I walked my dog alone this morning. I went out early and saw the beautiful daffodils growing on the cliffs near my house. They made me think of my mum who used to love daffodils. She would always say, “At last! Spring is on its way.”

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It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday so I will spend a special moment remembering my mum.

Some of you will be thinking about what you can do to say thank you to your mum and other carers this weekend. Maybe before we were all advised to stay at home, you and your family had planned to go and visit relatives this weekend to celebrate together.

Now you might not be able to visit the person you wanted to see, so why not spend today making a card or two, inspired by the gorgeous daffodils outside? Everyone likes to receive nice things in the post, especially if they are stuck at home and feeling lonely. And a daffodil card from you will be a like a ray of sunshine to the person who receives it.

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Whatever you do this Mother’s Day, I hope you will have a happy day. Stay safe and keep well.

Nature Month-by-Month – a children’s almanac by Anna Wilson, illustrated by Elly Jahnz is published by Nosy Crow and The National Trust and is available to order online.

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