Friday, 28 October 2022

Anna Paulowna

 Lesvos is rich with chestnut trees, but not all chestnuts are being harvested and the culinary use is mostly roasted chestnuts. Maybe because peeling these nuts is a horrible job. YouTube came with a new method: super. Also the use of wood of chestnut trees is limited. But look at a new forest in Sigri. There all trees already are sold! Continue reading ->

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

So long, Lela!


Another icon gone from Molyvos: Lela, who had a country house in Eftalou and could be seen during the whole year swimming. Her loud voice and roaring laugh so well known in the village as well as in Eftalou. A woman who loved living. She is no more. So long, Lela. Continue reading

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Grape trees

 Lesvos was known for its delicious wines, until an illness at the end of the nineteenth century ended all vineyards. Also Dionysus was worshipped, God if the wine and the parties. Grape plants are hard to extinguish; they now again grow in abundance on the island, continue reading

Friday, 29 July 2022

From Parrot fish to Zebra fish

 (Parrot fish, photo: internet)

Summer can also be called the festival season, just like on Lesvos. From music- to food festivals, like the Sardine Festival. But there is more to catch in the sea, fish with an own story. Continue reading

Monday, 25 July 2022

Country of Beach and ashes


Saturday, July 23 2022, a big fire started at Vatera. It reduced some houses and a business into ashes, attacked the beach and burned ten thousands acres of land between Vatera, Stavros and Vrisa. Sad days for the island, continue reading

Saturday, 16 July 2022

Fox Talk


(Photo: internet)
Lesvos is an island with plenty of foxes. Lately I saw a strange animal passing by, looking like a bald fox. What was that?! For sure it wasn’t Teumessus, who for a long time terrorised Thebes: continue reading

Monday, 27 June 2022

The guards

About a screaming Sultan, the very first artichoke and lots of more thistles that guard the island, continue reading