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    COFFEE SCRUB SOAP AND CONDOMS ….

    “LIKE A CONDOM!!! “ is what my dermatologist is shouting at me as I am walking out of her office through a packed waiting room….. You may wonder why – as were at least 8 other people while watching me leave with tears rolling down my face, red with both embarrassment and laughter … I am redhead, with a few freckles but not as many as some and of course have the pale non-browning skin that goes with it. I also have Heterochromia eyes – one blue and one green…Now people do not notice so much as with age the colour has dimmed but when I was a child you…

  • TURMERIC, CURRY POWDER MIX, BELLS PALSY AND ARTHRITIS

    TURMERIC, CURRY MIX, BELLS PALSY, AND ARTHRITIS… AGGGG – what’s the matter with your face? It is not the sentence you want to hear first thing in the morning when reaching over for a kiss from your husband of more than 30 years… It was 27th April 2017… It does, however, make you spring from the bed – well in my case not exactly spring but definitely quicker than usual! – and rush to the bathroom …. We had left the island of Corfu [our home] the previous day to travel straight across Greece to the island of Euboea to deliver equipment for Sailing Holidays, the company my husband worked…

  • Lockdown loaf, baking bread without milk!

    Lockdown loaf recipe – [yes that is now what we call it LOL] a loaf that does not need milk! There are often some sounds, smells, tastes, songs that remind you of someone…Lockdown loaf is in memory of my Gran….. When we saw what was happening at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic – we did what my Gran would have called is a “big shop” – oddly enough toilet rolls were not on the list – we obviously did not think that the situation was going to be as horrific as it is, as we only did what our normal “big shop” is to last us a couple of…

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    Lockdown, and 7 things to help you through it….

    Now at this point, as I write this here in Corfu, Greece we have been in “lockdown” [a word I had not imagined in my wildest dreams – well maybe my wildest but let’s not go down that path LOL – would be an everyday word!] from the coronavirus pandemic for 3 weeks and currently have another 3 weeks to go [which they may extend]…Our government here has been AMAZING making immediate action and as of today seems to have slowed the rise of infection cases…. Also, you may wonder how I would know the best ways to get through it as we haven’t even finished it yet, but during…

  • Gerald Durrell and Margaret Thatcher – how we came to live in Corfu!

    “Gerald Durrell and Margaret Thatcher” …this is the answer to the question! Not exactly your usual “couple” are they…. But this is my answer to the second of the 2 questions everyone we meet for the first time here always asks, once they realise that we are not on holiday, we actually live here – the first is “How long have you been here?”. The answer to which now is over 30 years and the second being “why did you come to Corfu?” So, let me explain a “short version” how my husband Andy and myself came to live on the Greek island of Corfu for over 30 years and…