I've had a rough few days. On friday we went to visit my Grandma, for a few hours everything was ok and then my Grandma asked me if I'd hoover upstairs for her. So I did and after a while my Mum came up all upset. While I was vacuuming Grandma had started crying and shaking and told my Mum that something really horrible had happened the day before. Grandma had been taking a nap while waiting from my Great Aunt to come home from her day care center. The doorbell rang and woke her up, usually she would check through the window and not answer if she didn't know the person but because she'd just woken up she was a bit dazed, assumed it was Auntie Pat and opened the door. There was a bloke there who said he'd just bought a house down the road (one that Grandma knew had just been sold) and there was something wrong with the drains. He said he was going door to door checking all the neighbours drains and was friendly and chatty so Grandma let him in. He went into the garden to look and the drains, came in and said it was hers that had a problem and asked for £45. Grandma said she wouldn't give him all that then, so he asked for £20 which she gave him. He then said he wanted to go upstairs and flush they loo to check the cystern and went up for a while, but grandma didn't hear the flush. As she started to go up he appeared on the landing, came down and said that he would have to take the other £25. Grandma had realised something was wrong by then and figured she should just give him the money and hope he would leave so she went to get her purse. When she had it he just grabbed it off her, splitting some of her fingernails and ran out of the house, stealing about £70.
Luckilly she wasn't hurt and they didn't have any valuables upstairs (he was clearly looking around when he said he was checking in the bathroom) but my poor Grandma was so afraid she couldn't sleep. But my Mum called the police, who sent a really lovely policewoman around to take a statement. She reassured my Grandma he wouldn't come back and when she left Grandma felt a lot better and wasn't so shaken up anymore.
It was so so upsetting for me just to hear about I can't imagine how my poor Grandma felt. What kind of horrible scum prays on little old ladies? £70 is a lot of money when you're living off a pension and he could of hurt her when he snatched her purse. It's just so so despicable. The policewoman also said he probably saw my Grandma napping through a window, so he was purposefully targeting someone old and weak who wouldn't fight back. It makes me sick with anger thinking about it.
Then I spent the majority of Saturday night in tears for reasons I won't go into. And yesterday I was feeling better after seeing Tron Legacy (it's awesome!) but when we came home we found that my Mum's Guinea Pig had died. We think it was just old age, so he wasn't in pain or suffering for a long time. But he was such a sweet, lovely little fellow that I feel very very sad.
Oh and I've got some sort of horrible carbuncle on my face! Well it's not really a carbuncle, I don't know what it is! It's a big red patch of intense pain, it feels like a spot but won't come to a head, it's just lurking around under my skin being a little boil bitch!
Posting may be a little sporadic this week as I'm doing a lot of art and preparing swatches for posts to come. You can check in the box on my sidebar to see what's coming up soon, and if there's something you'd like to see first leave a comment!
Also I'd like to do a little poll. I don't have much money at the moment but really want to try some new indie companies. So are there any that you'd particularly like to see swatches/review of? Or if not just help me make a decision anyway! The ones I'm thinking of are at the moment:
Suds n Sass
Morgana Cryptoria new lipsticks
or any suggestions?
I think I'm going to do another blog sale soon (or might just make a new sale blog so i don't bug people who don't want to see) because I need money! In the next 3 months I have to buy presents for Valentines Day, Mothers day, 6 birthdays (actually possibly more, I may have forgotten a couple!) , Easter and... uhh ... I'm sure there's something else! And I'm still getting over the Christmas financial crisis! D: