Castle Cornet and Coco Mini Brasserie

A cold, mizzly sort of day and we visited Castle Cornet. This is the lighthouse warning hapless ships of the looming shores.

Castle Cornet

St Peter Port through the mizzle

Followed by an epic lunch of omelettes (crab and tarragon and vegetables); ciabiatta sandwiches and nutella waffles at the wonderful Coco Mini Brasserie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Cornet

https://www.visitguernsey.com/eat-drink/eating-out-guide/coco-mini-brasserie/

London Visits

Protecting the Tower of London

I have been back and forth to London for the past few weeks in order to undertake professional development courses. Wile spare time was limited, I did manage to get out and about a bit.

One day I went to the Tower Of London. My main aim (of course) was to see the Crown Jewels. But the Tower is very interesting if a little haunting. Hardly surprising considering it’s long and often brutal history.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_London

 

View of the Tower

Traitor’s Gate is where the Tudors brought their prisoners to the Tower.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traitors%27_Gate

 

Traitor’s Gate

What I found fascinating about the Tower is that people still live there. About 100 people (Yeoman Wardens and their families) call the Tower their home today. They have their apartments or houses, they have their own doctor and their own little gardens. I found it amazing to think about what life might be like for them- and I wonder if they see the ghosts of executed prisoners walk across their grounds at night…..

Living Inside the Tower

Inside the walls.

Inside the Tower

Tower Bridge

 

Day Off – Part1

It is half term and our lovely childminder is on the Mainland today. So I have taken the chance to have a day off and we spent it gloriously. The day started with an early morning dog walk in our local park and churchyard.

Old trees. Old graves. I really love walking in the churchyards in England. The old lichen covered gravestones are so beautiful.

Cappucino and a Florentine in Bembridge

Blue house, yellow house, green house….

Very little boats

And lunch! At The Spinnaker, Bembridge

Very British Ham, egg and chips; French chicken terrine and Italian goats cheese and tapenade pasta.