All change…


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..


wrapplerAND 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!!!!

C xxxx


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.

19 thoughts on “All change…

  1. That is great news Carolyn…….That is the law of attraction in action. You just have to trust, which can be difficult when one sees bills piling up. I’m sorry that I could not have given you a small paid job to help me with my blog. Like you finances rather stretched. I know that you would have done a great job
    and we would have got on really well. It looks like your Christmas will be a great one. Any news on your new romance and book? Take care Rosemary x

  2. So happy to hear things are going well. The season is becoming just that bit more cheerful knowing it is working out for you and your family.

  3. Oh wow, Carolyn! This is all fantastic news! I can’t believe how well things are turning out for you all of a sudden. And you’re looking great too! Isn’t it amazing how in life things come in waves. As low as you’ve been is often as high as you’re going to be next. I shall definitely give Wrappler my support. Can’t wait to see pictures of the new house. The one you’re in now is kind of too good to be true, but that was just the start you needed. I hope everything is happy on the man front too. I got some really bad news about a family member a few hours ago, but your good news has definitely helped to lift my spirits right now. Best of luck with it all.

  4. Massive congratulations C, this is such wonderful news for you and the hobbits, I shall follow this new chapter with such excitement for you all 🙂 So happy for you, sending hugs x

  5. Great NEWS!
    I’m so happy for you “C”. Keep going, with your determination NOTHING is impossible.
    Next I expect to see you on skyTV as the next Nigella (although more sexy!) with your 1940’s cooking.

  6. Carolyn, I couldn’t be happier for you! You look so so happy in your dress with that handbag and your gloves. I have a feeling you are going to have an extraoridinary christmas.
    You have given me yet another laugh and thought to smile on….love it!!!

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