Category Archives: German

The Hat in the Track Lane Part 1

To the current generation of Guernsey people the Track Lane will mean little. To the older generation it will be remembered fondly as a route from Pitronnerie Road to The Track football pitch which thousands would take each May to … Continue reading

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The Bull in The Bathroom Part 3

The German invasion of Guernsey in 1940 was a dark time for Islanders but it also showed how people rise to the occasion and demonstrate remarkable courage and adaptability. Mum and Dad were making hay at the Blanc Bois when … Continue reading

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The Bull in the Bathroom

Villa Castrorum was a fine granite built typical Guernsey farmhouse with particularly well proportioned rooms. It was basically a two up and two down. The hallway was  spacious and over it was a box room which served as a very small third … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Horses Part 2b

Now Kitty after the ear incident was not a very nice horse. I’m pleased to report her change of nature didn’t last long and she soon returned to being a horse who had no problem being ridden bareback by up … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Horses Part 2

Kitty was always called the French Mare having been brought to Guernsey by the German invaders. I don’t know how Dad got hold of her and when but I do know she was one of those special horses whose memory … Continue reading

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Health and Safety

My grandson is observed at all times by a responsible adult. When he travels he sits on a special seat and is always strapped in. He feels uncomfortable even if his mum is moving the car in the drive and … Continue reading

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