.... chosen by Connor to give to me yesterday, on Mother's Day.
Jeanette said that whilst they were shopping they walked passed these flowers and Connor stopped and said "Flowers ... for Nanny". J asked him if they should buy flowers for me as they hadn't decided what to get ..... and he replied "yes"
Cute as a button, he is!! And when they arrived for afternoon tea, Bradley came running in to give me the bunch and a huge hug!! Elaine made tiny baby muffins and I opened a tin of shortbread which hubby had brought back from his recent trip to London.
I spoke to my son on the phone earlier in the morning - they were going to spoil his Mum-in-law for the day
We went out for breakfast to a small quiet cafe in our little local shopping centre. It was lovely! Most of the larger eateries and cafes are packed with families spoiling their mothers/grannies for breakfasts, teas, or lunches. We've tried various places over the years. Bookings for breakfast and lunch are essential as they are always full. We have had good and bad experiences!! This year, the four of us - hubby, Elaine, Bryan and I decided to book a table at our local cafe which always serves a delicious breakfast. Nothing fancy but home-style fare! It was lovely! No camera with me :(
... and the cherry on top ..... Elaine gave me an extra special gift ... a morning to share with her at a health spa for a hot stone full body massage and foot treatment including a pedicure! Lucky lucky me !!!! We will be going in two weeks time when hubby is away on business again - can't wait!
Yesterday was bittersweet though. Our old Labrador, Robbie slipped and fell on the kitchen floor yesterday morning and is now battling. He is 11 years old with arthritis and failing eyesight ... hurt himself badly yesterday so Elaine and I took him to the vet. Not good news as he may have only pulled muscles and nerves but the vet doesn't think so. He may have permanent muscle and nerve damage down the one leg which is just caused by the arthritis and generally the onset of old age. He has always had problems with his joints which apparently is a common Labrador 'thing' but when he was 2 years old he needed an op on the one elbow - this is the leg that is now giving him a problem. Because he is older, and arthritic, he is not stable anymore on his feet ...
Bradley and Connor giving Robbie some TLC a few weeks ago