HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

‘Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true’. – Alfred Lord Tennyson ‘A ship in harbour is safe – but … Continue reading

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‘Wherever You Are’…..

…. is the title of a beautiful song, sung by the newly formed Military Wives Choir, which is currently racing up the charts here in the UK (and raising money for some very worthy charities too!) It is also a … Continue reading

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If Life Gives You Lemons…

There are times when life throws you a curve ball. It can come straight out of left-field without warning and you know nothing of it, till it smacks you on the head and leaves you wondering what on earth hit … Continue reading

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Brrrrr…..ring on the spring – it’s COLD!

It’s not only cold – it’s wet too! I really shouldn’t complain though, especially when I look at what’s happening across the United States and Australia right now. It makes me realise just how fortunate we are here on Skiathos. … Continue reading

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Keeping Good Company…

Hello Everyone, Happy New Year or Xronia polla! Christmas at home in London is always such a busy and wonderful ‘family’ time and this year, thankfully, was no exception.  We had the added thrill of sharing the festivities with good … Continue reading

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Protected: A Fairytale Greek Wedding – Skiathos Style!

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Last Guests of the Summer….

Hello Everyone – I’m Back! I know I promised you a ‘very special post’ at the end of September but I’m afraid it’s not quite ready (I’m still working on it!) so I thought I’d fill you in with a … Continue reading

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A Friend in Need…….

Here we are, not yet July and already Skiathos is a hive of activity. The Summer ‘buzz’ is most definitely in the air (although the football may have more to do with the crowded cafés and bars on the Paralia!). … Continue reading

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Well I Never!

Once again, Skiathos has surprised me…. Just across the road (literally less than 50 yards) from Villa Nicara, is my local corner shop or ‘supermarket Yadim’: It’s a small roadside convenience store, unremarkable in almost every way. It carries the … Continue reading

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Mourning, Miracles & Magic. Xristos Anesti!

Hello again! I don’t know about you (and if you’re very religious or a regular church go-er it’s unlikely you’ll be able to relate to this) but over the last few years, for me anyway, Easter has become a bit … Continue reading

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“Yvonne’s World”

‘Yvonne’s World’ Digital painting by Beth Edwards (1stAngel) How many times have you heard this: “Attention! Ladies and Gentlemen. This store will be closing in 20 minutes. Please proceed immediately to the nearest checkout with your purchases and exit through … Continue reading

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This and That….

What a busy time! Well it’s official, the summer season has definitely begun in earnest and with soaring temperatures and suffocating humidity you’d be forgiven for thinking this was August and not just the start of July. Having spent a … Continue reading

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St. Nicholas, Sailors and Sweets

Earlier this week,  as I was walking along the ‘paralia’ in the Porto Limani (old port): I approached the  ‘St. Nicholas’, one of the larger tourist boats moored alongside, to find an excited crowd had gathered.  It’s owner, Mr Kyriakos … Continue reading

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Ευτυχές Πάσχα! ‘Happy (Greek Orthodox) Easter!’

So sorry not to be joining in the celebratons of this very special time on Skiathos but I’ve only just returned from Egypt, where I travelled high into the arid mountains of the Sinai Peninsula to visit the remotely-situated St. … Continue reading

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