Sunday Whirl Wordle #485

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It was always a showstopper at Christmas, the familiar smell of spice would fill your nostrils as soon as you walked in and you’d simply stop to breathe it in.
He’d intended to skip it this year, take his sorry ass elsewhere and slip away from the mass family gathering. No-one gave him credit as a writer, and his siblings were all successful businessmen, so there was always a scene.
Or at least that was his plan. But here he was, sitting on the train, his seat sticky with something he’d rather not think about, staring out of the window at the earthy scenery. Old habits die hard, but Gram did make the best mince pies ever, and it was only one day a year.

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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 recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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15 Responses to Sunday Whirl Wordle #485

  1. The “sticky seat” made me lol! Nicely done 🙂

  2. Lisa says:

    Very nice! My mother made mince pies, I never cared for them, but my father and brother loved them. Used to be real meat too! I wrote about someone slipping away from family too! “sticky seat” takes the prize!

    • Hi Lisa, we have minced beef or mincemeat, which is suet, brown sugar and fruit. Either in a pie is good in my opinion……… one being served with potatoes, veg and gravy and the other with custard or cream!

  3. Nima Mohan says:

    Nice writing Di .. loved your take 🙂

  4. Sadje says:

    Great use of all the words Di.

  5. SarahC says:

    Oh my hadn’t thought of mincemeat piesin years

  6. Wonderful memories, Di!

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