Francis stayed with his aunty in a bungalow house on the outskirts of a seaside town. Every Sunday his aunty would go to the farmers market to buy as much fruit as she could carry back to last the week. She used to catch the bus there at eight in the morning and take durable bags with her which she purchased from the local super markets. She would get everything from there such as tomatoes, apples, cucumbers, broccoli, peppers, potatoes, bananas and pears.
She would meet her friend there and they would make a day of it by shopping until ten and then going to the nearby seaside beach to have a tea together and chat. She would then catch the bus at one to take her back to the house. The house was approximately 2 minutes’ walk away from her house. Francis’s aunty was a very sweet and gentle lady. She was easy going and often made people around her feel that it was okay to be easy going as well.
Sunday mornings were slightly different for Francis as he used to accompany his aunty to the farmers markets on Sundays when he was younger but now that he was working and studying it became difficult for him. He usually began his Sunday by opening the solid oak sideboard when he woke up and helping himself to cereal which was often kept in there along with plates, bowls and serving dishes. He would then use the shower and get ready to go to work as a surfing instructor. This was a very profitable season for Francis as it was summer and this was when most people who weren’t hard-core surfers would come out and at least try and learn how to surf. This was mainly because of the warmth of the sea in the summer.
Winter was a bit more difficult for him but he still had customers from around the town because of his reputation as a teacher, swimmer and surfer. He was very talented from a young age at this sport and paid close attention to it. His uncle had taught him a lot and encouraged him to gain more experience out on the sea. He had always reiterated that experience was vital and that experience only comes with practice. He then packed his work bag which consisted of a packed lunch, towel, his surfing costume and a spare change of clothes in case anything happened to his original clothes. He then caught the bus and arrived promptly to work. When he got there his work friends were already there getting ready to set up. He then got changed in to his surfing costume.