May 11, 2008

This is....what reminds me of my mother
Growing up I remember
* the noise of her sewing machine - she made most of our clothes & was always sewing late into the night

* her perfume bottles (lots of Avon) high heels and draws full of makeup & faux bijoux - i was happy to spend hours playing with her stuff...

* Baking & Cooking. she was always swapping recipes and would even take ages to make homemade yoghurt, cheese and sausages from scratch!??!!

* Strict house uniforms off as soon as we got home, baths before dinnertime, Saturday morning chores...from about 8yrs old my sister and i were helping out a lot!

* Summer picnics - we were forever going on Sunday picnics and the car would be full of food like we were going away for a week!! hasnt changed much...we still overpack and overcook!!

* pic of Neo with my mum - Summer in Cyprus 2006
& vintage images from
Vintage Advertising Flickr group*

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  1. That is sooooo sweet!!!
    sending you a big hug Dees
    PS will be back soon!

  2. those summer picnics sound good! sounds like your mum was very crafty and a talented cook. Hope you had a lovely mother's day today :)

  3. Anonymous12:30 AM

    Such a wonderful tribute to your mother, she sounds like a stylish domestic goddess! Hooray for picnics & over cooking.

  4. Anonymous5:19 AM

    You are lucky to have such wonderful and vivid memories of your mother!

  5. What lovely memories! Your mum sounds like a great lady.

  6. Oh sumer picnics, sounds so lovely!

    I hope you had a great weekend

    Hugs from Singapore

  7. That's such a lovely list of memories!

  8. What a neat walk down memory lane. Thank you for sharing this. They brought back memories of my own.

  9. Thanks for all the good memories. You are lucky to have her still.

  10. What beautiful memories. Your Mum sounds like a wonderful mother. You are very lucky! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It's lovely to have you visit. Believe it or not, I haven't met many fellow Aussies! Best Wishes, A-M xx

  11. Happy Mother's Day A!!!! Hope it was a beautiful day with your guys!

  12. such a lovely tribute to your mama. that photo of her is great!
    and happy belated mother's day to you sweet anastasia!

  13. Funny Avon purfume bottles remind me of my mother too.

    What a lovely post about your mother.


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