Weekend Writing Prompt #123 – Delicate

Thanks to Sammi for our weekend writing prompt. You can check out her challenge here:

Ah, a delicate matter and one close to my heart.
You can’t be a number cruncher and get away with not doing budgets.
Money, or personal income, is a dodgy subject and one many don’t like to discuss.
For some, it’s a question of keeping up with the Jones’, whether they can afford it or not, and before long, Debt swings in a hefty blow from which they cannot recover.
We’ve always lived frugally, had to from day one of buying our first house and attracting negative equity.
Now our income has taken a £2000 per annum dive because we can manage day to day living.

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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17 Responses to Weekend Writing Prompt #123 – Delicate

  1. Sadje says:

    You’re really good at it.

  2. pgraysurvival says:

    Is that the sound of a growing outrage? Because if it is you are not alone.
    With the politicians and their betrayal of democracy and the will of the people.
    Come Halloween there could be a popular uprising.
    Only this time it won’t just be a single government that backs down.
    It could spell the end of the whole sorry mess we call parliament!

  3. Paula Light says:

    Yep, I hear you. A friend and I have decided to go in together to look for a new apartment. I’m paying 1400+ for a studio for one, but we can get a much nicer 2bed/2bath for 2200 combined. And she also has a kitty!

  4. I’m a bit of a scrooge. Money saving expert number 2, me! Not because I want to be, but that’s how it has to be. My round? I’m outa’ here!

  5. Dale says:

    Well written, Di. And a sad state of affairs, to be sure.

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