Mum always made Christmas special, from when we were little until last year. I will be remembering her today and raising a glass to her. She wasn't a drinker, but she would have had her coffee!
This is Mum's 80th birthday cake, made by the daughter of one of her closest friends. She loved it because it had all her favourite things on-a bike, a cat and painting. This photo was taken at the time. When we were sorting out Mum's house, I found it still in the cupboard, covered with a bowl and foil. She obviously could not bring herself to get rid of it or eat it. It made me cry (again!) and I brought it home. I meant to take photos and get rid of it but I just couldn't, so it is in the storage place wrapped up well. I will deal with it one day, and I think I will probably keep the little Mum and cat.
This last one is from a recent Christmas at my brother's. Mum looks like she is about to laugh. A good look!
Have a peaceful Christmas xx