Monday, 1 December 2014

Kalo Mina - Δεκέμβριος ...

Kαλό μήνα σε όλους - Good Month - December ...

Its the first day of Advent, and the last month of the year, just 25 days until Christmas, and 31 more until the quietest day of the year - New years eve, bar the shotguns at midnight. Yes it's December - the official month of acceptable daytime drinking. (Yes I meant coffee) ...

Well it's the season to be jolly. Some signs of seasonal cheer around the town starting to appear. Some nice window displays as one or two shop owners make an extra effort.


Christmas trees in quite a few of the house windows. Still too early for me though, but there is not a lot else to look forward too, before the exodus to the mainland - or further afield begins for the holidays in a few weeks time ...

The island hopper flight to Athens on the 14th is full, hope it fares better than yesterday evenings which was cancelled, unable to land it returned to Athens ...

We have not made any plans for Christmas, We are still in limbo whilst SWMBO awaits her test results. She did venture out yesterday afternoon for a short while, to meet a friend for coffee.

Last week the annual walnut delivery arrived at Carrefour, and were once again flying off the shelves. Ours being swiftly consumed by Junior shortly after we bought them on Saturday, Who loves them with a passion.

The Christmas decoration supplies (or whats left over from last year) have also appeared, with the seasonal sweets, including my favourites, the Greek Christmas Cookies (Kourambiedes) - Resistance is futile ...

The social event of the month once again is the annual Christmas Bazaar, organised by the International Women's Club. This should take place on Sunday 14th December (Date TBC) at the High school. The ladies are probably working very hard to make the arrangements, I did see them out and about in PapaD on Saturday.

A glass of mulled wine, souvelakia, and seasonal fare on what we hope once again, will be a sunny day. That's after the next batch of bad weather, heading our way, later this week.

I wonder if the blue daleks, our famous Christmas trees will re-appear, They seem to be in shorter supply each year. Perhaps the mother ship is beaming them up, rather like the christmas music that used to be piped down PapaD. The illuminated galleons, and dolphins will probably be back though.

This weekend has been milder, sunny on Saturday and grey with some brighter moments on Sunday after the early morning rain.

Its mild and still grey overhead, leaving the streets feeling damp again this morning ...

Late News: The delayed flight from Athens arrived just after lunch. Bargain hunters in Athens would have picked the flight up this morning at a €30 discount. It seems the 'Xronia Polla' sign has been hauled up into position, over the ferry office, at the bottom of PapaD.

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