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These are articles with my own observations of what living and working in Hydra Island Greece is like and the people I encounter, typical island activities that might not seem so typical to the rest of the world and the places I visit on this idylic Greek island of Hydra that I call home.


Father Christmas Visits Hydra Island

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Father Christmas visited Hydra Island this morning much to the delight of children young and old. Christmas has now officially started on Hydra!

The Candle Maker


After exclamations, hugs, kisses and the obligatory pinching of the cheek, I was welcomed into Kyria Maria’s ancient Candle Making Workshop ....

Olive Harvest


The gentle, pastoral scene worthy of an old master's painting belies the reality: it's an intensive, completely manual, hard labour process against the clock. You don't pick olives when you have an estate of two thousand olive trees. You rake them off!


I confess that while delighted to accept the opportunity to sit with Wendy and Takis to continue the conversation over lunch, I was only cautiously enthusiastic about eating what was on the menu ...

Festive 2015

What's open and what's happening over the 2015 Christmas & New Year's festivities in Hydra Island, Greece

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