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?