Sunday, 22 March 2020

Mothering Sunday and a reluctant town visit

Mothering Sunday here in the UK today (is it the same in other countries?), so I'm feeling a bit sad.  Mum was the first thing on my mind when I woke up this morning....well no, the second thing actually.  The first was a wish that husband would stop stomping round the bedroom and talking to was 06.30 and although I'm normally up a lot earlier than that, I went to bed late and was planning on a bit of a lie in.  Oh well.  Although when I get up around 04.00-04.30, I creep out of the bedroom and definitely don't speak to him!  So getting back to Mothers Day, I'll try to concentrate on happy memories.

I'll be working in the front garden today, it's blue sky and bright sunshine again and although not exactly warm as there's still that cold breeze, it is warmer than it has been so I'm happy to get out there.  So I can have Mum near me in the pots where her ashes are whilst I'm busy weeding, pruning and putting new plants in.  I'll probably even talk to her! (everyone knows I'm a bit bonkers anyway lol).

Got a problem with one of our bank accounts, I tried to resolve it on the phone the other day with no joy - the call centre was in India and the 3 foreign gentlemen I was passed between were all clearly just reading from a script on their screens and didn't seem to understand just what it was I was trying to get them to do.  Had a follow up letter from the bank yesterday with THEIR interpretation of what I'd been asking for....nothing like what I was actually asking!  So a breakdown of communications.  So we have to go to the town tomorrow and visit the branch....I didn't really want to but don't have a lot of choice, I need the issue fixed.  I will take the opportunity to nip into Wilkos and pick up a few more pots I need for my front garden, then straight back home and that will be it, we don't plan on visiting any more shops, banks or the town for a while. 

Wishing all you mothers a happy day, sorry if you can't see your families, and I hope all those of us who have lost our mothers can concentrate on the happy memories.  And I hope you all keep safe.  Two members of my extended family have had the virus, both thankfully are recovering well at home.


  1. Got my first Grandma card! Hope to peek at her later today on FaceTime.

  2. I was wide awake at 4.30 this morning, so did some knitting, read some blogs. I'll be ready for bed by 7 tonight! I don't usually see my children on Mother's Day, they live too far away, but got some lovely flowers through the post. I'm just sad that I probably won't be able to see, hold and kiss my first grandchild (due early June) until he/she is a few months old. You're not bonkers for talking to your Mum. I'm sure everyone who's lost a loved one does the same. I certainly do. Good luck at the bank. Enjoy the sunshine. xx

  3. Thinking of you today. As you say, there are so many happy memories.
    Have a lovely time in the garden but wrap up well. It's cold here too.

  4. Thank you for sharing that family had it and are recovering. A bit of good in this time.
    Talking to mum...good for you. She is helping you even now.

  5. Mother's Day is May 10th in Canada. Hope you got your banking sorted out.

  6. Hope you got things sorted with the bank

    Julie xxxx


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