Sunday, 18 March 2012

~ ♥ Happy Mother's Day ♥~

 Just a quick word to wish you all a very Happy Mother's Day. It's bright and sunny here in Belfast and it has been a great start to the day. Baby R and his Dada very kindly offered me a lie-in. Baby R still wakes around 5.30am these days and I try to keep him in bed for as long as possible by lying him back down in his cot, tucking him in and giving him the dummy (that he has cheekily thrown across the room), I usually have to do this  3 or 4 times but in saying that we usually get up around 6.20am. This is fine on a work day but unfortunately Baby R doesn't know the difference between the working week and the weekend. So anyway this morning D kindly offered to give Baby R his milk and take him downstairs for a play so I could rest my eyes for a little bit. Wakening at 5.30am every day is usually fine but I guess it takes it's tole eventually so I appreciated the rest this morning. Then I when a woke I was greeted with this...
 ♥ A scrummy breakfast of Lady Grey Tea, cereal, yummy hot cross bread (in a loaf - whodathunkit!) and tulips (my favourite)
  ♥ I was lucky enough to receive two lovely cards from my little sweetheart. One was helped by Dada (the one to the left with bunting on it - yes that's right bunting on a card whodathunkit! - my dream card). And one was helped by our lovely childminder Mrs A (the handmade one on the right - I'm chuffed to bits with this card, she really is a lovely lady). *Mrs A and the children she takes care off all made their Mums a lovely hand painted terracotta pot with a lovely primrose in it and I'd love to share it with you but I forgot to water it yesterday and it's gone a bit wilty. Eek! I have promptly watered it and I'm hoping it will return to full health soon!. 
 ♥ Now I was a very lucky girl and got a few beautiful gifts too. 
I probably look a little spoilt but the CK spotty bag was sort of a gift to myself, I've been having a hard time in work of late and decided I needed to treat myself. Now I have buyers remorse and feel guilty for spending money on myself as we really need to be careful with money. So part of me is tempted to return it but I do love it and I really don't buy myself things that often. Hmmm not sure what to do. Anyway Baby R and his Dada were so thoughtful. They got me a little fabric bundle with birds and trees on it (I had been moaning about not having a fabric stash and I think little/big ears picked up on this). A beautiful floral greengate spoon.  A CK picture frame to put a lovely picture of my little darling in. And a CK notebook and jotter. I am one very happy Mummy. 

♥ Regardless of all these lovely gifts this is the main thing making me happy today and everyday...
♥ And his dada of course for giving me such a lovely morning

This is a rare event for me to manage 2 blog posts in 2 days, no doubt it will take me another 2 months before writing another one soooo.... 
I just wanted to quickly say that I love that people pop by and read my blog, I really love this as I know how precious time is. And I love that some people feel compelled to comment, it's delightful reading that someone likes my blog. I understand the time constraints on modern life, I'm finding it difficult myself to get the right balance between work-life and home-life but we are coping ok, so far. I guess I'm trying to explain why I haven't been commenting on as many blogs as I'd like to. I love reading blogs and the lovely things that people are working on and their lives but I just can't always find the time to say hello and comment and this makes me feel a little bad. I hope you understand and you are all so lovely, I kinda know you will. 

♥~♥~♥ Happy Mother's Day Everyone ♥~♥~


  1. dear helen,
    happy mother's day to you!!!
    lovely gift and the breakfast looks wonderful.
    have a nice day,
    love regina

  2. Hi,
    It looks as though you've had a wonderful mother's day! The breakfast looks scrummy - and the gifts are gorgeous! :-)
    P.S. It's okay to spoil yourself with CK goodies every now and again (well, that's what I keep telling myself, anyway)!!! ;-)

  3. What a lovely array of happy things! Don't feel guilty about your Cath Kidston purchase especially if it's a bit of a one off - I am a great believer in a little bit of treating oneself and nice things to use in everyday life cheer things along hugely. Sometimes they can make the difference between feeling one is keeping afloat and feeling one is just swamped. And remember if you feel cheery, your little one (so cute in the pic!) will pick that up from you so these things have a knock on effect! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog - I have been really touched by them. Elizabeth x

  4. Happy (belated) Mother's Day, we have yet to celebrate ours in May. Sometimes you just need to spoil yourself, especially if work hasn't been the best place to be. Love your cards that you received from Baby R, so sweet.]
    Hope this week has been better.
    x Sandi

  5. Looks like you had a perfect Mother's day... And it sounds like you deserve it... I'm so sorry to hear you are having a bad time at work, I really hope things pick up for you soon my lovely. I think the CK bag is a must to give you a little boost. We all need a treat once in a while!
    I also completely understand about the blogging and SO many others have the same problem! I love it but am finding myself short of time and I am definitely an 'occational' blogger! Lol.

    Hope you are enjoying some Spring sun where you are,

    Louise xx

  6. PS- thank you for your lovely comment & birthday message!! xx

  7. Buyers remorse is a terrible thing and I can totally sympathise as I experience it ALOT!! But it's a beautiful bag and if things are bad at work then a little retail pick-me-up is essential ... Go out into the gorgeous Spring sunshie and swing that bag with pride. It's so lovely that it will make others smile so really you'll be doing the world a service!! Georgie xx
    p.s. gorgeous blog - I'll be back soon :0)

  8. dear helen,

    you asked me somethings about my here my answer
    i use pure wool and merino wool.....all from my stash.
    colours what i have used
    mint, blue,pink,pale pink, ice blue, pale yellow,yellow,green,red white and turquise
    i worked with a hook 3,5
    i hope this was a little helpfull for you.
    happy easter to you and your family!!!
    love regina

  9. In Australia, our mother's day falls in May. You must be very touched receiving all these gifts of love from your little one.

  10. Nice blog- you'd be surprised who reads these things!