Welcome, I'm Amanda Settle
Join me on a journey into middle age as I experience life on a Greek island. With my husband, I'm exploring and getting to the know the cultures, food and languages that we find along the way. Follow us and bring a small piece of the Greek lifestyle into your home.
On The Blog
Over the winter months, I’m going to be doing a series of posts about blogging itself, with advice on the different aspects of blogging.
This summer a few people I know have said they are ready to embark on their own blogs and I want to pass on as much as possible that I’ve learnt to help them and anyone else.read more
Many expats you’ll come across don’t like to be called expats. With the world in chaos around us it seems like a good time to a light hearted look at who we are. Revealed here are my list of the 17 types of expats you’ll find in Greece.read more
Meet some travel bloggers today and find out what they have to say about Generation X. A small but powerful generation that’s now at its peak, ranging in age from late 30’s to late 50’s. Some say we are the silent generation but we’ve very much come of age.read more
Out & About
Epiphany is celebrated all over Greece on January 6th with the blessing of the waters and swim for the cross thrown by the priest. Here’s how it’s done in Southern Rhodes.read more
Christmas on Rhodes is very different to Christmas we’ve experienced anywhere else in the world. This year I’m going share daily images and a glimpse into what it’s like to be on a Greek island at Christmas.read more
Since moving to Rhodes I’ve been lucky to have the time and ability to experience the romance the island has to offer and have shared much of it on the blog. It’s a place that attracts such a variety of visitors who return every year. An island that has a way of getting under your skin.read more
Tried & Tested
Meet the people who serve you. The stories behind the people who produce our food, highlighting small local family businesses around Rhodes. We hope our series of restaurant reviews inspires you to visit and enjoy the wonderful tastes of Greece.read more
Everyone loves Greek food and that includes their very own fast food gyros (γύρος). The word gyros means ‘turn’, the meat is packed onto a vertical spit and grilled as it turns, very similar to the Turkish doner and the shawarmer of the Middle East yet distinctly Greek. Slices of either chicken or pork are wrapped in pita bread with a good dollop of tzatzi, slices of fresh tomato, sweet red onion and a few fries.read more
Looking for a healthy warming winter dish? This vegetarian lentil stew will spice up your cold evening and satisfy a hungry man.
As autumn turns to winter in the northern hemisphere November is a time when stews, crock pots and soups take over from the salads of summer. Here on the island the days are still reaching 20C in the sun but the nights are definitely getting cooler. People have started lighting fires in the evening and everyone is getting ready for the much cooler months of January and February.read more
Olive, Feta & Ouzo
A travel & lifestyle blog with a focus on expat life. Written and photographed by Amanda Settle.
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