Monday, 23 September 2013

An Afternoon in Clevedon

Autumn has well and truly hit the west country. Can we all just take a moment to grieve for the beer garden outings, lazy Sundayspicnics and seaside antics of the past summer, please?! They were really bloody great. 

Whilst the autumn does signal the end to our weekend jaunts to the beer gardens, it also signals the beginning of our brisk weekend walks to dust off the seasonal cobwebs. This weekend, we decided to take ourselves off to Clevedon for a couple of hours. Neither of us had been to Clevedon for years, and it only seemed fair to welcome in a new season with a change of scenery. Romantic poetry fangirls, like myself, may be excited to hear that Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived there for a time, and if that isn't your sort of thang, Union J's George Shelley also lived here for a while following a few years living round the corner from me. Clevedon also appeared in ITV's (bit disappointing) drama Broadchurch, as you can see in the photographs below, as well as providing the backdrop for the film adaptations of Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day. Phew! 


In the past, I've been extremely guilty of letting my mood be dictated by external issues, such as other people's moods or trivial things such as the weather. If the sky was grey, you could be pretty sure that I would also be grey. If other people were grey, I would also be grey. If my own big black cloud decided to come out, I would also be grey. I think this past summer, in particular, has taught me to really focus on the things that I let influence my own behaviour and black cloud, which in turn has given me the chance to really explore myself as an individual, as well as coincidentally giving me the chance to grow a new outlook on life. 


Clevedon was grey and the gale force winds meant that my bald patch was able to host a matinee performance of Singin' In The Rain on the back of my head but I just didn't care. I still don't care. The Victorian pier was looking beautiful. I got the chance to stomp around on the pebbles in my trusty Clarks boots, courtesy of Vouchercodes, that have been my staple shoe since December of last year. Fatherbear and I created a face made from pebbles. The waves were crashing in on the shore. The breeze was kicking every last bit of hospital uhhh out of my respiratory system. I had the nicest couple of hours. We are all so very guilty of forgetting what is truly important sometimes. I've definitely not cured myself of my depression and anxiety disorder, because I simply never will and it will always be something that I wake up to, but I've done a very good job of telling it to bugger off for a while whilst I enjoy life. For me, it's all about living in the now, not the then. 



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That's my Fatherbear there giving it a bit of 'pensive blogger looking out to sea'.

What did you get up to at the weekend? How have you been kicking that black cloud's arse recently?


If you'd like to scroll through all of my adventures then you can do so. 



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11 comments

  1. These pictures are so so beautiful! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. So jealous of your picturesque surroundings Bee. I love going for walks, no matter what time of year, they really help me to ground myself and appreciate my surroundings. Good for accompanying nonsensical chatter and getting things off your chest too! (NB: I don't go on my own... :P ) xx

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  3. Love your photos and the fact that you went out despite the black clouds. I so often miss out because I stay hidden away when I'm feeling grey :(
    I did just have a rather lovely weekend, though. Sarah and I went to visit lovely Rosie and spent the weekend exploring the New Forest near where she lives :)

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  4. Lovely piece of writing, thank you for sharing :)

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  5. Sounds like a lovely day, and gorgeous photos!
    So glad to hear you're managing to keep your chin up and not let other people bring you down :)

    Jess xo

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  6. aw, lovely post Mrs :)
    I love the last shot of your Dad xx

    Stephanie

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  7. I can't believe this is the same weekend that we also had glorious sunshine! I have to admit though I am ready for black clouds and sweatshirts. Looks like you had a lovely time, and well done for telling that dark cloud to bugger off!
    xx

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  8. I love the Fall post- it's my fav season- you can have the warm days and the cool nights- and it just comes with a season of cozy comforts. I made a must-have lists that will help make those Autumn adventures a little more perfect :)
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  9. Brisk Autumnal walks/cycles are some of my favourite activities, I find it so refreshing to bundle myself up in a big snood and brace against the crisp weather! Your photos are beautiful as usual, I wish I was nearer the coast. Hope you're well <3

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