Friday, 11 April 2014

Its Boomerang Friday ...

The crazy season has started ...

Last night Lo & La opened for business for summer 2014, tonight its the turn of Ergon, tomorrow the oasis of colour, that is Slip Inn.

Today has been a busy one for the Skiathian. Up before dawn, and in the bakery before 6am. Much merriment as the baker was taken by surprise, and complimented me for beating the loaves out of the oven.

On the way up the hill, around 50 metres before the bakery, the smell of fresh bread was intoxicating. Who can resist the smell of freshly baked bread. The pleasure of taking home a warm loaf, and the butter melting on the steaming dough ...

In Papadamatis street, the fish man took my eye. Mine fell on this John Dory, which was saying 'I am the one' and it was. Its now getting to the start of the big week, and this is a 'religious fish'. The spots said to be where St Peter held the fish.


Baked in the oven, it parts company beautifully from the bones, to deliver lovely fillets of fish, not unlike a Dover Sole ...

A few trips across town, and met some lovely visitors down the port. A quick chat with my friend from Koukounaries, followed by an afternoon paintbrush in hand, and then the school run. Junior, now off for two weeks for the Pasca break.

Tonight, the heavens have opened here in Skiathos, its certainly a wet one this evening - The woodburner on wood mark 5, as the rain tap-dances on the roof. Just as the first of the 'Boomerangers - Pasca club' wing their way up from Athens on the hopper ...

22;00hrs Late Airport news from your roving correspondent:

They still have not fixed the lights in arrivals ...

For those Boomerangers, arriving in the early morning, or late evening, via Athens. Please remember to bring a torch, to enhance your luggage collection experience ...

8 comments:

  1. I trust you have charged your batteries ready for Pasca. enjoy the festivity and the company :)

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    1. Its a tough job, but someone has to do it :) ...

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    2. I am sure you will soldier on ;)

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    3. 3x Boomerangers tonight, 2x more on Sunday - The advance guard are flying in ...

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  2. It would seem that the "spotting" has begun!

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  3. Looking forward to joining the Madness on the 2nd of May, hope to see you around Ian.

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    1. Hi John, It's getting crazy already. Tourists are here, holding hands and blinking in the sunlight :) ...

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