Do your Facebook and Instagram feeds contain a lot of images captioned with #Blessed? Mine does and it made me think what I have that would merit that description, this is what I came up with.

This Saturday most of my family are gathering to celebrate my Mums birthday and the arrival of our new puppy. I love my family so much, it is full of talented and loving adults and six of the brightest, funniest children you could wish for. Here we are on a family holiday ……….


So far, so #blessed right? Not completely, all the adults have had health scares and the majority live with serious chronic illness, some of us have faced life threatening illness. Throughout our trial and tribulations we have always had the unconditional support of the red head in the centre of the group – or mum!

My mum has dealt with her husbands illness for the best part of 40 years, her own illness, and for the last two years a condition that can only be managed by aggressive steroid therapy. I could tell you how brave she is, how generous, but let’s just celebrate what makes her great.

My mum loves make up as much as me, one of my earliest memories is of her alpplying her cake mascara, for the youngsters amongst us this what it looks like……..


In in fact she loves her make up so much, she has made us promise that is she is ever in a coma, we will come and put her make up on and dye her hair which brings us to its colour…..


Her hair is Titian red naturally, now it receives a little chemical assistance 😉

She is also multi talented, she makes coffee cake that would make an angel cry…..


And knits, sews and quilts, here are the quilts she made my dogs, yes you heard me correctly, dogs…


She is the queen of malapropism, for example “the cheese straws have a touch of canine pepper in them”!

So thats just a few of the things that make my mum great, and in the most public way possible,I wanted to say….

Happy Birthday Mummy!!!!!


Karen xxx

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I paint pictures and commissioned pet portraits, the rest of the time I make pretty things out of felt and walk in the woods with Darcey and Milo ( my dogs).

4 thoughts on “#Blessed”

  1. well I am a very blessed mum.my children and grandchildren are just perfect and I am so proud of them, also they wonderful partners. But I have a very loud voice and quick temper. My son was learning about Boudicca at school , the teacher said she had red hair and a voice that could reach the heavens, and up went my son hand and said that is my mum has a very loud voice and long red hair.

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