It’s all been a bit quiet on LilliesandLove this week as I’ve had some sort of lurgy and have felt so rough the past few days that I’ve had to take a couple of days off work and even felt too ill to blog! I know! Insane!
But, I’m starting to feel a little better and I’m bored out of my mind, so I thought I’d get my laptop out and write a little post, however, my brain still isn’t running on all cylinders again yet, so please don’t expect this to be a well-written masterpiece!
As I’m sure you know, on Sunday it was Mother’s Day – the day of the year that is totally devoted to our mum’s and showing them how much we love them and how grateful we are for everything they do for us.
I’m incredibly lucky because, although we have had our differences, my mum ultimately has always supported me and always been there to pick me up when I’ve fallen down (both literally and metaphorically). I like to think she knows I’m grateful for everything she’s done for me, but as I’m a bit emotionally stunted and struggle to show my feelings, Mother’s Day is a good opportunity for me to show her how much she means to me.
As my sister was unable to meet us on Sunday, my brother and I decided to take mum out for a Retro Mother’s Day – a few hours which would hopefully remind mum of the days out we used to have when we were little.
First of all, here are the presents we bought her:
|Flowers from my brother|
|A scarf and jewellery from both of us (I want all of these)|
Once she’d opened her presents, we hopped in the car and drove to Southend-on-Sea for a day on the seafront. Please bear in mind, it’s March and on Sunday it was snowing. But it’s the thought that counts, remember that.
Once we arrived in Southend, we took mum for lunch at Wimpy. That may not sound very glamorous to you, but we didn’t have a lot of money when we were growing up, and having a Wimpy was always a treat we really looked forward to and, to be honest, it was no different on Sunday – it brought back so many memories!
After we’d had our lunch, we took mum to the amusement arcades and she spent her pennies (well 2p’s) in the machines. She really loves those machines and we spent many a happy hour in our childhood shoving our coins into them with our heart set on whatever toy was the other side of the glass.
As always, the toys inside the machines weren’t amazing (what do you expect when you could be making just a 2p investment?) but that’s not the point – plus, some of them are so terrible that they manage to go full circle and become brilliant again. I’m not sure how that happens.
|JLS money. Accepted by most retailers (?)|
For some reason, of all the so-terrible-they’re-amazing toys, mum got her heart set on a little green car. She spent a fair old while putting her 2p’s in the machine and then this happened…
I cannot describe the look of utter horror on her face when she realised it was stuck! Luckily the very nice man that worked there came and saved the day.
But she wasn’t done there, she decided that her little green car needed a little blue car to keep it company, so she set her sights on that and before long, she was the proud owner of that too.
Around an hour on the machines, two little cars as prizes, and she still managed to only spend £2.00! A success, I think you’ll agree?
All in all, it was a lovely day and although I was full of illness and therefore wasn’t the perkiest I’ve ever been, she said she had a good time and that’s the main thing – it was her day after all.