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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,


TantrumsAndBalloons Thu 01-Nov-12 16:43:02

My DH.

He has supported me through depression. He inspired and encouraged me to fulfill my ambitions.

He tells me I always look beautiful which is a lie

He puts up with my dogs and various foster dogs sleeping in our bed, even though he claims to not be a dog person.

He brings me a cup of coffee every morning and knows to go away for 10 minutes and let me drink it before he talks to me grin

And he always compliments my cooking, even though he is a chef, and the kids are saying it tastes "weird"

I'd give him my last pink lady any day. But if I did, he would cut it up and give me half.

SooOOOoolooOOOooo Thu 01-Nov-12 17:20:35

My friend has fought so hard for her sn twins future and education and has finally won her battle! she's exhausted and in debt, but is still (before, during and after the battle) there for everyone else.
She looks after the needs of her parents (both are elderly and infirm in many respects), is there for her other children and sc and husband and for her friends ~ me included. I don't know where she gathers her strength from tbh and how she puts everyone else ahead of herself I'll never know.
We've known one another for 42 years and I don't think I've ever met anyone as lovely, devoted, selfless or hard working. Her home is always clean and tidy and she goes out to work two days a week to make ends meet on a weekly basis. I don't know how she does it...She is fab!
She can definitely have my last Pink Lady, but I know that she'd cut it in half and hand me a piece smile

ThatVikRinA22 Thu 01-Nov-12 17:27:27

my friend and mummy substitute, both our boys are the same age even though there is a 26 yr age gap between us, and they both have the same special needs, she has been my rock. I have no family and have come to rely on her like a mother and she has never once complained! She listens to me moan, she is the only person in the world that i think understands what having a child with SN means sometimes, even DH thinks im fussing but when i talk to her i know that im not alone! and, if i gave her my last pink lady, i know she would appreciate it! she is lovely. (and often on a diet! grin)

smokinaces Thu 01-Nov-12 17:42:39

My Mum. She has supported me through everything. My divorce. My moving home. My depression and my kids' special needs. She went part time to help with childcare and moved her days around to support me when my marriage ended. Even through her own illnesses she has been there for me, and she is amazing. I would truely not have got through the last 3 years or what life is going to throw at me in the next 3 without her on the end of the phone or being 5 minutes drive away. No one other than my kids comes close. If she wouldnt be so embarrased I would nominate her for the named award. But this will do. Truely a mum in a million.

zinaida Thu 01-Nov-12 17:44:02

Definitely my husband who has supported me amazingly through my pregnancy and the birth of our son. He brings me tea and breakfast in bed every morningand is such a loving involved father to our 5 month old, it's beautiful to watch them together.

JustFabulous Thu 01-Nov-12 18:49:55

My DH is my Number 1 person. He has stuck by me through illness that lasted years and when I lost his babies. He forks out loads of money each month to keep FABCat well fed and medicated (she is very old and ill) and is always willing to go to the shop when I need emergency chocolate. He is my best friend, is always on my side and has never ever let me down in 16 years of being together. He is my family as I don't have a birth one. I love him and always will.

poorbuthappy Thu 01-Nov-12 19:46:43

My sis.
Whatever I need, emotionally, financially, whatever, she gives it to me (and obv I pay back!!!)

We are an odd family though. Never show proper emotion (esp with parents) but we all know we are there.

HannahLI Thu 01-Nov-12 20:07:13

I would love to nominate my Mum. I had a really tough pregnancy and with a one year old to look after earlier in the year was very tough. My mum has been incredibly supportive and it's the little things that make a huge difference, always willing to wash up or iron despite hating both. She has helped sensitively without treading on my husband toes and yet making me feel so loved and special. My mum is an amazing inspiration to me and this year has been tough for her too not only helping me and my family but also coping with the deterioration of her mother with altziemers and facing redundancy head on. I only hope that I grow into being the amazing caring mother, daughter, grandparent that she is too.

rathlin Thu 01-Nov-12 20:07:21

My DS. He is the reason for the brighter days after my DD died. I'd give him a while bag of pink ladies!

serendipity1980 Thu 01-Nov-12 20:08:06

My No.1 person would be my husband. I know it's clichéd but he really is there for me throughout all my ups and downs. I am a wheelchair user and registered blind and my disability is degenerative. It makes it tough being a Mum because it limits me a lot but my DH is always there to support me, if part of my body has stopped working as well as it did, and it makes me feel down, he is there to cheer me up and try to make me feel better. He tirelessly does all the little things I find hard and never complains about having to hang up the washing, take my wheelchair in and out of the car, or fixing my white cane. He also springs some lovely unexpected surprises like taking me to the hotel where we got married for our 5th wedding anniversary last year!
Also, I am very blessed that because of DH, we have a gorgeous son and a beautiful daughter, who we treasure very much. My life feels complete with these three special people.

I'd choose a friend from work. Work has veered from crazy to hideous to even more crazy to beyond hideous lately and I've lost time of the number of times we've screamed, shouted, stamped our feet and cried on eah others shoulders. Without her to share it, I'm sure I would have run out screaming months ago. Despite all that, we also laugh a lot and talk a lot about shoes and dresses. We've even devised days where we dress in a certain way to make a crtain statement, which nobody but us knows! I value her friendship so much and if I win the voucher, it will be spent on new leather gloves, lace tights, 'statement' scarves and plenty of cake for both of us!

cashmere Thu 01-Nov-12 20:17:11

DH for always being so selfless and caring but witty and great fun too.
It's our 1st anniversary this week and I truly know he'll be there through the ups and downs of the next 50 years. I'd share my apple with him as I know he'd share his with me too....his beer and crisps may be a different matter!

saintlyjimjams Thu 01-Nov-12 20:26:03

My mum because she mucks in and has been a huge support -practically and emotionally - since the day ds1 was diagnosed over a decade ago.

But also ds1. He's severely autistic, non-verbal, but has developed a voice over the last year after being given an electronic talker by a mumsnetter. He also loves apples (actually pink ladies are his favourite, seriously) and if we visit people's houses I tell them to hide the apples in advance. Or there'll be none left.

Maybe I should nominate the mnetter who gave ds1 his voice a year ago.

Can I have three?

GetKnitted Thu 01-Nov-12 20:38:36

My sister, she inspires me with her courage and patience.

piprabbit Thu 01-Nov-12 20:45:56

Pink Lady apples - because ordinary, butch apples are just too tasty for me to eat.

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Thu 01-Nov-12 20:51:40

My Daughter, she is 18 today, so officially an adult. I had her when I was young and was left by her father quickly afterwards. My parents moved to a large city just after she was born so I followed them after I found myself on my own. Just after she was two my parents died suddenly and I was left on my own with DD.

I totally fell apart and had a breakdown and struggled over the next ten years to get over everything, many times I just wanted to lie down and not wake up but she carried me through the worse time of my life, her little smile never far away, she literally held my hand through those years, her love and belief in me overwhelms me.

As I said, today she turned into an adult, she is still my best true friend, she is an amazing young woman, one I am so very proud to call my daughter.

octonaughty Thu 01-Nov-12 21:21:58

I would nominate my sister, She has been such a support to me as I struggled with 2 small children (I am a wimp!). She carried on being a fantastic support even when her husband was diagnosed with cancer when their first baby was 7 weeks old. She seems to take it all in her stride, and is the most patient, brilliant mum, fantastically supportive wife to her husband, and lovely, thoughtful sister to me. And is, crucially very funny. Though what she sees in radio 4's Gaga, mags and bags is beyond me! (sorry for overusing the word support)

Ruprekt Thu 01-Nov-12 21:26:03

My number one person would be my child's headteacher.

She is inspirational, hard working, dedicated to the children in the very large school they attend. She has time for everyone, easy to talk to, a fabulous role model for both the boys and girls and teaching staff.

And she has just found out that her wonderful husband has cancer. sad

This lady has been so affected by cancer over the last two years and has lost friends and family to this terrible disease.

I respect her and admire her and am pleased to know her and have her in mine and my childrens' lives.

sad smile

Whistlingwaves Thu 01-Nov-12 21:55:53

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smileyhappymummy Thu 01-Nov-12 22:09:58

My husband.
Because he has been there for me always, and always puts me and our daughters first - if I gave him my last pink lady apple he'd give it back for me to have.

shabbatheGreek Thu 01-Nov-12 22:38:35

I would nominate my amazing Mum.

She showed me how to be a Mum, and if I am half of what she is I will be delighted. She also put herself at the back of the know the queue? The queue for clothes, treats, shoes and many, many times food. She has been, and continues to be, the most amazing Gran to my four boys.

I love her dearly. She has been diagnosed with Alzhaimers sad we sat together and I told her there will be no crying over this disgraceful 'condition' we are going to laugh at it......when she forgets things we are going to laugh even louder. I told her that if she ever forgets my name there will be trouble.

She has been my rock following the loss of two of my four sons. She has held me like a baby and cried with me.

May my Mam reign forever as the best Mum in the world smile xxx

TodaysAGhoulDay Fri 02-Nov-12 00:30:51

I'd nominate my brother. He's an absolute rock, and is always there for me if I need help. He let me move in with him with my 2 yr old son when we had nowhere else to go, and he let us stay for 18 months.

Chris, you are my best friend and I love you to bits shame about the beard but that's another thread entirely and I would gladly give you my last Pink Lady.

ICutMyFootOnOccamsRazor Fri 02-Nov-12 01:05:43

My number one person is the brand new head teacher of ds's little school.

She was more or less forced into the job when the old head died suddenly over the summer. The school was in a very bad way and we thought it might close, but she has worked unbelievably hard and has really turned it around completely in just half a term, even giving up her weekends to paint and garden at school. All this despite her being in the middle of a demanding further education course.

We love the school and we love her and I'd give her ALL my apples (even though they're my favourite).

devilsadvocaat Fri 02-Nov-12 06:32:58

My mum is the best. She's always there for me, never judges. SHe accepts people for who they are. SHe gives without expecting to receive and put up with my siblings and I through our teenage years. She loves my children like they're her own. She is one of my best friends and I don't know what I'd do without her.

jimmenycricket Fri 02-Nov-12 07:26:23

My number one person is my very oldest best boy friend (well I say boy, he's 40 but he's a male friend). He listens to my rubbish again and again without judging or doing the male trick of trying to fix things. And he's the soul of discretion too. He still tells me I'm beautiful even after I've run five miles and has says it's his job to raise me up when life beats me down.

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