I can't believe we have only been here a month - seems like quite a bit longer! We have just moved out of OAA and into our permanent rental in Brighton. We didn't look at too many houses as it was tricky dragging the kids around. We saw this place and were undecided what to do as Mark was still waiting to hear about a job. So we decided to offer 6 mths rent up front and it was accepeted. Only thing is, the job didn't come through so now we have a lot less money than before! Mark has an interview tomorrow and I'm really keeping my fingers crossed. Not sure what else to do!
At least with having a permanent base we have been able to enrol our 5 yr old in school so he starts at Brighton Primary after the Easter break. Looking forward to getting a routine as we are just pottering about and I feel we haven't found our feet at all yet. Haven't met many people - I did meet up with Anna and Jenny last week with the kids which was nice, just a shame I had to rush off for an appt with a recruitment agency! Back in the UK I used to meet up with friends or family every day almost so this has been quite weird not being able to do that. Am missing the chats in the playground and the coffee mornings!
Our stuff arrives from the UK tomorrow so am looking forward to that. Be nice to have some photos and things to put up and make this place feel more like home. I don't want to go back to the UK, but I wish I felt more at home than I do. I think the worst bit is not having any income. I find it very stressful as our funds are extremely limited. We really did think it would be easier to find work than it is. Now we are spending the money we saved to buy nice things - like a new TV etc, which was money given to us at our wedding last year. It's depressing spending it on phone bills and car insurance. I feel I will be able to relax when there is money coming in - until then I feel like I am still waiting to get on with our 'new life'. I'm trying not to get too fed up and take it out on the kids but it is hard. They are bored too with no friends and nothing to play with. Roll on tomorrow and getting their toys!
Haven't really got much to add - not much of an update really!