We woke late again. Last night we went into town to see the traditional Greek dancing. Very pleasant, although the music is difficult - one man was playing a sheep with an IN pipe at one end and an OUT pipe at the other, so you can imagine how we got on. The Greek lady sitting beside me was enthusiastically singing all the words.
So Sunday dawned for us at 7am. Panic cuppas and off we went. Another very gloomy start to the day, but whilst yesterday we had 17 spots of rain, nothing crept up on us.
We‘ve had a day off today, so after getting back from the morning swim, we settled for a little rest, breakfast then slowly out to the pool. A complete shutdown day and after the clouds cleared, another day of blue sky and hot sunshine - at one time when I asked, the thermometer barman (son, Nikos) said it’s 32 degrees.
Evening meal at Ratatouille. Tsatsiki, chicken souvlaki, chicken a la crime, large water, bottle of Amstel, 32 Euros, including a free ending of something soaked in honey.
Tomorrow we shall be branching out into the unknown for food, giving Sunrise another try - we gave up on them last year when they changed the chef, but this year we’ve been told the old one is back again.
So glad the skittering fishes made an appearance for you, jury still out as to wether the airport has improved, I think, stand to be corrected, that flights from Russia, Scandinavian and Israel have increased this year, so new facilities plus extra traffic equals back to square one
Glad to hear you’re once again installed in Troulos. Shocked to hear that you didn’t actually try on your holiday trousers & discover the fault 😂 Bet you really enjoyed the retail therapy though 😉 Wishing you a Happy Monday
make my husband try on holiday stuff, not an easy thing to persuade. hes usually lost weight and things too big, not fair i usually find 2 days to go shorts wont fit.so nice to get reports again, we are off to norfolk today for a few days, hopefully a few days of clean north sea air might blow aways remains of very bad cold/cough we have had.
We are still not into full gear yet, so another late start to the beach, didn’t get there until gone 8am. Partly the fault of a couple we greeted briefly as we left Villa Maria, who then turned up walking the other way on the path past Beltsios. Having covered two sides of a triangle against our one side, we had to chat to find out how they managed it. We didn’t find out, but enjoyed a happy chat even so!
The sea was smoother than the two previous days and the sun was glaring from a completely clear blue sky. Gently swimming up and down the shore, we decided to do an extra two lengths, making it twelve. The skittery fishes were very cooperative and even gave us a couple of starts by popping across just a foot or so in front of our noses.
Then we had a terrible, heart stopping shock. Y’know the sound made by those whales smacking their tails as they dive, or the smack of a feeding frenzied shark? Well, we were gently swimming along, not really concentrating on the fact that the Mediterranean might have the biggest, bitingest, nasty great sharks looking out for us, when there was this almighty smack behind us! We swung round, expecting to have to decide which one of us to sacrifice, but the sea surface was quiet. Then another great smack without a ripple, revealed itself as some plonker smacking the daylights out of the plastic coated cushion on his sun lounger to clear off sand. The idiot had made me turn a small patch of sea a lot warmer!
Vera has made friends with a girl who takes a sunbed near where we leave our towel on the beach, so today when she was swimming nearby, we asked where she is from. Serbia. Ah, said I, near Mostar. Bosnia, said she. Oh, Dubrovnik, said I. Somewhere else, said she. Zagreb said I (I really am a seasoned traveller), Macedonia, said she. OK said I, I’ll go back to our room and Google Serbia!
Down in town, I collected my new elasticated trousers. Vera said I had to get another pair so I did. I don’t know why I need another pair - I’ve only got one set of bum and legs.
Nikos Taverna, three gyros, two beers and a frappe, E20 including tip.
We had heard that Sunrise Taverna has regained its former chef, so we daringly decided to give it a go (we quit when the chef changed a couple of years ago with poor results for us). We were welcomed back and forgiven for being away. Tzatsiki with pitta bread, Sunrise pizza, beer and 1 litre of water E20.50. They seem to have come back to their former selves, so we have reinstated them on our dining schedule and will be back there on Friday.
Bob, we are booked on the Skopelos, Alonissos trip on Thursday, so cancel the hedge cutting - or else!
Sad news tonight when we rang home. Son in Law has got the pond pump running. But there has been a disaster with the fishes - four dead ones, I’ll see just which when we get back. Apparently there was quite a strong dead fish smell, so maybe four is not the final tally.
The trouble with four dead fish is it’s neither fish nor fowl. If it was all of them, I could take the opportunity to do a new pond, bigger, better. And with only four dead like last time, it’s a problem with replacements - back then I went to the fish shop and selected another ten little ones for £15, same as I did years ago. I asked the fish man if he thought they would get eaten by the bigger ones and he said they’d be OK. So in they went. I told them to beware of the big ones and I told the big ones to leave them alone and went every day to check they were still OK. With pond weed to hide in I couldn’t always see them, but did see odd ones. For a week. Then they were no more. Every day, the big ones were swimming gently around on their best behaviour, but now they had smug smiles on their faces.
But just imagine if it had been cats or dogs Tre? I’d have the Facebook mob round baying at my door for doing home alone!
Nice to hear gyro prices haven’t gone up my favourite lunchtime snack . Had to about smug fishes. My husband loves fishes would love pond or aquarium . I know who would get the cleaning out job! Iwe watch the programme about American fish tank builders do some amazing marine fish tanks really unusual styles cost £1000,s pounds. I hate fish coming near me in the sea though. I laughed at the noise of a whale tail. Many years ago my dad had just read jaws, he dived off a pedalo on hols happily swimming mum yelled shark! She said the speed he swam back he didn’t find it funny at that time mum didn’t know he had dodgy heart. The only time I witnessed marital disharmony in 60 years. ! Mum reckonsed he was practically walking on water . I’m lying in bed reading this in sunny Norfolk can’t wait for next episode
I just hate that you have to pay (with TC anyway) if you don’t happen to agree with the seats they have chosen for you. OH is 6’ 2” so we actually like an aisle & a middle. No chance. Paid for Extra legroom last time but it adds nearly £100 to the cost! I think it’s going to cost us when our check In opens next week........
When I took mum for the first time in 2017 (TC) we ended up toward the back of the plane and were given aisle seats opposite each other which was fine but as we were travelling in daylight I really wanted mum to have a left hand side window seat for the approach (she's not a nervous flyer) for her inaugral visit but there were some seats that the cabin crew were using in the next row back so I talked one of them into letting mum use her window seat for landing, result! ;-)
Anyway, welcome to the=new-arrivals today. Ive had a few too many glasses of wine now - why does foul wine taste OK after a few glasses? Why does. Vision go haywire? Blimey, I’ve got to get up and walking in a few minutes. If I close one eye, people look like one person. I think my new glasses are a bit funny.