Where the hell have I been?

…Testing….testing…. Is this thing on?

Well, well, well…. what the heck have I been up to in literally an entire year? You know, I don’t really do blogs, no idea why I have one. I hardly write on these things but I suppose you have to start somewhere, don’t you? No idea who is actually going to be reading this, but meh. Okay so from last year…

THE HOUSE HAS BEEN BUILT! Okay, when I say house, I do mean cabin 🙂 We have water, heat, electricity and even my dutiful uncle was kind enough to give us his unused conservatory for our wedding present and it’s now up and amazing!

I also have a Japanese pond, oh my! And sometime this year I’ll have a bridge that goes over a stream that is connected by TWO ponds.

And now that the conservatory is up, with underfloor heating and a washer/dryer- gosh I sound like a posh git, don’t I? We even decided to have a baby….PUPPY! (Not a child fan) But yes, we have got a new member to our family, a chocolate labrador called Adam < weird name for a dog, but hey, I am weird so it’s all good.

Currently the little git is 10 weeks and is already driving us nuts AND WE’VE ONLY HAD HIM ONE WEEK! But the parents are okay with him, so it’s again, all good.

On a sad side, we lost Maggie in February, poor thing had to be put to sleep as she really wasn’t very well. She was 14 for her age, so for a cavalier, she’s done really well. And then only 2 weeks ago we had to put another family member down, our Ragdoll cat called Saffy. 😥 No, you can’t every replace your animals. And I mean there will be NO animal and I mean NONE that can replace my Molly. She was my soul mate in dog form. Don’t care if that sounds weird, not many people will get that but there you have it folks. Molly was mine, she was my child and I loved her very, very much.

Okay, back to happy things! So last year, in April, I got’s promoted to Care Coordinator. Damn, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

So basically my job is unfortunately one of the hardest jobs in the company. It sounds easy but it’s kinda tough and a lot of people don’t see the stressful side of it. My job in a nut shell, is to ensure that all our customers have care. Sounds simple? No, no it’s not. There has to be the right start time, the length of time, then I have to ensure the staff have travel time to each customer’s house and then that they don’t go over their hours, or have enough hours, or that the carer is female cos they don’t want male and cover for holidays and sickness and asking and asking for help! GARH! IT. IS. ENOUGH. TO. DRIVE. YOU. BONKERS! But I love my job. Keeps me on my toes and I like puzzles 🙂 What I don’t like is, “I can’t work because…” 😦 Makes me a sad panda. SO FREAKING STRESSFUL!!!!!!!

So working is literally what I do. I hardly get the chance to write. You know, I went on a cruise in February around the Canary Islands (it’s not just for older ppl btw, there were young ppl on there too) and I ended up writing 6 chapters. 6 IN ONE WEEK!!! These days it’s hard pressed that I get one chapter done in a MONTH! Let alone 6 in one week. So my dad laughed at this and said you know what you have to do? Give up work. Ha! Like that’s going to happen.

Currently, I am the only one bringing in the bacon.Hubby decided to leave his job and fair play, he kinda had to. Believe it or not but primary school children are horrid. No seriously. At such a young age, children are swearing, hitting, spitting, biting, punching and kicking teachers and what happens?
The finger comes out. “No that’s bad. Say sorry and write a card.”
No.”
Then you will be suspended from school.”
6 year old child goes home. “Should I play Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty?” Pretty sure BOTH shouldn’t be played by a 6 year old child. Good parenting there… NOT!

This is happening all over the UK and it’s so depressing to talk about. So I won’t!
On the plus side, hubby has passed tests to drive huge ass lorries! A classroom day or two with rabbiting on about safety and what not, then he’s on the road taking things here and there and then driving more and… you get the drift.

Crap, I’m talking about what is happening this year and not last… Well if truth be told apart from the conservatoire,  and the cabin being built… that’s all folks. No holiday as we couldn’t afford it… er… wrote more books? Yes, I had written quite a few. So I guess I can talk about that… a little bit if it’s not too boring?

So The Cursed Hill kinda did a flying leap on Wattpad and won an award 🙂 Proud moment there and since then I have written 2 more books and writing a 3rd in the series. I can’t believe I am making it a series! It’s so much more fun writing in the opposite sex, and Rick being an American and living in the UK. It’s great banter. Love it.

And some time ago I saw a link for a horror contest. I’m quite new to horror, but it’s been fun to write in the genre, so I get to try all sorts of horrific tales as I somehow, got into the top 15!!! The 2nd challenge started the other day and it has to be finished by next week. Seeing its 300 words I am stuck! I have written two stories and I think there may be a third! 😦 I need to pick one that is gruesome and scary. One is Stephen King soul destroying scary, the other is more Bram Stoker scary and heck knows what the third one will be like, Susan Hill?  Not sure. I still have a few days to adapt and change some words, or edit some to get 300. Just have to wait and see.

Right, I think I have yammered on FAR enough for a post. So, I shall be signing off.

Toodly pip!

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