The past few months have been a bit of a blur. I’ve visited 2 new countries, returned to Spain for a week, been to Guernsey (again!) started wedding planning and found out Monday that I’ve gotten a new job. Oh and my mother lands here in 5 days. Let’s just say the second half of this year has a lot to live up to!
I haven’t thought a lot about the blog since my last post in April and it was refreshing. I’ve discussed with blogging friends at length in the past that I think I’m over the blogging thing. Then I’d get hugely motivated and be back to regularly posting. I think what I’m really over is chasing the numbers, making contacts and engaging in blogger activities.
I’ve taken the contact page down from my blog and while I’m not opposed to doing events in future I’m no longer actively seeking them out. I find a lot of people at those events are kind of blog snobs. I like my little corner of the internet and I don’t care about churning out posts that I think might land well with readers. I was doing that for a while and it’s not me so that chapter is done. The blogs I enjoy reading most have none of that involved so I’m going to follow suite.
Anyways, back to the point of this post. This past weekend while I tried to not think about how I did in my interview and if I had gotten a new job I visited Guernsey Jen. We last met up in Iceland in March so a catch up was over due. Also when your friend lives in a barn in Guernsey do you really need an excuse to go again and again?
This time I traveled with a friend who had never been as we wanted a budget break. It was what I needed and I was reminded that the channel islands really are a little slice of paradise. Our flights were £114 return, and beyond that expense I think I spend maybe £50 for the weekend. Of course if I wasn’t able to stay in Jen’s barn the cost would be up but it would still be a very inexpensive break. I will always sing the praises of Cornwall but you can’t get there as quickly as the channel islands with a flight to Guernsey only 35-40 minutes.
As this was my third time I was relaxed about site seeing and let my friend Nicole set the pace. Turns out her pace is quite similar to mine and we explored most of the day Friday even though it was heavily raining. On Saturday we ventured to Herm for the day and we found that it was charming as much as it was stunning.
Herm has its own micro climate so while it was a cool in Guernsey it was nice and warm in Herm and perfect for our kayaking mission. Don’t be fooled though like we were, the water was still ice-cold so I’d recommend a wet suit but it was so clear and clean. If I didn’t know any better I would have thought I was in the Caribbean.
We hired a two person kayak for an hour and blissed out on the water. The return ferry from Guernsey is £12.50 and should you visit watch the times because they appear to run a service for pensioners, the last ferry is at 5:35 pm. Herm is probably the ultimate day trip, plenty to do, actual sandy beaches and hardly anyone to share them with. A small price to pay for paradise.