Rediscovering the 'Me' in 'Mumeeeeeee'

'I have always thought that there is no more fruitful source of family discontent than a housewife’s badly-cooked dinners and untidy ways'. (Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, 1861)

March 12, 2010

Now That's What I Call Mother's Day: Vol 1

You can’t help noticing the plethora of compilation CDs being promoted for Mother’s Day. TV ads, supermarkets and music stores are full of ‘be-daisied’ CDs offering a lovely collection of mumsy tunes selected especially for our worn out ears. Well, I thought I would add my own selection to the offerings. So I give you:

‘Now That's What I Call Mother’s Day: Vol 1' - available from this Sunday in all good kitchens.

Disc 1
Mothering Heights – Kate Bush
She Needs Sanctuary – The Cult
Wash day, bloody wash day – U2
It’s Simply A Mess – Tina Turner
Radio Goo Goo Ga Ga – Queen
Shut Up and Let Go of My Ankles – The Ting Tings
Ooops, I Spilt It Again – Britney Spears
I’m So Exhausted – The Pointer Sisters
Smells Like A Dirty Nappy – Nirvana
I Don’t Feel Like Hoovering – The Scissor Sisters

You Mess Me Up - Westlife
Walking On Lego - Katrina and the Waves

Disc 2
I Want To Break Free – Queen
Patience – Take That
Help! – The Beatles
Shout – Lulu
I Predict A Riot – The Kaiser Chiefs
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns n Roses
Insomnia – Faithless
Hard To Handle – The Black Crowes

I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

Volume 2: 'Now That's What I Call Surviving The Summer Holidays' will be available early July.



  1. Ok, and here are some suggestions for volume 3:

    Blondie: The Tide(mark) is high
    John Travolta: Greased bike-chain
    Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Spoon
    The Beatles: Paper Re-Cycler (cycler..)
    The Beatles (again): All you Need is Dove
    Wizzard: See my Baby Skive

  2. ROFL @ Shut up and let go of my ankles. Ooooh so tempting to say that somedays! Might have to purchase one of the summer holidays volume from you............aaaaargh. Jen. :)

  3. Very funny, love it, you should produce it and put it out for kids charity, be a great challenge.

    I just have one one song for Mother's Day, Simon and Garfunkel : The Sound of Silence.
    Have a great Mother's Day.

  4. Brilliant! Thanks for the laughs. ;-)

  5. Magic!!!true and honest well done.
    cassy xxx

  6. I'll have one of those cd's please!! Play it loud to drown out any noise from little people!


  7. Congratulations on being Short Listed for the Irish Blog Awards!!!

  8. LOL I feel a pre-school disco coming on! One of my fave tracks to play and sing with my 4-year-old as he gets ready for nursery is 'Mama Said Knock You Out' by LL Cool J. Quite wrong from many angles, but there you have it!

    Belated congrats on your blogoversary by the way.

  9. very good!! have actually missed mothers day as am in the states. which hasn't necessarily been a bad thing. except i've just realised that i forgot to send MY mum some flowers. and i promised my brother that i'd organise it. WHOOPS!

  10. Can I put an early order in for the summer holiday version ?

  11. OK,OK. Orders for the Summer Holiday version will be taken from 1st June. I think it may kick off with 'Rehab' - Amy Winehouse!

  12. Very funny! My husband bought me one of those compilations actually and he was in a rush so just picked up the first one he saw - I tried to look pleased when I saw it had Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinhk on!!!!!(he is taking it back though, as I obviously growled a bit, and he thus got the message that it was a crap choice meant for his mother not his wife).
    Congrats on shortlisting - wow!

  13. Fantastic, my fav has to be Smells Like A Dirty Nappy x


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