To wonder why my brother signed my birthday card "Kenneth Branagh" when he isn't

(136 Posts)
firemansamisnormansdad Thu 30-Aug-12 19:39:47

WTF.

HildaOgden Sat 29-Sep-12 19:10:24

I always though Kenneth Brannagh was a bit of a knob.

Enjoy your own Christmas with your mum,hope she is better now.

firemansamisnormansdad Sat 29-Sep-12 16:14:49

Ladies. We shall never know. My arsing bro didn't go to the wedding despite knowing about it since April. Other relatives managed to fly in from the USA but can DB take a 2 hour train journey? No. It was all because no children were invited to the wedding so i think he refused to come on principal, but I had to go on my own and leave my own DH and DCs at home. Didn't stop me having a good time seeing everyone again and wishing the lovely couple joy. AND ANOTHER THING.... Our mother had a bad brain aneuryism last year 2 months before DB's son was born and she's still not 100%. I agreed that DH and i would look after mum over xmas 2011 as DB wanted to go into "xmas lockdown" and just focus on the new baby. ONLY DB's SIL tagged him on facebook on xmas day and they'd gone to his wife's sister's instead so poor old mum only got to see her grandson for 40 mins two weeks before xmas and nothing over xmas. NOW arsing bro has suddenly announced that he, wife and DC are going on a 3 week holiday over xmas so mum won't see her grandson AGAIN over xmas.

Don't care if you're reading this bro. You don't answer the phone or reply to my texts and a bunch of flowers is not going to make up for you "screwing up xmas".

So, as I said ladies, we shall never know.

really cross face

Is it an autograph?

trixymalixy Fri 28-Sep-12 16:05:09

Did you ask your brother?

LadyClariceCannockMonty Wed 19-Sep-12 20:24:14

You'd better come back and tell us!

You're going to sign his next card with a random actor's name, aren't you?

'Dame Maggie Smith'?
'Helena Bonham Carter'?
'Helen Mirren'?

grin

DilysPrice Wed 12-Sep-12 09:04:24

Loving thread but v offended by your name OP angry. Norman's daddy is of course my late husband, Vincent.

And Canestan as a secret Santa would definitely be code for "you're an irritating cunt".

tayatoes Wed 12-Sep-12 08:28:45

love this....reminds me of Peter Kay's mother in his bits about his mother on the answerphone messages

firemansamisnormansdad Sat 08-Sep-12 09:22:10

Lol, my cousin is completely normal (male cousin btw) and is a clinical psychologist so i will ask him what he thinks of all this! perhaps he can tell us some family history secret.

DC stopped fighting now, hooray!

firemansamisnormansdad Sat 08-Sep-12 09:18:14

I promise! And i will also let you know the reaction when I sign the card " now your naked couplings won't make the baby Jesus cry, love Bette Davis"

FrazerChorus Sat 08-Sep-12 09:18:04

So who is your cousin marrying? Benedict Cumberbatch?

EdMcDunnough Sat 08-Sep-12 09:15:38

I'm dying to know now. Please don't forget! smile

firemansamisnormansdad Sat 08-Sep-12 09:03:34

Ed: what, you're not Keanu Reeves? wink

Right, still no word from DB but i will be seeing him at my cousin's wedding in two weeks so will update you all then.

Oh god, can hear my own DCs killing themselves so need to log off and sort out the carnage. Boo. Tis too early on a Saturday for this (said Kenneth Branagh paraphrasing Shakespeare).

I'm a weird name signer blush

I also sent my ex mil a Christmas card from Shane from westlife. Along with a poem inside written just from westlife songs!

JethroTull Sat 08-Sep-12 08:33:22

grin grin grin

Brilliant. This has made me actually LOL. Loudly enough to wake the dog up. Brilliant.

EdMcDunnough Sat 08-Sep-12 08:32:03

I just want to say, though it is of little help to anyone, that I have a friend who is friends with Keanu Reeves.

I'm not though.

CollegiateMum Sat 08-Sep-12 08:25:03

But wasn't KB associated with the DC? Maybe they've changed his name by deed poll and will be referred to as Kenneth Branagh from now on. Hello, this is my wife and my son, Kenneth Branagh.

Then they can dress him in an orange parka and he'll be Kenny from South Park!

iscream Sat 08-Sep-12 08:18:14

I'm so sorry to be the one to tell you, but your sil has kicked out your db, and Kenneth Branagh is her new dh. What a way for them to tell you. Honestly!

Frenchie724 Fri 07-Sep-12 23:59:09

Hilarious

WhoWillDoMyHoovering Fri 07-Sep-12 19:14:48

"the bloke in the top hat at the Olympics opening ceremony who everyone thought was Abraham lincoln" = Brunel! Check out the hat grin. But if that doesn't shed any light either..... random!!

Shitemum Fri 07-Sep-12 15:17:34

Seems obvious to me that your DB is referring to a distant time in the past (since you've clearly forgotten it) when you told him you fancied Kenneth Branagh. So he is throwing in some kisses 'from' KB as a sort of present, iyswim, maybe.

FrazerChorus Wed 05-Sep-12 21:27:00

Still no word FiremanSam? sad

firemansamisnormansdad Tue 04-Sep-12 20:04:32

We're not a close family!

yes, if it was an e card it was probably something like hitting paste without meaning to

FrazerChorus Mon 03-Sep-12 08:56:36

I fear there is a very dull, prosaic answer to this, I.e a computer blip that OP's brother is totally unaware of. sad
That said, OP, I reckon your brother is now on a forum somewhere posting the following:-
"worried about my sister. Last week I sent her an e-card for her birthday and as usual signed it from myself, partner and our baby. Since then I've had a barrage of texts, emails and even FB posts from her claiming that the e-card means that either:- I'm Kenneth Branagh or my kid is Kenneth Branagh or that Kenneth Branagh is now a member of our family!!! WTF? I am seriously worried about these weird delusions. What is even more worrying that she is now calling herself Barbara Windsor (when she isn't) and keeps banging on about "the mumsnetters need to know". Could she be part of a cult? How do I respond?

firemansamisnormansdad Sat 01-Sep-12 23:09:37

OMG TeamUmizumi did start a thread!

DB gone to ground so I will send him an e-card to his work email on Monday saying "mumsnetters want to know why you signed my card Kenneth Branagh?" and sign it Barbara Windsor.

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