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Tell Us What Favourite Activity You Do/Did With Mum and Win

Baking, crafting or doing a puzzle, what favourite activity do you do/did with your Mum? Share with us below in our comments box and you could Win a Wentworth jigsaw shaped in a spectacular bouquet of flowers, just in time for Mother’s Day.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to enter.

This competition is now closed.

About the prize & Company

 Mother’s Day is a special occasion, celebrated all over the world, where children buy gifts for their mother as a sign of appreciation.

Choosing a mother’s day gift can be tricky – is it better to go with something traditional like flowers or something fun and unusual? Well, Wentworth can offer you both!

UnderTheChristmasTree visitors have been given a chance to Win one of these very unique and charming jigsaws which you can help mum to make on the special day.

This charming wooden jigsaw is shaped to look just like a delightful bouquet of flowers and the pieces contain the message ‘Happy Mother’s Day’. Since the flowers on this puzzle will always be fresh, it’s a gift that will warm her heart for years to come.

Wentworth Wooden Puzzles is based in Malmesbury Wiltshire so all their puzzles are British made from sustainable materials. They have always done very well around Mother’s Day with personalised puzzles where people can upload images of their families or children to be made into jigsaws for Mum, but this year decided to do something a bit different as well as the personalised approach. This Mother’s Day Bunch of Flowers is a shaped puzzle and contains letters that make up the words Happy Mother’s Day included in the cut as part of the jigsaw. It will cost £27.95. Visit www.wentworthpuzzles.co.uk or telephone 0800 7311662 for further information.

How to Enter

 To Enter this FREE Mother’s Day day competition all you need to do is:

1. Tell us what favourite activity you do/did with Mum, by commenting below.
2. For an EXTRA entry Tweet, Share or Google + this competition and make sure to use #UTCTMum’s

The competition to win this fabulous prize will close on Thursday 20th with the winner being announced the following morning. Good Luck!

Read our very, VERY long Terms & Conditions here: Competitions Terms And Conditions


  1. Sandra Clarke
    March 14, 2014 / 4:03 pm

    I used to love baking with Mum and always wanted to ‘lick the mixing bowl’ after use – very tasty!

  2. Roger Bufton
    March 14, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    Go food shopping, walking the dogs.

  3. Holly
    March 14, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    Me and my mum would make the best ever flapjacks, and would go on a bike ride whilst waiting for them to cool in the local woodlands. I would wait all week to do it, and really loved it. I hope to have similar memories with my children when they are at that age as its not often we have a cheap active treat these days x

  4. Jemma Bastable
    March 14, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    Going on roadtrips together to see our favourite band live, singing our hearts out in the car. 🙂

  5. Monika s
    March 14, 2014 / 10:51 pm

    My mum and I used to do jigsaw puzzles together.
    It seemed like only us both in our family had a patience to spend days trying to put together 3 or 5 thousand pieces together.
    To this day some of the puzzles are decorating family house walls.

  6. Rebecca Gransden
    March 15, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    I used to love making peg dolls. Proper old-fashioned fun.

  7. Sue Johnson
    March 16, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    Having a chat over a cup of tea somewhere

  8. Debbie Preston
    March 16, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    I did knitting with my mum

  9. Nicola Lloyd
    March 17, 2014 / 10:37 am

    Just being in the kitchen – watching, helping, learning and creating !!

  10. georgie pope
    March 17, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    baking scones. i was always hopeless at it, and she was excellent!

  11. Jane Willis
    March 17, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    My Mum can’t get out now but we used to love shopping together – and buying a bag of special chocolates to share on the train home

  12. olivia kirby
    March 17, 2014 / 12:28 pm

    I like taking my children to her local park with her. Also cooking the Sunday roast!

  13. olivia kirby
    March 17, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    I tweeted as @olivia280177

  14. Annabelle Taylor
    March 17, 2014 / 12:52 pm

    My Mum spent many hours trying to teach me to knit, I’m a leftie so everything was ’round the other way. She was incredibly patient. I knitted a somewhat voluminous waistcoat in the end, although it took me about 6 months to do it. It ended up lining the dog basket in the end 🙂

  15. Carrie Talbot-Ashby
    March 17, 2014 / 12:58 pm

    Dancing round the kitchen, both of us with a wooden spoon or hairbrush in hand, singing along to Skunk Anansie, orrr all of the old 60’s stuff, anything really! We LOVED to sing together, and after doing a karaoke in a pub together, we got asked to sing in a Halifax advert! Best ever memory of me and my mum! <3 xxx

  16. Lisa Everaert
    March 17, 2014 / 12:58 pm

    When i was much younger, me and mum always used to make craft projects together. We would use various items (old egg boxes, cereal boxes, lids etc) and spend hours creating something. VERY happy times xx.

  17. maureen barnes
    March 17, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    I used to enjoy holidays with mum, but now just enjoy encouraging her to do puzzles such as wordsearches as she now suffers with dementia

  18. Andrew Golley
    March 17, 2014 / 1:23 pm

    Go for long walks,especially to the beach in the summer.My Mother has arthritis now so has trouble walking very far.A real shame

  19. Carol Peace
    March 17, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    I loved spending time with my mother and we used to make coconut macaroons. The old fashioned type not the ‘new’ ones

  20. Missy Tilley
    March 17, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    We use to play card games and i loved playing ‘Patience’ with her. We use to play for hours no arguments it was just a nice game to play between just us two

  21. Maggie Ali
    March 17, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    we both love gardening and spent most of my childhood planting, sowing and weeding 🙂

  22. March 17, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    I’m much older now, but memories will always be the most important thing to me and my time with my Mum. Bedtime stories.. about Sammy the Goldfish.. my mother would read it most nights, act out all the parts and it was like having TV before TV in bedrooms were a thing… Amazing woman.

  23. tam p
    March 17, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    Making a mess in my bedroom so it gave her something to do by tidying up

  24. Kate Llowarch
    March 17, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    My mum always had something for me and my brother to do..painting, drawing, baking, puzzles, reading, writing..we loved doing all that stuff with her and now she gets to do it all over again with her granddaughter

  25. Liz
    March 17, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    I remember unravelling jumpers with my mum and winding the wool into balls to make into new jumpers. Whoever does that now?!

  26. Victoria Hopkins
    March 17, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    I loved just sitting watching television together, especially if its a murder mystery programme.

  27. iain maciver
    March 17, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    baking , or cooking

  28. fiona crossley
    March 17, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    We loved doing jigsaws together. Sometimes it got competitive and always very addictive!

  29. SamanthaJ
    March 17, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    Making biscuits together

  30. Sara Hill
    March 17, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    My mum was an excellent seamstress and she tried her best to teach me to sew! I wasn’t too bad and did get a distinction at O level GCE so she must have done something right!

  31. Cristina McDowall
    March 17, 2014 / 3:39 pm

    Doing jigsaws – outer edge first, then fill in the rest

  32. Amelia Avossa
    March 17, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    i love taking my mum out for a meal. we both are absolute Foodies 🙂 She loves it

  33. Steph Armstrong
    March 17, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    Baking and in her eyes probably making a mess.

  34. susan webb
    March 17, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    My mum and I would watch the Ladies Finals at Wimbledon when they were on Friday afternoons, I would take the day off from work and we would eat strawberries and cream we had a great time watching the play and the crowds

  35. Julie Johnson
    March 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    when we were growing up, she used to bake cakes and we used to lick the spoon and the bowl,mmmm

  36. elaine dale
    March 17, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    used to help her with baking, we made a chocolate cake every Sunday and then I got to lick the bowl, yum

  37. Emma Baker
    March 17, 2014 / 4:14 pm

    making cakes and cookies with my mother on sunday afternoon!

  38. Ms Suan Watts
    March 17, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    Going shopping

  39. sharon roberts
    March 17, 2014 / 4:18 pm

    We used to go to the woods at the weekend hunting for” ingredients for mum to use in her dishes, it was fab learning about the different types of mushrooms, and wild plants and flowers, we used to pick Black berries and on a few ocassions we found some cob nuts and wild garlic, i still enjoy it today with my mum.

  40. Pauline Gibson
    March 17, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    My mum used to have our Girlie days she would cycle to my house after finishing work as a dinner lady then we would get the bus in to Chester have a coffee overlooking the River Dee then some girlie shopping and on the way home we would pop in to the local Mecca for a game of bingo. I have played bingo since she died

  41. Heather Haigh
    March 17, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Sketching and watching rom coms.

  42. Ashleigh Allan
    March 17, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    We love shopping and girly days going out for lunch and afternoon tea! I have tweeted as @ashlallan too

  43. Joan
    March 17, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    My mum taught me to knit and sew many years ago but I still love doing both.

  44. Kelly Curtis
    March 17, 2014 / 5:58 pm

    My favourite things to do with my mum is talk.
    we can talk for hours, about anything and everything. I love it, and i think its the best thing in the world.

  45. Greig Spencer
    March 17, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    love going walking with my mummy

  46. Angela
    March 17, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    Bingo for the last 35 years, but theses days I have to watch she doesn’t miss the numbers.

  47. Emma Nixon
    March 17, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    Baking, shopping, cross stitching. Lots of things

  48. Catherine McAlinden
    March 17, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    We used to bake cakes together using a recipe book she won at school. I now have the recipe book to pass on to my daughter, and it still has streaks of cake mix across our favourite pages.

  49. lynn mitchell
    March 17, 2014 / 7:34 pm

    baking lemon drizzel cake we would even make the little bits of lemon peel on the top

  50. Susan Kavanagh
    March 17, 2014 / 7:36 pm

    Believe it or not mum and I used to go on coach trips and sit there looking at the lorry drivers we drove past. We’d describe them as “yorkie men” or “not yorkie men” depending on how chunky they looked!

  51. keren mary curran
    March 17, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    knitting each other garments we love

  52. helen wakeley
    March 17, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    This sounds strange, but we used to have days out with the dogs called get lost days! – we never took a map and just went out and discovered places we didnt no existed, we found so many lovely walks and little country pubs. My mum brought me up on her own and i always appreciated these days out with her. Its something i will definitly carry on doing with my daughter when she gets a little bit older. I have so many amazing memories from the walks/chats everything we discovered. xx

    March 17, 2014 / 8:10 pm


  54. Tracey Belcher
    March 17, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    Walking on the beach – Hunting for pretty shells and stones to paint 🙂

  55. shirley evans
    March 17, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    We always baked and cooked together,especially Christmas cakes and Puddings

  56. Paul Wilson
    March 17, 2014 / 8:57 pm


  57. Emma Lewis
    March 17, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    We go shopping every other Saturday and find a nice cafe for lunch.

  58. Laura Mackinnon
    March 17, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    We love to shop!

  59. Louise M
    March 17, 2014 / 10:26 pm

    I was always around as a child when Ma baked.
    She’d give me the spoon to lick afterwards 😀
    She still bakes cakes for me now, then brings some over when she visits.
    We bake together often and I still love to lick the spoon :0

  60. Sue Johnson
    March 17, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    Playing cards or a board game together

  61. Susan Emmerson
    March 17, 2014 / 11:24 pm

    Going for family meals so we can keep up the family tradition after losing my sister it gives us a chance to show her sons they are still included like they were when their Mum was alive

  62. Debby
    March 18, 2014 / 12:16 am

    Mum & I did jigsaws, walked the dog through the woods and collected chestnuts, and spent time together gardening and harvesting the rewards in due course, then cooking with some of the fruit and vegetables. Luckily for us, we might’ve been very poor, but we never went hungry and mum was a good cook. Fingers crossed hoping for a little bit of luck to come my way now.

  63. Jacqueiline Sansome
    March 18, 2014 / 12:38 am

    I used to take my mum (who was 91) out to dinner every saturday she loved her
    whisky and dry ginger

  64. Sarah Lewis
    March 18, 2014 / 8:38 am

    I love watching our favourite programme Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars) with my mum.

  65. Saran Benjamin
    March 18, 2014 / 11:34 am

    We go out and eat cake :0)xx

  66. Susan Smith
    March 18, 2014 / 12:12 pm

    I used to always bake with my mum at the weekends it was always our time, as she worked full time during the week, and on a Sunday used to go to the boat pond at the seafront and have an icecream, Happy Days !

  67. Carolyn Corrin
    March 18, 2014 / 1:01 pm

    I always loved baking with mum, Then when my son was old enough he loved to join in too, Mum always had the patience to show him step by step and even now he is grown he still remembers baking with his nan 🙂

  68. Hayley Wynn
    March 18, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    Doing jigsaws and jam tarts together

  69. nat thomason
    March 19, 2014 / 12:59 am

    In the school holidays going to work with my mum exciting.

  70. Lorraine Polley
    March 19, 2014 / 3:30 am

    baking with my mum was always fab. she is a trained chef, so taught us lots of tricks of the trade

  71. Emma Wolski
    March 19, 2014 / 8:08 am

    Baking and then having an afternoon tea with the family!

  72. claire woods
    March 19, 2014 / 9:50 am


  73. Jennifer Rhymer
    March 19, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    My mum & me used to make Birthday & Christmas cards with card, glue, glitter and little crafty bits. We used to have lots of fun and now I do the same with my girls 🙂

  74. March 19, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    We used to do lots of baking

  75. Kelly Hooper
    March 19, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    My mum always did huge jigsaws on the dining room table, my sisters and I would often walk past and stop to build a section 🙂

    As A mum, my daughter and I like to bake together 🙂

  76. Lani Nash
    March 19, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    Shopping 🙂

  77. Sharon Arnott
    March 19, 2014 / 5:44 pm

    Baking cakes was the thing I liked to do most with my Mum.

  78. Cathy O
    March 19, 2014 / 5:47 pm

    Loved doing puzzles with my mum even though my hard working farmer father declared them a waste of time, we had great fun and still do.

  79. Rachel B
    March 19, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    I used to love baking cakes and biscuits with my mum

  80. Megan Davies
    March 19, 2014 / 6:14 pm

    I used to love walking our dog together

  81. Francesca Tuck
    March 19, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    Cooking a meal together for the family.

  82. Hannah ONeill
    March 19, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    Going for a walk

  83. Lisbeth Cooper
    March 19, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    Giggling. Non-stop!

  84. Gilla01
    March 19, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    Walking the dog.

  85. Amy McLellan
    March 19, 2014 / 11:12 pm

    Going to concerts together.

  86. Danika Lloyd
    March 20, 2014 / 12:13 am

    Spa days

  87. steph lovatt
    March 20, 2014 / 9:24 am

    I love to go to my mums house on a friday, she makes me lunch and gives me a break by playing with my almost 4 month old son.

  88. emma kinsey
    March 20, 2014 / 9:55 am

    watching dvds and eating popcorn also having sunday dinner together

  89. Alison Barker
    March 20, 2014 / 10:20 am

    Visit the zoo.

  90. mandi Bomani
    March 20, 2014 / 12:31 pm

    doing word puzzles and crosswords

  91. Jean Vaughan
    March 20, 2014 / 1:02 pm

    Sad, but true. The only time I spent on my own with mum was when we made the quills out of twisted newspaper to put in the grate before the coal to prepare ready for lighting the fire- first thing in a morning.

  92. Chantelle Kemp
    March 20, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    I love having girly days with my mum in the Spa treating ourselves!! 🙂

  93. Sheila Reeves
    March 20, 2014 / 3:02 pm

    I used to love cooking with my mum, from letting me lick the spoon, to learning how to make pastry

  94. Natalie Crossan
    March 20, 2014 / 4:31 pm

    We love having days at coffee shops 🙂 x

  95. Amy Beckett
    March 20, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    What we do – We love going shopping – late night shopping is the best
    I used to love making salt dough with my mum

  96. Angela Briggs
    March 20, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    My Mom was brought up on a farm in Ireland, and when we were growing up I always remember her baking, we used to help her, she made Bread, Cakes, Pies, Pastries, and her own “Giant Scone” as we called it, she made a big Irish scone, and baked it in a big tin, when it was cooked we used to have a slice, warm with lots of Butter & Jam on, it was lovely, and the smell was wonderful!…….

  97. charlotte thornton
    March 20, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    Love just spending time for a lovely catch up and a shop!

  98. Anne Woodthorpe
    March 20, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    We do crosswords together x

  99. Holly Boyd
    March 20, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    I love chatting over a hot cup of tea

  100. Marion
    March 25, 2014 / 7:53 pm

    When I was a child, on a Thursday we would walk into the town, go to the local market for meat and bread and then have coffee and a doughnut in a very special coffee shop overlooking the Cathedral Green. Lovely memories, the staff there all knew us and made a fuss of me.

  101. Linda Guest
    May 26, 2014 / 3:49 pm

    jigsaws – there was always one, half finished, under the cloth on the dining room table when we were little.

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