Corfu holiday

Visiting Corfu has been a dream of mine since childhood, as I had read and loved Gerald Durrell’s book My Family and Other Animals. As soon as I arrived I could feel the spell of the island. I loved it instantly. I had taken my copy of the book with me, to read again, and I was inspired to paint some olives into the front…

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I visited some of the famous sites that were mentioned in the book: Kanoni and Mouse island


And we wandered through the beautiful Corfu Town with its fascinating Venetian architecture…

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One of my favourite days was when a group of us hired a little boat and went up the coast and found some magical little rocky coves, where we swam in the sparkling turquoise sea. It was truly a dream.


We moored our boat by a little taverna and enjoyed an icecream by the water.


I loved this white church on a tiny spit of land out in a bay. There was a wedding taking place when we sailed past, and I drew it from several angles.

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I stayed in the adorable Hotel Nefeli, and lounged by the pool with friends several afternoons. It looked like a movie set!


I also sketched the incredible view from my balcony, at several different times of the day.


I had thought that maybe this would be my only trip to Corfu, but I loved it so much, I can’t wait to visit again…