Jake’s Sunday Post: Mothers’ Day

What a super Mothers’ Day I had, even though I didn’t see either of my two children, who live, one in Johannesburg and the other in New Jersey. After heavy rain on Friday night and all day Saturday, Sunday dawned with lovely sunshine, so hubby and I were out of the house at 7am for a walk along the beach front.


There weren’t too many people out at that time, only a few dog-walkers, and I smiled as a young mom in running shorts, raced past us on the path, pushing her baby in a stroller. I wondered if she’d thoughtfully left her man to have a lie-in on her special day. πŸ˜• I could smell delicious breakfast aromas coming from some of the hotel restaurants, and of course this made me rather hungry. We passed the Surf Lifesaving Club which serves delicious breakfasts, but it didn’t open until 8-o-clock, so we decided that we’d pop in on our way back.


We walked right to the end of the promenade, and once again, someone was sitting on our bench, so we just paused for a couple of minutes, watching a collection of dogs and their owners, having fun on the beach, before heading back.


By this time, there were more people out for a stroll, and when we entered the restaurant, there were a few diners who’d had the same idea. A glass of fresh orange juice went down very well whilst we waited for our smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on rye. It was so delicious and only cost R39 which for my US readers, is the equivalent of $4.50. What a bargain!


Then it was back home, stopping along the way to chat to a few friends. This time, we didn’t take the path up to the village, as we had to get home in case our daughter phoned.


As you can see, we mostly had the path towards the lighthouse, all to ourselves.


After a lovely long conversation with our daughter, we put the finishing touches to the lemon cheesecake which I’d made for dessert, and then it was off up the hill to my sister’s house.


Lunch was a delicious Lasagne with fresh salad from my sister’s garden There were three of us moms there, and my lovely niece was also able to join us.


The huge tree in their garden is yielding an abundance of delicious avocados, and every time we visit, we’re given a whole week’s worth to bring home. Brother-in-law was wielding the extra long handled pruning shears, and hubby was playing catch underneath. πŸ™‚


In the afternoon, our son called from New York, and I not only got to speak to him, but also the grandchildren, who enthusiastically wished me “Happy Mothers’ Day granny.” Their little voices are so precious to hear.

Later, back at home, I revelled in the wonderful perfume of the abundance of flowers which came my way with lots of love from hubby and my children. Can you imagine the smell of these lilies? I have so many in my beautiful bouquet, as well as a plant pot containing four more.


I also have masses of white gladioli and lovely pink roses,


as well as gorgeous red ones,


and delicious candy. I was very spoilt, but I’m not complaining at all. Would you? πŸ™‚


So, that was my Mothers’ Day. How very blessed I am.

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83 comments on “Jake’s Sunday Post: Mothers’ Day

  1. A golden day, Sylvia. Touching each others life – through phone or ‘live’ – is the most beautiful part of Mother’s Day. But the other parts of your day were excellent too, including the appetizing food stuff πŸ˜‰

  2. Happy Mother’s Day my friend. I wish you all the love, joy and peace in this world. It makes me smile seeing you celebrate this event in the most beautiful, inspiring way. The light in all your faces shines like the most precious gems. Family is our most precious treasure of all.

  3. Happy Mothers Month my friend ,Thanks for sharing this beautiful post πŸ™‚

  4. What a lovely mothersΒ΄ day you had .. I wish i could have a bite of the cheesecake…
    I think i have the same pink Lilies as you have .. Here they are named Star Gazer
    // Maria

  5. Sylvia, you are a wonder. What a beautiful cheese cake. AND you had the forethought to take a picture before you cut it. Once I do that, all bets on beauty contests are off. I try to get it out, and one little part sticks because I didn’t quite cut it. Or it’s too big for the pie server, and breaks in half just as I get it to the plate. Or possibly my hand shakes just as I’m reaching he plate, and it flops onto the plate upside down. At any rate, yours is beautiful, as are you and all the wonderful things around you. πŸ™‚ Have a great week after mother’s day.

    • Hahaha. Yes, I took the pic before we left for my sister’s house, just to be sure. πŸ™‚ I always get hubby to cut and serve it. He’s much better than I am at that. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the lovely wishes. xx

  6. Its a good idea to get up early and walk on the beach before everyone else arrives. What a shame someone grabbed your bench.
    Love the avocado tree!

    I’m so impressed that you made that cheese cake. Wow.

    • Yes, it’s the best time, Rosie. I didn’t really mind about the bench, as I was dying to get back to the cafe for breakfast. πŸ™‚ I love making desserts.

  7. Such lovely photo’s of another lovely day AD. Thanks for sharing hon. πŸ™‚ *hugs*

  8. Sounds like a truly amazing day! Are you glad to be back in SA? Next time people are sitting on your bench tip the bench and get red of them, ha ha! I like runner’s who include their kids in the run so free chairs for that cool running mom!

    • Yes and no, Marco. Being here has its pros and cons, as with any place, I guess. Yes, that young mom was really going like the clappers. I admired her very much. he people sitting on my bench looked as though they had greater need of it than I did. πŸ™‚

  9. I didn’t see my kids either, but they both phoned and I got some lovely pajama’s. Those flowers are gorgeous!

    • Thank you, Rebecca. I hadn’t thought of it that way, but yes, I do try to remember to appreciate every moment of every day, partly because two days are ever the same, are they? πŸ™‚

  10. Sounds like a fantastic day! I’m not a fan of cheesecake but THAT LOOKS DIVINE!!

      • I’ve been baking a bit the last few days. Passion fruit cake. Bread and butter pudding. Banana cake. Simple stuff. I made no bake cheesecake in school a long time ago. It PALES in comparison to yours. I love how you topped it! So unique.

  11. I also loved the phone call and the chat:-)
    Many moons ago we lived in Durban with a huge avo tree, here we have to buy small avos now.’

    • Thanks, Mel. It was really great to hear the little ones so excited about Mothers’ Day. They love a celebration, of any kind. πŸ™‚ I feel so lucky to be getting so many free avos instead of having to buy the little one for an extortionate price. We’re eating them till they come out of our ears. πŸ˜‰

  12. Wonderful post … about a wonderful day – but now I will ask the question why do we only do it once a year .. the flowers, the cards, the cake .. the words .. why not on a rainy Wednesday afternoon when not excepted.

    • Well, I guess it would get rather expensive, Viveka. My kids and hubby shower me with love throughout the year, but Mothers’ Day is just another opportunity to do it all together. πŸ˜€ I love Mothers’ Day, just as much as I love Birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, and every other celebration.

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