Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Guest Post - Yes, Flat Broke!!

Today, I'm very pleased to be able to say I have a guest post for you all. Very pleased because it's awesome to be able to showcase someone else's writing and introduce you to someone lovely but also pleased as I've been away from home the last two days on a serious flat hunting spree with my parents and hadn't a fully completed draft to post. I always have lots of drafts either on the go or ready to post but nothing is suitable for today and I'm not gonna rush to put up something mediocre. Enought ramble anyways - enjoy today's very true post from Dorianne!! (Go swing by and say hi on her blog).

'' I'm sure I've already mentioned I bought this beautiful apartment with rooms and a ceiling. But did I happen to mention I'm flat broke?
I'm flat broke!! In fact lately I'm realizing that everything is coming with a price tag. Has it always been this way? Did clothing shops use to have huge cardboard signs illustrating item-prices next to each mannequin? Actually, did we use to pay for the acquired objects prior to leaving a retail outlet? I don't recall such moments. But then again, life was much easier back then and as the song goes "prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders".
Back to our chat - where was I? Yes - my being FLAT BROKE! As a consequence, the spontaneous way with which I used to shop is now just a memory seized by an unnatural, inquisitive attitude which prolongs the formerly-trouble-free trip to the supermarket by some extra three hours.  This is because I now find myself loitering by the 'special offer' cubicles with the Buy-one-get-three-free/Buy-three-get-one-free/whatever crap, checking for expiry dates (did food items use to come up with expiry dates before, really?!) and going through my bill once out of the cash point (hoping the cashier messed up my bill and that the 6 bottles of wine were given to me for free for being a loyal customer rather than amounting to that unsightly price that's almost making my eyes water, no kidding!)
But that's life I guess. Us responsible people work our ***** off to eventually have enough savings to buy a house and make it a home. Worrying about the bloody visa bill comes after. ''

Hope you all enjoyed that little tit-bit, it's ringing true so much to Jake and I right now (minus the Visa part haha) and I thought it very fitting for the current circumstances!  Make sure to head over to Dorianne's blog! Tell her I sent you :) 


  1. Your blog is extremely lovely with catchy posts. I love your writing. May you be blessed with good health and take care. I got your message in bloggers.

  2. I am always broke and I dont even save for a house, go figure! But I dont want to buy a property, I am more of a 'live for the day' girl ;-) Lovely blog!

  3. Thanks Goth Barbie :) In my home island, we're kind of 'driven' to eventually buy our own place and get used to working for it. So I'm obviously 'envying' your exciting lifestyle, lucky you girl! ;)