Today the fourth Sunday in Lent, is celebrated as Mothering Sunday in the UK.
Although I knew that this was a day when domestic servants were given a day off to visit their 'mother' Church, usually with their mother and family members, thanks to Wikipedia I discovered some fascinating facts. Started some time in the 16th century, it was often the only time that families could get together, holidays had not been invented and this was the only day in the year they were allowed off from work! Children would pick wild flowers along the way to put them in the Church or give them to their mothers as gifts. This religious tradition evolved into Mothering Sunday, now referred to as Mother's Day, the date of which varies considerably around the world.
Sadly perhaps the celebration has been become very commercialised but I am sure Moms everywhere enjoy having a day especially set aside for them, I know I do.
My Mother's Day gifts included a very large box of chocolates, flowers and a friend called Bluebell for my little bronze hare Blossom....
Victoria's first birthday yesterday was celebrated in true Korean tradition, still have to edit all the pictures so this special occasion will be the subject of my next blog.