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It’s All Greek to Me! by John Mole

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Island of dreams

Every Thursday I so look forward to Friday when I will be with the family again. On Friday afternoon I think of Arfa strapping little Harry into the child seat, where he spends a lot of his day, awake or asleep. They drive to the school and pick up the other three and supplies of bags of bilious yellow corn curls, called garidakia, and cartons of tepid chocolate milk. They set off for Evia along the National Road, the patched and potholed four-lane, third-world, second-rate highway to Salonica.

After twenty minutes they turn off on a little road that meanders through vineyards and orchards and pine forests across the hills, with views of Evia over the water, and down a steep winding road to the tiny port of Scaly Orifice, or ...

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