Q&A with my Mum

I know Mother’s Day was months ago now but during that period, I saw a few fun videos on YouTube where people were doing Q&A’s or videos with their Mum. I love watching these videos as they’re always so interesting so I thought of doing my own little Q&A with my own Mum (obviously… it wouldn’t be with someone else’s would it?) I asked about on Twitter and got some questions so let’s meet my Mum and A some Q’s!

What is your Mum’s favourite blog post you have written?

Linda: I like the ones that are to do with your favourite books and your book reviews, so I can see what books I can steal from your bookcase next.

What was the last thing you did together, just the two of you?

Jenny: Well take the dog for a walk I suppose. Like proper thing?
Linda: I was going to say the Severn Valley Railway but that was all of us.
Jenny: Probably when we’ve been for tea and cake at the tea rooms.
Linda: But we had the dog with us, does that count?

What was Jenny like as a child?

Linda: You were a funny little thing. You used to have phases…
Jenny: Mmmm…
Linda: One being, you used to hide from any man that came into the house.
Jenny: Oh my God yeah I remember that!
Linda: You used to hide behind the door or behind the curtains whenever a man came into the house. Another phase was when you wouldn’t leave my side, you wouldn’t even let me go toilet without hanging about outside.
Jenny: Was that why I got all my toy instruments and started playing them outside the bathroom once when you were in there?
Linda: Yeah…
Jenny: Anything nice to say?
Linda: Well you were weird, all kids are weird.

How often do you talk? On the phone / in person etc.

Jenny: Well I still live at home so I see my Mum every day. But I usually speak to her every day, even if I’m away on holiday or at my boyfriend’s parents house for the week. I’m mostly just checking up on the dog haha!

What’s your favourite memory together?

Jenny: You can probably remember more than I can
Linda: Favourite?
Jenny: Disneyland?
Linda: Yeah, probably, the first time when you were 5 because it was all new wasn’t it, we’d never been before
Jenny: What about the time you fell off the seat at ice skating?
Linda: Or going on holiday, when we used to go abroad.

Was your Mum always involved/interested in your blog? If not, how did you change that?

Linda: Well yeah I always read them…
Jenny: Anything else to add?

What are your favourite qualities about each other?

Linda: *awkward silence* Well you write a really good letter.
Jenny: What do you mean I write a good letter?
Linda: You’re good at writing, you always word it better.
Jenny: oh..
Linda: And freebie books… And when you cook its always nice… what’s those things you make? Thai fish cakes?
Jenny: So write a good letter, free books and fish cakes, is that it?!
Linda: They’re not really qualities are they? You’re very thoughtful when it comes to Christmas and birthdays.
Jenny: For you it’d be… *another awkward silence*. Books, I mean like you got me into books and had that influence on me so that’s a good quality. You make good stew and dumplings. You’re very giving…
Linda: I think we’ll leave that question there shall we?

I hope you liked this little post! If you enjoyed it and would like to do something similar and use these questions, please feel free but a tag in the post would be most appreciated! 

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36 thoughts on “Q&A with my Mum

  1. Ah, this was such a lovely post, and my goodness that first photo of you and your mum, you look so much like her. I loved hearing about you playing your instruments while she was on the toilet, haha, very thoughtful of you. And don’t knock Thai fish cakes or dumplings, they’re both yummy 🙂 x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  2. I loved the idea of this post and might do something like this myself with my wee momma, a great thing to look back on and treasure too! I think one of the Q’s you included was mine, about the last thing you did together just the two of you, and I love that you have been to tea rooms together! I definitely need to spend more quality time with my mum! ❤ ❤ ❤

  3. What a lovely idea. My mum doesn’t read my blog. The whole internet thing is a bit much for her but I do sometimes send her snippets of things I’ve written on my blog or are proud of. If I did a q and a with my mum it would involve a lot of comments about food. My mum loves to cook and is probably one of the most accomplished Malaysian cooks I know. And she makes a mean shepherds pie too. 🙂

  4. Aww such a sweet Q&A Jenny 😍 . It’s nice how your mum borrows your books after you. You should do a ‘what my mum thought’ kinda book review 😄. It made me laugh when your mum said you were a weird kid, that’s exactly the sort of thing my mum would come out with too 😂. It sounds like you have a great relationship with your mum and this was so lovely to read 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  5. This is so sweet, and so funny too haha! I love that you two seem to have quite a lot in common and that you have some lovely memories together. Also love that she reads all your posts – if only my own mum was that interested haha!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  6. Aw this Q+A is so lovely! It’s great to get to know your mum a bit more and the influence of reading she had on you.

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

  7. It sounds like you’re really close with your mum, which is so lovely. I love how your mum was just like ‘you were weird’. Such a mum thing to say 😀

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