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Mother's Day

BY ABBY

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Today we celebrated Mother's Day, even though in the UK, Mother's Day had been on March 30th. It was kind of a relief, as we didn't run into hoards of mothers wanting the world to comply with everything and anything they wanted. So it was good, as we only had to deal with one of them.

Homemade Mother's Day scones with clotted cream and jam - thanks, Hannah!

Homemade Mother's Day scones with clotted cream and jam - thanks, Hannah!

We started the day off with some freshly baked scones that Hannah had gotten up early to make. Breakfast was followed by presents, which consisted of two pairs of earings (one from Hannah and one from Dad), a matching necklace (Dad), and a SUPER FANTASTIC AWESEOME SPA SET, which was made up of Scottish soap, Hadrian's Foot Balm, English hot chocolate and a card with a 19th century paisly pattern offering free nailpolish paintings and foot massage.Mother's Day in the Cotswolds

Mother's Day in the Cotswolds

After cleanup we were all off to Burton-on-the-water to walk around a little and look at shops. Most of the stores were packed full of little objects, and even though we knew we wouldn't be able to buy anything (if we had even wanted any of the stuff) it was fun to look. The weather wasn't that great, and it rained a sprinkled for the duration of our time out, but it wasn't too bad as we spent most of the time in the stores anyways. Going through the little town is a river which we walked beside for some time, watching the ducks and ducklings trying to swim against the current, and getting pushed back by the pressure of the water.

Burton-on-the-Water

Burton-on-the-Water

At around three o'clock my mom decided to go back home and we ate lunch back at the house and then spent the rest of the afternoon looking at earlier pictures from the trip. For dinner we had hamburgers and salad, and finished the evening with three West Wings, cookies and chips. Mom says that she loved the day, and that she definately didn't waste it because we got up at 9 and didn't go to bed until after midnight.

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18:15 pst 05/18/2013
So Muriel (your Mum) had two celebrations , one of the UK version and one of the NA version.
In the UK we use Mum most often while in NA , it is Mom.
Sounds like she was royally spoilt..

Not to forget that Fathers day is approaching (June 16) in NA and UK but Australia is September 1, 2013 so Ben may also enjoy two celebrations
Cheers

by RobBar

Glad Abby wasn't inundated with hordes of mothers. That might have been catastrophic.

Just a wild guess but was the "SUPER FANTASTIC AWESEOME SPA SET" a gift from Abby?

It's a such a cliche but the best word to describe the Cotswold villages like Bourton-on-the-Water is idyllic.

by Jane1

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