LifeAs you may have seen from Instagram that I popped home last weekend to visit my mum and brother. I’d had a stressful few weeks and sometimes London isn’t the best city to be in if you need to relax and forget your worries for a while. I’m very fortunate that my childhood home has always been a place I can go to to escape life and enjoy the little things.
|These photos were taken over six years ago, that's a little scary!|
It was so lovely to have someone else look after me, cook me dinner, take me to the pub and just be there for me. I had a lovely four days with my family and my mum took me to a few of my favourite places in the North East. On my way back to London I felt more at peace with the tough situation I found myself in. This week I’ve been able to think more positively about things and that’s thanks to my mum.
I’m proud of my personality. I’m sassy, empathetic, giving, creative, considered. But I’m also moody, opinionated, highly strung and I put too much pressure on myself. My mum is someone who manages to only focus on the good parts of me, and to me that’s what makes an excellent parent. I always feel loved, supported and even when I’m rude she forgives me. My mum is the mum who is always completely capable of love and care, no matter what. Tom and I have both gone through some absolutely terrible times in our lives but our family has always stuck together and made our love for each other so obvious.
I’ll be visiting my mum again in a few weeks time so I’ll be taking this personalised copper cocktail shaker along with a bottle of the best gin I can find. We’re going to sit down with a cocktail or two (hopefully in the garden if it’s sunny) and talk about life. My mum has the amazing skill of putting all life’s issues into perspective. This is the year I’ll be getting married to the most wonderful person. My mum has made sure that our upcoming marriage stays as magical and exciting as the day Simon proposed to me, thank goodness they get on so well!
Notonthehighstreet.com. I hope that if you’re able to celebrate a woman in your life you give her the love she deserves this year.