100 Word Wednesday: Week 44

This week’s Image Credit Brevitē

She’d always prided herself on travelling light, but sometimes she was stumped at giving priority over necessities and the basics.
The problem was she was allowed only one piece of luggage. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it was one piece of small luggage.
She thought her holdall was ideal. Neat and compact, it had plenty of compartments for her kit, but once loaded, it was twice the permitted size, so once again she had everything laid out on the floor trying to ascertain what to take and what to leave.
It was no good. The chocolate had to stay.

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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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15 Responses to 100 Word Wednesday: Week 44

  1. Sheena says:

    Chocolates are very important. In good times and bad times, for celebration and comfort.

  2. Michael says:

    Maybe she could buy some chocolate on the way? Enjoyed your tale Di.

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  4. bikurgurl says:

    It’s all about priorities! Chocolate must come, deciding on the right camera may be a tougher assignment!! I’m usually the one who has to pack, repack, or end up wearing the things that won’t fit when we travel. As I try to pack lighter, I find that there is more I want to bring. I’m trying out some new travel clothing that can move from day to night which may help, as the athletic leisurewear we are accustomed to wearing much of the time in the Pacific Northwest isn’t always acceptable in cities around the world! Thank you for joining us this week 🙂

    • We always travelled light, and Bro in NZ was dumbstruck that I turned up for my 2 month stay with just one suitcase and a holdall! I went back with two suitcases and a holdall as I had a few mementoes (and a new suitcase)!

      • bikurgurl says:

        Nice vacation!!! Sounds wonderful – NZ is on our list of someday-travel destinations 😊

      • It was indeed wonderful. I saw so much, including a whale watch, a traditional Maori concert, the 90 mile beach and giant sand dunes, and so much more. My SIL took me on mini treks of her glorious country, I stayed a week in Napier with a friend I met through my job, and had a week touring on my own on the Overlander train to Wellington then across to South Island. I took over 1000 photos, all on CDs now . I even went fishing!!!

      • bikurgurl says:

        Wow! That sounds amazing 🙂 How much time did you spend in NZ? It sounds like many weeks — what a gift, the gift of travel, experience, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities ❤ These are all life goals of mine! Thank you for sharing yours — I've just added them to my life list for travel 🙂

      • I was there for 2 months, and as it was a once in a lifetime trip (and I decided to use some of my bank’s pension money for the trip) I went first class, and was treated like a queen. It was a wonderful trip, especially seeing Bro.

      • bikurgurl says:

        Oh my goodness!! You did it right 🙂

        Most of our trips now are like my writing, squeezed between other life events, work, school, raising children, seeing family, and paying bills. To take the time and immerse yourself? Amazing!

        Did you write about the trip on your blog? I’d love to peruse it after this month and add the experiences to my life log!

        A friend of mine went to NZ with her husband and she documented her trip on her blog — I’m using this as my current main source-material for a future vacation:


      • I kept an old fashioned journal as I didn’t blog at the time (this was 2010 and I started my blog in Sept 2013). But I posted the fishing trip, the awesome rainbows and the black swans of Napier (fantastic). We haven’t had access to a CD player until recently so my photos aren’t accessible. It’s something I can sort out in the New Year though.

      • bikurgurl says:

        I totally understand! We had to purchase an external CD player for our image CDs when our old desktop computer died. We’ve relied on laptops since then and I’ve always had mixed feelings about it. Convenient, yes. Powerful, maybe not so much. We’ve been pricing desktops again as our boys are getting older and getting into video making and editing, as well as illustration, that our laptops just aren’t configured to process. It’s a big commitment of not only monetary resources, but also space resources, that we’re still considering. I’d love to see images from your fishing trip — as well as your vacation — whenever you post them! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and reflections with me 🙂

      • Here is the link to my fishing post
        and I really did catch the only snapper!

      • bikurgurl says:

        Yay! Can’t wait to read 🙂

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