War Tales at Mother’s Knee: Sales and Princes

My mother, Diana, managed to escape from Greece literally as the Nazi forces were marching down from Thessaloniki in April 1941 and fled with my father to Cairo, Egypt.  So she never experienced all the pain and misery of occupation – in fact these were the happiest years of her life!  The war didn’t touch […]

The Most Delicious Thing – Loukoumi

  This sweet is really sweet so not too be indulged in too often.  Though, frankly, give me a box of delicious loukoumi and I could happily eat it in a day.  If, as it is rumoured, it was invented for the grumbling wives of the Sultan’s harem, then put me in that harem and […]