One thing I love about living in the country is the lovely local produce available.
Typical Greek hospitality means that if someone has something to offer you from their own garden or shop or business, they absolutely will. Especially if you have young children.
"Please take this...it's for the kids."
We've been here less than two months but we have already been on the receiving end of such gifts. On one side of our house there is a gentleman who has 6 chickens. The kids were looking at them over the verandah one day when he was tending to them and we got to chatting about moving here. He told us that he keeps chickens for eggs for his three grandchildren and also raises about 3 sheep a year for meat for them, "because you don't know what you are buying from the shops these days", a valid point. He then proceeded to give us the eggs laid that day. Five beautiful large eggs. You can't get much fresher than that! My son absolutely loves eggs and promptly ate one for his supper.
Then the other day the owner of our house came by. With a crate of beautiful organic lettuces. So tender and delicious. "You can give these to your children without fear."
I love it. It's not that you don't get this in the city but not many have the ability to give you freshly grown things in town.
I guess you could say we are enjoying ourselves since we moved here. There are of course some things which take getting used to. I'll write more about that soon!