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 Charlotte from Mama Makes Do!
- Introduce us to your mum. What’s her name? What does she do? Reveal her age if you dare!
My lovely Mummy is Caroline. She loves baking, and is 50 years young.
- What’s the one thing your mum always used to say to you?
“Don’t ruin the ship for ha'p'orth of tar”. I have no idea what that means still to this day, but I guess it’s one of those Cornish phrases that’s made it down through the family.
- Someone’s playing your mum in a film. Who is it and why?
Mum loves a good British comedy, her faves being Keeping Mum and Death at a Funeral. So I think she would have to be played by a classic British comedienne.
- She’s won the lottery. What’s the first thing your mum buys for herself?
Something “Bling Bling”. Maybe a gold Pandora bracelet.
- What embarrassing story about you does she always tell when you meet new people?
When I was Little I was playing football in the garden and completely missed the goal, giving her a black eye whilst she picked in the washing… ooops! My chances for the England squad looked sketchy at best.
- What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year?
This year is my first Mother’s day as a Mummy, so I’m hoping for breakfast in bed with a nice cup of brew followed by a lazy pyjama day playing with my son.
- What’s her favourite TV show at the moment?
She loves a good baking or cooking show, so anything with Mary Berry (Paul Hollywood is off the watch list after jumping ship to channel 4…). Mum also likes channel 5’s “Can’t Pay and We’ll Take it Away” for the charming Paul.
- What’s the biggest or most important thing that your mum inspired you to do?
Hard work pays out in the long run, and that a little perseverance goes a long way.
- Your round at the bar! What’s your mum drinking?
G&T, Slimline ☺.
- What’s the biggest different between you and your mum?
I’ll do anything I possibly can on a PC (lists, accounts, letters etc.), whilst Mum will do everything pen and paper (old-school vs. Techno-geek, as she calls it).
- 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?
I’m not sure that she loves it, but she has definitely read all the books (although not watched the films).
- What’s your favourite memory of your mum?
Every Saturday night growing up, we’d have a gaming night and play Speed Freaks together (a kind of Mario Kart racing game rip-off on the original PlayStation). I could only ever win by finding the shortcuts and not telling anyone else about them (it’s so not cheating). My parents are still really good at racing games to this day, and I genuinely struggle to win when playing Mario Kart against them now.
- What do you think your mum was like as a kid?
- 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?
I remember we didn’t speak for a while after I refused to play Farmville and wouldn’t gift cows everyday haha (truth was it used to kill my laptop!). I feel for our Farms now, sat in cyberspace for 8 years, no one to harvest those crops or feed those animals…
- Finally, what’s the BEST piece of advice your mum ever gave to you?
Nothing in life is worth getting into debt for. Through this I’ve learned how to seek out the best deals on anything, and acquired a love of car-booting (I can’t remember the last time I’ve paid full price for anything).
If you loved this, then you should check out Charlotte’s awesome blog and social media.
Blog URL: www.mamamakesdo.com