A lifestyle & travel blog written by Lou Archell, a writer, photographer and mum-of-two. Littlegreenshed features; travel & adventure both near and far, botanical inspiration and practical advice on simple living.
It’s Mother’s Day in the UK this Sunday. It comes round quickly doesn’t it?
I seem to spend most of my time looking at lovely gifts for my own Mum, forgetting that I am also a Mother too. I think it is because my boys are too little to actually go out and buy me something themselves (although that is no excuse as their Daddy could do it with them). I will be happy with a hand made card, a cup of tea in bed and a good cuddle. Saying all that, I will be self gifting myself something though! I am so worth that!
My local Florist is incredible. Daily on the school run I am seduced by small bouquets of pastel hued hydrangeas tied up with twine and jam jars filled with the happy colours of ranunculus grace the corner on my local high street. The sun always seems to shine there, those nodding daffs waving hi as I pass. Yes I will most definitely be treating myself to a some floral treats this weekend.
My own mum will be staying with my Nan on Mother’s Day for the weekend, a good few hours away. So I am thinking of sending them both something via parcelforce. My mum and Nana both love plants and gardening. The highlight of the gardening year is a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show in May. So with this in mind I have bought them both a pack of sweet pea seeds, pretty slate name tags to mark rows of seeds in the soil and both a garden diary to record what has been planted and where. A pair of gardening gloves and a new trowel each. I’ve packaged them up in a little baskets, which I found at the flea market the other weekend. Altogether a lovely little gift for gardening lovers!
I chose Parcelforce as it worked out much cheaper than using normal postal services, and they will collect directly from my door without me having to queue for ages in the post office. Perfect!
What are you planning to buy your mother for this Sunday?
Or do you self gift? Please tell me it’s not just me!
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.