Mother Dear...

Mother Dear…

by Sasha Kanal

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to treat your mum. Sasha Kanal offers some great ideas for Mothering Sunday.

There’s one date that should be firmly fixed in your calendar this year, or any year for that matter, and that’s Mother’s Day. Falling on 11th March, the date is determined by its relation to Easter, always occurring on the fourth Sunday in Lent.

While its origins are purportedly Ancient Greek and a celebration of maternal goddesses, it also has its roots in the English church and the tradition of visiting the main church in a geographical area (known as the Mother Church) once a year. This is where the act of giving flowers as a token of appreciation is thought to have originated.

In 2018, as well as giving blooms, you can now mark the occasion with a plethora of special Mother’s Day experiences and offers, abundant in our sunny corner of Sussex.

From restaurants and cafes with dedicated Mothering Sunday lunch and tea menus, to Mother’s Day walks and events at stately homes and gardens around the area – there’s no excuse not to turn it into something wonderful.

Why not book a wine tasting tour at one of Sussex’s many vineyards? Or take mum out for brunch and a cheeky cocktail, then head to the coast for a brisk walk along the seafront.

Spa days always go down well for mothers of any age. One at a luxury hotel followed by afternoon tea in situ would be especially appreciated, would it not?

Or get crafty and take your mother along to a flower-arranging event for something really novel. A boat trip in Sussex could be fun, followed by an art exhibition in your local area. Do your research and seek out any concerts that will be taking place in Sussex on Sunday 11th.

Come on, it’s time to show mum some love – she’s worth it!