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One of the best things I have experienced on the Greek Island of Lesvos is community living. Living in London was great and although I was connected with my really special friends I hadn’t felt the strong connection that comes with living in a close knit community. There is a special feeling you get, a safe feeling, a feeling of belonging. On Sunday December 15 I will be appearing at 8.40 on channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise and will be sharing my experiences of living in a community with Monique Wright and Andrew O’Keefe. Take a look.

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Greeted by a village friend and home made cheese by our neighbour Ralitza from my book MY GREEK ISLAND HOME by CLAIRE LLOYD published by PENGUIN LANTERN

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Wandering around the village from my book MY GREEK ISLAND HOME by CLAIRE LLOYD published by PENGUIN LANTERN

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There is always something to chat about in the platia from my book MY GREEK ISLAND HOME by CLAIRE LLOYD published by PENGUIN LANTERN

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Cafe society from my book published by MY GREEK ISLAND HOME by published by PENGUIN LANTERN

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Stratos always has a friendly smile and an interesting tale to tell from my book MY GREEK ISLAND HOME by CLAIRE LLOYD published by PENGUIN LANTERN

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The beautiful faces from my book MY GREEK ISLAND HOME by CLAIRE LLOYD published by PENGUIN LANTERN

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IMG_4403Sweetie and I have been on Australian TV! Sadly Sweetie couldn’t make it in person but she was certianly mentioned. Here is the link to Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise. Thank you Samantha and Larry for having me on the show. This weekend I am being interviewed live by Michael McDermott for The Well Informed Traveller . My interview will go out at 7pm Friday night New York time, so take a listen. Also the lovely Laura McWhinnie has posted My Greek Island Home on her fab site This Island Life. Thanks Laura! Matthew Usmar Lauder took this photo of Sweetie and I, thanks x.

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Good news for all those who have been asking where they can purchase my latest book, ‘My Greek Island Home’. It is now available on pre order from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Greek-Island-Home-Claire-Lloyd/dp/1921382589/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362833571&sr=8-1&keywords=my+greek+island+home and http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greek-Island-Home-Claire-Lloyd/dp/1921382589/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362835578&sr=1-1 This book is a very personal account of living in a village, on a Greek Island.It’s about the importance of community and the generosity of people. It’s about leaving behind a city life and finding joy in a simple life, surrounded by nature, animals and warm local people. There are stories of daily experiences and also a few of my new friends recipes. It has been the most wonderful experience documenting life here and I hope all those who have the chance to read it thoroughly enjoy it.

IMG_2968I am so excited I am in the Yatzer top 50 articles for 2012. http://www.yatzer.com/most-popular-articles-2012-yatzer  I have come in at number 25 with My Greek Island Home , wow. I love Yatzer a great online destination for all things creative, art, photography, architecture and design. Thanks Yatzer and all of you who have enjoyed the article. You can order the book from  http://www.booktopia.com.au/my-greek-island-home-claire-lloyd/prod9781921382581.html or http://clairelloyd.com/shop/my-greek-island-home/

One of my lovely friends gave my book, MY GREEK ISLAND HOME to her mum as a gift http://www.penguin.com.au/lantern/life-style/books/my-greek-island-home http://www.yatzer.com/my-greek-island-home-claire-lloyd  Her mum, Joan sent me the most touching card the words meant a lot to me so I will share them in this post.

Claire, Your book has come into my life and it has brought me warmth, peace and wonder, but most of all reality. The eye and mind rests – one feels transported through the photographs. The more one looks the more you want to stay with each shot – it makes you feel good. the script top class, you’ve got style – fantastic. I can hear your heart- beat. Congrats Therese’s Mum – love Joan.

Thank you Joan for such appreciation.

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My friend and neighbour, Ralitza has been making soap in her garden. I made my way over yesterday to photograph her cutting it into healthy looking chunks and yes it will find it’s way into My Greek Island Home. It is now drying in the sunshine.