Sunday was time for a family catch-up. The table was set with one of my pretty hand embroidered tablecloths. This one was rather special and has a bit of a story to it. I had purchased it as a kit many years ago. Don’t ask me why, I don’t really know how to do fancy embroidery. After it had been hanging around for quite some time, Nicky claimed it and took it home. Some time later, she gave it back to me for a birthday gift, all beautifully embroidered!
Tablecloth hand embroidered by my daughter
Delicious smells wafted in from the patio as a Robin had a leg of tasty New Zealand lamb sizzling away on his Weber Baby Q barbecue for Sunday lunch. It was a rainy day, so the BBQ was tucked away under the eaves.
Yum, yum, lamb for lunch
Slathered with gravy, served with roast veggies, and a selection of greens, it was a delicious lunch indeed. We had home made apple tart with whipped cream for dessert, plus a pavlova and strawberries, so no one left the table hungry.
Presents were swapped – Nicky had recently celebrated her birthday, and I received a belated Mother’s Day gift. Which was a lovely bright souvenir tea towel from their travels. And a lovely Tudor Rose pin – Nicky knows I love that period of English Royal history.
Happy Mother’s Day to me
Daughter and son-in-law Nicky and Robert had recently returned home after four months travelling around England, with a quick whizz-bang trip through France, Venice, and Switzerland. So we spent a very pleasant afternoon looking through their travel photos, played through our TV. Grand-daughter Emma soon got bored with this, and took herself off with her computer.
Emma found this much more interesting
Soon it was time for the family to head off home, but not before the obligatory family photo. It was lovely to see them, and catch up with all their news. Next time, we can bore them silly with our holiday photos!
Nicky and me – oh dear, I’m looking old!
Emma, Robert, Nicky, Megan and Robin
Once we had waved them off, the house returned to its more usual “quiet mode”. Goodness – those girls are noisy!