When I fractured my leg in February I never thought it would help me get back into my blog again. It’s a journey I’ve really enjoyed. It’s challenged me to take better photographs and develop my own writing style.

One of the great things about blogging is getting to know other bloggers and learning from them. One I’ve come to know over the last few months is Yvonne Payne  the author of ‘Kritsotopoula, Girl of Kritsa’ who’s writing is giving me more reasons to return to Crete. She has challenged me today to do a quote a day for 3 days and I love a challenge. But it will also give me a chance to catch up on my 100 days of creativity.

Here are the rules:

  1. Post 1 quote a day for 3 days (can be your own or from other sources).
  2. Nominate a blogger to participate per post.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you Yvonne and the challenge of keeping it Greek.

For my first quote I’ve gone back to a favourite author of mine  Oscar Wilde, known for his decadent lifestyle and extravagance in an otherwise austere Victorian England.

oscar wilde the truth is rarely pure and never simple quote

Oscar Wilde from ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

This is somehow an impression that the world currently has of Greece. That they have failed to pay their taxes and spent instead. That they are lazy and sit around all day drinking coffee. That they have been partying while Europe has to keep bailing them out.

For ordinary Greeks it couldn’t be further from the truth. They work long hours it’s just that they do it with a smile. They would give you their last Euro if you needed it. But they are also proud people so find it difficult to ask for help.

Today they are still smiling. Joking this morning with a taverna owner that when the money runs out in the banks we’ll all be collecting credit notes. Who knows what the truth is here?

We’ve been following the news reports, with some in the English and others in Greek it’s difficult to really know what is going on. Do the members of the European parliament really know the truth about it all?

There have been countless talks and never ending deadlines. Each is supposed to be it, the final one. This time it’s make or break. Then there’s another and another…

For now we are sitting and waiting, drinking our coffees. One truth I can tell you, the sun is shining, the sea is blue and I’m off for a swim to cool off. Maybe a few politicians and bankers should do the same?

To follow the rules and keeping with a Greek theme I’ll nominate another blogger on this island John Manuel over at Ramblings from Rhodes.

 

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