Weekend Writing Prompt #109 – Idyll

Sammi’s prompt today is

We practically had it, the Idyll of life.
The way we lived, the friends we made, the simplicity and solitude should we want it.
Holidays were stress free with no packing, just a slipping of the ropes and away.
Challenges came about of course, but we had fun, and the laughs we had at some of the predicaments we found ourselves in echoed through the still of the water.
It was a new world, one devoid of blaring radios, speeding traffic and screaming sirens.

Photo: August 2015

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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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19 Responses to Weekend Writing Prompt #109 – Idyll

  1. It must be really nice living on a boat….all the adventures and all that…I really do wonder how it must be…I watched a television serial once long back about a family living on a boat in kashmir and they really did have a fun time….

  2. Ah, looking back is always idyllic. Calm, peaceful…

  3. Sadje says:

    Really an ideal way of life!

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  5. It is so refreshing to be away from it all. Lovely.💖

  6. notestowomen says:

    What wonderful memories.

  7. Dale says:

    That was my father’s dream… to live on his sailboat. Alas, it did not come to pass…

  8. It sounds like an idyllic life, Di. Lovely write.



    • I liked your take too Keith (I’m a reformed smoker and have never looked back).
      Only phones on the boat were our mobiles, but WIFI was touch and go for blogging!!

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