A lovely day

I have had a really lovely day. I have been spoilt rotten by my husband and sons (as befits my place in the family, on Mother’s Day!) and have been genuinely lazy. It was great!

Lemon cream cake - very yummy!I was brought breakfast in bed by all three, consisting of scrambled eggs on toast with a pot of tea. I believe each of the three took a hand in preparing that for me. Regular additional pots of tea were provided through the day, as well as lunch, a slice of delicious lemon cake with lemon cream filling after lunch, and a buffet tea with homemade pizzas and more cakes! Mmmm, a yummy day!

I went to see my mum this afternoon, so another flowers for Mum from the (and chosen by the) boyscouple of hours of relaxing was to be had there! Then this evening was the final of ‘Dancing On Ice’, so Jo and B came round to watch it with us (as well as to share my cake!)

All in all, I’ve had a lovely relaxing day, with lots of time spent playing on the internet doing absolutely nothing constructive at all. Tomorrow I shall have to have a busy day, what with the small mountain of clean laundry that has accumulated over the past few sunny days, and Jo’s trousers that need patching. Ah, it’s a hard life!

Happy Mothers Day to all of you mums out there – I hope you had a lovely day too.

Happy Mother’s Day!

mum-biscuit

Today is Mothering Sunday here in the UK, and I wanted to share with all the mothers and grandmothers who read my blog, this biscuit presented proudly to me by my youngest son! He and his classmates all made and decorated similar biscuits for their mothers in school, and I’m not sure if I can bring myself to eat it!

I think that the writing in icing is very good, especially when you consider that he’s only four years old. Anyway, munch away and enjoy it with me – yum yum!

Calendar Girls

Last night I had a second night out in a row, this time to the New Theatre in Cardiff to see the new stage production, “Calendar Girls” by Tim Firth. The tickets were my present to my Mum for Mothering Sunday (early!). In fact, we bought the tickets back at Christmas and I’m glad we did as it has been completely sold out for a good while now.
 
It was a fantastic production – I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much (apart from whilst watching “Marley and Me” on Tuesday!) and was superbly cast. If you’ve seen the film you’ll know what a moving story it is, and also how much humour is in it. I’d forgotten how many fabulous one-liners were in it, and barely paused for breath between laughing! But they also managed to satisfy the sadness and tenderness in the illness and subsequent death of John Clarke from cancer.
 
The nearly two and a half hours that the play lasted passed in the twinkling of a eye, and I’d go to see it again in a heartbeat if it wasn’t sold out! If it is coming to anywhere near where you live, and you are able to get tickets, GO! You’ll have a fantastic night, and it’s a real tonic and a pick-me-up to have such a good laugh at the end of a long winter!
 
Oh, and as a bonus, I got my programme signed by Lynda Bellingham afterwards! I was so impressed to see her and Elaine C Smith outside afterwards doing a signing, as they were on the stage almost the whole time and must have been really tired by the end of the show. And yet they stood outside for ages, talking to the audience members who waited to have programmes signed, and seemed genuinely lovely ladies. Oh, and for any “Loose Women”  fans, ‘Mr Spain’ was also there!
Calendar Girls programme, autographed by Lynda Bellingham

Calendar Girls programme, autographed by Lynda Bellingham