Tag Archives: Benefits

Plague House

After The Ex-Husband, and before The Boy, I had a major life changing relationship. It was with my house. At the start of May 2014, Miss Rose and I moved out of our family home in the countryside into our … Continue reading

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Agent Rejection

Today I got my first rejection from a literary agent. I was expecting it, it was from a really big agency and it was the first one I contacted. And even JK Rowling was rejected a few times before Harry … Continue reading

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Rejection

It happened. My application to rent a house has been rejected because I am on housing benefits, because I am an unemployed single mum. I don’t blame the landlord. He can’t get insurance to take me as a tenant because … Continue reading

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Judgement

I am an unemployed single mother. I’m basically the Daily Mail’s favourite hobby. Today I filled in my first ever rental application. I had to list what benefits I receive and how much. The lettings agent said that a lot … Continue reading

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Distraction

My life is very blessed. I have a home, I have my family, I have my friends,¬†and most importantly of all I have my daughter. I do not take any of these things for granted and count my blessings daily … Continue reading

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Starting Over

My husband left me. It was unexpected and it hurt. But I am a mother. In the morning I kissed him goodbye, told him to let me know what he wanted for dinner, he said “see you later”. I got … Continue reading

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