Sunday, May 06, 2007

Happy unmother's day!

My apologies to any Australian mothers who received their greetings one week early. I would like to point out that the chain of misinformation originated in Jeanie, I was just an ignorant link.

Lacking any other cause, I chose to celebrate red bean soup instead.

9 comments:

Jean said...

No! You named and shamed me!\

Yes, I was so paranoid about missing Mother's Day that upon receiving a friendly reminder from dad that it was early May, I had automatically locked it in my mind as the first Sunday of May.

Apologies to all that I've indirectly / directly misled. But hey, it can never hurt to let your mother know how much you love her!

Scott said...

I have to say, that red bean soup looks truly disgusting. Maybe it's the blood-red colour, the murky translucent appearance, or possibly the rather unnerving swollen lump of whatever-that-is in the middle. In any case, if that's what you resort to eating when you can't tolerate take-away pizza, my stomach turns in sympathy.

Iqbal Khaldun said...

When is Mother's Day in Australia?!

Joe said...

Yes Jean, and twice is definitely better than not at all.

Scott that swollen lump is a lotus nut. It's the best bit! I will wait and see if someone else wants to defend red bean soup.

Mother's Day is apparently always the 2nd Sunday in May. Father's Day is the 1st Sunday in September. I'm glad I've got these things figured out by age 27!

Knuffy's Owner said...

In Germany, Father's Day was in June, which confused the living daylights out of me.

I will stand up and defend the red bean soup! I actually thought it looked quite nice, especially since dark red is my favourite colour - and I do know that it tastes pretty good as well!

vincent chao from london said...

I hate red bean soup!

Joe said...

Oh dear. There must be more red bean soup fans out there? Defend your dessert people!

j a s o n said...

You know my thoughts on red bean soup Joe...

But, being typical bloke I can say I took my dad to Manchester for the football, having totally forgotten about Mothers' Day.

Meanwhile useful sister in Sydney used internet to order flowers to be delivered to my flat in London for Mum. She who was trapped in my flat, the wind and rain being a good deterent for exploration outside. She sat confounded by my TV set up...until the delivery people arrived!

Joe said...

Your poor mum! The weather was terrible on Sunday. You should have told us she was home alone!