Wordle 209 ….. I wish

I wish I were a girl again,
camping beside the river Thames
basking in the sunshine’s warmth
toasting marshmallows
singing all those campfire songs
having fun with the boys in the kayaks  –
racing, exploring, flirting, turning turtle.
Hell and damnation,
I’ll never camp again
too old, too tired.

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Two for the price of one today:  for the Sunday Challenge at A prompt each day we were given the phrase “I wish” to start us off.  That was a natural for me, given the words of Wordle 209   I spent a lot of my childhood running wild in on and beside the river Thames.


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18 Responses to Wordle 209 ….. I wish

  1. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    But you could, you know, go camping again, even if you had to have an aide along, and a walker. Oh, I know, I know: It sounds like too much trouble. But then again… 😉

    Whirling Tanka


  2. What lovely memories. You are never to old for camping according to my friend Keith – he went off with his little tent last weekend and he’ll be 70 next birthday! (I hope he doesn’t see this!)

    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog

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  3. Bastet says:

    Loving memories … ah how wonderful it was! 🙂

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  4. Luanne says:

    Oh, that sounds fun. We used to have a campfire at our lake cottage and make S’mores and hotdogs. Do you have hotdogs? One night my mom set the package of hotdogs on the bench that ringed the campfire and when she turned around our dog had eaten them all :).

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  5. So much carefree fun, Viv…I could live in those descriptions!! Wonderful times. 🙂

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  6. Vinay Leo R. says:

    I suppose, in a way, we all wish for going back to childhood. 🙂

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

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  7. I envy those kinds of experiences. Great use of those words. 🙂

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  8. tialys says:

    You make camping sound so much fun when, really, I know it isn’t 😉

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  9. Misky says:

    Splendid fun!!

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  10. Sue says:

    Me too! Not old so much as compromised, I try not to wish too much, but there are times!

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  11. oldegg says:

    Me too! Not so much the girl part as I wasn’t one but my free roaming childhood was great.

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