There’s always two every year, one in the UK (always two weeks before Easter Sunday) and the other in New Zealand (the second Sunday in May). This year was markedly different. It was the first year without my dear Mum and the first year without our oldest daughter in the same country as us. My […]
My Sunday Photos from Mother’s Day in New Zealand
I woke with no expectation – or even desire – for breakfast in bed. I’m past the days of sleep deprivation making a lie in a luxury I lust after. These days, thank the heavens, my daughters don’t wake me for night feeds or cuddles (I had three daughters that didn’t sleep through the night […]
The Photo Gallery | One Day in May
May in New Zealand is a month of shorter days and candle-lit nights, a month of celebrating mothers on Mother’s Day and cross-country running. It’s a month when the colours of a summer well spent are trying desperately to cling on – but fading with every short day of light and howling storm. I love […]
Thank you, my daughters, for a perfect Mothers Day x
It was Mothers Day here in New Zealand on Sunday. My daughters, without knowing it, gave me one of the best Mothers Day I’ve had. More than anything, a mother wishes for happy, content children and no major scuffles to break up! Miraculously, the whole day was one of peace, sunshine, blue sky and even […]
Something that Makes You Happy & Mums!
Hubbie came home from his travels yesterday and the smiles were BEAMING on all our faces. The sunshine returned to Wellington too, a perfect welcome home. HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY! Today in New Zealand is ‘Mothers Day’ (and in many other countries around the world). So LOVE to all my lovely Mummy friends and my own […]
A poem for my mother & my mother-in-law xx
Take a walk with me, and see what I see. The early autumn sun casts its shadows – yet the sweet breath of summer lingers on, in my home, near the bay, balanced on hills. Sweet peas I still find in my garden fine. I inhale their scent; too soon they’ll be gone. Memories of summer […]
Thank you dear family! What an amazing Mother’s Day!
Thank you for a special greeting when I was woken at 5am this morning (all happy sounds – but Alice and Sophie decided to greet the day early!). Thank you Charlotte, for your amazing recipe – which I waited patiently all day to taste! Thank you Sophie for the beautiful ‘bouquet’ picture you so beautifully […]
Happy Mother’s Day this Lyrical Sunday!
‘Mothers’ By Sophie, Age 5 Mothers are kind, Mothers are caring, Mothers are nice, Mothers look after you. My Mummy is very, very nice, My Mummy is very kind because – she cleans up after me! My Mother’s Hands Thank you Mum for loving me, just the way I am. Thank you too for guiding […]
‘Mothers’ is the theme for Lyrical Sunday (Week 18)
Mothers Day in New Zealand falls on the second Sunday of May. Many countries, the world over, have a special day to pay tribute to mothers, for all their love and support, and to make them feel special. The way in which Mother’s Day is celebrated varies from country to country, just as the date […]
Ta muchly my cheeky cherubs!
We had a cracking weekend, with Mothers Day on Sunday meaning a good excuse (never really need one) for munching chocolate, delighting in some ‘manky’ mags (as Dan has taught the girls to call the gossip magazines), flowers and a new pair of winter boots (well, I was delighted that my old pair had holes […]
Mother’s Day, like mothering itself, is varied and diverse in its history and when it is celebrated. I myself, have to work hard to remember Mothering Sunday in the UK is earlier in the year than in New Zealand (last Sunday was Mother’s Day in New Zealand) – so I have one day of celebrating […]
Are We Ever Good Enough? Mothers.
We give all that we can give. We love with all our hearts. Living with children in our midst, we are living with angels. Each action we take is reflected back ten-fold. Children are from heaven and we endeavour to respect them and bring them up with love and limits. Does any mother in the […]
So, now I’m a ‘Mother’ and how does ‘Mother’s Day’ make me feel?