Mother's Day: A Family Affair

Friday, 20 March 2015

Due to third year, I haven't been able to go home as often as I'd like. I didn't go home at all in first term, I've been home once this term and I won't be going home at all in third term until I finish University for good. Part of this is due to the fact I spend the majority of my weekends doing work (it's rare that I can afford to spend a whole weekend doing absolutely none) but it's also down to not wanting to miss out. Yep, I've got FOMO. But I feel like I'm totally allowed to have it because I've only got nine official weeks left before it all ends. So of course I want to make the most of it because I'll be a little bit heartbroken when I leave forever. While I love my Nottingham home and lifestyle, it does mean that I don't get to see my family as much as I'd like to. Me and my mum have become so much closer over the last couple of years and sometimes, it's a struggle when she's not here for a cuddle and a few wise words of encouragement because let's face it, nobody can ever replace your mum. So naturally, I was thrilled when she asked if I'd like her to come and visit for Mother's Day.

What made it even better was that my sister and my nans came along for the journey which meant it was a proper girls day out. It was a shame I didn't get to see my dad and my granddad but I'm going home in a week so I'll be able to catch up with them then. When they arrived we had a bit of a mini brunch at mine and me and my sister gave my mum her present - champagne afternoon tea at Bill's in a few week's time which she loved. We then headed into town for a spot of shopping because let's face it, that's what girls do best. I didn't get anything particularly exciting, a couple of gym tops because I'm surprisingly sticking to a gym routine and going around three times a week now (the pressure of being in a bikini for three months come September). We had lunch booked at Prezzo for 1pm and it was just gorgeous. I usually stick to the same few dishes at Prezzo as I go there quite often but I decided to be a little bit more adventurous and try something new which paid off.

We started with some prosecco before I tucked into some baked mushrooms to start. I've only really just started eating mushrooms and these were stuffed with cheese and breadcrumbs. Heaven. I opted for the pork belly for my main, served with rosemary mash, green beans, butternut squash and mushrooms which was equally as delicious. For dessert me and my sister shared the honeycomb smash cheesecake (a personal favourite of mine) and the chocolate orange slice which is a new addition to the menu and is literally incredible. I've got such a sweet tooth so it was the perfect end to a lovely meal. It was so lovely to spend time with four of my favourite people and it made me realise that it's such a shame that I don't get to do it more often. Although you should love your mum equally every day of the year, days like Mother's Day really make you appreciate what you've got and in all honesty, I wouldn't have spent mine any other way. So, to the most incredible woman who has guided, supported and inspired me through everything - thank you.

1 comment:

  1. Your blog is amazing! I really like it! I know how much time it requires, but you did a really good job! Keep doing it!)

    Diana Cloudlet