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Wednesday, 22 September 2010


I think I have fallen in L♥ve with Jersey.

After moaning about hubby booking a 6.15 am flight last Friday - I had to eat my words because by 8.30 am we were having a lovely cup of tea and bacon rolls here:

I could have sat there all day, in fact all week.   The warmth of the September sun, the lovely gentle sound of the tide, the odd Seagull flying by,  breathing in that beautiful sea air, drinking in the view to France and enjoying the perfect cup of tea and the perfect bacon roll.  To me the perfect place - a little cove called Greve De Lecq hardly built up with this fab beach and veiw.  I was in heaven.  The little weatherboarded restaurant called Colleens

will remain etched in my memory forever.

I can tell you now, that reliving this in my mind will see me through the cold days of winter, whenever I close my eyes I can visualise myself back there.

Jersey is one of the Channel Islands and lies 100 miles south of mainland Britain, 14 miles from France.  It is a tiny 9 miles by 5 miles, that is 14 x 8 kilometres. 

We did a couple of circular walks - the island is a walkers paradise, and this coastal walk was breathtaking.

Hubby was working on the Saturday so I had most of the day to myself - I know I said I may stay in bed and get room service, but I just couldn't.  We were staying in the main town of St Helier at quite an historic hotel.  Jersey was occupied during the Second World War and was the last place to be liberated. Liberation was announced from the balcony of our hotel, which today overlooks "Liberation Square" and is marked with a fabulous statue and plaque to the war.

I wandered around the town and had coffee, then found this bustling colourful market

I also visited the local museum where there was a collection of Marilyn Monroe costumes, no pictures I am afraid, but it was very interesting.

I did relax with a little crochet in the afternoon - the "Twin Stripes" Jan Eaton square for SIBOL

During the time we were on Jersey we covered pretty much all of the island and it is all worth visiting, lots of lovely bays, but I have to say my heart is lost to Greve De Lecq, it kept drawing us both back and it was our final stop off on our way to the airport to come home


Speak soon xx


  1. It looks gorgeous. My Sister in Law and her partner moved to Jersey a few months ago and I am desperate to go and visit them as soon as possible. She has just sent tons of pictures and it was like looking through them again. Glad you had such a lovely break x

  2. Thanks Kim,
    I'll put Jersey on my list !!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Thanks for the tour. Looks like you had a great time.

  4. Such lovely photos, glad you had a wonderful time. Being by the sea always lifts my spirits too. I've only just found out that there are two 6.30's in one day since I got the girls, haha!
    Jak x

  5. Jersey certainly looks like a lovely place to visit. Very relaxing for you - wonderful

  6. We spent a week in Jersey about 15 years ago, I had forgotten how lovely it was. We stayed in the "Bergerac" hotel, where his red sports car was on show. No sign of the lovely John Nettles tho :D

  7. I did post a comment I thought days ago. Just stopping by to say hello. I have seen that I am not there.
    I dont know whether you have to approve or where its gone! But I have read you before.
    Sorry about that.
    I hope you are okay Kim.
    And family too.
    Once again great photos really enjoyed viewing them.

    Hugs Suex

  8. I too, am in love with Jersey. Your's is so much better than our crazy one here. Splendid visit and thanks for taking us all along.