Sunday Poser # 69

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This week’s question:
Do you collect or hoard things so that you don’t run out of them? And if you do and later on find that you don’t need them after all, what do you do with them?

I had a rather unusual collection as a child………. coloured toilet paper.  My family had just progressed from the shiny paper to white tissue so it was a novelty to find so many people having pretty colours. I have no idea what happened to it, and today there is certainly not the variety available that there was. I think it had something to do with the dyes used. Maybe I was getting into practice for the Toilet Roll crisis when Covid first hit.

We had a good stock of most things in the cottage because we lived in the country, and when we moved, a lot was given to the food banks. On the boat, we had nowhere to store anything so lived week to week, and only had one wardrobe for the both of us so spares of clothes were kept to a minimum. 95% of our stuff was given to charity before we bought the boat, then afterwards another 90% of what we had left was given away too.

Going back to Covid though, we didn’t hoard or panic buy when it all started to kick off, just bought enough tinned food items to have a couple in reserve, and when they were opened, they were immediately replaced. We have always shopped that way, and the only thing we buy a lot of is UHT milk as we buy a month’s supply at a time.

I suppose the only thing I ‘hoard’ is materials for card making.

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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5 Responses to Sunday Poser # 69

  1. Sadje says:

    I’d expect nothing less from you Di. You’re both money-wise and also a great manager. Thanks for sharing

  2. murisopsis says:

    I had a surplus of toilet paper before the pandemic as I always bought some when it was on sale and I had a coupon – we had the storage space and it doesn’t expire… came in very handy when the shortages started happening. We never ran out!

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