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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Monday, 7 May 2012

Well, hello!!
Is there anybody still out there..?
I'm not going to start apologizing, stuff happens and sometimes LIFE gets in the way of blogging...I know! 
Life in Crete has had it's moment recently, as you all probably know, we are living through hard times and 'crisis', 'hardship'  and 'frugal' are the buzz words.
More and more land is being ploughed up, mainly in the olive groves to grow produce so families can eek out their dwindling wages.On average, wages have gone down by 25% this year...that's alot when the average wage is 400 to 600 euros a month.

Now,
Please believe me when I tell you that all this affects and concerns me..
but , this is my blog about my view of Crete, where we came and settled. This blog isn't about what I think  should happen to this country and if you want to read about such 'stuff' you'll have to go and find a more learned person.
This is about me, my camera, my family and friends and my crafts and adventures.
 Vrissis

 Garifalia, our neighbour, sunning herself.
 Lovely time was had in Athens in February


So, having said all that...
I'll try to show you some of the crafty bits I've been doing next time.
Oh..another thing, I'm off to Surrey on Wednesday, grandchild number 2!! is about to arrive...
so, if you're really lucky..you'll have some photos of  big sister Lirys and a teeny tiny new baby....
Take care
ps.. if anybody does read this, could you possibly leave me a message..just so I know I'm not talking to the wall..

17 comments:

Wendy said...

I don't know if anyone else is listening or reading, but I certainly am! I follow a few blogs of people who live on Greek islands as it's my dream to one day live on one (no idea yet which one!). I'm also very much into craft, so your blog is just lovely. Hope everything goes really well with the new grandchild x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jude, thrilled to hear of the iminent arrival of grandchild no. 2. Love to you all. look forward to pics on FB! Helen X

Cheryl said...

I'm here reading! Great photos! I'm excited to hear that there's another grandchild on the way, how very exciting! I wish the best to your daughter and your whole family...enjoy your visit! ♥

Heather said...

Hooray! You're back :-)

Looking forward to seeing you soon YiaYia!

xxx

Pondside said...

Hi Jude - so glad that you haven't fallen off the side of a Greek mountain! I'm still here and delighted to see a post from you. Grandchild #2! Wow - lots of changes as life rolls on.

Menopausalmusing said...

Coooooooeeeeeeeee! Waving hello here to you. Great news re the imminent arrival!

Mousy Brown said...

Glad to hear you are all ok! Have a lovely time with your new arrival...can't wait to see pictures of all you have been up to! :D

Lesley said...

Still here! Lovely to have you back. New grandchild? How exciting! Take lots of pictures, please.

Lynn said...

You are too funny. Of course we are reading this. We've been waiting for you to land. Love the photos; and exited for you and new baby's arrival. May all be healthy.

ALAN, LONDON said...

So glad you are back. Thought you'd given up. Missed the great pictures of sunny Greece, especially as the weather in UK has been so bad this spring. Please keep blogging.
ALAN, LONDON.

malmur said...

Wondered where you'd got - yep, still reading. Have a good trip to the UK x

Anonymous said...

Hi, yes, I pop in occasionally to see what you are both up to!!. Hope all the family is well, give them our love. Jan & Bill
PS The chateau still awaits your visit! Anytime as you know you are always welcome.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hi Jude, nice to see you back and to view your lovely pics. Lesley x

colleen said...

Still here!

mara said...

I just found your blog, I live in Kalampaka Greece and was looking up asvesti and up pops your blog, so please continue writing I would love to read more.

Lx @ Twelve said...

Hello You!
Goodness I thought ou disappered off into the ether , must have missed this post when I was on my bloggy break!
So lovely to hear from you & a grandma again?! Just fab!

Sending you big hugs

Lx

Maddie Grigg said...

You're back! Lovely to catch up again. And, because of you, I'm doing the Greek Gap Year. Best wishes on being a granny again. xx