Belated Mother’s Day Celebrations

This weekend I returned home to spoil Mum and hang out with my younger brother for a Belated Mother’s Day. I caught the train from London Liverpool Street on Friday evening, where I purchased a gorgeous bunch of flowers from the Interflora stand in the station. I can’t say the lady was overly helpful, having given her a budget and stipulating that I want the bouquet to last long and smell beautiful – but then again I couldn’t complain at the outcome. Just look at this!

Emma Rose Tully FlowersIt kept me company on the train alongside my can of M&S Mojito (keepin’ it classy!). The overpowering smell of the white hyacinths, delicate but beautifully bright pink sweet williams, classic chrysanthemums and harsh thistles made up for a wonderful combination of textures and colours.

On Saturday we made our way around the corner to The Duke of York for a pub lunch. We ordered a bottle of house white and some bread with oil to start and treated Mum to a delicious lunch! I went for the Sausage and Mash, which was served with homemade onion rings and red wine gravy. Classically British and pretty darn tasty.

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My brother chose the Wild Boar and Chorizo Burger, chargrilled meat served in a crusty cob with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. It came with a smoky tomato salsa on the side and seasoned chips. Mum went for the Fish Pie with scottish salmon, smoked haddock and king prawns in a leek and crème fraîche sauce. Topped with crushed potatoes, cheddar and shell-on prawns alongside seasonal veg it was a tasty combo of smoky and fresh flavours.

As it was a special occasion we treated ourselves to desert. My brother and I both had the Toffee Churro Sundae and Mum went for the Ultimate Chocolate Brownie Tower. The churros (spanish doughnuts) were served warm in a cinnamon sugar with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream AND toffee sauce, naughty!

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Mum’s Chocolate Brownie Tower was pretty ‘Ultimate’ – double brownie layered with caramel and cookie dough, served with chocolate fudge sauce and vanilla ice cream, corrrrr!

As it was such a lovely day, we decided to go for a walk along the River Deben which is always beautiful – especially at this time of year. The blossom on the cherry trees smelt sweet and decorated the grass as it fell in the breeze.

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Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely Mum ❤

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