Glad to see you're having a wonderful time Di. Just realised we didn't do Kanapitsa this year! However for the first time we did get to Kehria. Great drive!!! Lol. So where will your travels take you to today.........? My "to do" list continues to grow! Have a great day. Still can't believe we're home
Im racking my brains trying to think hat we did in the last couple of days/nights....sorry folks Ie not been feeling to great since I came back, for a few reasons, but as you probably have seen, we have booked to come back next year, we thought/hoped we might get out to Aus again, but the daughters inlaws have snuck a trip in and on top of others going soon, it's too many days off work for them next year, so we booked Skiathos to put us on (I know, terrible isn't it)..Anyway, I remember a hot morning shopping around town, having a relaxed lunch on the Bourtzi... a last fabulous meal at Ratatouille for this year..a drive around the island on our last full day, visited the Monastery once more an Mick took some lovely photo's.. we booked our last night's meal to be in Dyonissos in town and it was gorgeous... If I have one gripe and it is a gripe for me, and Mick come to that, the amount of heavy smokers we have come across, especially in the restaurants... UK people are well versed in how it has all stopped back home, yet they cannot wait to light up in restaurants over there, in between courses even no regard for those sitting nearby eating, this has surprised me I must say... I do hate smoke and it affects me straight away, smoke all you like, your choice... but please, have consideration for those who don't?...The airport was easy, not many flights on Tues, which is why Ive chosen it again, went straight upstairs into the lounge and watched till ou plane came in, no sooner were the passengers off, we were boarding..and fabulous, no Thomas Cook stopover for refuelling, as we had the 2 times before, Thomson all the way lol.. Horrendous drive from Manchester again, vowed NEVER from there again, East Midlands in future... but the hefty hike from there and only a late-ish flight mae it impossible, almost £300 more than Manchester, so that's that.. Till the next time.. Yammas...
When I gave up smoking, maybe just over ten years ago, overnight I went from 80 a day to none (with the aid of those magic pills). I'm not one to gloat, because I know giving up isn't easy (I'd been trying for at least twenty years!). But I quickly discovered what a nasty unsociable guy I had been - I never had known what a smoker stinks like, didn't believe all the jibes and moans. Now, I can tell if somebody has had a ciggy within the last ten minutes. And if I catch a whiff of smoke, I go into paroxysms of coughing, just to prove that tobacco must have done away with at least half my lungs - I hold my breath when I pass a smoker and get away from the bus stop if one comes along to catch a bus. Fortunately, going as early to eat as we do, we don't seem to get enough diners for it to be a problem out there. I seem to recall Greece banned smoking in tavernas etc many, many years ago and they observed it for a while too - waiters etc used to go outside. But it didn't last. Eventually all you got was taverna walls covered in no smoking signs, with ashtrays on every table! Now only the ashtrays remain.
Yes I remember Ratatouille for our first two visits had no smoking signs in the restaurant, not any more...It is nice to hear someone reacts like me to smokers Dennis as I feel like a drama Queen at times because my voice goes weird immediately someone starts smoking nearby lol..
If you ask around, I'm sure you'll find loads of non smokers who agree with you. I only raise it because I hope some day a current smoker might (unlike me) understand what he/she is really like in other people's noses/lungs. I arrogantly believed everybody was doing drama queen and I so regret that now.
Sorry for this, little private shuddersome thing of mine. Yammas is a sort of combination of 'bottoms up', 'cheers' and 'bon appetit', to do with putting stuff down one's neck, nothing to do with 'greetings guys'.
'Yassoo', singular and familiar and 'Yassas', plural and honorific are the ones to use. There's a guy on another website I'm on who has Yammas as his signature and it grates on me summat awful every time I read his posts.