Life, Writing

House Buying Moving Along

I feel the house buying is getting closer. We got the search results in the post from the environment and mining searches. I looked through them but they went over my head. Tomorrow the estate agent said she would chase all again to see where everyone is at. Hopefully, the news is good.

I heard from our financial advisor. he was completing the questionnaire from our life insurance. This is submitted and we got an email from each from the company. Things are coming along.

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.

Goals, Life, Writing

Away from the Telly

The feeling good feeling has continued into today. I’ve had moments where my mind has gone on a tangent but I’ve been able to bring it back to the present.

Once up and ready, Dave and I went into town. We did some shopping, had lunch and visited The Hepworth Gallery. This trip was our third to the gallery this year. Now we’ve seen the main showings twice.

We’re now going over to see the limited time exhibitions. This time there were 2 artists works, not just the one there normally is. Both different but compliment each other. Now the next time we go will be past October. We may get another visit before the year is out.

As its No Telly Tuesday, without realising at first what Dave was doing, he was supporting me with this without me reminding him of such. It made me appreciate him.

We played my new game; Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Deck-Building game. Yesterday the villains won in year 5, we decided to start again with year 5. This time we won 5 and 6 but paused during year 7.

We did have breaks again, we took the dogs to the vets and then on a walk, got over 10,000 steps. We had dinner and had a mini catch up with my dad.

I also rung the estate agents for an update; all the paperwork is now with our solicitor, the searches can now be done. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait much longer.

I finished reading The Secret by Rhonda Bryne. Well, I am getting that book. I felt joyful reading through. It’s helped me to be happy, changing my mind set by understand the secret. I like that when reading, it can be picked up, start from the beginning or choose a section. I can feel and understand why it has helped so many people around the world.

I created, well I went onto Moonpig and personalised a ‘be my bridesmaids’ card for E. I wanted to do something a bit more special then just sending a text message. I feel she’ll say yes.

Books, Goals, Life, Writing

Book: Strongman by Eddie Hall ‘The Beast’

We’re still no further with the house buying. It’s been 7 weeks now. All because the vendor hasn’t completed a form.

Fingers Crossed. Prayers. Positive vibes.

We’re off next week, it is a good time to be able to finish it all to allow completion.

Next week we’re going to the venue to pay the deposit. Then that is step two, our venue organised. Step one is also completed too. We have booked in our provisional date and time for a registrar on the 23rd May 2020 at 1:30.

We now have to save and organise the rest of it.


I finished reading Strongman – Eddie Hall The Beast.

I remember watching The Worlds Strongest Man when I was younger. I was fascinated by the weight they lifted and how on earth they pulled buses or planes.

Eddie Hall is our UK Strongman. I have a vague recollection of him in a few episodes I’ve seen. We watched his documentary last year so getting to read his autobiography was a treat for me.

All throughout his personality shined. The book made me laugh, cry and cringe. I would love to see Eddie Hall at a Strongman event. Here’s hoping for another documentary being made.


I’ve finally got my hands on The Secret by Rhonda Bryne. Going by How The Secret Change My Life I cannot wait to start.

The check is pinned to my notice board. £50,000 by May 2021; Thank you Universe I cannot wait for that either.

Life, Writing

My First No Telly Tuesday

It has been the first since setting the goal the other day. I did well. I didn’t watch telly at home. I say at home because I’ve been working. Customers have wanted to watch the telly. This was an exception to the rule.

When I was at home, I spent some time with Dave before he went to work. We started a card game; a DC deck building game. We are trying out a new expansion pack. The first crisis one I believe. It’s been put to one side to finish hopefully tomorrow.

Still no news good or bad about the house. I do think he’s dragging it out to get a better deal elsewhere. I’m gonna ring the estate agents to see if they’ve contacted the vendor directly and see if they can get a real reason out of him.

I feel I’m getting my heart broken with this one.

Life, Mental Health, Writing

Negative Mindset

I’m in a low mood. This evening my parents asked if we’d looked at other houses as being 6 weeks in and haven’t heard from the vendor. Who is obviously dragging their heals for some reason?

They were showing us other properties but I have the current one where my heart is set. Dave is up for looking at other properties but I’m not.

Just my parents saying that has spiralled my mindset to the negative. I’m going to ring the estate agents to see where they are in getting a response from a week ago. I’m hoping that it’s positive news. More so seeing as it’s my birthday soon.

Family, Life, Writing

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.