If I feel a cold coming on, what do you recommend I do to put a stop to it ASAP?
There is no cure for the common cold. You have two choices
1) Claim symptoms of "man flu"- act overly sick and rely on your gf to look after you, tell her thinsg that will make you better, i.e. i would like some "hugs" etc etc
2) stop being such a wimp and deal with it, eat well and wrap up warm, it is winter after all!! (personally i prefer number 1)
Whats the best Christmas gift for a Mother?
The best xmas gift for a mother depends on the mother. Since it;s xmas i believe in getting joint gifts for my parents, it also depends on their age. My parents are of the age where they are still improving their home and still working. Hence a large picture for the wall is what they are getting. They have lots of these and i have one of similar design to fill a space.
What I am saying is this: If you put a little bit of thought into it, then your Mother will be delighted by what you have got her. If you put no thought in, she won't be quite as delighted, but will still appreciate the thought as she loves you no matter what. Just don't buy her anything you would like yourself
, that improves the chances of her being delighted 10 fold!