Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!

My Mum is my role model.  She has always been there for me, to provide advice and listen to my drama of the day.  On my last visit to England (where she had been living for the past 6 years) she was determined to teach me to cook, despite my pleas of despair.  Her motherly persistence paid off and I helped her make a cheese and onion quiche for Christmas day, which I later replicated (with relative success) for a brunch I hosted.

My Mum and Step-Dad moved back to Nova Scotia, Canada 2 weeks ago and they are busy renovating an 18th century home into a Bed & Breakfast.  She even started The Valley House in Canada blog to document their trials and tribulations.  My Mum is coming to stay with us in June and I've already started planning our itinerary, complete with a trip to Le Nordik Spa and Zen Kitchen.

My Mum means the world to me and even though I'm not able to spend the day with her, I want her to know how special she is to me.   

Dear Mum, you are not just my mother, but my guru, my teacher, my shopping buddy, my best friend.  I feel blessed to be your daughter and to learn from you.  Love Em xox

Playing dress up at the Naval Museum in Bristol, UK (2009)

Valentine's Day at her house in Colchester, UK (2010)

On the Spanish Steps in Rome (2007)

My beautiful Mum on her wedding day to my Step-Dad.  I was honoured to walk her down the aisle (July 28, 2008)

Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful Moms- may you be treated like a Queen for the day!


  1. Yay. You guys are the cutest mother/daughter team!!


  2. lovely pics! happy mother´s day!

  3. Wow...thank you, Emily! I have had a little joyous "misty" fit over this loving blog. You are a wonderful daughter, and this means so much. Looking forward to seeing you next month! Love, Mum xoxoxo

  4. Congrats to your mom. She did a good job raising you. I find her changes in hair-color interesting.

  5. Aw. Nice pic and tribute. Happy mother's day to your mom!

  6. Love the pictures of you remember your mom today :)

    Its so cool that she will be opening a bed and breakfast!

  7. Your mom looks so cool! :P

  8. Very cute mom! Happy mother's day dear!! :)

  9. i love what a chameleon your mom is! she's got all these great different hair do's and she (you) have great coloring that you can pull off any color like that! what a sweet post!

  10. Congrats to your mom! You look alike!!!

  11. She looks great!! You both do :)

    Jordan <3

  12. that is so cool what your mom is doing
    i think that is something that i would love to do
    everyhouse husband and have ever had except one (we have had 6) we had to remodel. and I don't mean change paint color lol


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