Category Archives: Festivities and Events

Orange you glad it’s winter?

Knock, knock…Here comes winter… There’s nothing but goodness about winter in Crete when the citris trees bear fruit, their branches heavy with juicy oranges, sweet mandarines and fragrant lemons.  An afternoon in the orchards is just another way to enjoy … Continue reading

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Love in Loutro

The highlight of August in Crete was the wedding of our dear friends’ daughter in the idyllic setting of Loutro on the south coast.  Accessible only by foot or by sea, we opted for a water taxi rather than the … Continue reading

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“Xenia” in a mountain village

“More, please…”  Something you’ll never hear around a  Greek table.  Before you can even think it, the food appears and keeps on appearing even after your stomach is pleading for mercy.  Our Greek “daughter” Katerina and her new husband Sifis … Continue reading

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T.G.I.F.

The greeting “καλό Σαββατοκύριακο!” is music to my ears.  “Kalo” means “good” or “nice” and the second word is a run-on word that combines names of two days of the week – saturday (sabbato) and sunday (kiriako.)  Perfect… “Have a good … Continue reading

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Winter Survival Kit

We are going into our fourth year of living here in western Crete with really no promising opportunities on the horizon for a job to return to in the States.  When I realized we were going to be on this … Continue reading

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Katerina’s Wedding

On a beautiful, sultry Mediterranean evening, our Greek “daughter” Katerina was married to her childhood friend, Sifis.  It was a magical night of celebration full of the emotion and promise of new beginnings.  When an American thinks about a Greek … Continue reading

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Festivities and Friendships

Welcome to our new site! Thanks to good friend and computer guru, Matt Barker, I have a shiny, new blog site to play with that hopefully will be a lot more “user friendly”.     Lord knows, I can use the … Continue reading

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Grape Stomping

Autumn time brings more festivals to the island (the Greeks throw parties for nearly everything imaginable!) and this one celebrating the grape harvest took place at Katerina’s grandmother’s home in a village not far from us. A few friends and … Continue reading

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Kala Hristouyenna (Merry Christmas!)

In the short three months we’ve lived here, we have found ourselves winding down and actually enjoying the simpler life. We are reminded each day to slow down and keep our eyes wide open to the “God Sightings” all around … Continue reading

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