Boozing continues through the day and night, so if mother is partial, the likes of Sotano, Sutlers, The Habit and The Nook all serve up relaxed Sunday vibes in special Mother’s Day surroundings. Or if you’re stopping in instead, why not buy her a bottle of York Gin from, amongst other stockists, The Evil Eye, and maybe some artisan eats from fine food outlet The Hairy Fig.
But nothing says Sunday like a roast, and now must be the time to pay mum back at least once for all those smashers or rotters she’s made over the years – for if its not one thing, it’s your mother. There are many terrific pubs and restaurants to take her to be served upon, including The Whippet Inn, The Hole In The Wall, Rattle Owl, and Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House, all offering up their own unique versions of equally excellent dinner and atmosphere.
All fed and watered, there is further fun for mum to be had. Mothering Sunday coincides with York Fashion Week, at which a Mother’s Day Fashion Tea sounds splendid, and York Literature Festival, where you could embarrassingly or endearingly write her a poem. Or you can both be entertained at apt shows by getting her tickets for Flashback to the 1950s & 1960s at Joseph Rowntree Theatre, or Wild Rose at City Screen Picture House.
Whatever you choose to do, remember to do something. For if ever a subject should have its own day of celebration, this must be it. As Abraham Lincoln said, “All that I am or hope to be I owe to my mother”. After all, none of us would be here for International Cat Day, National Cake Day and every other day without them. Quite literally, mummy makes the world go round.