Monday, 18 October 2010

Autumn colours ...

The tourists may not be here, but the island is full of Autumn colours


The recent rain has turned the Olive groves green and a carpet of wild flowers can be found everywhere.


Wild Crocuses by the roadside ...


Oranges are ripening, they are at their best in winter ...




Ripening Olives, waiting to be picked ...


Very tasty, but not quite ripe yet ...


There's one ...


Wild Flowers spring up on the empty beaches ...

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Bye Bye Summer ...

Its over, tourism has finished the last aircraft has departed. The closed sign has gone up on the island until May 2011.

8th October 16.19pm and the final Monarch to Manchester lines up on Runway 02


Well thats the way it seems, and to the passing observer that would seem to be true. Its now back to normal, friends have appeared now the masses have departed. People have time for each other again, and in a few weeks time life will be back to its relaxed pitch.



Autumn brings long walks on deserted beaches, time to investigate the interior of the island, mushroom picking, Olives to be harvested, swimming in water that is still warm. and the masses are not here to enjoy it.

Oh well back to the grind ...

Friday, 1 October 2010

I read a great book ...

Its been a long time since i could sit down and read a book. Too much going on to let me concentrate.
Well i started to relax a little, and with time to spare I read this book ...

The Greek for Love: Life, Love and Loss in Corfu

by James Chatto

What a great book, if you love Greece and have a dream, to live here one day, then give it a try. I found it hard to put down.

I'd never heard of the author James Chatto before reading this book but his writing style is beautiful, conjuring up images of Greece that you can really imagine as if you are here too.