Sunday 22nd April
I was still enjoying the VRT and didn't want to be far from my computer, so I made the usual Sunday soup and decided to try my hand at some home-made bread, which I haven't made for ages. I made a carrot and walnut loaf, which tastes fantastic with golden Jersey butter.
Monday 23rd April
This was probably the nicest day of the week. The wind dropped and the temperature rose. Sunday was too wet to go out for the usual flowers, so I picked some up today. All the Spring flowers have finished so I got some pinks. I like to put some in front of the mirror as the reflection helps it look like a much larger bunch:-) They also smell delicious.
One of my favourite days of the week, as I enjoy #ELTchat in the evening. I took my 1-2-1 student for a walk through the fish market this afternoon. It is a Victorian covered market, like the fruit and veg one on the other side of the road.
Jersey is divided into 12 Parishes, and I live in St Saviour. Each Parish is separated by water, most often the streams are underground these days. A few doors away is the beginning of the Parish of St Helier, which is the island's town.
At the end of the road, the Catholic church of St Thomas stands majestic. The church is a favourite with all Catholics and holds separate services for the Polish, Portuguese and French communities on the island. St Thomas's can be seen on the skyline from almost every part of town.
Every time a new building or public space is designed, there has to be a percentage given over to Art. The new town park was no exception and has lots of quirky statues and water features. One of my favourites is a beautiful sculpture of polished rose granite, which is the local stone.
Disaster! I decided to clean my kitchen, including the clock which looked a bit dusty. On putting it in hot soapy water I discovered, to my chagrin,that the numerals and decoration of musical notes were stuck on the back, and were slowly disappearing into the bowl of water!!
Nothing daunted, I went to the local art shop, which I pass everyday and always look in the window at the interesting things they sell. I had always fancied one of their fun clocks and now had the perfect opportunity to buy one. It was more difficult than I had expected, as the choice was large! I finally left with one which had a cat chasing its dinner. I have an interesting collection of cat things, so it was a logical choice really:-)