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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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  • Hydrangea 2 days ago I love the hydrangea.  The flowers are large and full of colour, whatever colour they turn out to be.  The are called 'ortansia' here which is a beautiful name for them.I once had a blue hydrangea in the garden which was flourishing till one of our neighbours walked past and put the evil eye on...
  • Seaside eating 5 days ago We finally managed to get off the island againThis beautiful blue and white church is in one of the tiny villages on our way to the seaside and a table by the seaThe young priest here did his military service at the Naval Base on Poros.  K was one of the officers in charge back then.  When we...
  • Greek mussels and rice 1 week ago Mythopilafo   - Mussels and Rice PilafThis is a favourite at any time of the year.  The pilaf (pilafi in greek) is a perfect dish to enjoy with a glass of ouzo.  We eat this meat-egg-dairy-free plate  as a complete meal with a glass of wine, a plate of olives, a lettuce salad, some heavy bread...
  • Gamopilafo 1 week ago A Kretan specialty, wedding pilafMade withfatty  mutton, or goat, stakovoutiro (cream), rice , lemon juice, salt and pepperWe lived on Crete for three years back in the 80s in a primitive old house in a tiny village where the girls started school.  Each teacher taught 2 classes/years together. ...
  • LIDL Hellas 1 week ago  LIDL.  They have taken over Europe.  Wikpedia  describes it as a German global discount supermarket chain with over 10,000 stores in Europe and the USA.I'm not singing its praises but Lidl does provide us/me with  goodies which are not available elsewhere, except perhaps in the speciality...

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07:40 AM August 19, 2017

Very interesting

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