Today is Sunday 18th April

Hello and good afternoon!
It is a beautiful day and everyone seems to be flocking to the seaside here.
The takeaways have queues snaking out and into the road, the local chippy is doing good business as all of his tables outside are occupied, and no doubt the cafes and ice cream booths on the prom are going great guns.

I’d rather see the beach like this
but then we are a holiday resort and can enjoy the beach all year round.

This morning has seen us have a field trip to go shopping rather than battle with visitors who in the past have been queuing three deep half an hour before opening times.
We had a pleasant trip in, and finally managed to go into the computer shop to view laptops for Hubby. We found one to suit in our budget, and it’s charging quietly in the corner.
I know what you’re thinking………. for someone who has a limited income and always counting the pennies, we seem to be spending rather a lot of money at the moment.
Our logic is simple. For years we have scrimped and saved, putting money by for a rainy day only to earn a pittance in interest which is an insult to anyone. Sure, we could take out finance (when they stop laughing, as regular payments would be beyond us anyway), but the interest charged for loans far exceeds what we are likely to get in the building society. Plus, we can’t take it with us when we die, so we may as well enjoy our twilight years while there’s still light in the bottle.

We got most of what we wanted and had to have a chuckle at the checkout when the lady in front of us was most indignant when the cashier asked her if she wanted ‘all these toilet rolls’ as they were £2.59 a pack. She thought it was £2.59 for the full outer (6 packs of 9) so didn’t have any. If that was truly the case, the shop would have sold out in minutes.

The roads were busy coming home, and we’ve topped up our tank to calculate our mileage.
We haven’t really had a chance to do a long trip on open roads other than the day we bought the car and everywhere here is windy with speed limits of 30 and 40. The car doesn’t like doing anything less than 43 in 5th gear, so we are mainly in 4th. However, we are getting 56 mpg around town, and are well pleased with that.

Lunch today was McCheese for Hubby and tomato pasta for me.  The cheese sauce went very thick this time so Hubby couldn’t eat it all, but managed most of it, plus some individual apple pies for dessert. My pasta was nice, I added green beans and some mushrooms that had to be used up.

Now we’re going to relax and unwind for the remainder of the day. Any walks won’t be until this evening when everyone’s gone home.

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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14 Responses to Today is Sunday 18th April

  1. Sadje says:

    Enjoy your Sunday

  2. It sounds as if you’re having a serene and peaceful day! Good on ya! I also never understood saving and saving ‘for that rainy day’ when nobody knows when their time is up. You can’t take it with you. I’m glad you’re getting some enjoyment out of your thriftiness! With your skills as an excellent accountant, I’m sure things are well planned in any case! Take care Di!

  3. It sounds like a good day, Di. I agree, you can’t take your money with you so you might as well enjoy yourself.

  4. I live in a seaside town, not a resort, so our beach never gets really busy. Sounds like a day of simple pleasures, perfect!

  5. I agree with spending it now. I am very bad at buying books. The reason for All new clothes need to be wash before I use them to buy spring clothes, I am going to have to clean out my closet to make room for the new clothes.
    Great you are getting items to make your lives better. Be well!

  6. murisopsis says:

    That is the same philosophy my husband follows. He says we need to “spend down” our taxable income so that later we can enjoy the tax free savings. Thus I’m looking for a new phone!

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