I'm Back...

Monday, 11 June 2012
I am wearing clothes!


Hey guys!
Remember me?
Thank you so much for still keeping with me in the little break that I took, it's been just over a week since I posted last and in the year and a half that I have been blogging that is the longest break I have taken.
I guess now I can go into the reason behind me leaving my little space of the internet for a short while as now it looks like things are all sorted. I'm not going to go into too much detail but I do want to tell people about it because it may happen to some of you.
Basically it all started last Saturday morning when I found out my Mum's house had been burgled, my last post explains more, now the car and the items that were taken have all been found and are just waiting for the things to come back from the forensic labs. I sat in work that day in full on panic attack mode. Just looking at people walking past thinking "It could be you...or you.. or you that did it." I no longer trusted people. This may be an extreme reaction but it was the first time that I had ever experienced anything like that so close to home and it really knocked me for six. My Nan sleeps downstairs so to think that a stranger was so close to her really upsets me.
The blogpost that I put up trying to help the situation was read more times in one day than any of my other posts and the tweets that I put out got hundreds of RTs, even an email form the local paper. I cannot thank you all enough for that, it really made me remember that there are good people in the world. 
However, on Sunday Matt and I found out that we had became victims of identity theft. So not only had my Mum's house been burgled but now someone out there had taken Matt's identity and our money.
As if I needed that to happen when I already wasn't trusting people. The feeling was awful, to be honest I spent the whole day Monday when we realised the extent of the fraud, shaking and feeling like someone had really invaded my personal space.
For the past week I didn't really want to log on to the internet, I left twitter for a couple of days and generally stayed away. I'd lay awake at night imagining someone hacking into my bank account as I slept, which resulted in panic attacks and very little sleep.
I talked to my Mum about this and she gave me a bit of a talking to, basically saying don't let these people ruin how you feel, so I've dusted myself off and now things are sorted I feel comfortable posting again.

Please check your bank account statements regularly, change passwords a few times a year and generally please be careful when online.

It's good to be back!

Charli...

x

14 comments:

  1. Omg Charli how horrible! There are some vile people in the world I remember the panic when my bank account got hacked it was just vile! Luckily though most of the time these things can be resolved even if the people aren't actually caught! Stay strong honey!

    Sarah
    xx

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  2. That's such a shitty thing to happen. I feel so sorry for you Charli, I also think it's really brave of you to talk about it on here and show that you're coping with it!
    There are some really horrible people around and it makes it worse when it effects nice people like you!
    I hope things continue to get better for you!

    Laura xoxo

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  3. omg hunny can't even begin to imagine how you must of felt or still feel now! it's awful the things that have happened to you but i'm glad you're moving up! hope everything works out okay for you and your family lovely <3

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  4. Oh dear, what a horrible, HORRIBLE experience, this is awful - I hope things get better from here! x

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  5. Welcome back my love! I'm glad the things stolen have been found and I hope the identity fraud gets sorted asap! xo

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  6. Aw Charli, so sorry to hear luck hasnt been on your side! I really am glad everything has been found for you but sorry to know it happened in the first place. I hope things get better and everything is getting sorted soon! xxx

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  7. Sorry to hear that this has happened to you xx I know how you feel what with panic attack mode! I hope you catch the buggers xxx

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  8. That's all so awful! Your mum is definitely right though! Glad you're back!

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  9. Oh God Charli, I knew about your mam but I didn't realise there was all that other shit too. I hope that you're okay and glad to hear that you're shaking it off and trying to get on with it. Some people are just lower than low, absolutely scum xxx

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  10. That sounds absolutley hideous! :( Hope everything gets sorted pretty quick.
    Good to have you back! :) xx

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  11. oh charli, sounds like you've had a rough couple of days this week. it's so sad that these things happen, and you never really take any notice till it actually happens to yourself. so sad. i'm glad they managed to get your mums stuff back and i hope matt's stuff gets sorted too!xx

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  12. Hope you're ok lovely and no money has been taken from your bank. You look stunning on that picture, but put some clothes on ;) <3 xxx

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  13. its such an awful world out there but at least everyone is safe xxxx

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  14. so sorry to hear about what happened, I remember how awful it was when it happened to me. xx

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