Monday, 7 March 2016

A Different Sort of Mother's Day


Yesterday was Mother's Day in England and I spent it in a rather unusual way.
Not so much in the morning because I went to church as usual and all the females received a chocolate in the shape of a heart. In fact all the males received one too, which was unusual.

After I made some lunch, I decided to sew badges onto bags for the Brownies in the local pack where I help out once a week. Why choose Mother's Day to do it, as it would take several hours? The day outside seemed a bit dreary and rather cold.
 I really celebrated Mother's Day on Saturday because I'd gone out with a friend by bus to the nearby town of Portishead, where they have a pretty Marina with little boats lined along the canal and it all looks a bit continental and has some lovely walks around it. There is a lock at the far end and boats can head out to the sea when the tide is right. There seems to be a 40ft tide so that makes it inaccessible most of the time.
We'd wrapped up very warm as it was sunny but extremely cold. I really enjoyed the day and came home healthily tired. I noticed the post had been when I entered the house and my daughter had sent a lovely card. She'd already given me a present when I last saw her that was too big and heavy to send by post and I'd been very pleased with it.
My son rang up and asked me to meet him for a pub meal further up our High Street, so I perked myself up and off I set to meet him and the three girls for a Mother's Day treat. They gave me a card that everyone had signed and we had a very enjoyable meal together. 
I'd thoroughly enjoyed my day.
So that is why on Sunday, I decided to have a quiet day sewing for the Brownies. I found it relaxing while I listened to the radio.
Sometimes the best things don't cost a lot.

13 comments:

ADDY said...

Sounds like you had a lovely celebration of Mothers' Day, even if not on the day itself.

Marie Smith said...

Such a great post, Maggie. Lovely two days! Belated Mother's Day greetings!

Celia said...

What a happy Mother's Day Maggie. And the Brownies are so lucky to have you with them.

rosaria williams said...

Happy Mother's Day! Those Brownies are lucky to have your help.

Gosia k said...

Happy Mother's Day, you celebrated it perfectly

Beryl Ament said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend. Who said we have to celebrate a holiday EXACTLY on the day?

Eddie Bluelights said...

It worked out very well for you . . . glad you had a lovely weekend . . :) Eddie x

Expat mum said...

Belated Happy Mother's day to you Maggie. xx

Shammickite said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, our Mother's Day is in May. And sewing badges for the Brownies is a wonderful way to celebrate.

Rose said...

A belated Happy Mother's Day to you, Maggie! And thank you for your kind words on my blog recently; I hope to be around more regularly now.

Mary Gilmour said...

When the ED was at school in Cambridge I used to get March Mother's Day cards and then get the Canadian one in May from the YD. Lovely to have two.
I like to spend time on mindless sewing sometimes - I recall spending a day in April, a warm one for here, sewing stripes of colour onto gym suits. The whole team's suits. I don't like thimbles and ended up the day with a pretty rough thumb, but feeling that I had Accomplished Something.
Love it that you work with Brownies. I used to be one, gasp, sixty odd years ago.

Wisewebwoman said...

Sounds like a perfect week to me, lovely activities and appreciation from your loved one, spreading the love to the Brownies you are...

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Sandhya Blogger said...

wishes of mothers day