Well, yeah more than likely I'd say! Of course there are many very honest blogs out there talking about the less fun side of parenting, and important issues such as depression and special needs but you could easily mistake many more for living a perfect life... gorgeous children, perfect Mum's crafting with their children and others creating lovely home cooked meals every day.
From reading previous comments on my blog it occurred to me that people sometimes see a different view to reality.... living the high life in the sun? When I started this blog I didn't deliberately set out to only blog about the good stuff but as time went on it's kind of what happened, plus the fact it cheers me up more to write about the nice things!
I know a lot of people read this now and many that I know in 'real life' so I've tried to stay away from the moans, in fact it took me till last month to write my first 'moany' post. and I even toned that down!
I've been debating this post for a while but realised its my
As you may know, Aaron lost his job back in August. We've been looking for work now for many months and it appears there is none to be found. Maybe 5 or 6 jobs found to apply for, with no response and one (unsuccessful) interview in 5 months. He is now looking further afield and has applied (still with no response) for jobs in Dubai and the Middle East. It would be the answer to our problems if he got one of those, although it might throw up a few more as it would mean me staying here and him working in a different country.
Having paid his social insurance payments since starting work, Aaron is entitled to unemployment benefit, this does however only last for 6 months so we are fast approaching this time now. My parents have been and continue to be amazing and are currently supporting us but I hate having to do this to them and I know it cannot continue. I really don't know what we will have to do, Aaron maintains that we will not HAVE to go back to the UK, which is more than fine by me. It's one of the last things I want to do and I don't know that it would even help us that much.
Our bills seem to be thundering through the door at once, and my car is making some worrying noises.
Aaron's car has been off the road for over a year now and in the garage for most of that time as they fix it slowly in their typical Cyprus way!
I really need to go to the dentist, but am putting it off as I know its going to cost me!
I feel like I haven't been warm for months - yes I know, sunny Cyprus but it's bloody freezing indoors. I spend every day in 3 or 4 layers of clothes and spend the evenings under a duvet. We have had the heating on as little as possible and have still been hit with a bill for over 500 euros for 3 months! I know it won't be long at all until the days warm up and as soon as that happens everything will seem easier though.
I won't even start on how much I need a hair cut, or how I no longer have a pair of jeans to fit and one of my two decent pairs of leggings has a hole in them as they are not essential things and I'm trying to forget how I thought they once were.
I'm trying to be positive (yep, positive we are stuffed!) and I'm sure I'll get moaned at for writing this post but by not writing it, I felt like it was stopping me writing anything else! I'll stop now before I remember there are more things to moan about.
Normal service will be resumed shortly and I'll be back to depressing you all with sunny beach photos.....