Mother’s Day


Me and my nieceIt's a special day that does tug at the old heart strings. My mum sadly passed away almost six years ago to the day. She was the kindest, most patient, loveliest woman on the planet and I still miss her everyday.

However although I am very much mum to my three boys, when my niece Louise turned 18, my sister also sadly died, and as she was an only child we almost immediately became inseparable. 

My sonI know I'm not her mum, but she is almost certainly the closest to a daughter I'll ever have. So Mother's Day is full to the brim with all sorts of memories and emotions "chez Dawson" The photo above was taken of the two of us at a Hollywood glam night recently.

The picture on the left is of my son, he may be the youngest of my three boys, but he's by far the cheekiest!! He commented the other day upon the realisation that he was now officially over 6ft, that wasn't it funny how he was the youngest member of the family but the tallest, and I am the oldest and the shortest?!


Happy Mother's Day indeed!!



  1. Susan March 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne,
    What a lovely poignant blog. I just read Claire’s and it’s fitting I read yours next as she kindly mentioned everyone who has lost someone and for who Mother’s DAy won’t necessarily be the happiest day around. You have had your fair share of struggles Anne and as I say often I admire you greatly. You’re the most hilarious and upbeat woman I ‘know’! You’re fabulous. I am so glad you and your niece have each other. Take care and thinking of you,
    Susan x
    PS Your son is rather delicious!

  2. Anne Dawson March 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Susan, you are just the best at cheering people up and giving compliments.
    I hope I don’t come across as a bit of a whinger or a martyr. Life is good. Everybody has there fair share of worries. I think the more we can count our blessings the better.
    I’m off out for a lovely lunch on Mother’s Day and then hopefully put my feet up for a bit!!!
    It’s funny you saying I’m hilarious. Quite a few people say that, but I never seem to notice.
    Better that than miserable i suppose. Eh?
    You take care you lovely lady, and look forward to hearing from you soon!!!
    Anne x

  3. Susan March 8, 2013 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne! Well you SHOULD take notice when people say you’re hilarious because you are! We all adore you. You’re one of ‘us’ if you like. A girl next door as they say in film! You’ve been dealt a lot of bad luck but you just troop through it. I often think of lovely Kathy like that too. And gosh no you never moan! Don’t ever think that! That’s why I think you’re so great. I love watching you on beauty shows especially coz you don’t go on about looks and the like as if it’s the most important thing in the world…you just enjoy it.
    Most definately put your feet up on Sunday!
    See you soon,
    Susan x

  4. Anne Dawson March 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm -  Reply

    Oh thank you lovely lady!!
    I did indeed put my feet up yesterday. Had a lovely day actually which I shall blog about later this week!!
    You take care Susan,
    Anne x

  5. Susan March 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm -  Reply

    Can’t wait for the next installment in Chez Dawson! x

  6. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen March 14, 2013 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    hi anne hope you are well.
    i am well

  7. Parimal Barot March 25, 2013 at 12:47 pm -  Reply

    Just finishined watching SBC show with Julian looking for more showery treats for myself. Always a pleasure to sneak peak your shows and hear your scot accent, love the new glasses new are they.? on Carole hochman show last week. reading your blog brought a very satisfying tear look forward to seeing you this afternoon on Yankee.
    Until next blog
    Parimal x

  8. Margaret Lonsdale March 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm -  Reply

    Hello Anne
    What are you using on your skin, I noticed on tv the other day you look amazing!,, have you found a new secret to amazing skin?.. You look 10 years younger!!
    Do share please

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