Postcard from Crete

Postcard from Crete


Just a quick one today while Zachy is distracted moving pebbles from a bowl to the floor to his boat and to the bowl again.

Weather is gorgeous, I don’t like to complain about the sun when we have not seen much of it back in the UK but it is a little bit too hot, well for me anyway.  Days have been spent on the beach, long lunches with the family and afternoon siestas followed by ice cold beers.  Zachy is still on UK time so we are even getting to sleep in until 8.30am!

We are only 5 days in to our summer holiday but so far have:

– been congratulated 17 times on my beautiful little GIRL (I say HE is totally rocking the beach look with his long locks…)

– averted a potential bonbonerie crisis

– eaten too much.  Some of my clothes are already starting to feel a bit snug and have at least 16 more of YiaYia’s delicious meals to get through yet… (not including the cheese pies, which we have also been merrily snacking on)

– been told 35 times that Zachy is lonely without a little brother or sister to play with

– finished reading Caitlin Moran’s ‘How to be a Woman’

– a new handbag – a birthday gift from the Greek God(zilla)

– beaten the Greek God(zilla), Philip, Tonia, Kris, Alex and Zachy at mini -golf!  Love an underdog story.

– celebrated Zee’s 2nd birthday

– celebrated my 38th 27th birthday (again)

– blogged from overseas

Will write more in a few days time.

Wish you were here!



  1. Laura Anderson
    August 27, 2011 / 8:23 AM

    Have a fab time! Love your blog. Lxx

    • Grenglish
      August 27, 2011 / 1:16 PM

      thank you Laura! Just having my first beer of the day!

  2. Richmond Mummy
    August 27, 2011 / 9:02 AM

    Kalimera! Wish I was there too, sounds brilliant! Glad to hear you are having a lovely time – sounds like the perfect family summer hols… Apart from the bit about Z needing a brother/sister comments – I suspect I’ll hear the same when I go to Italy in a week or so and A is only 6 months!! Xx

    • Grenglish
      August 27, 2011 / 1:17 PM

      It is quite hilarious – between P being asked if he has put on weight and me being asked when I’m going to have another, it is no wonder we have taken to drinking in the middle of the day! See you when we are back. Hope you have a fab time in Italy xx

  3. Noo
    August 27, 2011 / 10:43 AM

    Jealous. Can’t wait to be off ourselves tomorrow. Sympathy on the brother / sister thing – we used to get that all the time. Now people realise I am reproductively challenged they tend to butt out a bit more!! What’s the verdict on the Caitlin Moran book – was thinking of giving it a whirl meself. Enjoy the rest lovely xxx

    • Grenglish
      August 27, 2011 / 1:20 PM

      Def worth a read! She is very funny and it’s an excellent book – give it a go!
      Let’s get together when you are back for a nice long lunch – lots to catch up on xxx

  4. August 30, 2011 / 1:10 PM

    Ahhh there’s nothing like all-day holiday beer drinking! I loved How To Be A Woman xx

    • Grenglish
      September 8, 2011 / 3:12 PM

      fab book, I loved it too!

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