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