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The move to Jèrri was not easy on our son and we have frequently sought to comfort him with the suggestion that he is luckier than most to have two homes; his new island home with Grandad and la grève on his doorstep and his second home in the UK (lé Rouoyaume Unni) with his cousins and old friends...

Liberation Day

Liberation Day

I have a photo of my grandparents at the house in Ste Mathie that I took while sitting at the kitchen table after tea one evening. On the work surface in the background is a telephone with extra large buttons, a teasmade (that they never used), a ridiculous biscuit barrel in the shape of a marmalade dog and a bottle of Safeway Savers cola...