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Alternative ways to treat your mum this Mother’s Day

Want to do something a bit cooler than normal for your mum this year?

 

Or are you the mum and want to leave this page open on your browser for one of your little darlings to find and think they’ve come up with it all by themselves? (just remember to scroll down past this sentence)…

 

 

For the Boho Mum

Stay: Hire a VW camper van and go and explore some awesome countryside.

Do: Wrap mum up nice and warm and go for a long walk.

Eat: Take a picnic – or if a mate’s got one of those portable stoves, even better, let her sit back on a deck chair and you do the cooking.

 

 

 

For the Classy Mum

Stay: Find a cute little B’n’B just for the two of you bursting with English charm

Do: Book yourselves into a spa, but instead of the regular massage she’ll be expecting, why not try something different like cupping, a seaweed bath or chocolate facial?

Eat: Why not try an afternoon tea with a difference – like one that’s on a moving bus! (This one’s in central London)

 

 

 

For the Funky Mum 

Stay: Some mums might not fancy full-on camping, but glamping in a tree house – hello!

Do: Why not keep costs down and take your bikes for a bit of exercise and adventure.

Eat: If you and your mum enjoy cooking, why not do a cookery course together for some quality bonding time over good food.

 

 

 

For the Rocky Mum

 

Stay: If cash is a bit tight, why not kick everyone else out the house so you two can have some time together by yourselves? Maybe just run the duster round first so it looks like you’ve made an effort. A bit of Mr Sheen won’t break the bank.

Do: When was the last time you went to a gig with your mum? Have a rummage through her CD (or tape!) collection and see who she loves. Even if they’re not your thing – they might end up being and she’ll love you for it!

Eat: Make a cake! Yeah it’s not her birthday, but why not!

 

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Euros 2016: What to do if you’re not a footie fan

Prefer rugby, tennis or races? Or none of the above?

Take advantage of some ‘me’ time while everyone else is crowded round the telly indoors and try something you’ve not done before.

Here’s some of our ideas to get you going…

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  1. Go to a free music festival.
  2. Do a walking tour of your city.
  3. Pick strawberries.
  4. Go stargazing on a warm Summer night.
  5. Pick wildflowers.
  6. Take a road trip to the nearest beach or lake.
  7. Ride a bike.
  8. Go canoeing.
  9. Practice yoga in a park.
  10. Visit relatives.
  11. Throw a BBQ for friends who also don’t like footie.
  12. Take a day hiking trip.
  13. Play minigolf.
  14. Go camping.
  15. Fly a kite.
  16. Visit the library.
  17. Take a walk and listen to a podcast.
  18. Learn how to juggle.
  19. Pack a picnic.
  20. Join a recreational sports team.
  21. Go fishing.
  22. Visit a free museum.
  23. Take photographs of nature.
  24. Go to the zoo.
  25. Skip rocks at a pond.
  26. Plan your next holiday
  27. Try your hand at sculpting or pottery.
  28. Do some gardening.
  29. Have a water balloon fight.
  30. Play in the sprinkler.
  31. Feed the ducks.
  32. Make tie-dyed t-shirts.
  33. Smack some balls at a driving range.
  34. Make DIY gifts for friends and family.
  35. Tour a brewery.
  36. Go see a Summer movie.
  37. Paint outdoor landscapes.
  38. Make a slip and slide in your garden.
  39. Find fun shapes in the clouds.
  40. Build a sandcastle.
  41. Make an awesome summer playlist.
  42. Go Geocaching
  43. People watch.
  44. Ride a roller coaster.
  45. Collect seashells.
  46. Press flowers to make bookmarks.
  47. Buy ice cream from a truck.
  48. Paint your toenails with bright Summer colors.
  49. Dance in the rain.
  50. Paint your furniture.
  51. Go to the farmers market.
  52. Have an outdoor tea party.
  53. Make wishes in a fountain.

 

Anymore ideas??

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