Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mothers Day

Not a happy day for everyone, so sending love to everyone missing somebody today


I hope everyone is having a nice and relaxing day!  My day has been surreal, to say the least.  If you remember my post earlier this week... and by 'post' I mean 'rant'...

Mothers Day - to me - isn't about expensive gifts, or material possessions, or lining someone elses pocket with hiked up prices.  It's the money can't buy things.   The beautiful artistic cards that the kids bring home from school.   I woke up to find my daughter (aged 10) in the kitchen, drying the few dishes I'd left draining last night.  She told me that today, she was Mum.  I was to blog, enter competitions, read my Kindle - anything - but not to do any housework.  She then made cereal and toast for her three brothers, father and herself, and washed, dried and kept those dishes too.  Took a pile of clothes up from the stairs and kept them.  Mr G got out the iron and put Magic FM on and started tackling the (I am not joking) now 5 foot ironing pile.   All I have had to do this morning is make a coffee, and make and decorate some cupcakes that I've bought pretty boxes for as a gift for my Mum, who we will go and see in a bit.

Adam's card

Ryan's card

Cait's card

I had to clean my WHOLE kitchen while 'Temporary Mum' wasn't watching!

I'm going to (by choice) spend some of the day cooking - because I want to, not because I'm obliged to.  Mr G asked me what I wanted him to cook for me, but I fancied making the Mini Pizza Pies again (details of how to find the recipe again here) and possibly some Bacon and Cheese turnovers.   I want to watch United THRASH Chelsea (please, please, please), veg on the couch with my Kindle (I'm currently reading Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series and really into it!) and I may have a glass (snort) of wine.   That's what Mothers Day means to me, having a break from the old routine, and spending the spare time doing what I love, and most of all spending time with my family.

Mum's plant and homemade cupcakes

I love my family so much, and especially, thank you to my mini-me, Caitlin

God love him...

And it's snowing!  Perfect!   How are you spending your day?  What does it mean to you?


  1. Our Mother's Day isn't until May, but I'm going to show my family pictures of your beautiful cards and insist they replicate them! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

    1. Thank you my crazy lovely! Had a really lovely day :-) xo

  2. Looks like you had a nice day :)

    1. Thanks Hannah, it was lovely, thank you :-) x

  3. I am following you from WSM blog hop. I just realized that your Mother's Day is a different time than ours. I thought I missed it! My mom has been gone for a few years, but I thought my children didn't do anything for a minute there. They are great so I should have known better.

    1. Hi Betty, lovely to meet you and thanks for following me :-) Yes, you have it in May, don't you? I think that would be nicer too, be a bit warmer anyway!

      Great blog title, that's one I won't forget as I possess ample amounts of both!

      Following back on Bloglovin' and GFC :-)

  4. LUCKY you!! what beautiful artistic and thoughtful cards!! And the ironing hubby! count your blessings!!!
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

    1. I count them every (most) days ;-) I am a very lucky lady!

      Mum to 8? Wow, that is very lucky and I am very impressed! I'd love more children :-) Definitely following back, thank you for following me :-) x


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