My mum has used Oil of Olay every day since she was a teenager, and insists on receiving it as a gift at birthdays and Christmas. It was the first moisturiser I ever used myself, and I still go back to it from time to time. I always have a bottle in the bathroom cupboard.
And, in a similar vein, both the sight and smell of Cusson's Imperial Leather soap are irrevocably tied to thoughts of my Mum.
Happy Mother's Day to all mums, and to all women with special children in their lives.
with my beloved first pony, Diamond, at out first gymkhana in 1983. Note the plaited tail and mane, and that Diamond isn't too impressed with the whole deal.
We won three ribbons that day: the light blue is for a clear round in show-jumping; then there is a second and third, but I cant recall the events.
Oh, OK, here's another a bit closer up:
A fwe years earlier, maybe 1980. My Nan knitted me that jumper.