Edit: this post was originally published in 2013 and has been reposted. The trip has now come to an end and I have returned to London. On Wednesday when my plane took off, I longingly gazed out the window and surprised myself as I recognized each monument below – Fort Grey, Lihou Island, Vazon Bay,… Continue reading The one in which the Canadian feels at home on Guernsey
Winter in Guernsey can be a bit bland – gusting winds and strangely persistant and large flurries of big fat raindrops. It can make for a glum existence especially in January and February following the excitement of Christmas when weather doesn’t matter. But even before winter is truly over we start seeing smatterings of yellow… Continue reading In springtime there are flowers
Every autumn the cliff paths and hedgerows of Guernsey explode with succulent, glimmering blackberries. For a forager like me this is heaven as it means that a foray down the road results in a bucket full of fruit. This season past we collected so many blackberries that we are now in a position of… Continue reading Food from the Hedgerow: Blackberries
There are times – we all face them now and again – when the days feel like they will never end. Life can easily get on top of us and everything seems like too much. These are the times when I find it essential to notice the small things. Taking stock of the beauty around… Continue reading Remember, there will always be starfish.
Ah the Ormer. A funny-looking sea snail from the same family as Abalone. In my opinion the ormer has one of the most beautiful and unique shells around and you can often see them used to decorate local cottages or sheds. The Ormer itself is not as evidently beautiful; it is not appropriate for me… Continue reading It’s Ormer Time