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Hauteville House

Guernsey Day 4

To finish the stay in Guernsey, I'd got a tour booked for Hauteville house - the former Guernsey home of Victor Hugo whilst he was in exile from Napoleon. With that done I'd then be flying home to Gatwick.

May 17, 2022

Little Chapel made from pieces of ceramic

Guernsey Day 3

Not being content with going around the island once on foot, today I went around it by bike to see things I'd missed. It rained a few times during the day, but still got to see everything I wanted to.

May 16, 2022

LEGO Minifigures with medals

Guernsey Day 2

This was a race I'd been waiting a long time to do, and it was one of the highlights of a really nice weekend away seeing friends. Sure there was rain, but there was sun as well. There was just the 'small' matter of running 36 miles, 16 of which would be going up and down cliffs with lots of steps. Sounds like a challenge!

May 15, 2022

LEGO St Pancras

Guernsey Day 1

The first day of this trip was all about getting from Leicester to Saint Peter Port, and being ready to run an ultra marathon. It turned into a really nice afternoon as the start of a great weekend.

May 14, 2022

Recent Trips

Guernsey
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Recent Races

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Guernsey Day 2
This was a race I'd been waiting a long time to do, and it was one of the highlights of a really nice weekend away seeing friends. Sure there was rain, but there was sun as well. There was just the 's…

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