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Things I love about Crete

We are very nearly at the end of our six week stay in Crete, house-sitting for friends.  We have had such a fabulous time and I am only very slightly looking forward to getting home.  The first on my list … Continue reading

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Best Friends

You know when you are little at school, you have a best friend who changes almost daily usually because of someone taking your pencil or stealing your rubber and then has to be not your best friend any more and … Continue reading

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Rain, in Crete? No, really!

Being frightfully British I am talking about the weather.  For the last few days the rain has been coming down like a tropical rainstorm but going on more or less the whole day rather than like in the tropics where … Continue reading

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Oops!

Blimey, nearly a year since I last visited my WordPress blog.  Too much has happened that would be totally boring to most people – but to paraphrase:  September, October and November 2015, were spent pretty much in my car on … Continue reading

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November, the Start of Christmas and that M&S advert

The other day a friend pointed out that I had not written a blog for ages.  I know, I know, but I feel that I have spent more time on EasyJet, in France and worrying about my mother than I … Continue reading

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Best Friends in Crete

I have just waved goodbye to my two best friends after a week in Crete (together with Ascot Liz’s fab husband) in our lovely temporary Cretan home.  We three have been friends since we were eleven and were all sent … Continue reading

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Winetasting at the Dourakis Winery, Crete

We went here last Friday.  Apparently there was a wedding going on Saturday, the daughter of the owner, Mr Dourakis, was getting married there so we were unable to have lunch as they were so busy getting ready for about … Continue reading

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Cretan Food Shopping and Cooking

Luckily the owner of the local supermarket speaks a little English so with my shopping list in hand I went looking for all sorts of goodies.  Feta cheese, myzithra a curd type cheese sold in a plastic bag, and some … Continue reading

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Crete – The First Week

So we have now been left to our own devices.  Our lovely friends left the other morning for a grey and drizzly England, and we are now feeling rather grown up and responsible with the house, dog and cat to … Continue reading

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Sunny days at last!

What’s best – a hot sunny day in Devon or a hot sunny day in London?  They are both beautiful in totally different ways.  I love London shimmering in a heat-wave, the heat rising up from the pavements, the cafés … Continue reading

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