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I have the bestest Mum in the whole wide world

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

We live on the same continent. In the same Kingdom if not country. But sometimes it feels like my Mum is a million miles away, not just 250. So it was lovely lovely to be able to see her today.
They let me leave work an hour early so we had time to wander around a bookshop and a funny shop that sells so many unrelated but wonderful things (dried spices next to make-up...) where Mum bought me some bright green candles.

Then we went to our favourite tea shop; the Butterfly and Pig. I have eaten seriously low cal today because the B+P do SUCH wonderful cakes it's impossible to say no. They had banana caramel, pistachio, coffee, lemon and poppy seed, red wine and plum, coconut and malibu, carrot, raspberry and peach and zucchini cake to choose from. I had sea bass with chips and salad for my main meal, and a big slice of coconut and malibu cake for dessert, but I am still within my ranges! 1g under for fat actually. So proud :D

Then we had about 45 mins to chat before Mum had to go and catch her train. Mum is the only person in the world, friend or family, with whom I can completely relax and just talk and it felt so good to talk with her. But it also made me a bit sad because things are tough for her since my Grandma (her Mum) died and I hate that I'm not there to help her and give her hugs when she needs them. I'm going to start phoning and writing to her more.

Then we walked to the train station, Mum gave me some money to get a taxi home and a holdall of things she had brought up with her to give to me.

Thankfully I've now got to the point where I can wave people off on the train without crying.

When I got home, already thinking I have an amazing Mum, I opened the holdall and realised that I have the bestest Mum in the whole wide world. She brought me:
Sleepy tea (I still have trouble sleeping sometimes)
a writing magazine
running trousers (because my 14s are getting too big!)
a pretty green top
a bracelet to go with the top
travel nail files (for when I go to China in 2 weeks)
a normal nail file, with a buffer
some gift card embellishments
a lovely leather bag
some Stafforshire oatcakes. Mmmmmmm
anti-frizz hair serum
REAL VANILLA!! In pods and everything! So excited!!!
some red ribbon (I have a thing about ribbon. I just like it...)
a red jumper that she fixed for me
shower gel
a bag of marshmallows (may have to lock these up)
and a load of thin tops perfect for layering to keep warm up here.

This is on top of the Wii, Wii Fit and Wii Zumba she just bought me! I feel like the luckiest daughter ever.

Wish I could have bottled some hugs to keep with me though.
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    Y'all in the UK have the best shop names... in the US, we don't have anything like "the Butterfly and Pig"!

    1713 days ago
    Wow! Amazing! And I'm so glad you had such a great time! You are indeed very lucky!
    1713 days ago
  • FIREFLY4407
    Sounds like a wonderful time and such a nice care package. I know you love to bake so interested to hear how you use the vanilla (I've never worked with it myself - one day maybe - would love to experiment with a vanilla mousse). And so exciting that you are going to China! For work or holiday? You will definitely need to blog about that. The lab I worked in during college had a lot of Chinese grad students some of whom would cook for me authentic homemade Chinese dishes - yum!!
    1714 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/12/2013 11:05:30 PM
    She sounds so sweet! Sleepy tea is the best. :) And your town sounds very fun as well!
    1714 days ago
    What a day you have had! I love your Mom too...who wouldn't!? So glad you have so much love in your corner.
    1714 days ago
  • ARW715
    Wow! You do have a great mom! Here is a hug from AL to go with yours.
    1714 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    It sounds like your Mum is someone to treasure!
    1714 days ago
    emoticon And your mum has a wonderful daughter. emoticon
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    1714 days ago
    I think my relationship with my mom is the most amazing thing ever, it's great that others appreciate that relationship as well! What kind of sleepy tea do you use? Not sure if I could get it in the states, but I am curious about the ingredients. I use something pretty similar I'm guessing. So happy for your visit with you mom today!
    1714 days ago
  • PKBOO3
    What a wonderful time you had. I'm happy for you.
    1714 days ago
    Wow, that sounds amazing, a care package from Mom, what could be better!

    1714 days ago
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