Daily life on a greek island through the eyes of a local-alien, still 'foreign' even after more than 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.
St. Nikolas is galloping over these ancient paths and cobblestones, soaring over the deep blue seas. St Nik will arrive on December 6th in Greece but he won't be lugging a sack of presents. St Basil (Vassilis) takes care of the presents here on January 1st
Kala Hristouyenna from Greece Greetings from Arty-farty, Stinky-winky, Piggly-wiggly and Wonky-tonky, the four exotika of Christmas
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.