Peace. Even Tranquillity. Water softly cascading. Candles. Lighting. Warmth. No need to speak for hours. Pure Calmness.
Tell me this is not what every Mother wants. Just for one day.
And contrary to popularly-held beliefs about my opinions on family holidays at Center Parcs, I actually think the Aqua Sana Spas do it better than some of the best. The treatments are excellent, the atmosphere is perfect (noise and chattering are frowned upon, I saw two bunches of ladies get sternly told off for talking too much) and because they are built on a large scale the options available are really wonderful. So many variations of sauna/steam rooms, quiet meditation areas, water beds under the sky, loungers and fur throws by a fire, the pool…
Best of all, the prices are excellent – where else can you get a full day Spa experience including a really excellent Aldo Zilli lunch for £69? Even better value in my book are the Spa Breaks – £139 will get you two days in the spa, your overnight stay, and lunch, dinner & breakfast are included too (not to mention cycle hire). There are four currently scattered around the country, and it shouldn’t be too hard a trek for most people to find one nearby.
So, if someone you know just might be looking for a really fabulous Mothers Day Gift idea, you might want to prod that someone you know gently in the direction of the Aqua Sana Gift Vouchers page. A day off, spent in restful peace with nothing to do but be still? You can promise them from me that you will be Very Happy Indeed.