I’m two weeks back in Oz now, jetlag gone, and trying to make more space on my phone by deleting notes & photos. I’m so glad I was inspired to write down stuff Mum was saying, as no matter how fabulous it was, I just wouldn’t have remembered it all without prompts.
Here’s my Top Three (& you need to know Mum is proudly Celtic in heritage, a little unconventional, and sometimes incredibly philosophical).
- On watching the Carnival Parade in our small seaside town, clapping along to the Marching Band-
“Mum, I think you’re out of time.”
“No, I’m doing Welsh time.”
- The next morning, a Sunday, while the church bells are ringing-
“Mum, you’re still covered in glitter from hugging that random person off their float…”
“Oh well, it’s a good thing I’m not married to the vicar then isn’t it?”
- At our last dinner together before my return to Australia-
“Shall we have a toast Mum?”
“Yes: to all the people who love us, all the people who’ve loved us, and everyone who’s going to love us.”
Sounds good to me Mum xO