Take Seven 26th March

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:
area, beer, coincidental, disappeared, drenched, driver, erratic, fun, garden, groove, leaping, manually, performance, proximity, row, send, snooze, stowed, struggling, trail, unable

She had a front row seat, but the best part of this performance was that it was free.
Sitting with her cup of coffee and a packet of hobnobs, she sat back to enjoy the show.
Camping and caravanning could be such fun.
They pulled up and the driver got out, mentally checking the area of choice, distance from neighbours and the proximity of the tree.
With the wife giving directions using erratic hand signals, he shunted the vehicle backwards and forwards, in the end leaping out of the car, unhooking the caravan and manually pushing it into position, just clearing the lowest branches of the tree. The fact that this was practically where he started was purely coincidental.
Next was to send the kids for water while he had a much needed beer.
The wife got the awning out and began to thread it through the running groove only to find she had it back to front and had to start again.
Husband unloaded the BBQ and garden chairs from the back of their vehicle, and had another beer.
The kids came back absolutely drenched having argued over the water hose and the water container was leaving a river trail behind them as they hadn’t locked the lid properly.
The wife was still struggling with the awning, husband was chugging his third beer, and the kids were ordered to go into the caravan and change.
More arguments followed about being unable to find suitable clothing or where the computers were stowed.
With the awning finally in place, the wife disappeared inside as the husband flopped into one of the garden chairs. This promptly collapsed under him leaving him sprawling in a puddle left by the water container which had been abandoned behind him. It did not help that the remains of his beer ended up in his lap.
She couldn’t watch any more as it was all so funny, and retreated into their two man tent to have a snooze.

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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6 Responses to Take Seven 26th March

  1. Very vivid scene and oh so funny.

  2. Chris Hall says:

    The joys of camping, eh? That was fun, Di 🙂

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