Monthly Archives: May 2016

Moving over, Moving upwards, Moving on.

Hey everyone,

So I know these posts haven’t been terribly regular and I hope it’s not a sign of things to come. I just feel like this time is the time of ‘doing things’ and then there will be some calm before the storm that is September.

So last I wrote it was nearly a month ago. Not much has happened on the assessment of needs front. I have discussed the changes that I wanted making and I believe that I am just waiting for confirmation of funding but if I’ve not heard anything by next week I’ll be chasing that up as there is still a way to go with it.

Packing has really been coming along, there’s not much more I can pack now before all the big stuff goes across at the end of the month and when I get back after half term it’ll be a matter of weeks which means I can plan what I’m eating, wearing etc and pack the rest.

I am still only about half way through the last book on my reading list. Work has been particularly difficult of late, so much so that I decided to hand my notice in early so that I can really get a move on with the house and the move and prep for September. All this being said it’s meant that I haven’t really felt up to reading a lot and when I have it hasn’t been very productive. I’m hoping that after half term I’ll be feeling more regenerated and motivated to give it a good go and then after June I should have lots of extra time to get a move on with the reading.

I’ve already bought some stationary, much to my other half’s despair. “We’ve not even ordered the wardrobe” he’ll cry, “or the desk!” But I think this is more of a reflection on the fact that we should really be getting on with those things rather than as a reason for me to deny myself pretty ring-binders when I see them!

More recently I’ve been changing my address on anything, not something I’ve been looking forward to but actually I’ve managed to get it all done in a couple of days, there’s things to follow up of cause but the headway has been made.


The box is only there to taunt me #YorkshireForever

In other news I’ve been gardening! The mass weeding was conducted at the weekend and I’ve rewarded myself with buying some Allyssum, Violas and a Tomato plant, £5 from the local veg shop, to join the Bay Tree that I got for my birthday!

And today I used the washing line for the first time! For those of you that don’t know me it’s long been my ambition to have: a driveway; a cat; a garden and a washing line. 13346497_10153658446735959_4590203858562204717_nThese are the things that I’ve been missing. While I don’t have a driveway I do have an easily accessible parking space and the cat is to be forthcoming (hopefully this summer – watch this space) but as is evidenced by this photo it fills me with great pride that I now have the latter two and this weekend I’ve been making full use of both!

I’m feeling very happy and pleased with myself.




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Sometimes the little things make a bad week all worthwhile.


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May 26, 2016 · 5:19 pm

Catching up again.

Hey everyone,

After my ‘assessment of needs’ last week, was it really only last Friday? I completely forgot to update you. After going over with the assessor all my old anxieties and worries etc I was a bit too worn out to blog straight away and then Greg and I ended up having quite a busy weekend and then the week came and went and you know how it is. These things slip your mind.

To cut a long story short, I was re-assessed and was recommended all the support I expected. Seeing as this report didn’t arrived last week it should arrive this week at the latest. Once it arrives I have 5 working days to review it and send back my approval. That may prove tricky seeing as I’m splitting my time between the two houses however, I’m hoping that Greg can scan the document in for me to read over quite quickly and we can get it turned around in time.

Since I last wrote I’ve been reading quite a lot. I am currently about 20% of the way through the last book on my reading list. Some of it has proved quite tricky to get through but I’ll get there.

Other than that I’ve been packing. I’ve now done two trips with the back of my car full and this coming weekend it’s Greg’s turn. I’ve already packed up the boxes he sent me home with and I’ve made a note to remind him to bring some more for next week. I just hope everything comes together. I am definitely on the count down now.

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