This week’s prompt from Tara at Sticky Fingers was Still Life.
Again, I’ve picked an old photograph and one that immediately popped into my mind. It was taken in our backyard in Ramsbottom, so it’s five or six years old, but it reminds me of a particularly happy time in our lives. We moved to Ramsbottom when I found out I was pregnant with Harry and the flat we were living in didn’t allow children.
Ramsbottom was a lovely place to live – very pretty, small and friendly – and it was also the first time in a while that we’d had any outside space (we’d had a roof terrace in London seven years earlier, but nothing since). There was no garden, just a tiny yard, but my mother-in-law bought us pots and we went to Ikea and bought a wooden table and chairs and that metal watering can.
When I was pregnant with Harry, I sat out there a lot, reading and just enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. When Harry was six months old, we moved to the house we’re in now. We all love this house, but I do still miss Rammy. And not just for the amazing chocolate torte at The Cultured Bean…