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.
Just everyday stuff around here, until further notice.
The kitchen window.
Trying to grow 2 avocado pips. No sign of any roots yet.
Our celery, called selino, comes with leaves and stalks and roots. I have now planted this one in a pot and I have put another bunch of celery roots in a container with water. They grow fast and nearly always 'take'.
Our selino is green and leafy and looks like parsley. Sometimes the only way to tell the difference is to bite one of the leaves.
Celery, or selery here, are the big tall stalks which we know elsewhere
3 jars of pickled onions. Slowly pickling in brine and honey
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.