The thoughts, travels and tribulations of a recent graduate about to embark on the big bad world.

Friday, 26 January 2018

48 hours in...Jersey


A couple of weeks ago, I decided to beat the January blues by booking a little trip to visit a friend out in Jersey. 

Last Friday, I boarded the plane and landed an hour later in a rainy and overcast Jersey. This was my fourth visit to Jersey (you can read about my previous travels here). I love visiting somewhere that is so familiar...and it's even better when you arrive and see people that you haven't seen for a long time!



We spent the afternoon catching up, running to pick up some bits and bobs and then got ready to go out. We did our familiar route...start the evening in Chambers and finished up in Mimosa

The next morning I woke up feeling (remarkably) well. Whilst everybody slept off the consequences of the night before, I nipped out into town. I stumbled across the market which was full of fresh fruit and flowers as well as cafes and shops. It's worth a visit if you're nearby.



The main reason for my trip into town was to visit Jersey Pottery and pick up a gift for my Mum. She has a couple of items in the 'Sardine Run' print so I couldn't pass by the opportunity to pick up some more.



When I returned, I was greeted with one of the best questions: 'Do you fancy a fry up?' My friend's boyfriend cooked us breakfast and then we got ready to head out for the day. 

One place that I really wanted to visit was Gorey. Despite the rain, it has a real 'seaside' feel to it, the sort of place you can imagine spending hours on the beach in the summer. We didn't let the rainy weather stop us and even braved a walk up to Mont Orgueil. I'm definitely going to have to go back when it's sunnier and spend more time exploring the castle and Gorey harbour!


We then drove over to Greve de Lecq and couldn't pass up an opportunity to visit Colleens . We only stopped for a hot chocolate, but if you get a chance, go there for breakfast. Unreal.

On Saturday evening, we decided to go bowling. It was only £5 each for one game and a fun way to spend an hour. I can say with certainty that bowling is not one of my strongest sports. We then headed for a drink (or two) stopped off at Adelphi  and Kitty O'Shea's before calling it a night.

We started Sunday morning slowly and went for a walk through town, to Liberation Square and eventually along the front, ending at La Fregate. I know that all the food I seem to recommend in this post has been fry up breakfasts however, here you can get a 'Full Jersey' for £7.95. My friends had the pancakes and would also definitely recommend.


Sadly, after that I had to head to the airport. The weather was super bad and as I arrived at the airport a flight was cancelled (luckily it was because it was a propeller plane!) 

Only a whistle stop tour - but a nice break. See you soon, Jersey!


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