the lavender way

lavender linx

use the linx above to: take you to our facebook page; see photos of the farm and the farming; view a video of our operation, peruse press coverage and read testimonials from satisfied customers.

"Living at an angle to the concensus."

Papalazarou

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Once upon a time two English IT professionals, unhappy with a surfeit of money and a paucity of satisfaction, gave up all that they had known and moved to Crete.

Expecting nothing save space to think out what it was that they wanted to do with the rest of their lives they settled down to live a rural life in a house built in an old wine garden and olive grove in a beautiful valley in the middle of nowhere.

As their first summer came to an end and winter pressed them indoors circumstances began to force their hands. Months had passed and they were no nearer knowing what this new life would hold for them - or so they thought.

Little did they know that before this long wet winter was through they would both have new occupations that would have no relationship to what they had done before.

Ten years on and much wiser they now run the only organic lavender farm in Crete. They still caretake the olive grove and she is now a farmer and he a peasant worker.

And yet, despite the trials and the hard work, the blisters and the dirt under the formerly perfectly manicured fingernails, they are happier now than ever before.

They are living out their own happily ever after and you can join them in spirit here on the web.

NEWS UPDATE

In June 2012 the respected travel writer *Heidi Fuller-Love* wrote and published an article in International Living about us and the farm. You can read it in full *here*.