Friday, 15 August 2014

A Weekend Out of the City - Jersey

Last weekend I crammed my belongings into the smallest bag that they would fit in, left my flat before sunrise and headed off for a weekend in Jersey. It was my first visit to the island and I did get some responses in the "why?!" category when I told people where I was off to - Jersey hardly has a reputation as a wild party island and my friends and I were definitely the youngest group of tourists I saw but it was a lovely weekend - sunny and beautiful and a well-needed break from the busy city.


On the first day we visited a lavender farm which was lovely despite my dislike of lavender perfume! The farm was beautiful and we had a chance to sample lavender fudge and hear a talk on how the flowers are converted to perfume, bath and culinary products. From the farm it was off for a drive to the lighthouse, a pit stop for lunch and then to our base for the weekend - the super quaint Revere Hotel. I had my first outdoor swim of the summer which was a better wake up than my usual afternoon Starbucks and then it was time for dinner in St Helier and an early night - turned out that all the fresh air was rather exhausting.

Sunday morning I headed out early for a run around the harbour - I love running in new places, especially when its by the sea. After breakfast we headed to St Michael's Glass Church and St Brelade's bay for a walk along the beach - the palm trees and French street names make Jersey feel far from home when its only a 45 minute flight! Finally we visited Gorey's castle and sat on the seafront staring out to sea and feeling the wind in our hair (the tangles the next day were well worth it).

Jersey was a great place for a weekend "off" from city life. The flight is super quick and there is so much to explore on the island. We hired a car to get around and everything is so close that our longest drive was only 20 minutes - I'd definitely recommend doing that if you visit, it worked out cheaper than getting taxis.

Have you visited Jersey?
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7 comments

  1. Looks great! I went to Cornwall recently and it was stunning. Holidaying in the UK is seriously underrated.
    Cx
    Shopped and Dropped - a lifestyle blog

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  2. I've never actually been to Jersey before, looks lovely though.

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  3. I have a friend who lives on Jersey and I'd love to visit! It sounds really idilic and peaceful :-)

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  4. Hello lavendar field! <3 Love the last snap. I've never been before but it's on my list. ;)

    Tara x

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