We are back from a week in Guernsey, staying at Le Grande Mare. On this visit we decided to forgo the car, and use the public bus service. This had several advantages, cost a lot less, allowed us to drink in restaurants, and meant we did not have to do circular walks, or retrace our footsteps.
The weather started out reasonably fine, midweek there was one day when there was rain all day, and another day when we were caught out and had to don our waterproofs. We did quite a lot of walking, walking the Southern cliffs, and the Northern coast.
We also visited quite a few restaurants, taking advantage of the October TennerFest promotion on the island. Many restaurants vie to produce a two or three course menu for lunch or dinner for 10 pounds. You can then vote for your favourite restaurant and the winner gets some award. We still think Da Nellos was great Italian food, and the No 44 Indian Restaurant next door did some really unusual good Indian food. We ate three times at Le Grande Mare, and that was excellent too, much improved over when we first visited several years ago. The Hollows a Greek restaurant at La Gouffre was a bit of a disappointment this year.
There seems to be the usual closed streets where the drains, or pipes are being replaced. The new airport terminal, which was started last year, is nearing completion and looks quite smart. The Royal Bank of Scotland has a fabulous new building under construction on the harbour front at St Peter Port, along with many new open and closed market flats.
Most museums were open until the 31st of October, so we did the round of those we had not recently visited.
HotSpring, from whom we bought our hot tub, ran a photo competition earlier this year. They wanted to create a portfolio of pictures of their hot tubs in British settings for their showrooms, instead of the usual US based photos.
We won a runner up price of £100 credit note to spend in a showroom.
Today we went to chose and drove to their Warwick showroom, which was nearer for us than Reading (where we bought the tub), but seemed quite a bit smaller. The portfolio was there and our picture was the front cover! Not sure why the winning photo was not the front cover.
So pop in to your local hotspring show room, and you will see our hot tub. If you buy one, please tell them we recommend you
Saturday was a wet day. Not heavy rain but light drizzle. With that and Rosemary’s cousin arriving, no work was done around the house.
Today was cold, breezy sunny day, so I waterproofed the front of the house with Silicone in preparation for the wet and windy winter. Looking at the state of the wall, I think I must do a bit of repointing this winter.