Coming Out of Hibernation

Hello it’s me, Surfabella.  Someone who used to write regular blog posts about being a chubby, middle aged, landlocked beginner surfer with a penchant for being an absolute dick head in the water . (see below for photographic evidence)

I’ve had quite a long, unplanned hiatus from blogging since I relocated to the coast here in South Wales. There have been times where I have tried to force some writing out because I felt I should. I considered writing about the ups and downs of moving to a new place, about being able to surf just a few miles from my new home and the places and people I have discovered but, every time I sat down to write I’d find myself totally stuck. I’d either stare at the wall wondering when my new life was going to fall into place or watch Youtube videos of baby monkeys riding on pigs backs and toddlers being knocked over by cats, anything but writing. It’s taken six months and finally, I have the head space to want to write again. The distractions that were a constant drivel of noise in my head  have silenced and I’ve fallen into a calmer rhythm of life here at the coast .

So, my hiatus is over and I’m coming out of hibernation. Stay tuned for tales of lightening strikes, another night in a storm while camping, falling in a badgers hole, a pilgrimage to Pembs, the continuing hope for a seal sighting, the animals that have been stalking me that aren’t seals, the UK Premier of Proximity and the recent release of the book Legacy of Stoke Volume 2 and I meet the owner of a new homegrown clothing brand   x

6 thoughts on “Coming Out of Hibernation

  1. 1stpeaksteve says:

    Welcome to my past few years!
    Some ups and plenty of downs with lots of bleech!! inbetween.
    What can you post?
    Great swell I missed.
    I ate cheap noodles 4 times this week.
    8 reasons why my bosses are incompetent
    6 reasons why working late and sitting at home is cool
    But I am a determined sort. My non-regular posting schedule is getting me by and I determined to reach a place of balance which is vital.
    And about that pic…we all are gifted with a shot like that. No matter who you are.

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    • surfbella says:

      Yup, that’s how I felt too, what the hell have I got to write about and who cares. But, you know what, This blog is for me and I enjoy writing for writing’s sake. My enjoyment is back and I’m going to make the most of it while it’s here. Hey I’d love to see a wipe out photo of you with a face as daft as mine haha! Take care Steve, hope all’s well in your world xx ps I ate spicy bean burgers 4 times this week


  2. Amber says:

    Hi, i believe that i noticed you visited my blog so i got here to “go back the waÂ⬢t‚Ãn.I am attempting to find issues to enhance my web site!I guess its good enough to make use of some of your ideas!!

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    • surfbella says:

      Hey steve. Ive been somewhat plagued with ailments lately that have kept me out. First an intercostal injury, then some stuff going on that had me travelling inland , then a chest infection. I have just got home from my first surf in weeks and weeks , it was a little 1-2 foot glassy longboard morning. The book…..hmmm I read some of them. I feel like I put rather a lot of effort and time into mine now. Im happy mine was the first story though . I hope you are well Steve and managing to stay stoked xxx


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