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 soon!) and we’re hosting Lynsey from Mummy That’s Me.
Introduce us to your mum. What’s her name? What does she do? Reveal her age if you dare!
My mum is called Susan and she really is truly awesome. She is a full-time carer for my dad who has MS.
She was born in 1949 so you can figure out her age if you want to.
What’s the one thing your mum always used to say to you?
If the wind changes your face will stay like that. I guess I must have had some stroppy, grumpy faces.
Someone’s playing your mum in a film. Who is it and why?
Meryl Streep. She is an amazing actress and would be able to portray my mum perfectly.
She’s won the lottery. What’s the first thing your mum buys for herself?
My mum is quite selfless. I think she would want to book a holiday. There again if she just won a measly tenner then it would get used towards lunch out,
What embarrassing story about you she always tell when you meet new people?
About me always wanting to take my bikini off when it got wet. As a child of course!
What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year?
My mum lives in Cornwall which is an hour and a half away so I won’t get to see her. As for mothers day for me, it would be spent looking after the children as my husband is away. No breakfast in bed for me!
What’s her favourite TV show at the moment?
The Voice. If I was to phone her when that was on she wouldn’t be impressed!
What’s the biggest or most important thing that your mum inspired you to do?
My mum has inspired me to believe in yourself and be independent. Whilst growing up she has let me ‘breathe’. Given me the opportunity to become me and when I have been through tough times she has encouraged me to believe in myself.
Because of her inspiring me to be independent I have had some amazing experiences. I have backpacked around Bali – twice.
Had some interesting jobs – I was a magician’s assistant once. All of this is because of what a strong, independent woman she is. She amazes me how she handles life, especially as she is a full-time carer.
Your round at the bar! What’s your mum drinking?
Tricky one, she isn’t much of a drinker. She likes a glass of wine and the occasional gin and tonic. I might be able to convince her to try some colourful cocktail.
What’s the biggest difference between you and your mum?
That one is tricky. My husband tells me I am just like my mum. I am guessing temperament and looks. I would say the biggest difference is something simple like different taste in clothes.
The 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 hasn’t read the books or watched the films. Think she thinks it’s a load of rubbish based on what she has heard. It’s just not her type of thing.
To be honest I haven’t been interested in the books. I watched the film and was a bit disappointed.
What’s your favourite memory of your mum?
I would be around seven and we were in the garden and she was teaching me how to do a roly-poly and cartwheel. She was a lot of fun and made my childhood memorable.
What do you think your mum was like as a kid?
A tomboy. From things I have heard and from the places she has shown me from where she grew up. She would frequently jump down from crazy high walls, swing across water on makeshift swings. I think she was an independent little girl and very high spirited.
Case 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?
Oooh! This one is a tricky one. I wasn’t an overly naughty child/teenager. There are things I did that made her cross. One that stands out in my mind was me calling in sick to my part time job so that I could go to some party and the worse bit was I told her I had gone to work. I have never been a good liar. She flipped out at me about that. Looking back it was quite an irresponsible thing to do. I didn’t get to go to the party either.
Finally, what’s the best piece of advice your mum ever gave to you?
Not to worry about things as everything will be alright eventually. I am a worrier so this is great advice.
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So where am I?
In case you were wondering, you’ll find my answers over with Kayleigh on Little B and Me.