That Greek Blue

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

Crete – an island of pictures

“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson’s quote has always resonated deeply with me as it’s been a reminder to live in the moment and use all my senses to see, breathe, smell, feel, touch whatever I can around me. For to live with an acute […]

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Festive greens

I’ve had so many requests for the “recipe” for my festive wreath of greens that I thought I’d tell you all just how easy it is. But first I’ll let you into a secret – there’s no recipe! It’s made up of whatever vegetables you like arranged on a platter – it’s that simple. It […]

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Halcyon Days

According to the Greek legend, Halcyon, (Aλκυών, Alkion) the kingfisher, charms the winds and the seas every winter solstice, so she can lay her eggs on a calm, safe, floating nest. Hence, Halcyon Days (Αλκυώνιδες Μερες, Alkionedes Meres) signifying peace and tranquility. If you’re lucky enough to be in Crete in winter, you can indeed […]

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Santorini’s fine line betweeen art and reality

Over 30 years ago, Lawrence Durrell wrote of Santorini in his book The Greek Islands… “It is hardly a matter of surprise that few, if any, good descriptions of Santorini have been written: the reality is so astonishing that prose and poetry, however winged, will forever be forced to limp behind”. Today this still applies, […]

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