Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mothering Sunday

 It's Mothering Sunday here in the UK. Our Mother's Day. This isn't the Hallmark event, but a tradition that goes back to the times when, on the fourth Sunday in Lent, servant girls were given the afternoon off to visit their mothers.

They took them a Simnel cake - spicy, topped with marzipan - and picked wild flowers on the way.


All over the British Isles we will be visiting,
or remembering our mothers today.



Margie Stewart said...

Stop the clocks, I want to go back!!
Love the simplicity of your 'Mothering Sunday', Liz.
xx Margie S in NZ

Liz Fielding said...

I'm afraid Hallmark have taken it over here, too, Margie, but it was lovely in church this morning. The children all took part in the service (Selena, our vicar, is brilliant with them) and handed out flowers to all the women in the congregation.

Kaelee said...

Just love the primroses. The cake looks as if it has toasted marshmallows on top. I will be looking up Simnel cake now.

Mothering Sunday sounds like a wonderful way to pay respects to one's mother or to remember her.

Kaelee said...

Not marshmallows but marzipan balls. I like this cake.