Three Idiots and A Funeral

I am not a bad person, I just have a warped sense of humour. If you’re anything like me you always laugh when disaster strikes, and tragedy turns into hilarity. Burying my parents was hilarious. I was about nineteen when Dad passed away, lost my Mum at twenty one. Funeral #1 I had no money…

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…

Christmas Kids

This is me and my bro. I think I was about five, maybe six. We loved Christmas – it was so exciting, right? Getting our advent calendars all sparkly and bright, opening the little windows each day. It was great. And then the night before Christmas finally came. Christmas Eve was magical. Mum used to…

Furry Little Monsters

Cats spend half their lives sleeping. Eating and sleeping – sleeping and eating. Sometimes snoring. Twitching. Scratching. Mostly sleeping. God forbid they get off their arses and actually do something. Like cooking. All these little monsters, AKA Convention of Furry Buggers, are mine. And they run me ragged. As soon as I let them in,…

Orangutan People of the Forest

Feeling overwhelmed lately? Me too. It’s hard to process the unstoppable avalanche of animals tortured, hunted, murdered. It’s all about the money. Always about the money. Death is not optional. Haven’t they realised by now that they can’t take it with them? PALM OIL ORANGUTANS The word orangutan comes from the Malay language. ‘Orang’ means…

Cecil the Lion, Walter Palmer gets away with murder

So there it is, he got away with it. Protected by wealth, the right passport and a corrupt system, Walter Palmer will not be extradited to Zimbabwe. The charges have been dropped. Only a few short months ago, on July 31, Oppah Muchinguri, Zimbabwe’s minister of environment, water and climate said that Cecil the Lion’s…

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…