Tuesday 11 October 2011

Its been a while

Well hello all, I'm sorry for my lack of blogging lately I have just been tied up with really dull stuff that I have not found much time or enthusiasm for anything fun, to be honest, the last few weeks have put me in a really baaad mood. 
Now I have debated talking about this, as, well it is supposed to be a blog about all things lovely and vintage, but I thought by sharing it might help me to stop wallowing in negativity, and get back some of my motivation!
But If you are not in the mood for a Tuesday morning ranty type post then please skip to the last two paragraphs where the mood lifts, I can completely understand :)

After my fabulous holiday (post on that to follow) I was brought back down to earth with a bump once I was greeted with two new housemates, who had moved in while I was away. 
Don't make me mad...
I rent a room in a shared house, and I have for about 6 years and for the most part it has been an interesting and enjoyable time. I have lived with some truly fabulous people such as the wonderfully fiery Carlota, an Italian Buddhist (interesting combo) who taught me how to brew and drink proper coffee, also Marzena and Thomas a Polish couple who were just the most friendly and truly generous people I have ever met, and there have been many other fascinating people from far and wide who I have learnt many new things from.  I will add at times I have also shared the house with a few kitchen knife-wielding crazies, who have made me want to sleep with one eye open, and my door securely locked, but all in all my time there has been enjoyable and above all the rent is cheap!

But these new additions to our household have just pushed me to the edge of reason, they are both bright young women who seem to have no personal or communal hygiene standards at all, no matter how often you politely ask them to have a bit of respect for the others in the house. Honestly, the tales I could tell you would turn your stomach and are certainly not fit for description here, and these are the kind of well spoken, well educated, young women who you would see on the street and think they looked classy!

This has lead me to try and find somewhere new to live which in turn means I have now had the misfortune of coming across "The Letting Agent".  Now I am sure there are hundreds nay thousands of wonderful courteous and friendly letting agents out there, who are ready to help, the problem is ones that I have met so far, have been rude, smarmy and just plain stress inducing.

They laugh at you when you ask to see a rental property at a certain time as they know due to the high demand it is going to have gone to someone who is available at 10 am on Monday morning, not after work on a Weds. They never call you back, or they leave property's on the search engines months after it has already been let, just so that you waste your time working out if you could live in said flat, in said location, to ring up only to find that "oh it sorry it went last Monday, we have this one though but it's ££ more than the one advertised".

After four weeks of looking, I have still not even managed to get a single viewing!!!! Argh!!

Deep breath...ok ok...I am calm now... I know that in the grand scheme of things this is a minor blip on the radar of life, and soon it will all be forgotten, but boy I can empathise now when people say moving/buying a house is one of the most stressful things you may have to do in life. It's just horrid.

You will be glad to know I have (other than sulking and kicking things:)) been reading all your wonderful bloggy goings on, though I haven't been commenting much (something I will remedy very soon!). I will say you guys have given me a much needed 'Technicolor Happy Place' to retreat to when I have wanted to scream and have toddler style tantrum :)

So let me end this post on a high and onto something much more fun. I am currently sorting out a little giveaway as a big thank you to all of you for sticking around and following me and getting me to 160 followers! Gosh, I honestly can't believe it, I never imagined that would ever happen! So thank you all, you're all totally Brilliant! x

Wendy x


  1. Awww Wendy that sounds horrible :( I really empathise with you petal, there's nothing worse than living with people you don't like as your home is meant to be the place where you can relax and de-stress and having tension and unhappiness with others in your home makes this impossible!

    I really hope you find somewhere else to live and at least in the meantime I hope things get a bit beter with the girls you're living with :)


  2. oh hon, moving home, my thoughts are with you!
    Just to cheer you up, I was thrilled to see you had made a post, you have been missed!!
    Start doing a fail safe activity, to cheer yourself up, mine is looking through my patterns then with a handful heading for the fabric shop!! lol x x x

  3. You certainly have been missed me love! What a crock to come back to all of that. All the best with your search!

  4. Oh! Thank you ladies you have really helped to brighten my mood :)

  5. Oh no! *Hugs* I totally empathise with the flat hunting horror - all those stories sound very unpleasantly familiar. You'll get there soon, I'm sure. I'm so sorry about your awful flatmates as well - those kind of girls are the worst! I find it terrible when people put on this glam performance for the world but then don't respect the people they live with, or themselves, for that matter! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you find somewhere soon with nice people to make up for your current experience.

  6. Oh no, that doesn't sound too nice... Some benefits of living on my own (and pay a huuuuuuuge rent) is that I don't have to worry about such things. Hopefully you'll find something soon!

  7. I am so sorry for you,
    it must be an awful situation,
    I hope that you will soon find a nice new
    place to rent, fingers crossed!