(Wife of Bill, mother to Carol, grandmother to Amber)
Ellen turned her key in the lock and called out to Bill
Brrr, there’s quite a wind out there, I’m chilled.
Taking off her coat and shoes with some relief
Looking forward to a proper cup of tea made with loose-leaf
Maybe a cup of Oolong and Earl Grey with a digestive biscuit
Rather unladylike to dunk it in her tea, her jangling bracelet
Tinkling in the quiet of the late afternoon hiatus
Sitting there companionably, sipping slowly, savouring the closeness.
I fancy a steak dinner tonight said Bill
Let’s pop out to the Old Mill.
He still had the ability to surprise her
She smiled and nodded her answer.
That would be lovely no supper to cook
‘A table for two’ she heard him book
His voice was still deep and sexy at sixty-two
The attraction didn’t stop, there was always something new
The vows she made all those years ago were still strong and true
She raised her tea cup, gave her husband a saucy wink
He nodded as his bright blue eyes gave a subtle blink.