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This Mother’s day my children are going to be with their Dad. I don’t know how I will feel about that – we all know that Christmas was pretty ‘different’ without them – but I’m such a big believer in them having a good routine with their fortnightly dad time that I didn’t want to swap the weekends around. I’m planning to do something terribly indulgent to make up for the fact they aren’t there, a facial, shopping for a dress I don’t need, a champagne brunch? And let’s not forget the fact that, at 2 and 4, they probably won’t remember it’s a special day anyway.
But listen up, Elfie and Hux – if you’re reading – I’m still expecting a present. And to make it super easy for you I have put together an exhaustive list of things I would love to receive this Mother’s Day. Or Birthday. Or general Saturday. Whenever, really…
I can’t get enough of jewellery at the moment, especially that created by inspirational enterprising women (yep, still on that feminist tip, now and forever). Épanoui has long been a favourite of mine and I’d like one of these Heritage bracelets, please! (£42) Or if you’re feeling a bit more spendy I’d like you to head on over to to Rock & Raw, a jewellery company founded by Lucy who really understands the power of strong, spiritual and powerful women. It’s hard to choose a favourite of her pieces but right now I am in love with the Clear Intention Pendant (£225 and worth every penny).
I have made progress in my quest for the perfect scented candle since I last posted (I know, I’m so good to share my findings). An assistant in John Lewis suggested I give the Paddywax candles a go and they have become a firm budget buy-favourite – I absolutely love the Basil and Cucumber scent. Otherwise if you bought me a Diptyque Baies candle for every occasion from now until the end of time I would still be very happy.
What woman doesn’t love flowers, eh? I am a flower NUT and, though I hate to admit it, I’m pretty excited about peony season. But for now I’m happily gazing upon this absolutely gorgeous bunch that the lovely people at Appleyard sent to me for an early Mother’s Day flower treat. Arriving in the post (my postman is convinced I have a secret admirer) the bunch transferred beautifully to one of my vases, before I decided to create a more Pinterest-worthy display. There were enough flowers to be split between four pots and, one week on, the lilies are still going strong.
Appleyard would like to offer MTT readers 40% off their luxury bouquets! Just use the code ‘BLOG40′.
If you’re on a slightly tighter budget do take a look at the range of Mother’s Day Flowers from Debenhams as they have some absolutely gorgeous blooms on offer. Enter the code ‘DFBLOG25′ for 25% off everything except their ‘flowers by post’ range. Mother’s Day sorted – you’re welcome!