Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Mother's day

I had a lovely Mother's day on Sunday with my family and felt thoroughly spoilt. It actually started on Saturday with a lovely card from my DS with a very sweet message that made my day.
On Sunday morning I met up with 2 of my DD's (my DD1 was at a church service where her son was singing in the chior) at a local garden centre, and was treated to a full English breakfast, by my DD3, which is most unusual for me, as I'm a toast and marmalade person, normally. I had a pressies and cards, one of which was this lovely embroidered note book from my DD2, I can't believe how intricate and beautiful the embroidery is.

You might notice the absence of the box for the Lint chocs, I never could resist these.

After we's spent a couple of hours chatting and eating we all went our separate ways and my OH and I decided to head for the sea, or nearly. We went to a place called Hamble that's near Southampton and is more of an estuary than the seaside.
It was very busy but I did mange to get a few shots. Last time we were there it was winter and very quiet, on that occasion I actually managed a sketch, but this time it was too busy.

There's a little ferry that takes you to the other side of the river and it's Pink, as are all the others in the fleet and all their little sheds etc, very unusual.

As the tide was out I managed to get a few textural shots, as you do.

Before we went for a walk we went into the village as I'd spotted this shop on the way in, I couldn't beleive the embroidery on these shirts. Unfortunately the reflections on the windows were really difficult to avoid, but I hope you'll get the idea.

We decided to leave Hamble in the early afternoon as it was so busy, and headed off to Winchester Hill to have our dinner in Rosie, looking out over the fields. By the time we'd finished the sun was setting, so we moved a bit further down the hill and took some shots of it setting behing the trees.

What a great day!! I read somewhere that you call such days, 'memory days', I like that. And best of all I get to catch up with my DD1 on Thursday for another pressie, so it'll be nearly a week of Mother's Day, can't be bad :-)


Heather said...

Glad you had such a lovely day - I had a good one also. Wonderful photos, very inspirational. Those reflections in the shop windows almost look like computer altered pictures. Loved the shirts and what a splendid sunset.

Julie said...

What a gorgeous sunset and how lovely to be spoiled on your special day, especially when it lasts all week :o)

Fran├žoise said...

Beautiful pictures! What a nice time you had.
Love the embroidered notebook.

Ro Bruhn said...

You have mother's day early in the UK, we don't have it until the second Sunday in May. It's strange because most other things we do and celebrate hark back to our colonial past, including a day off in June for the Queen's birthday, even though she was born in April. Not sure what will happen when she's no longer with us. The blue embroidered booklet is very special.

Homeleightigger said...

You sure do take inspirational pix Sharon - and that sunset is to die for. Glad you had such a lovely day/week!

Jacquelines blog said...

Looks like you had a great day! lovely pictures.

Purple Missus said...

Looks like you had a great day Sharon.
Did DD2 make the notebook or was it just a very thoughtful pressie?

Second question - was it a ladies or mans shirt?
Amazing design but I really can't imagine the type of person that would actually wear it :)