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With Father’s day imminent we ran a competition on Facebook asking people to tell us about their fathers.

We’ve had a great response and some fantastic answers which we just had to share!

Brendan:

He’s old now and ill, still never grumpy nor yells. It’s worth taking time out for the stories he tells.
Ill as a boy and so without much learning held down several jobs and soon he was earning.
He met a good woman, to take as a wife. Now 60 years later, together, forever, for life.
He guides and advises, tries to show us the way. Always quick to assist yet no demands to repay.
Raised six kids well, through good times and bad, that charming old rogue that we all love is my DAD.

Emma:

Despite his age of 82, my dad’s still active and fun,
He won’t give in to his dodgy knees as he amazes everyone.
Workmen he will not employ as he manages all the chores,
Like chopping down trees and hanging shelves and even laying floors!

He may be a little slower and you may need to talk quite loud,
But he’s as sociable as ever and chatty in a crowd.
Dictionaries and encyclopaedias – there really is no need
As he gives advice and helps with life so others can succeed.
Thanks dad x

Lucy:

He’s charming, witty, handsome and fun.
With bundles of energy, in a million he’s one!
He’s patient and loving our Grandad Stevo.
With his six granchildren all loving him so.

He takes them off on adventures with the stories he creates.
About ‘Woofy the Dog’ and his superhero mates.
For making us laugh and putting a smile on their face
He deserves a thank you – Grandad Stevo you are ace!

Martin:

He’s my mate, he’s my chum, cheers me up when I am glum,
Lends a hand, understands, helps in any way he can,
He’s a friend till the end, and on him I can depend,
If I’m down, he’s around and will often he say he’s proud,
And at times he can be daft, things he does, the way he laughs,
But most of all, my dad is cool, and always will be, he’s my all.

Happy Father’s day to all the grandads and dads out there!

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Show Your Appreciation This Mothers’ Day

A big day is coming up – the day when men and women across the country will be spending their time with good old Mum, showing their appreciation for the woman who took care of them throughout their childhood and beyond.

If you are looking for a special gift to show your mother how much she means to you, Primrose has lots of fantastic gift ideas to give you some inspiration!

Why not give her a gift that will light up the fresh, spring sky, with some beautiful solar lights? From path markers to guide your way through the garden, to sparkling light strings to brighten up any tree, these delightful solar lights are eco-friendly, cost nothing to run and would make an ideal gift!

If your mum is a keen gardener, consider buying a grow kit so she can grow her own produce – our herb kits sit neatly on the window sill and come with everything needed to grow a range of fresh herbs such as parsley and basil, perfect for use in everyday cooking. Or let her try growing her own delicious strawberries with a strawberry barrel kit! There is a lot of fresh produce you can grow yourself, from tomatoes and herbs, to potatoes and beans, all easy to grow, tasty and satisfying!

And why not cook those home-grown potatoes and tomatoes, along with some burgers, sausages and kebabs, on the barbecue, or for something a bit different, consider grilling them over the fire in a chiminea! Chimineas are both useful and decorative garden features – use one for warmth and cooking on sultry summer evenings.

A garden clock is a fantastic gift idea – these smart, practical items come in a range of styles and will look elegant fixed to any wall. Some even light up in the evening so it is easy to read no matter what time of day.

If you know your mum is a fan of nature and wildlife, why not help her get the most from her garden and both attract and protect the local animals? A bird bath or bird house is a great way to entice a wide variety of birds to the garden, while a bee box or hedgehog house will provide sanctuary for some of the UK’s more endangered species.