Monday, 13 June 2016

House hunting saga...

It has been a manic in our neck of the woods lately. House hunting has been a daunting task - just struggling to find a house that ticks all the boxes. Viewed quite a numbers but only interested with at least two of them so we made an offer to one but turned our offer down until the second viewing with our architect friend who viewed with us and found out that the house is falling apart - thanked God or would have otherwise offered more. Yes, it was so disappointing to know but the safety of the family are our top priority. The view of that location was awesome but the asking price is remarkably too much. Apparently, the only way to profit with that buy is to knock the current house and build two which again will cost more therefore the asking price has to drop-down because legally, they are only selling a plot but they (owner) don't understand that (or they just refuse to). Anyway, we felt cold on that one in the end and didn't bother anymore so we viewed more houses and offered to another one near the kids school which we practically think is the best location. I fell in love with this house straight after the first viewing - its truly a character house. Unfortunately, they turned our first offer and so we offerred a bit more and more until to our last offer with a caption 'take it or leave it' but have not heard from them for two weeks and then all of a sudden saw some photos up with these house in a daily paper (they held us for a bit longer in case someone will come along to offer either more or less before they'll respond to us) which we thought is unreasonable so we withdrawn because we felt used. So the house-hunting is still on! We believed that the right house will always come at a right price and in the right time. Lucky, we have our good friends who offered their place to us to let while we are still looking for a new home! We literally have two weeks to pack everything and move from our current place but with all my pending course work don't think it's possible! I'm desperately calling all the superheros right now for some help!!! 😬😏
The very first house we viewed but didn't like. 

The first one we offered but luckily turned us down. Lovely sea view, best location but house itself are unsafed - literally need to re-structure, rebuild or remodel! 


This one has a very interesting feature but listed as conservation therefore can't be change. If it's a little bigger it would have been ideal but we just couldn't think  of anyways to make the upstair bigger or how to build a master ensuite. In short the downstair's living are fine but upstair's one is quite small for a family of five. Again, love the location and it has a very unique garden but not for us. 

This one is really too small and too far out. Cute but not for us 😊. 

We just have to wait for the perfect house!!! 




Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Our Wedding Anniversary

Today marked another year of our marriage. Thanked God, we managed not to kill each other all these years. Yes, it is our 13th wedding anniversary today 08.06.16. In case you will ask what we did today as our celebration (or may not) still I will narrate it here anyway. We got each other a present (though mine arrived missing an important piece but never mind - it's the thought that counts),  a stacker for my husband and a rayban for me (though only the case survived the shipping). We do hope amazon will sort it out soon. Yeah, no fancy dinner until everything is sorted into our new home (if we find one of course). It's a little bit stressful anniversary as both my husband and I are loaded with works. So most of the day today are spent working the completion of my research project. We did it! Thanks to a genius husband - he's definitely a God's gift to me! It's a happy anniversary indeed! Life may not always be a bed of roses but with a very supportive, understanding and most loving husband like mine then life is worth living! 
a dozen of red roses are more than enough to make me happy. 😊❤️❤️❤️

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Today was worth all my nerves!

What an experienced I have had today! I went to Bangor University for the ucas open day after applied an undergraduate chemistry degree. I felt so nervous on the way thinking over things that probably didn't even matter. I am like that though, I tend to overthink situation. My nerves was just all over me and it got worse soon as we enter the science building. After 10 minutes being sat down at the lecture room and heard how how heavy the modules is going to be for the first year I silently thought that maybe my background education wouldn't be enough compare to the other applicants that gone through A-levels before studying a degree. In short I am in doubt whether I can do the course with not having enough qualifications. The chance for me to get a place or be offered a place is pretty slim compare to those younger students who have had proper qualifications from GCSE's to A-levels. At the event today, I was not only an access student but also the oldest one in there. That really put me off because of the much wider age gap but then I thought, "oh well, I might as well charged it to experience" and shouldn't I be proud of how far I've come? It's the pressure I've created for myself that because I am the older one I should be expected to perform better. Unlike the course I am currently in has few other older ones thereby no pressure felt to excel any better. But should I let my age hinder me to pursue my dream? NO! Never! So I stayed in. Then I found out that there is an interview with the member of the academic staff and what's even more frightening was that I had that spontaneous interview with the only head of admission or the director of that department who looks like someone who can't be messing around. It is petrifying knowing that I was not so ready for that interview at all. All I expect was a general tour around the University, lectures, practical demonstration, food and informal chats. Anyway, soon as I entered his office I started to feel my nerves and started sweating. More so when he began firing questions at me. That is when I can barely speak even if I have the answers in mine but when you are that s**t scared you'll tend to lose or forget what you are about or going to say. Though I've managed to answer most of the question asked but I don't think it was enough. I felt that I could have explains it better. My answers were short and simple if not vague. But guess he'd seen my clear determination above all because he offered me a place. I'm well happy today and to top it all, another milestone achieved today for I took a train on my way back home for the very first time on my own. Wow! I'm heading to becoming an independent woman. 
So thought it would be nice to take photo  of the flatform I was in earlier today for keepsake. 😜😂👌🏻 

Thursday, 10 March 2016

But, I won't do that!

Do you find it hard when you are living in a house full of conservative people?...

Like when you are wearing something like this in the house and your 10 yr old son looks at you like you've committed a murder and left you speechless with rhetorical question saying, "Mummy what are you wearing?" My face was like 😠. Their father-influenced to them are extremed, no doubt! Debated whether to carry on just to annoy them all or change? Alright they've won as I've went for the latter 😏. Although there is that saying that says "Be yourself" but still, it didn't work.  Well, its debatable really because and one point you say yes I won't change for anybody in this world. But when you become a mother everything changed including that because we will do anything for our kids, don't we?  Oh wait a minute, there is that song by meatloaf "I'd do anything for love" (but I won't do that)? In that case, remaining to be me is fully justified, lol. 
One more pose? For picture sake!! 😅😅 love you kids!! 

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