A couple of weeks ago, we enjoyed a week’s holiday in Guernsey. It’s a place neither of us had been to before and we stayed at a farm which had views out to sea and the loveliest of country walks on its doorstep which Molly and I enjoyed so much. And I fell in love with one of the farm residents – a beautiful golden Guernsey goat called Harriet (who adored having her cheek tickled!)
One of the books I took to read on holiday was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society which is possibly my favourite book this year. It’s a lovely warm-hearted and moving account of what life was like for the islanders during the German Occupation of WWII. And there are still visible remembrances of this period all over the island with forts, towers and the incredible German Underground Hospital.
One of the most amazing places we visited was The Little Chapel which is decorated in a beautiful mosaic of broken china, pebbles and shells.
We also did a bit of island hopping, visiting beautiful Herm where the beaches could easily rival the Caribbean.
And the tiny island of Lihou which can only be reached by causeway when the tide is out.
With me still having chickens on the brain, I was absolutely delighted to spot these fine fellows foraging in a wood.
It was very tempting to grab a couple to bring home but I don’t think the neighbours would be too happy. Better stick with a few hens, I think! Although I’m very tempted to add a goat to my shopping list now too!
And you can’t go to Guernsey without saying hello to a few cows. Here’s a lovely pastoral scene along one of the ‘Ruettes Tranquille’. The light took my breath away!