Monday, June 09, 2008

Life is The Grand ......Jersey! Channel Islands

Barry is working in Jersey, so yet again I have tagged along too. All we had to pay for was my flight so it seemed silly not to come. We are staying in one the poshest hotels in Jersey, The Grand, which overlooks St Aubin's Bay although we are round the side of the Hotel so can only see a bit of the sea. This is the view from our Hotel Room
I lived in Jersey from 1984 to 1987 and I am quite excited to be back as I am meeting up with some friends whom I haven't seen for 21 years.

We were given a room that was a bit pokey and the air conditioning wasn't working so we were both getting a hot in there. They couldn't fix the AC so they moved us to this bigger better room...everything happens for a reason.

I have been tagged by Jayne Kerrie and someone else but I can't remember who right now, sorry....I don't really enjoy doing these taggy things but I have the time right now and the questions were sort of fun...

The Rules: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, leaving a comment on their blogs, asking them to read their blog, and telling them they've been tagged. Let the person who tagged you know that you've answered.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

I was looking after my three youngest children. Edward was 18 and at college, Laurie was 14 and still at school, not enjoying it at all.....Maisie was 2!
I was a Zahra Sugaring Practioner, working from home. The study was my torture chamber. Going to Aquababes with Maisie and attending a weekly mother and toddler group (I loved all that stuff)
I had been married for 23 years.
Ali was still at University I think.
I was sewing more than knitting at that time.
My girlfriends kept me sane.
I was attending Weight Watchers having lost 2 stone the previous year. I have since put it all back on!

2.What are 5 things on my to do list today (not in any particular order)?
  1. Paint my toe nails and give my hands a manicure
  2. Walk into St Helier, meet Barry for lunch and take photos of my old haunts
  3. Do some knitting
  4. Buy some Italian beer and maybe a desert for this evening
  5. Meet up with some girlfriends that I haven't seen for 21 years!This is Voisins restaurant, I met Barry here for lunch just now, I used to bring either Ali or Edward here on a Saturday morning over 20 years ago. It wasn't so posh then, but the cakes were always lovely, especially the meringues eh Ali? I have to say though, that my cream cheese and smoked salmon bagel was as dry as a bone :^(
3.Snacks I enjoy.

Hummus and water biscuits, nuts especially cashew and macadamia, white chocolate strawberries

4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire

Make sure all our children had a nice home and no debt
Buy a beautiful house somewhere, hire a personal trainer
Get a pink Mini Cooper!

5. Places I have lived

Jersey Channel Islands

so now I have to tag some others, not easy as nearly everyone in the world has already done this one...I tag Ali Barry Julie Nora and Sulu

but really, I do know how annoying these things can be so don't worry if you don't want to do this!


CG said...

I'm done :)

jayne said...

Oooh! Lovely hotel, have a nice relaxing time!

KSee said...

How wonderful that you could make the trip. Enjoy!

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