THE SECRET GIFT IS FINISHED!
It's surprising what you can do with a bit of sticky-backed plastic and a couple of loo rolls. The thing almost looks shop-bought.
It's actually a silver photo frame filled with smiling pictures of Am (and one looking slightly grumpy in her bunny ears) documenting a year in the life of Britain's cheekiest child. You wouldn't believe how long it took me to print out all those photos the right size for the little holes. Unless you've been reading this blog, in which case you've probably got a fair idea.
If you look closely at the reflection in the photo frame above, you'll see that Lisa celebrated Mother's Day by wearing an outfit based on the Sainsbury's staff uniform. Which is appropriate because I'm about to do my Jamie Oliver impression in the kitchen. I spent so long on the secret gift, we had to postpone our Mother's Day meal until this evening. That dessert's been defrosting for six hours longer than it's meant to.
But I don't regret a thing. After all, if I hadn't finished working on the picture frame, Amelie couldn't have posed for this photo with the empty packaging...
I'll be framing that for Lisa's birthday.