Category Archives: Holidays

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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The Twelve Days of Crete-mas

We hosted a Christmas party at our home last week and enjoyed the company of many friends from different cultures.  I even got out my guitar later in the evening and we all joined in a carolling fest.  One thing … Continue reading

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Καλά Χριστούγεννα! (Merry Christmas) 2013

You’ve heard it said, “The older you get, the faster time flies.”  I’m here to tell you that it is a true statement!  Here we are in Crete for our 5th (yikes!) Christmas .  Where has the time gone?  Our … 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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Christmas 2012

Καλά Χριστούγεννα! – Kalá Hristúyenna! Merry Christmas! 2012 was a year of surprises, the biggest one being that we are STILL here!  What we thought would be a two year job relocation overseas has turned into a real settling in … Continue reading

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Christmas in Colorado and Kali Hronia in Crete!

MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Cranes! There’s no place like home for the holidays – especially when it’s in a beautiful winter wonderland like Evergreen, Colorado.  Christmas 2011 found us back in the States in the warm company of family and … Continue reading

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Kalo Pascha!  Happy Easter! Easter greetings to our friends and family around the world!  We are so thankful for the wonderful good news of Christ’s resurrection and living in Greece has given us a new appreciation of what Easter is … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

2011 – KRONIA POLA! HAPPY NEW YEAR! New Year’s Eve 2010 was a beautiful day to spend down at the port in the old city.  We went with friends to a good waterside restaurant and parked ourselves at a table … Continue reading

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Christmas Surprise – The gift that keeps on giving

After we posted our Christmas Greetings blog we experienced our first Christmas here on the island.  We even broke down and bought a little Christmas tree to set up in our home. We didn’t go all out like we do in … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Cranes

Καλά Χριστούγεννα! (Merry Christmas!) We’ve noticed that there seem to be more Christmas lights and decorations up this year in our community on the island (although Richard speculates that we didn’t notice much last year at this time because we … Continue reading

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