Spring cleaning & celebrating Mother’s Day

Spring must definitely be in the air because my urge to ‘spring clean’ has been real. I’ve been pulling out sofas, cleaning all the leather furniture in the house, and adding final touches to rooms that so badly needed it. However, I can’t help but feel as though once one room is finished, another one needs my attention. It’s a vicious circle and I’d be lying if I wasn’t a little dizzy. Does anyone else’s house get like that? One room is done and another one erupts!

Joys of Parenthood, eh!

My Mothers day kicked off with a gorgeous delivery from Tesco NI and it made me feel so special. I was genuinely taken back because there were flowers, a balloon and a whole bunch of delicious local treats too which were perfect for a Mother’s day afternoon tea party! Thank you, Tesco NI! 


The blue skies & sunny afternoons that have been greeting us have been so incredibly welcome. Long may it continue! The brighter mornings and afternoons are certainly making our days happier. Over Mother’s day weekend, in particular, the weather was amazing! We honestly could not believe our luck and if it doesn’t sound too tragic, we hadn’t felt the sun so strong on our faces in months!

Now, my poor husband being so busy with his job & his university degree, he sort of ‘forgot’ to book anywhere for us to have lunch. He thought you could just ‘walk-in’ anywhere on Mother’s day. He’ll know for next year, {maybe!}. But me being as laid back as I am I would have been happy with fish & chips on the beach. However, sadly, no chippies are open on Sundays so we settled for a lunch in Wetherspoons instead.

After lunch, we explored on the beach {the kids getting so excited about seeing some baby hermit crabs} before letting the children loose in the Pirate playpark before finishing the day off with an ice-cream. What a better way to finish off a glorious day! It was a lovely day and I felt so very loved and extremely spoiled. I’m a lucky Mama.

Here are a few photos of our day.

I shared a post on my blog a few days ago about handling Mother’s day without your Mother and if you read it, you’ll know we made a promise. We made a promise to celebrate it more than we ever have before. Because even though it sucks not having your Mum around on Mother’s day, in reality, life still goes on. So we remembered our Mums in our own ways, we lit our ‘Mum candle’ and we went out and celebrated the day until our feet hurt & our bellies were full.

We really did have a wonderful day {aside from the end-of-the-day 4yr old tantrums & the 8yr old midday grumps} but you know….parenthood!

I hope your Mother’s day was wonderful too!



  1. Surrey mama
    27/03/2017 / 10:00 AM

    Happy Mothers Day for yesterday. I saw your hamper on IG, how lovely. Sounds like you had a lovely day. #marvmondays

    • 28/03/2017 / 9:59 AM

      Thank you so much. We did have a lovely day – I hope you did too x

  2. 27/03/2017 / 12:23 PM

    That delivery from Tesco NI looks amazing, tulips are my absolute favourite and the ultimate sign of Spring for me! Exploring the beach and eating ice-cream sounds like the perfect Mother’s Day to me! xx

  3. kareen
    27/03/2017 / 5:02 PM

    Wow I’m jealous right now 🙂 I like your Tesco NI gorgeous delivery so much. It’s special. The balloon’s nice, tulips are beautiful.
    Glad to hear that you had a glorious day, I love walking on the beach too. Annabelle looks extremely excited, so cute.

  4. 27/03/2017 / 5:39 PM

    What a lovely mother’s day delivery it sounds like u had such a lovely day. I love tulips this time of year and have been spring cleaning too.

  5. 28/03/2017 / 1:18 AM

    wow what a wonderful delivery – tulips are my absolute favourites! Looks like a stunning day at the beach, minus the tantrums 😉

  6. 28/03/2017 / 9:45 AM

    Your tesco goody bag was seriously fantastic! It sounds like you had a lovely day, and I’ve never understood why chippies shut on a Sunday just when I want them!!

    • 28/03/2017 / 9:34 PM

      I know, right! It was a wonderful treat. Haha, why do chippies even close on a Sunday!? We will never know! 😉 x

  7. Georgina
    28/03/2017 / 10:16 AM

    Such gorgeous photos! Hope you had a lovely Mothers Day on Sunday. I saw your hamper on Instagram and it looked lovely!

    • 28/03/2017 / 9:34 PM

      Thanks so much. I hope you had a lovely day too. x

  8. 28/03/2017 / 1:52 PM

    What a lovely day you had, and that bundle is amazing!

  9. Cass Bailey
    28/03/2017 / 1:55 PM

    It looks like you had an amazing Mothers Day – I love your Tesco delivery 😉

    • 28/03/2017 / 9:33 PM

      I did indeed and that Tesco delivery was such a lovely surprise. I hope you had a lovely day too! x

  10. 28/03/2017 / 9:00 PM

    It looks like you were gifted some lovely treats and you had a wonderful family day xx

    • 28/03/2017 / 9:33 PM

      I was spoiled rotten. I am a very lucky Mama. Thank you xx

  11. Daniel Heaver
    28/03/2017 / 9:29 PM

    Happy mothers day

  12. 28/03/2017 / 9:44 PM

    That mothers day delivery looked fab. Gorgeous flowers. Glad you had a good day and the pics are lovely x

  13. Ashley // My Southern Sweet Tooth
    28/03/2017 / 11:21 PM

    Awww, your kids are so precious! You have a gorgeous family 🙂

  14. Prerna Garg
    29/03/2017 / 5:24 AM

    Glad to know you had a great Mother’s day. The pictures are beautiful!

  15. Bican Marian Valeriu
    29/03/2017 / 3:08 PM

    Best gifts ever. Wish you the best.

  16. Anne Kepner
    30/03/2017 / 7:42 AM

    That’s such gorgeous photos! Happy Mothers Day for yesterday. Exploring the beach and eating ice-cream sounds like the perfect Mother’s Day to me! Thanks for sharing.

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