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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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  • Spring 2 days ago Winter is a memory.  Rain and more rain.  Icy winds straight from the Siberian steppes, the daily emptying of ashes from the wood burner.  No more.  Our wood pile isn't quite finished.  We have enough for a few BBQs, roasting the easter lamb but hopefully not for a sudden drop in...
  • Our Ghost Returned 6 days ago Heebie jeebies, midnight hauntings, bad vibes, it's all happening here.  You might remember one post I wrote about our ghost.  The ghost who activated the flash on my quad bike, usually on dark nights with no moon. Making the trek across the road to turn the damn thing off  was a rather scary...
  • NZ 1 week ago This sad little kiwi has appeared all over social media  The news coverage here in Greece of the horrific shooting was extensive.  So many greeks know the country close-up because of visits or immigration.Every news report emphasised the peacefulness, the friendliness, the cleanliness!  A lot of...
  • Clean Monday 1 week ago Start of orthodox LentClean MondayWhat a day.  It's  a public holiday and  another huge celebration.  When the children were young we went on picnics and flew kites, both part of the traditons of this day.  We ate shellfish, flat bread baked without yeast, pickled vegetables and fish roe.Times...
  • In Dry Dock 2 weeks ago Twice a year my son-in-law pulls his taxi boat, 'Socrates', out of the water for a scrub and polish.February this year was not the best time to start scraping and painting.  There was just too much rain, the wood was too wet and there was no sun to dry the paint.Taxi boat SocratesHowever, the boat...

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07:40 AM August 19, 2017

Very interesting

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