We love our Mums

As Mother’s Day 2016 approached Steve and I were nostalgic for a bunch of reasons.

For me, I was away from my mum and daughter which was a different experience.

Thank goodness for technology

Thanks to technology, free hotel wifi and our phone’s, I was able to message and call my mum for Mother’s Day. Not quite the same as being there but we were both grateful for technology allowing us to connect.

Since I let Angela know she can call us on What’s App when we are in wifi she has called most days – ha!

On Mother’s Day she called to chat and halfway through the conversation I thanked her for her Instagram Mother’s Day wishes.

Her reply was “Yeah, Happy Mother’s Day – thanks for being away for it!” What?!?!

LOL she is so cheeky and hard done by. Love you Angela xx

Steve and his Mum

Mother & daughter

For Steve, we lost his mum on Mother’s Day in 2010. She was an angel on earth and is still missed every day.

In the lead up to the day we were both reminiscent. Laurel is often present for us.

Like when Steve is eating a plate of vegies. She is there watching him with a big smile on her face. He never used to eat veggies as a child so when he does it’s something she enjoys.

I asked Steve what his mum’s favourite thing to do on Mother’s Day was. Of course that was to spend time with her three boys, which I’m sure she is watching over all of them.

My next question was what was one of her favourite meals on Mother’s Day.

“Pancakes!” he said.

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Our Mother’s Day tribute

So, Sunday morning we went searching for pancakes to acknowledge and celebrate our mum’s. My mum’s fave is cake which pan-CAKE has in it :o)

We caught the SMRT to what is called the Arab district to find a café called Artistry which displays the work of local artists. It was funky, very popular and the place to be seen.

With Laurel looking over our shoulders we walked in and were seated at the last table in the café. The smell of coffee was delightful and the menu looked great – but no pancakes. Argh!

Considering how hungry we both were, we decided to stay for a cooked breakie and seek out pancakes another day.

As we ate our breakfast, including spinach and mushrooms I was overcome with emotion. I swear Laurel was there and she wanted Steve to know how much she loves him. Told you, an angel on earth!

After our breakie feast we wandered around the area a bit. Surprise, surprise Steve found a dive store to explore.

We decided to head to the movies to see ‘Mother’s Day’ to add to our mum-tribute.

To fill time before the movie we headed back to Takamoshi, a Japanese department store with an amazing food hall downstairs and free wifi.

Here we found another mum-favourite, CAKE. Well, Malay cake called kweh dada. It’s a pandan pancake filled with coconut and brown sugar. Are you seeing the theme here?

The movie was really nice and a perfect way to finish a mum-filled day.

We love our mums!