Tomorrow Master Shoestring is playing in a table tennis tournament 8.40am-6pm so we decided to have Mother's Day today instead. For readers from abroad Mother's Day in the UK is celebrated as the middle Sunday of Lent when traditionally serving girls would return home with a cake which showcased their newly learned domestic skills, it is called Mothering Sunday.
Tomorrow pubs, restaurants and popular site-seeing destinations will be crammed with families taking their Mums out for a treat so I'm hoping that by going a day early we might miss the rush. We are going up there in the picture, to the Sky Garden. It is right in the centre of London, in the City where Miss Shoestring works and has a fabulous view over the skyline. I hope that we get good weather as there is a terrace where you can go outside and see further views. I'm also looking forward to seeing all the plants.
However, you are not allowed to consume any food or drink not purchased at the garden so we'll be taking a frugal picnic to consume on a park bench after our trip au the 30+ storeys !
What do you do for Mothering Sunday, at church tomorrow all the Mums will get a little bunch of flowers which is very sweet ?