Home to Jersey

I've lived in Oxford for well over a decade and this is my home now, but I still always think of Jersey as my home....

I was born and grew up in Jersey and guess I've lived there over half my life - it will always have my heart.

St. Ouen's beach

I miss the sea terribly and am still so torn between city and coast - for now it makes sense to live where there is work, and visit the sea as often as I can, but one day I hope to live by the coast....

St. Ouen's beach

So no apologies for the gratuitous sea photos in this post - this girl needs a regular sea fix!

Peace

I've just returned from a short visit to see my lovely family - the first time we've all been together for a few years. The winds of change are blowing and it's time for my Dad to sell his house and home of 20 years and move onwards. This visit was all the more special knowing that it might be my last visit to our family home by the sea. Change is needed, and I know there are still many more lovely memories to make, so I'm OK with that.

So there were lots of favourite places to visit, walks to walk and views to cherish. And of course my Mum's grave to visit, with armful's of her favourite pink roses to wish her happy birthday. Not a day goes by that I don't miss her. Always in our thoughts. Forever in our hearts. Peace perfect peace.

My family

My absolute favourite beach in the whole wide world is St. Ouen's, just a few minutes walk from the family home. 5 miles of glorious sand, big skies and S P A C E. A place to forget your troubles, blow away the cobwebs and ground yourself. I love it, whatever the weather. But on a glorious day, there is no finer place.

St. Ouen's beach
St. Ouen's beach
Blo Karts at St. Ouen's
Sand dunes at St. Ouen

This is the view just down the lane from the family home that leads to St. Ouen's beach. It's looking super lovely at the moment in full glorious technicolour.

Unapologetic colour at L'Etacq, St. Ouen's
Sand dunes at St. Ouen
View from L'Etacq, St. Ouen

Another firm family favourite is Beauport beach, with it's gorgeous smooth round pebbles that I'm rather partial to :)

I've spent many an hour hunting out the smoothest, roundest, most perfect pebbles.....

Hello from Beauport beach, Jersey!

We also had a lovely wander around Ouaisne and St. Brelade's bay - I could listen to the waves crash and roll for hours...

Flight
Waves at St. Brelade's Bay
Waves at St. Brelade's Bay

So, farewell lovely Jersey - for now - I'll be back!

If you want to find out more about the lovely island of Jersey, do check out jersey.com and of course there are always more of my Jersey photos on Flickr. I highly recommend a visit - and while you're at it, pop over to the beautiful tiny island of Sark :)