Friday, 3 January 2014

καλημέρα ...

Good morning from Skiathos ...

Where its officially the 'third most greyest' start to the day of the year so far. Today there is even a fine mist of raindrops in the air - However signs of distant promise in the sky ...

A trip to the bakery for bread, and most people looking towards the skies and shaking heads, with an utterance of 'Vrohi', the Greek word for rain. Strange as for the last few days, there has hardly been a breath of a breeze to blow the murk away.

The mighty woodburner has been cleaned and made ready for its next adventure. What to do next. Ideally get out with Junior, for a while. But that is proving harder to do than anything, as a certain present from Santa Claus has to be guarded at all times. Even the parents are not allowed to be left alone with it ...

Last night I enjoyed the film A Good Year, based on the book by Peter Mayle. I always enjoyed his books. Clearly I have lost touch, as well as some of the books over the years. He now has ten novels to his name ...

Better get on with mine ...

For those who are travel minded, Easyjet has a sale on. The booking period is 1st February - 9th July. The sale ends at Midnight on Tuesday. Details here ...

13:14pm - A miracle - The skies are brightening, the sun is up there trying to break through ...

14:35pm First sun of 2014 ...


16:32pm Blue skies at last ...


Late news just in, if you want to stay in a Greek Hospital this year - It will now cost €25 on entry. Lets hope the patients are fit enough to pay, when they arrive. Ambulance cases will stop at the TAMEO on the way to casualty ...

9 comments:

  1. Following on from your Apollo 8 quote yesterday Pink Floyd said "There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark". I think the moon has arrived here and Skiathos.

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    1. We have had a glimmer of light from above, but its retreated back into the murk - Get down to the chemists, stock up with vitamin D quick ...

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  2. 'A good year' sounds like my type of film. ..just about to watch it now with some tea and toast - no scones with cream and jam to tempt me! :-)

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    1. Hope you enjoy the film, as much as I did ...

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    2. Provence, Sunshine, Happy ending, loved it :-)

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    3. Perfect - Just like a chilled glass of rose, on a warm summer day in the Luberon ...

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  3. Come on Ian: in my vocabulary 'third most greyest of the year' equals 'brightest of the year'.

    Go see some more films with 'good' on the title (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, perhaps), enjoy something home-baked, a Tsipouro and brighten up.

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    1. Good you understand the post, hope the photos helped ...

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    2. Ha ha love your blog, it certainly cheers me up xxx

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