Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Cross town diplomacy ...

Up early for my latest session off cross town diplomacy ...

SWMBO is unwell, so after the school run it was off across town on a very warm morning. Carrying a water bottle as its very humid. Dehydration a problem now as we head head into the summer heat. Let alone that reflecting off the cobblestone streets.

It's still amazing me even to this day how much bureaucracy, is involved in getting a five digit number. Six trips to one office, three to another, and four more to yorgos for photocopying.

I have here a five digit number ...
Much to my surprise, I was successful in my objective. (It has taken over a week) Returning clutching a piece of paper, and "declaring peace in our time" in my war against bureaucracy ~ well at least for this week ...

Nice to see summer fruits swelling and ripening. Cherries, greengauges, grapes, quince  and figs. Still some lemons available too if you know where to look ...

Beautiful flowers everywhere now, pink and white oleander in full bloom. Geraniums and Petunias tumbling from baskets and window boxes.

Town is strangely quiet after the weekend invasion, and exodus yesterday. The port busy with arriving ferries, and the Apostolis fuel tanker making a delivery between ferry movements ...

I am a mainland Greek get me out of here ...
Next objective, the next school run and perhaps, a well earned glass of chilled FIX beer ...

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8 comments:

  1. Hope your lovely wife is soon feeling better, such a shame you have to fight with all the bureaucracy to help her. Loving the updates on the blog, counting the weeks till we can see for ourselves again!

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    1. One week to assemble papers, stamps and cross town many times - See you soon ...

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  2. Ian, if you fancy a trip to Achladies, there are a couple of lemon trees just past Filokalia - they were absolutely laden when we were there two weeks ago and are on a piece of what appears to be scrub land :)

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  3. Hope SWMBO is better soon :-(
    enjoy reading the blog every day it keeps us going until our next trip to Skiathos!

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  4. Hope SWMBO is better soon :-(
    enjoy reading the blog every day it keeps us going until our next trip to Skiathos!

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    1. Need to win the lottery first haha :-)

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