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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
This is a question that has been sitting in my notes for a blog post for a while now. Many of you may have seen the video shared on social media. If you haven't here it is: I know many expats who are stuck in their on-line worlds. They are on Facebook, in groups,...read more
Doing 3 days of quotes has been a interesting way of looking at the world around us, particularly at the moment here in Greece. For the last I wanted to turn to music. The lyrics of music are a powerful form of communication that we take for granted. Music has always...read more
This week has been another week of waiting for the politicians to make decisions about the future of Greece. For me it's been a busy blogging week, I got my cooking head back on despite the kitchen being over 30C without the oven on, creating Greek Stuffed Eggplant...read more
It's been nearly 2 weeks since the banks closed and restrictions were put in place. But what does that really mean? How is it really effecting people here? For those visiting Greece they will hardly see a difference, they can withdraw up to their banks' limit per day...read more
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...read more
We all know that there is a crisis in Greece at the moment, but what's the reality? How is it effecting ordinary people trying to live their lives? Earlier in the week Anastasia Magounakis poured her heart out on Facebook, I wanted to find out more about the woman...read more
We become expats for many different reasons, for many it's for a better life. A life away from our home countries. A life away from the politics of those countries. Many Brits I know became disillusioned with life back home. I certainly did. I was disillusioned with...read more
Today is yet another sunny day on the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes. It's also another crunch day for the economic situation in the country. According to the British press: Greece travel alert: Foreign Office to review advice & warns tourists to prepare for...read more
Earlier in the month we were all horrified at the situation on the beaches here in Rhodes. We wanted to know why the umbrellas were missing. All the concessions were still waiting for their annual licences. Licences that are handed out at auctions each year. Each...read more
Last week one of my least favourite British tabloids was yet again inflaming the debate about immigration. This time using images of the refugees on Kos along side those of holiday makers. With headlines of 'Holidaymaker Misery' and 'Chaos on Kos'. None of this...read more
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