The Guernsey Tom
Aug17

The Guernsey Tom

At its height there were 2,000 growers in Guernsey exporting nearly half a billion tomatoes every year. Today the industry is all but gone we look in this article at the rise and fall of a Guernsey legend.

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Are you a true Guern? … take the test
Jul13

Are you a true Guern? … take the test

Do you consider yourself a true Guern? What about if you had to take the test that’s part of the British citizenship exam?

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The Queen … “Our Duke”
Jun08

The Queen … “Our Duke”

“The Queen, Our Duke” – an odd thing to say, especially in a loyal toast to the English Sovereign. Nonetheless whenever Channel Islanders raise their glasses to her majesty that’s the toast that will be made.

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Guernsey Gâche
Mar30

Guernsey Gâche

Guernsey Gâche (pronounced Gosh) is one of Guernsey’s definitive delicacies

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When there were two Guernseys
Mar16

When there were two Guernseys

There was a time when Guernsey consisted of 2 separate islands. It was military expendiency that drove the effort to re-unite the 2 parts of ‘Sarnia’ again.

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The Guernsey Cow
Feb17

The Guernsey Cow

A product of her Island home,the Guernsey has been developed over many centuries to become one of the world’s leading specialist dairy breeds.

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The Costa Rican Connection
Feb03

The Costa Rican Connection

On the other side of the World one of the sons of Guernsey is held in such high regard that he has appeared on bank notes and stamps, had statues raised to him and is credited with transforming that country from being the poorest to the wealthiest in Central America.

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Ormer Casserole
Jan10

Ormer Casserole

Ormer is the local name for what are known worldwide as abalones and is found on Guernsey & Jersey shores. This casserole recipe has been around since at least 1673.

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Gâche Mélée
Nov22

Gâche Mélée

Gâche Mélée (pronounced Gosh Mel – are) is a traditional Guernsey apple dessert… perfect for Autumn & Winter treats

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Roman Guernsey – Lisia
Nov15

Roman Guernsey – Lisia

Contrary to to popular belief the Romans didn’t call Guernsey Sarnia. It is likely that the name they gave it was Lisia.

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Budloe Night – Guernsey Bonfire Night
Nov04

Budloe Night – Guernsey Bonfire Night

Budloe Night in Guernsey is also Bonfire Night. They’re seen as the same now, but were they originally ?

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Guernsey Bean Jar
Oct18

Guernsey Bean Jar

Traditional Guernsey bean jar is traditional winter fayre, especially around Bonfire night or as it’s known in Guernsey Budloe Night.

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The Works of Victor Hugo
Oct04

The Works of Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo was a truly prolific writer with much of his work having a overt political and social sub-text or commentary. This is a list of his works.

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Donkeys, Toads & Crows
Sep09

Donkeys, Toads & Crows

Every country has it’s own national symbols. The Channel Islands are no different and there’s a surprising array of animals ascribed to each island and their people.

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1204 – The Birth of Guernsey’s Constitution
Aug26

1204 – The Birth of Guernsey’s Constitution

Guernsey today is an independent crown dependency. How did this state of affairs, common to all the Channel Islands, come about ?

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