The Oxford Dictionary definition of pensive is :
Full of thought; plunged in thought; thoughtful, meditative, musing; reflective: often with some tinge of seriousness or melancholy.
I picked Pensitivity as a name for my blog as I tend to be sensitive about a lot of things, care about people and animals (people watching is an enjoyable hobby over a coffee and pasty) and think a lot about nature and life in general.
This is me and Maggie sitting on Jubilee Hill in the Malverns last year. I didn’t even know Hubby had taken it, I was that far away with my thoughts that day, and the view was spectacular.
We’ve been living on our boat since the end of July 2014, and I have surprised myself at how much I enjoy the basic life. We have made new friends, and appreciate more than we ever did. Having all the mod cons in a house is not the be all and end all of living (though the convenience of a washing machine and washing line are very attractive!) but our boat is very well equipped as it was commissioned in 2013 having central heating, shower and fitted kitchen, so we are very comfortable.
Until I looked after my Mum for a couple of days to give my sister a break, I hadn’t played a piano for over two years. I enjoyed my session, but otherwise don’t miss it as much as I thought I might. I don’t seem to read as much as I did either, we don’t buy so many DVDs, we’ve only listened to one CD the whole time we’ve been aboard (our ‘moods’ which used to send Maggie to sleep when she was a pup, on firework night in trying to help keep her from being restless) and every once in a while I get my card making box out and have a go. With limited space to work, I only make a few at any one time now.
Some things never change though, and I’m always on the lookout for budget recipes, bargains, and saving the pennies without feeling the pinch!
Some of my readers call me Pen, but my name is actually Diana or Di to friends and family. This is my year, the Chinese Year of the Monkey. Please share it with me.