It was Mother’s day on Sunday and I flew home to surprise my mam for it. I hadn’t been home since Christmas and although that may not seem like a long time, when you’re only a 1hr flight away, it is. I love the fact that even though I live in a different country, getting home isn’t impossible and it doesn’t cost a small fortune either (providing you plan well and can be flexible with days)!
I landed in the morning and wanted to visit a cousin who was jetting back to America the following day so I didn’t get to my house until the afternoon. To say my mother got the surprise of her life, doesn’t do it justice. It was the first time I think I have ever seen my mother speechless. I have been putting her off whenever she would ask about me coming or suggesting she come to see me and I was really starting to feel guilty, but it was all worth it. I’m very close to my parents and three sisters so going home is always lovely.
My sisters had booked for us to go for a family meal in The Wyatt Hotel. They have recently renovated the restaurant (The lane Suite) and its beautiful. It’s very welcoming and so elegant. As it was Mother’s Day there was a set menu, but this wasn’t a disappointment because there was something there for everyone. On arrival all us ladies were treated with a glass of Prosecco which went down a treat as we began to order.
I had the most beautiful starter (as did majority of us at the table). It was black pudding, red onion marmalade & champ – this was amazing and I could have had it twice!
All of our meals were fabulous and I would definitely recommend going there for lunch. I will undoubtedly be going back when I am home again. I am a sucker for a good meal, if you didn’t already know.
Once all was finished in the dining room we made our way up to the adjoining bar, Cobblers. This is a really relaxed and comfy place to be for an evening where you can chat and sit easily. It wasn’t overly busy which was nice. There was a good atmosphere, which is all you want right?
Hope you all had a lovely day on Sunday, I know I had.