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Thursday, 12 October 2017

If you could see it through me eyes...



We've had a house guest which has meant lots of trips out...


...and seeing things from a visitors viewpoint makes me realise..


...it's very easy to take for granted how very beautiful this little island is...



Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Spot the pushkin


It's a new game here on the island...

...we have our own "τράπεζα-κι " (think about it.)


Quite a few felines have appeared at various location around the town...

...spotting the black ones is fun but quite easy...

....the white ones are much harder to find.

Monday, 3 July 2017

That's better ....



After days of worshiping the inventor of Air conditioning ...

... this morning's greeting from a neighbour today was...

... "Φυσαει,  Φυσαει ! "  ("It blows, It blows!")



A breeze is blowing a last...

...which means...


Thank goodness for that !

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Don't flutter by, Petalouda...

The olives crop is looking good this year...

...they're already beginning to fill out...

  
...and this chap obliged by staying still...

...to have his photo taken this morning.




Friday, 30 June 2017

It's getting warmer...


...be careful,

...because, baby, ...

...it, very definitely, ain't cold outside.



... hats, sunscreen and stay in the shade!


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

God's in his heaven....

...all's well with the world.

I've just heard the bins being emptied even though it is being
reported that the refuse collectors are still on strike...

...but then, this isn't Athens...

...this is Paros-dise.

Over the wall, our next door neighbours, mother and baby, are doing well...


... and as the sun climbs high she keeps him by her in the shade of the old stone wall...
...what a wise mama.


Sunday, 25 June 2017

...and that's quite enough of that.

... it is now what I believe is technically called...


...too hot...

...but earlier, while it was still cool enough to venture out... 

...we had a visit from Sophie... 


...she still come by ,once in a while, for a cuddle and a bowl of food.


Monday, 19 June 2017

Credit where credit is due....

A nice little article in the latest edition of Parola ...


Well done Lady Waterdford.



Saturday, 17 June 2017

Half a sunset...

... is better than no sunset at all.


Taken from the Antiparos to Paros ferry.

May I advise ....Gloves

It so easy not to bother putting on gloves when 
you're only going to ...

...

... but...

... these can hurt! 


Four little demons waiting for me by our mains water tap.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

I'm still here ... there ... & everywher

Well, after a long silence I've been forced out of my reverie by comments in John Sander'sSkithian's recent posts referring to a recent article in Keep Talking Greece about the power cut in Paros and neighbouring islands.

Sadly I'm not in Paros for the winter this year. but  instead I am enjoying the dubious delights of a hermetically sealed and centrally heated winter in England.


I think I've been away from my homeland too long as I find I'm yearning for the island life (albeit with open fires, candles and calor gas) rather rather than this strange ersatz lifestyle here.