Se7en + 1 Things About My Mum…

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…


6 Replies to “Se7en + 1 Things About My Mum…”

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

  2. 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

  3. 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. 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. 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.

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