Saturday, 9 May 2009

Happy Liberation Day

It's Liberation Day today, and 64 years since Jersey (Guernsey was liberated on 8th May) was liberated from being occupied by the German forces.

We always have a holiday on 9th May, and the sun always shines (or so it seems). So it's out with the flags, yes, us too, and various church services, parties, horse shows, etc.

So, to Dan, Ma, Gerry, Garry, Andrea, Chris & Rob, Andrew, Michael,Dom, Stuart and family, and all those unable to be with us to celebrate today, Happy Liberation Day.

23 comments:

Michelle (Mickmouse) said...

Happy Liberation Debs to you and all your fellow Jersey-onians! Hope the sun shines and you have a splendid day!
Michelle
x

Denise said...

Hope you're having a great day. Jersey was my summer holiday every year as a child, and every year we went to the German Underground Hospital and shivered at the horrors detailed there. Unforgettable. Then again we went to the potteries, watched the glass blowing and took the same walk around St Helier every year too and I'd happily forget some of those bits. Soooo dull on the 10th visit!

Karen said...

Sounds lovely - hope the sun did shine :o)

TOM FOOLERY said...

Sounds great Debs, Hope you've popped your head out of the shed today? ;-) TFx

claire p said...

Blogger seems to not want me to leave comments!!!

Wordtryst - Liane Spicer said...

Happy Liberation Day, Debs!

HelenMHunt said...

Happy Liberation Day. I also visited the Underground Hospital and found it chilling. So happy liberation indeed.

Lane said...

Hope you had a great day Debs! x

Flowerpot said...

enjoy the celebrations Debs!

Shirley Wells said...

It sounds great. Hope you had a wonderful day!

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh! I didn't know you lived in the Jersey Islands! That WW2 story has always fascinated me.

Happy Liberation Day!

Carol and Chris said...

Happy Liberation Day hon....hope you have a fab time!!

C x

Debs said...

michelle - it was a relaxing and sunny day, thanks.

denise - oh poor you having to do that for 10 years. I've lived here most of my life and only done them a handful of times!

karen - it did, thanks.

tf - I did, once or twice :)

claire p - naughty blogger, I hate it when it does that.

liane - thanks m'dear.

helen - thanks. It is chilling, and they've added to it again this year.

lane - thanks.

flowerpot - thanks.

shirley - it was lovely, though would have been better during the week to have an extra day off.

melissa - I certainly do. Any info you need about the occupation, just let me know.

carol - thanks, it was great.

Chris said...

Thanks Debs - was thinking of you, hope you all enjoyed yourselves on Saturday and we raised a glass or two on Sat night. Knew the sun would shine - you're right it always does on Liberation Day - or seemed to when I lived there (nostalgic sigh...) - did you get today off (Mon - sorry a bit late with this!) instead?

Troy said...

What a wonderful wonderful day that Liberation Day must have been back in 1945! And what dark days the people of the islands must have endured in the years before then. I saw some of that history when I visited Guernsey and Alderney.
Thank goodness they never reached the mainland - that doesn't bear thinking about.

Fionnuala Kearney said...

Just caught up on your last couple of posts. Its seems you deserved a holiday today after Thursday's 'best intentions' x

Debs said...

chris - unfortunately we didn't get a lieu day, but everything was closed on saturday, although they allowed the shops to be open on the sunday instead.

troy - it must have been incredible to be rescued after all that time. My father was small and left for London on one of the last boats with his mother and brother, so was in England for the war.

Debs said...

fionnuala - sorry about that, I think our comments crossed at the same time.

I had a good weekend and actually managed to press on with the editing. Such a relief.

DJ Kirkby said...

Hope the sun shone for you!

Kaye Manro said...

Hi Debs-- I hope you had a happy Liberation Day!

motherx said...

Hope you had a happy day :)

KatW said...

Sounds good! Hope the sun shined and you had a good day! Kat :-)

Debs said...

dj - it did, thanks.

kaye - it was wonderful, thank you.

motherx - I did, thanks.

katw - I did, and am looking forward to the next long weekend. Hope the weather is good then too.