Mothering Sunday 2014

by Sasha Wilkins on March 31, 2014 · 8 comments


As I am actually in England at the moment, I was able to spend Mothering Sunday with my mother, for a change. I flew up to Gloucestershire on Sunday morning, roof down, Posetta Baddog co-piloting, to meet her, my sister and Billy the Whippet for lunch at The Fox at Oddington, a dog-friendly pub restaurant between Stow and Chipping Norton.


It’s been a family favourite for years, as much for the food as the dog policy, although it’s definitely more restaurant (think Farrow & Ball muted shades, and a proper menu, than Walkers crisps and a pint at the bar) than local.


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Whilst lunch was delicious, most of all it was lovely to spend a day in the country with my family. We may fight continuously, but that’s not a reflection of the depth of our feelings for each other. I owe a huge thank you to my mama for all her support, as I continue to forge a somewhat (to her) inexplicable but successful career: I could not have done it without her.

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Addendum: Lots of queries about my mama’s outfit. She’s wearing:
Mac: Jaeger
Loafers: Tod’s driving shoes
Scarf: Zara

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie March 31, 2014 at 16:50

Sasha –

You look just like your mum! When folks tell me that, I always say thanks, as my mum is my hero.

Thanks also for sharing with us about your sister’s condition and the unfair evaluations she has to go through. I completely echo your position!

Take care to all three of you!


Penny Hunt March 31, 2014 at 23:39

So good to see your mama looking so spiffy. I miss her blog. Although I was born and live in Oz my mother was born in Painswick ( Paradise Farm) in 1917. She is no longer with us, but her marriage and ensuing grief were very much like your mama’s. I hope she is doing well in every way. Penny


Wendy April 1, 2014 at 08:44

Love the little Weepet


james April 1, 2014 at 12:14

From Billy,
Yes.This is my kind of place!


Colleen April 1, 2014 at 17:55

Just an echo… but you do look just like your mother.
And what a beautiful place in the photos.


tricia April 1, 2014 at 19:08

Wow, your Mama is looking goood! And so stylish. And of course Billy is exquisite. Glad that you were able to spend Mothering Sunday with your loved ones.


rosemary (@nycstylecannoli) April 2, 2014 at 00:14

What a lovely day for you and your Mom! We used to go to a local tea house quite a bit and it was so nice. My Mom’s health now is not too good, but I remember those fun times with her. So glad you had a nice Mother’s Day!!
The place looks amazing!!


Catherine April 2, 2014 at 08:42

Nothing like a good Sunday lunch at an English country pub and then taking the dogs for a walk.


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