It's Mother's day. Here at Party HQ, my daughter bought Doggerelle some perfume and a carefully selected card, then made her a fabulous painting at Sunday School. The corgis did manage to find a card, but rather spoiled the effect with their gift, which comprised lightly chewed objects obtained from the garbage can. So much for the glamour of Mother's Day.
On a serious note, however, I'd just like to remind all mothers out there that, despite the best efforts of a quarter century of feminists to denigrate motherhood, and despite their campaigns to drag all women off to the office or the call centre or the store checkout instead, mothering remains the most important occupation in existence and mothers continue to shape the future of our country and our world more than any other class of people.