Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • Many thanks to a visitor for sharing her picture of Jethou bluebells taken during a highly prized NTG trip to the island early summer ’13. Jethou is a tiny gem of an island within the Bailiwick of Guernsey.  NTG has been very lucky to be able to take small groups to Jethou for 2 consecutive […]

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  •   An inspiring example of how the Landmark Trust have protected a heritage ruin and provided it with a new life, bringing everything together.  New architecture stabilises ruins.  15th, 17th and Medieval periods work hand in glove with the central hall and timeless understanding of “This is where you sit, dine and reflect”.  What a […]

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  • This week’s 3 day visit from Ben Dames National Trust Jurassic Coast and Sylvia Saxon Group Travel was fun, enlightening and all too short! We were blessed with beautiful weather (Ben always seems to bring the sunshine) so zipping around NTG sites and properties was a real pleasure, with lots of photo opportunities for Ben […]

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  • “The secret life of a project manager” … there’s more to Indulge Media’s James Le Gallez than meets the eye!  Aside from being involved in the day-to-day running of websites, James has a passion for creating cocktails. James is crafting a collection of Guernsey-inspired cocktails, named after places in Guernsey and include at minimum one […]

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  • Jersey Black Butter, Le Niere Noir, Apple Butter … by whichever name, this is a sensational and unusual apple preserve.  Black Butter smells of Christmas, it’s mild, sweet and adds a wow factor to cake recipes and a plate of blue cheese and crackers. In broad history, Black Butter features in Georgian cookbooks – notably […]

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  • For those of you who missed it, Sue MacGregor’s in depth interviews with Jersey residents during the period of WWII German Occupation,  is well worth a ‘Listen Again’.  There are many references to Guernsey and Alderney. The interviews are poignant, interesting and personal.   As always, ‘The Reunion’ is an intriguing collection of unique experiences possibly […]

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  • Work is well underway to reconstruct the ruined barn buildings at Les Caches Farm to provide public access and extra space. Local building materials are being used by skilled stonemasons and builders.  The honey tones of the granite looked so attractive in the setting sun,  even at this fragmented stage.  The pigstyes are particularly charming. […]

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  • Following feedback in recent years the Folk & Costume museum has decided to launch an investigation into how much the name of the museum accurately relates to people what the museum has to offer or if as it goes  ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’  The museum now houses a range of attractions from Victorian recreations […]

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