Monthly Archive: July 2008

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The Invasion

Yes, it’s that time of year again when Corfu is invaded by Italians. From now until about 20 August the island will be bursting at the seams as yet more ferries arrive with car-loads...

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Dogs And Builders Just Don't Mix

We are building houses in St. Georges and we have two teams of builders working. Our own house has been leaking like a sieve for the past few years but the time is never...

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Some Things Never Change

When I first came to live in Corfu, many of the villagers did their shoping from the little lorries that drove around the island with all their wares hanging off the side of the...

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A Baptism

The trouble with making regular contributions to a blog like this one is that if you are actually doing lots of interesting stuff you don’t have time to write about it afterwards. I’ve had...

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A Quick Dip

The beach equivalent of the people who park so close to the supermarket door that you have to squeeze your trolley through a tiny space, is the owner of the car in my photo,...

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Starbucks With A Difference

On our way back from looking at a wonderful plot of land right on the sea near Aghios Gordis, Diana and I found ourselves with not quite enough time to go into the office...

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Flotsam

Today we have had very strong “maestral” winds, around force seven. Driving up the north-east coast the sea was a vivid blue and the white horses were being whipped up by the wind into...