and redcurrants; gooseberries; pears; and two varities of plums.

There were all situated towards the bottom of our large garden, well out of sight of the house.

When the plums were in season I used to grab a couple (or so!!) to eat while I was playing - I never thought anything of it.

Anyway when my parents were selling the house, I heard Mum say to one prospective buyer 'yes there are plum trees, but we never seem to have any fruit on them' !! Oooops!
 
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