Selfless, strong, inspiring, motivating: these are just some of the words that come to mind when describing the unsung hero's who have shaped us into the people we are today... Mum.
Mother's Day is a day to pay tribute to the women who gave us the gift of life. It's a time to reflect and celebrate all that they have done, and continue to do for us.
Because one day simply isn't enough to show gratitude to the amazing women in our lives, we've created a special Mother's Brunch on Saturday, March 25th at 10AM + 12PM.
For full event details or to purchase tickets, click HERE
MOTHER'S BRUNCH MENU
Almond + Hazelnut Buckwheat Granola
Neal's Yard Greek Yoghurt
Hazelnut Babka Loaf
Farmer Tom's Rare Breed Sausages | Burnt Onion Ketchup| Balsamic Onions
Black Mountain Smoked Salmon | Pickled Beetroot | Crème Fraîche
Garlic Roasted Field Mushrooms
Squash Fritters | Feta Mayo
Smashed Organic Avocado
Buttered Cavolo Nero + Savoy
Alex Gooch Sourdough
Hermitage Farm Apple Juice
MEET SOME OF THE AMAZING MUM'S IN OUR LIVES...
'I guess the immediate words that spring to mind when I think of Mum are strength, creativity and selflessness. It takes those things plus a whole lot more to raise us as she did. I have 6 brothers and sisters, all of which she taught how to cook. She raised 5 of us pretty much on her own whilst Dad was studying. She commuted to work every week, attending night classes to get two degrees, and she's an incredible artist (our Halloween game was on point all thanks to her) she has always put others before herself. Teacher, carer, artist, healer... I'm not sure if there is anything she can't do.'
'My Mum is an amazing woman. Growing up she's given my sister and I everything we could want whilst she overcame the struggles of being a single Mum, battling cancer and still working doubley hard to study at Uni in another city to follow her dreams. I don't know anyone tougher or more inspirational than her. She's taught me you can overcome anything life throws at you, she's literally my hero.'
'I can’t help but feel utter nostalgia when I look at this photo. This encapsulates my life as a child growing up in rural Ontario, Canada. I can actually remember spending the entire day (most were like this) playing with the farm animals with my baby brother MJ in tow. By the looks of it, I was in the midst of running through sprinklers and eating whatever Mom was grilling on the BBQ on the fly. Life was simple back then, and I have my Mom (and Dad) to thank for always encouraging my brother and I to go after whatever our hearts desired. You continue to provide us with unconditional love and support, which makes you pretty damn awesome! Happy British Mother’s Day - I love you more than words can say!'
'She's the reason I love eating and making good food. Mum is like a food encyclopedia. When my family and I are out eating at a restaurant and no one knows what something on the menu is, she always will!! It never ceases to amaze me how much she knows about food and it's origin!'
'I'm very blessed to have grown up with such a strong female figure in my life! What makes my Mum special to me, is knowing how her determination and care for everyone but herself has helped her live the most admirable of lives. She's acted as a mother figure to so many in need, who have crossed her path over the years.'
'I don't know what got in to me that day? We were having a day out, enjoying a nice summer walk up the mountains in Switzerland with some of my Mum's closest friends. It's embarrassing, I was 3 years old, crying and screaming, refusing to walk - so Mum had no choice but to carry me. She carried me all the way up to the top... and I couldn't have been the lightest at that age. Thank you Mum. Thank you for carrying me that day and every day before that. Thank you for continuing to carry me now, and everyday in your heart. I will always love you. Happy Mums day to my truly special Mama.'
'This picture of me feeding my Mum food, whilst tied to a restaurant chair to stop me from running off and ‘exploring’ says a fair amount about how much of a handful I was growing up. Looking back I find it amazing how much of her life she has dedicated to making sure that I had all the experience, opportunity and guidance that she could give. Thanks for everything Mum, your love and support keeps me going daily.'
'I have many lovely memories with Mum, from family walks in the countryside to snuggling up on rainy days with a hot chocolate and watching film after film. My Mum has always been there to support me. She has taught me to stay positive throughout and to appreciate everything life brings. You are inspirational!'
'I think this picture shows that my Mum is also my best friend. We have cried, laughed and fought together, but one thing is for sure, I can always count on her. She is an amazing independent women. My two sisters and I are lucky to have such a strong role model in our lives. Love you Mum!'
'My Nana, Heather has to be the greatest chef in New Zealand. For as long as I can remember she has been cooking up amazing meals and never once short of inspiration. My favourite meal from memory is her Japanese style curry, or chocolate self saucing steam pudding... if there was one thing I miss about New Zealand, it would definitely be my Nana's cooking. Too bad her skills didn't pass down to me.'