My New Job – A very short post!

WARNING Advertising is about to mercilessly be upon you!!!!

So, I’ve changed my job – I now work at a humble little computer shop called Gemini Computers in Bridgwater (UK) It’s great but I have a shout out to my fellow readers….

I need your support!

https://www.facebook.com/gemicomp2/  – This is a link to the facebook page. I really hope you can spare a couple minutes to check out the page and like the page too!

As the Admin, I’m in charge of all things ‘internet’ which involves looking after, stock facebook and ebay! And I reeeaaaally want the shop to get noticed! ‘Cause who doesn’t want their team to be a success?

The shop itself has been here for 20 years, and a lot has shifted in the way of internet shopping since we’ve been here… we are also hidden away in a little avenue and not many people realise we are here… So!

If you could, please please please, like the page and help me get the shop out there so we can help more and more people with their computers, phones and tablets! 😀

I’ll leave it in your hands ❤

Thank you and spread the word!

#GeminiComputers

#SupportALocalBusiness

 

Let’s have a catch up!

Hello friends,

In my last post – quite a while ago now! – I recall simply ranting about rubbish accommodation when private renting. Needless to say, at this point it was hard to keep my cool! I’d like to announce though that the carpet it sorted. Cheaply. But sorted. That’s the main thing -right? And cleaning a three bed house has become much easier!

Moving out for the first time is all a bit of a learning curve.

Even if you are moving out with someone or going off to university accommodation, you are still transitioning from one home to another. For a while you may even be reluctant to call your new place “home.” Everyone deals with moving out differently. It’s okay to not be okay for a while.  Even though it’s a good thing to leave the nest, it takes some getting used to!

It’s almost a year now since I left. With another move around the corner I’m quite apprehensive about what’s in store for the next year ahead!

I can honestly say I feel a lot older for it.

Wiser? I’m not so sure! I know I have more to learn. But that’s a good thing.

I’ve been through quite a lot emotionally and mentally in my house. It’s been a bit of a wild ride and I feel I’m only just coming out of the woods now and feeling more like myself again.

To have people come into our house and not feel comfortable spiritually is saddening. There seems to be quite a disturbance here. Then to have an inspector come over checking if we have everything and what’s wrong with the place for her to turn to us and say:

“You should never have been allowed to live in this house.”

Yeah. Scary stuff, huh?

This has helped us look out for certain …legal… things in the future.

But we are the lucky ones. We can afford to save and leave next year. Sure we have to save hard, but we CAN save.

There are a lot of people who are in similar situations who cannot save the money to leave. Who are trapped, isolated and no one is helping them. It’s a losing battle. Landlords are taking liberties because they don’t have to care until it gets so bad the environmental control get involved and they have no choice. This isn’t the way it is meant to be. It’s appalling people are being treated this way.

I count my blessings that I am in a better situation. My eyes have opened, once again I am taught “it could be worse” and “make the best of the situation.” Two things that some may say; you shouldn’t have to feel that way. And no, no I shouldn’t. But it’s about seeing the end of the chapter. Knowing it’s not forever and that it will get better.

I’m not about to give up. Are you?

 

Until the next time.

 

 

Picture found: http://bernardsestates.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/house-landlords-pic.jpg  – Credit goes to original photographer.

 

 

 

Hello fellow readers (and writers!)

How long has it been? … Let’s go with a very long time. (I may not be able to remember).

Firstly, I would like to begin with how things have changed dramatically since my last post on WordPress. My. Days.

I have started on a new quest to find myself and what shall become of my life. …In other words, I’ve moved out from my parents place. Shocking.

It’s been about seven months now, living and running a home is not all the glitz and glamour I thought it could be. When I first moved in, there was endless possibilities and countless things to do! Now, well… it’s just about manageable to clean the house and get the washing done and ironed let alone getting things to make the place more homely!

That said, my partner and I have bought some things to do this. However my big plans of completely “doing up” the place and putting our own stamp on it (because the colour scheme is a bit iffy) has gone down the drain.

Why?  Because the lack of presence the landlord is providing! Which seems to be a growing concern for a lot of people renting homes… Sure we clean the house and keep it tidy and liveable, but there’s only so much you can do before you are face to face with mouldy carpets.

My partner and I live in a rented property and as such requested help from the landlord to sort the mess out. The mould was there as we arrived in one of the bedrooms and was not caused by us. It has been months now. Nothing has been sorted. And don’t even get me started on the rat situation – Ugh!

I don’t want to put anyone off living in rented accommodation, especially if you are like me and just starting out. I would urge you to not be blind sighted by the first decent house/flat that comes your way and to do lots of research before hand. I believed I had, but little did I know there was much more to consider!

To wrap up, I have since found there are many obstacles to face when starting out on your own (with a partner or not). The positive side to moving out is the freedom and chance to make things your own. It’s true that I felt “all grown up” before I moved house, but now I feel like an adult. It can be stressful and sometimes even a little depressing to get home from work and realise you have another list of jobs that need to be done. And yet, it is worth it, knowing that you are moving forward and having a life of your own.

Thanks for reading!

Until the next time,

 

If anyone else is struggling in their home, I urge you to seek advice from a Citizens Advice Bureau (CBA) cause they are a helpful resource!