Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Its been a day of two halves ...

This morning dawned ominously ...

An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale occurred at five in the morning 24 km north east of Alonissos. It was an early morning alarm call from Mother nature. Its one way to get you out of bed and ready for work ...

The skies were very dark over the hills and to the north, as I went out on the school run. Half an hour later the streets were awash with a torrential downpour. One that sent a river through Troulos. One best negotiated by Kayak rather than a car ...

The rain continued intermitemtly as showers or heavier bursts all morning. Had it been a cricket match there would be no play before lunch. That turned out to be the case. Later I said an inspection at 15:30, which turned out to be a wise one, as the first shafts of sunlight appeared then to follow the drying wind ...

Back into town with SWMBO to collect junior, and swiftly out of the door to rendezvous with some friends from the UK. After some FB tag we eventually met up for tea on the paralia in the afternoon sun ...

Well a nescafe and a quick 'post cream cake chat' about life the universe and everything else. Sadly I had to flee the meeting to return to work. However friends of the blog, Jules and Lena made sure that I did not leave empty handed ...

So led astray for a while by Jules and Lena, with Extra strong cheddar, and a Lloyd Grossman sauce.
Lovely to meet you ladies, and thank you for the kind words, laughter and supplies ...

This evening I watched the swallows form up, and roost on electricity cables only to be scared off by a bird of prey. Returning home later scented with lemon oil, after my latest lemon scrumping expedition.



The trouble is I do not know whether to peel them, or pull out the pin and throw them, they are huge ...

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