17 September 2016

Friday Morning in Corfu

At times like this it is so obvious why we love living in Corfu. With half an hour to spare, on our way to show land to some Russian clients, we had time for a coffee in Kouloura. The photo is taken from our table.

29 July 2016



Just reduced in price to €37,000! This is a ready to move into village house (well, okay it probably needs a bit of work on the bathroom and kitchen). Just a few kilometres from Corfu Town, Evropouli is a traditional village and this house would be a good investment as a base for holidays, or year-round living. It's also possible to extend upwards and make a roof terrace.

22 July 2016

Full moon with a difference

On my way to bed last night, I took a last look at the moon from our upstairs terrace. The scattered clouds obscuring the bright light created this wonderful effect. Lovely summer evenings - one of the very best parts of living in Corfu!

17 July 2016

Frankie Cranfield's Exhibition of Drawings and Paintings

Not just a wonderful selection of paintings to admire, but in an outstanding setting as well. Yesterday we visited the recently renovated old home of the Conti family which is hosting an exhibition of Frankie Cranfield's art. Frankie is well-known in Corfu for her pastel coloured depictions of houses and trees, boats and animals, and her paintings looked their best displayed on the walls of this lovely old house. I believe it is hoped that the ground floor will be regularly used for similar exhibitions.

14 July 2016

Greek Traditions shouldn't be allowed to die

Coffee time in Lakones village, in the little square. A young local man has opened a really nice traditional kafenion in the heart of this touristy area. The d├ęcor is just right - old furniture, old photos on the walls, tables on the pavement - and cushions on the wall across the other side of the square underneath a tree. Best of all - Greek music playing gently in the background! The essentials, though, were all present and correct - a really good cappuccino at a very reasonable price.

26 June 2016

Another lovely village view

Makrades to the right and Krini to the left, with the sea almost unrealisitically high on the horizon. Two of the prettiest villages in the north-west of Corfu, with the benefit of being on the tourist route to Angelokastro, thus providing the villagers with an opportunity to sell their wine, honey and olive oil from myriad road-side stalls.

31 May 2016

Doesn’t this just give you the horrors

Moving on with more articles in the British press about how busy Spain is this year, this one is accompanied by a photo which must be enough to give any traveller to Greece the absolute horrors!!

As far as I know, there are no Greek beaches so totally overrun, and although we all would like a very healthy tourist industry, I don’t think anyone wants this!