I don’t mean to make this overly dramatic, but it might be a bit obvious that I haven’t been posting so I’m showing up quickly to explain why.

Well, sort of.

To begin with…

Since we last spoke, things got really interesting really quickly. The first thing that happened was to do with work, which I don’t talk about on here Just In Case, so instead I’m going to update whoever is interested in that via The Ugly. You can sign up at the end of this if you haven’t already.

The TL;DR of the situation is that I now need to spend all my free time cramming in… let’s say… extra study type preparation and being nervous. My chocolate and Diet Coke consumption has skyrocketed which is not a sustainable solution but what can you do?

Some calming scenes from the past few months. Isn’t Palm Beach the ultimate? Note: this is the height of winter. Winter!

And then…

We got served notice of eviction. Our landlord wants to move back in so that means we’re out. They’ve given us 90 days to move out which personally I think is quite generous, however the timing sucks. I don’t have any spare time to look for a new place outside of work hours and, as you can probably guess, the chances of me being able to view flats during working hours are approximately zero point zero.

Add to that the fact that my husband is job hunting at the moment, so he’s working on that in his spare time. Anyone who’s looked for a job recently knows it can be a full time job in itself, and consequently we’ve barely seen each other. It was his birthday at the weekend and we spent the day in a café practicing maths ☹ Then we lined up diaries and worked out he’s going to be away for most of August. So that’s sad in and of itself, but also means I might need to do the whole move myself – a bit tricky for someone who can’t do any lifting thanks to my special snowflake spine.

But above and beyond all this, I am so, so grateful to live where we do and have the lives we have. We are lucky ducks.

Sometimes I deal with stress in other areas of life by writing more here; sometimes by checking out completely. This time it’s been the latter. It’s all good, the things we’re dealing with right now are not that serious in the grand scheme of things. They’ll work themselves out with time. I’m just doing what I need to to focus on those now, and then I’ll be back, and life might look quite different for me then.

The Ugly

In the mean time, if you want to read The Ugly and you’re not already signed up, here’s your chance.

Either which way, catch you on the flip side!




  1. 31st July 2018 / 16:54

    Arggh, when it rains, it pours, huh? That is so annoying you have to move out, but I hope you find an even better flat!! And hope your hubby finds an awesome job!! What type of roles is he going for?

  2. 31st July 2018 / 19:14

    You clearly seem to have a lot on your plate, but take your time and one step at a time! You can do it all! We’ll all be here for when you’re back on the blog 🙂 xx

  3. 31st July 2018 / 20:42

    Oh no, what a horrible month! I hope that things improve and get better for you – don’t stress about the blog, you have so much on that it’s natural this would take a back seat to it all. I hope you find a new place quickly, and you are able to figure out the move!

  4. 1st August 2018 / 08:58

    Ugh! Moving and job hunting. Two of the most stressful things in life ever. And to MAYBE have to do it by yourself? Oh boy. This too shall pass!! Think of all you’ve done…I know you’ll make it!!

  5. Jen
    1st August 2018 / 09:46

    Ugh I’m so sorry you are dealing with that! Hugs friend!

  6. 2nd August 2018 / 17:33

    So sorry to hear all this craziness is going on! Sending lots of love and good vibes – you’ll get through this!!

  7. 7th August 2018 / 00:04

    Take the time you need and I cant wait to read the nexdt installment of the Ugly!

  8. 7th August 2018 / 03:47

    Girl all of this just sucks, and I would be consuming a ton of chocolate and Diet Dr Pepper (instead of Diet Coke) too! Hopefully things will start to get better though, or at least you’ll get some help with the whole moving situation because that just overall sucks!

  9. 7th August 2018 / 21:29

    I’m like you… don’t like to talk about work too much just in case.
    Why is it that everything seems to happen at once? I hope it all works out for you. In fact, I’m sure it will. In the meantime take as long as you need… the blogosphere will still be here when things are less crazy.

  10. 12th August 2018 / 09:20

    Ugh, that all sounds so frustrating. Best of luck!

  11. 13th August 2018 / 06:48

    OOMPH. So much stress. Hoping things are looking up (since I’m a bit behind the times myself)… but if not, hang in there. I know you’ve got this, even if it feels like you don’t right now. <3

  12. Sarah
    13th September 2018 / 06:53

    I thought I commented on this, because I read it like, ages ago. But I was just checking in to see if you are back in the blogosphere and re-read this post. I hope it’s all going well for you and you’re hanging in there with all these things life has thrown at you at once! I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures in life again soon. 🙂

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