Oh My Blog is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. This is a chance to get acquainted with a whole range of bloggers, some of whom you may not have heard of before, and learn a little more about them!
This month, the theme is Mums (because it’s Mother’s Day next week!) and we’re hosting Sam from Stressed Mum.
1. Introduce us to your mum. What’s her name? What does she do?
Reveal her age if you dare! – My Mum is called Ann, she is retired now but used to be a Nursery Nurse, she also helps me look after my Daughter. Oh I am happy to reveal her age she is 74 but doesn’t look it
2. What’s the one thing your mum always used to say to you?
If you don’t stop crying I will give you something to cry about.
3. Someone’s playing your mum in a film. Who is it and why?
I know one of my boys would say Patricia Routledge who plays Hyacinth Bucket, but that is a personal joke between those two. It is quite hard to think of one actress who could play my Mum, she has so many sides to her
4. She’s won the lottery. What’s the first thing your mum buys for herself?
My parents are in a lucky position to be comfortable and not really want for anything. My Mum is terrible for buying something for herself and it drives me mad shopping with her at times as they will never buy anything if they don’t need to. I think she would treat the family to a meal out of a holiday with my Dad.
5. What embarrassing story about you does she always tell when you meet new people?
She never just says one, she has a lot of embarrassing stories she tells. One she loves to tell people (especially my kids) is when I went out for my 18th birthday, I had a new pink skirt on and white blouse (it was the 80’s) I couldn’t walk when I got home my friends helped me to our front door and rang the bell and ran, Mum helped me upstairs, next morning my skirt was in a heap on the floor and my white blouse which looked like I had been up a chimney was hung up nicely, I had to go to work the next day and she had great fun in making me suffer with my hangover.
6. What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year?
I haven’t made any yet, but it will probably be a nice family meal with my parents and Daughter, not sure if the boys will be about.
7. What’s her favourite TV show at the moment?
My Mum loves her soaps (all of them)
8. What’s the biggest or most important thing that your mum inspired you to do?
To be the Mum I am, we have had our arguments in the past (and still do) but she has always been there for me, she has dried so many tears and is always there for me.
9. Your round at the bar! What’s your mum drinking?
She can’t really drink these days so it may be a wine and soda or soda and lime depending on her mood.
10. What’s the biggest different between you and your mum?
Can I say age haha, I would say temper, she can flare up quickly, I am more like my Dad, I have a temper and push me too far and it will go, but I am not as bad as my Mum.
11. Most important question of the lot. What is your mum’s stance on 50 Shades of Grey? Does she love it? Hate it? Not even know what it is?
She knows what it is, but as far as I know she has never seen it.
12. What’s your favourite memory of your mum?
Baking when I was little, she used to do a lot of baking and we would do a lot together, which is where I have got my love of baking from and what I love doing with my Daughter.
13. What do you think your mum was like as a kid?
I know what she was like, when my Grandparents were alive they often told me stories. She was a nightmare.
14. Cast your mind back a bit; what was the thing you did as a child or teenager that made your mum the angriest she has ever been with you?
One thing I can remember is I had been out with my friend, and we were a lot later than we should have been (there were no mobile phones then), we had been at another friends house and not realised the time, we were just on my road and my friends brother stopped by us, got my friend in the car and ordered me to get home, I was right by my house. I knew I was in trouble as I could see my Mum hanging out of her bedroom window, she stormed out and dragged me in and the argument we had. I had a CB radio in those days so I could chat to friends, and once we went to bed we went on to see how bad it was for each of us, and my Mum came in and unplugged it and took it out my room.
15. Finally, what’s the BEST piece of advice your mum ever gave to you?
Treat others and you want to be treated yourself. One of the best pieces of advice you can ever follow.
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