Wiltshire Publications

Celebrate all female role-models this

MOTHER’S Day next week will see sons and daughters across the country pampering their mums in their own special way. But what of the other female role-models in our lives, should we be spoiling them too?

The age old proverb says, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ and for every mother there could be an auntie, grandmother or stepmother who has played a vital role in our lives, who deserves a bit of extra love and attention on this special day.

Mother’s Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate mums in the traditional sense, but it also provides us with the opportunity to  celebrate and give thanks for the love, care, mentorship, guidance and  inspiration that all female role-models bring to our lives.

It doesn’t always have to be about the women who are related to us, they could be women in the community such as foster mothers, teachers, youth group leaders and if you’re old enough, maybe it’s the local pub landlady who offers you a friendly ear, support  and guidance when you need it most.

No matter who they are, use Mother’s Day next week to say thank you to the women who have shown you the unconditional love and support when you most need it.

As for how you show your gratitude, there are many ways, big and small, that can show that person how much you care. Here are some tips on how to treat that special someone.

Take them for a day out. You don’t have to spend lots of money, it could be something as simple as a walk out in the countryside or along the canal, with cake and tea at the end as a reward for burning off all those calories.

Have a think about what their hobbies and passions are. For the animal lover you could spoil them with a day at the zoo or a trip to Fairfield Farm College to enjoy their animal walk, with furry friends of all shapes and sizes to admire. If music and entertainment is more their thing, you could buy them a ticket to the latest show at the Frome Memorial Theatre, who have everything from The Searchers, circus acts and Strictly Come Dancing’s very own Pasha treading the boards.

There are lots of delicious treats on offer in the local area to satisfy the foodie within. The White Horse Country Park is hosting a special Mother’s Day carvery, with all the trimmings. Whilst over in Dilton Mash, the Fairfield Farm College cafe will be serving home-made cakes, light lunches and an all-day breakfast.

For gift ideas visit Davies of Westbury who have a wide range of Mother’s Day gifts to choose, from gardening equipment for those green-fingered mothers, through to power tools for the DIY enthusiast.

Most importantly, show them that you care with a simple thank you. You don’t have to spend money to treat the special woman in your life, sometimes our time and attention is the most precious gift of all.