Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

It was Saturday and it wasn’t raining, (although it was very cold), so that can only mean one thing…. it was day out time with my bestest friend Jane, this time though we are accompanied by my other bestest friend Debbie.

This latest excursion looked promising, (any regular reader of my blog will know we’ve had quite a few dodgy ones),as we were meeting Jane in her home town of Clevedon for a flower show and table top sale in the local community centre.

 

It was so quaint and sweet with a flower and veg competition and  a very delicious cake contest.

It was so quaint and sweet with a flower and vegetable show and a very delicious looking baking competition. It didn’t take us long to make our way around the hall and part with the best part of a tenner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deb enjoying some teaThen we did what we do best and retired to the tea room to sup tea, stuff ourselves with yummy homemade cakes and inspect our bargain purchases.

Me and Jane and our fabulous purchases

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next on the agenda was a visit to the sea front as Deb hadn’t seen the pier for ages. Clevedon Pier is one of the 78 piers around the coast of Britain built between 1854 and 1904. Work was completed in 1869 and the official opening was in March of that year. Unfortunately parts of the pier collapsed into the sea when load bearing tests were carried out, restoration started in 1984 and it was partially reopened in 1989. By 1998 the pier was fully opened and thousands came out to witness the event, many of them in Victorian costume. In January 2001 it was upgraded from grade 2 listing to grade 1 along with the only other listed pier in Brighton.

Jane and Deb by the pier

 

We didn’t stay out in the cold too long admiring the view, we were drawn into yet another cafe for coffee and hot chocolate.

 

 

 

 

I had such a lovely afternoon with two great friends and we are so lucky to have a lovely little seaside town on our doorstep to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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