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Monday, May 3, 2021

Early Mother’s Day Gathering

Last Saturday we drove up to Feilding to meet up for an early Mother’s Day Brunch.  The weather was glorious, a beautiful Autumn day.


My daughter Nicky had arranged for us to meet in her favourite café.  This is a lovely café and I appreciate the nice friendly greeting when we walk in the door.  There were six of us, myself and Robin, Nicky and Robert, and younger grand-daughter Megan with her boyfriend Michael, who we hadn’t met before.  Unfortunately our older grand-daughter Emma was working and couldn't get away.

We arrived there a little early so had plenty of time to contemplate the menu before the others arrived.  Nicky and Megan are great fans of Eggs Benedict, so that is what they ordered, Robin chose a burger and I had chorizo, bacon,egg and spinach with fried potatoes, a new dish for me and very tasty indeed.


Ready to order


Michael and Megan


Nicky, Robert, Jenny and Robin

The meals were lovely, and then Robert, Megan and Michael left to attend a hunt meeting.  “You are lucky we are here”, Robert informed me, so it was good of them to cut their horse event short for an hour or so to meet up with the oldies.  Michael doesn’t ride, but any prospective boyfriend has to show some interest in horses or he doesn’t get a look in!

We then had a pleasant time chatting away with Nicky, she hasn’t been well lately but her health is slowly improving, thank goodness.  Nicky had presented me with a lovely bouquet of flowers (including a couple of artichoke heads) picked from her own garden.  I’d never been given artichokes before, I told her, and had never eaten one either.   Once we returned home they were ready for a good long drink, after being in the car for a couple of hours.


Flowers for Mother’s Day

I’d sent along a present too, for her to take home.  Remember the grey knitted mouse I’d made for Gemma’s birthday?  I made one for Nicky’s kitten, PK, which stands for Psycho Killer.  This kitten came from a feral litter and although she has settled down well, I think she will always have a wild streak.  I embroidered eyes and a nose on this mouse, and sprayed in liberally with cat nip.  Nicky sent through a video clip on the phone showing PK having a fine old time beating up her new toy.


I knitted PK a mouse like this too


Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

It sounds like you all had a wonderful early Mother's Day celebration and your meal does sound quite yummy. That is the cutest crocheted mouse I have ever seen. Have a great week.

Janice said...

What a pleasant way to celebrate Mother’s Day. The flowers are beautiful and extra special coming from Nicky’s garden. It must have been fun to see PK enjoying the mouse.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it sounds like a great celebration - it is always so nice when you can meet up with family and sit and enjoy a meal and talk

Maria said...

Lovely to have had an early Mother’s Day with you DD, SIL , GD and her boyfriend.....
Beautiful flowers ...
Bet PK had lots of fun with the mouse...

Julierose said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful outing for Mother's Day...glad to hear that Nicky is getting better...hugs, Julierose

Gretchen Weaver said...

It is so nice you could get together with your daughter and go out to eat! Have a wonderful week with lots of happy stitching!

Karen S said...

It looks like you all had a lovely time. Very special.

Kim said...

How lovely for you to celebrate Mother's Day, with your loved ones, Jenny. It looks as if you had a wonderful get together. Those flowers are beautiful. "Psycho Killer" did make me smile. I wonder how long that sweet knitted mouse will 'live'? Enjoy a lovely Mother's Day this Sunday.

FlourishingPalms said...

How nice to be treated in such a special way for an early Mother's Day! Lunch sounds scrummy, and your flowers are lovely. I had to look twice at the way you wrote "Feilding" and then double-check it against the sign in your picture. (Sorry, that's the editor in me that I can't get over.) Is Feilding pronounced the same way that Fielding would be pronounced? Or is is said like "Felding." Just curious.