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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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  • One Mornings 'Shopping'... 2 days ago In more 'advanced' countries one shops online.  Here we 'shop'  at the cafeteria with a cup of coffee, pleasant company, hopefully in the warm sun and everything is brought to our tableThe first black olives for salting.A handful for K to salt.  Given to us by the cafe owner who had picked a few...
  • Water Sports 5 days ago This summer two of my grandaughters learned to scuba dive, that is to dive with air bottles and breathing apparatus.The two eldest went wind surfing while on the island of Paros. Paros is one of the islands of the cyclades.  These are known as the windy islands.  Perfect for wind surfing which...
  • Grape Harvest. 1 week ago The grapes have been gathered and pressed.  The juice is in the barrels.  Kala krasia - good wineThis is our elderly neighbour's vineyard, one amongst many in this tiny fertile valley near us in the hills above Poros.  Loads of locals have a small plot of grapes here which will give them  juice...
  • On Holiday 1 week ago Holidays in the covid era.  A week at a Navy resort, all sanitised and subsidised.Having been to this Navy hideaway a few times over the years  we knew it would be safe and hopefully, weather permitting, an enjoyable few days break.  Uusally we stay for 12 days but this year it  was for 6...
  • Tourist Spiel 1 week ago Tourist spiel ...written for a retirement blogNot sure when I wrote it. Over 5 years ago.Another hot day on a greek island.  Another day of people watching down in a waterfront café.  Freddo cappuccino and a sesame koulouri (bread ring) for breakfast.  An ouzo and octopus as a midday aperitif...

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07:40 AM August 19, 2017

Very interesting

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