Earlier this year it was mum’s 60th birthday. We wanted to do something special to show her how much we love her and thank her for everything she does for us. It had to be a surprise because we knew mum would say she didn’t want to do anything big or she’d get stressed at the thought of having to organise her own party. Plus our family loves surprises! We surprised dad with a 60th afternoon tea a few years ago so now it was mum’s turn.