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July 21

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This is me in the darkroom I built at my bungalow called “Bahama” in St Lawrence.

Our first home was called “Bahama”  at Royal Vineries Drive, St Lawrence which was a luxury bungalow that I built before I married. I purchased the building site from a friend of mine the late Michael Journeaux in 1970.We lived there till 1985 and while there Nicola, JJ and Marianne were born. I also later built a self contained flat on the end of the bungalow after I was married and a large darkroom at the back of the double garage. From the lounge we could see down Waterworks valley to St Aubin’s Bay and able to see the St Helier harbour mouth. We have many happy memories of that home and here are a few pictures taken there.

Nicola, JJ and Marianne with their dad Maurice

Left: Nicola and her dad posing

Left: Marianne showing off to her Granny and Dad

Above, Nicola and JJ’s haircut before and after.

Marianne helping me clean our small fish pond.

Left: Marianne was always able to go on a higher rung than her dad.

Above: Marianne insisted that I had a turn. She is still very thoughtful today

Above: JJ in a JEP teddy party and this picture appeared in the Jersey Evening Post

Nicola pretending to work hard doing her homework

Left: Marianne training to be a top photographer and JJ her model.

Right: Our three little angels or is it terrors in front of the Christmas tree in our lounge at Bahama with Gemma our dog

Left: Bedtime was always fun with plenty stories.

Right: Nicola with her own piece of garden working towards her Brownie gardeners badge

Below: My dad’s granite seat which I still have in the garden at the farm.

Above:  Cleaning the gutters was easy at my bungalow with it’s low pitch roof (22 degrees ).

Left is two photos taken by me of Beau Vallon Farm from a plane when leaving Jersey in the 1980’s



More pictures soon….

Nicola, JJ and Marianne.

And mum & Dad of course

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Gemma our first family dog.




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Our first home which I built in 1970

Me building  my own bungalow in the summer of 1970 in St Lawrence with St Helier harbour in the background. I was still a single man living at home with my Mum and my eldest sister Anne.

And finished.

Married after it was built and moved in to our first home together 7-1-1971



We only had parents and brothers and sisters at our wedding with a small reception held at my brother Dick’s guest house on Victoria avenue.

The reason why was because all our money had gone on building our new home which is what we preferred. No regrets.

My brother Dennis was my best man at the wedding.

JJ practising on her piano at home. Aged seven.

Very happy days.



Worth reflecting…...


Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.


Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.''


"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.'' 


 Spoken by Steve Job







Some of the pictures of me working on our new home from 1985 Beau Vallon Farm.

I worked weekends and evenings renovating everything. Luckily as an ex builder I was able to do all my concrete, block laying, carpentry etc. myself and loved every minute of it.

In the seventies and eighties I used to develop all sizes of film, black and white and colour and also coloured slides and standard and super 8 movie film. I did a small amount of 16mm movie for a friend.

Did large enlargements and entered some in the Jersey Eisteddfod.

More fun than digital.

Below. Started again in 1985 on our new home Beau Vallon Farm.

Maurice, Val, Pauline and Stuart on a night out.