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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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