Good News!!!

At last, our Tom has a new job and so this means things are on the up! He is working for 82ASK, which is perfect for him. He starts when we come back off holiday (7th July) so here we come Belladrum!

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Stressful situation a head

I am meant to be traveling to my home town of Walney Island. The thing is I don’t want to go and face the rath of my little brother and to be honest it is for something I had no control over.

Mike, my brother bought my mum a dog last year. Poppy was left with mum for company since Dad and then Mike had all left home. My Mum worked 12 hours shifts and Poppy (the dog) was being left in the house with no training all day every day.

Mum called me and told me she was going to get rid of Poppy unless Tom and I could find a home for her, so we took her on. At first it was just to train her up and make sure her loo habits we normal. My Mum then decided it wasn’t fair to bring Poppy back to her house after spending so long with us, so we were allowed to keep her.

My brother some how thinks I took Poppy away from Mum and will not give her back, I am a dog kidnapper and thus should be excluded from the family, and most likely rot in hell.

I have tried to speak with him and he wants nothing to do with me. This really hurts me as I thought I was close to him and now I have found out he just likes people when it suite him. To keep the peace my Mum has bought him a puppy, great I thought but it seems that he will still have nothing to do with me.

I always thought that when you are part of a family, as a family you work together and look out for each other – I guess I was wrong.

Money, the root of all evil!

Most of my friends know I’m good with my money. I work hard to make sure my bills are paid and help those who don’t have a lot of money. During the months of December to March, I was working part time for Hawkshead. I was earning about £550 per month and it was enough to pay my rent and some bills.

At the weekend I received a letter from a credit agency, demanding I paid £1200 within 7 days. How the hell can I pay over a grand in 7 days when I couldn’t even afford the £40 a month. I had to phone this credit agency (Scott +) and asked them nicely if I could re-pay the debt on a low amount. They demanded I paid £140 a month or they would arrest my wages. I tried to explain to them that I lived off £750 a month and that my rent was £500. Taking that much money off me would leave me really stuck.

They didn’t care, I had to agree to the amount and be done with it. After my phone call I decided to phone the council and found out that credit agencies have an earning scheme. So back to the credit agency I went and managed to reduce the amount to £70 a month. I am going to the citizen advice bureau to try and get it reduced even more.

I am so angry that companies treat everyone like we’re criminals. Everyone, some time in their life falls into debt, yet it is treated like you have done this on purpose. Not everyone in this world earns £15,000 a year and some people have other financial commitments each month. This company wanted to arrest my wages, this means I wouldn’t be able to pay my rent, thous I would lose my flat. How could this benefit anyone?

If some one is in financial difficulty it is because they have NO MONEY! I live off £2 A DAY!!! I don’t drink, smoke even get my hair cut, because I can’t afford it.

There should be an assessment for people who are in debt, so that payments are made with out other consequences. Unless you are one of those people who spends all their money on clothes, then you do have a problem and should get a life!

Rant over…..

Here comes the Summer!

I’m going on holiday in 2 weeks and man am I looking forward to it. Did you know I haven’t had a holiday for over a year! The last time I had a break from everything was when Tom and I went to York in September last year. Since then I have had six jobs, gained a dog and moved house twice.

For our holiday we are going to Stratherrick for a week and then off to somewhere else for another week, not too sure where yet. We could stay in Stratherrick for another week or we could be traveling to Cornwall with Mother. I would like to go home to Barrow, since it’s been about a year. But my brother Michael is not talking to me since we got Poppy and he’s not talking to other brother Alan, as he has gone back with his old girlfriend. So the atmosphere back at home will be naff.

I guess for me it’s a chance to get away from Edinburgh.  I was sat outside for my lunch break, some thing I was never able to do when working in the shops.  I thought what a difference a year brings.  Last year I was living at Woodburn, working my heart out 40+ hours a week in a shop.  This year I am working in an office and have a new flat with a dog to keep me company.

I wonder what will happen in another year?  This time next I could be on top of a mountain, in the middle of nowhere and not have a care in the world. Mmmmm maybe too much, start off small!