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…

Beautiful Island

Home Sweet Home. This year we got another award. I say “we” because that’s how I feel. 4.8 million people voted for Santorini? .. And I live there? ‘Nuff Said Santorini was voted 2014 World’s Best Trip by an estimated 4.8 million Travel + Leisure Magazine readers worldwide, beating the islands of Maui, Kauai, Hawaii –…