Feelings of Irritation

I’ve had times of irritation. Waking up to others in the house singing before my alarm was supposed to go off.

This is a small thing. It’s not life or death. But it’s not my house. I’m living with other peoples rules and pettiness. All because we live out lives differently.

Even with that being the case; its family. Still gotta love them. We’d be homeless without them.

Having these moments really make me want to have the keys in my hand and be in our own place.

Even with the irritation, it’s been a relaxing day. We’ve had an evening out with friends to celebrate Dave’s birthday. It was a nice catch-up with them all. Always nice to spend time with friends.

I just need to work on my irritation feelings with the home life just for a bit longer.


Watched: The Imitation Game > 4 out of 5

A Birthday Trip to York 2018

The day has gone by in a flash. We were picked up by Dave’s parents to spend the day in York. Going with them meant I saw a different part of York I haven’t seen before.

There was The Shakespeare Rose Theatre company starting performances; with food and drink stalls. We didn’t stop for a show but did a drink. It was a nice setup. They were making it an authentic experience as possible. I believe they’re gonna be there till the end of August.

Right next door there was an English Heritages Clifford’s Tower. I had never been up before and taking advantage of the membership cards we went up to the top. It had lovely views and could see the companies tent from above.

Next, we went to the riverside. We had a ride on the CityCruises that run regularly. Again this is something I hadn’t done before. It was lovely seeing York from a different perspective.

We had a wander around, stopping for a sit-down and a drink every so often; it has been very hot. A lovely change. Although I have been naughty and not put any sunscreen on.

I got to see inside Betty’s for the first time too.

At the end of the evening we had dinner at Carluccios. I had a wondering meal and an amazing day out.

Time has flown but it was worth it.

Bags Packed to Play House

Bags packed. From tomorrow we’re staying at the in-laws for 3 nights to doggie sit. 3 nights playing house were it’s just us two, with no parents or building work. It’ll be nice to be able to fully relax.

The mortgage offer came through. We’re booked in to see the financial advisor next week. Nothing from the solicitors. The waiting is making me anxious.

Just Today’s Happenings

The solicitors chased the vendors’ solicitors today. We are still waiting for the draft contracts and supporting documents. The mortgage lender is sending us our mortgage offer. Something is happening with the house buying which is good to know.

I did my daily movement of walking into town; achieving over 10,000 steps. I took one of the charity bags to the charity shop. Beforehand I added a pink jacket that was too big for me.

My mum and stepdad treated me to a meal out this evening. It was lovely. It’s the first proper one as a trio since moving in April. Finding the time to have one-on-one family time can be difficult. As much time as possible needs to be spent with loved ones.

A Little Update + Gratitude

Working all day has allowed me a no telly day. We’ve been watching a lot of films lately. But being at work shouldn’t be the reason not to watch telly. I need to have no telly days on those I have off too.

One thing I am proud of myself for is that I haven’t had chocolate since the end of January  2018. I’m coming up to half a year with no chocolate; halfway through my no chocolate year. I’m feeling much better mentally by not having chocolate.

I’m grateful for my mother in law for plating me up a dinner because I couldn’t attend due to working. I’m also thankful to her for allowing us to use her kitchen as ours is now an empty shell.

My mum and stepdads home is becoming a building site tomorrow. That’s gonna be an adjustment. But it’ll get us used to our new home being a building site too.

Nodding Off in Company

We spent the evening at the in-laws. Having dinner at Dave’s parents is always lovely. A proper home-cooked meal and pudding.

I did feel bad for nodding off after dinner. Once we decided it was best to come home; apologising for nodding off. I didn’t feel so guilty as Dave’s dad was nodding off too.

We’re all comfortable together as a family.

Next week we’ll be doggy sitting for them while they are on holiday. We’ll get to play house. Shame it’s not our own home yet.

Hopefully, it won’t be too long.