The History and Making of Jersey

There is so much to Jersey and here we will go through the history and how the island has been shaped to what it is today. Geography Jersey was part of mainland Europe, until approximately 6000 years ago, when the rising tides isolated Jersey from what is now France. Jersey has some of the most…

The Tragic Loss and Destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral

For anyone who has visited Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most famous sights to visit. At 6:30 pm on Monday a fire broke out destroying the central spire, stained glass windows, and wooden interior. Paris, France and the World mourn for this loss of heritage with a vast outpouring of grief and…

Catching Up With The Locals at Jersey Zoo

Jersey may be a small island, but it has plenty of heart and spirit. Especially the naturalist and author Gerald Durell, who in 1959 set up a Jersey Zoo and a wildlife conservation trust to help save endangered species of animals. Gerald Durrell The humble beginnings of Jersey Zoo start with Gerald Durrell. Gerald Durrell…

The Jersey War Tunnels and the Island’s German Occupation

During World War II, the only British soil to be occupied by the German Armed Forces were the islands of Jersey and Guernsey in the English Channel. This occupation lasted five years. The aftermath is still visible with the underground Jersey War Tunnels located at St. Lawerence.

Good to Know Things I Learnt From My Trip to Jersey

I recently visited the lovely little Channel Island of Jersey, and there were a few things that I learnt on my adventures that would have been really handy to know in advance, so here is my top lessons 1. The Island is much bigger than I expected! Ok, so it’s not massive but at 9…

Test Your Welsh on Saint David’s Day

The 1st March is a celebration in Wales of St David, the patron saint. Although it has been more than 1400 years since the days of St David, the Welsh sense of culture and pride hasn’t dulled for a day. Legends There are many legends regarding the humble St David, none more linked to his…

A Hidden Gem of Art Deco at Eltham Palace

In the small town of Eltham, not far from Greenwich is a hidden gem of London. A medieval castle, that became a Tudor palace before becoming an Art Deco residence. Eltham Palace has an interesting and eventful history. The History Situated near the main roadway from Dover to London, there are records of a manor…

A Guide to Native New Zealand Wildlife

During New Zealand’s creation, with the pair of islands drifting away from the super-continent, the newfound isolation enabled a land full of unusual creatures to thrive. This isolation before Maori and European settlers meant that some native birds loss the use of their wings, as they didn’t need to fly away from any predators. Large…