KL Caley is our host for the Thursday Writephoto challenge. You can find out more and join in here
This week our photo is provided by guest blogger Jemima Pett.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows steps up and over a bridge, with narrow alleyways at each side of the bridge.
We always promised we’d return here one day.
It was our first trip abroad, and one that held so many precious memories.
How we laughed when we staggered out of the little restaurant in this alley, you holding me up because I’d had one glass too many, and I’d only had three. Never was a drinker.
Like a couple of kids we giggled up the steps, looking below when we reached the bridge.
You said you’d hire a boat and serenade me on the water, so I started to sing the ice cream song.
Our hotel wasn’t far away, which was just as well as neither of us was in a fit state to drive.
We walked everywhere then didn’t we. Took in the sights, proper little tourists buying our mementos and souvenirs, not to mention those idyllic chocolate honeycomb confections that melted in the mouth and lingered on the tongue as well as the hips.
Oh happy days.
I can hear you now…………………
‘Just one Cornetto……..’ rings out in my memories and I climb those same steps with difficulty.
We promised we’d return here one day, and here we are.
I scatter your ashes my darling, and retire to the same hotel room we shared all those years ago.
I will not be far behind you Beloved, and the landlord, a personal friend, has promised to unite us when my time comes.

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! 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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29 Responses to #WRITEPHOTO – STEPS

  1. Aww. Such a bittersweet story, Di. Loved it. Great take on the prompt.

  2. Oh Di…my heart!! How lovely this is. Also left my mouth salivating for some idyllic chocolate honeycomb confections 🙂

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Thus is absolutely lovely Di , 💜

  4. murisopsis says:

    I’m all teary eyed. True love indeed….

  5. Sadje says:

    Very well written Di.

  6. Jemima Pett says:

    I like that. And of course the ice cream song. 🙂

  7. Beautifully told! I enjoyed this.

  8. Carol anne says:

    that was so powerful Di! I loved it! 👍😘

  9. Rebecca Douglass says:

    Ouch. Well done.

  10. KL Caley says:

    Oh no, I thought this was so sweet and then you snuck up on me with the sadness. Bittersweet, lovers united when the time comes, (great take though). Thank you for joining in the challenge:
    KL ❤

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  12. Such a beautiful story. Well done.

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  14. Poignant and real story.

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