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Home Living : May 1st 2012
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.'' MB HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 3 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. Specialists in the supply and installation of aluminium windows and doors Call today for your free measure and quote PHONE 9623 5611 Email email@example.com www.betaview.com.au 2033895 14/2 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au W Curtains W Romans W Sunscreens W Pelmets W Swags W Shutters W All Blinds W Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2188211i 11/1 supershades.com.au 9938 4377 Showroom 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale firstname.lastname@example.org Installation Free Protecting you from over exposure VISIT OUR NEW SHOWROOM opposite Greengate Hotel Killara Phone 9880 2885 Display 684 Pacific Hwy, Killara 2071 | www.totalbathrooms.com.au 2232939 20/09 Ph:9999 6060 Showroom: Unit 8, 101 Darley St, Mona Vale Open 6 days for your convenience ABSOL Awning Blind & Shutter Solutions www.absol.com.au Awnings Blinds Shutters Shade & Energy Up to 35% OFF SALE! Applies to selected internal blind ranges only. Does not apply to tting, expires 30th April 2012 3 FREE in home advice & quote 3 Extensive range 3 Energy solutions 3 Friendly service 3 Affordable prices 3 Expert consultants 3 Qualified tradesman 3 Local family owned business $ON T PAY RETAIL BUY DIRECT m!S SEEN IN (OME "EAUTIFULn COMPARE OUR PRICES! PLANTATION SHUTTERS GLOBAL SHUTTERS & BLINDS PTY LTD TEL: 1300 128 230 www.gloshutters.com "!337//$ M 2197260 10/4 *plus installation charge, price quoted for a minimum order of 2m2
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