2017’s week with the kids
As always the blog has been put on the back burner as life is manic. Not that I’m moaning. I like being busy and being busy generally means that I’m earning money.
That’s the case at the moment. Work for some reason has gone absolutely manic, and so I’m making hay while the sun shines.
Not that I think there will be a downtown in business. Just the opposite of it, in fact.
As a mortgage consultant, I can see that there is every chance of interest rates rising sooner rather than later.
That goes against everything we’ve been told for the past few months, and only a few weeks ago I heard industry experts predicting no Bank of England base rate rises until at least 2018.
It wouldn’t be the first time that we have been wrong about things though. I know many consultants who for years have said that rates would only go up rather than down before they dropped a quarter of a percent in 2016.
If the Bank of England choose to put up the base rate (which they came close to doing in June), then we will probably see people starting to panic about their mortgage payments and that should see a rise in remortgage applications.
This week has been extra busy which is kind of ironic as I am officially off work because I have the kids.
I have the kids for a full week once per year just to give their mum a break, I think! And, of course, because I like spending time with them too. However, because it is still a school term I have the pleasure of the school runs in the morning and the afternoon. In between chauffeuring them all around, I’m cramming work in because I have so much to do.
That has seen me flitting to work in between the school pick ups. On top of that, there are various after school activities as well as having to pick up the eldest from work every now and then. In other words standard daddy duties.
The result is that compared to last year when I blogged just about every single day I had them, this year I am chasing my tail.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the blog, but work pays the bills, so that comes first. I dare say that normal service will resume in due course.