Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Mont Orgueil Castle and the Harbour Village of Gorey

Mont Orgueil Castle Even if you've never visited Mont Orgueil Castle, it is likely to look familiar. Symbolic of Jersey, the photogenic fortress is reproduced on countless postcards, holiday brochures and guides. Commanding a spectacular promontory above the harbour, built into the granite rocks, it makes a wonderful backdrop to Gorey Harbour. The earliest fortifications … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Mont Orgueil Castle and the Harbour Village of Gorey

Me on Monday | 27 June

It was another week of great weather, decorating and a swerve into US politics. My back has been much better, but still not fully recovered - looks as though I pulled a muscleThe Brainy One and I cleared the playroom in preparation for its rebirth as the libraryRedecoration began :)The Boy spent three days at … Continue reading Me on Monday | 27 June

Road Trip Jersey 2022| Elizabeth Castle

Elizabeth Castle, St. Helier Elizabeth Castle sits off St. Helier in St. Aubin's Bay and is a great Tudor stronghold, which defended the island for over 300 years. At high tide the only way to get there is aboard the castle's ferry, a semi-amphibious vehicle. Queen Elizabeth I ordered the construction and Sir Walter Raleigh, … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022| Elizabeth Castle

Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Corbière Lighthouse

Causeway to Corbière Lighthouse Corbière Lighthouse was erected in 1874 and was the first one in the British Isles to be made from reinforced concrete. Weather permitting, the light can be seen from a distance of up to 18 miles (29kms). Sadly the lighthouse isn't open to the public. At mid to low tide you … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Corbière Lighthouse

Road Trip Jersey 2022 | The Completed Journal

And it's finished. Initially I thought there would be a lot of spare pages at the rear of the book, but it seems that I've timed it to perfection and finished recording our trip on the very last page. 🙂 Trimming some of the journal's pages worked out well - they definitely add definition and … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022 | The Completed Journal

Me on Monday | 20 June

It was a week of incredibly hot days and a negative test. I had a few days of terrible backache - "How's old Bert's lumbago?"I planted out four lavender bushesI binged watched The Lincoln Lawyer and began series 2 of Sweet Magnolias, both on NetflixI finally brought the garden umbrella out of storage I sat … Continue reading Me on Monday | 20 June

Eight Podcasts Worth Listening To

I am a huge fan of BBC Sounds (available globally for free) and have taken to listening to a podcast when I'm out with Tilly. Here's 8 podcasts I've been listening to lately. Listening in The Coming Storm with Gabriel Gatehouse: QAnon and the plot to break reality - a journey into the dark undergrowth … Continue reading Eight Podcasts Worth Listening To

Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine | May

There was only one contender to show how we had redefined something in May to make it work for us, and that was when The Boy and I went into town to see the Jubilee decorations. I don't have any specific British-themed embellishments, so I used stickers from Doodlebug's Land That I Love range, which … Continue reading Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine | May