The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 24, 2022

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “home.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adjective, or an adverb. Enjoy! Thanks Linda!
They say Home is where the heart is, but for me Home is where the love is.
When we sold our house in Poole and moved away from the area, we were theoretically homeless having no fixed abode, just a tent. It was 2007, the year of all that heavy rain and we were getting flooded out at every site we pitched in. With nowhere to go, we dried out on a friend’s front lawn, and after a few days reprieve, set off again.

We got fed up with it all and ended up buying a small touring caravan which was home for a few months.  Ironically, the sun came out the day after we bought it and it didn’t rain again for weeks!
We eventually found the cottage and the sale went through in ten days as we had nothing to sell, money in the bank and the sellers were moving into married quarters.

Home then became a 160 year old property and we spent a lot of time and money putting our stamp on it and decorating in keeping with its age.  In truth, it is probably our favourite property because we had space, a large garden, and a mature bramley apple tree. If we could have picked it up and moved it somewhere else, it would have been perfect.

We sold in 2014 and ended up staying with our friend as we tried to find another property. We ended up on the boat which was definitely not on the cards, but was the best option available to us at the time.  They were a happy three years and in many respects we wish we were still liveaboards.

In short, it didn’t matter where we ended up as long as we were together.
This is hanging up in our hall.


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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17 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 24, 2022

  1. Hammad Rais says:

    Amazing to read about your different homes and how you’ve built them with your love 🙂

  2. Sadje says:

    Home is indeed where heart is.

  3. Lauren says:

    Making a house a home is wonderful.

  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Home isn’t an abode, it’s that feeling you get of belonging

  5. Maggie says:

    Home can certainly be anywhere as long as our hearts are there.

  6. John Holton says:

    I know the feeling well….

  7. Carol anne says:

    You’ve had some wonderful homes Di! 🙂

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