I am Pensitivity101

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.
pensive 1This 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.
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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.
bb other sideUntil 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.
cards 5 5Some things never change though, and I’m always on the lookout for budget recipes, bargains, and saving the pennies without feeling the pinch!

spreadsheetSome 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.

fruit and veg monkey

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to I am Pensitivity101

  1. colinandray says:

    Simplicity Rules! (But then … it always did) 🙂

  2. Tara R. says:

    Your blog name is very apropos. Your uncomplicated life sounds lovely.

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    What a fascinating lifestyle, Diana. You are living many people’s romantic dream!

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