Rainbow Snippets – 12 May 2018

Happy weekend, Snippetteers! Sadly I missed last week as I went away on another of my hiking and camping adventures in the Lake District, UK. I spent one night “wildcamping” on my favourite mountain, and a couple of nights at a camp site, and I hiked for hours each day. I had a wonderful time 🙂 The picture is of my backpackers’ tent up on Blencathra at around 2000 feet high. This is one of the wettest areas in the country, but I was lucky in that the weather was gorgeous the whole time I was there.

Anyway, onto this week’s snippet. Two weeks ago we left Ash waiting for a meet-up with Sean after they hadn’t seen each other for a few weeks, and Sean was convinced Ash only wanted a bit of fun. Now they try to get on the same page.

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“Yeah. I want to see you. I can’t make any promises yet, Sean. This is new to me. But I want to see where it goes if you can give me a chance.”

“And what if you decide it’s not what you want after all? That you don’t want a man in your life.”

“I—”

“I’m not trying to pressure you. But I don’t want to get hurt either. That already happened and we only spent three days together.”

“I’m sorry,” I groaned. This time I did reach across the table and take his hand. “I’m not giving you much reason to want to be with me, am I? I do want you, Sean. I haven’t thought about anything else since I left Wales.”

“I haven’t either.” He returned the firm pressure of my hand and gave me a small flash of teeth. “Let’s take it slow and see what happens, okay? Maybe see each other every couple of weeks until Kili. Nothing too serious. Maybe some hiking days. We both need to train and it’s only just over six weeks away. Would that work for you?”

“Sounds good.” I released his hand and picked up my coffee.

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11 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets – 12 May 2018

    1. Wild camping isn’t legal but the National Park knows that people will still do it and there’s no way to police it, so they just give a few basic rules, such as be unobtrusive, green canvas is better than orange, don’t stay in the same place more than one night, don’t leave any trace you were there, don’t take anything away, and camp higher than the last stone wall because then you’re not on farmers’ land 🙂

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