Yesterday was Mother’s Day here in the UK. A belated Happy Mother’s Day to everyone who is a mother or can celebrate their own Mother. I know it can be a difficult day for some and I never take for granted just how lucky I am. Love and hugs to all. ❤
My Mother’s Day celebrations started on Friday when my daughter A took me out to lunch at my favourite local eaterie ‘Feed the Soul’ in Godmanstone.
That’s Nick preparing our matcha green teas with great care and panache – he co-runs the restaurant with his sister who creates the most beautiful and delicious vegetarian and vegan foods.
A had a matcha latte with oat milk, I had a plain matcha.
And look, my nail varnish matched the pottery – I love little moments of serendipity like that.
We took a while to decide what to have as everything is so good. The soup of the day was Pea Soup and I was very tempted as it was cold and raining outside …..
In the end we both had a Buddha Bowl full of healthy deliciousness and amazing flavours and textures
Let me tell you – those kale crisps were surprisingly gorgeous and oh so tasty!
It was just wonderful and a rare treat to have some quality Mother-and-Daughter time – it felt a bit like my birthday!
I don’t normally go for puddings – but at Feed the Soul they are unmissable!
A chose an apple and ginger square
and I could not resist the Strawberry Cheesecake
I wish I could send you all a piece – Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!
What a lucky Mum I am!
And then on Sunday I was in for a very special Mother-and-Son time, with my Farmer son who lives close by. (not my Marathon Running Son who lives in London) For the first 37 years of my life I lived on a farm as a farmer’s daughter and then a farmer’s wife. My husband and I ran a dairy farm and it is a long time since I was out checking on cows to see if they were about to calve – that’s what I did with my son on Sunday morning – such a wonderful nostalgic trip down memory lane.
First, we looked at the young stock, munching away at their haylage, then after a lovely tour round the farm we went to look at the cows who are all mothers in waiting.
My son had had to help this little one into the world at 5 am that morning
we were pleased to see her up and about and looking lively
she seems to take after her father, Mitch the bull
I was delighted that I seem to have retained my ability to spot a cow that was about to calve. I spotted her on the way in, standing in the midst of the others and by the time we had looked round the other cows she was lying down and had popped out another Mother’s Day calf
The cow got up straight away and started licking the calf …..
there is always an anxious few moments waiting to see if the calf is ok, but just a mintue later it had raised its head and wiggled its ears
and was being visited by the other mums-in-waiting.
Must just show you my cards
The one on the left from A the one on the right from my son, HaHaHa!!!
both with lovely messages inside.
A truly Happy Mother’s Day.
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤