Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Thomson Tuesday ...

Dawns on us once again ...

Its the 'other' day of the Thomson flights from the UK. In other words a changeover day. This afternoons flights will bring more pale skins to this very warm sticky island. Tonight more people with sideways eyes trying not to look interested ...

A time of farewells as friends depart for home after their summer holidays. My 'surprise' visitors heading home admitting that a week was not enough. My liver saying 'that's quite enough thank you', after three Late night / Early morning bombardments, and a gallop up to Kastro in seven days :)

Actually it was quite fun, even Syraino's pleaded for us to leave this morning (Just a few hours ago, when you think about it) Hope Jimmy and Karine have fun packing for their 'silly o'clock' luggage transfer.

On the way home last night, I passed the war memorial and its newly laid wreath, dedicated to 'those who died at the hands of the Nazis - 23rd August 1944' ...


I have been out for a brisk walk along the harbour, well as brisk as you can, with a creaking back, and carrying out plastic water bottles to the overflowing 'Green Fox recycling bins. What a great initiative from locals, to keep the island dump free of waste plastic, and recycle the cans and bottles on the mainland.

A great shame our tourist friends like to use the recycling bins, for all kinds of waste. It cannot be a pleasant job collecting, and emptying some of the containers at times.

I returned with a €2 coin that fell from my pocket last night. Note to my 'mountain top' reader, the search for the 'sacred coin' continues. The grey light of early morning, revealing its hiding place. In addition the leaning tower of kindling was topped up again, but not topped out. The day for that ceremony draws ever nearer.

Tonight its the annual benefit concert for the 'Dogs and Cats of Skiathos', at the Bourtzi theatre. Good luck to all those participating. Hope plenty of funds are raised, from those attending, for a good cause ...



4 comments:

  1. I don't know were you get your energy from ! , It must be a hard life leading the innocent unsuspecting tourist astray.keep up the good work ;)

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    1. Feeling a bit yesterday, fell asleep under a pine tree on Koukounaries ...

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  2. I think it is great that you comment on things, past and present.

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    1. I do my best 'teach' hope you appreciate the 'homework' ...

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