Tag Archives: Crete

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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Aussie Friends to stay in Crete

Can’t begin to say how excited we were when our friends from Canberra said they could join us in Crete for a week.  They worked their summer trip to Europe around a week here with us.  Enormous fun, and we … 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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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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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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St Nicholas’ Chapel,Georgioupolis, Crete

I am rather of the DH Lawrence used to live in Florence school of thought (if it had been Compton Mackenzie he’d have called it Firenze) when it comes to Greek names.  So rather than saying all the Gs in … 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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My Cretan Adventures Start Here

Five weeks in Crete can’t be bad.  We have wonderful friends who decided that the summer is too hot here and they wanted to be back in grey drizzly England with their children and grandchildren.  Who would like to house … Continue reading

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