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A Mediterranean Cruise

As we endured the cold of winter, it was good to think of warmer times.  In June 2018, I had the privilege of taking a Mediterranean cruise with members of my family – three sons, three daughters-in-law, one grandson, three granddaughters, one grandson-in-law, and two other in-laws.  385 more words

Olympia Karayorga

On Leros one day last September, Martyn and I strolled from Pandeli to Aghia Marina for a midday snack and drink. There, we were accosted by a charming Greek lady in a rakish John Lennon cap, who decided to sit at our table and graciously accepted a drink. 260 more words



This is one of the many reasons people fall in love with Symi. I set my first novel, TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS, there. My next, JIGSAW ISLAND, features both Symi and, Leros – 6 ferry hours away. 42 more words


"I paused, yearning to capture the magnificence of this sunrise..."

The distant lapping of the water gently splashing against the wooden moorings of the archaic Venetian bay, mingled with the sound of seabirds. As I walked along the cobblestones, the sun cast its vibrant rays upon the distant horizon. 30 more words


Is Venus de Milo Getting a Bit Peckish?

There was a time in the nineteenth century when the Venus de Milo was considered to be the greatest work of art of all time. Here it is… 325 more words


"Life has taught me that there is beauty and grace to be found even in the most difficult of times"

The trials that we face in life are many, varied and at times seem insurmountable, threatening to engulf us. The narrow path however difficult and fraught with sacrifice is the mirror that reveals what we believe in and what we live for. 150 more words


Oh, to be on Leros now that Spring is coming

Martyn and I thought long and hard about moving to Greece, more specifically, to Leros. Then Brexit reared its muddled head and we decided to ‘wait and see’. 126 more words