I like to reflect on my reasons to be cheerful every week. Today I am a happy mum.
You find me sitting in the lounge with sun streaming through the window and blossom appearing on the tree outside. Like my late Mum, I love Spring with its sense of hope and new life.
Last Friday, we made the long trip to Yorkshire to stay with family in a gorgeous coach house surrounded by stunning scenery. The house used to be my parents’ home so I feel close to them there.
My brother looked after us well. It is such a treat as a Mum to sit back and let someone else take the strain of cooking and tidying for a change. I know Him Indoors does more than most on those scores but I think in most households it is still the mum who does the majority.
We took the children to our old town so that our teenage son could meet up with an old friend for a few hours. The rest of us had a lovely pub lunch.
The following day we went first to the North Yorkshire Railway at Grosmont and then moved on to Whitby. The day seemed one of our sunniest ever on all fronts.
My youngest son asked for a trip to Bridlington on our final full day. We had such fun particularly with the fairground rides.
There was time to chat with my brother and long lie-ins in peaceful surroundings.
We have returned refreshed and ready to take on whatever life has in store for us next.
Something tells me it is going to be a very exciting year ahead.
Are you a happy mum today?