Sunday, 18 March 2012

Treats And Outings

Happy Mother's Day to all you mums out there, I hope you've enjoyed your day as I've thoroughly enjoyed mine.

This morning was all about treats. I was given two beautiful cards.

Daniel had chosen a card with some heartfelt words, I was very touched.

I love the fact that Eleanor always sends cards to Mummy even though she's 13.

Eleanor had composed a poem of her own inside her card.

I was given some wonderful gifts as well as cards.

Daniel bought me things for the garden and allotment, a blackcurrant bush to increase my fruit production and a cute little flowerpot man which will sit on my wall.

Eleanor bought me a vase with some pretty yellow carnations, and my favourite Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Inside the vase she had scrunched up lots of coloured paper, and had written a message on each sheet. Some of the messages read I'm so lucky to have a mum like you, It's the little things someone does that make something so special, Have a nice day, Thank you for everything you do, I love you.

This afternoon we decided to take a walk to Temple Newsam. Rain had been forecast but it was actually quite warm and sunny. A couple of rhododendrons were in flower already but we shall go back again when the Rhododendron Walk is in full bloom as it's a fantastic display.

We walked through the park to the walled garden as we knew the glass house opens from March.

Inside the glass house are displays of climbing pelargoniums and fuchsias, and tropical plants among others.

There's plenty of colour to be found even though it's only the start of the season.

The daffodils are only just coming in to their best, there were plenty yet to open which I'm sure will look stunning in a week or so.

There are so many nests in the trees. They're so easy to see at the moment as the trees are so bare, but they'll be well covered soon when the trees are covered in leaves.

On our way back to the car we saw the white donkey foal which was born on Valentine's Day. It's the first donkey to be born at the farm, and it's so cute.

This evening, we've been out to Frankie and Benny's for a meal. It was booked as a surprise for Mother's Day, needless to say, my diet has gone out the window today. Never mind, it's been lovely to be spoilt the way I have.

I've had a wonderful day and it's all thanks to my wonderful family.


  1. Sounds like you were deservedly spoilt!

    Victoria xxx

  2. Sounds like a blissful Mothers Day!

    Sft x

  3. It sounds, and looks, like you had a perfect Mother's Day! Flighty xx

  4. Hi Jo, glad you had a lovely day, you deserve it. I love the flowerpot man, he's really cute. We have a Frankie and Benny's here but I haven't been there yet. My daughters are 25 and 23 and when they text me I'm still mummy, I love it! Lots of love xxx

  5. Ooh me again! I've just noticed you're reading The Help, isn't it brilliant? We watched the film the other night as and that was really good too, but I do prefer books. Tonight we're going to watch The Secret Life Of Bees xxx

  6. Well if ever there was a day that the diet could go out the window then I reckon it's Mother's day. Glad to see you had a fabulous day and were thoroughly and deservedly spoilt by your lovely and extremely thoughtful children.
    Lisa x

  7. Sounds as if you had a lovely day! Jx

  8. happy Mothering day! sounds like you had a fabulous day with your family...lucky you!!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  9. Our mother's day doesn't get here until May, right next to my mother's birthday. I think of her even though she's been gone past 20 years now.

  10. Thank you for all your lovely comments, they're all so very much appreciated.

    Emma - I hope Eleanor still calls me mummy when she's 25. I've only got a few chapters left of The Help, I've really enjoyed it and want to see the film when I've finished. The Secret Life of Bees is another one which I fancy, you'll have to let me know what you thought of it.

    Momto8 - Thank you for visiting, commenting and following. I shall pop over to your blog shortly.

    Ruth - Mother's Day must be hard when your own mum is no longer here. I'm sure it doesn't take a special day for you to think of her though.