So what are your Mother’s Day plans

So what are your Mother’s Day plans

I’m only asking as I’m after ideas.

I’m really lucky to only live 5 minutes away from my mum, so whenever I need bit of TLC and a natter then I pop down to see her. (I also do this when I’m in need of a sugar boos as she always has a well stocked biscuit tin and food always tastes better at ‘home’) I’m also straight down there if I need any cooking ingredients as it’s on route to the shop, but I have an unlimited and free tab there, so why waste your time parting with cash? Simples.

So that’s why I’m trying to think of something nice to do for her as without the convenience of tea, biscuits and a free rein on her cupboards, I’d be lost. The problem is my Mum is the matriarch of the family, the go-to woman and the chief organiser so when it comes to wrestling that role off her, it’s quite difficult to match.  And your always the ‘kid’ when your with your Mum,  so within the natural order of life, taking charge is quite difficult.

When it comes to presents, the fail safe my siblings and I resort to is a photograph of her grandchildren. As long as I can remember she has loved photo’s, both in front and behind the lens. She’s no wall flower, on a normal day she’s utterly bonkers, she loves her kids and is the perfect nanny.

I’m thinking then, for Mother’s Day this year (March 15th if you were wondering)  now her grandchildren quota has plateaued,  I’ll go for photo over load and a nice brunch in our favourite coffee bar, what do you think?

But you still haven’t told me, what are your plans?



  1. 16th February 2015 / 7:40 am

    It’s lovely that you’re so close to your mum 🙂 I’m sure loads of people will be using this discount xx

    • 16th February 2015 / 8:23 am

      I’m hoping that I get to play a small part in making lots of Mums smile.

  2. JoyandPops
    16th February 2015 / 9:18 am

    Your photo idea sounds lovely and brunch to tell her how much you care.
    I’m really lucky because my mother in law lives just round the corner and she is really lovely (another one with ingredients on standby!).
    Unfortunately my own mum lives abroad in Spain and will be even further away for Mother Day as they are off travelling. I sent a small package with her favourite chocolate and a kindle voucher for mother’s day as those are two things she loves. We’ll also be Skyping on the day as it’s all about seeing the people you love.

    • 16th February 2015 / 9:23 am

      Good job for Skype, thats fab you have a nice relationship with your mother in law, my lives nearby as well so I’m doubly lucky!

    • 16th February 2015 / 9:24 am

      Thank goodness for Skype, I FaceTime my sister a lot. My mother in law lives round the corner so I’m doubly lucky.

  3. 16th February 2015 / 2:23 pm

    FAB idea! Thanks for this Ali, I shall definitely be using the code. Hmm I’m not sure, my mum lives an hour and a half away but will have to do something! Better get my thinking hat on quick sticks. I love the photos of your mum, especially the flower. xx

    • 16th February 2015 / 2:54 pm

      You’ve got a while, just thought I’d get the code out there asap so everyone can crack on and get a card ordered.

  4. 16th February 2015 / 2:30 pm

    My mum makes a 3 hour round trip on a bus once a week to visit us… so we are all very excited that in the next month or two we will have relocated to live just 5 minutes walk from her house!!

    I haven’t even thought about Mother’s Day, to be honest, but I think it will be a low-key affair, just enjoying each others’ company. Love your ideas for Mother’s Day x

    • 16th February 2015 / 2:55 pm

      Oh how fantastic for you both, 3 hours in a long time to be sat on a bus every week. I bet she doesn’t mind it though.

  5. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
    17th February 2015 / 6:37 am

    What would we do without our Mums eh? I’ve relied on mine so much since I broke my arm so I’m taking her for afternoon tea at a swanky hotel to say thank you – yep I’ll be reviewing it too 😉 Great offer as well that I shall certainly be checking out. Thanks for linking up at #sharethejoy 🙂

    • 17th February 2015 / 7:01 am

      have a fab time, blogging certainly has its perks (any offers for a swanky Mothers Day brunch review apply here!)

  6. 18th February 2015 / 1:24 pm

    YOu are so lucky to live near your mother. Mine lives 24hours in a plane away from me. And I havent seen her for 5 years now. We seldom skype too as internet at home is broken since I can remember. If I can have one Mom’s day wish is that for me and my son to see her and hug her and I am okay with that already. Just a hug. #sharewithme

    • 19th February 2015 / 6:49 am

      On no! I really feel for you. I bet your mum would be more than happy with a hug from you after 5 years. I really hope it nots too much long a wait Merlinda.

  7. 18th February 2015 / 1:31 pm

    Photos always make great presents – I often put together photo books for my mum as she loves them and it is a good way of looking back over all the photos from the year. Thanks for sharing the voucher code as well – will be using this! 🙂

    • 18th February 2015 / 6:37 pm

      No problem hope you find a lovely card for your mum

    • 18th February 2015 / 6:43 pm

      No prob, my card arrived today. I’m really pleased with it

  8. Jenny
    20th February 2015 / 3:58 pm

    Oh yes it is that time of year here isn’t it. I always mix up mother’s day and usually gets missed on both occasions because mine isn’t until may and my hubby always forgets this. lol Lovely card offer darling. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

    • 20th February 2015 / 4:51 pm

      I’ve just had that same conversation with my hubby as he thought it was in May this year!

  9. Tammy
    22nd February 2015 / 10:10 am

    lovely idea xx hope you have a fab mothers day

  10. al
    23rd February 2015 / 9:44 am

    AHHH! Mothers day! Ive only just got over Valentines! Thanks for sharing this and thanks for linking up #bigfatlinky

  11. 23rd February 2015 / 8:46 pm

    Lovely post – I think I’ll get mine some flowers and a few photographs of the twins. This card looks lovely. Thanks for sharing on #sundaystars Jess

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