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There's nothing quite like becoming a mum that highlights just how much your own mother has done for you, is there?! It's safe to say I've learnt to appreciate my mum on a completely different level since having my boys.  

All the things I took for granted growing up are now majorly mirrored back to me in my own life. It makes me love my mum even more, and I honestly didn't think that was physically possible. It also makes me think what goes around comes around too. I'm now the person stood with the little person rolling their eyes at me! That will bring my mum joy no end, I'm sure!!

But in all seriousness, I'm so lucky to have my mum in my life. A woman who at a young age gave up so much to have me, who has always supported me, and even when I absconded to Edinburgh, she wore a smile on her face and told me to go.

That very thought makes me tearful now, as since becoming a mum myself I realise that decision, however happy she was for me, broke her heart in two. Funnily enough, it's now me that struggles with the distance. The teenager who skipped off happily to Edinburgh is now a mother of two boys thinking she must be straight up crazy to not have her mum living near by. When we see each other we have amazing quality time together but I miss the little every day things with my mum. The popping in on her for a quick cuppa, or going over for a Wednesday night tea. I miss her in my day to day, weekly life.

This Mother's Day, I wanted to get my mum something a little bit different. Flowers have become my default gift, which is lovely as I know she loves flowers, but not for every Mother' Day. So I decided to peruse one of my all time favourite sites, notonthehighstreet, who are celebrating all those who 'mum'. I've been a fan of them since they first launched their site and they still today remain my go to for that special, thoughtful gift.

I don't know about you but I try not to repeat gifts too often, says the girl with flowers (!!!), but you know what I mean. I've bought her lots of jewellery, clothing and accessories over the years, so I knew I didn't want to go in that direction.

When I found these beautiful Botanical prints that you can personalise I instantly knew I'd found my gift. I fell in love with the vintage vibe of the flowers and the elegant lettering, so much so I couldn't resist getting one for myself. I mean, I am a mum after all ;).

I always find, notonthehighstreet, always provides those gifts that you are always so excited to give. My mum deserves an all expenses paid trip around the world, but while my budget doesn't stretch to that, I hope she likes this gift and the thought that's been put into it. She's one in a million and if I don't tell her that enough, this is certainly one day when I should.

I love you, Mum.

Now please move up to Edinburgh, already?! ;)

*this post is proudly sponsored by notonthehighstreet, as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Beautifully written, brings a tear to your eye. Your mum is an amazing person, I see how much she does and she is always smiling. I am new to your family and so happy to be part of it, I see things in you I have seen in your mum... Good influences rub of :)

  2. Ahhh Claire so gorgeous. As you know I’m away from my mum too, so this post more than tugged at my heart strings. I totally understand how you feel. These prints are such a different and beautiful idea. And I just got lost in the lovely rabbit hole that is NOTHS :) hopefully I’ve not left it too late to get my order in!