What do you need?

“All you need is something to do – something to love – something to look forward to.” I was told this as a young man, guess who haha. Then I heard it somewhere recently, I don’t recall where maybe a film or in a book, but it took me back to 1976 you probably read that series? I was bumming around in Spain and the Canary Islands and as we say up here in the North I had ‘nowt.’ It was literally hand to mouth, if we went fishing that day and caught something we could hawk it around the restaurants and buy our tea, yeah I know you posh people call it dinner, but I still like to have ‘me dinner at dinner time and me tea at tea time’ Anyway, back t’plot. I had something to love – my wetsuit which I usually spent most evenings repairing. The one below is the same but not the actual one and courtesy of https://www.coastwatersports.co.uk/blog/history-evolution-wetsuit-2/ย vintage-wetsuitIf you remember, the master had scrounged it for me and it had seen better days. I had something to do – spearfishing and of course running up those damn Spanish mountains.

I had something to look forward to – life in general really, but if I made enough money in the week it meant I could possibly take a senorita out for a tipple. I was very happy, life was simple. Now, consider that and consider a lot of people with money. The Kennedys, Howard Hughes, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson and Elvis. That’s just the real famous ones. So before you waste another ยฃ2 on a lottery ticket maybe you should ask yourself what is it you really want? Yeah I know I shouldn’t write a post on Sunday, its not my happiest day ๐Ÿ™‚

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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32 Responses to What do you need?

  1. Wilt says:

    Love the post!
    Something to hang your week on, says my UK ex pat mother. She recently retired and is going through a bit of a rough patch. Change is harder, the older one gets.

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  2. Maybe it’s not your happiest day, but you speak a truth that needs to be told. Thanks, Charlie.

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  3. A thought-provoking post

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  4. Carolyn Page says:

    I believe, for me, it can only be about living the life I want to live, Charlie. Anything less would be horrendously boring!
    I luv, luv, luv Sundays. It’s the best day of the week for me. I go dancing and socialising, eating out and generally enjoying being me… Hahaaa..
    You might have to join me. Make it a ‘wonderful’ day to be Charlie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Alex says:

    Hi, I was given the idea that it would be beneficial to have testimonials on a blog. Testimonial is other peoples thoughts on your blog. Could you write a sentence or two about my blog?

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  6. Rakkelle says:

    Is that you in the last black and white photo?

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  7. wilsonagaba says:

    Thank you for being open!

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  8. Simply awesome… โ˜บkeep writing โ˜บ

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  9. Your title grabbed my attention!

    There is a guy I met who is currently globe hopping through Spain and France. Heโ€™s on Instagram and has a fascinating feed.

    Very humble and kind with great photos.

    His screen name is IrishGlobeHopper.

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  10. Some days the posts come out less cheerful than others. It’s just like life… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. These are some really treasured memories captivated here. Looking back remembering good old times propels us to keep moving forward in hope of a repeat or more fullness.

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  12. I love that opening quote. I think that is the complete recipe for happiness.

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  13. Nice post. You write nicely.

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