It’s funny how the world works. I seemingly had come to the end of the road again. After 5 months of job hunting I came to the realization that not having worked in the UK for over 10 years, was a huge stumbling block to do the jobs I really wanted to do. I don’t have a marketing degree or anything fancy like that, just life experience. With no job, I also came to the realization, that even if I did have one, it would be impossible to afford the rent on this WONDERFUL house we have been so happy in since moving back to the UK. My practical head took over, we’d have to find somewhere smaller and much cheaper.
That’s when I found that the majority of landlords, through letting agencies, won’t accept tenants that claim housing benefit, and if they do they require a guarantor… I had just started to claim and now it looked like I’d find it impossibly difficult to find a cheaper place to rent.
And then something quite wonderful happened.
A friend e-mailed me, she wanted to invest in property and would be looking for a 4 bedroom house. Would I be interested in considering moving in as a tenant and if so how about I find properties I liked the look of and send her my list! It’s not everyday one receives an e-mail that appears to be an answer to all your prayers…
To cut a long story short she went to see some of the houses on the list and liked the one that I had liked the look of. She went to see it, it had a WW2 bomb shelter in the basement, it was meant to be..
I went to see it yesterday…it’s a GREAT place! If everything moves forward as planned we’ll be moving in end of January..
AND if that wasn’t enough excitement for one day I GOT A JOB!! A creative and exciting job with a new social media start up company called WRAPPLER! Yesterday I went to Wrappler HQ and it was agreed I’d do 16 hours per week, 4 days a week. I’ll essentially be doing what I do best, creating, communicating, getting excited, promoting and working hard for something I truly believe will be GREAT!
So Monday I sign off (yay!) and venture forth into an exciting future.
Not physically working, not being productive has been taking it’s toll so this has come at the perfect time.
I’m REALLY happy!!!!
Finally, today I am sending out everyone’s replica ration books and the home-front memory pack to all those who entered the recent 1940s Wish List contest… I THINK I have all the addresses (and wow they come from all over the planet!!!) but if I find you haven’t sent your mailing address to me I will send a reminder.