Thursday, 20 February 2014

Tsiknopempti - Charred Thursday ...

Brisk walk this morning down club strip - Twice ...

Building up an appetite for some meat today - Tsiknopempti - Charred Thursday. Tradition has it the air should be scented with the waft of barbequed meat today.

Much cooler than of late, in fact the clouds were hanging very low, on the hills earlier. The bakery in Papadamatis street nice and warm, both bakers were in the front loading the shelves, with warm bread.

The bakers both have the white complexions, and tired eyes of men who work through the night. Either that or years of working with flour, and its permeating through the pores of their skin ...

After the school run, I went for a walk down club strip. Some of the clubs looking weather worn, and flowers, and weeds are popping through storm damaged decking. Plenty of fat cats, roaming around down there too.




The water is grey and silvery and looks cold, like the air above it. The sun is breaking through and burning off the misty skies, and sea fret.


Vasilis the taxi driver gives a wave as he passes, his brother Kostas too. Kalypso is bobbing up and down gently on its moorings, next to it, a fishing boat. The owner repairing the nets ...


Lots of posters for parties, starting today. It is Tsiknopmpti, so lets start with a barbeque, ending with an after the barbeque party. Well - I did say its the party season ...




Scouts party
 





Not forgetting the children, of course. After all their first party, of the season is on Sunday afternoon ...


                                       






Looks like it is turning into a barbecue type of a day too ...


I was walking along when I bumped into my friend, Stamatis. We discuss the way of the world, he knows a few things, we share a few experiences.


He wanted to tell you this ...
'Come to see us on Skiathos, and enjoy life - Why wait for summer' ...

However over coffee with Stamatis and Dimitris the fisherman. It started to seem like summer was about to catch up with us too ...



One thing led to another - Oops is that the time, I can hear music, sorry must party ...

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