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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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  • All Souls Saturday 1 day ago All Souls Saturday, a week before Lent.We had a memorial service to attend so we went to churchK got there at 8, I arrived at 9.15.  The priest started at 7.  I knew it was too early but I thought I might get some flak if I arrived any later.  You can wander in and out of these services at any...
  • Still Winter 3 days ago A wintery waterfrontYes, there are umbrellas out over the tables, but no-one sitting thereThe little shop next door to our favourite cafe is being  gutted.The truck just back right into the building.  It was a taverna, soon to be a Lotto shop.  This shop will do well in the centre of all the...
  • Smoky Tradition 5 days ago March 2nd is the first day of Lent for us.  There will follow  7 weeks of strict fasting.  Some of my family do the fast but not as strictly as the Orthodox church demands.  They just cut out the meat but eat still eggs, meat and dairy.  We usually do the same.  Just stop eating meat during...
  • Red Sky at Night 6 days ago Red sky at nightShephard's delightLook at last night's brilliant sunset.  And today was a sunny, but cold, winter's dayIdeal for grazing sheep in our now so green pasturesEveryone on Poros with a phone or camera was busy taking photos and posting them on facebook, instagram, and blogsLast week's...
  • Lentils and Beans 1 week ago This was accidently published a few days ago and then deleted.  Here it is again.Preparing for a family feast of lentils and of beansThey are rarely eaten 'orfano',  on their own.Traditionally they are accompanied by salted fish, feta cheese and olives to make the meal complete.  At a family...

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07:40 AM August 19, 2017

Very interesting

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