Travel·Posted on Apr 15, 201747 Things You’ll Only Know If You Come From GuernseyGuernsey > Jersey.by Josie AyreJunior Creative 1. First off, let's be honest: Literally no one knows where it is. Google Maps / Via google.co.uk!4m5!3m4!1s0x480d20e4f4bfb3ed:0x990ad58a5d0d9899!8m2!3d49.465691!4d-2.585278 "It's by the Isle of Skye, right?" "No...just no..." 2. When you mention that it is closer to France than England, people always assume you speak French. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via originalpacman.com "Non." 3. Meeting someone from outside of Guernsey for the first time always goes like this: Josie Ayre 🍾🍕 @JosieAyre "I'm from Guernsey" "Oh cool, do you know [insert name here]?" "That's my brother's ex-girlfriend's cousin." Always. 10:04 AM - 17 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / Josie Ayre / BuzzFeed / Via Twitter: @JosieAyre The disappointment on their face is so obvious when you say you don't know their friend. 4. At least once in your life you will have to explain that Guernsey does in fact have electricity. Guernsey Electricity @gsyelectricity @hairsprayhowell We can confirm that there is electricity in Guernsey!! 08:59 AM - 06 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @GSYElectricity / @HairsprayHowell / Via Twitter: @gsyelectricity Straight from the horse's mouth. 5. "So are you part of the UK or not?" is another regularly asked question. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via gifsec.com We kind of are and we kind of aren't – technically, we're a crown dependency. 6. You've basically memorised a whole set of answers to regular questions about the island. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF chaostrophic.com * It is about 25 miles around.* There are about 62,000 people living there – yeah, more than you thought, right?* Yes, we have cars, but Sark does not.* Yes, there is more than one school.* No, we're not all incestuous. 7. You always laugh it off when someone asks if the weather is tropical. View this photo on Instagram Instagram / @cellykonway / Via instagram.com But sometimes it is and then you Instagram the shit out of it to show off. 8. You've been refused entry into a mainland club before because they didn't believe your Guernsey ID was real. Charlotte @CharlyThompson4 Had to show 3 pieces of ID and a Guernsey pound note to prove Guernsey was a real place and therefore my ID was legit #shitby 12:06 AM - 15 Jan 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @CharlyThompson4 / Via Twitter: @CharlyThompson4 Having an ID card with McLovin on it would have stood you more chance. 9. Islanders have so much to thank these majestic animals for because... View this photo on Instagram Instagram / @reganmandy / Via instagram.com 🙏🙏🙏 10. ...Guernsey milk is quite literally liquid gold. katie @katiesleach If anyone (mum) wants to send me a care package I could really do with some Guernsey milk because I haven't had a cup of tea in 3 weeks 03:01 AM - 06 Oct 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @KatieSLeach / Via Twitter: @katiesleach And if you ever move away from the island, you will pine for it every single day. 11. The 35mph speed limit is admittedly pretty slow. sam @samuelnewham Think I broke the speed limit in guernsey on a mountain bike. lol. 12:49 PM - 06 Aug 2013 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @SamuelNewham / Via Twitter: @samuelnewham But there for a reason! 12. A road closure and diversion can literally take you on an island tour. lewis @lewisking111 Shock every road in guernsey is still fucking closed 02:12 PM - 24 Oct 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @LewisKing111 / Via Twitter: @lewisking111 If a drive takes more than 10 minutes, it seems like an absolute lifetime. 13. You never realised that filters in turn weren’t a thing in the UK until you had a friend come to visit. lozard @lozardd It would be helpful if people in guernsey knew how to use filters 01:08 PM - 19 Mar 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @Lozardd / Via Twitter: @lozardd "So you just politely wait for the other person to go...?" 14. Car number plates are just numbers. Katie Enevoldsen @KatieEnevoldsen Meanwhile in Guernsey someone just bought number plate '007' for £240k 06:41 AM - 10 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @KatieEnevoldsen / Via Twitter: @KatieEnevoldsen And some people are very passionate about theirs... 15. Parking at the North Beach on a Saturday is extremely stressful. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF http:/giphy.com You always see someone you know while you're trying to reverse into a tight spot. 16. You pretend you’re Lewis Hamilton everytime you drive up Le Val des Terres. lucas @Lucas_Robson97 A kid dabbed at me when I was going down the val des terres 05:08 PM - 07 Oct 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @Lucas_Robson97 / Via Twitter: @Lucas_Robson97 Dabbing optional. 17. Driving on a motorway for the first time is a terrifying experience. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF MTV / Via nz.lifestyle.yahoo.com The slow lane is the safe lane. 18. A weekend away can end up being a weekend stay at the airport thanks to fog. Sheena @SheenaJH72 Stupid #Fog in #Guernsey 😔 #StrandedAtTheAirport for 20hrs (and counting) 😩 01:55 PM - 20 Feb 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @SheenaJH72 / Via Twitter: @SheenaJH72 You slowly start to identify with Tom Hanks in The Terminal after the first few hours. 19. A quick trip to town is nearly impossible because you will bump into at least 20 people you know. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Walt Disney Pictures / Via acidcow.com Pretending you're in a rush is the only way to skip the awkward small talk with Betsy from two doors down. 20. The Guernsey Press is really, really fantastic. View this photo on Instagram Instagram / @medmedland / Via instagram.com We've all been there. 21. Tinder on Guernsey = just you and your friends trolling each other. ruby @rubymxya I forgot what a terrifying thing Guernsey tinder is 01:58 PM - 09 Nov 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @RbyMxya / Via Twitter: @rubymxya "LOL, wanna go on a date?" "No, Matthew. I'll see you at family dinner on Sunday." 22. You can easily find out someone's complete dating past by just asking around a bit. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Colombia Pictures / Via giphy.com You can even find out the more ~unsanitary~ parts of someone's history if you *really* want to. 23. The Facebook page "Guernsey eBuy" is a constant source of hilarity: natalie @nataliecollas why would you buy underwear on guernsey ebuy what 03:21 PM - 02 Jan 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @NatalieCollas / Via Twitter: @nataliecollas "Lightly used underwear. £5 ONO." 24. Everyone automatically assumes you are posh because of where you come from. HOLLY ELIZABETH @HollyLizzieG Last night in Guernsey, let's fuck shit up (in a posh way) 02:04 PM - 01 Aug 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter @HollyLizzieG / Via Twitter: @HollyLizzieG And you've learned to embrace it. 25. Les Folies d'Amour is simultaneously the greatest and the worst thing about the island. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Film4 / Via designmynight.com Guest list: everyone you went to school with. 26. The Green Hut does the best hangover food on the island. p @asdaownbrand Having my first green hut anyone from guernsey will understand what I've been missing 10:39 AM - 25 May 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @AsdaOwnBrand / Via Twitter: @asdaownbrand The people who work there have seen you in some states. 27. When Waitrose first came to Guernsey, you went there just to check it out. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF DreamWorks / Via popsugar.co.uk You spent far too much on Ironing Water and Essential Waitrose artichoke hearts and then had to ban yourself from going in for a month. 28. You only ever lock your front door if you’re going on holiday. Telegraph Pictures @TelegraphPics Pics of the day: "Who let the cows out?" Cow found wandering around house in Guernsey (SWNS) http://t.co/dA7g7ReS89 09:52 AM - 03 Mar 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @TelegraphPics / Via Twitter: @TelegraphPics But everytime you don't lock your doors, you are at risk of an invasion by some of the island's more curious residents. 29. You’ve been lost in the lanes of the island more times than you can count. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. Pictures / Via teen.com "Send help." 30. No one is safe from the Herm burn. Aimée @aimee_rw What's summer without Herm burn? 😳👹 08:57 PM - 26 Jun 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @Aimee_RW / Via Twitter: @aimee_rw RIP skin. 31. The struggle of having no McDonald's is real. Shannon Brown @shannon__brown "Please bring back a McDonalds on the plane with you" - Guernsey resident who knows somebody flying over from the UK. 07:50 PM - 27 Mar 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @Shannon_Brown / Via Twitter: @shannon__brown You will pay above market price just for a taste of those salty fries. 32. Next-day delivery is never next-day delivery. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF gurl.com You've spent full days waiting at the window for the post man to turn up only to be disappointed. 33. It was a huge deal when Topshop finally started delivering to Guernsey. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF The CW / Via viviannen-cruz.tumblr.com Now everyone wears the same Topshop jeans. 34. Outsiders often forget that Guernsey was occupied during the Second World War. View this photo on Instagram Instagram / @dreinded / Via instagram.com The island's bunkers and the celebration of Liberation Day every year on 9 May serve as stark reminders of the island's history. 35. Guernsey gauche is not what it sounds like. Zac Smale @zachary90 Eating gâuche like a Guernsey badman. 02:17 AM - 09 Nov 2011 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @Zachary90 / Via Twitter: @zachary90 It's actually a sweet bread with raisins and sultanas. It is tasty and PC. 36. Whenever someone mentions Les Miserables, it is practically law to mention that Victor Hugo lived in Guernsey for a time. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount Pictures / Via redbookmag.com This also goes for any celebrities that have ever visited or lived on the island. You know you sound like a bit of a prick but whatever. 37. You can have breakfast in Guernsey, lunch in Sark, and then dinner in France if you have access to a boat. View this photo on Instagram Instagram / @rorycaread / Via instagram.com 38. You have no idea why you’re referred to as Sarnians, but you roll with it. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Fox / Via gif-database.tumblr.com 39. The Terrace is one of the best places on the island to spend a sunny day. View this photo on Instagram Instagram / @guernseylou / Via instagram.com 40. The fish and chips at Cobo are probably the best on the island (if not in the world). View this photo on Instagram Instagram / @VerityGSY / Via instagram.com Eating them on the sea wall is always an "I can't believe I live here" moment. 41. Whenever there are dolphins around, you feel compelled to send videos to your mainland friends to prove that Guernsey is pretty special. View this photo on Instagram Instagram / @Dan_s8 / Via Instagram: @dan_s8 42. Whipping out a Guernsey pound note in the UK is always met with puzzled faces... View this photo on Instagram Instagram / @pvdozzie / Via instagram.com "Is that...Monopoly money?" 43. ...and you feel like a bona fide millionaire whenever you have a wallet full of them. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF genius.com "I'll have two glasses of your second cheapest white wine, please. Feeling fancy tonight." 44. But shops elsewhere won't accept them. sara @triptych_angel I handed over Guernsey money in the oxford circus Topshop once and the woman behind the till looked like I'd tried to pay her in dogshit 06:29 PM - 07 Oct 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @triptych_angel / Via Twitter: @triptych_angel "IT'S LEGAL TENDER!" 45. Our beaches get some of the best sunsets in the world... View this photo on Instagram Instagram / @MarkButterworth1412 / Via instagram.com Yup. 46. ...and watching one at The Rockmount with a pint of Rocquettes is a true Guernsey experience. View this photo on Instagram Instagram / @hguppy / Via instagram.com 💕 47. And finally, but mostly importantly, Guernsey is without doubt better than Jersey. lou 🦇 @bloody_mordor my friends try to rile me up by saying jersey milk is better than guernsey milk and guess what i have no friends anymore. 05:53 PM - 10 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter / @Bloody_Mordor / Via Twitter: @bloody_mordor Cold hard fact.