It seems that Chester’s mums just might be the wisest of them all after a Mother’s Day competition revealed some pearls of wisdom offered by the city’s mothers.
From sage advice such as always making sure you carry around five pounds in emergency cash, to a life-changing suggestion to give a nightmare date a second chance, Chester’s mums seem to have all the answers.
The ‘Mum’s the Word’ competition, launched by the city’s Business Improvement District CH1ChesterBID, was looking for the best bit of advice given by a mum.
And it prompted scores of entries from people across Chester and the local area, all desperate to pay tribute to the special lady in their lives.
Take a look below at the winners and a selection of the best entries.
“After a disastrous first date, I told my mum I wasn’t planning on meeting up with the guy again- but my mum who had met him when he came to pick me up told me to give him another chance because he seemed nice, she told me she thought my dad was a fool when she first met him and they are really happily married- So I went on another date and turns out she was right, that was 11 years ago now and we are married with two children!”
B Williams, Chester
“Always keep a £5 note hidden in your purse, as this is your emergency fund as you never know when you need it either for hopping on a bus, get some food or to buy a brolly, mum knows best.”
J Spruce, Ellesmere Port
“Life is like a train journey, outward single ticket only, no return back. You started the journey with some company, you see at every stop people get on and off, but barely anyone will accompany you through the whole trip, even your dearest ones. So be prepared for it, then all you need to do is be a serious traveller, enjoy the ongoing scenes and treasure those who are currently with you.”
A Qian, Chester
A selection of other entries:
“Compared to lunch and dinner breakfast is the winner – it’s the most important meal of the day! Start each day on a good breakfast – that’s what I now tell my kids just like my mum told me!”
R Guinness, Chester
“Mum always told my six siblings and me that laughter is the best medicine.”
G Dean, Chester
“Go out and be yourself, people should love you for who you are.”
K Edge, Mold
“Never tell your husband how much you spent on something until you cook him a nice dinner first! She did that with my Dad and it worked and I certainly followed her advice when I got married.”
M Simpson, Wallasey
Those selected as winners of the competition are set to be gifted with prizes including a £100 Debenhams shopping voucher and personal shopper experience, a wine tasting experience at Veeno and complimentary cut and finish at city centre salon, Francesco.
Have a great Mother’s Day everyone!