Originally uploaded to Flickr Commons on June 2, 2009by National Media Museum
This is only my second Mother's Day since we lost Mum and to be honest I find the build up to the day quite difficult. Unfortunately the focus on breast cancer awareness which swirls around Mother's Day means that I am often caught off guard by those little cut-out pink ladies who remind me of all the wonderful women whose light was dimmed too soon.
Tom and the kids know how emotional I can be around special holidays so they went out of their way to make the day special for me. There was no chance of breakfast in bed as the kids were far too excited but we had a lovely breakfast around the kitchen table of croissants, danishes and jasmine tea.
As for presents I was extremely spoilt. The day started with lots of presents including a tasting box of 12 teas from T2 and a beautiful red tea canister. Next came Season 1 of 'Glee', 'Easter Parade' and 'On The Town' on DVD. Isabella also gave me two lovely handmade cards and a pair of black Ray-Ban Wayfarers knock-offs the likes of which I haven't worn since the 80s! She knew that I had just broken my sunglasses and when she saw them at the Mother's Day stall at school she was sure she had found the perfect gift, bless her cotton socks.
Hope you and your family had a great day too.