Life, Writing

Looking After Fish + Car Up-Keep

I’ve never looked after fish before. Fish, although cute, are not my kind of pet. I have been fascinated with trying to find the baby fish that have been born. You may guess that I don’t have fish. But my parents do.

They’re going away for a week. The dogs, no problem. The axolotl, I’ve got used to. The fish are new ones; feed twice a day and keep the tank cool in this crazy hot weather. It’ll be a learning experience.


Most of my day went without a hitch. Then at 5 past 4, my mum and step-dad came home to tell me my tyre was flat. I went to pump it up but after looking at it, there had what looked like a nail in it.

10 past 4, on a Saturday, I’m Googling car tyre places that are open. Only one I found online that was still open in my area. On my way, I saw an independent one still open. Arriving at 20 past 4, 10 minutes before they close, the tyre was unrepairable. It needed a new tyre.

After checking all my tyres, my front two were nearly illegal. I ended up having 4 new tyres all the way around, wheel alignment and tracking done. This was an hour and a half before I needed to be at my first customer.

Bless the gentleman, he did the job even though he was due to close. He saved me this evening. I only just made it to my 1st customer on time. I was happy with his work and also the price. I would definitely go there again.

While working, I noticed my oil light taking a few more seconds to turn off. Guess what’s on my to-do list tomorrow. As well as booking my car into the garage for its MOT. I think I need to learn more about the up-keep of my car. I’ve been driving for 10 years. I suppose I should start.

Life, Writing

Where is life gonna take us over the next few months?

The car transfer happened. I now officially have a new car. Goodbye paw prints, you served me well.

Having this car allows me a few more years breathing room before I’ll need to get a new car. Which give us more time and money to concentrate on the house and wedding.

We are now at the end of another week off. I don’t feel the feeling of dread going back to work. I think I have a bit of a better mindset this time. We’ve now four-month until our next week off together.

Four-months to get a balance between work and life. I do hope at some point in the next coming months that I can start looking for another job. In the meantime, we need money, so I’m gonna need to get a few extra hours in. But at the same time not burn me out. Especially seeing as we need to do some major work on our house when we get the keys.

Busy few months ahead. Exciting times as well. I’m interested to see where life is gonna take us.

Life, Writing

Unexpected New Car

I was gonna be getting a new car this year. That changed when I fell in love with the house we’re buying. My mum was going to buy me one but to be able to have the house I had a choice; a new car or the money that would have paid for the car to be used to fix up the house.

My car is still usable, it gets me to where I need to be. It will last a few more years until I can buy my dream car. The house and the wedding are to be paid for first.

There has been talk of my mum getting a new car, on and off now for a few years. My mym brought it up again this morning, asking if I’d want hers or keep mind. Have hers was my answer.

What I wasn’t expecting was a phone call asking what I was doing tomorrow. Now I’m taking in my car to be part exchanged for her new one. Car sorting day tomorrow is now on my agenda.