Oh My Blog: Natalie from Floral Republic & Her Mum

I’m really excited to be taking part in Oh My Blog this month. 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 Natalie from Floral Republic.

1. Introduce us to your mum. What’s her name? What does she do? Reveal her age if you dare!

My mum is called Christine and she is an English teacher. She will be 58 in the summer.

2. What’s the one thing your mum always used to say to you?

“Your reward will come” – I always used to get frustrated when I wasn’t recognised for working hard at work, and not progressing a much as I’d like to. But she always told me to have patience.

3. Someone’s playing your mum in a film. Who is it and why?

I’d say Julie Walters, because she’s a little eccentric like my mum. Like Mrs Weasley!

4. She’s won the lottery. What’s the first thing your mum buys for herself?

She would definitely buy a house in the countryside, with acres of land to keep pet ducks and chickens. We have three pet chickens at the moment, but I know my mum wants more.

5. What embarrassing story about you does she always tell when you meet new people?

She always tells people about the time we were on a family holiday at the seaside when I was very young, and I needed to go to the toilet. As there weren’t any loos around she told me it would be OK if I did a wee in the sea. Apparently I crouched down at the very edge of the shore in front of another family, started weeing and shouted over “Mum! I’m doing a wee!” ….however I don’t remember anything about these events!

6. What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year?

My mum never really likes to make a fuss for Mother’s Day, and prefers to have a quiet day at home. As I live in London I’ll go back to Surrey to visit her, and we’ll have a relaxing day and a roast dinner.

7. What’s her favourite TV show at the moment?

My mum rarely gets the time to watch telly, but when she can she loves Emmerdale and Call The Midwife

8. What’s the biggest or most important thing that your mum inspired you to do?

Definitely to be confident and stand my ground. My mum doesn’t take any crap from anyone.

9. Your round at the bar! What’s your mum drinking?

A mojito! She rarely drinks alcohol but when she does she’ll have a cocktail or some rum!

10. What’s the biggest difference between you and your mum?

We don’t look anything alike, I’m tall and blonde while she’s short and brunette. I’ve got my dad’s features. But our personalities are very similar.

11. 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 think she read the first book but thought it was “a load of trash”.

12. What’s your favourite memory of your mum?

Too many. But probably winning the “funkiest dancer award” when we were away at Haven Holidays.

13. What do you think your mum was like as a kid?

Although she’s very loud now, I imagine her to be a little more shy and timid as a child and much more reserved.

14. 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 think I was a fairly well behaved child although I NEVER slept, and always used to come in her room at night and wake her up. She hated that as she needed her sleep.

15. Finally, what’s the BEST piece of advice your mum ever gave to you?

“As long as you do your best that’s all you can do”. My parents never put pressure on me to exceed myself, and said as long as I had tried my best at things that was more than enough!

Thank you, Natalie, for answering those questions about your Mum- She sounds fab! If you enjoyed this post, you can find out more about Natalie at her blog and by following her on social media:

Blog: www.thefloralrepublic.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/floralrepublic

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thefloralrepublic

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