An ode to bowling

10:09 10 February 2012

I strolled the seafront and what did I see, the new complex minus the scaffolding and polythene.

The men are at work, the windows are in,

won’t be long now, ‘til we are all heading in!

Plenty for the holiday makers

and local families to do!

Jobs for the town, boy do we need that too!

So well done to the planning officer,

who gave the thumbs up!

A nice meal or drink, well that’s up to you,

so sit and relax, enjoy the great views.

A play area for the little ones and

bowling for the teenagers too,

who complain they are bored,

but will now have much more to do.

A venue for the adults, too.

Yes, we like to have fun,

something for everyone, winter or sun!

As for parking, well that’s never changed,

but who needs a car on a nice summer’s day.

A stroll to the venue is a far nicer way.

If walking is not in your mind,

I am sure a taxi you will find.

And if an evening out is what you prefer,

then relax and leave your keys at home

for our local taxis will take you to and fro.

I am but one who can’t wait to see,

the doors open and welcome my family in!

The balcony is calling, a drink in hand,

as I look at the ocean and be thankful

I live in a wonderful town!

So, to the whingers, please tell me I am wrong!

Because if the scaffolding and polythene are still there!

I need to contact Specsavers as my glasses must have gone wrong!

T Mitchell

via email.

0 comments

Other News Stories

34 minutes ago

An Exmouth scout group is to receive a financial boost, thanks to a new district council initiative.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Board members of Rolle Exmouth Ltd (REL) last week said goodbye to the former college campus they had fought tirelessly to preserve for future generations.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:21

A dog which was last seen running into the sea on Exmouth beach is still missing.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:15

Fire crews were called to attend a road traffic collision in Clyst St George.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

A series of information events will bring Exmouth residents up to speed with changes to recycling collections in the town.

Read more
Thu, 18:30

Exmouth Cares – the charity shop behind Mona Island, Exeter Road which supports the local Alzheimer’s group – is holding a Christmas event this Saturday (December 10), 10am to 4pm.

Read more
Thu, 15:41

Darren Legge, aged 49, from Exmouth, has been jailed for attacking a woman outside a pub

Read more
Thu, 14:27

A jealous ex boyfriend has been ordered to pay compensation to a victim who he attacked after learning he had kissed his former partner.

Read more
Thu, 13:04

Exmouth lifeboat volunteers were called out to help a fisherman who lost his oar yesterday afternoon.

Read more
Thu, 12:30

Detectives are appealing for information about a burglary when jewellery was stolen from a home in Brixington.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications