Here we are approaching the second Mother’s Day in lockdown. The plans we may once have had had to be altered, the Mother’s Day lazy lunches en masse or an afternoon tea at a fancy hotel aren’t available to us this year. Well not entirely. Lockdown isn’t going to stop us!
Sligo has so much choice when it comes to gifts for the mammies, be it a beautiful bunch of flowers, a delivered breakfast banquet in bed, a cute handmade card or simply a stroll in the local woods or beaches. We’ve come up with a few ideas that might be nice to show the mother/wife/granny in your life that she is very much loved and appreciated.
A Sunday stroll in Sligo
We couldn’t imagine anything better than a walk emersed in Sligo nature with bellies full. Hazelwood, Rosses Point beach, Knocknarea….Aughris Head. There are so many beauty spots to choose from. You could also check out our secret places blog here for more inspiration. All within your 5k of course. Fill up first with treats from one of the lovely Mother’s Day treat boxes on offer. Some of our faves are coming up. From Sweet Beat you can order a Mother’s Day Meal Kit, four courses and instructions on how to re-heat! Easy peasy. Baker Boys in Finiskillen have a super Afternoon Tea Box, complete with a mini Prosecco. You can order the most wonderful Mother’s Day cake from Le Fournil in town, which looks too pretty to eat. THEN, once everyone in the house is fit to burst, then head out to walk it all off. With your loved ones.
Say it with Flowers
The simple bunch of flowers can say a thousand words. It really is true that the simplest things in life are often the ones that matter most, and it’s always great when someone goes out of their way to show you how much they care with such a small gesture. Dried flowers are having a real moment and the added benefit of longevity. Pudding Row in Easkey have a beautiful selection available this Thursday and Friday, in time for the big day on Sunday.
A simple letter
We were chatting with friends about what we could send our mom’s who, unfortunately, we are unable to visit due to the times. One idea that came up which was greatly received was sending a simple handwritten letter. When was the last time you received one? Decorate the letter with hand drawn images, accompany with a fancy bar of chocolate from Kate’s Kitchen and you have a very personal and thought out present.
Maybe even a simple phone call or a zoom. We all have our own special ways to celebrate the wonderful matriarchs in our lives. Where would we be without them.