Arlene and two adopted dogs.

Just a blog from someone who loves to communicate with other dog owners

My holiday part two

Hi folks at the risk of boring you I will continue my hol blog,

The day after we arrived we went to Gerald Durrell’s Zoo to see the animals I have some photos but can’t access them right now, It was a bit dull so most of the animals were hiding but we saw enough to make the day worth while, I was hoping to see the wolves but they were having a sleep or something. It’s well worth a visit if you should go to Jersey, but the cost of food in the diner is a bit cheeky, so I starved.

Talking of starving, the food in the hotel was absolutely scrummy, I had a three course breakfast, we ate out for lunch, quite well I might add, and every night was a four course meal for dinner, which of course I indulged in. I am now on a diet, see my This’n’ blog.

The next day Wednesday, was a coach trip round the Island, it wasn’t the best of days but it was interesting, the commentary by the driver was very informative, and he sounded just like Michael Cane. !

Thursday saw us having a sightseeing /shopping trip round St Helier, nice place and friendly people, Bought some Christmas presents for my girls, the jewellery is so much cheaper, another good day spent in good company.

One of our party, Dave had a bittersweet day on Wednesday, He had been diagnosed with lung cancer and given 6 – 18 months to live, his 18 months were up that day, but he has been defiant and told the doctor he’s got thirty years in him [he is 51] and would trade the doc that for his 18 months, please say a little prayer for him, he shows such courage. By profession he is a CLOWN ! yes that’s right and has performed here and abroad, so maybe it’s the attitude, his wife Tracy is not too well either, she had a hysterectomy a short time back that went wrong and threw up complications, as a result she can’t have children, she is only forty. how sad and ironic is that?  They were travelling back on up to Scotland after staying a night with friends.

If you believe in healing thoughts, please say a prayer for him .

By the way, I won the fancy dress !!!, I wasn’t going to dress up, but Mary persuaded me to as she was going as Lord Nelson, she came second. I only had my Dracula stuff so I took it and this time I made up fully and added a bat to my shoulder, A bottle of bubbly and a box of chocs was my reward.

I didn’t want to use that stuff again so had to leave it with the porter, I didn’t dare just leave it in the room as the poor chambermaid would think there had been a murder with all the blood. hee, hee.

We should have gone home on Friday but things didn’t quite turn out as we planned. I’ll let you know about that later.

Off out now, and catch up a bit tomorrow.


  1. Meant to say to TG about the dress, As most of the chamber maids were not English speaking I couldn’t explain about the ‘blood’ so thought it best to give them to the porter, wrapped up of course.
    Yes Pen Dave is quite sure that he’ll prove them wrong, fingers crossed and thanks for your prayers.
    Sorry no chocs left, I left them for room staff, but we drank the bubbley. Third day of the diet and have lost 2.1/2 lbs did you not read my ‘arlenes this’n’that’ blog?

  2. I’m saying a prayer for Dave at this very moment..He sounds a very defiant character. ready to face anything..So I hope to goodness he rallies and proves the doctors wrong..
    er…any chocs left? from winning the fancy dress?.. NO?..
    Sounds like you had a fantastic time Arlene. and food eh?.. diet time !!

  3. Thanks for this post Arlene. Sounds like you had quite a time! Yes, good job that you didn’t leave your fancy dress outfit in the room, or you might have been getting a visit from the police! Positive attitude in the face of adversity can work wonders so maybe he will prove all of the doctors wrong. Stranger things have happened! Where is a picture of you in your outfit?

    • Arlene

      It was like a tasty sandwich with stale bread.
      And yes we all wish Dave well.
      I won’t be able to put the photos up till the weekend as I obviously didn’t take them but Sybil who did has loaned her SD card to someone but I’m going to her’s on Friday to get my copies. I’ll post them then.

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