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Look at her, she’s stunning, watch her eyes flash and laugh and wow! her hair, that body, her smile, she’s just absolutely gorgeous. How I’d love to-
Who am I kidding? She’s way out of my league, wouldn’t look at me twice. Him, that streak of piss talking at her; damn, he’s just so self-confidant.
Our eyes meet and I blush, dammit! Omg!! She’s giving me a little wave and a huge smile.
Deep breath. Approach. Say “hi.” Smile.
I stutter something and almost turn away but she takes my hand lightly and squeezes it as we leave together.

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    Now this does take me back, for real. Decades. But it was her, not me, who made the first move, coming up to me and checking my name. One of the most memorable and glorious moments of my life. Thanks for this trio, Drew, they have brightened my bank holiday! (And now, I’ll reminisce all day! 😍)

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    ...were these true stories told as fiction perhaps?

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    Drew Martyn 6 months ago

    I'm glad it conjured up a few good memories Neville. Yes, it's true. The beanpole was a few years older than me, he'd been Deputy Head Boy at our grammar school and I didn't really know him, but he always came over as incredibly conceited - probably warranted to some extent as he worked down "that there London" in some high-flying job (allegedly).
    Me, on the other hand, was your typical 16 yr old rocker, torn denims, long(ish) hair, anti-social misfit. Loved it, though :) And she was a goddess who everyone wanted to go out with.

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    And so bravo to you! Perception and reality are interesting concepts. Having conceived and run PR degrees and masters programmes (never having worked in PR in my life) I got to realise that in some fields, notably the fields of marketing, PR politics especially, perception is everything. But down here at the, let’s say, operational level, reality rules... and it’s so great when it does! The realisation of that has increasingly made me happy in my skin (and following on from Christmas, that skin has become increasingly tighter....but when to start that diet? In these Groundhog Days?)

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    Drew Martyn 6 months ago

    Hats off to you, it must have been steep learning curve.
    Diets can wait. My sister-in-law and bro-in-law have both had Covid and lost a fair bit of weight, so I think it's probably wise to bulk up a bit until the vaccine becomes available. Then I might cut down on the food intake. That's my excuse, anyway... and I'm certainly not cutting down too drastically on my beer intake!

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    I’m very pleased to hear that about the beer. Do you have any decent local brews? We’ve a great little brewery in a farm barn quite near who seem to be doing rather well, even in lockdown etc. There have always been really good beers from Wales, but my favourite beer I used to drink in Wales, in the Kinmel Arms in Moelfre, Anglesey, but it was Robinson’s from Stockport. I still love it when I can get it. When my daughter was at uni in Sheffield, we detoured via Bakewell on the way home just so I could have a single pint (driver!) of Robbo’s Best!

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    And I have some tales from our Moelfre holidays as well... future drabbles if Incan make them interesting. The trouble with me is that I find most things interesting. Mrs H says I talk too much! And my comments are often pretty epically long too. Sometimes the comment word limit catches me out... so I continue on a further comment. There’s no shutting me up! So then, the strictures of drabbles are a welcome muzzle for someone gobby like me!

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    Drew Martyn 6 months ago

    I've only come across a few Welsh brews I would actually rave about - for some reason the brews I like seem to come from the east and south east of England. Strange because it's got nothing to do with using local hops.
    I will always have a soft spot for Brains beers though. Their S.A. (supposedly Strong Ale, but in reality Skull Attack) and Dark are particularly good.
    Felinfoel (pronounced vel-in-voil, lovingly called Feeling-Foul) is another good brew.
    But of them all, give me Shepherd Neame...1698 is stunning and Spitfire a very good glugging ale :) hic

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