Almyrida Comes to Life Again!

I have been having a great time this past week! I have also been getting the rest I so badly needed, enjoying sunny beachcombing days and lunches out with Nick. Easter weekend was spent with lots of friends and frivolity, over-indulging in both food and alcohol. On Easter Saturday at midnight we all watched Judas burn in the great fire in Plaka Square, as is the usual tradition here on Crete. I wrote about it in more detail last year. Continue reading

Taking Our Health For Granted

Not being able to do all the things I want and usually do these last few weeks, has really made me think about my health – as it has been and how it might be in the future. I can see how eating a healthy and well balanced diet really does help but I still have to make some changes and I really want to put some weight back on.  So I have formulated a plan for the summer months and I intend to stick to it! Continue reading

Fortunate to be in Good Hands

I feel as though I have been on an uncomfortable rollercoaster these past several days -I have been in a bad way! My joint problem appeared to be improving – great news! However, an unfortunate side-effect of the Co-Codamol gave me equally as much pain and discomfort, in fact so much discomfort that I will never take a Co-Codamol again, for as long as I live! Continue reading

Thank God For Such Good Friends.

It’s been a worrying few days since I wrote in my last post that my friend Jackie was going to take me to the Doctor in Kalives. We went first thing Thursday morning and I was so relieved that Jackie came with me. She can vouch for this doctor because she has also had to consult him on something a few months ago. I was grateful for her reassurance on all counts. Also it was a comfort to know that this doctor understands and speaks good English. Continue reading