Sunday, 11 May 2008

Show & Tell Sunday.... Mother's

Well it isn't Mother's Day in the UK (we had ours in March) but I don't see any reason why I can't celebrate again?!!
So here's some photos and facts about my mum!
We all joke MI5 would have trouble cracking the code in mum's text messages!
Friends will pop round and ask "where you going tonight, you look nice" and mum is going nowhere she just likes to dress up to have dinner with my dad
She runs all my errands whilst I'm at work... dry cleaning... post office runs
My dinner is ready every night I get home from work and she does all my washing and ironing... declicately handwashing anything that needs it!
Every evening she brings me up a cup of tea and a biscuit
She hates to hear of anyone going without and has loaded friends and family with goodies from the cupboards... only yesterday I mentioned having to pick up some perfume for a friend from a cheaper brand because they were short of cash this month and she produced some small tester bottles from her draws to give her instead
Mum loves entertaining and tends to host a number of family events at our home.... she's always found some extra something to put on the table - she was my first teacher before Martha!
If mum reads something in the paper she'll pull the pages out and put them on my bed to read and we take it turns with passing on books and magazines we've read that we know the other will too
Mum is a die hard shopper.... she'll announce she's cutting back one week and the next is strolling home from Fortnum & Mason armed with shopping bags...
In New York last year I took mum to a Super Target for her first visit. We had 1 hour before our taxi came to collect us.... We seperated for ease... when i tried to track mum down 40 mins later she was still in the same place I'd left her!
My mum is crazy... fun....caring and I wouldn't be without her and most of all I LOVE her!
I hope you enjoyed hearing about mum today and wishing you all a lovely Mother's Day and for more bloggers posting about their mum's visit here


Our Back Porch said...

What a lovely Mom you have indeed! She deserves being recognized again. Have a beautiful week!

Hugs and Blessings,

just being crafty said...

Your mother is truly wonderful!!!


Alisa said...

What a great post. You two look so much alike! Happy second Mother's Day to you and your mom!

Karen said...

Lovely Photos! I'm sure your mom will be OK with "Happy Mother's Day" wishes in March (UK) and again in May. Have a great weekend.

Karen at Ciderantiques

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great tribute to your Mum.
Such a wonderful relationship you two have
Alison said...

She sounds wonderful! I think you should celebrate with her today and pretend it is an official holiday there too!

Melissa said...

What a wonderful tribute to your made me tear up. Have a great week.


Jeanne said...

Wow! Another post where the mother and daughter look like sisters! I can't get over how amazing all these mums look!!! Great photos - they really depict the love you have for each other.

Bek said...

Wow what a great Mum:) I look forward to getting to know you for the swap.


leesiebella said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us today Victoria!! You are both so beautiful!!


Cathy said...

Victoria, what a wonderful Mother's Day you had. Beautiful smiles all around. Have a great week.


Babsarella said...

Wowza, your Mom sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing, and I bet she had a most wonderful day!!!

Scrappy Jessi said...

aahhh look at your gorgewous girls!!!
hope it was grand.
so so jealous about the barbie party.
take tons of pics.

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a lovely post for your mum!

Counting Your Blessings said...

I love it that when friends visit from another country, they all want to go to Target. We call it "Tar je" at our church to make it sound like it's a little more upscale than it is. LOL! I can spend hours in there too. Blessings... Polly

Alison Boon said...

Good to hear about a daughter loving her mum. Your mum sounds brilliant and you clearly appreciate her.

Natasha Burns said...

What a fantastic post about your mum Victoria! She is gorgeous and so are you and I love that you two are so close and that she is such a thoughtful person! I didn't realise you celebrate in March, I would have thought we in the colonies (LOL) would have followed the mothership's lead, but we have it in May too in Australia... wonder why?!

About Me said...

Your Mom sounds great! My Mother and I also like to shop for anything and everything (clothes, antiques, make-up). I love the part about her text messages. Thanks for sharing. Di

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aahhh how lovely, you mummy sounds completely adorable!
love Alison x