Thurwell was a very affluent village , situated between the Two rivers , the Dee and Mersey , North West England.
Famous footballers , former Beatles and film stars all owned homes of sandstone in this postcard pretty village.
Miles Cord and Tom Allen where best friends ,Tom lived in a 3 story sandstone castle , well almost a castle in the most affluent part of the village, neighboured by rich folk who obsessed with striped lawns and expensive cars. Miles lived about a mile away in a country cottage , porch bordered with Summer flowering honeysuckles , a perfumed porch.
Tom and Miles attended the same village primary school , their parents both involved in school and village events and where best of friends . All growing up in the same village had formed a close friendship over the generations.
Summer school holidays had arrived and even the Sun shone for a good few weeks . Bees and Butterflys fluttered by while Tom and Miles played dead and jumped off things .
Miles was staying Thursday till Sunday he informed Mrs Allen , as he slugged his Vimto down , burped , then ran through the double doors into the garden to jump off more things with Tom .
Friday , Tom and Miles bought balloons . They where sure if they blew enough up, held on and jumped off Toms garage roof they would glide graciously onto the soft striped lawn. They fell straight downwards quickly, brushed themselves down and continued to jump off things with bouncing balloons on strings trying to keep up.
Saturday morning after Mrs Allen had cooked breakfast , Tom was picked up for his inter school Rugby match . Tom loved rugby as much as football , but he loved Liverpool Football Club the best.
Miles answered the door to Tom , as Tom waved to Mr Warren the Rugby coach.Tom ran through the house and straight upstairs , "Wheres Mum and Dad Miles?" Tom shouted , "Gone shopping I think , be back soon they said ".
Tom stepped into the shower , eager to get building dens and jump off high things!
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