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Friday Feelings

Friday evening once again … warm and dry … no sign of rain.
Gentle stroll … no need to rush … I make my way up to the Bush.

Grab a beer … then sit and wait … the rugby match kicks off at eight.
The pub is in a party mood … I even hear there may be food.

Two of the barmaids in grass skirts … some others in Hawaiian shirts.
Arriving later … Gwyn and Ken … my mate DP and dear friend Wen.

And as the rugby first half ends … I grab a chair and join my friends.
Plum Porter or the Golden Wheat … the local beers go down a treat.

A band is playing in the bar … who knows, one day they may go far.
Hot dogs, burgers … lots to munch … but none for me … I've had my lunch.

Springboks triumph in the rugger … beating poor England … oh b* * * * r !
A bad result … and that's a shame … but after all … it's just a game.

But life has more important things … than full backs, scrum halves, props and wings.
Friends to talk to … friends who care … friends whose hopes and dreams you share.

They leave you feeling warm and snug … with soothing words or gentle hug.

Relieving stress and calming fears … in times when you are close to tears.

That's what friendship is all about … when feeling lonely … or left out.
Developing that special bond … that even stretches 'cross the pond.

Still sensing feelings and emotion … when separated by an ocean.
So near or far … it's clear to see … what friendship really means to me.

by Nigel (aka the Tin Dog)

Forthcoming Events

Generation Games Exhibition

Date:
27/04/2018 - 28/10/2018
Description:
This exhibition is a history of home computer games consoles throughout the ages

Amanda Denison Jewellery Showcase

Date:
04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
Description:
Amanda Denison is inspired and intrigued by the traces left behind through decay and dilapidation and by the marks stamped on the urban environment. She is drawn to repeated elements that distort and change; her fascination with pattern and surface textures translates into her jewellery.

Leto & Ariadne Craft showcase

Date:
04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
Description:
Craft showcaseLeto & Ariadne is the studio label of Nick Ozanne, a handweaver working on hand operated wooden looms. All parts of the process are carried out by hand in the studio, from the initial design and preparation of the warp, through to the final washing and hand finishing of the fabrics.

Portal and One Year On Art Exhibition

Date:
04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
Description:
Portal and One Year OnFeaturing the work of this year's top UK graduates in the applied arts
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