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Mother’s day (in the UK, at least) is on Sunday 14th March this year (2021) and, depending on the situation with lockdowns and vaccines and any other natural disaster that might choose to occur - it’s probably going to be a slightly more remote affair than usual! 

After the year we’ve all had celebrating and being thankful for the people we love seems doubly important so we’ve trawled our archive of blog posts for the best (and worst!) mother’s day information and advice.

Mother's day cake recipes for Dad & the kids

Way, way back in the parallel universe that was 2015 Bressingham’s manager, all-round ubermensch and aptly named Alastair Baker shared his tips for the ideal Mothers day cake with us.

Alastair is possibly a bit biased since he also runs several cafes (including ours here at Bressingham Steam and Gardnes) but he reckons if it’s a choice of giving your Mum flowers or cake he’s go for cake everytime (Unless it’s lockdown and then probably a e-card will have to do!)

Making the perfect Mother's day bouquet

Talking of Mother’s Day flowers, in 2016 we interviewed local flower expert Jane Henry, owner of Jannie Jane’s florists in Diss (Jane obviously subscribes to the “Boaty MacBoatFace” school of naming things) on how to get a perfect Mother’s Day bouquet (and how to keep it looking great!)

We always really enjoy talking to small, local businesses and organisations - you meet some really interesting and knowledgeable people - Jane was no different and gives some great advice on choosing, arranging and caring for beautiful Mother’s day bouquets in this post.

How did Mother's day originate?

Being the curmudgeonly lovers of historical accuracy we took the time back in 2016 to research what this Mother’s day thing was REALLY all about.

It didn’t help us build a particularly convincing case when we suggested that there was no need to spend our hard earned cash on a present for Mum (that fell on deaf ears) but we did learn a thing or about the origins of the whole affair!

(So, in a way, we became better people)

Joan -Crawford

(Bad) Mothers Day

As all great writers have known throughout history those who are elevated to the highest heights also have the farthest to fall.

Mother’s, being the most revered of archetypes, present an impossibly tempting opportunity to subvert expectations and create the most memorable villains in fiction and, in the interests of balance, we put together a rogues gallery and celebrated an anti-mothers day in this blog post from 2019.

Is there anything we should’ve mentioned?

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By Stuart Paterson at 16 Feb 2021, 00:00 AM