Wednesday 8 May 2019

Wednesday Medley - 8/5/19

The Wednesday Medley is hosted by Terri over at Your Friend from Florida.
The questions usually start with the National Day and follow on from there. No rules and there is no obligation. Link up if you want to over at Terri's site and see who else is joining in the fun.

This week Terri has gone with Mother's Day which is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May in America, Terri's home country.  Of course we've already had Mother's Day here in the UK, back on 31st March.   Hasn't stopped me from joining in though.

1. Where did your mum grow up?
The East End of London.

2. Tell us about her siblings, if she has/had any. Did you have a favorite aunt or uncle?

Mum was the eldest of 4 siblings and was probably the most responsible of them all.  Only the youngest still survives.  I saw a lot of my Aunts & Uncles while growing up but I'm not going to upset any cousins by naming favourites!

3. What is ONE of your favorite memories you can share with us of your mum?

Impossible to name just one.  Mum and I had a very close relationship and I know that a lot of how I act today is based on her good examples.

4. Please share a picture or two of your mum with us.

5. Let's not leave out the grandmothers. Share what you will.

I only knew one of my Grandmothers (my maternal Grandmother) and grew quite close to her, especially towards the end of her life as she came to live with my parents and I was still living at home.

My Mum was a fantastic grandmother to my kids, especially when they were young but I can't leave out my Mother-in-law who was also a fantastic lady and a much loved Grandma to my 3 and the other 20 grandchildren she had.

6. Do you have any special plans for Mother's Day? 

This year it co-incided with Grandson Nathan's first birthday so our focus was on him.

We did have a nice family lunch the week after.

Thanks for the questions Terri.


  1. I enjoyed your pictures and especially the one with you and your Mum. So do you live in England now or are you in the US? The tv series and movies that come from the BBC I enjoy so much.

    1. I just looked at your profile and see that you do live in London! How cool that you blog with us! We visited London in May, 2003.

  2. It was so nice to meet you on the blog today. It is exciting to know we have fellow "Medleyers" who live outside the US. Thank you for sharing about your sweet Mum today.

  3. Thanks for sharing the sweet stories and photos about your Mum and grandmothers. Thanks for your visit to my kitchen table blog as well! Have a wonderful week!

  4. Thanks for joining in today, Wendy! I enjoyed you photos and memories so much! I remember that Nathan had his birthday at the same time as your Mothers Day. Glad you got to celebrate later with a nice luncheon! xoxo


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