You know how we all often say “If I won the lottery” well I have a genuine need of it, I have had a dream for such a long long time of building my own home somewhere close to my heart.
My happiest childhood memories were spent in a colliery house just off the coal pit grounds, there were only 2 streets with 14 houses in each street, it was like a family, everyone looked out for each other.
The near by village children all used to head over to our street to play, we had so much to do, we had a hotspot which was where the pipes for the pit showers for the miners ran under the ground and it would warm up the pavement so even when it was raining that hotspot ground would be dry, we all used to meet there especially on freezing cold days, we would sit on the ground and warm our bums it often got so hot we would take off our coats and sit on them to stop our bums from burning.
We had the pit pond, an Olympic size outdoor swimming pool run by the miners we learnt how to swim on a belt with a rope attached to the back, and once we had mastered the belt we would progress to the corner, this was a part of the pool were a guide would walk along the edge with a wooden pole while you were swimming across, when you got tired you grabbed onto the pole, so you see we had all the mod cons.
We had fields to play in, a park just at the top of the street, and a coast were the coal would be washed and sorted.
So back to my building a home, it is in a spot were I can see everything that I used to see out of my bedroom window.
This is where I would want it built. Just on the top bank near the three trees “sigh”
I want you to see the view that I once had and the view that I would like to have again some day.
Just look at it that bit of coast was my play ground
Oh how I dream
On the other side is something I dearly love, our Lighthouse, I used to watching it blinking it’s green light in the dark from my bedroom window, I used to pray it would guide my brother home ( he was lost at sea while serving in the Merchant navy)
So I have rambled on and on and I hope you’ll forgive me but I wanted to give you an insight into my dream.
Finally the light was fading and the rain started again so it was time to leave.