Book: Chasing Dreams in Lefkas by Diane Griffithcategories: Book, Greek Island, True Story, Escapist, Armchair Traveler, Humorous, Inspiring, VW Camper, Journey Into Greece, Travel Adventure
Diane Griffithabout this book: It was 1991 and unemployment had never been higher in the UK. My husband Tony had a managerial position and life was good for us. Then suddenly he was made redundant and our life changed dramatically.
Tony was falling into a deep depression as he reached his 50th birthday and applications for jobs were ever answered.
I thought of an idea after hearing that a little boy who was autistic spoke for the first time after watching a video I had sent his family of a holiday in Lefkas where we had been the previous year. So, we decided to put it into practice....
We sold our Mercedes car and bought an 18 year-old VW Camper van, packed it with video equipment and set off from our drive in Cheshire, UK to the island of Lefkas.
We had flown there in 4 hours the previous year, this time it took 4 days... But what a feeling to drive past the airport.
There we made videos of the island featuring special moments for people since in 1992 holiday videos were very popular. We put them to music and caused a sensation in the sleepy little village of Agios Nikitas which was our eventual destination because we had made friends with so many people there.
The children of the village brought so much attention to our video by singing along the popular Greek songs as we showed it from a portable TV placed on the sink from our camper van. We were delighted to know that my idea had worked when we sold s many copies of the video to tourists and locals. Something exciting had happened in the village! We were almost celebrities!
We toured the island trying our luck at different locations, like cosmopolitan Nidri, and Vasiliki, with various experiences. . . Some frustrating, some humorous, some disasterous, but all very memorable. This is what I wanted to share. So I wrote 'Chasing Dreams In Lefkas' when we returned while the memories were fresh in my mind. I wrote it without the aid of modern technology so I apologize for mistakes. I have corrected the Kindle version but since proceeds go to help ill- treated dogs find kind homes, and feral cats get fed and neutered I could not afford to have the hard copy corrected. I have since made an e-book showing how I have used the proceeds called, 'Nobody's Pets In Cyprus.'
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