Thursday, July 30, 2015

Weekenders | Island Hopping, Cycling & Afternoon Tea ♥

This weeks Weekenders post is slightly late as we were away on holiday enjoying ourselves and I had no laptop with me - the break was actually love, I should take a breather from the laptop more often! Last weekend was a fantastic one, Jacek and I experienced lots of adventure, some quality time together and then had a relaxing day with our boy after all the activity. I wish every weekend could be just like the last because it was simply perfect and I was so happy... even if I was being pushed to my fitness and non-existent stamina limits having to cycle up hills!

Bright and early Saturday morning Jacek and I took the boat from Jersey to Sark, another one of the channel islands just much smaller. Unfortunately the boat was like something from The Perfect Storm, with constant huge waves making to boat go up and down and rock from side to side, it was horrendous, like a horrible fairground ride you just wanted to get off, but couldn't... for an hour and twenty minutes... People were reaching for their sick bags all around me and I have to admit that at one stage I thought I was going to be sick too. I just closed my eyes and tried to get through it. Luckily I didn't get sick but I felt awful for hours after and had butterflies in my tummy thinking about the boat journey back to Jersey that evening, luckily that was a much smoother sailing! Sark is an absolutely beautiful island, I think this was my fourth time visiting and the beauty of the island still impressed me. We picked up our bikes from a lovely old lady who was praising Irish people - always good to hear - and we set off on our way around the island. I haven't ridden a bike in years and I'm not fit at all so some parts were a struggle, especially the uphill bits, but I made it through (just!) and we explored all the island together. It was so lovely having some quality time together in the glorious sunshine and it was great for me to show Jacek a new place because he's usually the one showing me around places. I shall have a post up about our day in Sark in the coming week.

 All we ate during our day on Sark was scones with jam and cream or a Sark cream tea if you will, a specialty of the island. Both sets of scones we had were delicious and it was lovely just relaxing outdoors in the sun with something yummy to eat. I don't drink tea so I had a mango smoothie instead, had to throw in something healthy somewhere didn't I?! Little did we know that these little scones would only be a precursor for our amazing afternoon tea the next day.

 As I said above we cycled around Sark and these were our bikes, sure God love them I'd say they've been used an awful lot, the chain even came off mine and one stage. I really liked having the basket on the front of mine as it was handy to store my camera in going around the island. All the cycling has given Jacek a thirst for it and he now wants to get a bike of his own and take Tyler Lee on the back and cycle around our own island, good luck to him because I've had my cycling fill for the year now!

This was our amazing lunch on Sunday, afternoon tea in a gorgeous, shabby chic decorated tearooms called Ransoms Tearooms. The place was gorgeous, I loved the placemats, the bunting on the walls, the little heart shaped spoons for showing the table numbers, it was lovely. Our afternoon tea arrived on beautiful looking cake tiers and everything looked delicious, I even had a glass of bubbly with mine. The only think I wish we got to pick was what sandwiches we wanted to have because we got pickle on one and salmon on another and I eat neither. The scones were so delicious, as were the cakes and I was so full at the end of it all. I'm so glad Jacek and I got to have afternoon tea again because I've been wanting to have it again ever since our visit to Castlemartyr last year for our anniversary.

It really was such a great weekend, I wish we were still on holiday so that this weekend could be as good but we're now back to reality with a bang and Jacek went back to work today - boo... I wish we could spend every weekend together and experience as many things as we did last weekend.

 My Weekenders post is now a weekly thing to inspire me to make the most of our weekends as a family and I've also decided to make it a weekly link up too so please do feel free to pop by the blog every Monday to link up any posts you have about your weekend. Thank you so much to the lovely Kellie from My Little Babóg for linking up last week, you can read Kellie's post about her family's trip to Clara Lara Funpark here. I shall be commenting on each post linked up over the coming days and can't wait to read about everyone's weekend adventures!



  1. Looks absolutely lovely!! What a great idea as well :)


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