Monday, 15 March 2010

For Mums...

Just popped by before I hit the M25 on my way to Farnborough...

With it being Mother's Day in the UK yesterday I thought I'd share a picture of my Mum with her Mum, taken over 10 years ago just because it's a lovely photo of two special ladies!

My Nan was born in Tredegar, South Wales and so Welshcakes were something we grew up with. My Mum made them throughout my childhood (and still does make them) but I've never made them before. So inspired by Diana we had some Welshcakes this weekend... I've never eaten them hot from the griddle before but they were very good!

There were also more tulips for me this weekend (and chocolate and a new hat!)

And as ever something witty in a card from Sam:

Dear Mum,
I am reliably informed that matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed, that all of our atoms were present at the dawn of the universe and will exist still in the unfathomable future when it all drifts to a halt.
However, these last 24 years have contained all the best bits.
Ta for that,
Sam

I can always rely on him to make me smile!


Before I go I must say a long over due thank you for this cheery blog award which I have been given at least three times over the past few weeks (Thank you Annica, who gave it to me first... Sorry...I've forgotten who else passed it on) which I shall pass on to all Mums who should be appreciated all year round not just on one day!

After that random collection of stuff spuriously brought together under the heading "For Mums" I must now dash .... the M25 awaits...

21 comments:

  1. What a good picture of the two Mums. I love the card ... mine was handmade and said "To the best eatre, sleeper, knitter, cooker. computer addict and worrier!!!"

    http://leafgreenknits.wordpress.com/

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  2. Mine said I had a heart of gold. CK spoiled the moment somewhat by suggesting we cut it out and sell it on the open market.

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  3. Lovely photo of your Mum and her Mum. Glad you had some pampering and pressies yesterday - I was well and truly looked after and had visitors bearing gifts throughout the day. I always feel sorry for them at this time of year as it's my birthday on Wednesday - poor things.

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  4. What a lovely picture of the ladies. I'm from South Wales too and 'Bakestones' as we always called them, were always eaten hot, straight from the stone (or griddle), split then buttered. What joy! Thank you for the memory.

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  5. OH my - those welsh cakes look wonderful! Were they easy to make? x

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  6. what a lovely pic of the two mums. Your welsh cakes look scrummy too!

    xxx

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  7. Hi Gina,
    Lovely picture for Mothers Day.
    Welsh cakes are a favorite of mine love them warm with melted butter.x

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  8. Just love 'Two Mums' photo, and Sam's cheery words. How lovely to know I inspired you to make some welshcakes. Thank you for the link.

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  9. What a lovely photograph of your Mum and Grandma and I love Sam's words, no wonder you had a smile. I hope you had a good visit with your Mum.

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  10. So glad you posted the Welsh Cakes as I'd forgotten where I'd seen them.

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  11. Lovely photo and the Welshcakes made my mouth water.... I had never had them until I moved to the South West. They are lovely, aren't they?

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  12. LOVE that card from Sam -- what a sweetheart! And beautiful women in your family Gina. Now, I shall go be hungry over those welsh cakes -- I've never had them, but I'm thinking I should give them a try!

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  13. that's great what sam wrote in the card - things like this make me feel better for some reason!

    Amelia.x

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  14. What a lovely lovely message in your mothers day card....hope the M25 isnt too bad...H

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  15. What a lovely message to receive in a card! What a great guy.
    Those Welsh cakes look delicious.

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  16. what a lovely photo of your mum and nan! You can see the likeness between you and your mum! Lucy x

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  17. Hope you had a good day! And I love the comment in your card!

    Pomona x

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  18. Just a thimbleful......

    Love Sam's words - how perceptive and poetic! Aaaah, Welshcakes - I used to make them in the distant past when I didn't worry about my waistline!

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  19. Nice to get cards from the children and the tulips!!! The photo of the Mum's was great and i haven't had welshcakes in years they looked yummy. Glad to see Jersey was such a success and you had a good time over there.

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  20. What a fab picture - and clever old Sam :-)

    That's the second plate of welshcakes this week that's had me wanting to blow the diet.

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  21. What a delightful picture of two beautiful ladies ,proving yet again how every age has its own beauty ,I love Sam's Mothers day message ,certainly not sloppy hee hee ..love Jan xx

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