My Mum turns 70 years old on 24th May this year, what to buy her as a present for such a milestone year has been on my mind for a very long time! She was an active theatre-goer, hence my love of everything stagey and I had considered taking her to see a West End musical. However, it was becoming rather obvious that nothing that I was showing enthusiasm for was grabbing her. Let’s face it, a trip to the West End theatre isn’t the most reasonably priced if your mum has a fear of ‘touching the cherubs’ which equates to sitting in the gods, in my mum’s language! Born out of her nose-bleed section experience at the Lyceum when we went to see Oklahoma. Well, Hugh Jackman was in it and I was determined to at least be in the same room as him. Let’s dwell on that for a moment longer… moving on….!
Drawing a blank on the gift front and with no help from my dad, either – who’s answer was “well she’s got everything hasn’t she?” I remembered my son’s christening gift from one of his godmothers. She had a star named after my little star and I really treasure it. So that’s what I’ve done for mum. She’s a star for putting up with me, my dad and for having looked after my aforementioned little lad on many, many occasions. Plus, she couldn’t have children of her own so she and dad adopted me when I was 6 weeks old and have given me an upbringing I possibly wouldn’t have otherwise had. As many have said in the past, no she’s not my mother, but she’s my mum because she put plasters on my grazed knees (I was rather a clumsy child and usually hopped, skipped and jumped out of primary school at the end of the afternoon having fallen over a few times and made a mess of my knee caps in the process). She’s my mum because she’s dried my tears and listened when I had had a bad day at school, and later on, work.
So, from Star Registry here it is in all its glory:
The presentation box is beautiful, quite befitting for such a big birthday and the roses are a gorgeous touch. There is plenty of literature with the framed certificate and as you’ll see, I opted for Gemini constellation as that’s my mum’s sign of the zodiac. I’m thrilled with the package and urge anyone pondering on a unique gift idea to visit Star Registry and check out the options available. There are numerous packs on offer to suit all budgets. I hope she likes it when the day arrives, I’ll feed back on her reaction!
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