Update on life, Christmas is cancelled


Its been a while, I have been severely lax in updating this blog this last year and it is something that annoys me, I have said before that I haven’t had any inspiration to write recently and that’s true.

But that’s not what I’m doing today this is just going to be a rambley update on life in general.

Where to begin?

Let’s start here, my training is going well for my new career. I resat and passed my driving test again which was tough, but I got there so yay.

I have now started on the actual learning how to teach people part and oh dear god there is so much more than I thought to that, its not going to be easy but I know I can do it just going to be harder than I thought.

The good news is that I now have my franchise all sorted and an official start date so that’s all moving along nicely, sadly it won’t be this side of Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas sadly this year it has been cancelled but I’ll come back to that.

So yeah things have been hectic spending a lot of time out in the car and the rest of the time spent with the wee one.

She’s not so wee any more, a week on Monday she will be 2. Holy crap! Where have the last 2 years gone?


I can’t get over that 2 years already. Its been nuts.

With her birthday coming up it’s got me thinking about the last 2 years and just how lucky I’ve been to have been able to spend the last 2 years at home with her.

I mean how many dads get that opportunity?

Not many.

Anyway, back to what I said earlier, Christmas has been cancelled this year for us.

Sadly, due to a lack of money there is no Christmas this year in our family.

We have managed to get something small for the wee one, she’s getting a life size Pua (the pig from Moana) so unless there is an eruption of liquid gold outside that I can mine then Santa ain’t stopping by here this year. And honestly that’s kind of killing me. Not for me I don’t want any thing, but I can’t get anything else for the wee one or the of the wife.

I don’t care about myself but for the rest.

This time of year, is really hard when you’re broke, the bills and the rent are paid so there’s that but December is hard I have the wife’s birthday on Saturday, the wee ones on the 17th and then Christmas and I feel horrible that I can’t do anything for anyone.

Next year will be different but that’s of no help now.


The only consolation I have is that Jessica is still, thankfully, too young to understand what Christmas is, so at least Santa not coming won’t break her wee heart. I don’t think I could live with myself if I had to do that.

So that’s it really.

I don’t know if I’ll be posting again this side of Christmas if not have a great time and a happy new year

I miss you guys ill be back at some point.

Cheers Colin.



9 Comments Add yours

  1. maybe you should make some extra money by writing articles, blog posts and so on.. on Fiverr for example? or per hour or Upwork. Some of my followers does that and seems works well.


  2. Cyranny says:

    Dear Giant, this is a bitter sweet post… I am so glad that things are going well with your driving instructor project, but it saddens me that you still have to bend backwards to make ends meet in the meanwhile… I linked you in a post a couple of days back, and I hope that people will be generous so you don’t have to completely “cancel” the Little One’s Christmas… Big hugs


    1. Colin says:

      Yeah it’s hard keeping going scrimping every day practically to get by isn’t much fun. Thanks for linking my old post it may help but Im not expecting anything

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Cyranny says:

        I hope the holiday spirit will prove you wrong 🙂 hugs

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Irene says:

    You and your loved ones are well and together; truly that has got to be the best gift ever! I wish you the best for all your new projects in the New Year.


  4. pvcann says:

    Yes bitter sweet indeed. I studied a lot after marrying, and it cost us dearly when the kids were little, I resorted to vouchers for things that my wife could choose from as presents.


  5. Carol Anne says:

    Your in my thoughts! Im sad that Christmas is canceled! I hope the new career takes off and next year things will be different!


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