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When I was a child I cannot remember Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday ever looming over the March horizon and this despite having 5 half-sisters. Consequently I am always surprised that my two daughters should have adopted the custom and so will be descending on us tomorrow with their respective baggage trains of menfolk, children, dogs and lovebird. To me therefore falls the task of cleaning the house ready for this invasion, fortunately I can just about move now.

A fluffy grey sky this morning and a certain busyness by the birds in the garden. I need to order more food for this is the time that I start to give them three feeds a day and all sorts of unlikely avian folk drop in when they want a rest from housebuilding. I had a couple of starlings in yesterday which race of creatures have avoided me for years ever since I closed off the drooping fascia board that had allowed them a permanent nesting site in the loft. Perhaps at long last I am being forgiven.

I buy food from Garden Wildlife direct. It comes in quarterhundredweight sacks with which the courier driver struggles up our sloping forecourt. But they seem good and efficient if you haven't tried them.

We shall have to feed the visiting gang, too, so there's a trip to Waitrose to make, Mothering Sunday not entirely about chocolate and sprouting hyacynths.

Still there we are. Good luck to all.
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Posted at 23rd Mar 2019 - 09:04AM   Posted by Fennie   Happy Day Comments: 6

Fairy Nuff's Avatar My Mothers birthday is always so near to Mothers day she always preferred us to do something for it instead - as well as saying we should appreciate all she did for us as our Mother every day of the year!Laughing

Just one small point though Fennie... Mothers Day is the 31st not tomorrow?!? Question

Tomorrow I will be at the last spring Harp workshop followed by our Spring concert in the RNI Chapel in the afternoon. Muriel and I have been practising diligently and have some very nice tunes to play... along with the others in our group, not up to solo's yet!Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 23rd Mar 2019 at 10:00AM

Fennie's Avatar Well done. Very Happy But the children are coming anyway. Laughing My Morther's birthday was in late March also, but I can't now remember the date.

I wonder if you could record something - whale singing accompanied by harp music. I imagine it would be strange but also evocative. Cool

Posted by: Fennie on 23rd Mar 2019 at 10:26AM

Withy Brook's Avatar I am glad that you can ‘just about move’ Fennie. Why do you need to clean the house when you have been proper poorly and it is family visiting? Let them see that you are not always perfect! Smile
Yes, Mothering Sunday is the 31st. I’m not sure when it crossed the Pond but it certainly did not exist when I was young!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 23rd Mar 2019 at 11:16AM

Camilla's Avatar I am just the same too when my family arrive sorting out the chores and cleaning etc... enjoy your day tomorrow with your family, Fennie.

Can't remember either doing anything on Mother's Day when I was little I expect I saved up for a box of chocs for my Mum.

Posted by: Camilla on 23rd Mar 2019 at 01:10PM

Faith's Avatar Well I am 62 this year, and Mothering Sunday has always featured in my calendar. I thought it was when young girls in service, in times gone by, were given the day off to visit their mothers?

Posted by: Faith on 23rd Mar 2019 at 04:37PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I don't think it originally referred to your birth Mother but your Mother church, it was the day servants got off to visit the church they were confirmed at, I guess the less we went to church the more it became for Mums.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 23rd Mar 2019 at 05:50PM

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