Can I have it all or has something got to give?

It’s February 2016 and I’ve been back at work after Maternity Leave for about three weeks. One of the female managers who I don’t really know asks me how I’m getting on. I’m honest and say it’s good to be back but it’s a bit of a shock to the system and I’m still finding my way. She nods empathetically and then says to me “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t have it all. You can. I’ve never

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On the move: Is it finally happening?

So after the moving trials of 2013, we re-started the house buying / selling process earlier this year. This resulted in the usual expected frustrations of negotiations, mortgage applications and all the other tedious and trying activities that come with moving. However, we finally exchanged on our sale and purchase yesterday! After the weeks of anxiety and stress, I’m feeling a weight off my shoulders knowing that this is as confident as I can be that the move will go

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The new look…

The homepage of http://www.angelajcook.com has a new look as of yesterday night!  Unfortunately the previous home page did not allow much room for up-to-date information such as clips of existing blog entries and new CDs etc.  Anyhoo, this is the end result which, I hope, is also visually appealing!  To go along with this I have also jazzed up the music pages a little and I have plans for the site over the next few months, if I find the

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The new look…

The homepage of http://www.angelajcook.com has a new look as of yesterday night!  Unfortunately the previous home page did not allow much room for up-to-date information such as clips of existing blog entries and new CDs etc.  Anyhoo, this is the end result which, I hope, is also visually appealing!  To go along with this I have also jazzed up the music pages a little and I have plans for the site over the next few months, if I find the

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We’re in – finally!

After all of the recent stress and strain preparing to move, we have finally moved in.  It was very weird when we finally got the keys, it was exciting but also scary and a bit eerie; the house was so empty without any of the previous owners furniture in and with none of ours.  We spent Friday afternoon cleaning the house to make it ready for moving our stuff in the following day.  The rest of the evening was spent

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The day approaches

Tomorrow is the day we complete and then, on Saturday, we’re moving – yay!  I’m very excited / stressed because of packing etc.  We went out last weekend after getting the bed and managed to get an ex-display sofa suite which can be delivered on Monday.  We then called the Estate Agent on Tuesday and got measurements for the cooker and after a quick trip to JL on Tuesday night we now have a cooker and washing machine coming on

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We have a house…

…we have a house!  We finally exchanged on Friday morning and we complete this Friday coming! Yay!  Both Sam and I have booked Friday and all the following week off work so that we can move.  We’re going to hire a van and move ourselves on Saturday.  However, I will have to drive the van – eeeshk!  We also went out to buy furniture today and so far we have a bed.  It is a simple wooden frame but the

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It’s all too much

I’ve said it before and I’m sure that I’ll say it again – this house buying thing is sooo stressful.  We finally made a small amount of progress and the topic of not only exchange, but completion reached the cards.  However, it was not as exciting as it sounds because the vendors told us on Monday that they would like to exchange on Thursday!!  Well, since I am not announcing that we have a house you can probably guess this

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Not a great day

I can’t believe it’s only Tuesday :o( I’m so tired and I still have over half the week left to go – damn it! The weather has also come over a bit grim again – it was properly raining cats and dogs a few minutes ago… I’m having one of those weeks this week, where it feels like everything is deliberately working against you, even though it isn’t. I’m hoping that things will pick-up tomorrow and turn the week around.

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25 candles on the cake!

Today is my 25th birthday – I’m now (as of 7.57pm) officially a quarter of a century old – eeeshk! It’s been quite a good day. Normally I try and keep my birthday quiet. However, thanks to facebook people found out. My team were very kind and bought me some flowers, although took great pleasure in watching me have to collect them from reception and carry them back to my desk past the whole floor! Sam and I had a

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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