Saturday, 1 August 2015
Did you miss me??!
I've been off on my holidays! Above is a photo from a rooftop cafe in St Peter Port, Guernsey, in the Channel Islands. Afraid there won't be any more pix - this was a visit to family.In particular to welcome Olly the newest member of the family, at just a few weeks old. I'm a great-auntie several times over now! I also got time to play with his "Big Brother" Charlie who turns 6 this week. It was a chance to catch up with the rest of the family, including a brief chat with my great-niece, Mischa who is now a teenager and towers above me! Ha!
My "Big Sister" S has lived in Guernsey for over 30 years so I've explored most of it over various visits. Now it's nice just to potter along the shore, go for coffee and cake in cafes, and meet the family.
There was time for a bit of shopping......though I didn't buy THESE shoes! Surprisingly I could walk in them, but I was on tip toe! Don't think they'd be much good for a dance in the hall. Hee hee!
And I'd never have kept up with Charlie in the playground (erm I couldn't even with flat shoes!)
St Peter Port has a large harbour, and there were lots of boats in the marina.
In the distance is Elizabeth Castle, a great place to visit
And lost of shops along the sea front
As you can see the weather was mixed. But it was MUCH warmer than back in Orkney so I was quite happy with that!
It was then onto London for a reunion with some friends and more family (my brave and beautiful niece, Rachel, with her husband, Andy, and their wee girlie, Romilly who is growing fast).
I even had an initiation into visiting a "nail bar". These are very popular in most towns and cities in the UK! I just went for something straightforward as I knew it wouldn't last an hour of gardening upon my return!! Ha! I was right!
Didn't even last till the party night..... but more of that in my next post!