I’m back… Did you miss me?


Yes it is true. I am back! I have missed writing and sharing with you all. Life got a little crazy there for a while. So what have I been up to I guess you are all wondering. Well I will tell you.

To start with I had to move house. This was a feat within itself. My old agents weren’t being very forth coming in giving me a good reference so I really struggled to find a place. I was very lucky though. After much stressing and a few tears I went to housing trust (a place where you can get help and public housing). Now I am not eligible for public housing as even though I am a single mum because I don’t need help from other services I am one of the ones that fall through the gaps. I was lucky however in that I was able to get the help of the private housing liaison officer. I can’t speak highly enough of her as within 24 hours of meeting her she had a house lined up for me with the agents that I had before the ones that kicked me out of the house! So while it came down to the line with moving I have found myself a new house. It is a great place too. $15 a week cheaper then what I was in, it is a bigger place on the inside, it has a wood fire and it is in a really quiet area. It does have it’s downsides though. There is no real yard so Addison has no outside to play with however, that has been not so much of a worry as if you jump over my back fence there is a playground, BBQ’s and the BMX track! the other big downside is that it is still a fair walk to school. This also isn’t too much of a worry as there are no hills and in summer Addison can ride his bike and in the winter when he gets a bit older he will be able to catch the bus to school. In all honesty I am just grateful that I have a roof over my head as it was looking like I might have had to move into a shelter (although I had a fair few people who offered to take us in if that became the case). We are settling n nicely in our new place and have already gotten ourselves into a great routine.

So in other news while all this was happening I have also started back at uni. After taking the last 6 months off to have a break and to work out what I wanted to do I took the massive plunge and changed degrees. For those that don’t know I was doing a social work degree however I found that my heart wasn’t really in it (or my heart was in it a bit too much) and so I am now following my dream in doing a Business degree. and an added bonus is that I will have it finished in a year. For the next year I will be studying full time with out the normal break times. Pretty sure I am crazy doing it this way but it does mean I will finish it quicker. So far I am loving the whole course. It is all pretty straight forward and all stuff I know which is great. As an added bonus the lecturers are great and I love the fact that the majority of them actually wrote the textbooks that we work from!

So as you can see it has all been busy here! So now comes the question

What have you all been up too since I took my break?

Moving House


Well as I mentioned in my last post I am in the process of trying to move house! The owners of the house I am currently in are going to sell and there is a bit of work that needs to be done in preparing it for sale so I need to move. I am lucky in the fact that While my lease isn’t up until the 10th of June I am able to move sooner if I find a place without penalty. Always a bonus. So I am wading through the rentals trying to find a suitable place for us to live. I am hoping to move by the 29th of April as that is when my son starts school and I am looking for a place nearer to the school. I actually looked through a place on Thursday and should find out tomorrow if I get it. It is an awesome looking place that s just around the corner from the school (in fact it is on the same block as the school. It’s right near the local shop and I have 5 or mare friends who live in the area! There was however another person looking through at the same time. So keep your fingers crossed for me!!! So I will apologise if the post don’t come everyday as I am trying to pack the house up at the moment. Packing is fun sometimes. It means I am able to de clutter my life for a while. So fingers crossed that I get this place as it is so perfect it’s not funny! 🙂 and it means I will be moving next weekend! EEK.. So I had better start packing.