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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,


shriekingnora Wed 07-Nov-12 10:29:57

I would nominate my best mate. She spends so much time doing stuff for other people. And she knows I'm broke and gave me a pair of lovely boots that she was bored of. Seems small compared to some of the other things but it meant the world to me.

mignonette Wed 07-Nov-12 10:55:25

I would give my last Pink Lady to somebody I hate because they have the consistency and taste of apple flavoured cottonwool.

Hereford and Egremont Russets- Now they are Apples.

mignonette Wed 07-Nov-12 10:56:49

And I'd give a Russet to HulllyGully for her wonderful 'Report Everybody' thread which has made me laugh despite my kidney infection and recent loss of my Father.

mignonette Wed 07-Nov-12 11:08:43

And to Bupcakes

chickydoo Wed 07-Nov-12 18:55:18

My Beautiful wonderful amazing Daughter.
She is a woman now, but she has had a tough time growing up.
She always struggled at school was diagnosed with dyspraxia & dyslexia. She was bullied and picked on by other kids & teachers. She remained calm steady and quiet & so dignified on the outside, on the inside she cried every day.... The eyes gave it away...sad
She had bladder problems, and still wet the bed at 13 which meant hospital procedures and investigations which were so humiliating as a teenager. But throughout it all she was patient and calm.
She was diagnosed with ASD, and she bore that with grace and acceptance.
I took her with me on a work trip to help other kids in horrendous conditions in a third world country, this she did with humility and kindness & she was able to put smiles on the faces of children who had nothing. I could not have done the trip without her as she acted as my assistant and I will be forever grateful for her hard work.
I am indebted to the amount of time she has freely given in looking after her younger siblings while I have had to work.
I am touched she says I look beautiful when I think I look like an old hag.
My Daughter is very special, she was told she would never do well. She gained 11 Gcse's and is just about to sit 4 A'levels
My daughter wants to go in to nursing as she likes to care for others.... This amazes me as in the past people have been so cruel to her. She will make a wonderful nurse. I remember when I was a wreck as I had to have our dog put to sleep, I couldn't walk in to the vet. My lovely girl calmly walked in and was with our dog while she was put down ....Amazing!
When my mother was diagnosed with an horrendous life limiting terminal condition it was my DD who held her hand, brushed her hair, fed her and washed her. It was just something she felt she wanted to do.
To be honest I could write a book as to why this special young woman is my No 1 person in the whole world, I love, respect and admire her.... and I would love her to be acknowledged for the incredible person she has become. smile

LineRunner Wed 07-Nov-12 19:40:45

To my DD, struggling so well against prejudice, with dignity and pride. Love you, sweetheart. x

My No.1 person is this lady

She lost her DS2 at just 23 months to a brain tumour and has set up the charity in his name, she's amazing and so inspiring.

I don't want to name her publically, but have put the link to the charity facebook page instead. How she finds the strength to carry on day to day normal life as well as Reuben's Retreat I don't know, but she does and she's just amazing.

WhereAreMyShoes Wed 07-Nov-12 20:20:05

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...

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

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.

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

NoMoreMarbles Thu 08-Nov-12 00:04:00

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

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.

MakeTeaNotWar Thu 08-Nov-12 10:39:34

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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

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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.


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

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

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

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

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!!!!

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