Sunday, May 13, 2012


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!


  1. How lovely, certainly a day to remember, you deserve to be spoilt!
    What a beautiful day for the walk.
    Hope you have an equally lovely day today.
    x Jode

    1. Thanks Jode, it was a great day, wasn't it?
      Loved your blog post about it xx P

  2. A thoroughly perfect Mothers Day Patricia and as Jode has already commented you deserved to be spoilt.
    I must say the famous big breakfast looks fabulous and what a delightful cheeky gift from Mr Red Cardinal.
    Bravo to the ladies who walked on your behalf. True friends.

    1. Thank you Annie, it was a great day.
      I will tell Mr Cardinal that he is very cheeky!
      Have discovered several other ladies walked with my name on their tags too - so kind!

  3. What a lovely Mother's Day. I had a good one too..
    BTW I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog award. Come over to my blog to read all about it.

  4. Thank you Valerie, glad you like my blog, and it is fun to receive an award. Hope I am up to the challenge of passing it on.