Mum’s birthday surprise

My Mum celebrated her 78th birthday recently and I had no idea what I was going to buy her for a gift.  That was until I saw something on Facebook.

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Francesca’s Flowers at Paddington is a pretty little worker’s cottage that is filled with beautiful flowers and girly bits and pieces.  Francesca runs workshops in flower arranging so I booked Mum and I in for an afternoon session, which included afternoon tea in the cafe at the front of the cottage.

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We we spent the afternoon playing with beautiful blooms and creating our bouquets, which we proudly took home to take pride of place on kitchen and dining room tables. This was a lovely treat for both Mum and I and was just part of a really busy day.

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We started the day at Botanics Cafe at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, having a coffee. After a leisurely stroll around the duck pond, we browsed the walls of the Richard Randall Studio where Gaye Cook and Christine Grogh were exhibiting their beautiful artwork.

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After a picnic lunch at J C Slaughter Falls we headed to Francesca’s and after getting creative with her beautiful blooms, we headed off to a fundraising fashion parade for the St John’s Wood Scout Group. What a great day – neither Mum nor I needed any rocking that night! Happy birthday Mum! xxx

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Just another Mundane Monday, I wish it was a Sunday ….. 🎶🎶🎶

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Ho hum! Hang out the washing, empty the dishwasher, organise dinner, and sort and fold the clothes. BUT it’s not all bad as I had time to have morning tea with Mum and two friends at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Doesn’t Lee’s caramel slice look good?! And it was a beautiful, sunny Queensland day. Not such a mundane day after all!

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Even managed to finish two articles and spend an hour sorting my images on the computer. All in a day’s work!

How was your Monday?