Thursday, 19 July 2018

A good news story (for a change)

It's so nice to be able to write a positive blog for a change.

To recap:
We were made homeless in Ireland. 
Let down by the system completely. 
To be honest both me and my partner were at breaking point. 
The very real possibility of being on the street was horrific. 
I'm in enough pain in my bed 20 hours of the day... take that bed away from me,  along with roof, it didn't bare thinking about. 
That was beforeI even right of my 4yo on the street....

So we decided to STOP.

STOP looking for houses for a while. 

STOP the constant rejections when landlords didn't choose us. 

STOP begging for the help that should be offered.

STOP being made feel like utter crap. 

We will probably be judged for doing this but tbh our mental and physical health was in too much danger to do anything else.

Instead, we took the decision to pack up or remaining possessions, (after we had sold or gave away the majority) and head to the UK for some much needed respite.

We are staying with my parents. My son is absolutely LOVING being with his grandparents, and we are finally not fighting all this shite alone. 

We don't know where we will end up but we did decide that there was something proactive we COULD do. 


We've been engaged for years but been waiting on the divorce (that made us homeless funnily enough) to be able to do so.  

The old clichè We don't have much but we have each other, couldn't be truer.

Obviously it's not going to be a lavish affair,  a small registry office "do" is the plan. 

I'm currently having fun whilst lying in my bed seeing what bargains I can find.  It's amazing what's out there. 

I don't know how I'll cope with the Day itself but I'm hoping a late seated Ceremony and relaxed evening will be doable.

I'm going to pimp up my walking stick and may even pimp up my scooter with some just married stuff lol

If any of you reading this have any tips I'd love to hear them. 

Anyway, as always,  thank you for reading. 
Remember we can't give up people, we HAVE to keep fighting.

Gentle hugs and much love to all


  1. Congratulations Jojo,some well deserved good news, all the very best to you all, please keep us updated with the progress x

  2. Wonderful news. Hope you have an amazing day however modest.

  3. You've been through the mill and back JoJo....congratulations to you both ...have a long and happy life together ..better things to come xx

  4. So happy for you to see you are managing to cope with all the difficulties and even creating your own happy rainbow... brave girl... wish you all the very best in those difficult times...I am sure your wedding day will be amazing ( we call those days trideli days cos they are full of a wonderful and special quality...) to your trideli day !!!!!

  5. Having something to plan and look forward to is great medicine. We had a very modest registry office wedding followed by a cold buffet in a working man's club That was over 36 years ago. ... All the best xxx

  6. Good for you Jojo I hope you find all you are looking for and have the day you want and deserve. Why not make a list and post see if anyone can help with anything. I for one would be happy to do so if I can. Keep us posted on progress xx

  7. Delighted to hear this happy news. πŸ™πŸŒΈπŸΉπŸ’–πŸ¦

  8. So glad the way things worked out for you. Ireland let down with a bang.