Grumpy Neighbours and a Tender Milk Vendor – Mastitis Problems

Ever had a neighbour who just doesn’t seem to want to be social? Someone who complains about the things you do to your landlord without confronting you about it first? We have. Find out about it and more here!

Have you ever moved into a property and the neighbours took a dislike to you straight away even before you’ve ever spoken to them?

Well we have that problem at the moment.

Usually every place we’ve lived in, we have gotten on with the neighbours and just kept ourselves to ourselves. Since moving into this flat we have a lady neighbour that lives next door who just doesn’t seem to like us one little bit. This occurred even before she had given us a chance to make an impression. We’ve tried talking to her, but she point blank looks at us filthily and ignores us.

I wouldn’t say we are very loud neighbours but obviously with a toddler who has tantrums now and again, and with the children misbehaving or playing around, we’re not the quietest either. In my eyes that’s just a normal household with children – you can’t always keep them quiet. I’ve learnt they don’t actually have mute buttons.

She usually avoids us at all costs but the other day she set the fire alarm off in the building and Liam went to see what was going on. She looked up at him and gave him the dirtiest look for no reason at all.

We’ve recently received a letter from the landlord, as did the other residents too saying that there is a ban on having BBQs in the backyard. This letter has never surfaced before with the other neighbours over the years and it’s only just became a problem. With us having a BBQ the other week, i’m almost certain our next door neighbour has complained about it to the landlord.

I’m waiting for her to complain about the children being too noisy next, which if i’m honest they are all usually in bed by half 7 and are up around 7 am, so there is technically nothing for her to complain about.

I think she’s just one of these people who don’t like children and prefers her peace and quiet which is fine, but she lives in the centre of town and if she had a problem with us having a BBQ, she could have just spoken to us about it instead of complaining directly to the landlord – we’re not that difficult to approach!

I may be a little crazy at times but that doesn’t come out very often. She’s just going to have to suck it up because we aren’t going anywhere!


If you’ve been following us for a while now, you’d probably know that i’m still breastfeeding Kiiara. For the past 2 days however, i’ve had a very tender breast on one side. It feels like it’s bruised so at first I was thinking that Aurora may have unintentionally hit me whilst having one of her tantrums after her bath. This is where she usually goes demonic and it’s a fight just to get her pyjamas on. It’s even worse when it’s time to brush her hair and teeth!

Anyhow i’m not too sure about that anymore as I felt a lump at the side which is really tender to touch. I decided to Google ‘Mastitis’ and by the sounds of it I might have it, which means a trip to the doctor’s to get some antibiotics.

Who thought breastfeeding would cause so many problems? (not that I want to put any potential breast-feeders out there off breastfeeding -just be aware of the pros & cons).

I’ve never had any issues when breastfeeding Aurora but so far with Kiiara, I’ve had a blocked duct and now possibly mastitis.

I’m going to see how I feel in the next few days whether it eases off or it will be a trip to the GP. It’s not exactly what I need at the moment but I have to think positively. It can only get better right?


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Author: Zoe

Hi! I'm Zoe Williams. I am a mum of 4 children and I am in a happy relationship with my partner Liam. I like reading, writing and various other activities. I like spending time with the kids and now I am here to blog about it.

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