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Se7en + 1 Things About My Mum…

May 10th, 2015 · 6 Comments

It’s mother’s day all over the world, some mums have been spoilt and some were ho hum, not. Some mums were thrilled with heaps of cards and lovely surprises and other mums were somewhat disappointed. Some mums are overjoyed by the sweet love of their babes and other mums are overwhelmed by the loss of little hands they won’t hold. So many mums are thrilled with excitement of a brand new arrival and others are so disappointed at their empty arms. This is a day filled with bittersweet on every front… a day loaded with so much more than the Hallmark card that it began as…


Se7en + 1 Things I Love About My Mum

  1. My mum always had something growing, I loved her African violets on the kitchen windowsill.
  2. My mum knitted endless jerseys, even in the summer, endless colours and stripes..
  3. My mum made play dough… lots of it.
  4. My mum created beautiful collections.
  5. My mum loved the autumn and we would go on long walks looking for autumn photographs.
  6. My mum understood movies should be watched with a themed snack.
  7. My mum used to take us by bus into the city for tea at Stuttafords or to Kirstenbosch to paddle in the streams.
  8. And the se7en + 1th thing…

  9. My mum always worked so hard… she still does.

Thanks mum…


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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christi {Jealous Hands} // May 11, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Loved reading about your mama! Happy Mother’s Day to you both!

  • 2 Marcia (123 blog) // May 11, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I love this post about the bittersweet and about your mum. I’m not close with my mother but I was thinking I’m sure I should rather focus on things like your post. PS sorry about you not having that 9th baby to hold xxx
    Marcia (123 blog)´s last blog post ..Something cute I don’t want to forget

  • 3 se7en // May 12, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Thank you Christi, I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day too… somehow the whole thing flew by, as Sunday’s tend to do. Sending heaps of love from sunny Cape Town.

  • 4 se7en // May 12, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Oh Marcia, thank you… my little #9 is always, always on my heart… So just keeping it light for everyone around me. You know, as one does. Hope your Mother’s Day was fine – sometimes our expectations of Mother’s Day exceed the reality… often times the world’s expectations of Mother’s Day way, way exceeds the reality!!! Lots of love from sunny Cape Town!!!

  • 5 Granny Ant // May 12, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Hi seven +1 Thank you so much for your beautiful message. It brought back many happy and wonderful memories in times gone by. Autumn is still the favourite season.

  • 6 se7en // May 13, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Oh Granny Ant, thank you… memories, firmly fixed in place in time. Sending lots of love.

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