Tuesday, August 23, 2011


We went out to have a nice family outing on Aug 11th. We came back to find that Hounslow Council had changed our lives forever.

We are officially homeless. Would have been nice of them to TELL us they'd stopped the housing benefit. And would have been nice to FIND OUT THEY WERE GOING TO FREAKIN' EVICT US!!!

Do they REALLY think we'd have gone out that day if we'd KNOWN what we'd come back to!?

We've been forced to move to Wales ahead of when we'd planned. And now we're desperatley trying to find a property to move into before school starts. We have 2 weeks. And are having no luck. I want my family back together. The girls are staying with my sister and her chain smoker husband. The rest of us are staying with my parents. The air bed is ok, but poor rick just has his quilt doubled over on the floor.

The kicker in everything here is THEY DIDN'T LOOK AT THE CLAIM PROPERLY!! I didn't work full time. Not since before Sian was born. But it's too late for us. We're struggling to find a place that we can afford.

Clive has had to leave a steady job. The kids have left their school and friends and Rainbows and Brownie packs. I've left two of the best friends ever behind.

I wanted to move home, but not like this. All I can do is cry. I'm starting to doubt my abilities as a parent. a carer. a daughter. a person.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

camping... not sure about it still!

Sian, Beth and Rick with their Great Grandad Tom
Beth just "chilaaaaaaaaaxing"

Sian takes time out to play DS in the tent

Lets go fly a kite!

Rick makes a movie.

playing on the digger

Daddy helps Rick scoop sand

Shovel and drop!

Friday, August 05, 2011

THIS is how accidents happen!

The pics are out of order, and she was being closely supervised while I took the pics. But I came down to find her IN the dryer trying to get clothes out!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Roll on Summer Hols!

Sian's desperate not to go to school. She came down this morning in her normal clothes not her uniform.

first it was not feeling well, but she couldn't say how.
then it was sewing is too hard, that was her choice to do sewing club- which incidentally wasn't on today!
then it was cause she has to do "Horrid Henry" in Literacy. In English (we're in England?!)

Sometimes I think it'd be easier to just Home School her. But then would Beth want to be home schooled as well. She's a very sociable child. She loves break and dinner time. That's about all she enjoys these days!

Her ideal curriculum would go like this:


I could do that home schooling. She won't get it at school... what to do... roll on summer hols!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Sian almost got it. 2 seconds later she moaned she couldn't do it!
Beth's collecting daisys

Beth trying to help Sian ride a 2 wheeler

Sian and Beth getting to grips with some open air excersize equipment

Beth trying to walk the rolling plank!

Rick being cute LOL

Beth up in the air

Sian up in the air

Sian & Beth posing for me.

Beth learnt to ride her bike with no stabilisers!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Awful Day

I left blogging about it so I could try and see something good about the day. There wasn't.

I got to housing and their queueing system was broken. Rick was a star considering we stood in line for over 30mins. (and 3 days later they still haven't received it!?)

Tried to take money out the bank. It wouldn't let me take out what I knew was in there.

Putting change in my purse I lost £5 to the wind- at least it wasn't the £10!? But that left me short till payday.

The bus back to school didn't arrive till almost 3pm. I was meant to be picking Beth up at 3.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

surrey heath fair

Daddy, Rick and Beth on the Frimley Lodge Minature Railway
Rick's learning to drive!

Sian in a tree

Beth with a gian carrot or two

Rick found a minature train

Sian got to find out about steam trains

Beth learning about the steamer

Rick saw the model railway

Sian getting off a giant bouncy slide



Hubble Puppetry

Hubble MC

Hubble Drummer

Rick was headbanging to the music!