Sarah’s posted Yves word selection this week.
- sleeping bag
- wastrel (noun). a wasteful or good-for-nothing person.
- wanderjahr (noun). A year spent travelling abroad, typically immediately before or after a university or college course.
When Jake announced he was going on a wanderjahr, his father called him a wastrel.
‘All you’re good for is drinking pints, making money with your fists and camping out with your sleeping bag after chasing pennyworth dreams.’
Jake had long since ceased to be concerned about his father’s low opinion of him. Such tirades always left him breathless and red in the face, so with a cheerful wave, he pressed the metal to the floor and drove away.
He was looking forward to the adventure, and he didn’t care if he got marooned on an island with just an octopus for company. That thought made him smile, as it would make a good metaphoric title for a book!