The lady in red making friends with this lamb is SO's mother. She's a lovely lady, a Bach Flowers practitioner, mine of information about alternative health remedies and completely devoted to her family. We all benefit from her knowledge and gifts of healing. Luckily she's always lead an active and healthy life because it's kept her strong enough to battle breast cancer this year. She kept her chin up through the diagnosis and surgery, then stayed cheerful and resolute through secondary surgery and all the post-operative treatments. Today is the last of her chemotherapy sessions. It's also her birthday. Happy Birthday Mum/Lorraine/Nan. May it signal the end of your year and of your battle but the beginning of a new year full of life. May the only new burdens you have to bear be that of wriggling lambs or growing children.