The 11th March is Mothering Sunday, the day when we recognise mums. Those that have influenced our lives, provided support and nurtured us in some way. Mums aunties, grandmothers, the woman next door and step-mums. They are all beautiful and deserve a break.

Here are some ways in which you can say I love you. Creating memories that will last much longer than a box of chocolates or bunch of flowers.

  1. Take mum for a walk, spend quality time in comfortable silence or chatting amiably as you enjoy fresh air and the beauty of our countryside. In Salisbury, we have many beautiful green spaces and parks for you to enjoy. Or why not take a walk around Salisbury Cathedral and watch the world go by from one of the strategically placed benches.
  2. Ask mum to write a list of things she needs doing around the home. Dad’s this is a great idea if you have little people in the house that can get involved, from doing the washing up to tidying their rooms. If you’re old enough to swing a hammer or use a screwdriver you could tackle a few DIY jobs.
  3. Offer mum a foot rub and you can find out how to do this here. Settle them in their favourite chair and hide their mobile, this is time to relax and not for mum to be ordering next week’s shopping. Play some relaxing music and aim for ten minutes on each foot, more if you can manage.
  4. Make your own card, another great one for Dads to do with the kids. Homemade cards mean so much more and could be framed when mum is ready to take them down. If you need a little inspiration have a search on Pinterest, Google or even YouTube and here is one website to get you started called Crafty Morning.

Whatever you decide to do this Sunday with mum and in all the ways you remember mother figures no longer with us … have a wonderful day.