Uniquely Crete

The rock, the hard place and all the beauty in between…   When her husband Richard was offered a job overseas, Melanie moved far away from her small mountain community in Colorado to the remote Greek island of Crete. She looked forward to an idyllic life in the Mediterranean, but she didn’t anticipate how the experience …

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Mamma Mia On Crete

Writing a book is like birthing a baby.   Except the labor has been over two years long.  There were moments I literally screamed, "I CAN'T DO THIS!" but it was there inside me demanding to be born.  And I knew that the labor would produce a happy ending.  A beautiful reflection of my soul.  Or …

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Three things I love about Crete

Gazing out of the clouded airplane window, I absentmindedly take note of the expansive blue beneath me, We are flying over the Mediterranean Sea in route to the island of Crete. A German voice over the intercom jolts me out of my daydreaming and soon the english translation follows. “Ladies and Gentlemen, we are beginning …

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Wander, Linger, Savor

This blog is dedicated to the idea of slow living specifically as it relates to travel in all forms. When I moved to the island of Crete, it didn’t take me long to appreciate the art of slowing down. And after five years of living in the Mediterranean, I fully embraced the practices of wandering, …

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Slow Cookery, Deliberate Dining

  (In light of Greece's financial crisis, my heart goes out to the Greek people who are caught in the middle between corruption and politics, tradition and reform, while trying to put food on their tables.  We can only hope the government will make the right decision.  Prayers for you, my friends.) The Greeks have …

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From Crete to Colorado

“The only place we have to see before we die is the place of seeing God.  And His presence is everywhere for those who slow to see.” Ann Voskamp   Welcome to my new blog!  After I retired my five year blog, Cretan Chronicles (www.cretanchronicles.wordpress.com), it wasn’t much later that I began to get the …

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