Mother’s Day in Stow-on-the-wold

Happy belated Mother’s Day! My mum undeniably deserves to be spoilt on Mother’s Day, so that is what myself, my brother and sister hopefully accomplished on Sunday.

To keep up with tradition, Mum didn’t really want any gifts so we opted for flowers, chocolates from Hotel Chocolat, Balmain Extatic perfume and a photo frame full of our delightful mugs. We displayed this on the kitchen table, along with breakfast and a cup of lemon and ginger tea. Excuse the poor photo quality below.


My sister and I did the prep in the morning, whilst my brother tried sleeping off a hangover – he somehow managed to resurface by the time we were going out for lunch. How convenient. We opted for a restaurant in the centre of Stow-on-the-wold, as we wanted something out of town so where better than where Mum grew up!


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We sat down for some drinks and looked over the menu, comparing what each of us were having before being led into the dining room.

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Not long after we’d sat down our starters arrived. Four of us had opted for the parsnip and honey soup, whereas Dad went for the smoked salmon.


For the mains my Dad and brother went for pork roast, my Mum and sister went for the roast beef and I had the baked salmon.

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Both my brother and sister were not all that impressed with what was served up to them, however I had no complaints and Mum and Dad seemed relatively happy. I didn’t completely agree on the adding of a £15 tip to the bill, especially when there were only five of us.

Instead of opting for dessert we decided to go for a wonder round Stow whilst the sun was still shining and walk off our food. There are plenty of one-off shops and a handle of charity shops to keep Mum happy. I even found some wedding goodies in a fake flower shop. One of them was our flower girl’s basket and the other was a pair of ducks. Yes, you read that right, I bought a couple of ducks to go on one of the tables at our wedding. It’ll work, trust me…

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As we’d skipped dessert, we took a trip to the local sweet shop and my Mum, Dad and brother treated themselves to an ice cream before we headed home.

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I returned home to an unhappy fiancé, due to his beloved Tottenham forgetting how to play football on Sunday night, and introduced him to two new wedding guests in the form of ducks. He almost quaked a smile…


2 thoughts on “Mother’s Day in Stow-on-the-wold

  1. Lovely blog as always Steph, great weather was brilliant that day too. Thank you for a wonderful mother’s day. Xxx

  2. Your family looks so precious. Wow you really went all out for Mother’s Day, must admit not a fan (just a money making-scheme, like you mentioned in your valentines day post about restaurants increasing prices just for that one particular day).

    The candy store looks so inviting, hope you did not buy everything. I particular like the buildings where your mum was posing (looks gorgeous).

    Really like reading this post, quite funny especially the part of your brother going with to lunch even though he was recovering from a hangover. Funny!

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