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A kiwi expat in Greece for almost a lifetime with a love for both countries. I love to record life in my adopted country as I see it today and remember how it was 'back then'. This my view of life on a small Greek island.
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  • O what a wonderful morning 1 day ago 17th Januarythe day dawned warm and sunnyso we toddled off to the little church down the road to take part in the celebrations of Agios (saint) Antonis and Agios Georgios (the greek St George)We arrived just in time for a lecture on the lives of Sts Antoni and Georgios and the final blessing of the...
  • Peas and Potatoes 4 days ago Greeks don't just eat fatty pork and stewed snails.  Our menu is varied and depends on the seasons, mostly.  I blanch loads of green beans in the summertime and put bags of them in the freezer to use during the winter.  Fresh peas however don't seem to grow so well here.  We rarely find them at...
  • Greek Epiphany 1 week ago Epiphany on January 6th is another important  day here in Greece celebrating the baptism of John the Baptist in the Jordan river.  The most meaningful  part of the celebration is the blessing of the waters.  All the island's important people join the faithful in the main church first for a...
  • snow 1 week ago Greece has been hit by three storms one after the other, Raphael, Sofia and now Telemahos (named after  Telemahos, the son of Odysseus who fought in the Trojan war).We've had extremely early falls of snow over most of Greece but not in the Peloponnese which is the part of mainland Greece just over...
  • Early 2019 in Pics 1 week ago A peek into January ... so farCrocheting in front of the televisionFrom chilling out to drinking upI found some 2018 BeaujolaisLast year the beaujolais available in the supermarket was over a year old.  When beaujolais ages, which it apparently doesn't, they send it to greece where they'll drink...

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07:40 AM August 19, 2017

Very interesting

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