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
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.read more
I’m an expat, I’ve got this, it’s what I do and what I enjoy. Being uncomfortable, not knowing where things are any how things work on a basic level is what makes me tick.read more
Everything has all gone a bit Durrell in recent months on the Facebook page, “Looking forward to a little bit of the ‘Durrell’ life” is what ‘S’ said when she volunteered to drop everything and come to the island. The first guest post from ‘S’ a wonderful friend who is house and pet sitting for us on the island of Rhodes.read more
Out & About
Some places just have to be explored. Between the casino and the port in Rhodes town is a secret garden where one of the Durrell’s once lived, worked and played.read more
Last week I saw colourful party happen on the beach in Lindos. The photos were amazing with a mixture of ages all having fun. And all of it in aid of a wonderful project to build a playground and park for the children of Lindos. I found out more about the event and the project.read more
August 15th is a very important Orthodox holiday. Today is also a great excuse for a party Greek style and there will be a few things going on around Rhodes on the day.read more
Tried & Tested
Looking for a different type of festival on the island of Rhodes we went to the Food Festival. It is always fun to find different things to do on the island and we are always looking out for good food too. The Food Festival of Rhodes is in its second year and we headed up to Rhodes town last night to check it out.read more
An insight into what it takes to start up and run a business in Greece, with delicious deli food, scrumptious cakes and wonderful people.read more
As they are my favourite Greek Christmas bake I thought I’d share the recipe for melomakarona with you. A Greek honey cookie, soft, spicy and dipped in honey, eaten warm they are amazing.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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