Merry Christmas to me!

Today I received one of the best presents ever: 11 days of time with my children.

I travelled to Winchester today and picked Ryan and Chloé up at 3pm. We stopped at Cobham services for a toilet break and had a long awaited coffee caramel frappuccino which I shared with the kids. Chloé doesn’t like it so she had a cup of water. We finally got back to Kent by 7.

I’m so happy that I get the next few days with them.

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It got a bit windy!

It seems to have been a bit windy here in the UK last night. The wind seems to have taken out my mum’s fence!WP_20131224_001Thankfully though this is nothing compared to what others have faced around the UK with the floods, power outages, damaged properties and deaths etc. It’s a scary place out there at the moment! Trees falling down everywhere blocking roads. People being trapped in their cars because of floods and having to be rescued by the fire department.

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A lot has changed

As you can guess by the title of this post a lot has changed. Sadly I split with Katie in August after 10 years of being together. I wont go into details, but lets just say that the break up went quite badly. As a result I am now living with my parents in Sittingbourne with no job.

Sadly since the breakup I have only seen my children once, which was in November. As you may or may not know, my children are the purpose of my life. To see them as little as I do is very hard for me. I am comfortable with myself enough to say that I find myself crying because I miss them so much. They were a huge part of my life and i miss them greatly.

WP_20130725_021Thankfully, this doesn’t seem to heading down the way of the courts. Katie has said I can see and be with the kids whenever I want.

We have both agreed that I will be picking the kids up on Christmas day and bring them back to my Mum’s until they go back to school on the 6th January, which is awesome news, because it would have been almost two months since I last saw them. Having no job means I have to rely on Katie to provide petrol, which means I don’t get to see them anywhere as near as much as I would like to.

Hopefully all goes well and I manage to get a job soon, because if I don’t I wont be able to keep my car for much longer as it’s costing £300 a month just to keep it sitting in the driveway, which thankfully I’m not paying for! So far I have applied for just over 90 jobs with no success. Heres hoping the new year provides for me because I’m sick of not working and I really want to keep my car!