Lucky Irish Ma’s

With Mothering Sunday just one day away mothers in Belfast will be looking forward to a trip to a top restaurant from their loving sons and daughters, but those in Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands may be heading for a bag of chips, according to a study from Barclycard.

Figures for 2005 show that while offspring in Belfast spent £53 per tranaction taking their mums to restaurants those in Kirkwall spent just £11 spent per average transaction, showing that either eating out in Kirkwall is cheap pastime or the people of Kirkwall don’t like to spend a lot on Mothers’ Day in restaurants.

Top of the table for spending on flowers is Uxbridge, Middlesex where the average amount spent per transaction was £53, followed by second placed Kilmarnock. At the bottom of the table for spend on flowers is Edinburgh, with an average amount spent per transaction of just £13.

Brendan Rogers, a Barclaycard Business spokesperson said: “Spending habits change in different ways and for different reasons up and down the country. By analysing the data taken from both credit and debit cards, we are able to paint a pretty good picture of how different areas and demographics spend their money for occasions such as Mothers’ Day.”

© Adfero Ltd

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