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A wife and friend, with just the right blend of crazy, 4 countries in 10 years. Now living on the Greek island of Rhodes

4 years living on a Greek island

4 years ago we checked in lots of suitcases and 3 cats at Doha airport and began our Greek adventure. We had no idea how long the adventure would last. We thought maybe a year and then we’d be moving on. But, 4 years later and one more house move, we’re still here.

This morning I’ve been looking over the 4 years of pictures we’ve shared on Instagram. The daily snaps of life and what we’ve been up to from animals to food, beautiful scenery and fun with friends. Here’s the highlights of those 4 years.

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Greek Easter on Rhodes an expat perspective

If you find yourself in Greece during Easter expect something a little different. There’s very little chocolate in the shops and hardly any bunnies at all.

Easter here is a serious religious event with a week of events all centred around the church.

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What’s open on Rhodes in April

Rhodes tourist season begins officially with the start of direct flights from around Europe on April 1st. The weather in spring is warm and sunny with great deals available on early flights come and see what the island has to offer.

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My Greek island life: sunshine, flowers & festivals

After the storms of last week, this one has been wall to wall sunshine. A little chilly at times with a cold north wind but beautiful. It’s been a good week to get out and get things done, around the house in the garden and in general.

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Celebrating Women Travel Bloggers

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the women in our world and also remember that for so many every day life is struggle just because they are women.

The theme this year is #BeBoldForChange share the hashtag and see what’s going on where you live.

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My Greek island life Clean Monday and March sunshine

This week was end of February and beginning of March, the end of winter and start of Lent. It’s a time of year for spring cleaning, gardening and painting. The island starts to wake up from winter and everyone gets ready for the tourist season ahead.

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Acts of kindness advent calendar

This year I’ve decided to do an “Acts of Kindness” advent calendar. The chocolate ones with their little doors were great when I was a child but it’s been years since I’ve had one of those. The more adult alcoholic versions look fun, apart from the obvious extra cost they just aren’t available on this island. I’ve seen these around the web over the last couple of years and decided a couple of months ago to do my own version.

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 Had a wonderful afternoon out with friends, Greek meze Sunday lunch in #Platanos followed by coffee, ouzo and ice cream in #Embona , a great way to escape the heat and the tourists at this time of year. Even picked myself up a new evil eye bracelet. Can you have too many of these? #mygreekislandlife #hamza #evileye #evileyebracelet #greecestagram #rhodes #sundayvibes #meze #escapethecrowds  We are back in the world of electricity. Impi seems extremely happy about it! Some time without it was good, it reminds you of what is really important in life. I'm going to spend a little less time sat at the computer getting easily distracted, instead I'll do be writing and stuff and then switch off. So now I've caught up on emails and messages it's guitar group following by the beach and lunch with friends. We were lucky on this island last night, today is a day to enjoy life.... how will you enjoy life today? #mygreekislandlife #greekcats #whitecat #greecestagram #electricity #enjoylife #summeringreece2017
 Looking for something different to do on a Greek holiday? And something that's free? Experience the Medieval Festival in Lindos on Father's Day every year... more info on the blog link in bio #mygreekislandlife #festival #medieval #lindos #greecstagram #greecestagram #greece #free #holiday #travel #travelblogger @travelbloggersgreece @lindos.rhodes.greece  Sometimes island life still surprises, today and for the next few days we have no electric. There'll be a lot less social media from me, but it's a chance to get things done around here. This afternoon I've harvested the lavender. Wish you could smell it. The hand fan has been in use and thankfully my organised husband got me a solar charger a while ago, we've got a gas BBQ, a gas camping stove, a gas camping light, lots of candles and torches. If I stand at just the right angle, in the right spot of the garden, I can pick up some mobile signal and hopefully 4G. It will be good to catch up on some reading and practice the guitar... what would you miss most if there was no electricity? #mygreekislandlife @aukeyofficial #greecestagram #lavender #challengesaccepted #gettingonwithit #expatlife #noelectricity
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