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 Kelly-Anne from Mimi Rose & Me!
Introduce us to your mum. What’s her name? What does she do? Reveal her age if you dare!
This is my lovely mum, her name is Julie. She works with horses and I wouldn’t dare share her age, she would disown me for sure….
L-R My sister, Sarah-Jayne, Our Mum, Me
What’s the one thing your mum always used to say to you?
Just do what you think is best.
My mum has always encouraged my brother, sister and I to make our own decisions in life. She believes that by letting us make our own choices even if they are not quite right we will eventually steer towards the right way.
Someone’s is playing your mum in a film. Who is it and why?
Oh this one is tough, because I honestly have no clue. But quickly I would have to say someone like Angelina Jolie because she’s clearly superwoman right. Being an activist, actress, producer and mum all rolled into one. My mum is pretty awesome too. She has such a busy life but it doesn’t matter how busy she is, she makes time for anyone and everyone. My mum has been struggling for some time since the loss of her own mother, but watching her and seeing how brave she is just shows me she’s amazing.
She’s won the lottery. What’s the first thing your mum buys for herself?
Another horse and some land to buy more horses. If you didn’t know this by now my mum loves horses! Haha.
What embarrassing story about you does she always tell when you meet new people?
Again there are just too many, because I do stupid things. But I guess other than the standard … she loved running around naked in the garden or the fact that I sounded like a ghost giving birth. I would have to say the most embarrassing story that my mum tells everyone would be the time that I first I wore contacts. Where I started to walk around town with my head back walking into people, I was fifteen. This is then followed by the time I cried at my nans funeral where I rubbed my eye so hard that my contact fell on my cheek, so I was trying to sing along with the hymns not knowing any word while holding a contact on my finger. I know that sounds awful but really it made everyone smile (at my expense) and I know that my nan would have been laughing along too.
What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year?
All weather dependant we like to plan a Mother’s Day Picnic because it’s the best way to make all the Mum’s in the family feel special.
What’s her favourite TV show at the moment?
I would have to say Eastenders. When she’s not with her horses, looking after her grandchildren or got her nose in a book she’ll be on the sofa watching the Eastenders omnibus.
What’s the biggest or most important thing that your mum inspired you to do?
Honestly, becoming a mum. It’s something that I never thought would happen for me due to fertility problems. My mum was always encouraging and always said that you may never know and to always have hope.. But finally after some time we were finally blessed with our beautiful daughter. Even when it came to my labour she was amazing and would be so supporting and encouraging for both my husband and I. If anything she was our rock that day and has continued to be since.
Your round at the bar! What’s your mum drinking?
Water…she doesn’t drink. She is always designated driver (her choice) and loves to watch drunk people fall over.
What’s the biggest difference between you and your mum?
My mum has the shortest fuse known to man, seriously when she gets angry it’s quick. I’m more like my dad and keep my cool.
Most important question of the lot. What is your mum’s stance on 50 Shades ofGrey? Does she love it? Hate it? Not even know what it is?
She absolutely loved it. I actually borrowed her books.
What’s your favourite memory of your mum?
I’m not just saying this but we have so many fantastic memories.. But is has to be a face planting moment I’m afraid. We were on a holiday with my nan and grandad in yorkshire going for a walk to stretch our legs as we’d been driving for way too long. It was then my sister and I noticed a piece of sheep poo whizz past us, My mum was kicking pieces at us. I know my mum, really! But we had the last laugh because she actually kicked a rocked and tripped over it!
What do you think your mum was like as a kid?
Well according to my nan she was a cheeky wilful child and I can imagine that. My nan always use to tell us embarrassing stories about her. My favourite one was about my mum and her first holiday to a caravan park.. My mum was about three years old and my nan was washing up in her caravan when she noticed a toddler running past naked. Laughing so much she soon realised it was my mum and my nan then had to chase her around the caravan park, whilst apologising to everyone,
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?
I don’t want to say…don’t make me! Oh….OK so I had just turned 16 and like most teenagers we love to push the boundaries. This occasion my sister and I tried smoking and someone told her! Snitches. Anyway when I got home, as you can imagine my mum was annoyed because of the smoking thing, but we were smoking in a tent and walked in way past our curfew. Let’s just say I had never seen my mum so angry, she had those eyes, where I knew I had pushed her too far. I had the biggest telling off any of us had and I was a little bolshy with my mouth and said hurtful things. My mum clipped me and said I was grounded and to go to my room. Seriously I deserved that bugger! I cried, but I could also hear my mum crying in the next room. I felt awful. And so I went into her room, apologised and we had a moment. I have to say we never had a bad word to say to one another again,we have the best bond.
Finally, what’s the BEST piece of advice your mum ever gave to you?
To be honest my mum has the best advice for everything and even at times when I don’t think she’s right, Nine times out of ten she was right. I think with my mum she is always so thoughtful, encouraging and will always make sure that she is there if we ever need us. Even though most of her children are hitting the 30s. We still all need our mum! So all of her advice is the BEST!
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