Wednesday, 30 October 2013

There will be trouble ahead...

Hi everyone or anyone who has stuck by me with my lack of posts this month!

I expect a lot of you, like Jane, guessed that something's been going on and none of it pleasant. It's true to say that October has been one of the worst months of my life (and I've had a lot of awful months/years in the past). All down to YKW (thanks Jane, I will use this term from now on) I'm afraid, but I'm not going to dwell on it here. Basically things have taken a huge turn and we have been threatened with the Police for kidnap (our holiday) and tons more grief since, including the Police arriving at our house to check on Daisy. YKW wants her back (to get a council house) and I said no, it has to be done gradually when she has suitable housing. She then told the Police, who came here, they were happy with our situation (she told them a pack of lies too) and left. Now we are threatened with the courts, although I've not heard anything yet.

Our holiday (Daisy's 1st holiday) was ruined by YKW. We came home early because we couldn't enjoy it with the constant bombardment of cruel text messages and threat of North Yorkshire Police looking for us (which they weren't because we had done nothing wrong). I'll try to do a post on our short holiday with a few photos another day.

Health has been another issue for us this month... Daisy had a bad cold that lasted two weeks and prevented her from having the MMR etc, then more teething and finally the jabs were done last week. She's teething again now, but apart from that, she's fine. OH had the cold and now has another one! Obviously we are both extremely stressed and upset by past and future events. I had the cold and have been suffering with my back too.

Blogland is where I go to escape the reality of our situation, so my blog will be the same now. I will try to share thriftiness with you and happier times. Thanks for reading xxx

I will finish with some exciting news...

Daisy is walking!!!

Early days, but she is determined. Looks like we'll be off to Clarks before long.

Mandy x


  1. Hi Mandy, im so so sorry that your holiday was ruined by the nasty, spiteful behaviour of YKW, I am absolutely disgusted that she could be so cruel to ruin her daughters first holiday like that.
    I am so glad that the police have taken your side in the matter and wern't prepared to do anything but it must have been so upsetting for you to have them turn up like that. All the stress and tension she causes will ultimately have a knock on effect on Daisy but obviously shes so selfish she doesn't care.
    Im sure that if the authorities become increasingly involved and see the situation for what it is they will do absolutely nothing to help YKW out in anyway, as they are trained to spot when someone is genuinely a loving, caring parent/carer for a child and when they do not actually give a damn for the childs welfare and are just intent on making things easy for themselves. They couldn't possibly take Daisy away from you and your family to place her with a mother she barely knows and has no stable environment in which to raise her properly.
    I do hope you can get the matter resolved with the minimum of upset and stress for you and your husband and that things settle down for you all so Daisy can have a calm, peaceful, loving Christmas with you.
    Im sorry you've all been ill, its not nice when youre not feeling 100% but have to carry on as normal, when all you feel like actually doing is crawling under the duvet until its all alright again, I know I have had plenty of days like that in the past caused by my daughter.
    Its a shame you had to cut your holiday short but im sure the time you managed to have together before all the unpleasantness began was special, especially for Daisy.
    How thrilling that shes now walking but it will be exhausting for you, you will need eyes everywhere from now on :-).
    My daughters planning a Halloween party for the grandsons, I have offered to do the jellys and trifles and some spooky biscuits but unfortunately so far haven't the enthusiasm to get anything actually started.
    Just lately after finishing work all I want to do is have a sit down and a cuppa and watch a bit of rubbish on t.v. I really need to get a bit of energy to get things done. Luckily the partys not until Friday tea time so I have a while yet, fingers crossed I get everything done in time.
    Well I hope you manage to find a bit of peace and quiet until you are fully well again, just take things easy and have plenty of fun watching Daisy explore.
    take care, jane xx

  2. Missed your post but it is understandable in the situation.
    Hope all works out well for you.