Last year I needed a break from life, and, little knowing what the next few months would bring, I booked a short holiday on the Channel Island of Guernsey. After being battered and beaten by life this year I was so grateful to have the escape. I wanted peace, quiet, water and trees. Sanctuary. For four days I didn’t read a newspaper or see television, I had no idea what was happening in the world. For four days I had a complete break from my daily routine of the last four months. And, oh, how badly I needed it.