“Please excuse my mullet. She may have have done this to me, but I love her all the more for it.
I love my mummy Philippa because she is amazing to me in every way. She is kind, fun, resilient, determined, independent and has a strong moral compass that points all the way home (The North).
She holds everything together – has picked us up every time we fall down and can give a dose of tough love when needed. She is my only role model and I love her completely. “What would mum do?’ is a phrase I turn to daily.
Every Christmas, birthday and Mother’s Day I search my think box for any way possible to give her something that will show her how much she means to me. I still have no answer for this except to remember that probably the best gift I can give is to promise that I will move back up north and give her grandkids one day and we can spend the rest of lives happily together (not for a few years though – I can already hear jack gulping!)
The best I can give will have to wait.”