Take Seven : 18th December 2020

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
celebrate, cracked, day, down, drift, footfall, landmark, lost, mind, more, nose, peaceful, pin, romantic, several, sundry, thrust, together, told, up,
welcome.


It was so peaceful here. You could almost hear a pin drop, it was so quiet.
The gentle breeze through the trees was welcome on such a hot day as she sat under their shade.
Dangling her feet in the stream she let her mind drift. Soon she would have to leave it all behind, but for now she could dream and remember.
He had proposed to her here. Trying to be so romantic, he’d got down on one knee with his prepared memorised speech, lost his balance and toppled into the water, swearing at all and sundry for his awkwardness whilst she cracked up with laughter on the bank. Holding the ring aloft, he stammered
‘You’ve got to marry me now!’
and she’d jumped in to join him, thrusting her left hand under his nose demanding he put it on her finger.
They had come here several times over the years, when they’d been told there would be no children, the loss of parents, a pet, to celebrate landmark anniversaries and more recently, promotion.
He’d worked so hard for it, but it meant leaving everything they knew, making a new start.
‘I wondered if you’d find me,’ she said, even though his footfalls had been silent.
‘How could I not? We always came here when things were on our minds or we just needed to chill out. You OK?’
She looked up and smiled.
‘Yeah. We’ll have our memories of this place, but more importantly, we’ll be together.
He sat down beside her and she rested her head on his shoulder as he put his arm round her.
‘Home is where the love is, and the love is where you are. What more could I want?’

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 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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