A week with my Mum: lunch, library & park

Spending time with my Mum

Since we moved as a family to Worcestershire 6 months ago, due to Hubby’s work, I have really missed my Mum. I miss her coming to see us each week, helping me out with the twins, and being able to do nice things and days out with her. I know she misses them too. And although my parents are only 2.5 hrs away now – it is still only once a month or so we get to catch up. It requires much more effort and planning these days.

I was therefore delighted to have her to stay with us last week! She came for 4 nights and we had SUCH a lovely time. The twins were made up to see her and spend quality time with her – getting a bit silly and over-excited at times!

Over the week we went to the park and to the local library which was fab – we had latte and cakes! And when the twins went to preschool Mum and I went into Worcester and shopped and had lunch at Bill’s restaurant! SO nice. Really good to chat to her without the children too.

I had the classic Bill’s burger with pink lemonade to drink! Mum had the chicken burger and elderflower to drink.

Lunch with Mum! Lunch at Bills with Mum Burger at Bills with Mum Drinks - lunch with Mum

The shops were so quiet which was fab. I picked up a pair of ripped, white jeans and an orange top from Mango. Both in the sale! Happy days! And a lovely orange and grey top for Harry from Joules, which he really suits.

And Mum got her wedding shoes for my Sister’s wedding in July! She was so pleased.

Clothes - shopping with Mum Shopping with Mum New clothes - shopping with my Mum Shopping with my Mum

She is really easy-going my Mum. Very supportive – listens to my moaning and problems! And also very kind and caring. She’s great company. And in her early 60’s she is still full of energy and fun – racing the twins in running races at the park and pushing them high on the swings. She loves being with them and playing together.

Feel very lucky to have her.

Cannot wait for her next visit. Not too long I hope.

Love, Jess x

Jess Soothill

Jess is a Mother of twins, blogger and writer.

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  1. February 15, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    That’s so nice you were able to have some proper time together! I know it’s so difficult to organise and get everything set in place to see family and friends even when they seem so close. Love the clothes you bought, I actually just did an online Mango order as I love their childrens bits too. Glad you had a good week xx

    • Jess
      February 15, 2016 / 8:56 pm

      Thank you! So nice to see her and spend time with her. We really enjoyed it 🙂 Oooh must check out Mango kids online!!!! xx

  2. February 15, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    She sounds absolutely fantastic! I wish I had that bond with mine…sadly not. I hope I can grow up to become this for my kiddos though. Glad you had a great time xx

    • Jess
      February 15, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      Ahhhhhh definitely – I am SURE you will have amazing bond growing up. For sure xx

  3. February 16, 2016 / 5:34 am

    This is such a beautiful post. I lost my mum when I was 10. Reading this reminds me that I have to take care of myself and be there for my kids. I have to be healthy, no take stupid risk and have an amazing bond with them.
    Yvonne xxx

    • Jess
      February 16, 2016 / 7:02 am

      Ahhhh so sad 🙁 I’m so sorry about your loss. I hope I’m as close and the same with my children too xx

  4. February 16, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Jess I love the pic of your Mum with Harry, and am so glad you had a great time together, I dont live near my Mum so get how you feel. and Bill’s looks so cool x

    • Jess
      February 16, 2016 / 1:08 pm

      Thanks Sarah 🙂 They look so happy don’t they? I love that photo. My Mum is always smiling and is good fun, so no wonder they love her (and me) xx

  5. February 19, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    It sounds a wonderful week Jess and how nice to have your mum staying over for 4 days. It must be lovely to catch up and spend lots of quality time with her. Bills restaurant looks lovely and the pink lemonade looks delicious x

    • Jess
      February 19, 2016 / 5:04 pm

      Thanks Tracey I miss her already now she’s gone xx

  6. Kara
    February 19, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    What a lovely post, this is really how it should be and you look gorgeous xxx

    • Jess
      February 20, 2016 / 8:35 am

      Ahhh many thanks 🙂 xx

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