As mother’s day advances ever close, who more apposite to defer to on this day of maternal celebration than Mother Nature herself? Since experience always steals a march on stuff, and creating treasurable memories wins over the dizzying cornucopia of designated ‘gifts’ vying for our attention in shops, we repair this year instead to the garden. Our table, dressed up with natural linen cloths and relaxed linen napkins, will be adorned with blousy florals, harvested from the garden and left to tumble out of our recycled bottle vases, while completing the picture of fresh florals for mum, are jugs full of refreshing lemon water. As the sun sets on our garden party, we shall illuminate the scene with the lantern light and toast the women who gave us everything.