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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.read more
A feisty young Greek girl defies the ruling Ottoman Pasha by refusing to marry him. She flees his capture, escaping into the rugged mountains of Crete where dressed as a man she joins with rebels to overthrow Ottoman rule. This is the historical back drop to...read more
NEA – Dawn of an Era
Greece in the not-so-distant future is in crisis. After years of austerity, the people are mute with fatigue and the prime minster sits idly by. However, NEA, a highly sophisticated military faction of a million Russian-trained aggrieved and mentally disturbed Greek men is about to be unleashed. the Greeks are embarking on one final crusade that could end all wars – but who is God siding with?
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?read more
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.read more
That 10k was in 2014, not long after Rachel first took up running. A year later she ran her first marathon in Rhodes, after training for just 13 weeks she completed it with tears in her eyes in 5 hours and 30 minutes. She never set out to run a marathon what started...read more
It is with sadness and pride that we announce today the closing down of Helping Hands of Rhodes.
Since this all first started in August 2015 we have worked tirelessly to help the volunteers and refugees on this island and others close by. Things have now reached a stage where we are no longer able to continue as an organisation. Though as individuals we will always be helping others in some way.read more
Today started cloudy with lots of coughing and nose blowing! Thanks to D who went out to the chemist, a cold and flu remedy and a good strong cup of Yorkshire tea got me going today.read more
As we celebrate the end of 2015 and look forward to the year ahead how and where will you be celebrating this year? As expats we've always tended to band together with others. Our celebrations haven't been that different from back home. A good meal, a few too many...read more
This time of year is one where we are all supposed to be cheerful. Today I'm definitely not. Saying goodbye is never easy, as expats we become experts at it. Each new friendship comes with the knowledge that eventually one of you will be leaving and heading for new...read more
On August 17th 2015 a boat of refugees landed on our Greek island. In response many people collected together different items they thought would help and took them up to Rhodes town. That included me, many locals and a few other expats. That was when I met up with...read more
In the early hours of Sunday September 13th a boat carrying over 100 people went down off the island of Farmakonisi in Greece. We may never know exactly how many people were on board or how many are still missing. There was no manifest or list of passengers. This was...read more
It's been hard to see the negativity coming out of the western press for so long. We live here in the Greek islands, not quite the front line of the refugee crisis like Kos, Lesvos or Symi. Refugees come through here daily from the smaller islands on their way to...read more
This week has brought more visitors to our little Greek island; The port in Rhodes has seen much over the centuries, over the last few weeks we have seen a friends and family come and go here. This week an old friend came on holiday arriving by air rather than sea...read more