>Why do we have to work to live

>Sorry for the downer, but I was trying to drag myself out of bed this morning at 6am, thinking why oh why, we have a serious problem over the past 5 years in the UK, unfortunately especially were I live, it has become increasingly more expensive to live, house prices have almost tripled and wages have stayed the same, it has come to a point were people of my age (26 and above) have got to the point were we can’t afford houses, so we are all now living in rented accommodation unless we have wealthy parents who can spoil us, alas I am the oldest of 4 so this is not the case, in turn we are paying rentals of £900/$1800 a month for very small unattractive homes and in turn many people like myself are stuck, I get up every Monday being thankful I have a job but thinking why do I have to work a massive 50/60 hours a week, this morning I was a little more upset than usual as I have come to realise I don’t think my Hubby and I are going to be able to afford to have even 1 child for at least another 3 years, this is upsetting to me, mu hubby turns 30 in a couple of weeks and we always thought we would have probably 2 kids by now, since meeting Ash I wanted 6 kids, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Anyway sorry all for the rant, sitting here thinking to hard and feel fortunate that I have my blog to air my thoughts as don’t really have anyone to talk to apart from all of you.

Now for some pictures to lighten the mood.

First 2 ATC’s, that I am OK with, but don’t think they are wonderful, its for a swapbot swap, Silhouette’s ATC’s.

My new toy Ashley bought me from the supermarket on Saturday and a bargain at £3.00, its makes anything into a sticker, I just love it.

Thanks all for listening to me rant

About Innocent Charms Chats

Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • Stephanie

    Sorry it is a “Blue Monday” that is what my Grandma calls it. She is 86 and my inspiration. She gave me all her buttons and notions and teacups. I could go on and on. Anyway, it is a bummer to be in a grind. That is what we call it. Almost feel like a robot and do things over and over. I pray the day goes by quick and you have a bright sun shiny day!

  • KARA

    >Thanks Stephanie, what a wise Grandma.

  • Nicole

    >ahh….sorry you’re having a cruddy day! I know how you’re feeling…California prices are the same! Be thankful you have a good job! I wish I had a job, but I have been home 10 years now with my son….and have NO experience for anything worth any good pay! And my wise aunt told me years and years ago….don’t wait till you can afford! LOL We only have one child…and really….other than spoiling him…I don’t see the hardship. Seriously, you make do and adjust! My husband was 30 when our son was born, I was 27. Hope your day got better!

  • Sophie Honeysuckle

    >Bet you feel a bit better now you’ve aired your views- I agree with you, the housing situation in this country is ridiculous!!

  • Janet

    >Housing is insane here in California, too. Very small 2 bedroom houses with one bath and a tiny patch of yard are selling for $500,000 and more!!!! I don’t know how anyone can afford that!

    I hope your day was better.

  • Ayii

    >Awwh…It is getting to expensive to live in England, I know. 🙁
    I wish I could help you out, but all I can do write now is send you a hug *hugs*
    It can only get better during the week, right?

    Long time, no talk right? Sorry — my internet life is coming to a standstill with uni to attend lol.

  • Mary

    Everyone seems very cheesed off this week Is it the weather?? When husband and I first got hitched we despaired of ever getting a house but we did.Its such a struggle when you are just a normal couple trying to make ends meet and plan for a family. I have always worked even through 3 children I did nights and weekends for 14 years until the kids were older and became chronically sleep deprived and wouldnt change it now. I hope that something great happens to cheer your week

  • nikki/WhiMSy love

    >I feel bad that you had a blue Monday. Just pretend that your sweet little home is a giant castle in a faraway land…

  • Erin

    >First of all, dh and I were married for 5 months when we were surprised and shocked that we were preggo with ds#1. We had very little money and lived in a tiny condo. But we did it, and ds#1 has blessed us so much. Kids do NOT care how big your house is, just take them to the park! 3 kids later, we are still paying off the hospital bills, but we have 3 precious kids. You’ll probably never be able to afford kids the way you want to. It’s amazing how things just work themselves out.