Sunday 5 January 2014

A Reluctant, Unwanted Hiatus

Hello lovelies!

I feel like I haven’t spoken to you lot in years! You may have noticed - well I hope you have! – that I haven’t posted these past few days and that I haven’t been on Twitter. There’s an actual reason that’s not laziness!

When my mum died, I had to tell the council as she rented from them. They told me that I wouldn’t be allowed to stay in my house – this was the day after she died, by the way; just what I wanted to hear, obviously. As my sister is only 17 and is completely dependent on me, they’re obligated to help us find something, but we’d have to be out by the end of January. We were given the option of two flats: one so horrible I walked out and wanted to cry, the other a little better. We had to choose, so we chose number two.

Last Thursday I had to go to the flat and talk to the contractor to see what we wanted doing in the house. They’d ripped out the flooring and there was ripped wallpaper and mould. They said we had to move in on the 10th. A WEEK AWAY. They gave us a week to get a four-bedroom house down to a two-bedroom flat that we don’t even want to move into. I also work full-time. I nearly threw a hissy fit.

So, yeah, that’s what I’ve been doing. Packing my childhood house in boxes and throwing/giving away at least half of it. I get home about six and we work until 11 when I fall in bed. And this weekend, I sat down about twice a day? Such fun.

Obviously, this means that I probably won’t get a chance to start reading and blogging again until we’re in the flat. And then I need to get the internet set up because, now this is great: there isn’t a phone line... SO. I’m planning to be back and on normal schedule by the 19th, but please don’t beat me up if I’m not! I’m still around via email and kind-of Twitter on my phone so I’m still vaguely there.

Wish me luck!


  1. I am so sorry to hear bout your loss. How awful that the council can do that to you! I am appalled that they have no compassion. I get they may have larger families on their waiting lists but for goodness sake give people some grace and give them a couple of months before telling them to get out of their home!! Wishing you luck with the move and hoping you settle into your new abode. x

  2. Oh my goodness Sophie! This post had me close to tears. I am so sorry about your mom's passing. The council should have given you longer to get your family's affairs sorted out - it's hard and stressful enough to just move, but I can't imagine the difficulty of doing that while grieving! My thoughts are with you and your sister!

  3. Wishing you all the luck sophie!

  4. best to you! such an unfortuante thing, the reat of your year will surely improve !

  5. That council is terrible, no consideration for what you and your sister are going through, shame on them! Don't worry about the blogging and reading, just get yourself and your sister settled into your new home before worrying about anything else. You need time to grieve and settle, and I hope things get better for you soon for you and your sister.

    Good luck with the move, we all understand your absence :)

  6. So sorry to hear about your loss and the stress that you have been put through. Hope all goes well for you and your sister, it cannot be easy for you right now.

  7. I'm sorry for your loss. I wish you luck and the strength to deal with this unfortunate situation.

  8. Hey Sophie, I'm so sorry that the council have been such assholes about making you move on such short notice. You'd think that they could be a bit more understanding and give you a couple of months to sort everything out. I hope that the move is going as smoothly as possible and that the new flat starts to feel like home quickly *hugs*

  9. I'm so sorry to read your news Sophie. I hope things get better for you. Take care.


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