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, in honour of Mothers Day, the theme is Mums, and it’s a pleasure to have Rebecca from Kizmetcava.
Introduce us to your mum. What’s her name? What does she do? Reveal her age if you dare!
My mum Yvonne is a vivacious lady, originally from Yorkshire but she now splits her time between living in Southern Spain and being ten minutes away from us in South East England. She is very young for her age and has been known to out party the younger members of our family. Me included.
What’s the one thing your mum always used to say to you?
When you feel your lips going numb, you must stop drinking. You have had enough.
Someone’s playing your mum in a film. Who is it and why?
It could only be her. She would love to be in a film.
She’s won the lottery. What’s the first thing your mum buys for herself?
A bottle of Chanel number 5.
What embarrassing story about you does she always tell when you meet new people?
About when I was at Nursery and asked rather loudly why a certain little boys mummy looked ‘like a big monkey’. Mum says I got louder and louder, and that I did actually have a point. There was some resemblance!
What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year?
I haven’t made any as yet.
What’s her favourite TV show at the moment?
Anything drama based and set in Yorkshire, so quite a few!
What’s the biggest or most important thing that your mum inspired you to do?
Give birth. She was there when I had my first baby and she was incredible.
Your round at the bar! What’s your mum drinking?
A (very) large white wine. With ice.
What’s the biggest different between you and your mum?
My mum is amazing at finding deals and if she receives something that is faulty and within guarantee, she is on it like a woman possessed! If the guarantee is up and gone, she will still be on the phone with her quips.
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 has read the book, seen the film and was surprised that it was quite good. Raunchy, in her words, but good.
What’s your favourite memory of your mum?
Coming home from watching my then boyfriend playing rugby on a Sunday I would come home, open the door to the most amazing smells of Sunday lunch cooking. Mum always thinly sliced onions and soaked them in vinegar for her roast beef and they made the meal. We both still do this now, and my kids love them to.
What do you think your mum was like as a kid?
I think she was lonely as a child. Happy but lonely, and I think she was quiet too. She has made up for that ever since!
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 broke her glass lamp. When I say ‘I’, I actually mean my brother. He was brushing my hair as I was sat on the arm of the sofa and he pulled on a particularly knotty knot, pulling me backwards my leg caught on the lamp and SMASH! We both got a right rollocking!
Finally, what’s the BEST piece of advice your mum ever gave to you?
Always measure and then measure again
If you want to find out more about Rebecca, check out her blog and her social media.