Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fruits, Mother's Day Gifts and Power Cuts, among other things!

It's been a busy week for the kids with music exams and Leaving Cert language orals for eldest daughter.

Last Sunday was Mother's Day here, and I got the most lovely gifts, useful too!

This one was from Eldest Girl, that green shoot in the background will produce blackberries.

And this one is from Middle Girl, a companion for my other blueberry bush. I had 2 last year, but one died off, and everyone needs a companion, right?.

This is what Son made for me, when I saw it I thought "what a lovely poster" but then I read the text, it's not over yet, I have some lessons coming up. (when I find time!), so expect great things on this blog from now on!.

Middle Girl's band were playing in a fundraising concert in a local church Friday night, but there was a power cut, so they played by candlelight, though some of them were more or less in the dark.
This photo doesn't really show quite how dark it was, but one girl practically had her nose on the music sheet trying to see!

They are such amazing young people, didn't complain, just got on with it. I really admired that, and learned from it. I have found that it takes very little to upset me before I play, and it's something I've wanted to change, so seeing them just get on with it in a "we're here to play, we'll play" kind of way, has helped me a lot.


  1. Oooh, Photoshop lessons, how fun! Love the berry bushes too, and well done to the kids for getting on with the show despite the power cut.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  2. Those are some wonderful gifts you received. I like the photoshop lessons in particular.

  3. Good luck with your berries. There is nothing quite like eating them fresh out of your garden.
    I have a question though. Why do you have power cuts? Is there a shortage of electricity where you live?

  4. It is the personal gifts that make Mother's Day and the kind thoughts, isn't it?
    Glad you enjoyed yours.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  5. Oh, we can expect some amazing photo work soon, can we? What thoughtful gifts - those kids really know their Mom.
    And yes, blueberries definitely need companionship. How lovely to have fresh berries for summer breakfasts.

  6. oops, i forgot to explain the power cut...somebody with a digger cut through a cable earlier in the day. Power was restored halfway through the band's last piece, so they're now being credit with the power to bring light!!

  7. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall at that concert, and what a fun ending with the power coming back on.
    Is that a lovely stained glass window in the back?
    Enjoy your week, and happy mother's day!

  8. Happy Belated Mother's Day to you!
    I love plants as gifts this time of year - the gift keeps giving.
    'And the band played on'..... so glad they got to go ahead and play. All that hard work deserves to be heard.

  9. Happy Mother's Day (a little late) What neat gifts! Sounds like you had a wonderful day :)

  10. I think this is one of the best gift for our mother, i never imagine that this type of gifts we can give our mother. So thanks for this.

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