Hear Sonia on Jeremy Vine!
Listen here to Sonia speaking with Jeremy Vine on his BBC Radio 2 show on Friday 9th March about the blog, her mum’s hilarious antics, taking listener questions and highlighting the issues with growing up with a mentally ill parent.
Sometimes life can be very simple if you ask the right questions. That's always been my belief anyway, like "How do you fancy us coming to play in the restaurant lounge when you have an event on?" or "If I got myself qualified as a bus driver can I drive some of your...read more
At 4am on Christmas morning 3 years ago, we were woken to Danny Boy being played on our piano - full volume, same left hand chord throughout and high-pitched singing to accompany it. Mum was staying for Christmas and together with her early hours cabaret she decided...read more
Ten years ago Mum decided to carpet her garden. She used cheap off-cuts, mats, rugs from charity shops and carpet tiles she'd found outside a house that was being renovated. "Well, it'll keep the weeds down". The neighbours weren't impressed by the bug infestation and...read more
Mum wants Marmite for Christmas. "It'll be a good present for you to buy me, Sonia darling as it will last a year at least - save you money". A year, Mum? It'll have to be a very big jar. "No, a little one is fine - hate the stuff so I won't eat it". Mum logic. Short...read more
Take it easy (take it easy), better slow down girl ... I swear my Mum was Abba's secret lyricist. From the age I started toddling she was always telling me to get more sleep, to slow down, to stop doing so much. I was only toddling and trying to hide all the...read more
“I don’t know about Christmas plans, Sonia darling, but I think I AM Christmas crackers. My brain just isn’t working properly” She said it with that cheeky smile in her voice and was giggling under her breath as no doubt she had an audience listening in.read more