Been a bit quiet around here hasn’t it.

Sorry about that, a combination of half term and yet more house stress has left me struggling for words that aren’t ‘fuck’ or ‘bollocks’ and much as I love a profanity, it is hard to construct a 400 word post out of them. (Though there have been times in the last fortnight where the thought of writing the ‘F’ word over and over again has been appealing!).

We lost another house last week, and found another new one this week. We now have to endure a long wait to find out whether we can have it or not, and frankly having biffed on many a time on this blog about the unfairness of the rental market and why it is so hard to find a house I am as bored of  writing about it as you are reading about it.

Am trying to keep faith in the idea it may all be OK this time, while balancing that with a degree of scepticism – and frankly, that combined with managing an errant three year old and two older ones at home, is all my brain has room for.

I tried to think of something funny to ruminate on, but all brain activity is set to anxiety mode and won’t allow other thoughts a look in. I really look forward to a time when the whole bloody house crap is settled and I can just get back to enjoying life without the fear of homelessness looming over me like a big gloomy cloud of misery.

I even started to worry I may be a bit depressed, but I genuinely think my low mood is just a result of too many months of worrying about it all. I know things could be worse, we are all healthy and all that, and could honestly slap myself for not being able to put the concerns to the back of my mind – but I am a dweller, can’t help it.

This cheered me up though….




… am off to dive into a massive cake, and hopefully I will be able to come back soon with good news and a cheerier disposition,


until then you will find me in the biscuit tin,

Love Miss Cisco XXX





  1. February 21, 2015 / 11:22 am

    I feel your pain. Renting is crap and the endless search for a house is bad enough without having to endure a wait to see if you will deemed to be a suitable tenant. Hang on in there and I really hope that soon it will all be resolved and you will be packing up ready to move into your new nest. In the meantime I think that the cake option is definitely the best course of action.

    • February 21, 2015 / 1:29 pm

      Thank you for your supportive words x

  2. February 21, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    So sorry you’re struggling, I am crossing everything that this house comes through and you can relax sooner rather than later
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  3. February 22, 2015 / 3:09 am

    Sorry to hear about your ongoing house woes. Fingers crossed your current bidding comes to fruition. I hope the cake helped. Probably better nutritionally than wine. Just. Have you tried Nairns Stem Ginger Oat Biscuits? They’re yummo and ginger is good for wobbly tummies. Alternatively ginger crunch has more butter…If you can do good swearing in a post do it! Janex ps. A stoat walked into our living room earlier, sniffed the dog’s bum then walked out again. I do not lie. The H was sitting at his computer.
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    • February 22, 2015 / 8:01 am

      Love a ginger biccie so will have a look out for those – and your stoat story made me laugh! X

  4. February 23, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    I”m a few days late reading this. so think I may have seen good news elsewhere? I hope I didn’t imagine it! No wonder you’re stressed, I would be in just the same position. I really couldn’t imagine you depressed though, that would be serious! Cake definitely helps. Onwards and upwards… x
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    • February 24, 2015 / 8:17 am

      Nothing confirmed yet, but fingers firmly crossed for good news this week x

  5. February 24, 2015 / 10:49 am

    Hello again! Right, I’m just copying and pasting my comment onto the correct post, because there really isn’t a place for an f-bomb on Oh You Pretty Things!!

    Oh my goodness, you’re right! Stressed is totally desserts backwards. That means I need a lotta sugar right now.

    Hope things start to fall into place for you. Failing that, I’m more than happy to collaborate on a blog post with you which solely features the word ‘fuck’ on repeat.

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  6. February 25, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Oh that’s just crap. I really, really hope you get this next property. I’m not surprised you’re feeling meh – this has been going on for a while now, always in the back of your head. Go and put your feet up with a nice cup of tea (or glass of gin) and keep your life as simple as you can right now – your humour is waiting to bounce back. All fingers crossed for you. XXX

  7. March 2, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    “(Though there have been times in the last fortnight where the thought of writing the ‘F’ word over and over again has been appealing!).” Amen to that. 😀

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