Well as I said yesterday this entry is dedicated to my mum!!
When I was 3 she divorced my dad and brought me and my older brother up by herself. It's not until now when I look back I realise what she had to go through!!
In my younger years I used to say she was my best-friend. I loved spending time with her because it made me feel close to her, like a proper family. She can't drive so we used to go out for days when the sun was shining and we could all cycle there. I remember one day we cycled from Musbury to Colyford, caught the tram to Seaton, came back to Colyford and cycled home. I also remember cycling up to a car boot sale in Rousdon. That was a night mare coz the hill to Rousdon is as steep as anything, but it was a good laugh coming home.
I'm not sure we were a very close family unit but we got through and that's the main thing. When my brother moved out and it was just mum and me, we argued a lot more. Eventually she got me a job at the supermarket and that put more tension between us.
Mum became pregnant when I was about 19 and this brought us closer. She asked me to go to the scan with her. Before Megan was born though mum moved away and I moved into Trina's parents house. Since we don't live together things are certainly a lot better between us and I would say we are slightly closer. It's the little things that she does or says that makes me smile most I think. Such as when I split with my boyfriend I'd rung her a couple of times and on that second occasion she said that she felt guilty because she couldn't offer me a place to live with her. I felt touched by that!
The other thing was recently she sent me a text asking if I had managed to buy some tickets for the Queen concerts. I know that's a strange thing to get touched by, but it goes to show she thought of me when she heard it.
She's a lovely person and she's my mum. Everyone who knows her likes her and she's a very joyful person. Plus she's being a mum all over again to Megan and I'm sure that can't be easy - I think Megs is more of a handful then me and greg ever where LOL
God bless you mum - and every mum around the world coz you just don't realise how appreciated you really are!!
I forgot to mention the swans yesterday. Every day when I walk to and from work I see these three swans, (I think it's mum, dad and baby), and they look at me when I walk past. Every day I swear to myself I'm gonna feed them. So yesterday with some old bread I went out expecting to have to walk half the river to find them and there they were right near the flats. When I russeled my bread bag they came swimming right up to me. They are lovely and I think I shall make that a regular thing at the weekends.
Today I've been for a bike ride up to St David's and back with a little detour in between. There's a track that I've always wondered where it went so I followed it. It goes to this little grassy area with seats looking out over a waterfall. Me thinks I might visit there again LOL.
Well I've tried calling mum and she's not answering grrrr.........
Hope you all have had a good day :-)