Share your World 29th August my response

Here are my answers to the questions I posted earlier
1.  Which of the following could you do without? TV, Computer, Mobile Phone.
Most of my readers know we don’t have a TV and haven’t had one since 2007.
I do my blogwork on a laptop, and my mobile phone is a basic PAYG.
Of those two, if I had to do without one, it would probably be the computer and I would go to the library and use one of theirs.

2.  Do you have a lot of old photographs in a box, or did you put them in albums?
They are in a box in the roof and about to be sorted into a collage to go where the dartboard was.

3.  What was the first thing you bought for yourself when you started work?
I helped my Mum out at the cafe/shop when I was a teenager and bought myself a record player by paying off so much every week. It cost me £17.10.00 and I brought it home on the bus.

4.  What is the biggest thing you have bought that did not require finance?
I always wanted to pay for a new car in small change but then discovered that the garage would not be legally bound to accept it. When we were both working and earning good money, we were ion a position to change our cars every couple of years, and these were always bought with cash.
When we moved away from Poole, we had no mortgage to settle when we sold the bungalow, and so the cottage was a cash purchase. This was also the case for the boat, and the property we are in now. Sadly, we lost a lot of money on the cottage as well as everything we had invested in it, but our proud boast is still that we don’t owe a penny to a soul.



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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13 Responses to Share your World 29th August my response

  1. Sadje says:

    Great financial management

  2. Leyde Ryan says:

    I admire you–it’s no small feat to be debt-free.

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    It’s a good feeling to be debt free

  4. murisopsis says:

    Life without a mortgage is freeing! We haven’t had a payment for more than 30 years!

  5. Carol anne says:

    Its nice to be able to say you don’t owe anyone a penny!

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