Today is Mother's Day in the UK - where all over the land countless breakfasts will have been prepared by inexperienced little fingers, while Mum lies in bed, preparing her face in an expression of delighted surprise as she tries to ignore the crashing sounds coming from the kitchen and wondering what kind of mess will be waiting for her downstairs.
Bit of a bummer that the day during which all mums are traditionally spoilt falls on the same day as the Six Nations rugby tournament*, when England will later be playing Italy and men will be watching from their position on the edge of the sofa, cold beer in hand as they yell their support.
My own two sweet little angels bought me the perfect presents:
Pink flowers in a hat-box from my daughter (just what every romantic novelist needs).
And a boxed- set of Mrs Brown's Boys from my son. If you're seeking the biggest belly-laugh in the world - then this is what you need to watch.
Happy Mother's Day.
*Ireland were robbed yesterday!