As the weather hasn't been too great today, I thought I'd do my best to get out and about. I decided to go to Clevedon and have a walk along the seafront and the lovely pier (pictured left). Shortly after this picture was taken a lot more people came on the pier and it echoed to the sounds of the sea, children's laughter and angler's...er...angling. Wales is in the distance and it is between the sea and the sky as Basil Fawlty would have put it. Unfortunately I did not see any herds of wildebeest majestically roaming across the Savannah only because they are not native round 'ere.
The title of today's blog is a "clever" rewording of an old smuggler's poem. The poem goes "watch the wall my darling, as the gentleman go by". Roughly translated in "The Fast Show" style it means, "you didn't see me, right?". I took the below picture of a bloke in a bobble hat sailing past Clevedon pier (pictured below right). Although it is probably not fair to cast aspersions on a man's character he reminded me of a smuggler to look at. Not that I've seen many smugglers, as they weren't prevalent in Eynsham, Cardiff, Caerleon, Weston or Bristol really. He's probably a lovely bloke called....I don't know, Jeremy and he could be an excellent and upstanding Chartered Accountant with a wife and 2.4 children (grown up) for all I know. He seemed to be enjoying himself and I was slightly envious. Envious of his sailing time on the River Severn (Glan Hafren for Welsh readers) as opposed to his smuggling activities. I don't know where I'm going with this whole tangent so I think I must end this and return to normality. So the overall summary today was that I had a good time, a nice walk and a nice "pier".
The rest of this week will be a mixed bag of stuff with young adults tomorrow night, creative ministries Wednesday, life group Thursday and possibly a curry with my band Mr Big Stuff on Friday. I like to stay busy and I'm happiest when I'm out and about. I've had my drive for the day and I will just relax at home for the rest of today before my return to work tomorrow.