Mother's Day 2012 was very special to me.
My beautiful family all made contact and
showered me with love and special attention.
I Loved It!!!
Mr Cardinal gave me the pot of pink double chrysanthemums -
which will of course end up in the garden,
hopefully to bloom again next year.
A cute cupcake tea-cosy arrived from Canada,
and I am reliably informed it was chosen by the Petite Garcon himself
just for Grandma... cute little guy.
The icing on the cupcake was a delightful phone call from his mum,
our dear daughter.
Little Aussie and his Dad sent me these pretty heart soaps and my fave,
dark ginger chocolates.
It is possible some of this chocolate did not survive the day...
Mr Cardinal also gave me these:
Naughty Alice by Vivienne Westwood.
Hmmm - what is he thinking?
Mothers Day really got a go on when our local son and his wife arrived,
took over the kitchen, and turned out their famous Big Breakfast.
Eggs Benedict, salmon, bacon, brown mushrooms, spinach and rosti.
With toasted sourdough bread on the side.
We have not eaten since...
And on a perfect Brisbane day in the Autumn sunshine,
a special group of friends walked for me,
in the Annual Mother's Day Classic walk/run for Breast Cancer
Thank you everyone!