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aberthoughts, 21/May/17

back in the land of the familiar, more commonly called ‘home‘……. holidays are a double-edged sword, great to get away but coming back is an aftermath of exhaustion and feeling flat…..

______________________flat as an aspirin_____________________
____________________flat as roadkill_________________________
_________________flat as two dimensions____________________

…… so what do I bring back from my Aber’break…… the Aber’ where I’d been away for a week and not the one nearest to me which isn’t the same Aber’ but an Aber‘ nonetheless (re: ‘kick the bars’ 18th May for more blather on the name ‘Aber’)…….

……. memories of informal firepits in scraggly lines along the shingle beach…… of pixie-led streets going here, there and wherever-where…….. foodie heaven… coffee havens…….. waves like no other waves stranding glass and hags upon the strand……. a newly-met friend in the shape of a fellow shore-stomper……….. of public conveniences (strange as it sounds) which are free, clean and most importantly, OPEN!…… (Anglesey County Council take note compared with the shocking and disgraceful way you service what’s left of your neglected remnants)…….. relatively clean streets, apart from the morning of bin-collecting days when for a few hours it resembles something post-apocalyptic but it’s soon cleaned by a diligent army of refuse-collectors and street cleaners (well done Ceredigion….. once again Anglesey County Council take note…..)…… although yes, gulls and jackdaws will tear open plastic bin bags, so don’t use them and don’t blame the birds for human stupidity…………. as usual Aber’ like most seaside towns is home to the usual ration of deadweights and carbon-based wasters, luckily though not too prevalent……… there is a pier, hmm….. the motley assortment of thriving independent businesses, an international flavour, the accent!, the arts centre, folklife museum, art everywhere!, music, music, music, the awesomely impressive National Library of Wales …. books, books, books!………

…. for me I’ll sum it up in three words……….. waves, coffee, gulls!…….. ok four…. food!

© robert greig 2017

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