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Monday, 9 March 2015

Celebrate Mothers Day with Afternoon Tea

It's Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday on 15th March, that's next Sunday!  It's a great opportunity to treat your Mum, but when you are a busy Mum too, it's sometimes nice to let someone else spoil you both.

The good news is that you can treat your mother and/or mother-in-law and yourself to an afternoon tea with these lovely treats from Marks and Spencer.

Daffodil Madeira Cake, all butter sponge filled with buttercream and raspberry jam with soft icing and royal icing flowers - £12.00
*The Daffodil Madeira Cake is soft and moist with a nice layer of buttercream and jam, the icing is very sweet.  The daffodil decoration is delightful and very effective, overall it is a good cake.

A selection of Sweet Treats, milk chocolate coated honeycomb, white chocolate covered strawberries and milk chocolate discs - £9.00
*It is nice to have a slightly different take on a box of chocolates.  I enjoyed the honeycomb covered in chocolate and the white chocolate strawberries have a bit of a zing to them, you can definitely taste the fruit.  The milk chocolate discs are smooth and shiny and the chocolate has a good taste.

All Butter Lemon Shortbread Thins, scrummy lemon shortbread baked in the Scottish Highlands - £3.00
*The shortbread thins have a nice snap to them , the flavour of lemon does not overwhelm the delicate buttery taste.

Mini  Scottish Shortbread Tea Cup, all butter Scottish Shortbread mini rounds in a beautifully decorated cup and saucer - £12.00
* This pretty cup is a good size for tea or coffee and the buttery mini shortbreads are ideal for a little nibble to go along with it.

Simply add a pot of tea, some pretty linen and china and a bunch of flowers and you have everything you need for a relaxed afternoon tea.

Thanks to Marks and Spencer for providing me with these sweet treats for Mothers Day, I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own. 

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At 9 March 2015 at 10:36 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

Oooohhh.....LUCKY you Janice, what a GREAT hamper, my mum would LOVE this too!

At 9 March 2015 at 15:43 , Anonymous Sisley White said...

What a wonderful hamper to get. I would love to spoil my mum with this :) x

At 9 March 2015 at 16:02 , Blogger Hello said...

I love the idea of afternoon tea at home, love the array of goodies in the hamper.

At 9 March 2015 at 19:06 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Karen, always lovely quality products from M&S

At 9 March 2015 at 19:07 , Blogger Janice said...

We HAD to eat the cake, so Mothers Day came early!

At 9 March 2015 at 19:07 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Charlene.

At 9 March 2015 at 20:22 , Blogger Unknown said...

What a great hamper selection! Everything sounds delicious Janice!

At 10 March 2015 at 13:23 , Blogger Unknown said...

Lovely cake for if you don't have time to make one. Daffodils are so cheery after the cold winter!

At 10 March 2015 at 14:04 , Blogger Helen - family-friends-food said...

Those biscuits are so pretty! What a lovely treat.

At 10 March 2015 at 21:44 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Sus, we enjoyed them.

At 10 March 2015 at 21:45 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Sarah, I thought so too

At 10 March 2015 at 21:46 , Blogger Janice said...

The biscuits are very delicate and the pattern is very pretty.

At 12 March 2015 at 07:29 , Blogger Unknown said...

Those lemon thins (and the fudge too) are to die for.

At 12 March 2015 at 08:29 , Blogger Unknown said...

Gorgeous gifts Janice, nice find! I'm taking my Mum out to a garden open day on Sunday, just hoping it brightens up a bit for then!
Janie x

At 15 March 2015 at 13:26 , Blogger GG said...

What a wonderful hamper. That cake is so pretty, perfect for Mother's day. GG

At 19 March 2015 at 09:47 , Anonymous Helen at Casa Costello said...

That cake is so pretty - I love daffodils! Hope you had a lovely Mothering Sunday x


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