That Greek Blue

My blog ...postcards, musings and observations on life

The Symphony of the Land

Goat bells are the symphony of the land in Greece. A Greek word symphōnos (σύμφωνος) meaning harmonious, it changes with the heat of the day. The allegro movement at dawn is a dulcet-toned melody interspersed with plaintive baby bleats and the shrill shepherd’s whistle as they eagerly gambol into the day – nature’s wake-up call. During the noon of […]

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That Pesky Apostrophe in It’s!

It’s a bugbear of mine… Not a serious one… But a bugbear nonetheless, and it’s actually quite easy to remember… So here goes… It is about the meaning of it’s! It’s simply “It is”… Or “It has”… … Nothing else… Ever! As in… It’s a dull day meaning,  It is a dull day Or It’s […]

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That Greek Blue

The perfectly framed Bondi blue waters of Mirambellou Bay lap Denim blue hills under a True blue Cretan sky.  Medium blues billow in a warm Mani breeze as a wooden chair fades to a checkered Iris blue.  The soft palette of Steel blue waters and Yale blue mountains meld into a Royal blue Aegina sky. […]

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Sunday morning markets

Today the shopping list reads something like this…. Sunday night dinner… asparagus omelettes and salad…   …carrots and beets for roast vegetables during the week … onions and sweet potatoes just because they are so sweet…   … cucumbers and tomatoes to go with feta cheese… … mangoes for smoothies … avocados on toast… that’s breakfasts sorted! […]

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