Monthly Archive: January 2009

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There are lemons and there are LEMONS!

Actually, not lemons in this case, but citrons – a fruit largely appreciated for its peel, which is candied or used as a “spoon sweet” in the Mediterranean. We found our citrons today on...

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Stepping outside

I love it here. I have to say I do understand why all the Canadian ‘silverbirds’ (not sure if that is correct, supposed to be a nice way of saying pensioners) choose to come...

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A winter walk

A miserable overcast day today, trying to rain all day long. Rather than sit inside by the fire, my son and I decided to take the dog for a walk up to the monastery...

Gossip-opolis 0

Gossip-opolis

With apologies for the ‘Gringlish’ above, but Corfu really has lived up to its reputation as a hot-bed of rumour and gossip! Our shop manageress, Loraine (she really does spell it with one “r”),...

All Inclusive – the reality 0

All Inclusive – the reality

The ‘economy drive’ seemed like a good idea last week when I booked it. I chose the hotel because it is on one of the beaches widely renowned as ‘best in the Caribbean’, and...

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And today's blog comes from…

…The Dominican Republic. What can I say? We always start to feel in need of the sun at this time of year, to set us up for the frantic preparations for the next Corfu...

Where to go on holiday when you live in Corfu? 0

Where to go on holiday when you live in Corfu?

It is not that easy to decide where to spend holidays when you live on an island with tempting beaches around every corner. From the moment that I first moved to Greece (I was...

Wined and dined by my "sympethera" 0

Wined and dined by my "sympethera"

We are celebrating today. Its a special “round-numbered” birthday of a family member and I found myself getting my tongue in a twist whilst telling Loraine, from the office, that we are being wined...

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Winter? What winter?

It’s Sunday morning, 11.30 a.m. on January 18th and the in-the-shade temperature outside is 16 degrees! The sun is shining and there are little wispy white clouds all across the sky. Sorry, everybody not...

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Bargain property of the week

Another reduction in price. The owners of this house really want to sell and have reduced the price by 100,000 euros, probably qualifying this house as bargain of the year! It has an edge...