The Indiana Jones in Me – Jersey’s Archaeological Treasures

My fascination for archaeology kicked in when I was five, after I found a fossilised gastropod in our Gloucestershire garden. Had I not mucked around during my school years, I can only dream about what my life might have been like as a female  Indiana Jones. Fast forward to 1981, when I moved to Jersey in the Channel Islands, UK, and  found myself surrounded by archaeological treasures.  From dolmens to menhirs, and La Cotte de St Brelade, which is now viewed as one of the most important Ice Age sites in Europe.

Life As We Know It

It's horribly surreal.  Waking up to another beautiful morning and knowing the proverbial shit is about to hit the fan. Life as we know it is about to change. The fields around me were ploughed and planted with potatoes yesterday. Superficially, life as we know it appears to be carrying on as normal, but a big, black underbelly of invisible menace is lurking, waiting to strike.

Stockpiling for Uncertainty – Are You Brexit Ready?

In Jersey and Guernsey, we are only live a short hop from St. Malo and our Entente has been extremely Cordiale for years, thank you very much.  Yet the repercussions of Brexit will affect us just as much as everybody domiciled in the UK mainland, not least when it comes supermarket shopping, as all our supplies are brought in by boat.

FEELING THE QI

For the unenlightened Qigong - alternative spelling schi gung or chi kung - is: ... an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or... Continue Reading →

JERSEY BOY LANDS ROLE IN EASTENDERS

I am not sure if it is something in the water but, for an island which is only 5 miles/8 km long by 9 miles/14.5 km wide, Jersey produces a remarkable amount of successful entertainers for both the stage and screen. The latest young performer to join the ever growing list of Jersey celebrities that already include singer-songwriter Narina... Continue Reading →

The Jersey Bounce in Full Swing

I saw The Jersey Bounce for the first time supporting Tom Jones earlier this year on a big stage and absolutely loved their performance. Quite why I had never seen them before is beyond me! This is an incredible, Jersey-based,10 piece jazz/swing band fronted by Mark Willmett who has been performing swing most of his... Continue Reading →

Ray Quinn and The Jersey Bounce – Now Ain’t That Kick in the Head? 10/10/2014

I saw The Jersey Bounce for the first time supporting Tom Jones recently and was absolutely knocked out by their performance. I couldn't understand, given the fact that they are based in Jersey, that I had never been to one of their gigs before. So I had just starting to look out for their upcoming... Continue Reading →

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