Category Archives: Musings

Cretan Chronicles Continues!

Hello, fellow travelers!  I’m happy to announce that Crete is very much still on this traveler’s radar.  So much so, in fact, that we have been back to our old island stomping grounds three times in the past five years … Continue reading

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We’ve Moved!

Hello again, all you Cretan Chronicle followers.  We’re back in Colorado and I’m happy to announce my new website:  http://www.melanieacrane.com.  See you there!  

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Farewell to Cretan Chronicles

It seems appropriate that my 100th blog for Cretan Chronicles is also my last. Even as I write this, we have departed the island and are journeying across America to our home in Evergreen, Colorado.           … Continue reading

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The carpenter, the cobbler and the Greek barista

As I look back on the five years we’ve lived here, I realize that this comfortable feeling I have is because I’m settled in here and have allowed this place to get under my skin.  This feels like a home … Continue reading

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The deep stuff of life

  The months of March and April flew by in a whirl of nightmarish activity.  I really debated as to whether or not share the last two months on my blog.  I mean, this is really close to my heart … Continue reading

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Beyond the beach – Winter in Crete

A vacation on an island?  In the Mediterranean?  In the winter??  Yes, yes, and YES.  Although it’s probably not for you if you just want to lie on a hot beach or lounge by a swimming pool the whole time.  … Continue reading

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Vicenza, Italy

“So stinkin’ FUN!!!”  So well put by my five-foot, fun-loving, bundle-of-energy friend, Silvia to describe our visit to Vicenza, Italy.  The Mabie family is hands-down one of our favorite families on the face of the earth.  Imagine two great people … Continue reading

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Morning Glory

“Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.” (Psalm 84:10 – NIV)  Another translation puts it like this:  “One day spent in your house, this beautiful place of worship, beats thousands spent on Greek island beaches.”  (The … Continue reading

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My Big Fat Greek Food Blog 2

I know this sounds crazy, but I love it when I find a snail in my bunch of spinach.  Then I know it’s organic and fresh.  When I bring home my load of vegies from the farmers market, sometimes I … 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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