The Tuesday Twist: 21 March

The Tuesday Twist: 21 March

In Edinburgh we are delighted to see the first signs of Spring as the weather warms a bit and wee daffodils and cherry blossoms start to bloom all over the city!  Longer days and more sunshine ahead!

While you are out and about taking in the beautiful Spring weather don't forget that Mother's Day is just around the corner! The 26th of March is a day to show appreciation for all the amazing mothers out there and also the perfect opportunity to spend time with family!

Here at the Urban Twist studio we have been busy fulfilling orders left and right for personalised gifts for Mum!

So just exactly when did Mother's Day begin?

While Mothering's Day is a well-known holiday, the origins are perhaps somewhat lesser known. Like many traditions and festivities, 'Mothering Sunday,' to give it its proper name, began with a religious purpose.

Held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, for centuries it was custom for people to return home to their main church or cathedral known as their ‘mother’ church. Those who did so were said to have gone ‘a-mothering’. Find out more... 

Gifts for Mum: Traditional and Modern

If you are looking for something to bake for mum, why not try your hand at a traditional simnel cake? This cake, which dates back to Tudor times or possibly earlier, has a layer of marzipan or almond paste baked into the middle while the top is usually decorated with eleven or twelve marzipan balls placed around the edge.

Get the recipe HERE!


'She who would a simnel make,
Flour and saffron first must shake,
Candy, spices, eggs must take,
Chop and pound till arms do ache:
Then must boil, and then must bake 

For a crust too hard to break.
When at Mid-lent thou dost wake,
To thy mother bear thy cake:
She will prize it for thy sake.'
-The 'Copsley annals preserved in proverbs', by Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott, 1867


We also love these mouth-watering recipes for a sumptuous Mother's Day feast courtesy of BBC Goodfood. Get the list HERE!

If you are looking for a more traditional gift, why not look for something with a personal touch? Check out this list of unique gifts for Mum for every budget! Don't forget!! Urban Twist offers a range of unique personalised gifts that um is sure to love!

However you decide to celebrate with mum, we here at the Urban Twist studio wish you a warm and very happy Mother's Day!


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