Happy Monday everyone!
I’m sitting here, at home, tucked up on the sofa writing this, with my big knitted slippers on, a blanket over my legs and a hot cup of coffee by my side – after a year of pretty good weather, the cold has suddenly arrived and OH BOY is it cold! I had to chip ice off my car windscreen this morning!
You might be wondering why I’m writing this from home on a Monday and, as much as I wish it was because I had a day off, I’m actually going to be working from home today because the cats have both gone to the vets for an operation. They have a genetic issue which means that the natural bacteria they should have in their mouth to keep their teeth relatively clean isn’t there. They have special dental biscuits to help keep their teeth in good condition, but every few years they have to have surgery to have them cleaned and/or removed. It’s horrible but all pedigree animals seem to come with some health issue or other and I’m definitely thankful that all I have to contend with is bad teeth, as there are much worse hereditary problems some animals have!
As well as being worried about the poor little furballs I also have the added concern of the cost – the vet has told me to expect a bill of £500-£600 this afternoon. Ouch. I’ve already paid £150 this month for their annual booster jabs, plus the costs of changing the contract on the house from my housemate’s name to Ben’s, so this additional hefty cost is leaving me in a bit of a panic. To have almost £1000 additional unavoidable expenditure on top of my usual outgoings this month has left me in a bit of a sticky wicket – my overdraft has been maxed!
After being in debt and fighting so hard to get out of it, money tends to worry me, but I also know that I just need to get my head down, tighten my belt and have a frugal few months ahead to get myself back on the straight and narrow again.
At the end of the day, money doesn’t even slightly compare to the health and wellbeing of my boys, so if it costs £600 to ensure they’re happy and healthy, then that’s a small price to pay in my opinion!
Here’s my life lately…
Oxford Street always looks so pretty at this time of year. I”m sure this must be one of the most photographed parts of London around Christmas time!
We went to Mr Vine’s Wine’d Up event with Haydy and her other half and had such a good time! I feel so lucky to have found so many great friends through blogging; when I started I had no idea how many good people it would bring in to my world.
The official photos from Wine’d Up were uploaded to the Mr Vine Facebook page and guess who was caught with their hand on their boyfriend’s backside… Oh lordy… Classy as ever!
Seeing the friendship blossom between the furries really makes me happy – they’ve made so much progress!
This sauce is my favourite EVER and it’s impossible to buy it these days. In fact, when I was 18 I went to Liverpool for a weekend and brought home a suitcase full of bottles as I found somewhere that sold it up there! Then last weekend I spotted them for sale in my local farm shop! Happy Penny!
“Line ’em up barman, it’s been one of those days…”
This pooch thinks she’s a lapdog, I swear! She’s forever laying on top of us! (By the way, those aren’t her ribs, it’s the markings on her fur!)
As you can see, we haven’t been doing a huge amount, but with November proving to be an expensive month and Christmas now less than 5-weeks away, we’ve been living the quiet life (which suits me just fine, I’m such a home bird!)
I’ve also been debating getting back into YouTube again recently, I really enjoyed doing it and I want to document my life, but I then start second-guessing myself and end up stepping back from it. We’ll see… maybe I just need to stop overthinking everything and jump in the deep end? What do you all think?