Thursday, August 29, 2013

Life at a Snail's Pace, in Greece

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I don't know about you, but I am glad I don't have to rear snails. However, this business is very enterprising, if a bit of a slow starter. Personally, I'm not a lover of snails with, or without garlic.

The consumption of snails as a type of delicacy is very popular. Millions of them are captured and consumed for food annually. However, the majority of snails used for food are grown on snail farms.This also helps to ensure that the best types of snails are the ones that are available. When they are harvested they are actually fed a special type of diet so that they will have a better taste than those found in the wild. Of course you will pay more for this type of snail, but most people find them to be delicious and well worth it.

A few facts about snails.

The life span of a snail is between 5 and 25 years.

The largest land snail recorded weighed 2 pounds and was 15 inches long.

As snails move they leave behind slime. This slime is like a powerful form of suction for them. This is why they are even able to move upside down, around corners, and other comical situations. It is a myth that this type of slime is going to make humans ill. Many people worry that snails being in their garden will ruin the foods grown there and make them unfit for consumption but that is all false.

Snails are considered to be one of the slowest creatures on earth.

Snails are deaf and almost blind.

They have the reproductive organs of both males and females which categorizes them as hermaphrodites. However, the myth that they can create offspring on their own is false. They must mate with another and then both of them will have the ability to lay eggs.

Snails will die if they consume either salt or sugar.

Snails are very strong and can lift up to 10 times their own body weight in a vertical position.

So, there you have it! Kali Orexi! 

Love Jane x

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Peter Economides talks about Rebranding Greece - A Must Watch video

Peter Economides talks sense.Take a look at this video, it has Greek subtitles. This Greek speaker is very inspirational. "The people who think they are crazy enough to change the world, are the people who do."

'Now is the time to imagine the future' - Peter Economides

I urge you to take a look at the possibilities that are open to you by becoming a member of Empower Network. Join a community of people who are imagining a brilliant future.

David and I wish you every success in life.
Love Jane x

High Diving Giraffes

High Diving Giraffes

This is a most amazing little film, I would like to share it with you. If you like it, please take a look at my You Tube channel. Please subscribe.

Looking forward to my next trip to Greece, very soon.

Love Jane x

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Incredible Cretan Hospitality - The Video says it All.

This video says it all! I can't wait to be back, you can't shake 19 year's of living in Crete like crumbs off a tablecloth. I'm missing the music that is Crete, and my dancing shoes are ready for action.

And I need to feel the mountain beneath my feet.
Love and hugs to everyone - I hope you are all having a good August wherever you may be.
Jane x

Adventures of a Pensioner in Britain: Adventures on the Norfolk Broads

Adventures of a Pensioner in Britain: Adventures on the Norfolk Broads: A FAMILY HOLIDAY ON THE NORFOLK BROADS Joanne and Jack picked me and David and up at about 9.30 a.m. in their little, navy blue Fiesta. Th...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Adventures of a Pensioner in Britain: I've Won Something. You've Got To Be In It To Win ...

Adventures of a Pensioner in Britain: I've Won Something. You've Got To Be In It To Win ...: You may ask what this picture has to do with winning a bottle of Champagne, but I think there is a certain amount of contentment in the au...

I hope you are all enjoying August and it's wonderful celebrations. I know that all my Greek friends will be busy at the moment, preparing for 15th August. (If you don't know what happens on the 15th August, in Greece, read all about this special day by clicking the link). Have a great time.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all very soon. In fact, my flight is booked.

See you in September,
Love and Hugs,
Jane x

Wednesday, August 7, 2013