Hey there - thanks so much to those of you who contacted me - very sweet of you. I've been ok I guess, just so much going on and not enough time to settle down and actually write something.
It's finally the summer hols - YAY I hear you cry. Well yes, it IS bloody fantastic however we've decided to make it a bit less relaxing. Near the end of term I was having a look at properties available to rent around here, we currently rent a TINY 2-bed flat. We now need 3 bedrooms due to a change in circumstances (NO, I am NOT having a baby!) and I found a HUGE flat for a fairly decent price. We're now waiting for all our references to go through (should be no problem with that) and I'm currently packing every hour I can. This will serve me right for hoarding so much weird shit - I've got to pack the bloody stuff now! We're having a bit of a holiday later on so I'm trying to get everything packed now. We have NO room anywhere and I'm getting a wee bit stressed by it all. Not a good state really. I hate packing, I get angry with myself for being such a hoarder and stressed by my inability to throw anything away.
Anyway - I doubt there will be much 'second-hand living' for the next few weeks as we're holding onto our £ and also not adding to the boxes of stuff - however I vow to post some bits and pieces I find on the web and also to come around and visit all of you.