Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Just when you thought it was safe to go out ...

There is a nation wide civil defence exercise, taking place this morning ...

The warning sirens will go off in tests throughout Greece, as part of the nationwide civil defence exercise “Parmenion”, the Greek Police said on Monday.

At 11:00 am on Tuesday morning, the sirens will sound intermittently, and at differing sound levels for 60 seconds, until 11:05 am, when an uninterrupted siren will sound for another 60 seconds. 

Shortly after this the port police will resume normal duties, with the whistle, and issuing parking tickets along the port, before the ferry arrives ...

Source: Keep Talking Greece - via athensnewsagency

The main reason they sounded the sirens today ...

Had a special meeting today, to celebrate a big birthday. In celebration of this occasion, I baked my learned friend a cake.


In addition, its very difficult to find a present, for the man that has everything. So after thinking carefully about it, I found him the perfect book ...

Tool Porn ...
I did detect a slight hint of disappointment when the present was unwrapped. But after at least 10 reminders, and lots of thought about the special day - I know it will bring hours of fun, for those long winter evenings by the fire planning future projects ...

You are only 56 once ...


Or are you ?

So with thoughts of winter coughs, and sneezes (Having just had my Flu Jab) I dispensed the Birthday boy, a take away. The famous Elixir of Skiathos - The Skiathos Cough medicine - For Winter use only ...


... and only in cases of extreme emergency!

Xronia Polla !

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4 comments:

  1. Hmm. I kept my 56 for the subsequent 65. I've still got it somewhere and now I'm wondering if it will turn to make 95? Indeed, will I make 95?

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    1. I would put money on it, especially if you keep taking Vera on holiday ...

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  2. Please wish your learned friend a very Happy Birthday from me too.
    I'm not sure I would be able to raise a smile with a ScrewFix catalogue for a present but then I don't live on a small island in the Aegean :)

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    1. Its glossy print, so he cant burn it, and will have to read it. I will be testing him on it, in due course.
      Seems they have a hole in their market. They do not sell an Olive branch comb or the nets ...

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