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forget the coat with a hood - here's a REAL challenge

(19 Posts)
Cappuccino Tue 18-Sep-07 17:05:15

find a coat for my mum

she wants one just like my new Lands End squall parka cos it is warm and water resistant

but I don't want her to have the same coat as me because she will look MAD in it she will team it with unsuitable MAD hat and everyone will realise it's the same coat and mine will look MAD by association

she wears MAD coats like little old ladies queueing in Woolworths wears and wants to look better so as not to embarrass dh hmm (what about embarrassing ME for the last 30 odd years???)

she wants a long coat

it needs to be warm

it needs to be cheap (under £40 if poss)

it needs to be water-resistant

it needs not to look INSANE


Cammelia Tue 18-Sep-07 17:08:36

Your poor mum

Peachy Tue 18-Sep-07 17:09:40

surely like little old aldies queuing outside Northern rock?.... (woolies did seem very quiet today actually...)

Cappuccino Tue 18-Sep-07 17:14:14

oh Cammelia you have no idea

really you have none

she once stopped one of my friends in the street wearing one of those woolly alpaca type hats and said "Tell my daughter I you saw me and I didn't have my hat strings tied together"

MrsBadger Tue 18-Sep-07 17:14:42

how often are you seen with her?

does she need a hood?

Cappuccino Tue 18-Sep-07 17:15:50

no MrsB she would only put it on over the unsuitable hat

which has to cover her ears very closely so no style possibilities there

she wears a snood

oh god

MrsBadger Tue 18-Sep-07 17:19:57


Cammelia Tue 18-Sep-07 17:22:45

But I'm relating to your mum here, I say bonkers things

collision Tue 18-Sep-07 17:23:24

How old is she Cappuccino?

MrsBadger Tue 18-Sep-07 17:23:52


actually Cotton Traders has several possibilities here

MrsBadger Tue 18-Sep-07 17:25:48


Cappuccino Tue 18-Sep-07 21:52:38

ooh am interested in several options

from a cotton traders point of view [[ this maybe]

I think she would like the down one

florenceuk Tue 18-Sep-07 23:19:07

see my uniqlo post earlier - maybe the black parka might work?

Cappuccino Wed 19-Sep-07 10:09:33

oh florence I have looked

but it needs to be full length

collision Thu 20-Sep-07 21:41:40

How old is she?

<Collision perseveres with this question although she has been ignored> wink

KristinaM Thu 20-Sep-07 22:44:00

i think she sounds really funny. as in amusing not peculiar

Cappuccino Fri 21-Sep-07 12:36:11

oh sorry collision

she is 63

scattyspice Fri 21-Sep-07 12:47:51

She needs to wear purple!

hecciesmum Fri 21-Sep-07 12:54:15

with a red hat that doesn't go and doesn't suit me
and spend her pension on brandy and summer gloves............

great poem!

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