Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Getting ready for easter in Vrahassi

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Getting ready for Easter in Vrahassi!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jane Sharp - Writer - Poet - Musician : For Yiorgos R.I.P.

Jane Sharp - Writer - Poet - Musician : For Yiorgos R.I.P.: Yiorgos  by Jane Sharp You were in your best light that day As you posed with the great curly horned ram Surrounded as you were by ...



Such sad news today, made even more sad when I found out that Yiorgo's mum passed away last week too. My sincere, heartfelt condolences.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sudden Death of Local Doctor 43 Year Old.

Sudden death of local doctor, Yannis Komninos.

There is much sadness amongst the local community for the loss of the doctor, Yannis Komninos who suffered a heart attack while on duty in the hospital at Neapolis, Lassithi, Crete.
After being transferred to Agios Nikolaos he lost the " battle " for life. 

Dr Yannis was loved throughout the local community which  deeply mourns his loss. He was 43 year old, married and father of a boy 9 years old.

The funeral will be held today Saturday, at 15.00 at the church Notre Kamariano in New Halicarnassus.

I'm lost for words, such a brilliant doctor, such a bright spark. 




Monday, November 25, 2013

A Walk Around Vrahassi

 First park the car!

 Find an ancient landmark

 Stop for a word with the locals!


Notice the rising street levels! 

 And spot the demolished house!

Or buy one that wants demolishing! 

 Enjoy the village aromas of oranges and lemons!

 Investigate unusual objects!
And pick up a hire car for the journey home!








This is Crete - would we have it any other way?

Is there any wonder that I am inspired to write when I'm here? My new novel is 40000 words in now, first draft, and growing. It is nothing like my first one, Tears from the Sun - A Cretan Journey, which by the way, you can buy from Amazon, Barns and Noble, or order from your local bookshop or library, no this one is much different, but it still has a hint of Mediterranean. You are going to love it, I know. 

Anyway, blogging isn't getting my new book written, so I'll say 'bye' and talk to you some more very soon.

Enjoy your week whatever you are doing, and if you want to start earning a bit of extra money, click the link at the top of this page, or better still, try this link: http://w4e.davesharpmarketing.com

Love Jane x 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Russian Tourists Come to Greece

And what do they buy when they come here? Well a good indication is in the number of Russian fur shops that are spreading all over the island. Apparently the Russian people can buy fur coats in Crete much cheaper than in Russia. And there really is a plethora of huge showrooms, with very professional looking advertisements on hoardings, all along the main tourist strip. 

Whether it is right or wrong to buy and sell garments made from animals is another story. I personally would not buy one, but then, I don't have to suffer the sub zero temperatures of Russia and beyond. So, while that debate goes on, trade in fur is obviously bringing money into Crete. I only hope that the Russian people also go home with a very rich appreciation of Greek history and culture. 


Evgeny Pisarevskiy the Deputy Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation, visited the 29th International Tourism Exhibition “Philoxenia.” During his interview, he stated that Greece could attract 3.6 million Russian tourists in the next 5 years.
He also said that we could announce the year 2015 “as a year of Tourism between Greece and Russia.” The increase of Russians means an important increase in tourist incomes.
Furthermore, he insists that the visa regulations still remain an obstacle and he asked to abolish the visa for the Russian tourists.
He also said that we should create tourist guides in the Russian language in order to attract them. He also added that the great advantage of Greece is its history and especially Greek mythology. He also invited Greeks to visit Russia to see not only the popular sites and cities, but also places which still remain unknown for most people.
From a report by Maria Papathanasiou 
And maybe one day, my book Tears from the Sun - A Cretan Journey will be translated into Russian, and many other languages. That would be good.
So have a great Sunday, everyone.
Talk again soon,
Love Jane x


Thursday, November 21, 2013

My Favourite Church Near Neapolis

Sometimes it is good to find a place of peace, and remember those loved ones who are no longer with us. The people who helped to make us who we are, and give us that invisible strength to cope with the demands of life. Please share the moment with me. Love Jane x



And now it is the end of another successful day here in Crete. The log fire is burning bright and is very cosy. I have reached the goals I set for myself this morning, and I am looking forward to another busy day tomorrow.

I am happy to see that my viewing figures are going up, and I wish all my readers, wherever you are, the very best November you have ever had.

Peace, health and happiness to all,
Love Jane x

And now for something entirely different!




Sorry - no asking you to buy my book tonight, that will come tomorrow. Just be happy!
(Of course if you really can't live another day without it, look me up on Amazon)

Night, night, Go bless.
Jane x