Throop mum's big surprise as house gets makeover while she's away

Throop mum's big surprise as house gets makeover while she's away

DELIGHT: Angela Pitt with daughters Natasha and Lianne

WOW: inside after the makeover

First published in News by

A MOTHER from Throop had the surprise of her life after she came home from a six-week trip to find her daughters had given her house a complete makeover.

Theology student Angela Pitt returned home after completing a placement at a church in New Zealand to find her bedroom, kitchen, dining room, bathroom and conservatory had all been redecorated.

Mrs Pitt said she was astounded to see what her daughters Lianne, aged 20, and Natasha, aged 18, had been up to when she was away.

“It was just amazing,” she said.

“I couldn’t believe they had been able to do so much.

“When I was away there was a leak in the bathroom so they had to deal with that as well. I just couldn’t believe it.”

The 45-year-old said she was apprehensive about leaving her children for so long and had to be persuaded to take up the placement in New Zealand.

“As part of my final year I had to do a six-week placement away from home,” she explained.

“At first I didn’t want to go. My daughter has type-one diabetes.

“She was really hyper last year and had to be hospitalised a few times so I didn’t want to be a long way from home but they told me it was an opportunity of a lifetime and I should go.”

Accepting her daughters’ advice she reluctantly went on the trip and had no idea what her daughters had planned.

“I have been studying for this degree coming up three years.

“To come home to find that the house had been redecorated was incredible,” she said.

“I don’t know how they managed to do all this work and continue with their own commitments, but I think it’s a great tribute to what young people can do when they set their heart on it.”

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4:49pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Townee says...

And the news is? People make over their houses all the time with help from friends and family. I wonder who contacted the Echo about this story?
And the news is? People make over their houses all the time with help from friends and family. I wonder who contacted the Echo about this story? Townee
  • Score: 2

5:27pm Mon 21 Apr 14

scouserinbmth says...

another
another scouserinbmth
  • Score: -13

5:30pm Mon 21 Apr 14

scouserinbmth says...

another crap story that no one is interested in, i washed my car and hoovered it out in the past 6 weeks, shall i contact sky news?
another crap story that no one is interested in, i washed my car and hoovered it out in the past 6 weeks, shall i contact sky news? scouserinbmth
  • Score: 10

6:28pm Mon 21 Apr 14

djd says...

That's what mums are for...to spoil.
Not a news story, but a real human intertwine story.
Go easy on The OHEC, it's a slow news day.
That's what mums are for...to spoil. Not a news story, but a real human intertwine story. Go easy on The OHEC, it's a slow news day. djd
  • Score: 13

7:33am Tue 22 Apr 14

poolebabe says...

A nice story for a change and people still moan lol
A nice story for a change and people still moan lol poolebabe
  • Score: 15

3:06pm Tue 22 Apr 14

guisselle says...

Oh that's a nice story, makes a change it's usually Nick Knowles doing the
makeover!
Oh that's a nice story, makes a change it's usually Nick Knowles doing the makeover! guisselle
  • Score: 6

12:45am Wed 23 Apr 14

Theo63 says...

poolebabe wrote:
A nice story for a change and people still moan lol
Totally agree. Nice to have articles which help to restore your faith in human nature!
[quote][p][bold]poolebabe[/bold] wrote: A nice story for a change and people still moan lol[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Nice to have articles which help to restore your faith in human nature! Theo63
  • Score: 5

8:03am Wed 23 Apr 14

jaylo says...

just goes to show how much they appreciate you and you deserve it
just goes to show how much they appreciate you and you deserve it jaylo
  • Score: 5

10:43pm Wed 23 Apr 14

roguetrader666 says...

I got my mums car through its mot and put 2 new tyres and an exhaust on it while she was on holiday. Do you want my full story?..........oh, that's it!
I got my mums car through its mot and put 2 new tyres and an exhaust on it while she was on holiday. Do you want my full story?..........oh, that's it! roguetrader666
  • Score: -2

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