Friday, November 30, 2012


'Tis the time of year again. No, nothing to do with Christmas or Sinterklaas but everything to do with olives.
This year all the olive trees are so full that the branches are bending over. Everybody is picking and sorting out olives, for oil and for consumption. Families and friends get together and combine the work with the pleasure of being out in nature.
Pick up trucks are driving up and down the olive oil factory. The main topic of discussion is the quality of the oil that is pressed.
Have a look at this lovely video made by a young local which gives not only an impression of the procedure but also a taste of what working in this beautiful nature is like.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


These last few weeks I had the pleasure of having friends visiting. First there was Ariadne and her husband. It was extremely nice to spend some days with them and show them around our beautiful island. Ariadne has written several posts about their stay and as always put up some beautiful pictures. Especcially our morning  to the old  town of Kastro was a trip to remember! We had a marvelous time and I sure hope we can repeat it soon.

Then a week later our friend and collegue from Prague arrived with a friend. He has a greek taverna in a small town just outside Prague which he also named  taverna Thessaloniki. Again we toured the island and had a great time. Everything was different though. There was a strong wind and we had to hold on tight not to fall off the cliffs!.

Again there was a lot of eating, talking and drinking involved.

Now I am slowly picking up the routine of our daily winter life. Coming Sunday a fundraising event for our Green Fox project. It is a pie contest and I think I am going to take part with a quiche with a twist.