Mother's Day is nearly here in the UK and I am sharing a little gift guide with some of my favourite products sent from brands recently, some of which would make perfect mother's day gifts for your mum or another special female relative or friend in your life.
This year Mother's Day for me will be a little different. I am going to visit my daughter in Bath for the weekend. I've booked a small Airbnb apartment. We have Thermae Bath Spa booked for some relaxation and rooftop swimming, we will do some shopping and meet up with her friends, then we will have lunch on Mothering Sunday before I head home and see my son in the evening.
Like so many of these 'special days', Mother's Day can bring mixed emotions for lots of us, I won't see my own mum on the actual day but I will visit the care home as soon as I can and take some spring flowers, a card and most importantly be with her and hold her hand,
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With Mother's Day approaching in the UK - it is on Sunday 27th March if you were wondering - it is time to start thinking about the perfect way to celebrate or treat a special person in your life with a sentimental and unique gift! One of my mum's favourite things to say to us was 'make memories together' and that has become even more poignant in recent years. I have a lovely book she bought me in 2005, called 'My Mother Said' and it is full of words of wit and wisdom and quotes about mothers and daughters. She wrote inside it and pointed me to Page 58 'There's always time to go shopping.' When I visit her nowadays I will often take a photo book with me and although her dementia limits most of her cognition, she still loves looking at our memories together. With my dad having worked in the photographic trade his entire career, photographs have always featured strongly in our family, my parents met in 1963 when they were both working at Wallace Heaton in New Bond Street (Wallace Heaton suppled the royal family with their cameras).
Rosemood is an established French atelier, now available in the UK, who specialise in beautiful personalised stationery, invitations, photo books, photo prints and notebooks. Their stationery is high end, high quality and sensibly priced and they have a beautiful selection of contemporary designs to adapt and make your own, including wedding invitations and baby announcements. I am delighted to be collaborating with Rosemood on this blog post and sharing more about their products and making some lovely suggestions for special gifts.
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Time to Talk Day 2022 is on Thursday 3rd February and I think this year, talking is even more important, after two years of pandemic related uncertainty. None of us are where we thought we'd be this time last year and we are all struggling. Sadness and feeling sad have become a day to day occurrence and we all need a boost. I was absolutely convinced that the vaccines would have allowed a return to normal life by now - and I don't mean a new normal, I mean I really hoped and believed that life would be back to how it was back in January 2020. Nearly there though and it is time to fight back!
Being someone who is a natural chatterbox I find it easy to talk and I also like to listen and help others. But not everyone is like me and sometimes talking about our problems can feel impossible. But a problem shared, really is a problem halved.
I realised during the last two years how much I missed the casual interactions with my friends. I love time at home and I enjoy solitude but I also know I need a balance of being with people too. Day after day spent at home alone are not good for my mental health. And as you know I am not a keen supporter of the WFH (Work from Home) trend - post-pandemic I think offices should reopen, especially for the younger generation. They need the mentoring and social support, we all do. And the economy needs city centres to be busy again!
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