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…..
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.
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.”