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Childless by circumstance

This has been difficult to write and something I’ve been wanting to put down for a while now. For some of you it will be difficult to read. What does it mean to be part of a childless generation today?

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Why I left teaching and never regretted it.

10 years ago this week, I applied for teaching job overseas and handed in my notice at work in London as a secondary English teacher.

That first job in Kuwait opened my eyes to a very different world. It opened doors to a future I could never have imagined in my London classroom.

I’ve never regretted a moment of that decision. For my own sanity I could no longer work in the UK, in a system that was more concerned with test results than educating the next generation to think for themselves and be able to make the world a better place.

In those 10 years I’ve been saddened to see an education system that was once the best in the world brought to its knees.

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Exploring Rhodes – Mount Attavyros and The Temple of Zeus

If you want to escape the beach, or find somewhere off the beaten track to visit on Rhodes. This is as far from the crowds as you can get. Up the highest peak on Rhodes you’ll join the clouds and find an ancient Temple.

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An ideal getaway in Kardamyli – Elies Hotel

We stayed at Elies Hotel in Kardamyli for 3 nights during our recent holiday in the Peloponnese. This isn’t a sponsored post. We found a wonderful place to stay in quiet village and I wanted to share it with you.

My husband booked the hotel online based on what was available on booking.com combined with tripadvisor The description of stone cottages in an olive grove are just what he wanted to relax after being away at work for 6 weeks.

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Travel

Exploring Rhodes – Mount Attavyros and The Temple of Zeus

If you want to escape the beach, or find somewhere off the beaten track to visit on Rhodes. This is as far from the crowds as you can get. Up the highest peak on Rhodes you’ll join the clouds and find an ancient Temple.

read more

An ideal getaway in Kardamyli – Elies Hotel

We stayed at Elies Hotel in Kardamyli for 3 nights during our recent holiday in the Peloponnese. This isn’t a sponsored post. We found a wonderful place to stay in quiet village and I wanted to share it with you.

My husband booked the hotel online based on what was available on booking.com combined with tripadvisor The description of stone cottages in an olive grove are just what he wanted to relax after being away at work for 6 weeks.

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Food

Goats cheese and chive frittata recipe

Goats cheese has a soft subtle flavour and it’s good for you too. Lower in cholesterol than cows milk cheese yet still full of calcium and vitamins. This recipe is great to share for breakfast, or as a light lunch or supper with a salad.

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Cretan dakos salad recipe

This classic Cretan salad is a filling summer lunch or supper with fresh organic locally grown ingredients. Simple, tasty and great when the days are getting warmer and you really don’t want to cook.

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A travel & lifestyle blog with a focus on expat life. Written and photographed by Amanda Settle.