I've said it before and I will no doubt say it again and again - I have the best Mum.
Mother's day is always a tad challenging. In reality we know that Mum will love whatever we do and whatever we get her. But every year my sister and I want to come up with something even better than the year before. There are some elements that have to be included - the first being spending time together. There is nothing more important to all of us than our family, so being together is the most important thing.
The next element is usually food. We are all foodies, so good food is a must.
Finally a present. Mum has long said she doesn't want "stuff:". She has a house full of things, and doesn't need more.
This year I think we hit a winner. The get together was brunch - food and family in one. We included my brother-in-law's family because the more the merrier and had a wide array of breakfast delicacies from museli with rhubarb compote and a beautiful vanilla yogurt to the traditional cooked breakfast. It was held at my sister's house so that the puppies could be involved too.
Family and food out of the way, it was on to the present. Mum loves to read, so books were an obvious choice. However her favourite book "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett has just been made into a mini-series that isn't even available in Australia yet. Thanks to the wonder of the internet, we were able to source it for her.
All in all it made for a lovely mother's day.
So Mum, I hope you enjoyed it, because we love you and you deserve it!