Travel. That’s what I (and probably a million other moms on this planet) would barter for if requested to share a Mother’s Day wish. Unencumbered by responsibility, time, border, barrier or visa application.
To catch a flight to Rwanda and go visit genocide memorials, trek a few primates, grab a handful of artefacts, trail the shelves of that Kinshasa bookshop featured on the internet and capture a collection of images sound rather appealing for a brief break from pressing deadlines, ringing phones and bills to pay.
But if a boarding pass is completely out of the question a mom would simply have to stay put to settle for armchair travel instead, in addition to a variety of local fare on offer from a host of esteemed Polokwane Observer advertisers which a mom might very well be over the moon about.
Like a consolation in the shape of a Jaguar model from MGM Motors, for an off-road trip that would cause any adventurous mom’s heart to race.
Mothers young and old cherish images with their kin and no better a gift than a framed photo treasure. So, go get retro fabulous at Mall of the North’s photo booth available at Game Court from 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
The spoils continue at Panarotti’s Mall of the North in the food court on the upper level and on the other end of town at Sun Meropa, where moms and their families are in for a treat.
Paint Pot, your outlet for a host of hues from which to choose, has an arts and crafts special with a hamper, gifts and vouchers to be claimed ahead of this occasion.
UFO surely has a few interior elements to be coveted. Visit the furniture franchise for the hottest deals.
Traditional decadence – in the form of koeksisters, fudge and rusks from the kitchen of entrepreneur Nickey Felix – is the perfect accompaniment to a book and a steamy cup of warm refreshment on the odd lazy autumn afternoon.
Moving on to Dr Nkhumeleni in Grobler Street to treat a mom to a variety of dental products and services.
This week’s Checkers, Incredible Connection and Makro inserts promote their general merchandise of household items to electronic gadgets while Game’s pink fest reminds of the must-haves.
Story: YOLANDE NEL