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I fluffed things up during a practice run of "To Minóre tis avgís". I let Nikos cop it for a second or two while the maestro got it out of his system, then I 'fessed up.
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I made them what they are! And I only get a tiny mention. Well, it's not good enough. I demand satisfaction. Or some money. Both would be good, but mainly the money.
If Deborah Watkins and Gavin Lavelle had paused for a moment during the official opening of their revamped gallery in Clifden last weekend to ponder the role played by fate in bringing them together, nobody could have blamed them.
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The path to Agía Panagoúla church, Pigadákia, Zakynthos. +Tina Lavelle, +Alexander Lavelle, and +Eoin Lavelle in #zante
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Hey, that whole #AtheistCon  thing was just a phase I was going through, Nige. I've got some leaflets I think you should read, by the way. And videos.
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+Tina Lavelle and I go to this cool café in Zakynthos called '34' for frappés and wifi. #Zante  
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Taso the manager shows the new guy how to hold a tray. Gardelli Resort, Laganas, Zakynthos. #Zante
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+Tina Lavelle beating me at τάβλι, 34 café, Zakynthos #Zante  
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I just used Shazam to discover Guadalupe by The Chieftains.
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On your travels, do you ever get to participate in a 'local' event?

I was lucky enough to get involved in a recreation of a medieval jousting event here in Zante, called the Giostra Di Zante. We could only do this because we're spending a bit more time here than the usual week or two that most tourists manage, and indeed that we usually do. That's because of the time it took to get fitted for clothes, not to mention win the trust of the organisers! #Zakynthos
One day on our previous visit to Zante two years ago we noticed workmen clearing up a large amount of sand on Solomós Square, the main square in Zákynthos town. We went about our business and thoug...
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Sounds fun alright, +Curious to Visit. I guess the hard part in writing about it is not to overdo the whole cliched 'at last, I felt like the locals accepted me' thing that I've seen in some travel writing.
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With +Tina Lavelle and the French gang at Ταβέρνα Αμπελοστράτες, Kilioméno, Zakynthos. #Zante   #Greece  
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A walk in the hills of Marathiá, on the island of Zakynthos, Greece 

I'm in Zakynthos at the moment, writing a book. Yesterday, I went for a walk over the hills with +Tina Lavelle and some new Australian friends we made. The island in the picture is sometimes known as turtle island, for obvious reasons.  #Zante  
After dropping one pair of Aussies off (Alexander and Eoin, at school), we proceeded to the crossroads at Lithakiá to pick up another. Louise, who runs the Zakynthian tradition, food and culture fa...
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+Tina Lavelle at Porto Koukla, reading Το μυστικό του Λεβάντε by +Stefanos Livos, the new novel about Zakynthos set during WWII. #zante  
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"It was a sign of how little people think to explore the mountains of Zakynthos, which is much more famous for its beaches, that this would be the first time any of us had bothered to go there, the highest point on Zante, at 756m. But then, none of us had been here for Protomagiá before."
Mayday in Greece The first of May is known as Protomagiá (Πρωτομαγιά) in Greece. People get the day off work, kids get the day off school, and everyone heads out into the countryside to pick flower...
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Aspiring travel writer, currently in Zakynthos, Greece.
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Will be in Zakynthos for 4 months until the end of July, having spent March in Vienna and Budapest with my family. In Zak, I aim to write a book. I'll probably just end up disappearing down the rabbit hole of porn and Mythos-drinking instead, but that's the plan. Anyway, the travel/writing blog is at http://kouklahouse.com

I also have a language learning website, JayJay Words, at www.jayjaywords.com.
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I can speak (in order of ability) some French, Spanish, Irish, Greek, Chinese, and German.
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Web developer/travel blogger
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C#, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, TypeScript
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  • BCM
    Web developer, 2014 - 2015
    Dreams project for Sunsuper.com.au
  • Allianz
    Web Developer, 2014 - 2014
  • Queensland Health
    Web developer, 2013 - 2014
    Working on the QLD Health website - Hospital Performance - and various intranetesque-y things.
  • Mater Health Services
    Web developer, 2011 - 2013
  • DERM, QLD Govt.
    Web developer, 2011 - 2011
  • Dialog
    Web developer, 2010 - 2011
  • 3 Mobile, Speedwell eCommerce Services, QLD Police Services, Emu Design
    2004 - 2009
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Very friendly on arrival, the women really make you feel welcome. There's free wi-fi: just ask fir the password. It's hard to beat the location, and there's plenty of shops and cafes a short walk away. Beautiful spot!
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The staff here are great, make it worth going the extra few yards past other coffee places!
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