Family life

Lemons and camelias

My parents came for lunch yesterday and my Mummy walked in the door with an arm full of camellias (well it was actually a blue plastic bucket…but “arm full” sounds better). She also had a bag of home grown lemons and a vase concealed somewhere upon her person.

She proceeded to fill the vase with the camellias and strategically place bowls of lemons around the house.

It’s funny because I remember my grandmother doing exactly the same thing for my mother. She would regularly arrive at our house with large bunches of flowers or greenery from her garden. At Christmas time it was always a huge bunch of Australian Christmas Bush (transported in an old yellow plastic bucket).

It’s nice to know that my mother is continuing the tradition. And I guess one day I’ll do it for Alisi.