Saturday, 27 June 2009

Back from Jersey.

A week has flown by and I’m now back into my usual work routine after a pleasant extended weekend on the island of Jersey.
The reason behind the trip was that my parents in law were presented with a gift of a holiday to Jersey for their Diamond Wedding Anniversary at the beginning of this year but what they never knew was that their siblings plus partners would also be joining them! So arrangements were made for them to fly out on a mid-morning flight plus transfer to the hotel. The rest of us (four couples) flew out later the same day from two separate UK locations and met up prior to driving to the hotel and booked in without “mum and dad” being aware of our presence. We then assembled in the hotel lounge and surprised the “holiday couple” when they appeared for their pre-booked evening meal. Were they surprised....not half!

Over the following four days each couple took it in turn to spend a day with “mum and dad” transporting them to various locations throughout the island. Everyone had a great time, not least the trips out every evening to eat at a different restaurant and then find our way safely back to the hotel.

When time permits I will post some images of the locations that we visited.


  1. That was a lovely and marvellous thing to do Frank.

  2. Well that all sounded delightful Frank, lots of good planning must have gone on there, a lovely idea and a huge surprise for the in-laws. Of course the impish side of me does have a scene in my head where they looked up and spotted all of you converging on them and said 'Oh no I thought we'd left that lot behind us for a while' :)

  3. That sounds like a really great time was had by all, and such a surprise for the in-laws.

    Look forward to seeing your pictures.

  4. Jan, I think you could be right but we also wondered if we might have to deal with a minor 'shock' so to speak. The hotel staff also have to take some credit for assisting us & not letting the cat out of the bag.

    Roy & Keith. It was definitely better than going to work!

  5. Glad you had a nice time..what a lovely surprise for your parents!!


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