Thursday, 22 October 2015

La vie est une fleur dont l’amour est le miel.
"Life is a flower of which love is the honey."
--Victor Hugo

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

At Home magazine recently featured The Albany Self Catering apartments as Gloria Huniford's choice for Where to Stay in Guernsey! 

The amazing photos were taken by Steve Le Cras of Sarnia Photography! Steve is an amazing photographer not only does he take excellent photos, he is fun and friendly. If you need commercial or residential photos - we highly recommend contacting Steve. Here is a link to his website:

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Proms on the Pier 2015
September 12, 2015
5:00 pm
11:30 pm
2015 marks the 120th anniversary of the Proms series and the 10th anniversary of Proms on the Pier, Guernsey’s summer finale that will take place on Saturday 12 September.
Spectators and visiting yachtsman aboard their boats can look forward to a world class evening as the Guernsey Symphony Orchestra (GSO) take to the Alidome Stage on the Crown Pier to perform their outdoor concert.  Highlights of the GSO’s musical programme include Carmen, the Grand March from Aida, music from West Side Story, the overture and arias from Mozart’s Don Giovanni and a duet from Verdi’s La Traviata.
NEW FOR 2015….we will be showing Disney’s new Cinderella film on the big screen from 5pm for all the family to enjoy.  Food will be available from The Boathouse.
The GSO outdoor concert will take place from 7.30pm and will be followed at 9pm (or shortly afterwards) by the live broadcast of the second half of “Last Night of the Proms” from the Royal Albert Hall in London that ends with the rousing and patriotic anthems of Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.
As the credits roll on the BBC, the skies of St. Peter Port will be lit up by the traditional Proms fireworks and the evening will be concluded by one of Guernsey’s best known rock bands – The Barlows.
Proms on the Pier is sponsored by:
Headline Sponsor Investec Private Banking
Principal Sponsors 1st Central Group and Long Port Group
Gold Sponsor the Guernsey Arts Commission
The evening will also support the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation and its “Buy A Brick” campaign to purchase a flat in Southampton for Channel Island parents of premature babies who are being cared for in Southampton Hospital.
2015 Proms on the Pier is free to all to attend and takes place on Crown Pier on Saturday 12 September 2015.  Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and the public bar will operate from 6pm.  The evening will finish at 11.30pm.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

But for for those who want to see some of them up close and meet the people who work with them, there is a ‘Meet the Pilots’ event today.
As well as speaking to the pilots, there will be a range of aircraft and vehicles including a P51 Mustang, BAC Strikemaster, Team Wildcats and Team Raven, a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter and an airport fire truck on display.
This year’s air display will be dedicated to the memory of Lt-Governor Air Marshal Peter Walker, who died suddenly in the early hours of Sunday.
Meet the Pilots takes place between 2 and 5pm today. Parking is at Rue du Mont Marche. Those attending are asked not to use the airport car park.
(subject to change)
11am Battle of Britain Memorial Flight comprising the Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota
11.17am Stearman PT17 Kaydet (Tom Lackey WingWalk Displays)
11.25am Aerosparx
11.36am T6 Texan
11.44am Team Raven
12.02pm Strikemaster/Pitts S2S formation
12.16pm Pitts S2S
12.29pm Wildcats 12.41pm P51D Mustang
12.54pm Red Arrows

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Jean-Christophe Novelli

When it comes to food and drink islanders are rightfully proud of their local produce, with plenty of events taking place throughout the year, across all the Bailiwick islands
New for 2015 is the Guernsey International Food Festival, which takes place from Friday 18 - Sunday 27 September. During the Festival, there will be fantastic promotions on offer in restaurants and cocktail bars as well as markets and shows, interactive events and plenty for the children to do, as well as the grown ups.  
Jean-Christophe Novelli Joins The Guernsey International Food Festival!
The award winning chef and restaurateur Jean-Christophe Novelli has joined forces with the first Guernsey International Food Festival.  Events are taking place daily throughout the festival but Jean-Christophe will be on the island on Saturday 26th September and Sunday 27th September taking part in several events which visitors can buy tickets to. 
Activities will be centred around our capital St Peter Port, but festival fever will spread across the island. The festival will allow visitors to explore the amazing array of produce that comes from the island, in both restaurants and demos from both our very talented island and guest chefs.
This fast-paced, fun and energetic week is sure to leave you hungry for more.
Pick up your Food Festival flyer today or download here: Guernsey International Food Festival 2015 . Keep an eye out on this page for the most up-to-date information about this event.  Visit our Getting Here pages to find out how to visit our Bailiwick. Alternatively, some accommodation providers and tour operators are providing special 'Food Festival' offers.  View them here!

The fourth Guernsey Literary Festival is already attracting big name authors.

Journalist and TV personality Will Self will be one of the star attractions at this year’s festival in September. Other authors already confirmed are Scottish writer A.L. Kennedy and crime writer Sophie Hannah. Continuing last year’s festival aim of offering events for the whole family, children’s author and artist Korky Paul will hold a ‘read and draw’ session and one of last year’s favourites, Spud and Yam will return.
This year’s festival will take place between 16-20 September, with the main events again taking place at its inflatable venue, The Hub on Market Terrace, Town Church and St James. Keep an eye on this page for more announcements over the coming months of confirmed authors and TV personalities that will also feature in the popular festival.
'Last year’s festival was a real success and we are keen to build on that with this year’s programme. We are gaining a reputation as a very friendly festival for authors to come to and as this builds we will attract even bigger names to Guernsey,' said festival director, Catriona Stares.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Before you pack...Read this!

It pays to travel light, but achieving packing perfection is easier said than done.

If your suitcase is bursting to the seams with bikinis, beach towels, toiletries, and clothes…STOP!
Remove the beach towels, shampoo, conditioner, bath gels, and toothpaste because at The Albany Self Catering Apartments, in addition to bath towels, we provide beach and pool towels PLUS full size toiletries.
Your apartment will be fully equipped with towels, washing up liquid, and a wide array of cooking utensils and you just need to ask if you require a cosy throw or house slippers

Now that you know you can concentrate on the essentials, here are a few packing tips…

Don't pack it, wear it!  Jeans and jumpers are heavy and shoes take up a lot of suitcase space so wear the bulkiest items of clothing and heaviest pair of shoes on the journey. 

Dress it up or down ... Sundresses go from day to night with a simple change of shoes. Wear flip-flops during the day and flat, strappy sandals at night. 

Leave the heels behind... Guernsey is great for walking so choose comfortable, flat, shoes.

Roll don’t fold. Rolling helps prevents wrinkles and enables you to fit more into your suitcase.

Keep it chilled out... casual, comfortable clothes are perfect for Guernsey.

The last word...books are heavy so only bring one for the flight because we have a wide selection of books for you to choose from and if you don’t finish it before you go, you are free to take it home with our compliments!