It is often around this time of year, that I wish I had a holiday home abroad. Somewhere hot and sunny that I could escape to in order to avoid the desperately dark days of winter ahead. I’ve said it before no doubt, but I always struggle with the light disappearing during these months. I...Read More
The nights are drawing in, there’s already a distinct biting chill in the air and the once green leaves have begun to rust and fall from their branches; autumn is here. But as we battle the drizzle and prepare to head into the new season bundled up in our knitwear and looking towards Christmas, the...Read More
I’m a jack of many interests and a master of none. Greek mythology is one of the many, but my knowledge mostly comes from trawling through Wikipedia pages for days on end. But even a rudimentary reading of the complex and devious world of the Greek gods reveals how much of our basic culture came...Read More
“I would recommend this hotel 100%, best in Stalis” user008 posted on the holiday forum, and come June 10th 2016 that is where my boyfriend and I found ourselves. Arriving at 10:30PM in the pitch black humid air, we were greeted at our hotel with cooling face towels, a fresh glass of lemon water and welcoming...Read More
I can smell it in the air. The flowers are starting to bloom, people are spontaneously smiling, it can only mean one thing…flip flop season is almost upon us. For me there really is nothing better than banishing the boots and prepping my sun deprived feet for a season of sandals. No more awful blisters...Read More
There are some magical places in Western Crete where artists congregate. These talented and exceptional Greek-born jewellers, musicians and film directors plus others, all draw their inspiration from ancient Greek philosophy and practice, a genre that began around 6th century BCE. Through their art they explore the questions of life often challenging traditional conventions of...Read More
Every two minutes, one more person is diagnosed and starts treatment for leprosy. It’s curable but many people who are not diagnosed early are permanently disabled and they may be shunned by their families and communities. Lepra is an international charity fighting disease, poverty and prejudice. Working in India and Bangladesh, they focus...Read More
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