In some parts of the world it is Mother's Day today. One of those parts of the world is my little corner here in the middle of England.
I am not one for presents on Mother's Day, nor am I one for going out to eat. Breakfast in bed and everyone being nice to me from beginning to end of day is what I like.
Himself provides the breakfast, because I greedily request Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. Hey, if you're going to ask for breakfast in bed you might as well take full advantage!
The girls have different opinions on gifts though. I said I don't need them; they said I may not need them but I deserved them. Honestly, them saying that was the best gift of all. We all know motherhood is not sunshine and roses every day but a few simple words go a long way to making it all worthwhile.
So this morning Emily presented me with a box of marshmallows -
Just love the top middle heart that I've given you a close up of. To the right is a hot chocolate 'doggie' she made me, complete with mini marshmallows.
Helen gave me a necklace.
The necklace says it all. It will be treasured.
So, a lie in, scrumptious breakfast, lovely gifts - what more could I ask for? Nothing really. But Helen made a Victoria sponge last night. Sadly too decimated already to provide a photo. And Emily is in the kitchen right now making miso soup, crab and cucumber salad, prawn dumplings and steamed buns.
I'm one spoilt mamma and fully aware of the fact.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you, in whatever way, shape or form you choose to celebrate.