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How Many Mountains?

How Many Mountains?

Greece offers more than just sunny beaches and relaxing tavernas. By venturing beyond the traditional resorts, we can discover the true beauty of Greece. And that means taking to the mountains.   Watch out for storms This morning, we sat on our balcony enjoying the breathtaking sight. The sun was rising over the majestic mountains… Continue reading…

The Not-So Ancient Battle of the Sexes

The Not-So Ancient Battle of the Sexes

Living in Greece with a Greek wife has truly opened my eyes. Greece, after all, is the home of philosophy, and I can’t help it if I absorb a little of it. I’m talking about the not-so ancient battle of the sexes. Continue reading…

The Beauty of an Anglo-Greek Marriage

The Beauty of an Anglo-Greek Marriage

I talk a lot about my Anglo-Greek marriage—I’ve published a few books about it. Read on as I share the beauty of it. Continue reading…

Don’t Eat the Oranges!

Don’t Eat the Oranges!

But the oranges looked so good! Oranges and fruits of my youth As a boy growing up in England, fruit was a luxury. We had satsumas in our Christmas stockings; we had stuff like tinned peaches and pineapple, and nobody had bowls of fruit in England unless there was illness in the house. In England,… Continue reading…

Wildlife on a Greek Beach

Wildlife on a Greek Beach

Greek Beach Adventures… Today we took Alex’s aged father for a swim. Our local Glyfada beach has wonderful contraptions that can electronically take a person down into the sea in a moving chair. I watched as it slowly transported him into the water and began his swim. When ready to come out, he tried to… Continue reading…

A prayer before takeoff

A prayer before takeoff

Greeks are wonderful, open people. Formality is rare. We often fly to Athens airport from the UK. Usually, the customs hall does not include customs officers. But on this occasion an official stopped me and asked to open my bag. Alex stormed up behind me. “Leave him alone, he’s with me,” she yelled in Greek. The… Continue reading…

“You don’t like my food?”

“You don’t like my food?”

Before I lived in Greece, I was trim, sprightly. I could look down, see my feet. My belly was flat. When I breathed in, I could feel my navel flapping on my backbone. If I showered, I would need to keep moving to get wet. Those were the days. Debbie, my Greek mother-in-law, began my… Continue reading…

Creating memories of Greece

Creating memories of Greece

If you want to arrive as a tourist, and leave as a tourist, don’t come to Greece. If you want to arrive as a tourist and leave as friends, then this is the place for you. On smaller islands and villages, don’t expect perfection. The shower curtain could be missing, the air condition may rattle a… Continue reading…