Yes, I am still alive and kicking, here and well…
I was on holiday this week, I say was because I came back early, I’ll explain that in a moment. First I just wanted to apologize for the emptiness of my blog of late, I cannot and will not promise that there will be a return to daily posts as my life just does not feel like it is moving that way currently, but for now I am here and will post as/when I have something to say/share.
I do have a couple of guest posts lined up for the next few days, that will keep you going for a little bit maybe? 😉
So, I had explained before my holiday that I was struggling for inspiration to write anything at all, let alone daily blog posts. I’m just in a strange place at the moment.
I had hoped my holiday would help. My first ever proper trip abroad, by plane, alone. Just me and the sun in Korcula, Croatia (and meeting Ruth of Seba Silver whilst there).
I couldn’t sleep the night before my early morning flight, so I decided to read my post from earlier that day – big mistake!
I had a letter from the Tax credits office, that indicated there was a problem with my claim which could mean I had been overpaid by over £11,000. I tried hard not to stress about it, the letter said I should contact them before 3rd July to sort it out – I would be back from holiday on the 30th June anyway, no problem, sort it out when I return…
Well, of course things didn’t work out that way. I flew out to Croatia, tried to relax, unwind, enjoy myself. But I couldn’t do it, as much as I needed this break the threat of £11, ooo worth of debt hanging over my head had me in tears unable to enjoy myself. I just wanted to come home and sort it out. Sure, there was a good chance it was all a mistake, but I’ve never had a debt in my life and there is no way I can pay anyone £11,000 where would I get that sort of money?
A phonecall received on Monday topped it all off, I had to get back and sort it. I could not sit in my hotel room in tears worrying about it for the rest of the week.
So, I came home. I called up the airline, changed my flight and headed back.
I arrived home late Tuesday night, and first thing Wednesday morning I was on the phone to sort out what was going on. After a few calls it turned out to all be an error due to my son’s child benefit having stopped too early, and in fact I am owed money rather than me being the one owing.
So, I’m home, relaxed and happy that it’s all sorted, it was a shame to cut my holiday short but I feel much better to be back home and sorted than I would to be sat over there still thinking about it and unable to sort it until I returned – I can always have another holiday at some point now I know I’m not buried in debt!
Anyway, I’m plodding along again now, priority number one is trying to find a job. I’m sure I will keep you updated on things here and there and share any interesting tidbits I think of from time to time. Until I blog again, ttfn 😉
Best wishes and much love to all my loyal readers! 😀 xx
- Places to Visit: Croatia (travelwyse.wordpress.com)
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