Mothers’ Day, Nutella Cookies and The Dragon Award

10 Mar

1   It’s Mothers’ Day here in the UK and I have been cheered, as always, by the love and the warmth from my lovely ‘kids’!

I’ve also spent some time, of course,  thinking about my own lovely Mum who died 20 years ago this year which is very hard to believe. She is always here with me in so many ways.  Mum always insisted that she stood 5′ and half an inch tall but in fact she was 4′ 11and a 1/2″!  We sometimes called her MiniMum and there are many occasions when I find MiniMum on my shoulder whispering her wisdoms in my ear.  She was so warm and she was one, who in the words of Thomas Hardy, ‘used to notice’ the beautiful things.  She would have loved my blog…..

Purple, white and green card

Purple, white and green card, chosen with care and a nod to our history

Silk scarf

Lovely colourful silk scarf

Flower basket

Gorgeous flower basket

2   While here for her birthday, our eldest gave me a recipe for the easiest cookies in the world and they taste good too! I’ve just made a batch of Nutella Cookies and will add them to the cakes I’ve made for Thursday’s Singing Workshop cake-break.

Nutella Cookies

M’s Nutella Cookies

3    I’ve been given The Dragon Award by Marilyn and I’m utterly delighted by that! Thank you so much. In the ensuing conversation, Marilyn said the following about my blog which pleases me greatly  –    “I love your blog. It’s beautiful. Elegant. It’s a friendly place, like visiting a good neighbour who doesn’t lock her kitchen door and always has a pot of coffee on the stove.”




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31 responses to “Mothers’ Day, Nutella Cookies and The Dragon Award

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    March 12, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Your gifts are so lovely, Sally. The scarf, the card – especially beautiful.

    20 years… wow. I bet your Mother would have loved your blog also – absolutely bet.

    I imagine you got all the hugs & warmth you so so deserve. I picture you to be very homely (not in that offensive way, please understand – meaning you can DO things about the home such as make jumpers! cook! those wonderful things that feel so good to come home to).

    Happy Mothers Day 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 12, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Thank you! Homely in Britain is a compliment that I’m very happy to accept! 🙂

  2. Patty B

    March 12, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Nutella cookies!!! OH My gosh you post the recipe! And a happy Mothers day to you!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 12, 2013 at 9:39 am

      I will post it very soon and I bet you’ll make them within the day! Just have you jar of Nutella handy! 🙂

      • Patty B

        March 13, 2013 at 12:29 am

        We always do!! 🙂

  3. childtasticbooks

    March 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I am positive your mum would have been proud of your blog. Loved her nickname too and I am sure she’s with you every step of the way. Happy Mother’s Day!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 11, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Thank you for your lovely warm comments. 🙂

  4. ladysighs

    March 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    What a lovely day you have had.
    Super Mom! Thank you for sharing it with us. That scarf is really gorgeous!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you, Ladysighs. I love all the colours in the scarf. It will go with everything! 🙂

  5. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    March 10, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    looked for the recipe for the easy cookies (easy is my middle name) but could not find it – love your post today – Happy Mother’s Day – in Canada we celebrate in May

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 10, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you. I’ll post the easy recipe tomorrow but all you need is a jar of Nutella, 2 eggs and 100g flour. Mix them all up. Drop teaspoonfuls onto the baking tray well apart and bake for about 10 mins at 170*. That’s it!!
      Enjoy! 🙂

      • on thehomefrontandbeyond

        March 11, 2013 at 2:02 am

        sounds easy except have to convert but I am Cdn, I am supposed to know how to do this

        • mybeautfulthings

          March 11, 2013 at 9:25 am

          100g is 4ozs but I’ll have to look up F* for the oven.

          Good luck! 🙂

  6. aleafinspringtime

    March 10, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I believe your Mum would have loved your blog, the places you have been and all the beauty you have created in your life Sally. Happy Mother’s Day and those Nutella cookies are warm, gooey and calling out my name! 😀 Hugs, Sharon

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      I’ll send some through the ether for you! They are delicious with a cup of coffee! 🙂

  7. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 10, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Love the words of Marilyn…who gave you the Award…
    like visiting a good neighbour who doesn’t lock her kitchen door and always has a pot of coffee on the stove.”…isn’t that the nicest!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Me too! I thought that was lovely. Wish all my blogger friends could pop in for coffee! 🙂

    • shazzagirl70

      March 11, 2013 at 3:30 am

      I have to agree with you babyjill7 that really is such a brilliant way of explaining mybeautfulthings blogs…I have to agree it really is a lovely place to visit and I look forward to being here everyday! 🙂

      • mybeautfulthings

        March 12, 2013 at 7:26 am

        Thank you. Wish you could really pop in for coffee like my lovely neighbour does! 🙂

  8. Choc Chip Uru

    March 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Those cookies look brilliant 😀


  9. reneeboomer

    March 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day Sally. I loved your post and hearing about your ‘Mini-mum”. How precious! Have a most deserving day. hugs .. 🙂 Renee

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 10, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you very much. I am having a lovely lazy day! 🙂

      • reneeboomer

        March 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

        It is so nice to be able to do that now and again. 🙂

        • mybeautfulthings

          March 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm

          Yes it is – but it would drive me bonkers to be inactive for very long! 🙂

  10. petit4chocolatier

    March 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day!!


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