Flashback Friday - Mum

My parents always spent a lot of time in the garden as I was growing up, it had several re-designs over the years and of course there was always general day to day stuff to be done. I remember spending a lot of time out there with them, sometimes helping (well, I say helping but I know how much Leo 'helps' so I think they may not agree with that!) and more often than not running around playing with the dog or probably just making a general nuisance of myself.

One summer's evening (in 1983 to be precise - thank you Mum for dating every single photo!)  Mum was creosoting the garden fence.  I remember hanging around, probably moaning I was bored as I was prone to and after taking this photo, was given the job of watering the plants.

Using the hose was always lots of fun, and I was usually told off for drowning the plants, on this occasion however I casually asked....

'Mum, are you a flower?'

Engrossed in her painting and not really listening to the question she off-handedly replied she was,  at which point I turned the hose on her to ensure all the flowers were watered!

Funnily enough she was less than impressed by suddenly being soaked and went MAD,   asking what on earth I thought I was doing.   As I backed up the garden I explained I'd asked a question and was just following her instructions!

Despite the soaking I was not in trouble, although I think Mum vowed from that day to always try and pay more attention to what I say!

This post is for my Flashback Friday, this week's theme is Mum.



  1. Ha ha! Love it! Could have been the start to a fantastic water fight ;-)

  2. Ha ha what a fab and very funny story! That serves your ,Mum right for not listening properly althoughg I fear it is something we are all guilty of!!
    You and your mum look very much alike xx

  3. What a great idea. I have added your badge to my memes page.


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