So, incase you weren't aware (yeah right) Sunday is Mothers Day! Not sure I am quite so excited about it this year as my eldest is away in Manchester this weekend for a friends birthday although she assures me she should be back about teatime and my other two girls are at their Dad's this weekend. Yes I know it sounds crazy that they are in their early twenties and still go every other weekend the same as if they were still ten or something! Oh well I suppose it's nice really although again not so good for me, nice for their Step Mum though......
Anyhow I digress, so just me, OH and the boy during the day on Sunday and I have to report that OH has really pushed the boat out for me this year by instructing middle daughter to pick up the M&S Mother's Day Meal Deal on her lunch hour today. Don't get me wrong I am not taking the p*** but am seriously excited because I love M&S food, don't have it very often as the nearest store is about 20 miles away and have you seen that hot pudding with a gooey fudge filled centre on the TV?
If I could chose how to spend my day it would be in London making my first stop at the Chanel pop up shop in Covent Garden. I find it hard to believe I still haven't managed to visit this shrine to all that is Chanel beauty, can you imagine me in amongst the nail colours? Fortunately for those of us who didn't get to go their last autumn the shop is now (thankfully) a permanent fixture and if you are like me and adore gorgeous blooms, then the Mother's Day flower stall would be a must see. It is not a functioning flower stall as such but one featuring the flowers used in their scents although if you buy a 100ml perfume you will receive a hand tied posy of flowers.
Next stop would be off for lunch followed by a spot of shopping and although I mentioned last week how much I would love a pair of Sheepskin Slippers, another luxury item that cropped up on my radar last week was this gorgeous travel wallet from Aspinal of London. I saw it in a gorgeous shade of bright orange which sadly they don't appear to have online although a little tweeting and the company confirmed it will soon be live in this colour too. The beauty of this, beside being ultra glam, is the saving you make when you buy the whole thing together which I think is about £50 if I can remember what the sales assistant told me. So chic compared to a Thomas Cook blue nylon effort my daughter gave me, not that I'm ungrateful or anything!
This weeks round - up of discount codes includes:-
Asos - 10% off until 9am tomorrow (Saturday) using code International10 at checkout here.
Karen Millen - mid season sale here.
Coast - mid season sale here.
Cath Kidston - mid season sale here.
Also a few good magazine freebies in the April glossies!
Free Neals Yard Bee Lovely hand cream worth £10 with Marie Claire (£3.70).
Free with April's Glamour magazine a Percy & Reed hair product (choice of four) worth approx £10 (magazine only £2).
Cosmopolitan have an Elemis freebie (choice of three) each worth between £8 and £10. You can also get a £15 mini facial by sending off the coupon inside the mag.
Here's hoping you all have a lovely Mother's Day!