Sunday, 3 April 2011

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

To all you adorable mums! Me and Charlie salute you!

Today is not only Mothering Sunday but traditionally the time for Simnel Cake! Mine (well the fruit cake) has been soaking in Drambuie since November and should be ready by Easter!! My mama will be most proud!


Speaking of mums: Mamma Maggie over at Love & Hissess has finally given birth to 6 adorable tabby kitties!! She kept us guessing and raised over $500 for Challenger's House - a no kill animal shelter! Hooorah! Yay for Robyn and Fred who are currently fostering mamma Maggie!


Take care y'all!

42 comments:

klahanie said...

Ah yes indeed and to think my mother gets to have Mother's day twice in just over a month. Now, I know why she moved to Canada LOL
And that cause over at 'Love & Kisses' for 'Challenger's House', is a noble venture. Congrats to Mamma Maggie :)
Take care eh
Gary x

The Words Crafter said...

Yay for Robyn and Fred and Happy Mothering Day!!!!

Charlie, give your Mommy a cuddle!

Debbie said...

I love simnel cake. Will have to send hubby and daughter to Marks and Spencer for some.

Tracy said...

really? your cake has been soaking since Nov.? Wow, I bet that thing is loaded and strong....
Happy Mum's Day to you, as I know Charlie appreicate ALL you do! I hope you enjoy your day!

Robyn said...

Aww, thanks for the shout-out! We are thrilled to have raised so much for Challenger's House, I truly didn't expect it!

Happy Mother's Day! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Damn, don't scare me like that! Our Mother's Day isn't until May. Thought I'd really messed up.

Jemi Fraser said...

I absolutely LOVE that poster!!! :)

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Mothering Day to all Mums, everywhere! We were just at Love & Hisses and saw the little tots...ADORABLE!

RaShelle said...

Ah, fabulous. Thank you! I love that - Mothering Sunday. In America, our Mother's Day is in May. I get to be remembered twice, thanks to you. =D

JC said...

Happy Mother's Day to YOU !! Your cake sounds delic.

Mr Puddy said...

HAPPY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!
Beware too much cake : )
xoxo

Clarissa Draper said...

It's mother's day!? Perhaps in England. Cute kitties.

Al said...

Hmm we have a different date for mother's day down this way.
Either that or I will be in a lot of trouble!

Niki said...

aw Mummy Day in your part of the world. I hope Charlie gave you an extra furry kiss and here's one from me *kiss* (excuse the fur!!)

Doreen McGettigan said...

What a heartwarming photo and blog...

http://www.doreenmcgettigan.com

Brigid said...

Thanks Old Kitty, what a fantastic charity, glad they raised so much.

fairyhedgehog said...

Hope you have a great day. I'm sure you will after drinking your Simnel cake!

Kea said...

Happy Mothering Sunday to all! Our Mother's Day is May in Canada, think in the US too. :-)

Weren't those little ones just too precious? I read the post and saw the pics last night, a lovely way to end the day.

Have a great day!

the writing pad said...

Hi Old Kitty
Always find today a bit tricky, after losing my mum, nearly five years ago, now - but always up for hearing how a bit of cake is coming along :-) That Drambuie should be nicely embedded in every crumb of yours by now! (In fact, I wouldn't get too near it with a naked flame ...)
Good news about the kittens, and the money raised :-)
Have enjoyed following you around the various A-Z blogs and reading your lovely upbeat comments - thanks for your visits to mine - at risk of sounding schmaltzy, you are an inspiration and example to bloggers everywhere!!
All best
Karla

Ellie said...

Happy Mothers Day!

Marg said...

Oh I am so glad you told us about Maggie and the kittens. That was so much fun to see all those pictures. Happy Mum's day to you.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope Charlie isn't lapping up any left over drambuie - you'd better check Jenn cos we don't want him falling over!! Bet your cake will be deliciious.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Madeleine said...

Awh cute! Happy Mother's Day. :O)

Guinevere said...

Your cake traditions sound like so much fun! I'm going to have to look that one up; love the idea of a rum-soaked cake at Easter!

So you gave me a bit of a panic this morning, but it turns out England and the U.S. celebrate Mother's Day in different months, so I'm not a bad daughter. lol. (Good reminder, though, that I need to order flowers and buy cards and whaatnot!)

Brian said...

Oh Charlie, make your your Mum has a very Happy Mother's Day!!!

Talli Roland said...

Happy Mothers' Day, Old Kitty and Charlie! Have a great one.

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

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Jacqueline said...

Happy Mum's Day, wonderful Jenn!...We hope you enjoy a fun, wonderful day with your precious Charlie!...Have a great week ahead, lovely frineds...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Summer Ross said...

awww the pictures were so cute! Happy mothering day to you as well. :)

Repositório said...

Thanks! I´m mommy of a little girl and four beautiful cats!!!
Congrats to your mommy too!
Kisses and hugs!

The Golden Eagle said...

Happy Mother's Day!

(For a moment I thought oh no, I've missed Mother's Day! But I had forgotten that the UK has Mothering Sunday earlier in the year. :))

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!!!

mshatch said...

Interesting info re: mothering sunday. surely the u.s. version of the holiday must've descended from that - altho they are celebrated at different times. And the pic of simnel cake looks much yummier than pics of fruit cakes (which is much desparaged here in the u.s.). Will your drambouie drenched cake be eaten?

soggibottom said...

Hope you really enjoyed your cake.
Lovely blog links, I love to see kittens :-)xxx
Hi Charlie, hope you had some good kitty cookies too
luv AMES X X X

William Kendall said...

Charlie's out in the garden now, huh?

What an adorable second pic!

Hilary said...

I love that picture...

Words A Day said...

Never heard of Simnel cake before !I like the sound of it - wish I'd been soaking in drambuie since november!

ABBY said...

OH we wish all the Mum's Happy days!

Hello handsome Charlie!

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie
purrin
xoxox
~ManxMnews

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sorry we're late for Mother's Day in the UK. The fruit cake sounds yummy.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy belated Mothering Sunday to all Moms! We celebrate this happy holiday later in May.

Your Simnel cake sounds like it will be fantastic! I'm sure your Mom will enjoy tasting it on Easter.

Congrats to cat momma Maggie on her new kittens :) I am going over to their blog for a peak.

Theresa Milstein said...

It's so nice that I receive Mother's Day greetings from my UK friends. And then again for US Mother's Day in mid-May.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Ohhhh... I am going to pass this one on to my pastor - what a great idea for Lent!

And Robyn's babies are just the cutest, aren't they??? Squeee!!! Didn't win the pool (LOL! - and Lord knows, I tried, with an entry every day until they were born... except with I was in the hospital! Ha!) but Robyn sure scored for Challenger's House!!! Yay!!!