Happy Liberation Day!
Today, 9 May, is very important to people from Guernsey as it marks the anniversary of the date that the island was liberated from The German Occupying Forces.
The Mister was working until 2pm so The Little Mister and I spent the morning at my parents house although we took a little walk along by the beach. As I walked I wondered what it must have felt like, all those years ago, to finally realise that the long 5 years of Occupation were over. I am pretty sure that none of the islanders had really thought about how bad restrictions were going to become in that time, and at the end most people were surviving on the Red Cross parcels that were able to get through. The relief of Liberation must have been amazing.
I am so very very grateful that I live on this beautiful island. I am thankful for all those people who fought so hard for our freedom, and I am proud of the islanders who stayed went through the Occupation, whether they remained on the island, or were evacuated and especially those who ended up in work camps. Those years proved the resilience and defiance of the Guernsey people and of that I am hugely proud.
This afternoon we went to town to join in the celebrations and I came across these women, I think they were a singing group, but I think they look fabulous.
Today is the 67th Guernsey Liberation Day – the day that marks the anniversary that the island was liberated from the German Occupying Forces.
Today The Mister and I took a brief wander into town to look around and have a nice lunch at a restaurant whilst we watched the cavalcade. Unfortunately The Mister has had to work this afternoon so I came home and snoozed!
Tuesday was a day of massively mixed emotions. In the morning we found out that the house we have put an offer in for was accepted. Hopefully we should complete by 14 of June which would be amazing! The afternoon was traumatic, but I can’t be bothered to go into that right now!
In the evening The Mister and I went to the Specsavers Hangar Ball. In the afternoon they hold a Tea Dance in the same venue for the OAPs on the island. The ball was amazing – the hall had been decked out with vintage style advertising and covered in red, white and blue decorations, they even had a parachuting man hanging from the ceiling. The entertainment was a fantastic big band and some singers, one who sounded just like Frank Sinatra. They also had magicians and a brilliant balloon modeller.
The Mister dressed in RAF uniform and looked especially dashing and I wore a tea dress with Grandma Mary’s fur coat!
It was just a fantastic evening out and the best bit was seeing everyone dressed up in 1940’s style clothing. Everyone made the effort and seeing all these people dancing just added to the atmosphere. Superb entertainment and a brilliant night out!