Cuddles in bed, homemade cards and the love of my beautiful children is all I need on Mother’s Day. I won’t get drawn into the hype of overpriced set menus at resturants and tacky gifts that cost a bomb. The simple things in life is what makes being a Mum special, and Mothering Sunday to me is just a reminder of how truly blessed I am to have five beautiful, happy and well children.
This said I had seen a advert a while ago for a vintage carboot sale at Southbank that happened to fall on Mother’s Day. I have a real passion for all things vintage and find Southbank is always a hub of entertainment that the kids love.
After my breakfast in bed and snuggles I had to begrudgingly leave number one at home feeling poorly and set off to meet my Mum, Dad and Sister at the train station. Getting a train is a rarity for us so the kids are always super exited.
Once we had taken a short walk from the station we were greeted at the quirky ticket stall that was homed inside an old fashioned ice cream van. Once inside there was a fabulous waft of cooking coming from the many funky food stalls serving a variety of splendid foods such as hot waffles, kedgeree, bacon sandwiches and much more.
The stalls and the holders really took you back to a by gone era with collections of clothing, household items and music to name but a few. The children were all intrigued by the well kept old cars and the numerous people dressed in outfits from times gone by.
After a fantastic trip back in time at the carboot we made our way over to the river and walked along taking in the atmosphere of the street entertainers and people watching. Number three wanted to stop and watch the skateboards at the skatepark while the others stood watching the boats going up and down the river.
We ended our special day playing the steel drums with a super friendly street entertainer and a run around the great play ground, that finished of with my action man Dad falling from the climbing frame, much to our amusement!!
It is special days like this that will remain forever in my heart and make me thankful for all that I have.