I've steadily whittled down devices. When I was holidaying with other people I would take my big iPod classic and little extension speakers. Then as a solo traveller took a mini iPod as it still held more music than I had time to listen to. That died so last year I just took my phone and that held enough music for a holiday and my current phone is bigger still for storage. Took a mini laptop for a couple of years but it was poor picking up weak WiFi so that's ditched too. This year for Cyprus I experimented not taking my little digital camera as my current phone is good enough so Skiathos this year is all by phone. Eggs in one basket sure but I just like travelling light. The space freed up means I can take binocs for nature walks.
Funny that, oregano crisps. I was reading some feedback of mine from years ago and unearthed that I discovered oregano crisps when we received a little dish of them with our drinks at the Bourtzi one day and that started me off with them. Can't resist them now.
Kev, I take iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro. Then I can get phone calls, the iPad is big enough to play with easily and the MacBook comes with a mouse and is big enough to see posts properly. I think I'm just a geek at heart. I weighed them all yesterday and was horrified to find they weighed several thousands (or something like that). Then suddenly noticed the little weighing machine thing had switched itself to grammes. I had put a new battery in. Because I don't have a manual (and as a matter of principal I don't read them anyway) it took me ages to get it to weigh in kilos. The MacBook and iPad total about 5.25 kilos, so all is well.
Perhaps I should add that I changed my iPhone contract to SIM only and for £20 a month it completely covers my business use and gives me unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 20GB data, all of which are included in free European roaming. So I also use the iPhone as a WiFi hotspot and run both my laptop and iPad and Vera's iPad off it. The 4G signal in Skiathos is so much faster than any of the WiFi I ever logged into, so it's a no-brainer. The 4G was perfectly good enough for us to do FaceTime (realtime video link calls for anybody who doesn't know) back to UK whilst we were driving in the Jimny in the back of beyond.
My latest phone may be 4G. I looked at SIM only but for my typical usage the monthly fee but with phone supplied on a 2 yr contract was slightly better option for me. Itinery for anyone with too much time on their hands (joking Dennis) for today and tomorrow : Flight A3601 Aegean from Heathrow to Athens. Overnight in b&b near airport then 7am flight OA408 Olympic from Athens to Skyros. Pick rental car up at airport then 3 nights at Pegasus Studios at Acherounes beach.
As I'm in that tedious holding pattern waiting for the gate number to be announced I've come the conclusion that T2 with its Rolex, Harrods, Gucci, Ted Baker ( pair of loafers for a mere £129 ) what this concourse really needs is..... a Greggs 😃
Flagging a bit having been up since 3am but here goes. Arrived Heathrow no issues and with online check in it's a pretty streamlined process, at least if you are there 3 hours ahead of takeoff anyway.
Aegean airlines is like flying used to be 20+ years ago. Ticket price included hold luggage, a drink prior to meal, another with the meal and they slipped in a quick round of coffee or tea as we were descending. Only the briefest of drive-bys with the duty free wagon and no scratch card sales at all.
Aegean airlines Heathrow to Athens
B&b absolutely fine (Sunny House, it's on booking.com), shortish drive (but way too long to walk even for me) from airport so out in the sticks, rural, quiet. Looks like the couple extended their house sideways to add on 2 self contained little apts. As I'd been fed on plane I declined to dine but she's just turned up with a greek coffee with a plate of melon and fresh ripe figs from her own tree. I may regret it in the morning, time will tell. Tasted fab though.