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NOW CLOSED Who's your No. 1 person? Share your nomination with Pink Lady apples and win £100 Marks & Spencer voucher or a spa break for two

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 01-Nov-12 09:25:44

The folks at Pink Lady are looking for nominations from Mumsnetters for their "No.1" person. Here's what they say: "We're so proud of the great taste of Pink Lady apples, some say they're too good to share. We'd like to know who you'd give your last Pink Lady to and why they're your No.1 person."

So, do you have an adult family member or adult friend who you has done something special this year? Have they supported you through some difficult times? Maybe they've provided great advice or just been a shoulder to cry on? Perhaps they've had a tough year but you've admired how they've coped with it? Are they always being a good friend to you? Whatever the case may be Pink Lady would love to hear your nominations - you don't have to name them but just describe what they mean to you.

Everyone who adds a nomination to this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Marks & Spencer voucher.

Pink Lady Apples also have a special competition running where you can also nominate your No.1 person - and you could win a spa break for you and your No.1 person. Follow this link for more information and full T&Cs.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

imdreamingofaskyebluechristmas Thu 06-Dec-12 22:51:42

thank you thank you thank you so much.

I will be giving the voucher to my fantastic mum who has supported me so well since XH left earlier this year.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 06-Dec-12 14:41:03

Thanks all for your comments. The winner of the £100 M&S voucher is...

skyebluezombie

Congratulations, I'll PM you to get your details.

LateDeveloper Tue 04-Dec-12 14:46:54

I'd like to nominate my Dad. Even though he is nearly 80 he is amazingly strong mentally and someone I still turn to for advice and moral support.

He got through bowel cancer and despite the physical toil it has taken on this one very fit man he still enjoys his life, keeps up with the news and his beloved TV sport and is a great granddad to my kids. We have lots of great chats putting the world to rights and he is very proud of me and my career.

He has to monitor the care of my younger sis who has learning difficulties and and financially bail out another of my siblings but he never complains about it.

I love him loads and don't know how I'd cope without him

EllenParsons Tue 04-Dec-12 03:03:24

My sister who is also a mums netter. She is just really funny, kind, and would get my last pink lady as she always feeds me loads when I go to her house!

preety18 Wed 28-Nov-12 11:39:25

My number 1 person I must admit it's my dear beloved DH, he is amazing husband and father. He is there for me all the time, especially postnatal when I was on the verge of a breakdown he made sure I had all the support around me.

Mine number 1 person is my nan, she's so positive and has an amazing outlook on life.

Her positivity has got me though a lot. With DD2 she tells me that just because she can't do something today, doesn't mean she won't be able to tomorrow. And there's only no hope if you stop believing, if you believe there's hope and a chance.

Kormachameleon Mon 26-Nov-12 18:39:57

I'm gonna say my DH. I have been so unwell since not long after we got together and to be honest I didn't think he would stick around and I wouldn't have blamed him if he hadn't

But he did and his life has been so difficult as a result.
He does so much, work, childcare, housework, looks after me

I don't know what I would do without his help - I'd probably cease to function at all

littlemonkeychops Mon 26-Nov-12 18:33:18

Definitely my hubby, currently pregnant with no.2 with a toddler to run around after and despite working fulltime in a stressful jib he's being a star looking after DD and doing all the shopping/housework so i can lie on the sofa feeling bleurgh!!!!

FTRsMammy Wed 21-Nov-12 20:59:58

My mam, I can't even begin to describe all the reasons why she's amazing.
She's the most supportive person I've ever met, she's my best friend and I love her with all my heart smile

PopMusicShoobyDoobyDoA Sun 18-Nov-12 22:53:51

My dad! He has supported me so much over the last few years. He is a very practical man and when it comes to bargains and money savings he is a legend. It was him who insisted I put in a cheeky offer for a house, which was accepted, and it literally saved me £30k. I would not have dared to offer such a low price without his support. grin

angell74 Sat 10-Nov-12 23:49:48

Half each to my boys. I love them and they love Pink Lady apples.

dodecahedronandonandon Fri 09-Nov-12 22:33:33

My mum.

Despite some truly terrible events, she has always looked to a brighter day ahead and her motto has always been 'jam tomorrow'.

She's pretty amazing my mum. A really lovely lady and always there for everyone. Barely has time for herself but cares beyond belief about the rest of the world.

x

Adversecamber Fri 09-Nov-12 19:03:04

My dsis, she is very self sacrificing and also very hard up. She is supporting our very elderly Aunt and cares and cleans for her. She has to walk at least a mile to her house, my dsis has diabetes and crumbling spine disease. She is often in pain but does not make any kind of complaint. She also does a lot of childcare for her grandchildren, who are sweet but the four year old is a lot of hard work. She always puts herself last. She has supported me all my life and is quite a lot older than me, she is the Mother that I wish I had as our own Mother was abusive.

loubielou31 Fri 09-Nov-12 17:00:34

My number one person is always there when anyone needs her. She should really put herself first every once in a while but she'll never be told. Thanks.

stephgr Fri 09-Nov-12 02:10:43

my mother-in-law has been amazing looking after my children when I had pneumonia even though she's not well herself. She has never once asked for anything in return although I spoil her whenever I can because she's made such a difference to our lives.

EllenParsons Fri 09-Nov-12 01:26:20

I would pick my sister. She is a great mum to 3 boys aged 4 and under so she has her hands full but still finds time for me as well and we are great friends!

mummmsy Thu 08-Nov-12 20:21:32

Me! I am pretttty amazing grin, sometimes, I even amaze myself wink

Katryn Thu 08-Nov-12 11:04:31

Right now, this very minute, my number 1 person, is my grandmother, who died yesterday, age 102. She was so brave, living alone, and sometimes with my Dad. She had lost all her friends, was always going in and out of hospital, but never complained. We saw her three days before she died, bringing her cakes and cards. She was so happy to see us, so lucid, and I filmed her talking about the war days. My children think she is amazing and were hoping she would be the oldest person in the world one day. I will miss her ringing me, to ask after the children and to see if everything is all right. I will miss her being in my life.

My No 1 person is a very special friend from uni - she is a fantastic mother to 3 young children under 5, works full time and very sadly, does everything she can to support a sister who is terminally ill and now receiving palliative care. She makes a 4 hour round trip to regularly visit, supports her BIL and their mother especially hard now in the run up to the Christmas season. And despite all of this pain, she remains a stoic and cheerful woman, a great friend and always ready to laugh - my admiration knows no bounds.

rowingdowntheriver Thu 08-Nov-12 04:11:43

My mum, who has been an amazing support to DH and I since the birth of our children.

My DHsmile he has held my hand through 8 MCs,is an amazing dad to our DD, has listened to my rants and raves through 5 years of TTC while putting DD and I first always. He has cried on my shoulder and I on his. He's my best friend and I would give him my last applesmile

Justtobi Wed 07-Nov-12 22:45:40

My number 1 person would be my daughter katie she has dealt with her brothers being diagnosed with autism so good shes only 6 her brothers are 16 & 7 She has taken on board that they need extra help with things & she has helped so much shes our amazing girl MY NUMBER 1 smile Very proud of her x

BlastOff Wed 07-Nov-12 22:20:59

My dh. I've had a difficult few years with my family, especially my dsis and dm and my relationship with them has broken down quite badly. My dh is always on my side and without him I'd feel very alone. He's also an amazing father, and a wonderful husband and partner.

FunnysInLaJardin Wed 07-Nov-12 22:11:02

My mum and sister, for coping with my Dads immobility following a badly broken hip 2 years ago and his subsequent decline into Altzheimers. My Dad is 87 and my mum is 84 and copes brilliantly. She is ensuring he stays in his own home and enjoys what he can out of life, my sister also. Without them I don't know what I would do as I'm 400 miles away. I owe a huge amount to them and love them both dearly. They both have their own health problems to cope with - Macular degeneration, Fibroid Myalgia and Carpel tunnel etc etc but both dedicate themselves to supporting my dad, It means the world to me

I would give my last Pink Lady to my friend K.
She's my No. 1 Lady because we both just seem to be there when the other is in need of an ear.
She has had a rough couple of years with personal and family problems and the next few months will be the hardest of her life. Yet still she is the only person to pick up on my own sadness, when no one else has realised I've been down about something.

She's coming round on Friday night and in exchange for her cuddling my newborn for a few hours and entertaining my toddler, I am making her some chocolate and cinnamon cakes.
Maybe I'll give her an apple too...

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