Over the years Mother's Day has changed a lot for me. Growing up we lived with my Nan so I had a mother and grandmother to think about on Mother's Day. At the age of 21 I got married acquired a mother-in-law. By the end of my twenties I had become a mother myself.
I always remember Mother's Day and like to put some effort in. It is isn't about rushing out and buying the most expensive bunch of flowers or the biggest box of chocolates. It's about thinking about the person and the times you have had together. Quite often the gift I have bought has been purchased months in advance when inspiration has come to me.
Sometimes we have turned Mother's Day into a Mother's Weekend. We've gone out for the day on the Saturday and then been able to enjoy a Sunday roast at home. Many will say Mother's Day is just another day but we do try to spend time together over the year in our favourite places. Rarely a year goes by without a visit to the Isle of Wight.
We've also in the last couple of years introduced my Mum to the delights of Seahouses and the surrounding Northumbrian coast and countryside. Where we go my camera goes too. Over the years I've taken thousands of photographs taking in every moment of the day from sunrise to sunset.
In recent years I've been subtly curating my photographs. I'm not one for having big photographs of us on walls but instead I've gone for photobooks and mugs from places such as Photobox. Flowers will die away but a simple mug of tea in the middle of the day will bring those memories flooding back.
What do you think of Mother's Day? Do you like to go somewhere special or relax at home?
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