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Team Bookends’ Mums

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Team Bookends thought we’d share with you what we’d like to thank our mums for and what makes them so special!



It’s way too difficult to pin point just one reason that makes my mum special. Everyone will say they have the best mum in the world but I’m afraid my Mum wins hands down-sorry! She has a wonderful sense of humour, a heart of gold and always gives me a – sometimes more than gentle – nudge to do the right thing. I wouldn’t be where I am today without Mum.

P.S. She also makes some of the best sausage rolls you could ever have.



It’s a cliché, but now that I have kids of my own I’m definitely closer to my mother and appreciate her so much more. There have been times, especially when my children were younger, when I couldn’t have managed without her help. I can’t do any better to express this than quote from Tina Fey’s brilliant “A prayer for my infant daughter” from her autobiography BossyPants:

And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back.

“My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans faeces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes.



My mum is amazing simply because she managed to have five children and stay sane! However, what makes her most special is her sense of humour I think.

For instance, on a Mother’s Day many years ago, my sister and I were chosen to go to the front of the Church congregation with the other children, where each child was SUPPOSED to say words that remind us of our mothers, eventually spelling out the words M-O-T-H-E-R-I-N-G S-U-N-D-A-Y. I wasn’t quite listening, and, as an excited 6-year-old learning new words, when it came to me I shouted “Torture!”. My sister, following me, shouted “Horrendous!”. The congregation fell about laughing. So, I’d like to thank my mum for forgiving me and finding it equally as funny, even at the time!


We hope that you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!