Mother’s Day

What a lovely day I had yesterday. A slow morning baking bread, out to buy some flowers and have a hot chocolate, then I spent the middle of the day baking cakes for an impromptu high tea at home for Mother’s Day. We were just going to have scones, but I was in a baking mood and what’s prettier than some china and lush cakes.

With the one egg that chickens permitted me, and the 6 egg whites that had been sitting in the fridge, I decided to make yoyo’s, angle food cake topped with persimmon and apple, a rhubarb cake and scones. We had Mum’s homemade blackberry jam for the scones. We served tea and coffee and then settled in to watch The Lion King (Elliot’s favourite movie at the moment).

I just wanted to take some time to acknowledge those who went without their mum’s yesterday, those who are in the position of mum’s, step mum’s, aunties, grandma’s, dad’s. I want to give a though to those who want to be a mum and who can’t, and those who once were and have lost their loves. I didn’t much realise the significance of Mother’s Day until I became one myself and put a little more thought into it.

I hope you had a lovely day, celebrating you and yours.

Lots of love, Clare xxx

high tea spread rhubarb and yoghurt cake angle food cake high tea

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  1. That quite a spread! Wow! And no better occasion for it, I would say.

    I’d love to get a decent session in for some baking. At present I can’t make more than 2 things at a time, and sometimes there are so many distractions (ie. small people) that is a struggle.

    Happy Mothers Day!

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  2. Lovely words, Clare. I had a lovely weekend with my girls and I cooked and baked for them. Wow, that high tea looked spiffing!

    Cheers – Joolz xx

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  3. Looks like a lovely Mother’s Day. So glad it was filled with your favs! Baking and family!

    Mine was nice too. A slow morning and breakfast made for me then surprise lunch with my bestie who has a Bub 5 weeks older than Remy. So nice!

    So… I saw your comment about online competition. It’s hard sometimes, so so hard. Everyone has more engagement, more followers, more everything. But… What YOURE doing is unique and I personally love it as I’m sure all your readers do. It’s hard not to get down on yourself but remember if you don’t enjoy it, what’s the point? You learn from every post, every shoot, every photo. Take what you learned, SMILE, and move on. I only recently started doing this and it’s helping me. Insta is great but if you’re depressed after using it, you’re doing it wrong so change your approach right?!?!

    I’m SO EFFING EXCITED we are doing this photo course together. You like wine right? xx

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    1. I’m glad you had a lovely Mother’s Day! Online competition is so tough, there’s so many of us there, working towards similar goals. I’m so excited for the photography course!

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