This pretty sums up the last 2 weeks for me. The good, the bad and the downright bloody expensive. The past fortnight has been stressful, with a catalogue of things going wrong. But in between the stress there has been some really great times.

First bad thing was the broken heating. Why does the heating break the minute you turn it back on after its summer break ? Thankfully it was fixed quickly by my close friends husband. Cost of £9 for a part on EBay, and the price of a meal to say thank you. So not actually as bad as we first thought.

Then we were hit by the dreaded back to school lurgy. One day of rest on the settee for daughter, and she was back to school the following day. One thing that made her smile was winning a Forest Holidays competition to name their owl.  She came up with the name Oakley, and here she is with her winning owls and certificate.

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The following day the post came and I was hit with a £60 parking fine. I had overstayed my welcome in a local car park by 50 minutes, and obviously this equates to £60 !!! Really makes me mad how they can justify these charges. So my coffee that morning turned out to be a VERY expensive one.

Then we were hit with car problems. The clutch went on my car, and I am now £400 poorer. I hated being without my car, relying on my poor mum to do the school runs and take me to work. Thankfully I have it back now, and I am sat in Starbucks blogging away.

But why am I not sat at home blogging away ? NO BROADBAND, for 4 days now. Sky had a huge outage across the North West on Monday night, and whilst most people are enjoying their broadband again, we are not. Thankfully the kids have taken it quite well. As for me, well I rely on broadband SO MUCH. Having a really low data bundle on my phone hasn’t helped either. It’s costing me a fortune in coffee, sat in my ‘blogging office’.

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But amongst all the bad things that have happened, there has also been some great moments. Seeing Chris Ramsey on the first night of his tour, and him saying hello to me when he came on stage. Highlight of the year lol. Going out last Saturday night wearing my wedding dress. Totally surreal but fantastic night out, and all for a good cause too.

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So its not all been bad, and I know my problems are nothing compared to what some people go through. But I am hoping the next fortnight is less stressful, less expensive and filled with working broadband. Not much to ask is it.

 

10 Thoughts on “The good, the bad and the expensive

  1. What a nightmare its been one thing after another, bet you are glad the last few weeks are over. Glad it is all nearly sorted but life without wifi wow but that was a nightmare, it is rubbish where we life but at least we have it, although some days it is so slow but if it went arghhh x

    • Tracey Williams on October 4, 2015 at 12:49 pm said:

      Its certainly been a challenging few weeks Sarah. A mixture of fab times and some real crappy times. And the reason for the wifi not working ? Hubby put the wrong wire in the back of the router. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when the engineer told me that x

  2. It always seems bad luck comes in threes, in your case maybe more by the sounds of it! We hope that you manage to get the heating fixed and that the dreaded lurgy doesn’t come back! Fingers crossed you mange to get out of the parking fine too! 😉 #Sharewithme x

    • Tracey Williams on October 7, 2015 at 4:14 pm said:

      Thankfully we are having a much better week. Heating seems fine, car working again and no lurgy has returned. Had to pay the parking fine though boo x

  3. Gosh, it never rains but it pours … Hopefully this week will be better and cheaper!

  4. Oh no….you poor thing, you really have had a mixed bag this week, I always find it happens like this, good things happen then a run of absolute crud. Fingers crossed that things pick up for you…..I would also want to cry if our broadband went, wahhh! Thanks so much for linking up with the #bestandworst hope to see you linking up again 🙂

    • Tracey Williams on October 12, 2015 at 2:58 pm said:

      I can definitely say that last week was 100% better than the week before. I really struggled with the broadband not working but enjoyed all the coffee I had at various ‘public blogging offices’ x

  5. Ahh you look amazing in your wedding dress so much fun to go out in it for a good cause. Sometimes it all comes at once challenging us. 🙂 Hope it looks up soon for you darling. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. Why not invite your friends to come share too? I would love to get to know more bloggers and widen my blogger share with me circle. All posts, old and new are welcome. #sharewithme

    • Tracey Williams on October 13, 2015 at 3:06 pm said:

      It was definitely a better week than the last one, and as you say it was a very challenging fortnight. Getting into my wedding dress again after 14 years was so much fun. Loved every minute of the night and we raised over £1100 for charity x

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