Sails – #writephoto

Sue’s #Writephoto prompt this week:

windmill at sunset, Brill, Buckinghamshire. Image: Sue Vincent

“I saw a mouse!”
“Where?”
“There on the stair!”
“Where on the stair?”
“Right there!”
“It didn’t by chance have clogs on, did it?”
“No! It was a bloody mouse, you wally!”
Pete smirked to himself. Jane was always such a drama queen, and he had to inject a little humour into their lonely existence.
Since buying the old windmill, and trying to restore it to its original glory, so they could then organise tours around an authentic working old school windmill, Pete and Jane had sunk into a hermit-like existence.
But it had been a tough time. There were no neighbours nearby. They had to drive at least half an hour to the nearest shops in the village, and they were a little too off the beaten track for their friends to visit. Even if they did, there was no guest room for them to stay over, so most people just stayed away.
Sure, they phoned or sent messages once in a while, but it wasn’t the same.
So, when she presented him with opportunities like this, he milked it for all it was worth!
The thing was, there was no one to share the joke with.
This was what happened when you married a young un…
Ronnie Hilton’s 1965 classic was lost on her!

#writephoto

51 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. noelleg44
    Jul 31, 2017 @ 16:18:43

    Great one, Ritu. I loved the mouse with clogs!

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  3. indiebookbanter
    Jul 30, 2017 @ 15:19:32

    Ah this was fab thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories 🙂

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  5. robinleeann
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 16:48:23

    Great story!

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  6. Judy E Martin
    Jul 29, 2017 @ 15:02:07

    HA! Great take on the story Sis. I remember this song but it is the first time I have heard all of it! 🙂

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  7. Frank Hubeny
    Jul 28, 2017 @ 23:02:37

    Amusing song by Ronnie Hilton. It is the first time I’ve heard it.

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  8. pensitivity101
    Jul 28, 2017 @ 09:50:41

    Please add an ‘a’ to my ide typo! 🙂 🙂

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  9. pensitivity101
    Jul 28, 2017 @ 09:50:01

    I remember the song too. And the idea of living in a windmill, however remote, really appeals!

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  10. Erika Kind
    Jul 28, 2017 @ 06:55:09

    Well… it is a decision. The story is touching and I like how you approached this prompt. Funny song and video, sis!!

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  11. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 28, 2017 @ 06:07:16

    Ah, Ritu, you are one smart lady. Happy Friday.

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  12. Success Inspirers' World
    Jul 28, 2017 @ 05:18:11

    I love the story. Enjoyable reading.

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  13. Michael
    Jul 27, 2017 @ 23:57:30

    I did enjoy this post Ritu. And I remember the song as well…I must be old. As you said in your comment it reminded you of a song as it did with me.
    I was also reminded of the novels by Michael Hoeye about a mouse called Hermux Tantamoq. They are delightful stories. Hope your break is going well.

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    • Ritu
      Jul 28, 2017 @ 07:39:30

      Thank you Michael! I loved listening to this as a tot!
      BREAK is whizzing by! Can’t believe a week has flown!

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      • Michael
        Jul 28, 2017 @ 07:40:18

        Well as you know time flies when you are having fun…

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      • Ritu
        Jul 28, 2017 @ 07:42:33

        True! 🤗

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      • Michael
        Jul 28, 2017 @ 07:43:17

        How long is your break?

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      • Ritu
        Jul 28, 2017 @ 07:44:28

        6 weeks in total!

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      • Michael
        Jul 28, 2017 @ 07:47:14

        Ok that was the length of our Christmas break though in recent years they managed to reduce it to five weeks. We used to finish school a few days before Christmas so one had to be orgainsed for Christmas before you stopped school to avoid the pre-Christmas rush at the shops….anyway I hope yours is a good break….you teach in the Primary area so I would think you’d be well in need of a break, Primary teachers always seemed to work a lot harder than us High School people.

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      • Ritu
        Jul 28, 2017 @ 08:05:33

        Thanks Michael! I don’t think it’s necessarily harder.. . But different. Our is possibly more physical with the little ones but our frustrations are like yours.. . Getting attendance up…. dealing with stroppy kids… planning multi level lessons… struggling with getting kids to get “it”!

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      • Michael
        Jul 28, 2017 @ 08:08:47

        The ‘it’ is a life long struggle isn’t it….I do stand in awe of you and the tasks you have to do…my SIL is a primary teacher and I know he works hard all the time..he works in a tough school so I know he has to put in the hours….I was ‘lucky’ depending on how you look at it in teaching in high school and in an academically selective school where the kids ‘enjoyed’ coming to school as it was a pathway to them becoming doctor, lawyers and engineers. Plus as a drama teacher it was such fun every day..

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      • Ritu
        Jul 28, 2017 @ 08:09:59

        Drama was one of my key subjects! I’ll never forget my drama teachers!!!!

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      • Michael
        Jul 28, 2017 @ 08:13:31

        Salt of the earth we are…though some years ago I had a job going to primary schools to run drama workshops. the staff would gather and argue over who was going to take notes rather than participate…lol…though at one school a Principal asked me if I had taught drama to an infants class and then informed me that it was my lucky day as I was about to…

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      • Ritu
        Jul 28, 2017 @ 08:18:47

        Lol! They don’t do enough drama in primary!!!!!

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  14. Mr. Militant Negro
    Jul 27, 2017 @ 23:24:36

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  15. willowdot21
    Jul 27, 2017 @ 22:42:01

    Loved the story but that is the weirdest video I have ever seen?!

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  16. Sue Vincent
    Jul 27, 2017 @ 22:20:07

    It’s notlost on me 🙂 I used to sing this with my boys when they were small 🙂

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