Wow, thanks for all your replies & kind compliments! I really enjoyed learning what sort of TV coverage you get (totally envious of RTL) & also I loved finding out what you all get up to behind closed doors.I have a sneaky suspicion some of us are more superstitious than we like to admit.
The photo is of a little wooden plaque that hangs on the wall in the farmhouse kitchen. On the apron it says “If it`s not one thing, it`s your mother!”I am that mother. Not that I`m the short, sweet, apple-pie baking, grey-haired maternal type – I have my moments but, no. As matriarchs go I`m more the Lily Munster/ Morticia Addams sort.I am also the mother that put the Bridget Jones “You have no messages, none whatsoever, not one - not even from your mother” on my sons` voicemail - just to keep him on his toes! Well, he can forget to call me once in a while but does he really expect me not to notice?Yes, I have to admit it, in the GP for embarrassing parents I`d run JB`s paternal shadow a very close 2nd. "You can choose your friends but not your family” as the saying goes. Have you any examples of embarrassing (but printable) parent stories out there?
March 26th is Mothering Sunday. For some of us at least, that means Mothers Day. You have hereby been reminded!
I bet, like me, you`ve often been asked why you support Ferrari? I go through all the obvious reasons – the history, the excellence, the passion……"But it`s a just a team – like any other.”(Shock, horror) “No, it`s not! It`s a …. well, it`s a family.”“Oh, yea? Why?“Urm…...”
Now, those that know me will tell you being lost for words is not a condition I usually suffer from.Family. It`s a term we always use about Ferrari but have you ever tried explaining why? It`s not easy!We share a love & passion for the red cars but, I`m sure, others feel the same way about their own chosen teams.We support them through good times & bad, as family should but, again, that sort of loyalty isn`t reserved solely for the Prancing Horse, is it?No, there`s just something which makes Ferrari different, that much more special, something which really does make it a family - & a family we have chosen to be part of… but what?
Tell me what you think it is &, maybe, the next time I`m asked “Why is Ferrari a family while the others are just teams?” I`ll have an answer I can actually put into words….. your words!