Jess from Maggie J Jewellers.
I love Mother’s Day. For me, there’s nothing more special than opening a homemade card from my children before sharing a piece of cake with my own mum to celebrate.
Maybe I’m biased, because my mum and I are really close. We work side-by-side at the shop (she’s the Maggie in Maggie J, and I’m the J), we sing together at Gobstoppers Glee Club in Berkhamsted, and she helps me look after my own kids, too.
Of course, running a family business isn’t without it’s ups and downs. Mum and I are from different generations, which means we have different styles and sometimes we disagree on which pieces to get into the shop. Although when we do agree on a silver tree of life necklace or a crystal bangle watch, we know it will be perfect.
We’re really lucky to be in Tring because there’s nowhere better for Mother’s Day. Our high street is bursting with shops selling trinkets and treats to spoil the mum in your life, whether it’s flowers from Magnolia, bath bombs from Tring Beauty Box or the brooches and bee-themed jewellery and scarves that are popular at Maggie J this year.
Of course, if you like eating out, you’re spoilt for choice. Even better, the local coffee shops and restaurants are going out of their way to make it easy for you. I’ve seen that Black Goo are doing a Mother’s Day afternoon tea, Lussmann’s have special menu available, and The Akeman are offering a free drink for mum at dinnertime.
To top it all off, don’t forget there are simple things that will make a mum’s day special but don’t have to cost a penny. A lie in, time to soak in the bath and a phone call from her grandchildren are bound to put a smile on her face.
As for me and my mum, we’re taking it easy this Mother’s Day. We’ve decided to go to Tring Park for a walk with the kids before heading back to Mum’s house for a cuppa and some cake.
Whatever you’re doing, have a wonderful day in our lovely town.