Whether you’re a mother yourself, or you’ve seen the strain and hard work your mum goes through all year round, we all know they don’t have it easy. So, lets all try to give something back to the wonderful women in our lives, and show them how much we love and appreciate them. Here are the inside secrets for what mothers are really hoping for this Mothering Sunday!
A lie in is something most mums see once in a blue moon. So why not put dad on duty and treat her this Sunday to a wonderfully relaxed lie in so she can catch up on the back log of lost sleep from the past few months. You could even give her an early gift that will help her to savour the lie in. Treat her to some new luxurious crisp bedding to allow her to drift deep into the wonderful land of sleep and contentment. We have selected our top picks with 15% off especially for Mother’s Day to help you choose the perfect bedding for her blissful morning. Our favourite is the Cotswold Blue floral jacquard bedding set, perfect for spring and to brighten up her bedroom and mornings! Get ordering from our website before Mothers day, and you will automatically be entered into our competition for a chance to win a Spa day for mum; what a treat!
A lovely long brew
Most mums with young kids or a hectic lifestyle rarely get the chance to see the bottom of their mug. Break her habit of pretending to enjoy the last half of her cold tea or coffee and offer to make her a large fresh beverage of her choice. You could even push the boat out and learn how to make her a fancy latte or cappuccino! Let her sip and savour every last drop whilst she unwinds and relaxes with a book or catches up on her favourite TV series. Make sure mum doesn’t lift a finger and complete all her chores for her. A break from housework for a day will be the biggest treat of all!
Breakfast in bed
Whilst we aren’t encouraging eating waffles for breakfast every morning, mum definitely deserves a delicious treat on her special day. What better to wake her up to than the sweet smell of a fluffy and crisp stack of warm waffles, washed down by a coffee or refreshing glass of freshly squeezed juice. Complete with heart shaped fruit toppings and a side of her favourite bouquet of flowers! If you daren’t cook for mum out of fear of creating a disaster, or if she isn’t into the crumbs in bed fiasco, whisk her out for a lovely brunch somewhere special so you can all enjoy a decadent eggs benedict morning together.
Quality time with the kids
Quality time with her nearest and dearest is at the top of her to do list. If mum fancies getting out the house for the day, there are many activities or places to go that will entertain the whole family which mum will especially love. Dependent on the British weather, if you’re lucky enough to strike a clear day, pack up some lunches and snacks and head out for a picnic in the countryside or your favourite local park spot. If you need to dodge the showers, why not head out for some retail therapy at an indoor shopping centre, and finish the day with a late afternoon tea. Check out Potters Barn located in Ribchester, where you can enjoy some delicious homemade cake or a hearty bowl of homemade soup and artisan bread. Afterwards, let all your creative juices flow whilst creating and hand painting your own unique pieces of pottery. Alternatively, go for a trip to The Garden Kitchen in Clitheroe, which serves simply enchanting afternoon tea treats on a miniature picnic table!
Soak in the bath
At the end of a long day, let her unwind and relax before she’s back on duty again. A long luxurious soak in the bath will cure any pre Monday blues and give her time to herself to collect her thoughts. Set the atmosphere with our spring scented candles and beautifully scented diffusers scattered around the bathroom to create a sweet smelling aroma in the air. Our sea breeze and white sandalwood scents are the Julian Charles team’s top picks for Mothers day! Head over to our website to see what other scents we have in store for you.