“God could not be everywhere so he created mothers”
This Jewish proverb summarizes beautifully how important motherhood is for the Jewish and Christian tradition. It’s to be expected that a culture that regards mums so highly has a special day to celebrate them: the 4th Sunday in Lent, better known as Mothering Sunday. Though it’s originally a Christian festival, people of the most varied backgrounds are keen to join in on this tradition because, as Thackery put it: “Mother is the name of god on the lips and hearts of all children.” In 2012, this joyful day will take place on the 18th of March, so it’s time to start thinking about ways to pamper your own mum, the mother of your children or, if you are blessed with children of your own, yourself.
Flowers, luxury body lotion and a big Sunday roast are all perfectly acceptable presents, but you can take indulgence to the next level. Why not treat the mum of your choice to a relaxing weekend in the Canarian sun? Our very affordable last-minute flights to Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife take less than five hours, which makes these islands ideal for short surprise breaks.
The subtropical climate, stunning beaches, quaint fishing villages, fascinating cultural background and divine local food make the Canaries the perfect setting for any mother to relax and feel appreciated. Don’t miss out on our last-minute flights!