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Sunday, 28 June 2015

All is well...


...well perhaps not all...


We've had an email from a friend...
..."Are you okay?" ... "What's going on?"...

We're good thanks...Mathaios brings us cucumbers and melons every other day...

... and Philipos called to us yesterday he gave us a big dish of sweet cherries from Lefkes and a bottle of his home-made wine...



We went for supper at Melinos and saw our friend Dimitri. (He is our oracle)...

... in answer to our questions, what's the latest news, what do you think will happen?...

...his answer is "it's all theatre, just wait and see"...

...He is a wise man.



..The village is busy...

...people take their volta (stroll) and stop for coffee or a drink...

We see Yia-yia sitting, watching the sunset... she sees us, taps the seat beside her, inviting us to join her...

..."Were you pleased to see Karin?" I ask her...

... she pats her heart, smiles and says something in Greek...she was  happy to see her friend...

We sit and watch the sunset with her...

...it's a good life here...

...all is well...





Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Life goes on....

Our May-day wreath

... Someone commented the other day that no one had mentioned the Greek crisis in their ex-pat blogs...

... Perhaps that's because in some places it's not that apparent...

... On our little island life goes on as usual...

... Holiday makers come and swim and sunbathe, the tavernas are busy and the shops are full...

... I went to town yesterday and there was no queue a the cash-point...

... The ATM dutifully paid out our weekly house keeping money from our Greek bank account ...

...This is what it is like here and I know there is hardship in  the cities  and towns where there are no jobs, no money and some people have lost their homes ...

...but I only know that because I read it in the papers and hear it on the news...

...I am not ignoring the crisis but can I only comment about what I see and know.