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10 tips from 3 years of blogging

This little part of the internet has been going for 3 years. It’s hard to believe that 3 years ago we were still in the planning stages of moving to Greece. Those years in the Middle East now seem like a lifetime away, yet at times like yesterday.

We arrived with no idea how long we’d be here. The blog was at that stage just a diary of our move and has developed as our journey has.

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Finding the Corinth Canal

It should be easy to find a canal that’s 79m high and 24.6m wide. About an hour and a half from Athens airport just north of the highway we missed it.

I could try blaming the Greek road system, but the highway was excellent and there were signposts. We just lost track of where we were and hadn’t done enough research before our trip. So instead of stopping at the canal we visited Ancient Corinth first.

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A visit to Ancient Corinth

We lost the Corinth Canal. Seriously we did.

About an hour and a half from Athens airport in our hire car we arrived at Ancient Corinth.

Unusually neither of us had done much research into this trip. We were both so busy doing other things that we simply booked the hire car and accommodation and took the flight to Athens. Picked up a map of the mainland on arrival at the airport and hoped that the route out wouldn’t be too confusing

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Catching up – my Greek island life

April has been a crazy month, with redecorating, DIY, gardening and spring cleaning. The rush to get everything done before D returned last Friday.

While doing all that I was also making jams, chutneys and cakes for table top sales, acting as a roadie, losing car keys and keeping the pets alive. People ask what I do with all my time now I’m not working. To be honest I’ve never been busier, only now I’m lucky to be doing lots of things that I love.

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Travel

Finding the Corinth Canal

It should be easy to find a canal that’s 79m high and 24.6m wide. About an hour and a half from Athens airport just north of the highway we missed it.

I could try blaming the Greek road system, but the highway was excellent and there were signposts. We just lost track of where we were and hadn’t done enough research before our trip. So instead of stopping at the canal we visited Ancient Corinth first.

read more

A visit to Ancient Corinth

We lost the Corinth Canal. Seriously we did.

About an hour and a half from Athens airport in our hire car we arrived at Ancient Corinth.

Unusually neither of us had done much research into this trip. We were both so busy doing other things that we simply booked the hire car and accommodation and took the flight to Athens. Picked up a map of the mainland on arrival at the airport and hoped that the route out wouldn’t be too confusing

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Food

Cheese scone recipe

This is a very quick and easy recipe to make, with very little fuss you’ll have warm tasty cheesy scones for any occasion. We like them for breakfast or an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.

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Beetroot & ginger chutney recipe

Beetroot is such an amazing ingredient. I never realised how much the Greeks used it until we moved here. Their diet revolves around seasonal vegetables and the local beetroot is wonderful. When you buy beets here they usually come with the greens attached.... read more
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A travel & lifestyle blog with a focus on expat life. Written and photographed by Amanda Settle.