What a beautiful week it has been in London – all I can say is I’ve got my fingers crossed the sun carries on shining for the rest of spring, or at least until the weekend so that the day is brightened up for all of our lovely mummy’s! I’ve always loved to spoil my mother and over the years I’ve done various things to celebrate this day, so this week I thought I’d share with you her favourite’s. Hope your enjoy!
It just so happens that my mother has always had a bit of a sweet tooth and luckily, more than anywhere else in the world, London is synonymous with High Tea as it is a quintessential British way to pass an afternoon. With so many different venues to choose from, there is always something/somewhere out there that is suited for any occasion, and based on my mother’s fine taste in finger sandwiches and scones, I’d definitely recommend The Athenaeum. It’s set in their beautiful Garden Lounge right in the heart of town, making it easily accessible via public transport. Champagne, a range of rare teas and all the traditional English yummies are served, plus there is the option of a Gluten Free menu which is just as delicious and helps reduce the post-carb bloat!
I remember one particular year when my mother was attempting to cut out sugar (my dental warnings probably got too much for her to bear!), I decided to treat her to a spa day which she absolutely LOVED! After having heard that Spa Illuminata was the best place to get a Swedish massage, I decided on this location and to this day. Luckily the weather was so nice, and my mum’s always been a fan of a good stroll and window shop through London, so afterwards we spent a couple of hours meandering through the streets.
Perhaps not the most conventional idea for a gift, but definitely her favourite one to date: teeth whitening! Like I said before, having a dentist for a daughter means you cannot help but lecture your mother every now and then about the importance of good dental maintenance. Although she hadn’t considered it before, she says she can now smile with confidence with no fear of my nieces and nephews asking her why her teeth were so yellow and if she had brushed them!
Keep it sweet and simple
Alternatively, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with keeping it sweet and simple and opting for the traditional bouquet of flowers. Pink roses have always been my mother’s flower of choice so I usually pick up a bunch as a little something special to round it off!
Admittedly, most of these outings will require you going quite deep into your piggy bank, but I think we can all agree that when it comes to our mother’s, it’s most definitely worth every single penny.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and whatever way you choose to treat your mum, make it a special one.
See you next week,