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IMG_8181-1 The village church

IMG_8218-21 Our village priest

IMG_8230-25 Konstantino

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IMG_8195-12 The epitaphios

IMG_8238-27 Neoklee

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IMG_8186-6 Neoklee

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IMG_8193-11 Konstantino

IMG_8190-9 Manoli

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I can’t believe how quickly time has passed, it really doesn’t seem like a year since my last Easter post. We had another beautiful Easter service in our village last night and were extremely lucky with the weather. We have been having torrential rain and electrical storms here on Lesvos the last couple of days. The procession around the village  was really lovely and makes me feel privileged to be part of this village. Happy Easter and love to you all.

BINGO & FABRIC 2 These animals sure know how to choose their owners. Bingo one of our rescue cats always finds a way to get inside.  He fits perfectly into the our white house and I think he knows that. He’s a very special boy.

Finally after three months away I am back on My Greek Island Home. The weather here is extraordinary, piercing blue skies, warm sunshine and blossom decorating all the fruit and nut trees as far as the eye can see. I have been in my hometown of Sydney and my work town London and enjoyed everything about both of them but there is nothing better than returning to the place that touches my soul, the Greek island of Lesvos. The last three months have flown by and have been filled with family, friends, sunshine, fires and rain. I have been a little slack with my posts to say the least so forgive me for that. Hopefully I will get myself back on track and share with you the things that make my heart sing. In April my beautiful book, My Greek Island Home, is to be launched in the UK by my publishers Clearview Books. There will be more info on that later. I have a new instagram account, mygreekislandhome where you can find images by the day or sometimes by the hour of my life here on this fab Greek island. We continue to rescue and re-home dogs and Matthew with the assistance of Nikki Tibbles in London re-homed five before he left. Three dogs went the UK and two to Chicago. Since his return he has taken in a tiny puppy that had been dumped in the village, cowering, cold and staving.  Whilst in Sydney I came across this great old-fashioned milk bar in the suburb of Summer Hill. My niece, Hannah and I went clutching our cameras; there were so many photo opportunities. We met with the owner a wonderful Greek man who has lived in Australia most of his adult life. I had the opportunity to speak with him using my limited Greek, he seemed happy enough, allowing me to butcher his mother tongue. Below are some of the images I took on the day.

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