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Five Loaves, Two Fishes and Six Chicken Nuggets by Barry Gibbons

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50. Island in the sun

I think most adults have three places they could call home. Few people today live in their place of birth, but I suspect they are like me and look back on it (probably through rose-coloured lenses) as ‘home’. Then, of course, there is the place that is lived in now. This might be somewhere you love or hate, or anything in between depending on circumstances, but is another ‘home’.

There is, I think, a third home – a spiritual one. It might be a place you have visited or just a place you have seen in pictures and/or read about, but it is a place that you just know is meant for you and somewhere you could live in peace and happiness. I have one of those. It is the Greek island of Crete. I have never lived there, but I have ...

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