Mum’s secret identity

This is a bit late as it’s more about a past Christmas than the current day, but it’s another  treasured memory on our shelf.

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On a few occasions we have done up a box of silly gifts for couples under the title of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’.

Basically, we have wrapped twelve items of varying value and silliness, and written out a list of clues as to what’s inside each parcel. It’s a game really, though one particular couple didn’t understand and just opened the packages regardless, therefore not seeing any intended joke, pun, or fun. (My favourite in that instance was a pack of paper cake tin liners as she was an avid cake maker, with the clue ‘Does my bun look big in this?’ )

My sister gave us the idea actually, having done a TDOC box for us the previous year.
Now we did have a lot of fun opening that, saving it for last, and having a laugh as we got so many wrong, and the occasional one right. It didn’t matter though, and that was the general idea.
The things I can remember are a jar of pickled onions, a chocolate santa, chocolate pennies, marbles, a blowing bubbles tin, a mini jigsaw puzzle, packet of peanuts, and this:

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Mum as a Bunny Girl

You can imagine how our minds were reacting to a clue like that!

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Mum’s secret identity

  1. scifihammy says:

    It’s a great idea – and I love the last one! 🙂

  2. To slow down the rip and tear into presents at Christmas, we used to have silly “clues” ( and silly cheap items, too) that we had to take turns reading out loud before opening. It slowed the pace and was a lot of fun.
    Gotta love that bunny!

    • We were really rotten one year and used indestructable paper, the stuff that doesn’t tear. Love your idea too, adds to the fun.
      Yep, love the bunny and the Mum in it. 🙂

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