My mother is very over the top about things. She watches TV with the sound on really low, she doesn’t want the neighbours hearing her make a noise. You have to talk quietly every time you speak to her. She always says don’t tell anybody when she wins at bingo, even though she's been going for 40 years, three times a week. She pulls us down, tells us off for having a cold, she pulls our partners to bits. She's two faced and is driving us all away. We have never really got on but I try because she is my mother. Every time I’ve visited I end up in tears.

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