Mother’s Day – the one where we stayed home

Lockdown or no lockdown, I honestly cannot imagine a day much better than this.  The husband brought the new garden table (which has been hibernating in the garage since completion mid winter) out for a debut, Hunter picked some flowers from the garden, the sun shone a balmy nine degrees, we shared a giant stack of the best banana pancakes ever (scroll down for the recipe), we played music and we were together.  Until the littles took a nap.  Then we drank gin.

And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
Kitty O’Meara

Serves 4 (10 pancakes)

1 1/2 cups plain flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
medium banana, mashed (the riper the better)
large eggs
1 cup milk
3 tbsp butter, melted (plus a little more for cooking)

Mix dry ingredients in a large box.  Whisk the wet ingredients together in a jug and pour into the flour mix.  Fold the batter gently with a spatula until just blended – be sure not to over-mix – the batter should be thick and lumpy.

Pop a griddle or non-stick pan over a medium heat until hot.  Put a pat of butter into the pan to cover the base. I drop the batter into the pan using a soup ladle, spacing the pancakes about 2 inches apart.  Resist the temptation to touch them until a few holes form on top of each pancake and the underside is golden brown – usually around 2 minutes.  Flip the pancakes and cook until the bottom is golden brown and the top is puffed – 1 to 2 minutes more.

I transfer the pancakes to a plate on the very bottom of the grill, warming under the bacon being grilled above.  Repeat until you have a stack as tall as you desire.

Enjoy with crispy bacon and honey.

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breton knit – Jigsaw (ON SALE)
button fly jeans – Boden
mayberry slippers – Emu Australia

ruffle stripe sweatshirt – Zara
knitted bonnet – Zara

dinosaur hoodie – Next
jeans – H&M
dinosaur wellies – Next




wooden slab dining table – Gibson Bespoke Carpentry
trapezium legs – Hairpin Leg Co.
Lene Bjerre chairs – Houseology
blames high chair – Ikea
noir dinner plate – Habitat





  1. 24 Mar / 10:59 am

    That pic at the end is the cutest! I’m glad you had a lovely Mother’s day at home, and those pancakes look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

    Hope that your week is off to a good start 🙂 It’s another week of working from home here!

    • Thankfifi
      24 Mar / 5:13 pm

      And the same here – we are officially in lockdown now. Let me know if you try the recipe – I’ve made it a few times now and tweaked it a little on the way and it’s pretty foolproof!

  2. Gaylesbury
    24 Mar / 4:09 pm

    Oooh that table is gorgeous!

    • Thankfifi
      24 Mar / 5:13 pm

      Thank you – sooo happy with it too! Fingers crossed for a good summer.

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