‘Why should I do something on Mother’s Day for my mum when she is special all year round?’ We hear you cry; and it is a fair point, except that you probably forget to make that clear most of the time … and besides, the real answer is ‘because we said so’, but it’s not fair to put all mums into one box …
Who she is … Bless her, she has no idea what’s coming – but she’s acutely aware that her feet are sore, her back is aching and she has a vicious craving for fruit flavourings of questionable chemical origin … the gelatinous sweets she nearly pinched from a two year old last week were not a good start to motherhood, but we don’t talk about that …
What she wants … best to wrap her up in cotton wool, make her feel utterly mollycoddled and carefully cater to a somewhat temperamental palette … Gleneagles is well versed in the arts of pampering as evidenced by their Pre/Post Natal Nurture, and their Deseo Bar and Restaurant targets all five food senses with aplomb … she might have to forgo those sweets-that-must-not-be-named for beetroot cake and strawberry sorbet but that’s probably just as well.
Who she is … Wow, that was a shock to the system! As far as she was aware she was getting a bundle of joy and it has been screaming for three weeks solid!
What she wants … Well, she’s not going to be ready to spend too much time away from the little cherub, but a little (or a lot) of daytime pampering is most definitely in order – which is perhaps what Ocean Spa had in mind when conjuring their Mother’s Day Sensation package which includes ninety minutes of head-to-toe treatments … just putting it out there.
Who she is … Whether she’s juggling work and home, multiple offspring or all three, this is the woman who’s got a toddler on one hip, ordering her shopping via iPad, did the soccer run standing on her head and made you a packed lunch before sunrise – too bad if you don’t like cheese sandwiches, like it or lump it.
What she wants … Peace and quiet would be a fine thing! With all that buzz going on she can barely hear herself think! Well, Raithwaite Hall is a world away from anywhere with its landscaped gardens surveyed from the glass encapsulated pool … their Mother’s Day spa package includes champagne, three treatments, afternoon tea and time to unwind … plus it’s called the ‘Perfect Mum Spa Day’ – you know, she might seem like Super Mum, but a few compliments now and then wouldn’t go amiss!
Who she is … Also known as a Grandma, this mum may be a dab hand at the whole parenting thing, but she doesn’t have to play the authority figure any more – these days it’s all about treats, trinkets and toffees before breakfast … and that’s when the grandchildren aren’t around!
What she wants … Life’s a beach, and the only way to improve on that is to make it literal – a three night Mum’s Pamper Break at Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus will do just fine thank you very much … you never know, she might even take you with her!