Mother’s Day was celebrated across New Zealand last Sunday with children able to visit their mother’s more freely, unlike last year when the country was in lockdown.

Cromwell mothers enjoyed lunches out, visits from family and an opportunity to take the day off and put their feet up.

 Local mother Shelley Cornish spent her Sunday afternoon in an unusual situation aiding her son Lachie (11) at Dunstan Hospital after he broke  his collarbone.

“Lachie was taking part in the Contrax King of Cromwell event and managed to break his collarbone, so my afternoon was spent in hospital,” a Mother’s Day I won’t forget,” she says.

Local cafe Fusee Rouge,  wanted to celebrate the special mothers in the Cromwell community.

The Fusee Rouge team put together a  beautiful gift basket of all things lovely including candles, soap, coffee, chocolates and more, ready for one special Mum to help her indulge on Sunday.

“We wanted to celebrate all mothers in the community, we couldn’t  let such a special day slip by,” says owner Nicola Brockie.

The lucky winner drawn was Karen Hattaway.

“Such a deserving recipient, Karen works tirelessly in the hospitality industry in Queenstown and couldn’t be more deserving.

“Being able to treat our customers when we can  is our privilege,” she adds.

Always the giver, Karen instantly thought about her own mother and looked forward to passing on the gift basket as a way of surprising and thanking her own mother in Invercargill.

For some, it was a day to spend together while for others an opportunity to remember.

Although washing, meal prep, hospital visits, housework and pick-ups didn’t stop entirely, many mothers felt special and appreciated.

Last year the chances of mum even receiving a card was impossible, this year we can all relish in the fact most of us were able to send a bunch of flowers, pop a  card in the post, or get in the car for a visit.

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