The Other Side of Santorini

Everybody thinks Santorini comprises entirely of gleaming white hotels, infinity pools and little houses cascading down the Caldera. Well, it doesn’t. It’s full of dilapidated dwellings and forgotten pathways, interspersed with unfinished [money ran out, buggered by bureaucracy or illegal] building sites. When you move away from pumping nightclubs, trendy beach bars, quaint cafes and…

Santorini Sunrise Sunset

I See Magic Every Day. I live on a beautiful island in a beautiful country. No season is the same, no sunset is the same and everywhere you go it looks different. Colours change – Springtime Pastel, Summer Gold, Autumn Fantasy. Winter is darker, more sombre – Curl up on your sofa with a hot chocolate time of year, another…

The Best Christmas Turkey

The best Christmas Turkey I ever made was from a recipe by Jamie Oliver. Turkey can get dry, so you have to cook it just right. Finding a decent turkey in Santorini is mission impossible. I needed one big enough to feed 10 to 12 people, but it had to fit in my oven. Jamie…

Santorini Red Bull Art of Motion

He Did It Again & Made Us Proud! I’m a bit late with this, sorry about that. The competition was last Saturday (3rd of October 2015) but I’d completely forgotten about it. I was doodling ’round the house, turned on the TV, and there it was – live. And Oia is only 20 minutes drive…

Summer in Santorini

The Best Time Of The Day. This is Perivolos Beach a couple of weeks ago. Late afternoon, black volcanic sand, sunbeds, sea like glass, the sun sinking into the Aegean Sea, blue horizons, relaxation, friends, a coffee. That’s all you need really.

Toes on My Brain

Big toes, tiny toes, thick toes, painted toes – toes are an extraordinarily odd appendage attached to the end of our feet. Have you tried to stare at your toes for a REALLY LONG TIME? Don’t they start looking weird? They don’t even belong to your body anymore. Mini octopussies (Ok Grammar Nazis I know…

Frappe in Santorini

Frappe Makes Me Happy. I Must Be A Caffeine Junkie. It’s Wednesday again, hot and sunny, not a cloud in the sky. Here it is, at my house, a lunchtime frappe in sunny Santorini. Did I say sunny twice? I’ll say it once more – Sunny! Cheers!

Summer’s Gone

A Day For Hot Chocolate. Today I had my end of summer hot chocolate. Who drinks that in the summer? The cafe was empty, only us, one waiter, and a huge marmalade tomcat jumping from roof to roof. A few Korean tourists, probably from the cruise ship anchored in the waters of the Caldera, were wandering…