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
Thinking of Eleni… The small island we live on was rocked recently by the violent death of a young woman. Her body was found on Fokia beach, the last small cove between Pefkos and Lindos.read more
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
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
A light tasty and healthy breakfast. It’s easy to eat on the go and just happens to taste great warm straight from the oven or cold the next day. They also freeze well.
This is one of my favourite breakfast recipes and a great way to keep clear of all those processed foods. If you make a batch that’s breakfast for a few days done.read more
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
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A travel & lifestyle blog with a focus on expat life. Written and photographed by Amanda Settle.
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