Monthly Archive: December 2008


Collecting olives – the British way

Despite the fact that I have lived in Corfu for more than twenty years, one activity I have never been involved in is picking olives – until yesterday! But as my loved-one was keen...


Happy Christmas

We took a long time to decide on our Christmas Card this year – in fact we took so long it is now virtually a New Year card. We went through all the ideas...


Just another working day

The view from the roadside as we were at work on Friday last week! And yes we do realize how lucky we are that it isn’t the M25.Susan

Christmas Carols 0

Christmas Carols

On Sunday evening, the Holy Trinity Anglican church in Corfu Town was packed with those of us eager to join in the Nine Lessons and Carols. The new vicar, the Rev. Canon John Philpott,...

World War Three Averted 0

World War Three Averted

My kids are both coming home for a short time this Christmas holidays and, naturally expecting all the comforts of London, they want Sky TV, not just in the house, but in their rooms!...

Everyone should consider 'Going Greek' 0

Everyone should consider 'Going Greek'

A cheering article in Place in the Sun magazine recently highlighted the success of Greece at this year’s World Travel Market and linked this with a steady increase in the popularity of Greece as...


Cataracts on Sunday

Welcome to sunny Corfu! As well as never ending economic gloom, it seems we now have to put up with never ending gloomy weather – a far cry from the days in late October...

New Resort 0

New Resort

An interesting item was picked up this week by Diana on a Google alert. It seems that Fairmont Hotels and Resorts plans to open the Fairmont Corfu Resort and Spa in 2012 on the...


Christmas Lunch

On Wednesday we celebrated the season by having lunch at “27” on Alexandras Avenue. It’s actually not that easy to find restaurants open at lunchtime in Corfu town – lots of tavernas, but we...


St Spiridon's Day

December 12 can be an expensive day if you have lots of friends or family called Spiros or Spiridoula. St Spiridon is our island’s patron saint, and apart from the celebrations in the church...