Day 217

Super Swimming Sister

Today my amazing, and slightly insane, sister Louise (on the left of this picture) took on her latest endurance challenge.

Along with 4 other people she swam to Herm at about 2.30am, had a few hours rest and then swam around Herm and then waited for the tides to change and swam back to Guernsey. She looked so incredibly strong and I was so proud of her for taking on such a ridiculous challenge.

The weather could not have been more perfect, warm and sunny with minimal wind for 2 out of 3 leg, it was perfect weather. We looked after my niece and nephew so they joined us on the trip over to see their Mum swimming.

A brilliant day out. Well done Louise. You make me proud.

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A year in pictures – Day 217

Sam & Babs

Had an amazing day today.

My cousin Sam, his wife Sally and their 10 week old baby Cassian are over visiting for the weekend so we went to Herm for the day.

Herm is a rather special little island. There are no cars so you have to work everywhere and it is rather Jurassic Park looking with loads of fern edged cliff paths and loads of bees and butterflies to see.

The children were delighted to see Sam and Sally who are great fun and they were often found holding their hands as we walked along. Very lovely. We are so lucky to have such an amazing family.

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2016 Project366 (Day 328)

Traffic jam

I had a meeting today and due to loads and loads of roadworks I sat in traffic but this lovely view of Herm and Jethou was out of the window.

There are worse places to sit in a traffic jam I guess.

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2016 Project366 (Day 242)

Beach timeSuch a shame that we had to pack up and go home today because the weather was absolutely gorgeous!

We managed to get a few hours on Belvoir Beach. The children and The Mister were happy digging holes and I managed to finish a book!

Whilst I feel tired a few days together camping in Herm was very restorative. The Little Mister made us laugh though when he walked into the tent and said ‘errrrr Mummy…. where do we watch television’? Erm….. surprise!

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2016 Project366 (Day 241)

Just wandering

This weekend we have gone camping in Herm. It’s such a little island just off the coast of Guernsey but it feels like being a million miles away!

The only way to get around is to walk and despite the really blustery weather we managed to enjoy our wander.

I love this picture of the The Mister and The Little Miss. They have such a lovely relationship.

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2016 Project366 (Day 205)

Herm IslandIt has been the most beautiful day again and we took a trip to the beautiful island of Herm with our friend Emma and her two children.

We went over the Belvoir Bay and spent a blissful few hours chilling out, swimming in the very cold sea and The Mister and the children went exploring the rocks.

I am so grateful to live in this beautiful place. A lovely say out, with good friends. What more could we want?!

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2015 Project365 (Day 282)


Such a gorgeous day today that we decided to take a day trip to Herm which is a little island about 20 minutes boat ride form Guernsey. No cars, a pub, a couple of gift shops, a swanky hotel, a campsite, a few self-catering cottages and beautiful sandy beaches. It’s one of my favourite places.

When we arrived we took a walk around the island and then headed to the pub for lunch before a short wander on the beach and then heading back to the boat.

It was a really lovely day.

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2013 Project365 (Day 214)

HermToday I, The Mister, The Little Mister, my sister and the kids, my parents and a friend all went to Herm for the day.

The weather report was a bit suspect and predicting rain at some point but when we got up it was a lovely day so we got the boat and ended up sitting on Shell Beach. It was lovely, warm sunshine with a bit of a warm breeze and the kiss were happily playing. At about 3pm we noticed some hefty looking black clouds on the way so we packed up and just as we finished the heavens opened and we got soaked to the skin.

Despite the weather we had a lovely day. We are so fortunate to be able to spend time on such lovely beaches and enjoy the beautiful islands.

This photo is of my Dad and my nephew Barnabas and I think it is so sweet. The way they are walking in step and Barnabas’ cuddly toy hanging from his hand. Cute.

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2013 Project365 (Day 151)

Sandy lunch31 May 2013 – Today I had such a lovely day. The Little Mister and i went for a day trip to Herm with some friends and their kids.

We wandered over to Shell Beach where we had lunch and the kids ran around.

The Little Mister’s weaning is going well, although it would seem that his lunch consisted mainly of sand!

Shame maternity leave has to end really!

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2013 Project365 (Day 119)

The islandsThis afternoon The Little Mister and I went for a coffee with my friend Rachael and her gorgeous daughter who is a few weeks older than The Little Mister.

The strange thing is that Rachael and I were at school together and whilst we knew each other we weren’t especially good friends. Fate has now intervened and we find ourselves at similar points in our lives in terms of having children which is lovely.

So, this afternoon we sat and chewed the fat, drank coffee, nursed our babies and gazed at this glorious view.

Yeah, the simple pleasures of life are pretty spectacular these days.

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