Sure yesterday was Mother’s Day, but it was something far more important than that…it was Rob’s Birthday! Given that I had had a few days off with my family we decided to focus on him for the day and celebrate with a little lunch with neighbour and her family. Even better than that, she made the Osso buco that we had for lunch. All I had to do was whip up some mash, make a carrot cake and host the thing. The perfect compromise.
There was a new watch (a fab wooden number from Down that little lane), book, scarf, gloves and socks for the Birthday Boy. And as the day went on it seemed that winter well and truly settled into our little village…it was freezing!
A slow afternoon of good food, wine and company, the warmth of the fire, some photography and happy kids was actually the perfect Mother’s Day treat for me anyway.
That Rob brings all the Macdonald girls in this house so much happiness, patience, kindness and love every day, I hope we got to turn the tables and spoil him. He certainly deserves it…and some.