Thursday, 8 July 2010

Photos of Albion House and Pano Elounda

Here are some photos of Pano Elounda and Albion House.  I have been busy today scrubbing the wooden floors! Great job in this heat.

Monday, 5 July 2010

in Memory of Manolis

A small tribute to my neighbour Manolis who died last month.  Manolis contracted leprosy as a child in Athens and his parents fought hard to prevent him from being sent to Spinalonga leper colony.  He was a great help in her research for Victoria Hislop when she was writing her best seller 'The Island".  He was a lovely man and he will be sadly missed by a lot of people.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Photo of film set in the village

As promised, here is a photo of the road up to Albion House. Looks very different.

Back again!

After a somewhat hectic few months, I am back in the house. My son, Matthew, came over for three weeks and we had a wonderful time together. Filming for 'The Island' is taking place in the village - apparently Pano Elounda is doubling as Spinalonga. When the film crew is here it is impossible to get through the village and oftn filming goes on quite late into the night. It is, however, really interesting to watch. The film in 28 episodes will be shown on Mega either this autumn or next - my money is on next. It is quite spooky to see people in 1940s costume wandering through the village. The old ladies here say that the film people have got it exactly right, so I am going to get some photos to post on my blog this morning.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Filming in the village

The road through the village (the only one) is closed at the moment because the false walls are being painted and aged - crazy!!! We have nothing but old stone walls, so the producers have built false walls which are now being aged! However, apparently filming for The Island is beginning in two weeks time - a Greek TV company (Alpha I think) is making 28 episodes which I presume it will try to sell to other countries. Wonder if it is in English or Greek? This means I can't get jeep to house to unload. The car is full of things friends brought over from UK for me, so am having to ferry them from the car to the house. I have downloaded a free website design programme, so am going to be trying to make a new website for my artwork. No rest for the wicked!!!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Can't believe it's been so long

I am finally back home and the pressure is off somewhat. Having spent nearly four months looking after a friend with Alzheimers, it has taken me a bit of time to get myself back together. The exhibition at Kolymbari went very well - more about that later and Rosemary and I met lots of interesting people and made a lot of friends. The artwork on display did us proud and I hope to be publishing examples of everyone's work online shortly. I am going to Istron this afternoon to have tea with friends and supporters of Flowers of Crete. They are wonderful and bring over things from UK for me when they drive over. This afternoon I will be taking possession of my jam pan!!! Means I will be able to get down to making preserves and chutneys to sell at Flowers bazaars in the autumn. Thank you, thank you Willie and Liz!