Friday Fictioneers : 5th August 2022

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers, and thanks to Sandra Crook for providing the photo this week.
I’m a Dorset lass born and bred, and this old castle has some fond memories.
When we were kids, you were allowed to enter some of the grounds, and some of us slid down the grassy banks on our butts.
Those were the days when you could camp in a farmer’s empty field as long as you left it clear and tidy afterwards.
Dad told us the sheep had two legs shorter than the other so that they didn’t fall off the hillside, so they could only face one way.
Happy days.

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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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42 Responses to Friday Fictioneers : 5th August 2022

  1. MeRaw says:

    Thought I recognised Corfe Castle! We drove through there a couple of days ago.
    You come from a very picturesque county steeped in history.
    Take good care.

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    It’s a beautiful view, and you tale really caught the charm of the place

  3. neilmacdon says:

    Its true. Dextral and sinistral sheep

  4. michael1148humphris says:

    Sheep with short legs on one side, I like it.πŸ™‚

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Find memories, thanks for sharing.

  6. Sadje says:

    Great memories

  7. murisopsis says:

    That is a very steep hill! I can’t imagine the laundry woes your mother faced with all the grass stains!

  8. Lauren says:

    We used to kid our children and tell them the same story about the cows on the nearby hills. (2 shorter legs to not fall over on the hill) A lovely photo and story.

  9. What happy memories! Actually, I think your Dad had a very good point regarding the sheep!

  10. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful place, lovely memories πŸ’œ

  11. James McEwan says:

    Why would anyone want to live anywhere else. Studland’s and Luworth both a stones throw away. Great days exploring the Koranic coast, loved the place.

  12. Bill says:

    Ah yes, the memories of places and times to which we can never return. Well done.

  13. Carol anne says:

    charming tale Di! Lol about the sheep!

  14. Dale says:

    What a lovely memory. And haha! to the sheep story! Your father was a funny one πŸ™‚

  15. Happy days, indeed! Nice trip down memory lane. πŸ™‚ Love the father’s fun story about the sheep. We came up with a few of those with out kids, just for fun.

  16. Love the story, and the memories. The sheep legs story had me laughing! πŸ™‚ A kid I worked with told me that his (Greek) uncle said that goats have ‘rock magnets’ on their hooves, to make sure they don’t fall off the cliffs. πŸ™‚

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