Thursday, April 02, 2015

A Pearl of an Anniversary!

Just back from a few days away...
It was our 30th wedding anniversary on Monday and we celebrated by visiting the island of Guernsey. Our honeymoon was spent on Jersey all those years ago, but we'd not been to any of the other Channel Islands until now. The weather wasn't particularly kind to us - The flight home (on a prop plane), was an experience, with gale force winds making it a bumpy ride! 
We made the most of our visit though and saw most of what the small island offers. 
St Peter Port. 

Castle Cornet.
The Noon Day cannon fire.

Candie Garden.


The Occupation Museum.

The Little Chapel - entirely covered inside and out with a colourful mosaic of broken shards of china and sea shells.   






Fort Grey.

The beach at Fort Grey. 

Souvenir of the weekend. 
The National Trust of Guernsey's Folk and Costume Museum. 



Finally a visit to the Old Quarter at St Peter Port, where this antique shop was closing down - We visited there on it's final day. The owner said she'd been there since 1975, but had decided to semi-retire and now just sell at antique fairs...I bought several items from her...but the best thing was I got a pink one! - AND managed to get it home in one piece on that bumpy flight home!
Here it is in pride of place with my others - A perfect souvenir of a lovely mini-break and a reminder of our thirty years together. 
Niki x

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you both on 30 years .. And was lovely to share your trip to the Chanel islands, I would love to visit one day.
    Best wishes to you always.
    Ginny x

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  2. Happy Anniversary and congratulations to you both Niki. What a lovely visit and thanks so much for sharing the photos, I enjoyed them very much. So pleased you found a pink one too, the icing on the cake, and to get it home in one piece, well done! Have a lovely Easter, love Jackie x

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  3. Happy Anniversary to you both! Great idea to celebrate on another island - I recently read a book about Guernsey and those china and shell bits remembered me of it. I took the ferry Sunday night and it was very bumpy, as well--- a very bad memory. Happy Easter to you, Niki.

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  4. I'm so glad you had a happy holiday and celebration. I loved our holidays on Guernsey as a child, the shell chapel seemed a magical place! Jane xx

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  5. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary,I would love to visit Guernsey,the shell place was marvellous and I am so glad you got the pink one it's gorgeous! can't wait to see the floral arrangement that you choose for it.Happy Easter.Pam

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  6. 'Pretty In Pink' Niki.. well found.
    Happy anniversary,
    Frances xx

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  7. Congratulations to you both. So pleased to hear that you managed a relaxing few days away (apart from the bumpy flight!) xx

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx