Guernsey looks so pretty when its sunny.
I know everywhere looks much better when you’ve had a natural shot of Vitamin D and I may be bias, but Guernsey just seems to look better than the rest (Jersey, I’m looking at you). The flowers bloom, the sea turns a Mediterranean shade of blue and the birds all sing a little bit louder. It just becomes a little bit of heaven in the English Channel.
While I’m predominantly back home under the pretence of working on my dissertations literature review, I can’t help but want to explore when the sky is blue and there isn’t a cloud in sight. With two dogs in tow, my mum and I headed to Jerbourg for a cliff walk. With a view over both Herm and Sark on a clear day, the cliffs on the south east side of the island are spectacular and we weren’t surprised to see other islanders and tourists sunning themselves while enjoying an ice cream at the car park kiosk where we started our walk.
None of these photos are edited, Guernsey is just really this great (I may be bias)
As we meandered around the coast line it struck me how lucky I am to have a place so beautiful to call home. I think most people who have grown up on Guernsey have at one time or another, cursed the day they were born on the tiny island. A small island community can be suffocating at times and you only have to glance at Guernsey eBay to see this frustration in action – simultaneously hilarious and slightly worrying, besides all the moaning, I once saw someone trying to sell an old toilet brush!? But, after heading off to University and living in my fair share of student dives with little more than a view over the bins for the last 4 years, I find that I’ve developed a heightened appreciation for all things Guernsey.
One of those little bits of my little island paradise which I can’t help but love is Moulin Huet, a bay which is often forgotten even by those who live on the island. While the beach is great and is rarely jam packed, the best thing about it is the tearoom which you’ll pass on your way down to the blue seas.
Run by the lovely, Susanna, Moulin Huet tearooms is a cake lovers heaven with homemade treats made by Susanna and her mum every day. After our walk, I managed to exercise some great restraint and ordered a Guernsey crab sandwich with a chilli and ginger jam and coriander while my mum jumped right in with the fruit scone complete with jam and cream.
I wouldn’t usually go for crab but this was so tasty I ordered it again the next time I went a few days later. I’d love to recreate the chilli and ginger jam at home so I can enjoy this more while at Uni! After finishing up my sandwich I soon became rather jealous of my mums scone and after having a nibble, my resolve broke and I ordered one for myself.
Moulin Huet tearooms is just about as idyllic as they come and these scones are the best I have ever tasted (I’m craving one as I write this) so if you’re on island – or not – make the trip down now for a little taste of heaven while the sun is still shining! You will not regret it.
Heres a little extra treat for all you people sat at your desks working, writing, procrastinating whatever you’re doing, just enjoy this: