Happy mum

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.

Ryedale scene

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?


  1. Looking for Blue Sky April 9, 2015 / 3:04 pm

    Letting someone else take the domestic strain for a while is one of the best reasons to be cheerful in my book. Glad you enjoyed the trip x

  2. Jeannette @autismmumma April 10, 2015 / 7:06 am

    Such a happy post, Kate, sounds like the break did you all the power of good.

  3. Jazzygal April 10, 2015 / 9:40 am

    Oh that all sounds blissful! We got away for a few days too and it was so refreshing, and lovely to have meals handed to you for a change! I too was a very happy mum 🙂

  4. Ojo Henley April 10, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    I bet you thoroughly enjoyed staying in the north for a few days, I’m glad you got to relax. I hope the year ahead is as wonderful as you hope, in fact, I hope it exceeds all expectations xxx

  5. Bright Side of Life April 10, 2015 / 6:21 pm

    How lovely, such a treat for you. I love Whitby and the surrounding area.

  6. Michelle Twin Mum April 12, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    So glad you had a great time away, so is that enormous house your brothers, super wow! Mich x

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