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  • James Hewlett

Hanging Out With Friends


I needed today, it was a really nice day catching up with a couple of friends.

A guy I was friends with way back at school. Aaron, sent me a message last week seeing if I wanted to grab a drink sometime. We haven’t really hung out at all since finishing school... sixteen years ago (Jesus!) but would occasionally run into each other and always had a nice brief catch up when we did making non-defined plans to do it properly sometime. So as I had this week off and he wasn’t at work we decided to grab some lunch and a few drinks in town. It was so cool hearing about everything he’s been up to and talking about how my life has changed in the last year as well as reminiscing on some of the good times from when we were back at school, not that any of those times were actually at school mind you, just from the time period.

It‘a always nice when you reconnect with an old buddy and you still get on well. Neither of us have changed so much as we’ve just got older.

This evening I’d already had plans to play some board games with Rutter who I’ve not seen in a few weeks and haven’t played games with in even longer. As it was just the two of us we decided to play another scenario of Gloomhaven. I’ve been itching to get back into that game recently and make some progress through the campaign. It was cool hanging out with him, he’s one of my closest friends and one of the few reliably good friends I have in town.

That’s why I needed today I think. To show myself more anything that I do have friends locally, even if it’s not too many of them. The ones I do have are a good bunch!


I’m off to another gig tomorrow night, another throw back to my youth like the one back in September. It should be a lot of fun and I’m not going to this one alone either!

Before that I’ll be watching the second episode of The Mandalorian and playing some Jedi: Fallen Order, so I’d expect Saturdays post to be quite Star Wars heavy again.


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