Sunday Poser # 43: Summer

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Ask me that 50 years ago and I would say long school holidays and the chance to earn some extra pocket money working with my Mum packing sweets. Seedless grapes were 1/3d a pound (about 6p in today’s money), peaches, strawberries, raspberries, plums and pineapples were easily available and at weekends we would go berry picking for hedgerow fruit for Dad’s homebrew. Those fruits are available all year though you still have to pick your choices with care but we have had success with our home produce and that has to count for something.

Now I’m retired and live close to the beach, which would be lovely in summer but…………

we can’t enjoy it, even if Covid was not a threat, as living in a holiday resort, ours and the ones surrounding us are packed with tourists stuffing their fat faces as they sit on their equally fat backsides with the table manners of chimps. It is not a pleasure at all.

So, what is my favourite thing about Summer? Being completely selfish, it is the coming of October 1st when we get our town back and the tourists go home.


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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5 Responses to Sunday Poser # 43: Summer

  1. Sadje says:

    I can imagine how difficult it must be to share your town with lots of strangers. I’m glad that you’d soon be rid of them.

  2. murisopsis says:

    Sad but I know it is all true. We used to live in a similar place by Lake Michigan. All summer our restaurants were packed with unpleasant visitors, the beaches were over run, the roads congested… It was nice once they all left!

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