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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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  • Olives away 21 hours ago Olive picking has begun in earnest.   The family who own the land next to us were out in force all day yesterday.  Their haul, 8 sacks of olives ready to go off to the oil press.  Each sack contains from 50-70 kilos of olives.They left the sacks overnight under the trees and a small truck...
  • 21 November 3 days ago Armed Forces Day'A celebration dedicated to the watchful guardians of the Greek borders, the guarantors of security, peace and prosperity of the Greek people'.Also a religious holiday, of course. The Orthodox church celebrates the entry of the Blessed Virgin into the temple.Name day for virgins...
  • Traditional beans 6 days ago Bean soup - fassolathaFibre rich beans, lots of olive oil, carrots, celery and tomatoes, this soup is a super-winter-food, considered the national dish of greece.One year at the end of September, as the rains approached and temperatures dropped we were at a Navy holiday camp. Meals were served in a...
  • First-Harvest Oil 1 week ago 17 litres of the best of this year's olive oilMid October.  Before the rains.  Before the oil press/es had properly opened.  The first olives were being picked.  The oil from this first early harvest gives a thick, rich, green oil called αγουρελαιο/agourelaio meaning olive oil from...
  • In the Eye of a Storm 1 week ago Zeus threw at us everything thing on hand up there on Mount Olympus.   Forked lightning flashed across the sky,  terrible ear splitting thunder bolts crashed around us. Violent sheets of rain swept across the balcony, smashing into the lemon trees and destroying the newly planted lettuces.Our...

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07:40 AM August 19, 2017

Very interesting

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