Ahhh gone are those days of being woken before dawn, by having a tray slapped on you, ending up wearing a few soggy cornflakes, a lukewarm 3/4 milk cup of tea and some burnt toast, as you attempt to come round and sit up, whilst being clambered upon and a card shoved in your face by eager pudgy little hands. I loved those days. *wistful smile*
Indeed, I remember my sisters and I plonking a breakfast tray upon our poor mum and all three of us used to sit on the bed, smiling proudly as our culinary delights went down - I think we got more adventurous as we got older. One year it was pancakes served burnt on one side, with a drizzle of glacé cherries. We'd lovingly watch her choke it down!! Baulking, often!! My ma never ever used to eat breakfast. Just that once a year!! Poor parents! Bloody kids!!
Well Miss 21 will land back in Blighty around tea time on Tuesday. Hasn't it gone fast?! Her beau will collect her from the airport and bring her home. Me and the HG have got a bet on as to how long will it be before she narks us! Five minutes is the current shortest estimate! It'll be so lovely to have her back annoying us again! But it won't be for long. As she's being whisked away to Berlin by the beau. He bought her surprise tickets to see 'Hurts' - her favourite band, in Berlin.
I don't think I've ever been whisked anywhere. I just asked. The HG claims that Sainsburys every week counts...
Then it's the biggy. She's moving to Newcastle. Permanently. Gulp. O I know I'm used to her not being here with Uni and NZ but this is it. She's properly fleeing my safe nest. It's so sooooon. It was only yesterday that she was just a tiny tiny little baby.
Well she was 9lbs 7oz born so technically never a tiny tiny baby! She was about three months on this photo.
Quick fast forward to Tuesday night and my dining room floor will be once again covered in her belongings and my washer will be full of her washing and my fridge will mysteriously empty itself during the day when I'm at work! But it'll be the last time. For after the 18th March, they're moving into their lovely ground floor two bedroom flat, when she comes home to visit, it'll be with her Beau and I sincerely hope it'll be just the two of them and not the two of them plus double dirty washing!!! ( Although, you, me and they all know I'd do it! )
Anyway just before I go I thought I'd show you the napkin rings I got off my ma in law ( who got them off a lady, who got them off a lady, who got them off a lady ).
I'd been telling her about the bargain new tablecloth I'd got which came with napkins. I mentioned I didn't think I had any napkin rings - but just writing this now makes me think I've one ceramic set that matches my really so expensively posh I daren't use it dinner set we got 100 years ago. I'm not sure now at all. I might go looking.
I think they are beautiful! Enamel and silver.
And on that note I'm off to make my own soggy cornflakes!
Lots of love from
Rachel * can't think of a middle name today so will use my real middle name : Fiona... What's your middle name?* Radiostar xxx
Daughter's trip did go quickly, you made me giggle with bet's to how long before she narks you, oldest daughter has the same effect on us. Love Marlene Joan Jones, after my mum, exhubby would not let me add Joan to 2nd daughters name, but she will add Joan or John to her 2nd child's name, lovely girl she is. Mum was the 2nd daughter, as was I. enjoy your day xxxxReplyDelete
I'm glad I'm not alone!! It's a lovely tradition passing names down like that XDelete
Thats a lovely post Rachel. I know what you mean about fleeing the nest. Just the one left at home now and I think he will be with us for a long time to come. I now have four Cavalier King Charles and my kids are convinced as each one left they were replaced by a dog and they're not quite sure how to take that:-)ReplyDelete
We have been considering a puppy for quite a while now!Delete
Very exciting times for Miss 21. So different to when we were that age. (Can hardly remember that far back).ReplyDelete
My mothers day sounds a lot like yours. Made my own toast and just done the weekly shop, although I just had a tube of smarties in celebration. Off out for a walk shortly while the sun is shining.
Have a lovely relaxing day. X
It is a lovely day today and I will eat my chocolates later on today!Delete
My middle name is boring so let's pretend it is something fancy like Cordelia!ReplyDelete
I LOVE those napkin rings. They are truly lovely and I covet them . . . you lucky lady.
They were all wrapped up in tissue too so it was a really gorgeous surprise when they were so pretty! I've been 'stung' quite a few times when I've had things off a lady off a lady off a lady foisted upon me!Delete
Happy Mother's Day Rachel.ReplyDelete
Glad your daughter is coming home for a while.
I was offered a cooked breakfast but not being hungry and not being able to taste or smell I declined and just had a slice of toast...bummer :( -x-
You'll have to make up for it when you are better XDelete
Ah yes, those Mother's Days seem well and truly over here as well. I came downstairs and admittedly Thomas did wish me a Happy Mother's Day but he didn't look up from the computer. Amy rolled out of bed an hour later to watch me open her present, then rolled straight back in again. I used to get breakfast in bed as well. Scrambled eggs was the norm, it must have seemed posh to them, with one memorable year of it being accompanied by fizzy pink lemonade! Mustn't complain though, Mark made me a cooked breakfast, although I'm sure I heard him muttering "you're not MY bloody mother"!ReplyDelete
The napkins rings are lovely, what a nice gift from your m-i-l. I thought I hadn't missed a post about Miss 21, but didn't realise she was going for so long. And she comes home from one adventure of a lifetime in NZ to start another in Newcastle. If you're like me I bet it doesn't seem 2 minutes since you were leaving home.
Oh and my middle name is Elizabeth. My maiden name had a 'z' in it as well so up until I got married I had one of the least used letters of the alphabet in all my names. Not that I was grateful, up until about 11 I always wished I'd been called Julie. xx
I had two boxes of Thorntons caramel/fudge thrust upon my bed about 10am! I've had a message from the other side of the world.Delete
So I'm happy enough although it was ME that was making the bacon butties an hour ago... It was ME muttering in the kitchen about it being MY mother's day!!
Can't believe she's back on tues. Time has flown. I got fabric today from L and chosen by him (lovely colours and patterns too) but mercifully no doggy cornflakes or even the mud pies he used to make me, topped off with food colourings ;-). Hope you had a good day, chick xxxReplyDelete
Hahaha mud pies with food colouring!Delete
That was meant to be soggy, not doggy ;-) xReplyDelete
Doggy cornflakes - imagining Poppy and Ted scoffing down a crunchy breakfast!!Delete
Gosh it seems like only yesterday that she went! Hope that the journey home and to see the band are both good. I am sure that you will miss your daughter lots when she moves, but I imagine she will be still be home lots too! Amy at Love *hate my middle name so using Made My from my blog name instead* Home xxReplyDelete
I'm sure it's not that bad!! I've got them until Sunday. So I can fuss fuss until then!Delete
My middle name is Frances, loved your post today you always make me smile. No one here to make me breakfast either to be honest I don't think any of my four ever did :( I can understand just where you're coming from with your daughter my son has the same affect I look forward to him coming home but he soon drives me nuts haha. These kids of ours certainly get around don't they? mines going to Hong Kong next week for a 3 week holiday! and he has the nerve to say he's hard up. Your daughter will love living in Newcastle I'm sure my two eldest live there and love it. Those napkin rings are lovely such pretty colours. :) xxReplyDelete
Your poor hard up globe trotting son!! She absolutely loved it up there at Uni. I loved going up there to visit!! If Mr 18 had been a girl, his middle name would have been Frances! I'm actually a bit in love with those napkin rings!Delete
Those napkin rings are lovely. Have a lovely reunion with your daughter on Tuesday xReplyDelete
They are and I did! XDelete
Your daughters trip has flown by, you must be really looking to seeing her soon xxReplyDelete
I as, I couldn't settle until I'd seen her face :-)Delete
I love the napkin rings. I didn't get breakfast in bed either; DS1 had already left for work, and DS2 didn't surface until well after midday. He did make dinner and a cake though, so can't complain. I spoke to all 3 of my daughters on the phone, and received some lovely pressies.ReplyDelete