Pipa with her children



I am sitting at my desk with a glass of pink fizz (the one I tweeted a pic of recently that I love) and a little bowl of crisps, having been given permission to take ten minutes out of my ‘feet- up’ day to quickly jot down a blog.

My intention is to do one every other Sunday but with the busy nature of life, I don’t always hit my own deadline, however today, having been banned from virtually every job possible, I’m pretty much twiddling my thumbs and it’s been fabulous!

I have cheated a little however, as I did do the dishwasher and some of the kitchen at about 10am whilst everyone was getting dressed. I think I may have developed a rash in reaction to the chaos had I left it! Not that I’m complaining mind you, as by this time I had had breakfast in bed, two cups of tea, one beautiful latte and a huge homemade chocolate cake presented to me!

Chocolate cake

I have to say that Mother’s Day gets better every year! Now that Myles and Beely are 10 and 11 it means they are so much more able to do things on their own and of course they take great joy in it! Myles made me heart-shaped French toast for breakfast, brought to me in bed about five minutes after Beely had brought up a tray with tea pot, milk jug and cup … what a great start to the day!

My two step sons were here too so by 10am, they had created a humungous chocolate cake which we all tried to devour but honestly it would have given the most chocaholic amongst us a run for their money! After that, we wellied up and decided to brace the bitter breeze to walk off our morning delights. What a fantastic Mother’s Day it has been!

Pipa with her children

So, I’m sure you will forgive me for leaving you so soon. I shall return to my fizz and crisps and enjoy the smell of chicken fajitas coming from the blissfully messy kitchen. I might just put on The Voice from last night, or perhaps a movie, or maybe read a book …or maybe just gaze out of the window … because I can! Woo hoo!!

Pipa with her daughter

So, sending much love to all and a VERY happy Mothering Sunday to all Mums whether you are with your loved ones or not, whether your babies are babies or grown-ups, somewhere in the middle or angels in your hearts. Being Mum is the most precious role I have ever taken on, the most difficult job I have ever been trusted with and entirely the most wonderful experience of life I could wish for. I am truly blessed!

Cheers Mums!



  1. Emma March 19, 2015 at 3:52 pm -  Reply

    Dear Pippa, i watched your shows today and just wanted to tell you how wonderful you are looking lately. You are just glowing! I have never seen you look so well. Your new elegant style, clothes, hair and make up are simply stunning. Beyond 40 is truly better for you. Your new found happiness and contentment is certainly showing!! Bestest wishes Emma

  2. Pauline wilson March 21, 2015 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    Pippa I love watching your shows you look so happy these days you have such a sparkle and your enthusiasm for life glows. Good on you Hun enjoy, xxxxx

  3. jilly March 22, 2015 at 4:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa, So glad to hear your mothers day went so well, you are right, being a mum is just the best job in the world. What a thrill to share your lovely family photographs.
    You have such a wonderful family, married life has hailed a new begining for you and it’s shining out through the screen on QVC how happy you are.
    My own daughter is getting married later this year to a lovely guy, so exiting.
    Lots of love to you and your family.

  4. Susan March 23, 2015 at 9:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi pipa, glad you had a fan day and my word that cake is huge!! You and Ophelia are peas in a pod. How cute! Hope you have a good week. PS your last lines are so nice BTW x

  5. Pipa Gordon March 25, 2015 at 8:18 am -  Reply

    Hi ladies, thank you for your comments. Emma and Pauline thank you, your words are very kind. It’s funny because I rarely miss my short hair but yet I have such fond memories of it, I definitely think, as Jilly said, that my 40’s hailed a new beginning for me ….although all my lifelong friends would say I’m back to my old self which is also a wonderful thing to hear and realise. Life takes its twists and turns doesn’t it?
    Jilly how exciting that your daughter is getting married ….mine is having sex education in school next term and some of the Mums are so emotional at the fact that they are growing up but I just love every phase of life that we get to …watching your daughter get married has to be the most monumental one though so huge congratulations to you!!
    Finally Susan, so so many people say that we are like peas in a pod and I can’t see it! I can see how I am with Myles, but not so easily with Ophelia. Funny. And yes, the cake was enormous!!!! xxx

  6. jilly March 26, 2015 at 10:56 am -  Reply

    Hi Pipa, I can agree with you totally on the motherhood job. Difficult job but so rewarding. You truly have been blessed as you were able to share your very special wedding day with your son and daughter. This will mean so much to them as you all grow into a beautiful family.
    I was interested in your comments on the sex education talks to young children, but as long as the conversation is age appropriate, it should be enpowering to these young girls, and informative to the boys. It should also be said that it may open up conversations between the two.
    The transition from childhood to teen years is complicated and as a mum i felt it was a time to listen…just listen and watch the changes as they happened.
    Being there at the moment your children ask for help,and never stop telling them how wonderful they are.
    Take care all x

  7. loraine March 26, 2015 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    Yes pipa totally agree with the comments on your enthusiasm and the way you are looking truly on top of the world what mascara do you use hope you don’t mind me asking love Loraine xxx

  8. Susan March 27, 2015 at 7:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi pipa, really you can’t see similarity between you and Ophelia!? Peas in a pod apart from the hair! Look at your eyes, nose and smile!! So cute. Have a nice weekend x

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