Mothers Day – The Facts!
Mothering Sunday in the UK is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent. The celebration has taken place since around the 16th century and apparently it was also known as “Refreshment Sunday”, “Pudding Pie Sunday” or “Mid Lent Sunday”. It was the only day during Lent when the fasting rules were relaxed in honour of the “Feeding of the 5000″, the story from the Christian Bible. The more usual name was Mothering Sunday, but no-one seems to be sure exactly how the name of Mothering Sunday came about. One theory is that the celebration could have been adopted from a Roman spring festival celebrating Cybele, their Mother Goddess.
Mother’s Day Lunch in Torquay
Anyway – enough of the history lesson. Most importantly, everyone loves their Mum and these days most of us make the extra effort to spoil our Mums and let them know just how special they are. One way we can do this is to give them a break from cooking the Sunday roast by treating them to lunch – and we recommend that you book a table at the Toorak Hotel in Torquay where Head chef Nick Coombes has put together a 3 course Mothers Day menu that reflects the best of local produce that Devon has to offer. And even better is the fact that none of the family get volunteered to do the washing up.
This year Mother’s Day is 14th March and lunch will be served in the Toorak’s award-winning restaurant from 12.30-2.00pm. A 3 course lunch plus chocs for Mum will cost just £16.95 per person and children 3-11 years are half price.
You know Mum’s worth it, so book a table and treat her to a slap-up lunch - call the Toorak on 01803 400400.
Stuck for a Mother’s Day gift? Pamper Mum at TLH
If you’re stuck for an idea for a Mothers Day gift, then TLH Leisure Resort can help there too.
From Sunday 7th March to Friday 26th March there’s a special Mums and Daughters Pamper Package available in the Aztec Spa.
You can enjoy a luxurious Elemis Skin Specific Facial, enjoy a swim, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi in the amazing surroundings of the Aztec Falls pools complex, lounge around in the peaceful relaxation area and enjoy a light lunch in the Aztec Bistro.
This a brilliant way for you and your Mum to spend some quality time out together enjoying a spa break. And for each person booking we’ll be donating £1 to the charity Mothers4Children, and great value at just £40 each. Just give the Spa a call on 01803 400190.
Go on – give Mum a special treat – you know she’s worth it!