Having worked on the Guernsey album recently, pocket page scrapbooking has definitely been the method of choice these last few weeks, but I did find time to make two 12x12 pages. First up is a page about meeting up with The Brother on his birthday. He's not the sort of chap to make a fuss, … Continue reading Scrapping in 2019 #7
Four more spreads have been added to my 'Thrive' traveler's notebook ... New York City ... because you know it was never not going to be included. An outing with friends ... because we all need our friends in order to thrive. Our half-term visit to beautiful Guernsey ... And thoughts on a birthday ...
Even though our stay in Guernsey was just for a few days, I knew that there would be a lot of photos and ephemera; too many for the mini traveler's notebooks I've been using this year. Inspired by a post on the In a Creative Bubble blog, I went with a 6x8 album from Simple … Continue reading Guernsey | The 6×8 Album
Queen Victoria in front of the Guernsey Museum Above the financial district in St Peter Port are the 19th Century Candie Gardens. Once part of a private estate, the Gardens were bequeathed to the islanders and turned into a public park. The statue of Queen Victoria is diplomatically separated from a more flamboyant statue of … Continue reading Guernsey | Candie Gardens
As you might expect, Guernsey has its fair share of museums. We chose to concentrate on just two: La Valette Underground Military Museum is on the coastal edge of St Peter Port and is a tunnel complex built by slave labourers during the German Occupation. The tunnels served as a refuelling station for U-boats, and … Continue reading Guernsey | War Museums
Hauteville House Ah, Victor Hugo ... him behind the classic that is Les Mis ... turns out he lived on Guernsey for 15 years. He left France after insulting Napoleon III in 1851 and settled in Jersey. However, after criticising Queen Victoria, he was asked to leave, which is how he ended up in St … Continue reading Guernsey | Victor Hugo’s House
The lovely Mary Lou of Patio Postcards is hosting the annual Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt again this year. Hop on over to her blog to see who else is joining in. Here's what I have found so far: #1: An Outdoor Clock: The clock in Figure Court, Royal Hospital Chelsea - 4 June 2019 #6: … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt 2019 | Link #1
The Little Chapel The Little Chapel is oddly both kitsch and enchanting. The building is a complete church in miniature, and claims to be the smallest church in the world. It's modelled on the grotto in the Church of Lourdes and every square inch is encrusted with seashells, coloured pebbles and china and glass fragments. … Continue reading Guernsey | The Little Chapel
We made it ... During the May half-term, we travelled to the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands for a few days. Unlike our visit to Channel Islands last year, the weather was not willing to play ball, and we were diverted to Jersey for the night because of fog. We eventually arrived on … Continue reading Guernsey
Another year added to my total Silver in my hair, 'old lady' hands and wrinkles around my eyes, but I'm still here and that's what counts.