Mothering Sunday - A very Special Day for the Mother Figure in your Life
5th March 2013
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Deep routed 16th Century traditions form the modern day Mothering Sunday, sometimes known as Mother's Day, which is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday.  Traditionally, people visited the church where they were baptized. Mothering Sunday is now a celebration of motherhood. 

Mother's Day, or Mothering Sunday, is now a day to honor mothers and other mother figures, such as grandmothers, stepmothers and mother-in-laws. Many people make a special effort to visit their mother. They take cards and gifts to her and may treat her to brunch, lunch or high tea in a cafe, restaurant or hotel. People who cannot visit their mother usually send gifts or cards to her.  An important part of Mothering Sunday is giving cards and gifts. Common Mother's Day gifts are cakes, flowers, chocolates, jewelry, and luxurious clothing. Some people do not give a physical gift, but choose to treat their mother or grandmother to a special meal, beauty treatment or fun outing.

Which brings us nicely to Thebestof Barnstaple and how we can help you to plan the perfect day for your mother figures:

The Flower Lady

No display or bouquet is too large or small, especially when it comes to a Mother's Day gift and Marilyn, The Flower Lady, offers  professional, friendly advice whatever your requirements.  Fresh, locally sourced flowers are available in a wide range of colours, shapes and sizesto  ensure that your display will look fantastic, will last and will be unique!  Why not add that extra touch by accessorising your arrangement with candles, balloons, ribbons or a choice of pottery.  The Flower Lady can be contacted by calling 01271 309233.

Lilico's Tapas Lounge & Bar

Treat your mother to a beautiful meal or just a simple coffee and cake, perhaps with the rest of the family, in a relaxed setting and with friendly staff. Lilico's aren't open on Sunday's but you can enjoy the unique taste of Spain in Barnstaple, North Devon, 6 days of the week. Sample beautiful food and soak up the atmosphere of the Mediterranean without even leaving the U.K.   With it's relaxed style, Lilico's has something for everyone, whatever the time of day or night. You can enjoy specialty coffee and cake from 10am in the morning or try one of a wide range of cocktails.  To contact Lilico's or to book a table please call 01271 308086.


A trip to suit any budget can be found at Somewhere2travel2, so why not be a little more adventurous and book a spa day or a weekend away to a city you have never been before?  Visit Diane and her team in their Ilfracombe office and all of the stress you thought you might have to face will disappear, as the experienced team find you flights, transfers and accommodation.  You can contact Somewhere2travel2 via their website on our business page or by calling them direct on 01271 308094.

Make this Mother's Day extra special by supporting our local businesses helping you to make this one day in the year extra special for that very special person......Mum!  

Thebestof Barnstaple wishes every single mother figure a very happy and special Mother's Day!  Relax and enjoy yourselves, because you deserve it!

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Laura H

Member since: 17th March 2011

A busy wife and full time mum to two daughters who's family have lived in Barnstaple and the surrounding villages for a long time!

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