Friday, 15 March 2013

A lazy Friday ...


A school run under dark grey clouds and a stiff breeze ...

Junior was not too sure about dressing up in fancy dress for school, let alone for a party. But on the way to school, It became much more fun - More and more children in costumes, for their masquerade party. Dad then said we are going to do it all again tomorrow - You see its Carnival time here on Skiathos ...


Friday 11am

After a quick sprint across town, to the chainsaw shop, the mighty chainsaw was passed fit for service. The chain sharpened, and some care advice issued for the forthcoming year. Back to wake up the residents with some recycling of timber, destined for the mighty woodburner.

Its amazing how much sweat the human body expels, when using a chainsaw. Who needs a gym membership when you have a work out with one of these machines.

Then the 'soba' chimney cleaned of soot, and reinstalled ready for action.

Friday 1pm

All that fun left me exhausted, its not the manual labour, its the 'Skiathos bronchial hack' that is affecting many of us. My chest is as tight as a barrel organ, and I am wheezing like a 60 cigarettes a day smoker - Which I am not.

I have a cough that vibrates through me - like the recent tremors through the house. However I have to remain fit for my duties at the kids party tomorrow. Junior's dress rehearsal at the school went well today. All the children in fancy dress and some great costumes and smiling parents ...

This afternoons nap may contain a dream about Benylin, a fountain of it here on the island for those in need

Later ...

Lit the woodburner and it was roaring away, passers by in the street were less than impressed. Swirling winds tonight sending the smokescreen down into the street. Mind you it may be a good idea, one neighbour speeds past my door on his motorbike, far too fast for the street - sooner or later will connect with someone else on a bike - or someone in the street. Tonight's smokecreen may slow him down a bit ...

1 comment:

  1. Fire in, Merlot open, better than Benylin.

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