Back to Square One

My lodger has moved on. Just my luck – I’ve had two full months of pay from my ‘proper’ job, and three months’ worth of rent from the lodger, and I was just beginning to think I could relax a little. Silly me. And now I need to decide whether to go looking for another…

Rent a Room

When I first decided to take in a lodger, I’d sort of thought I would prefer to have a woman lodging with me. Then I realised that men probably make up a larger proportion of people looking for lodgings, so it would be silly to reduce my chances of finding one by limiting myself to…

Autumn Cleaning

I’m Spring Cleaning. Whaddya mean it’s October?? Back in the Spring I was a bit busy with other things, seeing as my husband had not long since walked away from the marriage. And besides, I had a cleaner back then. I had a lovely lady who came in for two hours a week, and hoovered…

Housemaids and Housemates

The day finally arrived – my lodger has moved in. This is quite a big house, and I have a good sized attic – it isn’t a loft conversion, it’s an actual attic, with proper stairs. It was originally used by Blanche, the housemaid who worked for the first owner of the house, back in…

Big girl pants on

It was a pretty shitty day yesterday. As you know, I’m looking for work and I had an interview a few days ago (you can read about it here). As you also know, I’m looking for a lodger – and I’d found one (and you can read about that here). What do you mean you…

Renting A Room

I need to start making some money. This is a big house, and I’m going to rent out the attic – one bedroom, a sitting room, and a shower room. This puts up some of my costs – I need to pay for a gas safety certificate – but should make a profit in the…