The charm of Guernsey

Steve and I went to Guernsey and Sark (on my brother’s recommendation) a couple of weeks ago for an unexpected five day break.

Guernsey is a lovely place with an old world charm, skinny roads and a 25 mph speed limit everywhere. There are gorgeous wide sandy beaches sitting alongside physical reminders of the German occupation during WWII. The Guernsey Tapestry is a remarkable project depicting in stitch Guernsey’s history between 1100 to 2000 marking the millennium. And the Little Church and Victor Hugo’s Hauteville House show the quirky nature of some of the island’s previous residents.

I love the photo of the quintessential British beach shop because it makes me so happy and I just want to buy a bucket and spade and an ice lolly and be eight years old again. Mind you when I was really that age we were living in Belfast and the beach was probably on the Antrim coast which is not known for being warm!!