Friday, July 22, 2011

Cretan Dancing at Village Party (Part 2)

They did so well! This is the first time that the newly formed dancing troup performed in public. They are all local children. I hope we see lots more of them.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cretan Village Party 2011 (Part 1)

This is part one of the little film I made at the Vrahassi evening of dance, which was organized by the village council. It was a wonderful evening of food, wine and dance (and Mark's birthday) which was made even better under the light of the full moon. The ladies of the village had made traditional dishes, such as fava, tzatziki, meat dishes, and chips (and of course, there was Mark's birthday cake). It goes without saying that the debut of the Vrahassi dancing troup was a great hit. They did soooooooooo well. Credit must also go to the organizers who coached them and encouraged them to perform with such professionalism.

The next village event will be the anual fiest organized by the football club. That is on or about the 26 July (look out for notices).

I shall have the second little video up and running very soon.

Jane x

Friday, July 15, 2011


Friends dropped in unexpectedly on my birthday morning. It started the day well.

David bought me a Kindle. Now I can see for myself what Tears looks like as an e-book.

Two very special friends came all the way from England to celebrate with me. It was a week of fun!

We did not go on the boat but we had a perfect view from Thalassinos Kosmos restaurant, on the harbour in Sissi, where the party continued.

And then something really sad happened. Abe Glenholmes lost his life to leukeimia. We are a small ex-pat community in Vrahassi, all of us growing older together. We gathered at the small church in the cemetry to say our last farewells to this quiet man, who had enjoyed his life in the sunshine. Now we must support Elain, who will, I am sure, feel so lost. Our deepest sympathy goes to her and her family, who took care of Abe in his hour of need.