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Mini life update 2018

Hi guys! I hope you had a nice Christmas, and best wishes for the coming New Year!

I’ve decided to postpone the remainder of my posts I had planned for the last week of the year. The reason behind this is that we didn’t have a great Christmas. We were away visiting family from the 22nd, and on Christmas Eve our house was broken into and burgled. The thieves stole about $20,000 (AUD) worth of our stuff, including my husband’s motorbike, our new TV, all the gaming consoles (and games), and every piece of jewellery that I owned with the exception of the three things I was wearing. Anyway, our cat sitter found the mess late on Christmas Eve and called the police, who then contacted us. Our three indoor-only cats were also missing at this point.

Needless to say we were absolutely gutted. We spent Christmas Day in the car driving the 8-hour trip back to the house instead of spending the time with my mum, my brother, his fiance and my nephew (it was his first Christmas too). Today we had the crime scene unit come and take a lot of photos and fingerprint stuff before we could start cleaning and putting our house back together.

Thankfully all three kitties have returned home of their own volition – so there are things to be grateful for. The rest of it is just stuff, although it’s still upsetting to know that people have touched all your things and taken whatever they pleased.

So, I guess the point to all this is that I probably won’t be reading much over the coming days. We’re hoping to still be able to go back north to see the family for a little longer – we weren’t planning on coming home until January 8 – but we need to see how things pan out here with the police investigation and insurance paperwork, etc. So, I guess I’ll be on a mini hiatus. I do have two blog posts scheduled in the next couple of days, and these will still go ahead, but I won’t be writing any new ones. I’m really sorry if you comment on something and I don’t get back to you straight away, I’m in a bit of a funk at the moment! Hopefully I’ll be back bigger and better from next week.

Fingers crossed 2019 is a much better year for everyone (even if you had an amazing 2018)! Much love, and until next time, happy reading! πŸ˜ŠπŸ“š

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