Daily life on a greek island through the eyes of a local-alien, still 'foreign' even after 40 years residence. This 'foreigner' is a local-KIWI-alien so there is a New Zealand flavour to my writing. Photo above is the tranquil view from Pukehina Beach, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Georgie and Lydia dancing at K's name day - in the background Danae, Elli, Kyriakos, Yainnis, Kostas
Jamie trying to catch the egg - tradition at the end of Lent. You can't see the egg in this pic
He almost got the egg! It is suspended with cotton from the beams above.
Linda, Elli, Danae, Georgie and Jamie - at a cafe after the 25th March parade
Natalia is growing up. She's a terrible two but actually three going on four
Jamie in the back yard - the 'before' pic. Next year hopefully we'll have grass where the weeds are
Ground ready to be sowed and a bit tidier. The swing we got for K for his name day
The swing - occupied by Elli trying to get a bit of peace and quiet away from the kids and photographers
The day after K's name day when the family got together. Elli, Danae, Kyriakos, Yianis, Kosta
Nels and Natalia in the lounge with all the IKEA furniture -
I write. I create. I observe and record my life, after 40 years, in Greece. I love to create either with my handy craft, cooking or writing. Freeform always. Keep it simple, keep the interest, make it useful. I write about my garden sometimes, my grandchildren and the different culture and traditions. My New Zealand up bringing was so different from this way of life that I do truly feel like an alien at times. Greece is home but so is my kiwi 'homeland'. I am a citizen of both and an alien in both.