About Me

I am a 31 year old single parent to two beautiful children; Bea aged 11 (my daughter) and Roo aged 3 (my son).

In May we were served notice on our private rental home after living there for 3 years. It was a no faults section 21 (basic 2 months notice from our landlord) This blog is about how we’ve coped with the homelessness system within our Local Authority. It’s been a great place to share the real human cost to something that is so often reduced to numbers on lists and statistic.

 

We are currently in Temporary housing awaiting a successful bid on a permanent property and have been told we’ll be for at least 2 years. You can see the timeline of our journey so far here.

 

Since we’ve settled in our new temporary home the things I write about won’t be very ‘homeless’ related. I’m probably going to be blogging about the usual stuff that parents blog about and whilst it may not be the most interesting thing for you all to read it’s a very welcome step back into a normal life for us. I am still a fairly a new blogger and I am not a writer by any means! But I am enjoying the process hugely.

 

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12 thoughts on “About Me

    • Thank you! I’m glad you got through it. I know we will too but this while process is just going to hurt a little on the way. But we’re together and safe and that’s all that matters really x

      • Keep your chin up!, i know its easy for me to say but i really have been there too and although it wont get batter in a few days it will be a whole different ball game in a few months and if there is anything i could help with … give us a shout 🙂

      • Thanks again.It’s good to hear positive stories about it all. It will be worth it in the long run when we have more secure housing. I don’t think I’d ever settle in Private rented again. I’d always fear this would happen.

  1. Wow, what a journey you are on! I am a relatively new blogger too but after 6 months, I’m hooked – it’s such a great place to get all your thoughts out onto paper and yes, vent if you need to! The blogging community is also a very helpful and supportive world 🙂

    • Thanks Suzanne – I am enjoying the process of blogging – just wish I had something more enjoyable to write about!

  2. Hi. Thank goodness the world of blogging is for everyone, not just accomplished writers with perfect punctuations and grammar. I think you write incredibly well, your honesty and bravery shines through. I hope a lot of people read your blog, and it works out for you and your kids.
    /Camilla

    • Thank you so much Camilla – I’m quite enjoying the writing part actually. Grammar and spelling angst aside! We’ll get there eventually. I know we will be fine in the end.

  3. I have been reading your posts with interest, sadness and incredulity. Interest – because of your truth and honesty; sadness because I ache for you and there is nothing I can do to help; incredulity that you and so many others have to live with so much uncertainty due to the bureaucratic way things are done. Systems are there in place to deal with the abusers, which are the minority, and the majority have to suffer.
    Thank you for visiting my blogs and deciding to follow. I hope that they bring you a little lightness and support in some small way.
    Kate

    • Thank you Kate. I too am surprised at the system. It is so geared towards keeping the lists low and stopping people abusing it that the real lives behind the applicants are completely lost.

      I am new to the blogging world but yes, it is supplying some great distraction. It’s good to see families working well and being happy – it’s something to aim for really!

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