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Home Living : May 1st 2012
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 MB MOTHER'S DAY BUSINESS AS USUAL... MANY MISS OUT ON THEIR SPECIAL DAY Many mums miss out and end up being quite disappointed with their day. Janita Singh IT'S business as usual for most mums this Mother's Day with 74.5 per cent spending their day cleaning the house and doing chores rather than relaxing. A recent survey shows that most mums are tired, spend too much time on housework and miss out on special treats such as breakfast in bed and much needed ''me'' time on their special day. A total of 1018 Australian mums, aged 18-65, took part in the survey conducted by Fantastic Furniture to see what mums, and dads, get up on Mother's Day. ''As an Australian company, we aim to understand consumer habits and lifestyles, so we conducted this survey to see how the majority of Australians spend Mother's Day,'' Fantastic Furniture general manager, merchandise and marketing Brent Allan said. ''We were surprised to see that many mums miss out and end up being quite disappointed with their day. ''When asked what the best thing about being a mum was, most said spending time with their kids, watching them grow and learn.'' TIME OFF FOR THE LUCKY FEW THE survey showed that 34 per cent of mums said they would like to spend Moth- er's Day having time off with a massage, facial or even lunch with the girls but this is a re- ality for only 5.44 per cent. No wonder 34 per cent said they look forward to Mother's Day but always end up feel- ing disappointed, with a whop- ping majority, 74.5 per cent, say- ing Mother's Day this year will be business as usual --- cleaning the house and washing dishes. Sleep, it seems, is a sought- after treat with 15 per cent say- ing they would love a lie-in on Mother's Day, but only 7.28 per cent achieve this. More than a quarter of respondents, 25.92 per cent, said that tiredness was the worst thing about being a mum. More than half said they averaged only about six hours sleep a night. Mums miss out on rest time too, with 20.86 per cent of mums averaging just 1-2 hours relax- ing on the sofa each week, compared to their partners, 49.54 per cent of whom average about 4-6 hours. Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 HIGH QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE SYSTEM * GERMAN INVERTER SMA OR DELTA * 250 WATT HIGH EFFICIENCY SOLAR PANELS 1.5KW SYSTEM $1399* with 1.7kw SMA Inverter or 2.5kw Delta Inverter 2.00kw system $2,499* (2.5kw Delta Inverter) for only 3.00kw system $4,499* (3.00kw Delta Inverter) for only Fully installed by CEC Accredited Licensed Electricians Office: (02) 8677 4312 Mobile: 0421 806 328 email@example.com www.eurosolar.com.au Lic. No. 232564C *Conditions apply. Meter installation NOT included SOLAR POWER SPECIALIST CALL 1300 959 013 5.00kw system $7,999* (5kw Delta Inverter) for only SOLAR PANELS WITH 30 YEAR WARRANTY* DELTA INVERTER WITH 10 YEAR WARRANTY* 2059059 13/3 Mighty Kitchens & Bathrooms (OMEDALE 2OAD "!.+34/7. 0H 97961500 &AX WWW MIGHTYKITCHENS COM AU Z -ODERN $ESIGNS IN4ODAYkS (OME Z +ITCHENS "ATHROOMS Z &REE -EASURE AND 1UOTE Z 6ISIT /UR 3HOWROOM 2185257 7/2 1582-1584 Canterbury Road, Punchbowl www.atoptide.com.au Tel: 97086888, 97086688 Fax:97086655 Mobile: 0452183168, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WE SUPPLY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD 9 cabinets with polyurethane doors, plus 2 pcs of granite benchtops. Please come to our show room or contact us for a quote More granite and quartz stone benchtops for retail and wholesale. $1800 $90+ $350+ $180+ $90 $30+ $90+ $150+ $500 $300 $180 2015611 28/2 ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5
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