Zante Messageboard

Zante Messageboard => Zante Messageboard => Topic started by: Al on January 10, 2020, 08:47:10 pm

Title: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: Al on January 10, 2020, 08:47:10 pm
OK so this is not specifically Zak but thought people may be interested in as it covers Greece in general.

A new series on ITV and the fist episode of six  covers Crete which I just watched and an island I visited many moons ago before discovering Zakynthos.
Not sure exactly what all the  rest will cover  but really takes the mind off this rather damp weather and gives something to look forward to in the summer.

 *If I had read further down the write up I would have known ::)


https://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week2/greek-islands-julia-bradbury


Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: Mike on January 10, 2020, 09:49:53 pm
OK so this is not specifically Zak but thought people may be interested in as it covers Greece in general.

A new series on ITV and the fist episode of six  covers Crete which I just watched and an island I visited many moons ago before discovering Zakynthos.
Not sure exactly what all the  rest will cover  but really takes the mind off this rather damp weather and gives something to look forward to in the summer.


https://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week2/greek-islands-julia-bradbury


If Julia Bradbury was making a programme about my house I'd sit in the garden....even if it was raining. Last time I watched anything on ITV was when my hand slipped on the remote twelve or so years ago, so I'll pass thanks Al. For those who enjoy; medical help is available even under the Tories (but you may need to wait six months).
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: sophia on January 13, 2020, 04:47:06 pm
Watched this programme and quite enjoyed it .I didn't realise Julia is half Greek. It showed an amazing filo pastry maker and I would watch it just to see this very proud baker making the most delicate of pastry. I'll never eat filo pastry without a memory of him. Also liked seeing parts of Crete, including Rethymnon. :)
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: Mike on January 13, 2020, 05:32:10 pm
Watched this programme and quite enjoyed it .I didn't realise Julia is half Greek. It showed an amazing filo pastry maker and I would watch it just to see this very proud baker making the most delicate of pastry. I'll never eat filo pastry without a memory of him. Also liked seeing parts of Crete, including Rethymnon. :)

I did one of those DNA tester things last year and discovered I'm 45% Scandinavian (and only 18% English).
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: sophia on January 15, 2020, 01:24:35 pm
Interesting....I, too, am half Greek, like Julia. My dad was born in Pireaus, Athens and he met my Mum ( her dad was Swedish and mother English ) as he was in the Greek navy and the ship docked in Cardiff where she was living. She tells me he could only say "Yes" and "No" in Englishwhen they met, so how they managed to communicate I will never know.
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: Mike on January 16, 2020, 02:11:05 pm
Interesting....I, too, am half Greek, like Julia. My dad was born in Pireaus, Athens and he met my Mum ( her dad was Swedish and mother English ) as he was in the Greek navy and the ship docked in Cardiff where she was living. She tells me he could only say "Yes" and "No" in Englishwhen they met, so how they managed to communicate I will never know.

Probably in a way offspring don't like to think of their parents communicating in ;D. Every generation thinks they invented sex ;).
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: sophia on January 17, 2020, 08:45:38 am
 ;D ;D ;D Yes probably.
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: tony welsh on January 17, 2020, 09:13:58 pm
Corfu tonight that weíve just watched and again as last weekís episode it was generally very disappointing. Not enough content, nothing on the tourist resorts at all. I know itís hard to squeeze a lot into a 30 minute slot but tonightís episode was in a word ď crapĒ !!!!
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: mari on January 17, 2020, 10:01:22 pm
Corfu tonight that weíve just watched and again as last weekís episode it was generally very disappointing. Not enough content, nothing on the tourist resorts at all. I know itís hard to squeeze a lot into a 30 minute slot but tonightís episode was in a word ď crapĒ !!!!

Didn't really cover much of Crete but nice to see spinalonga where I've been and those filo pastries al - nom nom how clever was her chucking it like a dome  :)
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: mari on January 17, 2020, 10:04:52 pm
Interesting....I, too, am half Greek, like Julia. My dad was born in Pireaus, Athens and he met my Mum ( her dad was Swedish and mother English ) as he was in the Greek navy and the ship docked in Cardiff where she was living. She tells me he could only say "Yes" and "No" in Englishwhen they met, so how they managed to communicate I will never know.

Wow half Greek can you cook like a Greek though ??
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: sophia on January 18, 2020, 01:05:19 pm
Hi Mari, yes I can cook tasty Greek food. My Dad, when he was at home took over the cooking so we were brought up to prepare, cook and eat whatever was put in front of us Our traditional Sunday dinner , for example, was spaghetti cooked in the oven with lamb cooked separately and a Greek salad ( no pudding or dessert ). There was not much opportunity back then to buy the necessary ingredients ( not like today ) so we always went to this little old fashioned shop near the docks where they would sell all manner of ingredients in hessian sacks, weighed out and placed ever so carefully in brown paper bags. Also my Grandmother would send delicacies over, like dried octopus. Needless to say, I avoided inviting friends over when these packages arrived. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: Al on January 19, 2020, 02:24:34 pm
Corfu tonight that weíve just watched and again as last weekís episode it was generally very disappointing. Not enough content, nothing on the tourist resorts at all. I know itís hard to squeeze a lot into a 30 minute slot but tonightís episode was in a word ď crapĒ !!!!

Well have got to agree, an awful lot of of uninteresting subject content  and valuable time to show off the island lost. Just re-watched it on the very irritating ITV hub with the adverts you cannot get away from and if you try to, another tab opens. Just to remind me in case i missed anything whilst blinking. Unfortunately I didn't.

Will keep watching the series "just in case" it improves :-X
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: tony welsh on January 24, 2020, 05:13:18 pm
Santorini tonight, hope itís better than the 1st two very poor episodes !!!
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: sophia on January 25, 2020, 12:03:24 pm
Julia's trip to Santorini was enjoyable as she also explored the quieter parts of the island and travelled over to "baby" Santorini, Therissia I think it was called which is really the complete opposite of Santorini in that it was peaceful, quaint and untouched by tourism...so far. Some terrific views of the sunrises and sunsets there and interesting to see the harvesting of the island's fava beans.
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: Al on January 26, 2020, 09:05:58 am
Forgot it was on Friday so have just watched it on itv hub.

Santorini is an island I have always wanted to visit but not yet got round to, but must do soon, along with Skiathos.  I will have to save up a bit if I want to stay on the caldera side of the island to get the best views. Better than the first 2 episodes and showed some of the walking and getting away from the tourists ( not that i'm one of course)and finding the older original side of Greece and the less frequented parts. Will have to give the fava bean paste a try ( not really noticed it in Zakynthos).
The island of Thirasia looks interesting just peace and tranquility and getting away from everything and just able to walk as only one very makeshift taxi to get about.
Also found that the scheme to get local fishermen to remove the plastic waste from the sea around the island when they bring it up in their nets and not just chuck it back was a really positive step.

Think I will even watch this again. ;)
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: sophia on January 27, 2020, 09:35:35 am
Yes, forgot to mention the very innovative fishermen and the recycling of plastic from the ocean bed...one of them said a plastic bottle he picked up was a different colour and had the date faintly 1987 which brings home how our oceans and other natural areas are being destroyed by the overwhelming amount of plastic. It is soul destroying and even though every one of us attempts to do our bit it is a mammoth task.
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: tony welsh on February 04, 2020, 10:47:14 pm
Iíve just read on other social media that thereís a new series starting about people that have relocated to Greece. This new series begins next Tuesday night (11th) on Channel 5 at 10p.m. with the 1st episode featuring Crete. I hope itís better than this one being discussed in this thread  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: mari on February 06, 2020, 09:57:09 pm
Iíve just read on other social media that thereís a new series starting about people that have relocated to Greece. This new series begins next Tuesday night (11th) on Channel 5 at 10p.m. with the 1st episode featuring Crete. I hope itís better than this one being discussed in this thread  ;D ;D ;D ;D

We'll be real it's channel 5
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: Al on February 09, 2020, 10:10:41 am
Iíve just read on other social media that thereís a new series starting about people that have relocated to Greece. This new series begins next Tuesday night (11th) on Channel 5 at 10p.m. with the 1st episode featuring Crete. I hope itís better than this one being discussed in this thread  ;D ;D ;D ;D

That will be this one:- https://www.channel5.com/show/my-new-greek-life/

A little too late for me as past my bedtime, as my alarm goes off at 04.30 for work , will have a look at it on catchup etc. ::)

Best thing about Julia's series is that it had made me more determined to visit other islands, so far I have not really had the time ( or the holiday budget), unless I cut one of my weeks on Zakynthos, which  strange as it is, makes me feel guilty and regretful if I do.  :-\

However the time is fast approaching when I will have a little more time, so must get the visits done whilst I can, there are an awful lot of islands.
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: mari on February 09, 2020, 02:13:56 pm
Iíve just read on other social media that thereís a new series starting about people that have relocated to Greece. This new series begins next Tuesday night (11th) on Channel 5 at 10p.m. with the 1st episode featuring Crete. I hope itís better than this one being discussed in this thread  ;D ;D ;D ;D

That will be this one:- https://www.channel5.com/show/my-new-greek-life/

A little too late for me as past my bedtime, as my alarm goes off at 04.30 for work , will have a look at it on catchup etc. ::)

Best thing about Julia's series is that it had made me more determined to visit other islands, so far I have not really had the time ( or the holiday budget), unless I cut one of my weeks on Zakynthos, which  strange as it is, makes me feel guilty and regretful if I do.  :-\

However the time is fast approaching when I will have a little more time, so must get the visits done whilst I can, there are an awful lot of islands.

Al I feel your pain if I'm on day shifts I'm up at 5  :'(

Yes we agree as much as we live Zante we are trying other places too. Went to Gouves last year in Crete aswell as Zante. Nice to go to places not been before even though heart belongs in Zante.

Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: mari on February 19, 2020, 11:12:35 pm
Iíve just read on other social media that thereís a new series starting about people that have relocated to Greece. This new series begins next Tuesday night (11th) on Channel 5 at 10p.m. with the 1st episode featuring Crete. I hope itís better than this one being discussed in this thread  ;D ;D ;D ;D

It's rubbish
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: tony welsh on February 19, 2020, 11:35:55 pm
Iíve just read on other social media that thereís a new series starting about people that have relocated to Greece. This new series begins next Tuesday night (11th) on Channel 5 at 10p.m. with the 1st episode featuring Crete. I hope itís better than this one being discussed in this thread  ;D ;D ;D ;D

It's rubbish
Yep must agree, very poor indeed.
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: zantefunbex on February 23, 2020, 04:49:28 pm
Was a bit disappointed with the series, as much as its lovely to see the unspoiled areas of the islands she didn't give much information on the other parts where people are more likely to be staying. The episodes weren't very long either.
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: Mike on February 24, 2020, 12:51:44 pm
Was a bit disappointed with the series, as much as its lovely to see the unspoiled areas of the islands she didn't give much information on the other parts where people are more likely to be staying. The episodes weren't very long either.

Wasn't that the whole point of the series though, to show real Greece and not "tourist traps"? Not that I saw any of it.
Title: Re: The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury
Post by: zantefunbex on February 24, 2020, 04:39:14 pm
it was more about she liked to see and do while on hoilday

Was a bit disappointed with the series, as much as its lovely to see the unspoiled areas of the islands she didn't give much information on the other parts where people are more likely to be staying. The episodes weren't very long either.

Wasn't that the whole point of the series though, to show real Greece and not "tourist traps"? Not that I saw any of it.