Jewelry Box Thrift Flip

It's Monday which means a blogging day for this Momma on rest day with four degrees freezing weather outside. Going out still? No, thank you! I'd rather stay at home and enjoy my writing day. 😂 Little things like this of having the freedom to do what I like versus doing what I am needing to finish is one of the best moment for a busy bee mum. It's like a precious jewel we always want to savor every bit of it, don't you agree? Today, whilst scrolling down my Facebook memory lane, I've read an online post about getting... Read More

Visa Approved

Finally my most dreaded day of having my tooth extraction was done yesterday although I'm still feeling sore with my gums and my soft diet regime continues for the next two days.😩 It's always a long wait here to get a slot to see the dentist due to the pandemic. Covid 19 had tremendously affected almost everything in our lives normality. We should be thankful we are still here amidst the cruelty of the virus. 🙏 As with my previous post, I did mention about an important appointment we had to attend when we went to Leeds. I tried to... Read More

My Day Be Like

It took me a while to write another blog for my Akynfullhouse because we've been doing loads of changes recently with our website. So much trial and error that needs doing before our site can go live again. Still thankful I got my personal web developer, my husband, who can customise my blog based on my own liking. It is so expensive to get someone to build a website nowadays, isn't it? Anyway, my post for today is to share my gratefulness for the blessings I got for my birthday. Yay🙏I'm a year older again and wiser I supposed. This... Read More

Halloween and Pumpkin Picking

I've read from one of my favorite mommy blogger, Mommy Fleur, about her mother and daughter five questions session where she did get the raw sweet answers from her daughter about the things she like. I tried few of the questions with my five year old boy but not the whole lot as he gets bored with too many questions thrown at him in one instance. I don't want to hear his favorite tag line,"Why are you asking me loads of questions Mommie?" Here are some of his answers: What are the five things you love about Mommie? I love... Read More

Basic Steps to Starting a Local Business That Flourishes

By: Courtney Rosenfeld Author Bio: "Courtney started Gig Spark to be a resource and the first step for people who are looking to join the gig economy, either to supplement their income or as a way to fulfill their dreams of becoming an entrepreneur." If you’re thinking about opening a local business, know that you are going to have some challenges. As with other things in life, a business worth having is going to require a lot of hard work and persistence.  However, being a business owner can also be one of the most fulfilling career paths you can take. And if... Read More

Entry Way

I was so focused finishing my work related task in my last week shift when somebody randomly asked me,"Are you like this at home Michelle?" "Always in a rush and wants everything done, organized the way you wanted?" Quite surprised with the question which made me think as well if the way I behaved at work is exactly the same at home. Then I replied,"No because I am at home and I am more relaxed because it's my home!"I thought the conversation was done after my response but another follow up question was,"Are you married?" I gave a short response,"Yes!"... Read More

Hull Fair

Akyn went to school using his bike instead of his scooter as suggested by me thinking he hasn't used his little bike for quite sometime now. I haven't realized though that I will be going home carrying the heavy metal bike alone after sending him to school. Tried to push it using my hands but because it is so small it hurts my back when I am leaning down. I did rather carry it back home and promised not to offer it again in going to school. We'll stick in using his scooter from now on. Duh! A little sleepy... Read More

Make It Feel Homey

After I finished vacuuming our entire house, here I am again ready to share some exciting updates for our little lair. I prefer to stay more in our house these days compared to before when we were still renting. It felt more homey to me because I can personalize each corner of our home inviting us to relax more indoor. Obviously we can't change anything on a rented property without the Landlord's permission before. I got to deal with everyday's eyesore of that little place we rented. It's surely a big leap of change of us to move here. And... Read More

First Time?

"Hi, is this the gate for Year one?" I had to ask one of the parents whose son happened to be my Akyn's classmate. "First time, ey?" he responded with a smile. Obviously yes it was our first time to come with everything all new to us but we're more than excited to let Akyn start his new school. It was only yesterday as well when I managed to buy all his new set of uniforms ready to be worn this morning. Look at my little gentleman smiling all for Mommie's obsession of taking photos of my handsome baby. Why... Read More

Coffee Nook and Everything Nice

Having my me time for a couple of hours while my Akyn is in school is absolutely relaxing. It allows me to do my hobby just like blogging without feeling guilty of not looking after my boy because of getting too preocuppied of thinking what to write. Mon is also at work in York which would mean I have my alone moment."Go pretty Momma enjoy doing your morning skin care without rushing for my Mommy duties!" What's the latest update for Akynfullhouse? I've been so productive for the previous days. Apart from working straight nights, duh the usual work routine,... Read More

Circus Zyair

"Mommie I have a surprise for you today!" My Akyn excitedly showed me his appreciation note given by his teacher last week. Little things like this means a big achievement for them and for us parents, too. It's one of the best feeling ever as a Momma knowing my baby is also working hard to do good in school. I'm not the type of parent who would pressure him to compete with others. I'd rather support him to whichever passion he got than to tell him what to do. What about you? Which type of parent are you? And because... Read More

Kindness is Tricky

This happened last week when I was preparing a formal email to send to someone I am not in agreement with her demands regarding a dispute. I got so enraged typing all my arguments then my five year old boy suddenly said,"Kindness is so tricky Mommie?" Mon was already laughing asking Akyn if I was not kind to someone and without hesitation answered, Yes to Mrs-----. Tried to reason out my action saying,"Well, Mrs--- wasn't kind to me either!" He shut my mouth with this statement,"You still need to be kind to those who are unkind Mommie." Also, last Sunday... Read More

Whitby

I am a believer that if we are into the habit of doing something nice to the people around us without asking or expecting anything in return, the universe will pave its way to return the blessings to us in ways we've never realized to receive it. Just like our free trip last Sunday to Whitby together with Kuya Marcelo's family. It was such a happy trip to visit a wonderful place to end the summer. Thank you Kuya and Ate Susan. Kuya Marcelo had generously catered the three of us to be included in their seven seater family car.... Read More

My Software Developer

Common problems of overseas workers with young children is about childcare especially if both parents are working just like me and Mon. I would consider myself lucky because both my employer and Mon's boss are quite willing to make some little adjustments with our schedules so we can have an alternating off duties to look after our Akyn. It's not easy to live abroad with no other close relatives to help us. So, for those wanting to migrate abroad, childcare should be one of the considerations to make if both couples seek to get employed. Our main inspiration to work... Read More

New House Decorations

After finishing my painting projects for our new home, I'm finally sitting down now ready to update my Akynfullhouse with the latest house improvement I've done so far within a few weeks of stay here. Not even a month had passed but our house looked so much better every day. I'm so in love with our little lair not because it's a new place for the three of us but mainly due to the fact that it's OURS already. I can't still get over it pretty Mommas. ♥️ Anyway, first thing I bought was the rug for our living room.... Read More

Our UK Forever Home

Today is literally the fourth day after we moved in to our forever home in the UK. Did I just say OUR home? Yes, no more landlord this time, no more rent payment but rather mortgage payment shall I say. We still felt we're over the moon knowing that we finally realized one of our goals and that's to have a house we can call as ours. I was hesitant to send my application for a mortgage at first after hearing some feedback from others telling me I had little to no chance of getting approved because of the fact... Read More