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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Baby...


...it's cold outside !


...It may have felt like that today...


...but actually tonight it feels colder than 2°...


...thank goodness for our little friend...




Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Blue Hole


Today our friend  arranged to take me to show me the Blue Hole...


.....I've heard many time of this place and always wanted to see it ...

...I wasn't disappointed,  it's very impressive...



...and actually quite scary if you get close to the edge.

Our friend describes this part Paros as the "End of the island". It is stunningly beautiful.

...and there is a lovely  little cove there...


...a secret place where pirate ships could hide perhaps?



Saturday, 12 September 2015

Q: How do you play football when you live on a mountain?


A: First of all, you have to dig.


...football is obviously a game they are very enthusiastic about on Syros...

We have just been for a short visit, and discovered Syros to be very different from the our little Greek island...

...Although it's a small island, the main town of Ermoupolis has a city feel to it...

...and here are a few snaps we took while we were there....

Ermoupolis
Town Hall, Platia Miaoui
Galissa
Apollon Theatre
Apollon Theatre
Apollon Theatre
Vaporia quarter
Aghios Nicolaos
Elevtheros Venizelos Street
The church of the dormition of the virgin
El Grecos icon of the dormition
El Grecos icon of the dormition
Ermoupolis from the Church of Aghios Antonis
Azolimnos



Sunday, 30 August 2015

Always a lender or a borrower be ...



...I think that's what they said...

...but, anyway...

... that's what you need to be at the new library...


 ...located at the bus stop near the bridge over the dry riverbed on the way to Aylki...

... (an area known by some as " cul-de-Krystal")...


... with an excellent and interesting selection of literature...



...Thank you mountain folk ! ...


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Lighten our darkness ....


We have so much olive oil we really don't know what to do with it...

... so one of our Greek friends has been showing us how to make a traditional lamp...

...that the Parian villagers used when he was a boy...


You take a dried Kalathropos flower (Common Mullien plant)...

...and float one of the little flowers upside down it in a little olive oil (only about 5 mm deep)...

...let it soak for a few minutes, light the stem and ...


...you have a little light!