Fodele’s nature

When I woke up this morning my mood wasn’t in a very good condition….. or maybe I can say that I did not have any mood at all, not to get up or make breakfast, not to work in the garden as I had planed to…. the only thing I did do was sit on the sofa …. doing nothing, so I thought that today was going to be a very lazy, lazy day. And as I knew that a friend would come by to go find a waterfall close to my village, I decided to call it off.

Luckily she arrived just as I was dialing her number, she also brought some sandwiches so we could have a pick-nick, so calling of was not an option.

We didn’t really know where to start as our direction and google maps were not very clear, so we decided to start walking where the river flows as the water of the fall falls into the river.

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We were told that we could reach it through the water, but after a while we saw that that was not an option.

Some off these bushes need to be pruned

Back at our start point we took the car and drove up, for about 3km, where we saw a mud road going to the right, an off road with lots off stones and holes and small waterflows, BEAUTIFULL!!!!!

You beter use a jeep to take this road!!

After driving for about 10 minutes over this road we decided to park the car and continue by foot, that’s what google maps adviced us. Believing in G maps again we started walking…… Wrong way!!! We returned to the car and started listening to the sounds around us, we both thought we heard water falling so we took the other direction, and then we came up to this small “waterfall”

After shooting this little one we followed the river further up and……….. there it was!!! a larger waterfall, probably not yet The One but the place we found was amazing beautiful, take a look yourself

We did not find the right waterfall yet but this place is also a pearl in Crete.

Stressloze winter

Hehe, eindelijk een vrije dag om van te genieten, het is bewolkt en het regent een beetje, je kan de herfst eindelijk ruiken en al het stof wordt weggewassen!!

Tijd om aan mijn tuin te denken, want JA ik blijf thuis deze winter, thuis in Kreta, bij mijn kinderen, in mijn huis met tuin, ik kan eindelijk weer eens groenten kweken en appelsienen oogsten, heerlijk.

Ik had er zoveel zin in vandaag dat ik naar de ‘boerewinkel’ in het dorp gegaan ben en mijn eerste plantjes gekocht heb.

Broccoli, bloemkool, slaatjes, peterselie, rode biet, selder en venkel.

Daar is natuurlijk niets raars aan, alleen is mijn tuin nog niet klaar….. Maar voor alles is een oplossing, kijk maar.

Ik had nog veel waterflessen liggen, daar heb ik potjes van gemaakt en de plantjes verplant zodat ze al een beetje meer ‘voetruimte’ hebben voor ze de grond ingaan.

Zo kunnen ze nog een week of twee op mijn balkon in het zonnetje staan totdat de tuin klaar is.

Alleen zal ik de slaatjes binnen moeten zetten, anders zijn ze morgen allemaal opgegeten door de slakken ☹️, eens ze groter zijn mogen ze ook naar buiten. Natuurlijk staan ze in de tuin ook blootgesteld aan slakken maar dan strooi ik as rond de plantjes, slakken houden daar niet van en blijven uit de buurt.

Welcome to Live Crete Alive and Stressloos Kreta.

In this blog you will find a lot of useful information about the island of Crete and how to visit it. As also about the private daytrips I’ve organised, so you can live with me the real Cretan life. Information about these daytrips you will find on the right hand side under pages, Live Crete Alive daytrips.

And in case you are still looking for a place to stay, have a look at my post about Fodele Relax.

Enjoy my blog!!

A day in my life

June 2019, I have never seen such a bad tourist june in the 27 years that I live and work here.

I worked only 1 day the last week but you know, it doesn’t really bother me. Last year I would have been in a very bad and anxious mood. But since I started doing yoga and meditation (I started last winter a yoga teacher course) I have a totally different look on life now.

So yesterday evening when I heard that I do not work again I decided to go to the beach, do a nice morning meditation sitting on the sand and go for a swim.

It’s like I’m on holidays and it really feels like holidays too. It’s like I’m having my first holidays in a real long time!

HAVE TRUST IN YOURSELF AND IN LIFE, AND ENJOY!!

The Loquat fruit

When you’re in Crete at the beginning of May you see this kind of tree with it’s yellow fruit everywhere. It has a yellow fruit that has a sweet taste when it’s ripe.

It’s one of the few fruit trees that cary ripe fruit at that time of the year and it is very easy to eat. You should peel the fruit and eat its flesh, it has some dark brown seeds inside that you should not eat.

The video below shows you more about these loquats.

Fodele relax

22 june 2020

Covid19 is not gone yet but here in Crete we are still quite safe, so for those who want to escape for a while and enjoy the sun, sea, mountains and our private pool Fodele Relax is still open.

I’m totally prepared to welcome all tourists with safety and according to the Covid rules, as I have now the certificate needed to be allowed to work with tourists in Crete!!

Fodele is a typical Cretan village and my house is built outside of the village with great view over it.  The house is also surrounded by orange trees which give me every spring a great view and a lovely blossom smell every time I open my balcony door. 

What is amazing here during summer time is that twice a day swallows come to the pool to drink water or to bath here.  Even while you are swimming in the pool, they come along to have their bath.

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A holiday to relax to the full and swimm with the swallows is possible you just have to contact me on 0030/6951522456 or 0032/493611949. And of course I will also take you on a day trip in Crete 😉

Below are some more pictures of the holiday villa where you can stay.