A hospital visit in modern Greece! The English Patient

Mrs Rogers, a member of our Kefi club in Worcester recently wrote this letter in our magazine after her experience in Greece.  She has allowed me to reproduce it.  It gives some idea of the problems faced by this distressed country. But nothing thankfully dims the Greek kindness and hospitality and warmth. God bless them.    […]

Greek crisis may affect us all?

    This is a crisis time for Greece but this often beleagured nation is surely used to this?  Think of what they suffered under the Ottoman rule of 400 years, the Great Catastrophe of 1922 when they were driven out of Smyrna, literally into the sea, the towns burning behind them?  Then look at […]

The Horrors of the Great Famine in Greece 1941-44 O Μεγάλος Λιμός

I went to London recently to a series of short talks at the Hellenic Centre in Paddington Street.  The talks were about Greece in World War Two and the speakers all gave an interesting talk on their specila subject.  But the one that stayed with me most was given by Dr Violetta Hionidou who had […]

What is Wrong with Angela Merkel?

Another of Richard Devereux’s great poems!!  Richard recently won a first prize at the Dead Poets Slam held at the Bristol Poetry Festival with his take on the great Greek poet Yiannis Ritsos.  He explored some of Ritsos famous poems as well as reading out some of his own.  I love them all but wanted […]

Lost smiles and happiness in Greece?

I met up the other day with a teacher friend from Thessaloniki.  She was here in the UK to take part in a talk at Newman College so we met up briefly in Birmingham New Street station for a coffee.  I had warned her the weather here was like something out of Genesis and that […]