Mother’s Day Result!

For some reason, probably because Eldest is now at university and Youngest has never been known to remember birthdays or any other significant event without parental pressure, I was not expecting anyone to remember Mother’s Day this year. So imagine my shock and delight when they both collaborated to get me a present. Furthermore, it was not one of those awful ‘presents for mothers’ such as you see on the TV or in the shops. They had actually bought me something they knew I would like. I present to you the most awesome mother’s day present I’ve ever got in my life…

The white tree of Gondor


on a T-shirt.

What’s even better is that it came with a note from the T-shirt people to say that if I reviewed the shirt I’d got, they’d send me a free one, drawn from a random lucky dip selection. This seemed too good an opportunity to turn down, so I reviewed my White Tree t-shirt on Sunday night, and this morning I received


a Green Lantern one totally free. Huzzah!

Considering how tightfisted I am (such that I had to sell a book before I allowed myself to buy my Latveria T-shirt) to have two geeky T-shirts at once is infinitely cool. Mother’s Day – no longer just for pink cards and a small bunch of daffodils from church. Now with added “my children actually know what I’m like as a person.” It’s a good feeling 🙂

Comments (7)

Lily ByrneMarch 14th, 2013 at 1:32 pm


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Alex BeecroftMarch 15th, 2013 at 10:12 am

Ooh, thank you so much! That’s very cool 🙂 What a lot of other interesting blogs you have there too. I must check them all out.

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Charlene NewcombMarch 17th, 2013 at 1:23 am

I love the shirts – especially the Gondor one! How cool. It’s great to have kids who understand your geekery. 🙂 Mine get me Star Wars things. I’m running out of room for them! But my youngest is planning to move out this summer – I’ll just take over his room.

Alex BeecroftMarch 17th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Oh, Star Wars stuff would be cool too. I started off writing Star Wars fanfiction. I must be the only person in the world who really loved SW The Phantom Menace. It made me want to be a Jedi knight along the lines of Qui-Gon Jinn 🙂

Jennifer ThorneMarch 18th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I just got all concerned that I had forgotten Mother’s Day! LOL. And then I remembered that we do it on a different day in Canada.

But, it is entirely conceivable that I might. Hence my brief flash of concern…

Those are lovely t-shirts. Do you ever watch Big Bang Theory?

Alex BeecroftMarch 19th, 2013 at 8:50 am

*g* Yes, I’m not even sure if our Mothering Sunday really ought to be thought of as Mother’s Day at all, since traditionally it’s about the mother church and not about human mothers. But we don’t have an alternative so it’ll have to do both.

I do watch Big Bang Theory 🙂 There are certainly many of these shirts that might be worn by Sheldon, and the Bazinga one (I assume) is in honour of him?

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