That was an awfully long "..tomorrow or Sunday" wasn't it?! Goodness, what must you be thinking of me. After my rash promise last Friday to update my shop in the next couple of days, we had a drastic change of plan and decided to drive to Wales for the day to see Tom at his University. Drastic may sound dramatic and to those of you who know me, know that I have a predisposition to being a tad OTT and a bit excitable. But this time I felt fully justified in letting my voice be heard and heard it was!
Poor Tom has been having money problems. Students in the UK are given a loan to cover their fees and a tiny amount in which to live on. Trying to help Tom budget and manage his finances has proved difficult especially when you are 300 miles away and his bank have been making mistakes and you can only speak to someone who is in a call centre not in Tom's local branch; and then they won't speak to you because he is over 18 and it's his account etc. The final straw came when they charged him even more fines for having no money (for no reason) so we decided we would have to go up and sort it out. Well, I could have run up that motorway I felt so cross on his behalf. So we went to see him, the first time since we left him there in September. I got more and more excited as we got closer and jumped out of the car before Anth had really stopped, desperate to have my boy in my arms again. It had been so long. Anyway, we sorted him out the best we could but he has to find a job or he will really be struggling. He some some life lessons to learn and it breaks my heart but it will make him the lovely man I know he will be.
Then I had Alice poorly so with one thing and another no shop update - that is till now. It is here or in my sidebar, with a few goodies, (one of them sort of being in the photograph), so do pop in if you fancy. Meanwhile I need to get some more logs and try to catch up with the housework. It never ends does it?