Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Καλημέρα, και καλό μήνα ...

Good Morning, and Good Month to our Greek friends ...

... and all those who read the blog, from across the world.

Happy August, the quintessential month of Greek summer!

August is the 'nose to tail' month ...

A queue of Jimnys snaking its way down the island as everyone is stuck behind Bert and Doris trundling their way west on a quad. Doris pointing left and right at her favourite landmarks, confusing those behind who think they are indicating. Bert twitching left and right as he takes a look at where back seat Doris is pointing to.

Like a very slow formula one car trying to keep the tyres warm, behind the safety car with screaming transmission.

Only grinding to a halt when they catch up with the bus, but dont dare overtake ...

We say 'Crazy August' has arrived, the month of heat and short tempers is finally upon us. As the heat rises both at home and on the island, you can tell the ones, who have had their Skiathos fix for the year, and those that have not.

The arguments about the price of sunbeds, and that they are being used, and those that say they are not (who were on the island in May). Where to get your kit off, where not to get your kit off,

Where to lay your towel and save €8 (Skopelos probably is the nearest option)  The prices, here there and everywhere. Taxis and buses the price of car hire and where to find a deserted beach (Alonissos next nearest option) in August ...

Is it any wonder half the island friends are in Parga, and the Ionian ?

Its the last few weeks to fill the bank account, for the long winter ahead. So don't expect any island bargains until the sales start in another month.

Someone asked where to play bingo, and they found it - Yes you can do so on the island if you wish to. Best of all someone wants to see Mamma Mia 2, not Mamma Mia here we go again.

Mamma Mia 1 (2008) = Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia 2 (2018) = Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Oh dear ...

One island friend even got told off this week, for trying too hard, hows that for putting down someone giving excellent customer service?

You can tell who has been drinking the island water, rather than swimming in it

Only eight weeks left ...

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Superyacht Illusion V is moored on the old port tonight

This is a 58-foot yacht with a maximum speed of 15 knots. It has 6 cabins and can accommodate 12 people. Its construction was completed in 2014 by Benetti.

You too can hire the vessel, a snip at just €350.000 a week - €20 for a sunbed - I will have five and the watermelon spritzer ...

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