Saturday, 2 March 2013

Our Mother's are the hero's...

Don't worry if your thinking did my Mother produce all these children, she most certainly didn't..

I'm the one next to the pushchair and six of those boys are my brothers!

I've been musing over these celebratory days that we have, such as Valentines day, Father's day, Mother's day etc etc.

I never really looked into the history of Mothering Sunday, it seemed that there are two stories behind it, in the sixteenth century people would return to their 'Mother Church' on the 4th Sunday of lent, as time went on Mothering Sunday became a day for domestic servant's to return to their Mother church and visit their families. Apparently this tradition lapsed by the 1920's, but a fascinating women called Anna Jarvis was born in America. Her Mother founded the 'Mother's day work clubs' in and around the time of the Civil War to help with health & sanitary conditions.

When she passed away Anna Jarvis set about campaigning to make Mother's day a recognised  holiday. She succeeded by 1914 and the international Mother's day Shrine was established in Grafton USA to commemorate her achievement.

Now if you carry on reading about her story it is quite eye-opening, but I think I'll leave it there wondering how you are celebrating Mother's day this year?.....

Friday, 1 March 2013

Is it really Spring?

Ordered your Mother's day flowers yet?

I realise it's a bad picture but recognize this man?

I think I'm slightly in love with this..
What a funny old week, Mother's day only 10 days away and the panic has yet to set in!
We were at Bishopstrow Hotel last weekend for a rather fabulous wedding fair!
Met the rather delightful Tom & Henry from Hobb's house bakery! What an excitable pair those two are....
Quite tempted by the Lobster burger recipe!!!
You looking forward to the weekend? We are having friends over for steak from our favourite
place. Wouldn't go anywhere else for some my steak quite frankly!