Ahead of Mother’s Day this weekend, Islington Now spoke some people around Islington about their plans (or lack of) for the day itself.
Faruk, 23 – “I knew that it was coming this weekend. I’m not going to do anything special for it, I’ll probably get her some gifts as I work in retail. Things like this and Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to be a sheep and do a lot for it – you’ve got to show your appreciation all year for your Mum.”
Nicola, 40 – “I’m not planning anything for my Mum, she lives in Liverpool, so I can’t see her this weekend. I’ll send her a card and some flowers, but my children will want to surprise me for the day. Last year they took me to a country house for a weekend away. It’s not going to be something like that this year, but they have a surprise for me!”
Mother’s Day is a big thing for me, I’m going to spend time with my mother, my wife, my mother-in-law; all the mums come together for tea and some drinks, it’s important to appreciate them
Daniel, 23 – “I didn’t know it was Mother’s Day this weekend – my Mum lives in New Zealand so there’s not really much I can do. In fact, I think Mother’s Day is a different date in New Zealand so I’m not going to do anything. I might drop her a text now and she what she says, but she’ll probably ignore it. I don’t normally do anything for it anyway, I ignore it because I usually owe her money or something.”
Tior, 44 – “Mother’s Day is a big thing for me, I’m going to spend time with my mother, my wife, my mother-in-law; all the mums come together for tea and some drinks, it’s important to appreciate them. For this shop, generally speaking, it is as big as Easter. On the actual day itself, the Sunday, retailers are generally quieter because people are going out for lunch, spending time with their mothers.”
Alice, 22 – “I’ll probably be lying in bed hungover or eating eggs and bacon with my housemates. Mother’s Day isn’t really a thing in my family. Now you’ve told me it’s happening I’ll probably buy her a card though, don’t want to be too mean about it.”