Today is Friday 9th October

Good morning everyone! It’s POET’S Day (Push Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday)
Hope your day has started well. Ours is sunny but chilled and showers are forecast this afternnon.
Several posts are scheduled for this morning and are filtering through accordingly.
I’ve walked the dog already and now settled down for breakfast. Nothing exciting today, just some fresh fruit, yogurt and a sprinkling of granola. Makes a change from cereal.
We may have had a setback yesterday as the corned beef gave Hubby hiccoughs and indigestion. Today he’ll have the second portion of cottage pie and I’ll have the rest of the corned beef with a baked potato and some veg.

Going to get my passbook made up today, and with interest rates so generous (a quarter of one per cent and that’s a preferential loyalty rate), I’m going to treat Hubby to a pair of slippers. There is no incentive to save as 25p for every one hundred pounds that remains on the account for a full twelve months is an insult. Still, I have enough in reserve to cover an emergency. The problem will be should they close this branch office 20 miles away, the nearest one then will be 40 miles away. We have no bank or building society here at all now, apart from the Post Office but even their banking services are limited and if you don’t have a printed paying in slip or a card, you’re stuffed.

Onward with the day then.
Take care and keep safe.

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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12 Responses to Today is Friday 9th October

  1. scifihammy says:

    Not heard of POETS day! 😀
    So annoying when they close local branches of anything and then you have to travel so far.

    • Push Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday.
      I checked with the buillding society about closures, and they said no. We haven’t actually seen any notifications in the media other than the big banks, but it’s always worth asking.

  2. Mornin’ from the states 🙂 Sunny and chilly here (39 degrees) – no rain. I read with interest the portion of your post about banking. That’s a long drive to access a bank. Ours recently opened its doors to customers – previous was only use of ATMs. There’s still a shortage of coins though. I hope you and hubbie are enjoying the afternoon.

  3. That last bit is awful! What do ‘they’ expect you to do for your financial requirements? I hope resolution is nigh, and is easy to do too! My goodness! O_o

    • Everyone is being enouraged to do online banking. I don’t trust email so definitely not letting ‘the net’ have potential access to what little money we have. The Post Office can give you balances and cash, but switching money between accounts? Nope. Any banking enquiry? Nope. I asked in the building society though and he told me that there were no plans to close their branch.

  4. willowdot21 says:

    No point in me saying you should try online banking ….
    Sneaks out and puts off the light 💜

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  6. Carol anne says:

    wow! Thats a long ways away to go to the bank! 😀 xo

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