Monday, 7 March 2016

Mother's Day, How was your day?


This year mother’s day was a rather subdued and quiet affair for me. Neither of my girls were around to pamper me and I also had to go to work. My sunday morning started with a hot cup of masala tea with my daughter followed by breakfast.



I didn't have time for a large cooked breakfast but I really enjoyed my porridge with bananas and a helping of delicious Rachel's Banana and Dulce de Leche yoghurt.


There was still time left to enjoy another cup of masala tea and round of hot buttery toast before venturing out to work on a cold and icy day.


Most of my followers know that I love kitchenware and cookware so I was really pleased to find that my girls had bought me three very cute little ceramic bowls in different pattern in blue, some delicious shortbread cookies and some flowers. The best bit was the lovely homemade Mother's Day card that the girls made.

We had no plans for eating out but when I returned home from work, there was a delicious aroma that had filled the kitchen. Hubby was preparing a lovely mother's day dinner so I was banished from the kitchen while my daughter and him added the finishing touches on the meal. I really enjoyed my day despite the fact that I did not get to spend the whole day with the family, but I guess quality time is more important than quantity.





My surprises were not over, I was also presented with a lovely homemade chocolate cake served with creamy rich and decadent  scoops of my favorite Haagen Dazs Cookies and Cream and Pralines and Cream ice cream. 


Obviously after such an indulgent dessert we had to eat something healthy while we all enjoyed a family movie nite. The bowl of sweet juicy strawberries were simply delicious to munch on despite being out of season.


I always believe that the act of caring is what makes a day special not expensive presents or elaborate outings. My day was perfect and the added bonus was I didn't even have to do the washing up!!!!!
How was your Mother's Day???









Disclaimer: I was sent vouchers to purchase the Haagen Daz ice cream and Rachel's Yoghurts. 



42 comments:

  1. Oh I like the sound of dulce de leche yogurt! My mothers day started off on the wrong side but really got better

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  2. Omg! Haagen Daz the best ice cream ever! My mum celebrates Mother's Day on 26 May so I still have a bit of time but I also think it is acts of kindness and love that make this day special, not fancy gifts.

    I am glad you had a lovely day

    Dominika

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  3. I do love Pralines & Cream Haagen Dazs too;-) Glad you had a lovely Mother's Day evening and as you say it's quality not quantity!

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  4. your day looks fab, unfortunately i was on a 15 hour shift but that the nature of healthcare, we decided to celebrate mothers day on the sat so we went for a tex- mex at chiquitos x

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  5. I am looking forward to tasting Rachel's Banana and Dulce de Leche yoghurt. Looks and sounds great. As per Haagen Daz ice cream - always a winner! R

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  6. Wow that chocolate cake looks amazing, a little bit jealous over here! And nobody can resist hagen dazs ice cream! xo

    Emma-Louise | Dino's Beauty Diary

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  7. It sounds like you had a wonderful day with lots of lovely treats. I love your little bowls, how sweet.

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  8. Always miss my kids on such special days.. I had an outing with hubby.. lunch at friend's place and saw a movie later.

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  9. Sounds like you had a lovely day (if you ignore the jaunt to work in the middle :-p) the cake in particular looks delish! I spent my day with my a mum and grandma which was lovely :-)

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  10. How lovely to have your dinner cooked for you - that's always a treat! I spent Mother's Day with my favourite people in the world so you can't get much better than that!

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  11. My Mum celebrates mother's day on the 21st of March, but today we celebrate international women's day! (my Mum is Russian!) So happy women's day! And I love haagen dazs yum!

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  12. Quality time IS more important than quantity. It sounds like you had a lovely mothers day. Mmm home made chocolate cake! YUM! Looks amazing :) xx

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  13. That cake looks delicious... if only I didn't have so much weight to lose ;)

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  14. Haagan Daz is my favourite ice cream! Love the stuff.

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  15. Banana and Dulce de leche yogurt sounds good.None of my kids are with me and anyway they follow the other Mother's Day date. However,did enjoy a movie and Italian cuisine. Girls always know how to make mothers feel special.

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  16. Haagen Daz is one of my favs!! I had a lovely day spent with my mother and children

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  17. Other than having to work your mothers day sounds lovely. x

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  18. I had a lovely day! The kids had lots of little surprises for me that they made themselves and they were just so lovely all day. I love Haagen Dazs. Salted caramel chocolate is my absolute favourite!

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  19. Sounds like you had a lovely day, I had a similar day, simply lovely!xx

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  20. Sounds like you had a lovely Mothers Day, mine was quieter than usual and different, but spent time with my Daughter and she managed to get up and have dinner with us x

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  21. This looks lovely! I didn't get to spend the day with my mum as she's back in England but I sent her a bunch of flowers which she was surprised and happy about :)

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  22. Your Mothers Day sounds absolutely lovely and I love the gift that your daughters got you.

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  23. Sounds like the perfect mothers day. All the best treats in one day! x

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  24. wow that cake looks amazing I had a fad day thank you

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  25. Aw glad your day got better with time that is great! I love the look of the cake how sweet and thoughtful of them to make you a cake x

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  26. Looks like you had a chilled Mother's Day. Loving the cake.

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  27. These are such nice surprises! I'm glad your Mothers' Day was great.

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  28. What a lovely sounding day you had! I managed to convince my Mum I had forgotten all about it and then surprised her on Monday with a meal out and her presents. x

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  29. I love Hagaan Das ice cream. We had a lovely refreshing stroll along the harbour

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  30. It looks like you had a great day and I just love those bowls.

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  31. Nayna, it sounds like a perfect day and you were thoroughly spoiled, even if you did have to work. Love those bowls and the cake looks amazing.

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  32. I adore that they made up for not being there by banishing you from the kitchen!

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  33. I love Greek yoghurt and Rachels is really thick and yummy! The bowls are really cute.

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  34. I love Rachel's yogurt and always try their new flavours. GG

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  35. I could really do with a slice of that cake right now!

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  36. Looks like you had a great mothers day. That cake looks really yummy

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  37. Great round-up Nayna. That banana and dulce de leche yoghurt has me sold. Glad you had a good day! x

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  38. I agree that it's not the gifts that matter but the caring. I love chatting to the family on Mother's Day either on the phone or in person if I'm lucky. This year, it was on the phone and I really enjoyed the catch up.

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  39. I love that you were banished from the kitchen. Lovely read

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  40. sounds like yours was just wonderful, sadly mine wasn't, only 1 out of my 5 children made an effort at all, and as me and my husband have been through a terrible time lately and were on the verge of a divorce he didn't make any effort either, but there is a happy ending as me and my husband are back on track again and have fallen in love again

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  41. Although it's sad that your girls weren't around this year, sometimes quiet days can be really nice as it gives you some 'me time'. That chocolate cake looks absolutely delicious.

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