Mothering Sunday - Make a day of it

on 14 March 2017.

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For most of us, giving our mothers a bunch of flowers and a card or taking her down the pub for lunch equals duties discharged and the woman we are supposedly celebrating will likely as not, still spend her afternoon ironing. mothering sunday 2017 hungerfordBut what if we were to dedicate a whole day to her; what would that look like? Everything you need to make your mum's day special is right here on your doorstep in Hungerford.

Breakfast in bed is always a winner if we can remember to actually get up before the woman who gave us life, but participating in an event that is expressly concerned with the celebration of our mothers has a special poignancy. On Sunday 26th March at 10am, St. Lawrence's Church, Hungerford are holding a special Mothering Sunday service with craft activities for children and a free flower gift for all mothers.

We traditionally honour Mother's Day with flowers and while most mums will get misty-eyed over a humble bunch of daffs, it is a day when most of us like to push the boat out. For real floral artistry, few do it better than Martin and the Magpie, 120 High Street, Hungerford 01488 681062.  The creative team at Hungerford's funkiest florist will fashion a beautiful bouquet according to any budget using the loveliest of seasonal flowers including plants, bulbs, tulips, anemones, stocks, hyacinths, narcissi and even lovely vases for display.

No celebration is complete without food, especially the kind she doesn't cook herself, and on Mother's Day the Three Swans, 117 High Street, Hungerford 01488 682721 are offering a special set menu of delicious dishes for only £21.95

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for two courses or £26.95 for three. The Three Swans is one of Hungerford's most welcoming and friendly restaurants who will cater to parties of all sizes but you will need to book. Click here for the full menu.

A novel and lovely way to spend time with your Mum would be a tranquil cruise down the Kennet and Avon Canal on The Rose of Hungerford narrow boat. The Rose is offering a special Mother's Day Cream Tea rose from hungerford mothering sunday 2017 hungerfordat 2.30pm on 26th, including tea and scones with jam and cream as you watch the world drift by. The trip is two and half hours long and departs from the wharf close to the bridge at the bottom of the High Street. For more information call 01380 721279, visit rose.katrust.org.uk or pop in to Fare Wise Travel on the High Street.

Whatever you chose to do on Mother's Day, what matters most is that you give her your time. Our lives are so busy that what means most to mothers these days is uninterrupted time with the people she loves. Give her a whole day.

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