It's certainly been a busy month... it all started with Curves on Trend's product launch on the 1st. We didn't manage to lower the costs of some of the products for the launch which was disappointing but we're still working through that as we go. I'm happy that we've had a good response to the photos and the product generally and we're lucky to have been able to forge new relationships with bloggers and marketing gurus near and far. I'm happy with the company's progress and hope that each month we will take continual steps forward.
On the 6th of the month Sean and I completed the purchase of our first house. It's odd to look back now and think that was just earlier this month, its already been somewhat of a rollercoaster. We managed to get in and our money stretched well, allowing us to splurge on some new pieces.
I'm an impatient creature by nature and obsessively tried to create my idea of the perfect room for each room in the household except Sean's man cave. I have a deep desire to organise everything immediately, that is not the case in a new house and I've had to settle myself on that point. And actually I wasn't able to decide on some of the rooms so it has worked in my benefit. The house has been coming to get really quite nicely, our new sofa and snuggler chair look fantastic in the living room and we're already decided on a large media unit etched. I will probably spend blog post time on some of the rooms to collate my ideas which are slowly but surly coming together. It's a task when you want the house to look modern yet classic, clean yet personalised... Ideal Home has been invaluable to help structure some of my ideas especially when it comes to colour.
Then this Halloween weekend came to pass and with it brought some bad juju leading to our house being broken into and our laptop/PS4/Xbox One all being stolen. Something had warned me on Sunday afternoon as I left the house that we were going to be broken into and I text Sean demanding burglar alarms as soon as we get paid. Unfortunately whatever intuition I had didn't manage to give me enough warning and at quarter to seven Sean phoned to tell me we had indeed been broken into. What are the odds of that happening once to a couple? And what are they for happening twice? After two months of being in our old flat we were broken into and now three weeks into our new house... cursed?
Its so violating. Knowing someone has walked through your house, through the front door no less and helped themselves to your things. I can't even compute what kind of a person would do this. Steal items that have been paid for by our hours and days, days and weeks, weeks and months, months and years of work. All for the thrill of theft and a couple of hundred quid for the second hand sale. It's disgusting.
So now, at the end of October I've confined myself above stairs like an old maid and thanks to the tradition of guising every time the bell rings I honestly think I'm going to have a panic attack. With the whole break in I haven't prepared sweets or anything for children going door to door and honestly I've never lived in a house where I've ever needed to think about preparing for the day. So here I sit, watching the BBC's Pride and Prejudice for the millionth time, typing away on my Amazon Kindle and trying to remain calm about all the noise and movement outside.
It really makes me sad that we've been broken into... the loss of irreplaceable photos and files on my laptop, the violation of our home and a home that I'm still getting used to, the general trauma to both of us... I know it will pass, and with an extensive security system being installed this week I know the house will be as secure as possible but right now, it does make me sad. November is my birthday month and so I can hope for a less confusing month ahead