Mothering Sunday / Mothers Day in N Ireland

Last weekend was Mothering Sunday, aka Mothers Day.

It was a lovely day, and I received some lovely gifts from the kids (with a little help from my husband)

There were flowers in a cute pink bucket (some of the soil ended up on the duvet in my son’s enthusiasm to deliver it!) along with a mug of tea in bed

a knitted heart, a dvd,a fridge magnet and coaster

and of course cards.

Did you ever wonder what decides which day is Mothers Day? Easter is, according to Wikipedia, the Sunday following the first full moon of Spring. Mothering Sunday (when servants used to be given the day off to visit their mothers) is the 4th Sunday of lent. It has become Mothers Day, similar to the celebration in US which is always in May.

I am sure the florists and card manufacturers are delighted, and much as I love the bought presents, the most precious presents are the handmade ones.

This year there was a Mummy mobile, a mummy poem, a mummy card and a mummy bookmark.

So here I had a mug of tea in bed, church as usual, with the little posy of a daffodil, heather etc given by the kids to all the ladies.

Later in the day we went to my brother’s house and met up with my parents, other brother and his family. It was a full house, with the cousins enjoying meeting up.

And a Mothers Day post would not be complete without a picture of my own lovely Mum. She’ll not thank me for this photo (she’s as camera shy as I am!) but today is her birthday as well, as I hope I’ll get away with it!

(and that’s my Dad in the background too!)

So, if you live in UK/Ireland, how was your Mothers Day – did you get pampered?

If it isn’t Mothers Day with you yet, what are you looking forward to this year?

8 thoughts on “Mothering Sunday / Mothers Day in N Ireland”

  1. Your Mum is beautiful! Your dad is quite handsome too. I’m so glad you had a wonderful day. Your kids are blessed to have you.

  2. I’m glad you had a lovely Mothers Day. I was working unfortunately but I did get a beautiful handmade card from Chloe and a box of pralines (gone now) from Robert. I even made my own poor mummy work alongside me, but I’ll make it up to her:)

  3. Andrea @ The Creative Junkie

    Awww – how sweet is this?? LOVE THOSE CARDS!

    Like you, I love the handmade gifts the best. I don’t care how old my kids get … a handmade card beats a store bought one any day. I hope my kids still make me one when they’ve got kids of their own.

  4. Your Mum is a very elegant and attractive age – GOOD GENES! JM – it makes me all weepy, really – I don’t have the blessing of a Mom anymore, though I do have the best Mom In Law in the universe. I am so happy for you! Enjoy every second. They all SAY they don’t like photos but I’ve found when I’ve not been bold then later mine has come back to me after wishing SOMEONE had taken SOME photos. And besides, these photos will be treasures to the grandkids and future generations, and besides… haha, at least you are a FABULOUS photographer, not like you’re using a cheepo camera and shooting anything that moves and publishing unflattering poses that make people cringe… haha!!!

    I enjoyed your post as always. I’m hoping for the sound of our children’s voices on the phone – if not a real visit!

    Love, Barb

  5. I love all the handmade gifts. You look like you had a very fun day. I am looking forward to it all. I especially love it when dad helps with any crafts.

  6. happy mums day – sorry i am a bit behind these days but I am just used to Mums day in May here –
    I watched Eat Pray and Love a few weeks ago too
    It was just ok – i thought it would have been better then it was – especially since Julia Roberts was starring and I love her.
    Oh yes – I am loving the color of your Mom’s hair!!!!!

  7. Happy Mother’s Day! =) I’m an Indie-bizzer and just finding your blog. I have some friends from N.Ireland. I want to go so badly some day! Beautiful jewelry and family!

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