IF everybody in your house is in a mad rush to get ready and out of the house on Mother's Day morning, instead of the traditional breakfast in bed try making mum a quick, delicious high-energy smoothie.
Try this recipe from the GI High-Energy Cookbook Ryland, Peters & Small, £9.99.
Blueberry Blast (serves one): 75g blueberries, 1 small banana, chopped, 150ml unsweetened apple juice. Put the blueberries, banana and apple juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve.
P Keep out the chill with a rich, warming beer. Award-winning Fuller's London Porter was first drunk in the 19th century. Its traditional ingredients still taste good today.
Enjoy it on its own or as a delicious ingredient in a winter casserole such as Carbonnade of Beef. It costs £1.75 a bottle (500ml) from Waitrose.
P Fashion designer Tracey Boyd, whose clients include Victoria Beckham and Rachel Weisz, has created a lunch bag to celebrate the launch of Cravendale fresh filtered milk.
The limited edition bag is in a bright floral print, with a gingham lining and can take up to three bottles of the milk (or make-up and a purse!)
The milk comes in semi-skimmed (45p), and Hint of Vanilla and Hint of Wild Strawberry (69p) and is available from supermarkets. Call: 0113 382 7000 for stockists.
The bag was an instant hit with my teenage daughter and there are 30 to be won from the Cravendale website (www.protectingthetaste.com) or it costs £75 from the BOYD store in Belgravia, London (020 7730 3939). Cash from sales of the bag will be donated to the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care.