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It was her first day of High School.
No longer considered a child, she was growing up and she was excited.
Carefully she applied her make-up. Mum had shown her how to apply it without looking garish.
For once, she didn’t have to wear a uniform, just the school colours in any manner she wished. She chose a pair of black trousers, a white shirt, and checkered cardigan. The latter had belonged to her grandma, and she’d always loved it.
For a splash of colour, she wore a lilac silk scarf round her neck.
The bus was due to collect her from the end of the road at 8.30. She felt a little conspicuous until a boy from the opposite direction joined her and smiled.
He was older than she, and a little taller.
‘Hi!’ he said cheerfully. ‘First Day?’
‘Yes,’ she mumbled.
She looked up at him and asked how he could tell.
‘You’ve still got the labels on some of your clothes.’
She blushed furiously as he continued ‘Don’t worry. I can help you with that,’ and produced a pair of scissors.
‘I’m Mike by the way.’
‘Bekka,’ she replied laughing.
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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Great piece. 🙂
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