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Treating and being treated: Mother’s Day

Mother's DayI’ve sent off my card (a beautiful one from local stationers Needle & Fred) and my sisters and I are planning a joint present for the best mother I know 🙂

In terms of my wish list for Mother’s Day? I’d say these rank pretty highly:

  • Breakfast in bed (preferably involving poached eggs)
  • A hot cup of tea and a magazine
  • A lie in (a realistic one – I’m talking 8am rather than early afternoon)
  • A long bath with no small children helpfully sharing their plastic toys which I’ve already tried to hide
  • (See how many of these revolve around relaxation?…)
  • A lovely sunny day
  • Some time in the garden
  • No whining before 9am (again, realistic – I’m not asking for miracles)

I would obviously love a grand gesture (hint, hint) but small treats are just as special. Baylis & Harding sent me some Mother’s Day treats which I hope might put a smile on my Mum’s face, are spot on to aid relaxation and can still be ordered in time for the weekend.

Baylis & Harding candle Baylis & Harding Tin  Baylis & Harding Socks

I thought the candle in particular was lovely and would fit into a bathroom or a bedroom very stylishly – I was surprised it only came in at £15 (it’s really large). The enamel tin is packed with goodies as well as doubling up as a planter. And the luxe socks are always a nice addition and are beautifully soft, plus I love the name of the range – Pink Prosecco & Cassis. Gives me some other ideas for pressies!…

I hope you have a restful Mother’s Day and get treated as I’m sure you deserve to be.

Thanks to Baylis & Harding for sending the goodies which were:

Linen Rose & Cotton Large Single Wick Candle, £15 from House of Fraser
Pink Prosecco & Cassis Luxury Foot Set, £8 from Amazon
Linen Rose & Cotton Bathing Essentials Tin, £30 from Argos


Afternoon tea with a twist: Mother’s Day at the Lancaster London

afternoon teaJust five days to go until Mother’s Day (and probably not the last time I’ll need to remind my husband about it). If you’re in or around London on Sunday and fancy treating (or being treated), I’ve just reviewed a special afternoon tea at the Lancaster London hotel.

I loved the original twists on classic dishes (like a miniature Yorkshire pudding with roast beef and horseradish) as well as the wide range of teas which came with their own little egg timers to ensure optimum brewing time. Veggies like me were well catered for as well. Here’s my review for West London Mum.

Wherever you spend your Mothering Sunday, I hope it’s a lovely, relaxing day.

Talented Mums – the ultimate Mother’s Day pressie from Littlewoods

Myleene Klass LittlewoodsI’ve already been dropping hints about Mother’s Day to my husband – best to start early. A card, a bunch of tulips or maybe even poached eggs in bed would be very welcome on Sunday 30th March (hint #14). Littlewoods.com are going much further than that Continue reading