I started a tiny business in December and last week had to close it due to government ineptitude. They could not grasp that I was starting a business that only earned me £30 a week! I hoped to grow it slowly but surely and be able to support myself. Add to that Johns benefits changed as he had run out of contribution based ESA. So they left us with a little PIP and my carers allowance to live on.
They even stopped the rent payments and expected me to pay them from £30 a week - un-bloody-believable. Oh and they stopped my tax credits due to the change of ESA.
I see so many people with online business's and at craft fairs and just wonder how many of them have gone down the legitimate route?
Anyway am filling in paperwork every day and crossing my fingers.
Tomorrow we have a medical to see if Hubby is fit for work, I am guessing there are few jobs where you can take your wife to work, be able to have a shower and a nap but we will see.
I now have a house full of things I have made so am packing everything away. I have turned our old office off the kitchen into a sewing room and hope to be in there soon making some nice things for the family.
The garden is full off wee plants which will hopefully give us lots of vegetables and fruit. Pickle is already inspecting the raspberry plants as he adores picking them and of course eating them right away.
Living the simple life
I am Goth by nature, a carer by choice and a crafter by habit. living the Old Style way, spending less and making what I can myself. I follow Money Saving Expert and NYK forum avidly and am working to be debt free.
I shop wisely as every penny counts, my stock cupboard is my solution to any problem.
My home is full of craft stuff and I love making things for my grandson Michael who is the reason I get up everyday. My kids are the best in the world and I thank them for being there for me and John
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Pickle and Boo now have a shop on Folksy! Its a small start but will be filling up soon.
Here are 2 of the listings to start with.
B for Boo and bears! Boo has fallen in love with just a few of my bear collection and looks for them every time she comes over. In fact today I couldn't part her from one and she dragged it into her car seat. Luckily he ended up in the car or he would have never been seen again.
Pickle is still practising his pknitting, as he calls it. He has come along in leaps and bounds of late and is baffling his teachers as if you give him a date he will tell you what day of the week it is. Yesterday he asked if we were going on holiday next week because its the same week we went last year - amazing memory.