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Christmas stockings, December 2016

Summer Christmas

Happy Festive Season to you all! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year!

We had a great few days, even though we only took a few days off work. We had some visitors over from Sydney staying for Christmas while they are touring around the South Island a little bit. We also invited some local friends and their toddler to spend Christmas Day with us – they also provided us with our first ever live Christmas tree! – so we had a full house! Continue reading Summer Christmas


Singapore, October 2016

We left Athens, and left Europe, bound for New Zealand but with one more city to visit: Singapore! The ideal place to break up our long journey, a friend who lives there had recently married. We hadn’t been able to make it to the wedding, but this worked out better in the end as we were able to spend much more time together on this trip than we would have at a big celebration (so selfish!).

From the airport, the newlyweds took us directly to a hawker market to kickstart our digestion after all the Greek salads we had eaten. Noodles, soup, prata, rice, juices, we ate it all! Continue reading Singapore, October 2016

Alpha beer in Plakias

Crete, October 2016

We left Milan with our bellies full of cheese and wine, headed to the island of Crete in Greece. Greece has been on our list of places to visit for ages, so we were glad to have the opportunity to spend a little while here.

A friend inspired me with the cooking classes she likes to take when travelling to new places. I think it’s a terrific way to meet a local or two and to learn something new. Food is so integral to culture so it’s a great point for getting into a new way of life. As a result, I booked us a cooking class at Vamos village where they held an afternoon class in an old olive oil mill. Continue reading Crete, October 2016