So as you all know himself and I got engaged last week and now comes the fun part, the planning.
In an effort not to bog down this little blog with too much wedding talk I have set up a wedding blog. Apparently that is all the rage these days.I won't lie I am in love with the name and patted myself on the back numerous times when I settled on the tag line (such a communications geek) but other than that I havent much more done.
If you fancy a peek or fancy keeping up on all the wedding chatter then pop over to The Blushing Blogger
Some exciting news from over the weekend, himself popped the question and we are now engaged!!
My face hurts from smiling and my head hurts from copious amounts of champagne but I am truely over the moon. I could not pick a better person to spend the rest of my life with.
It was the most perfect proposal, out for picnic, just the two of us. The ring is amazing and it fits like a glove. I couldnt have picked better myself. It suits me and my style perfectly. Nothing to flash or over the top, almost vintage looking and a little bit different. It's perfect.
I promise to get more details up soon and maybe even a picture or two, but in the mean time I am going to just enjoy being engaged to the most amazing man
Tags: shortie news
A few weeks ago myself and two of my closest friends had a night in. Cue chinese take-away, several bottles of wine and countless giggles.
In the course of the evening one of them showed us a video, which as funny as it is, is also one of the most catchiest autotune mixes and weeks later we all are STILL singing the tune. Almost like a disease it as spread and now himself is singing it and most other people I have run into since that night.
If you think you can tolerate having a song, that makes utterly no sense, rolling around in your head for a few weeks, then check it out.
note: it isn't exactly the most PC of songs as is it a remix of a news interview in which a lady is reinacting her terror following a small fire in her apartment building.
Sweet Brown - Sweet Brown - A'int nobody got time for that
I came across something that I found so offensive today on a forum that I actually decided to come on here and blog about it. Mainly because if I don't rant about it here I may explode at the person on the forum and yell (type) nothing but the level of abuse that he deserves.
Everyone in Ireland knows the predicament the country is it. Let's not beat around the bush, it is not great. We have been brought to our knees by the recession and it will be a long time before we are back on our feet fighting fit again.
On one hand I know I am very fortunate. There is a recession but I still have a job. The other half still has a job. While it is unlikely either of us will be on the receiving end of a pay rise anytime soon at least we still are working. Taxes and government charges are ridiculous and the healthcare system is a joke but thankfully we remain, while not unscathed, certainly not battered and bruised by the current economic climate.
We have also been fortunate enough to take advantage of some of the effects of the recession, and I am referring to buying our home. House prices have dropped significantly and we are very fortunate to be in a position whereby we have a beautiful home and a mortgage we are in a position to handle. In the off chance that one of us were to lose our job (given the current climate we can only cross our fingers that this doesn't become reality) we made sure we didn't take on a financial burden more than we can bear. We still save on a monthly basis just in case that rainy day should ever darken our door. In this respect I think we have been very responsible.
I have nothing but sympathy for those people and those families who unwittingly rushed to get on the property ladder and now find themselves struggling on a daily basis to make ends meet all while owning a property that if sold, would not return it's original value. Or even close.
I do not have sympathy for those who tried to make a quick hundred thousand euros in the property boom and now are looking for quick fixes and event worse, a way out without taking any responsibility. Take for example the poster who made this rant possible. I won't paraphrase and instead I will just copy and paste so you can fully understand the level of thinking from this utter muppet.
"I'm looking for some advice for my situation...
I moved my family from Ireland 2 years ago for employment reasons. I have 2 houses still in Ireland which are both in negative equity. I talked to the bank in the hope that they would let me sell one and take the negative equity across to the other leaving me with one mortgage. They refused to do this.
I've never missed a payment in 7 years on one and 4 on the other. We are in process of purchasing a house in new country. It is my intention now to only pay one Irish mortgage and forget about the other and allow it to be repossessed. I know this is not the right thing to do but I dont see the point in paying this anymore as its a burden.
My question is this. When house is repossessed, can they take the other one in Ireland? Can they force me to sell that one or the one in new country?"
He then went on to question if it would be easier to have his wife named on the 3rd mortgage as she was not listed on the 1st two and therefore he could be sure his 3rd property couldn't be touched by the bank trying to reclaim some of their money back before posting this final post:
"It appears I have upset some people here by choosing to default on a mortgage I hold in Ireland. This wasn't my intention so I apologise to those who got upset.
Just to be clear on the reason I have chosen this route and I hope everyone can understand why...
I can purchase a house for 60,000 EURs. I am going to pay 50-60% of this and have a small mortgage which I hope to clear in say 5 -6 years. This leaves me with only the other mortgage I have in Ireland.
Why should I continue to pay for a house in Ireland which I know for sure will never be worth the same again. I bought it in 2009 and it is worth at least 50k less than I paid for it.
I am aware that I took out the loan and its my responsibility to pay it back. Yes I could probably afford it but why should I? Why pour money into something that I know for sure I will never want again?"
His entire attitude is disgusting. There are families out there who own one house or one property and are working in whatever way they can to keep their heads above water and then there is this. A man who clearly bought property to make a quick buck and who now isn't willing to face up to the responsibility of his actions. It cannot just be me that finds this type of behaviour deplorable?
It is people like this who are making it harder for the people of Ireland to recover and I for one think he should be ashamed of himself. Unfortunately judging by his posts he is quite happy to take a quick fix and leave the rest of us struggling to pay for his mistakes.