Firstly Happy Mothers Day to my own Mum.
The plan had been that Mum and Dad would come to visit today and be cooked a lovely dinner. However, 3 of us are recovering from a particularily nasty tummy bug, and this was one present I was sure my Mum would pefer I did not give her!
So no visitors today, just lots of treats and spoiling my by husband and kids.
It started with breakfast in bed – PERFECTLY poached egg on toast (sorry – no photos), a bag of mini chocolate eggs,
3 hand made cards (one per child) and a picture by my son.
Also a lovely set of Grow Your Own Herbs gift set.
In sunday school and church, the Mother’s Day theme continued – in fact the beautiful flowers at the front of the church included flowers called “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue”!!
My daughter decorated a bun for me in her class which was topped with a “Love You” Love Heart sweet.
ALL the ladies in church were presented with a small posy of daffodils and heather.
And in Children’s Church my son made me this little hanging tag with a chocolate heart on one side, and a paper heart on the other.
I have been cooked a beautiful lunch (roasted vegetables with pasta, followed by homemade chocolate “snowballs” made by the kids yesterday) and delicious dinner (Roast Lamb, baked potatoes and vegetables followed by Hot Chocolate Fudge pudding [thanks to Marks and Spencers])
I have done NO dishes, cooking or tidying, and have been thoroughly spoilt.
My 5 year old wants next week to be HIS day so he can get lots of gifts and lovely food!
In other news, remember only a few days until the St Patrick’s Day Carnival, so I really hope you will join in and share what you are/are not doing on the day. Maybe instead you could share something of Ireland – a picture, a song, someone you once met who was Irish, and irish recipe – anything remotely connected really!
There will be some great prizes including irish linen, cookbooks, Cadbury mini-eggs, and even TWO digital scrapbooking vouchers. You really don’t want to miss it.
Some more news – in a wee expansion of www.janmarydesigns.com I have now added some of my images of Northern Ireland as blank greetings cards and would love your opinion on them. So please check out my store.
Finally a certain very funny US blogger/friend is featuring a giveaway from my store www.janmarydesigns.com on St Patricks Day – can’t tell you who just yet, but I am honored!