Sunday, 17 July 2016

Things not good

I haven't posted for a month.

That's because things have been really horrible.

Work has been badly affected by the political situation after Britain voted to leave the European Union - much of my work comes from the rest of Europe, you see.

There's a potentially very expensive piece of maintenance for homes in our street to do. If that wasn't worrying enough, as soon as the problem arose a bunch of con men got onto the case and are scaring the  residents here into doing massively expensive and inappropriate repairs for three times the going rate. Trying to persuade people that they are being conned is not easy.

So that no money is wasted, I have cancelled my summer holidays, bar one weekend trip that was paid for up-front. I had to cancel Sparkle and missed seeing all my friends.

I have been very distressed about all this for three weeks. Fortunately, my T girlfriends have been kind enough to phone me to cheer me up.

Could do with a kind word.

Sue x


  1. Amazing how some people will take any opportunity to rip people off. Have these con artists been reported to the police?

    On the bright side at least you know who will be there for you when you need them.

    1. Thanks, Jenna. We're working on the fraud aspect... it takes time. Sue x

  2. Sorry to hear of the repair dilemma. That certainly isn't unique to the UK...every time there is a hurricane or tornado here in the US, those same thieves crawl out of the rubble to prey on folks who are down and out.

    And the Brexit thing, that's really incredible.

    Will keep you (and the UK) in my thoughts and prayers...hang in there, it will get better!


    1. Thank you, Mandy. I always appreciate your messages. Sue x

  3. I am so sorry, Sue. When I emailed the other day I was expecting good news, but of course life has its own course to run. Having spent 8 years living in Germany and spending all but one holiday in Europe, I was devastated by Brexit. It will have an effect on my job, but I think that itself will disappear when I retire in a few months.

    So sad, also, to miss Sparkle!

    Thinking of you in these tough times.


    1. Thank you, Nikki. I appreciate your kind words. Sue x