Category: The Life and Failings of Tara

Find out what I've been up to, what I'm thinking, reviewing and generally how I'm failing at life and getting through those fails.

Moving Home Finally

Moving home is stressful, but finally I’m in my new house! After nearly 8 months of waiting and failed sales (read more on what went wrong here), I’m in. On the Tuesday it nearly all fell through due to an admin error, the mortgage company wouldn’t release the money, so I spent a long time …

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First Time Buyer Struggles

When I bought my flat, I was pretty clueless, but my parents were there to help with the deposit. With them moving abroad, they were determined to get me out of rented accommodation, which I’d been in since I was 16 (moving home intermittently when things went wrong). My budget was pretty tight, being a …

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It’s all Greek

Following on from yesterday’s post, I’ve managed to keep myself busy again today at work, then headed straight out to The Real Greek in Bournemouth, as they were opening their Teratsa (outdoor roof terrace) ready for the summer. Although it was pretty cold tonight, even the patio heaters weren’t going to keep me warm, so …

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Question – 1 2 3 Drink

My mantra for my blog is to get out more see fun, grab it by the balls and go with it. Sadly, I have let a number of things get me down lately, the biggest one being my house sale falling through for the second time (I may actually write a post on this separately). …

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Blog At The Beach – Leeds

I have been actively involved with icelollyholiday’s Twitter chats for a while now and took over their Instagram account in the summer, so when there was an opportunity for me to go to their Blog at the Beach event, I jumped at the chance. I didn’t entirely think things through, it’s held in January in …

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Would you give it all up?

When I was 19 I decided that life had just got a little bit too much. I had come out of an on/off relationship which was soul destroying. I had been manipulated into returning to this destructive relationship so many times and I knew I needed to get away. I didn’t have any reason not …

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Inspiring Me Lately

I’ve been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster this month, but a few people have inspired me to remain positive along the way. I managed my first proper solo gym sessions without my personal trainer. I’m always a bit nervous when I go to the gym on my own, as I think I’m …

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This time next year – May 2018

Well thanks for this Louise Bodle, I’m so useless at setting to goals, I normally blame it on not knowing where I want to be, but really it’s fear for the increased risk of failure. This is the second time this subject has come up this week, so here goes: THE RULES -Thank the person …

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March Update

I’ve been a bit quiet on here recently, partly because I haven’t had the motivation to write, partly because I finally had my knee surgery, so fun hasn’t been my top priority. Here’s a quick summary of what’s happened: * ACL and meniscus reconstruction – surgery went well, nobody told me I would need to …

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No Money, More Food

Well who wants to throw January in the “What’s the point of this” bin?! I definitely do! January has been the hardest month for me in a long time and for possibly the most pathetic reason, no money! Me and everyone else I speak to seems to have this issue, so I shouldn’t moan too …

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