Mothering Sunday seems to be bigger this year. Being my first year as a mother, I've probably paid more attention to it I suppose,. I wasn’t expecting any great shakes today as all I, sorry, baby Sophie managed for Father's Day was a card. However, I wanted to make my mum feel special this year.
I spent a lovely afternoon this week in Jo Malone with my sister and one of their fragrance experts finding her beautiful fragrances that suit her personality and layer together well. I just can't wait to give her the beautiful box of goodies that I know she will love and enjoy.
This week my sister and I also took her out for afternoon tea at one of our favourite local hotels - Great Fosters with our little girls. Taking time out to enjoy each other's company was as big a pleasure for my sister and I as it was for mum - being busy mum's ourselves. The Watch Shop generously treated us as part of their Mum's On The Go campaign, so we sat back drunk vast amounts of tea and nibbled yummy sandwiches, scones and cakes whilst baby Sophie and her cousin Evie kept us entertained. Being such a wet and miserable day on Wednesday we sat in front of a massive roaring fire on squidgy sofas watching the rain batter against the windows feeling contented and cozy.
The final Mothering Sunday hurrah was supposed to be hosting the whole family today for a proper roast. Over indulging and sitting round the table for hours, is a favourite special Sunday pleasure. Sadly my mummy was poorly today (totally unfair on Mother’s Day!) so she had to miss out and dad looking after her. As the Ocado man had visited, my sister and her brood still dutifully came to help eat up the food! Mr BMB is the roast chef in my house and my sis whipped up a crumble… so other than a spot of washing up, I was spoilt.
And my poor mummy… well we will have to do it all again next week instead!