Sunday, 30 March 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Today has been Mother's Day here in the UK. We popped round to see my Mum this morning to give her a homemade card.

Her present was the latest book from Queen Mary Berry. It's always good buying Mum cookery books as you know you'll get to taste the results at some point :)

My own presents from Chickpea were these colourful flowers and a craft magazine - she knows me well.

This afternoon we decided to go for a walk as the weather was so lovely and warm. The clocks springing forward last night seems to have brought with them a real taste of spring and we saw bees, butterflies and this sweet little ladybird.

The sides of the path were carpeted in wild garlic. As I have a recipe in mind, I'm hoping it doesn't go over too quickly and before I have a chance to harvest some.

There was lots of celandine dotted around too.

And some very vocal robins.

When we arrived back, I sat and read in the sunshine in the garden and then worked on some quilting. A lovely way to spend Mother's Day.

However, I've saved my most exciting news until last. I have some leave coming up just after Easter and had been mulling over what to do. This morning I finally made up my mind and booked a holiday. In just over a month, we'll be standing under Juliet's balcony in fair Verona! Cue jumping up and down in excitement!!!

I'm off to practice my Italian but will be back tomorrow with the Scavenger Hunt. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Ciao!


  1. What a lovely day and very exciting news too!

  2. Lovely post Julie. What a pretty card you made for your mum and I'm glad you had a lovely Mothers Day too. Fantastic news about the holiday! I bet you can't wait. Have a great week.
    Marianne x

  3. Hope that you have a wonderful time on your holiday!!!! xx

  4. Italy?! TAKE ME!!
    Can you really eat that wild garlic? Lucky you, it looks incredible!!
    And that robin, oh I can't convey to you how much I love an English robin, fell in love with that little bird when I first read "The Secret Garden" when I was eight years old, and I only knew him from the drawings in the book! xx

  5. Oh! And I meant to say how much I love that card...with the fabric hearts put together to make a flower and the button in the middle, just perfect, I love it so.

  6. Looks like you had a very nice day and I like your thinking with the present for your Mum!
    And Verona - it's a beautiful city - you'll love it.