Mothers and Children

A Never Never Reminder for Mothers Day

This Sunday 18th March in the UK is Mothers Day, a day to be unreservedly sentimental about a mother's love.

There can be few better reminders of the wonderful relationship between a mother and her children than Scottish novelist J.M. Barrie's classic description from Peter Pan:

"Mrs. Darling first heard of Peter when she was tidying up her children's minds. It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for next morning, repacking into their proper places the many articles that have wandered during the day. If you could keep awake (but of course you can't) you would see your own mother doing this, and you would find it very interesting to watch her. It is quite like tidying up drawers.

You would see her on her knees, I expect, lingering humorously over some of your contents, wondering where on earth you had picked this thing up, making discoveries sweet and not so sweet, pressing this to her cheek as if it were as nice as a kitten, and hurriedly stowing that out of sight. When you wake in the morning, the naughtiness and evil passions with which you went to bed have been folded up small and placed at the bottom of your mind and on the top, beautifully aired, are spread out your prettier thoughts, ready for you to put on."
Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie (1860-1937)


Barrie was born as the ninth of 10 children in a weaver's family in Kirriemuir, Scotland. His grateful relationship with his mother was a close one that continued to inspire his writing throughout his life.

Celebrate your own unique relationship this Mother's Day with a gift of a classic pearl, a gem that is loved for its captivating beauty and elegance.

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By J170734 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 531. Copyright by Stadler. No copyright renewal per LC Photoduplication Service. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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