Sunday, 22 March 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of you to whom it applies!
These are the un-identified bulbs that appeared in our front garden this year.
Found some stray hyacinths too. I'm really quite proud of these as I have not planted them it is lovely to have some colour in a garden which has really been put upon and neglected in the past 18 months with all our building work going on. You still have to look past the weeds, I like to think of it as a green mulch!
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments about the market yesterday. It was a glorious day with sunshine all day. I did remember my camera!

Managed to snap this when no-one was walking past which wasn't easy - it was pretty busy yesterday. What you can't tell from the photo (it would be very clever if you could) is the smell of bacon! Just accross the road from our little area are a number of farmers market stalls lining the walk to the John Lewis store (really good placing of the market!!) Anyway, the dry cured bacon stall was making bacon sarnies all day from the moment we arrived. How wonderful is that smell? Appologies to any vegetarians out there but my it was good. I did however manage to hold myself back and stuck to my own packed lunch and thermos of tea!

I did make my bunting too as you can see, felt very spring like with it hanging up. Couldn't get the wind to stop blowing so you can see all my muddle under the table! I think I may take too much parafinalia (really not sure on that spelling) with me to market. I am trying to figure out a way to streamline it but I like having the shelves and boxes there, it makes it look more cozy and shoplike.

There were a few men and children about who were looking rather shell shocked and bemused with the whole shopping experience, but they all went away clutching a little bag of gifts.

In answer to Cathy I don't know when Mother's Day changed from Mothering Sunday, just looked in my desk diary and that says 'Mother's Day'. Could it be a gradual change over time as the occasion has become more commercialised?

Time I got back to some work, need to test out some biscuit recipes for the coffee shop, and looking at the photos, I really need to iron my table cloths, now where did I put that iron and the instruction manual?

Take care all

Sarah xx


  1. Your stall looks wonderful. Glad you had a good day.

    Sue xx

  2. A Happy Mother's Day to all the British mothers out there, we don't have Mother's Day until May here in Canada. Your description of the outdoor market sounds great.

    Gill in Canada

  3. Your daffodils are very beautiful! Or at least thats what they look like.


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