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Awkward! Mummy's boy has his own mother's home-made Christmas lunch couriered 111 miles to his mother-in-law's house (we wonder what SHE thinks about it)
17:00 GMT, 20 December 2012
Lee Moss loves his mum's Christmas dinner so much that he's getting it couriered 111 miles to him — and he plans to eat it at his mother-in-law's house.
Mr Moss, 33, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, said he cannot wait to tuck into his mum Alison Johns' turkey and all the trimmings on Tuesday.
He said the bizarre tradition began after both he and his heavily-pregnant girlfriend Kelly Moss could not travel back to his family home in Hounslow, Middlesex.
Lee Moss loves his mum's Christmas dinner so much that he's getting it couriered 111 miles to him
Mrs Johns will be paying around 100 for a motorcycle courier to pick up the meal on Christmas Day from her home in Hounslow, Middlesex.
Mr Moss said: 'A couple of years ago, because of various reasons, I just couldn't get home.
'It was the first time I had not had a big slap-up Christmas dinner with my mum. But then, just as we were sitting down to eat a motorbike courier pulled up. I couldn't believe it — we all thought it was so funny.'
The route to be taken by the courier on Christmas Day; Mrs Johns will pay the about 100 for the trip
He added: 'The potatoes were still crispy and everything. The only bad thing was she had even put sprouts in.
'I heated it up in the oven and it was a real taste of home, it just tasted and made me feel like Christmas.'
Mr Moss is again staying locally with his 20-month-old son Cole, and said although he adored his mother's cooking, he would also be tucking into his mother-in-law's roast.
'I won't be snubbing my mother-in-law's cooking. She makes a delicious roast, but it just would not be Christmas without my mum's dinner.
'I will eat Christmas dinner with everyone,' he said. 'The courier will probably come in the afternoon so I will heat it all up and have it for supper.
'Everyone thinks it is funny, I don't think anyone minds.'
Mum Alison Johns said she was thrilled that her son still hankered after her cooking, even if it did spend two and half hours on the back of a motorbike.
She said: 'I sent it the first time as a bit of a joke but he really enjoyed it.
'I'm glad that eating my Christmas dinner brings back happy memories for him. Maybe one day it will be him or Kelly sending little Cole Christmas dinner on a motorbike.'