Bit of excitement

1st December 2010

Village life conjures up a picture of an idyllic lifestyle.  Late night the police were out in force next door and the door forced.  We don’t know this neighbour and have only seen him a couple of times.  He is very quiet and minds his own business.  We are none the wiser what it was all about but we have our suspicions it is a mental health issue as there were two ladies there who turned up about the same time as the police.  He was eventually taken away and one police officer had to stay at the property until the front door was secured.

We had a trip up to Sunderland this morning as Rick starts a new job Monday and had to fill a few forms out.  The job is with the village resident’s association and 25 hours a week.  It is worth his while financially to do the job as he will be getting working tax credit on top of his wage plus some grants as well so we will be better off.  Another advantage is that the office is in walking distance but Rick can work from home as well at times.

The weather is still bad so it’s a relief Rick won’t have to travel to work.  We are both getting fed up of the snow and ice.  We haven’t actually been snowed in yet and I am hoping we won’t be.  Just glad we have local shops if we do get snowed in.

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About Philippa

I am married to Rick and we live in a small town in County Durham. We have two dogs, a cat and two budgies. I am also an adoption survivor. In 1981 my son was born and I was then forced to surrender him. It took 23 years and reunion for my to find out that my son's adoption was legally known as a forced adoption and illegal but social workers got away with it because mothers didn't know their rights.
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