Monthly Archive: November 2008

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This is a first!

Usually, when we go to see and old village house for sale we have to pick our way through old cookers, fridges and furniture that ‘might come in useful’ or mounds of potatos and...

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Yes, winter is definitely here!

The other day I was sorting out this summer’s photographs of the villa we let through Meon Villas, to pick out some more up to date ones for their website. They were all sunshine...

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Beaujolais Nouveau Evening

The Pomo D’Oro restaurant in Corfu Town is hosting themed evenings again this winter. I was there on Thursday with some friends to enjoy the Beaujolais Nouveau evening – advertised at 22 Euros all...

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More Doggy Tales

Some time ago I wrote on the blog about the accident that resulted in the arrival of a second dog into our family. According to my husband it wasn’t just a case of me...

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Bargain Property of the Day

It may be just a glorified shed, but this sweet little building could be turned into a country style cottage within walking distance of shops and buses, and only a short drive from the...

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Christmas Is Coming

Last weekend we went for lunch in Petriti, sat by the sea and got too hot in the sun. This weekend, in the rain, we took delivery of Christmas stock for our shop, Corfu...

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Bargain of the Week

The Old Pharmacy in Magoulades has always been a top favourite of mine and Susan’s, epitomising all the best points of a traditional Corfiot village house. Tastefully and lovingly restored, there is still potential...

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Dogs And Builders

Sorry Di, I disagree, in my house builders and dogs DO mix! As you can see, Roma made herself very comfortable while loved-one (my favourite builder) spent two days installing my new wood-burning stove....

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Credit Crunch – Difficult Times

The topic of the moment is how to save money in today’s economic climate, with articles in newspapers and magazines everywhere giving hints and tips on household economies. Trouble is, I’m already doing all...