Receiving a box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat is always a treat, the packaging is always beautiful, the tissue paper and bags are gorgeous and when ordering online you even get a little gift card. It's these small touches that really make a present.
When choosing chocolates in my local shop in Cardiff, I find it so hard to decide. Do I buy one of the thick delicious slabs, encrusted with cookies, shortcake or brownies or do I go for a selection of little dessert chocolates known as the Patisserie chocolates? Decisions decisions!
Now for Mother's Day, the selection this year is immense. Some of my favourites are below.
The Mother's Day Sleekster £22.50
The Mother's Day H Box £12.50
The Mother's Day pocket selection £8
Today I am teaming up with Hotel Chocolat to give away a Mother's Day Sleekster worth £22.50. To enter I want to know your favourite mum moment. It can be a funny moment, it can be a sentimental moment, it can be a touching moment, it can be an embarrassing moment, it can be something that sums up your mum and all she does for you. One of those moments where you go, 'That's my mum!'. It can be a moment that you have had being a mum.
My proudest moment as a mum was when my son Jake was 16 and he was awarded a trophy in school for the highest score at art at GCSE. My mum moment was the moment that tears started streaming down my face when he went up on stage to collect his award. I was so so proud.
Me and Jake my darling boy
I was even prouder because when he was a little boy I was told by the teacher in nursery teacher that he would never attend mainstream education. The reason? He was very active, didn't talk a lot, and had some speech difficulties, he would shout out on the carpet and not put his hand up. He would get frustrated easily as he couldn't verbalise his thoughts. I immediately thought that was ridiculous! I knew he was a bright boy, after all, he could do a puzzle in no time, his art was amazing, he was showing his intelligence in so many other ways.
So I took him out of the nursery and put him in a playgroup that was much less structured. There he thrived and over time his speech and behaviour improved.
He went to a normal primary school and at 16 received 9 GCSES and IT qualifications and at 18 we were all over the moon when he was awarded 3 A levels with an A grade in art. He is now studying visual effects at university and wants to work on big Hollywood films. He makes me so proud, I'm actually welling up here!
Anyway, to enter this competition tell me your mum moment, as I said it can be funny, sentimental or anything in between, and remember go with your mum instincts, your child can do so much more than sometimes people give them credit for. Good luck!
Hotel Chocolat Mothers Day Giveaway