The story focuses on three families. The Kinnear's, The Millsap's, and the Owen's. All different. They live very different lifestyles. Albert Kinnear the Librarian, who's parents came from Swindon but live in Pinetree Gardens, his father Jack is an engineer. He is a keen gardener and Pigeon fancier. Albert meets the daughter of Charlie and Elizabeth Millsap. They live on Kenton Road, in a bought property. He also is a pigeon man who has wangled his way into a chairman's job. he is a welder down the docks. No one is good enough for their daughter and they resent the relationship between Laura and Albert. Then there is William Owen(Willick) a roofing builder who lives in Cedarwood Avenue with two son's and a daughter. Alan is a jack the lad; he will sleep with any woman given the chance. Harry the youngest is a joiner and the brains in the family. Evelyn his daughter is twenty five and her father is pushing her to meet a man and get married so he can have grandchildren.


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   “Well done skipper, now all you need to learn is how to take her out again and you will be a competent sailor.

“You are not going to ask me to take her out again are you?’

“Of course I am,’ I have every confidence in you darling, you are an excellent sailor.’

Cassie Joined her husband once she’d collected he canvas bag and her purse.

“She was wearing her white shorts and yellow round necked tee shirt. Her pumps were black with a white trim. She had tied her hair up and she looked beautiful. The men around the harbour all watched her as she strolled along holding onto David’s hand. They had promised each other that no matter how old they got that they would always walk hand in hand everywhere when they were together. David led her through a side street then turned right and there it was. The market square. Lots of tourists were looking at things. David bought two large bunches of flowers in different colours. He was carrying a rucksack on his back and Cassie wondered what was inside. They walked around the bazaar until Cassie got her eye on a lovely lemon coloured dress with a plunging neckline. It was like a halter neck at the back which would show her shoulders and her back to the point of her behind. It was long and could be worn with gold coloured sandals which she picked out. David bought her some yellow roses that she could put in her hair. He went to a sports shop and bought Alex a pair of Airmax training shoes and England Authentic football strip with socks and football boots. The man in the shop was so pleased to be getting business he threw in a football and an England baseball cap.’

“Have we got everything asked David?’

“I think so unless there’s something that you’d like.’

“I have my clothes in the bag.’

“I see, you must have been a boy scout were you.’

David gave the cub salute and said: “dib, dib, dib.’

They walked back along towards the marina then onto a side street.’

“There it is, I told you that it wasn’t far.’

Cassie looked at the restaurant that had beautiful climbing flowered bushes growing at the front. They were red and purple in colour but she didn’t know the name of them.

The restaurant was call “Convento da Cerveja” which David translated to “The Convent of Beer”

“It sounds a lot better in Portuguese laughed Cassie.’ There were about fifty tables with chairs around outside and about sixty inside. There was very little space between each table so they had to worm their way through.

Two Portuguese people sat drinking beer as David walked up to the bar.’

The young lady behind the counter only looked about eighteen as David asked if Roderique was in.’

“Yes sir,’ said the girl who had a pretty face as she disappeared into the back.

Roderique came out in his apron and hat then looked at David and then took off his hat and said “Benvindo meu Amigo” It has been a long time please come into my humble home.’

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