1/ Whether it was my brother at the age of 5 falling into yet another stagnant river/pond/cow’s trough (yes, all of those things happened) or our weeklong Playmobil world extending into a third room into the house, my Mum has always had endless patience.
2/ She might have the odd glass of Pimms in the Summer but she doesn’t need a drop of alcohol to be the first person grooving away on the dance floor.
3/ My mum is pretty much Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. Fact. Singing is how she woke us up in the morning, and how she got three kidlets to trudge for miles and miles on many walking trips up mountains and along coasts.
4/ Before having us three kids, my Mum was a fulltime cook and that makes us kind of the luckiest children.
5/ She is the best friend. She is always there for her girlfriends on the phone and in person. She has helped people through the hardest times, and even now when I’m living 1000s of miles away in Australia I feel like she’s always right there for me on the other side of Whatsapp 😉