(Traveled from November 24 to December 9)

Trivia: I learnt about Guernsey through the book “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”. It’s an epistolary novel set during the German occupation. At the time, the German soldiers ate the residents’ pigs and herbs. The members of what started out as a literary society improvised a recipe with potato peel as the main ingredient during their secret meetings to attract a guest who refused to join their meetings if there was no food. Since then, the potato peel pie had been their standard food. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is an interesting and insightful read. After I’ve read that book, I’ve been dreaming of spending my retirement in Guernsey.

Guernsey is an independent and self-governing part of the Channel Islands. Geographically speaking, Guernsey is closer to France. But Guernsey retains a certain amount of loyalty to the United Kingdom such that British Pounds may be used on the island.

Thank you very much to my pen pal from Guernsey, Denise, who’s thoughtful enough to get me this card after I told her the story of my discovery of the island.


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