I used to live down a little lane almost identical to this one. I lived on an estate with woodlands full of ancient oak and enormous trees. There were meadows and an orchard, a vegetable garden and formal lawns.
There were miles and miles of green fields all around the estate. It was a walker’s paradise…rolling fells and beautiful glens and streams and hollows that were almost a secret from most of the world. I explored them for the three and a half years I dwelt way out in the sticks (or the boondocks). I have walked for miles without seeing a single soul!
For now, I live in London…miles away from the boondocks! During the coming autumnal months I plan to escape the big chokey smoke and pay my respects to the countryside as often as possible. Here is a taste of where I used to live:
I only left my paradise home because I was invited to become a full-time international volunteer based in London. My first assignment was to an infirmary where I was caring for other volunteers who were now touching one hundred years of age. I had to train a team of volunteers how to use hoists and how to assist with patients with dementia.
That’s how I met Jack. He moved to London a few months after I did. He was already a success as a celebrity, but he was passionate about working for charities and he had also accepted an invitation to make his main focus working as a volunteer. I admired him immediately because I knew he was sacrificing other opportunities in order to give unselfishly of himself. Jack has always been an inspiration to me and always will be.
I don’t have any regrets about any of my own sacrifices. The rewards were incredible!
This was my response to Laura M Bailey’s 3-way-prompt:
Welcome to Manic Mondays 3 way prompt 9/17/18. A word, A picture, A song. I post 3 prompts each Monday. Pick 1, a combination or all 3!
Write a post using any or all prompts. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction or drawing, painting….the only limitation is your own imagination! Go wild!
Once you are done, create a pingback to this post THEN come back here and leave a link to your post in the comments so everyone can enjoy see your entry.
Without further adieu, our word prompt is: Boondocks
Definition of boondocks
2: a rural area : sticks