IMG_8638 This beautiful woman is Elpida, my Greek teacher. In my book My Greek Island Home, I dedicate a chapter to learning a new language, not a strong point. I love Elpida for many reasons but today, I love her for her ability to remain calm whilst I turn my lesson into a slow form of torture. She waits patiently while words form in my brain.  Then she listens whilst I spit them out slowly, it’s like some sort of water torture. Thank you Elpida for not giving up !