No, this is not me descending the tourelle staircase at Chez Pout.
The outside of the tourelle staircase can be seen behind me in the pic below.
I've been taking in a bit of history.
A medieval barn adjacent to an old farmhouse has been painstakingly renovated by our Guernsey National Trust.
It's taken some years. I popped in to check the work.
Please join me on my barnstorming walk-through.
A cider press.
A hay fork.
Cider bottles. I had a few of these beauties at home. I call them empties.
Now here's a challenge. This is a fisherman's basket, carried on the back, BITD. I remember as a child my dad bringing his back home, filled with mackerel or crabs if we were lucky. He wasn't a fisherman but he enjoyed fishing and was good at it.
The challenge is the name. I can't remember quite how to spell it but it's something like pannier'cou, which translates as derriere basket, for that is where it rests on the "lower back"!,
These carts would have been laden with apples for pressing.
The refreshment tables groaned under the weight of sandwiches and cakes.
I like a groaning table.
A cider barrel by the fireplace.
The barn has been beautifully restored inside and out
Specialist thatchers were brought in to re-roof the building. We have very few thatched properties on the island.
It's such a pretty barn. Granite of course 😆. I had to rely on website pictures at this stage, as my phone ran out of battery just as I was approaching the attractive front facade. And I have the audacity to call myself a blogger!
My barnstorming outfit of choice: a Marks khaki linen shirt and Peacocks t shirt over white Marks jeans, picked up for just £8 in the January sale. Bargain!
I find white jeans lose their whiteness when washed so much through the sumner months. I look out for sales bargains in winter and stock up so that I can wear starkly white jeans each summer.
Other ways I've worn the khaki linen shirt
I thought I'd check out how I've worn this shirt during my two blogging years, just to see if my style has evolved.
Do you ever do this?
Back in 2016 I teamed it with shorts to create an urban guerrilla look ... Che Guevara meets Wolfie Smith!
In a more feminine mood in 2017 teamed with a fave charity buy, my pretty flowery skirt. Channelling Kellyann, I wore it knotted, followed the colour through to the shoes to top and tail the outfit. Then I channelled Chanel and Kellyann both in one big glammy zing with a chunky pearl strand. I like this mix, a lot.
This look from last year was similar to today's, here with a white cami and cropped jeans.
From these pics, I see a smidgen of evolution has taken place, my dressing mood seems a tad lighter, more playful maybe?
Back to the shirt.
This is a cool shirt (linen, go figure). It's useful as a layer on a hot day, protecting my arms from the sun when sightseeing ... or as a sneaky way of hiding my derriere - it's my chemise'cou !
Worn Kellyann-style, this shirt moves into a whole new stratosphere.
But I'm not too good at moving out of my stratosphere. I'm not very imaginative when it comes to shirts especially, probably because I rarely wear them.
So it's over to you, my dear reader.
I hope you enjoyed barnstorming with me today. But are you ready for some brainstorming now, my friends?
Are there any ways you can think of to get this shirt looking less jungle warfare?
Is there another stratosphere of femininity I can enter with it?
And to all Guernsey people out there
Happy Liberation Day !!
A la perchoine.