Goodbye January, Hello February!

It doesn’t seem two minutes since we were bringing in the New Year, but yet Christmas seems like a distant memory!

Review of January…

I for one am glad that January has gone so quick, for me January consisted of not really making goals for the month, a hella lotta packing, on going harassment, removing my boy from school, getting hardly any content onto my blog, and not being Upto date with social media and others blog post!

The bonus about January is that I’m finally out of the hell hole the landlord and agents called a house… another downside to that is that I’m technically homeless with 5 kids… swings and roundabouts I guess haha.

The house I wanted and hoping to move into was due to be available the second week of January, except the previous tenants still to date, have moved out but haven’t handed the keys back in so unfortunately that is on hold until the keys are available so we are currently staying in the living room at my mother’s, sofa & floors for our beds and I’m pretty much just stressing about… what’s next!

I was supposed to be at the local housing office in town on Wednesday to see if they could help us out with some temporary housing until either that house I want is available or until we find something else more suitable.

I had the girls booked in at nursery for the full day so I could get there early, except they had different plans – SICKNESS – urgh! Which means, 48hrs off nursery, no travelling into town as I now have two poorly children so those plans got put on hold.

Luckily February isn’t looking so bad as I have some great plans for life, I will be homeschooling my boy until I can get him into a suitable school, if any of you reading this do homeschooling feel free to leave some advice in the comments for what to do with a 6yr old boy.

I’m hoping to get that 5 bed house I’ve been waiting on, if not I’m sure it won’t be long before I find something I like! I’m not picky, just dubious of landlords and agents due to the recent experience… over 2yrs in the house and to get any work done I had to report them to the council. I went from the October moving in until March the following year without any heating, that was horribly cold over that winter, especially for the kids!

I reported them to the council when the front door broke (the back door never worked anyway) and we had to use the “French Doors” to get out of the house, except the back garden wasn’t worthy of any awards with its cracked and broken slabs, a falling down fence and a slanted gate that never closed correctly (i was told the garden would be done before moving in) and unable to get the pram in and out without a fight and my eldest daughter flying over said slabs and grazing her legs and arms.

I could go on for hours about the nightmares of that house but I’ll crack on…


My blog is going to get alot more content onto it, including some of the nominations I’ve had from fellow bloggers – Thank you to each, i am very much grateful for those and look forward to getting these written, I am also looking forward to getting into it all properly and I want to get my blog self-hosted towards the end of the month or at the latest mid March.

Due to January being the hectic month I’ve slacked off on pretty much all my social media and the last two weeks I’ve missed alot of everyone else’s blog posts so I’ve been spending the past couple of “sick days” catching up.

Health & Wellbeing…

My podgy belly is still here so my exercise regime and yoga need to begin as soon as possible along with some healthier eating habits too!

My health has suffered alot since having my 5th child in June last year so it will be a good goal to me back to normal… whatever normal is!

Reading Challenge…

I’m still in the process of my reading challenge and quite surprised that I’m halfway into my second book considering the crazy January but I’m also proud to have got through them so quick and really enjoyed the time I’ve spent reading.

January Blog Goals update

I have hit some of my January goals, managed a following on my blog of 124, Twitter I exceeded my goal of 500 following with a fab 647, Instagram and Facebook I’d set goal of 100 followers and I hit those too!

I’m really happy with the support I’ve had over the past couple of months within the blogging community and especially with those that take the time to read my content – limited as it is at the moment – I would not still be hitting my goals without any of you and I believe if the support wasn’t here now while it’s all up in the air that I would have probably have given up on this little journey I’ve set out on!


Much Love

Laura xx