Woke early and was laying awake when I saw the Little Sister stir. I lifted the covers and offered her normal spot for a cuddle, but instead she walked to Bearhands’ side of the bed and whispered something in his ear. I heard him reply “maybe wait five minutes until it’s light” but she couldn’t be dissuaded.
Moments later I heard movement in the kitchen and the Big Sister delivered a cup of coffee with the instruction it was for me to stay in bed and await the second course. Had a quiet panic when I heard the thermomix fire up. ?
Eventually, with help from Bearhands, breakfast was served - a ham and cheese omelette served with a vase of flowers that the Little Sister had ridden around the farm to pick. I was still in bed when the girls presented me with my Mother’s Day presents - a new fishing rod and an atlas of fishing spots in SE Queensland.
Bearhands did some farm work and the girls and I dressed ready to drive to Brisbane and visit my In Laws. We haven’t seen them in real-life for months, but Queensland has relaxed their distancing rules so, while we didn’t go inside and we didn’t do our normal kisses and cuddles, we were able to deliver our Mother’s Day gifts and share some Morning Tea.
When we returned to the farm, I changed out of my glad rags and got into the forklift. I was just finishing up as Mum and Dad pulled into the driveway for a late lunch.
After lunch they went to visit my 96 year old Nanna and delivered cards the girls had made for her. My bestie and her husband called in and we shared a few beers. It was so wonderful to see her face and hear her laugh - we haven’t seen each other since the Elton John concert in early March and I’ve missed her.
Dinner was rainbow trout - a dish Mum and Dad’s dinner parties were famous for when we lived in Canberra. Dad made crepes for dessert, quickly abandoning the electric crepe maker I’d bought on the internet for the traditional stove top method. Watching him flip crepes with the girls bought back memories of my own childhood. The girls had lemon and sugar on their crepes, while the adults had a boozier version and I was pleased to have finally found a good use for the coffee/chocolate rum liquor I bought when the Great Endeavour Rally visited Bundaberg last year!
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