The Queen, my Mum

A recent delivery of lovely organic flour from Kialla foods had me searching for a recipe to try it out on. According to my delivery man, Queensland grains are renowned in the baking industry for producing an unexceptionable flour. A sponge cake seemed like the way to put it to the test. A Victoria Sponge. Very royal, and perfect for celebrating the birthday of…

Mum.

Here she is as a girl. Isn’t she sweet?

 As far as mums go, she is herself unexceptionable. Endless patience, gentle reassurance, and liberal doses of humour. Sometimes I wonder how I ever became a mother myself when I so badly need my own still.

Happy birthday Mum.

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3 Responses to “The Queen, my Mum”


  1. 1 margareteaudrey June 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    so sweet! Happy birthday!

  2. 2 Gerri Frederiksen June 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Oh, I and I am so lucky Ally to have your beautiful Mum, as my dearest friend..I too could not manage without her!
    Love Gerri..xx

  3. 3 Leise June 17, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Hoorah for Merren!! Definitely a second mum to me!! Lots of love and Happy birthday. We look forward to seeing you soon xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo


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