More Greek …

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I just had to show you these photos,
More Greek is not possible!

Περισσότερο ελληνικό δεν γινεται!

 

Thursday afternoon now, very stormy outside,
and showers every now and then.
Last 24 hours we had between 13.2 and 7,8C!

We have only one ferry boat serving the Sporades now,
Express Skiathos. Today she made it to Skiathos,
but was not allowed to continue out here.
She returned to Volos.
Hope she gets here tomorrow!!!

Finally I took a walk through “the black forest”
sad sight;

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The fire outside of Agnondas was on the 22nd of July this year,
a day before the big, terrible fire outside of Athens.
In “our” fire only forest was destroyed!
I cant help think what if the fires was at the same time?
We had plenty of “fire-planes”, helicopters and more helping us!

The forest will grow again and in about 20 years time,
we will hardly be able to see anything!

Over to a walk through town;

 

and then Wednesday;

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I saw on FB that many photographed the lovely rainbow!
Here is mine from 2016;

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Growing now;

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Norwegian Smoked Salmon, bravo sou!

Some cuttings;

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What do they talk about?
Elephant; Ha ha, you have your tits on your back!
The other (camel or dromedary?);
And you are talking with your p… in your face!!!

A small good bye photo of the PANSELLINOS;

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Have a lovely weekend
and

Καλή έλευση!

 

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The sea – Η θάλασσα and…

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I love the sea, that I see every day,
and am not happy without!
So where did I take the top photo here?
Just have a look;


I have to give you this in big size;
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I love to go to the beaches in the off season, so nice an quiet:

A bit more of from my walks;

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Amazing, she must just have given birth,
and she stood there so quiet …

I still do music Sunday lunches;

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To listen to live music is so different than
just on the radio. I love it!

We got some “crab-claws” and they were not nice, I complained “carefully” and after a while came new delicious ones! They had gone out and bought new ones, very nice! The first we got was from another provider!!!

GREEK LESSON, this one I fojnd very interesting;

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However I translated it, I understood it was not correct!
I did not know some of the words,
so I had to ask my friend “Moustaki” up in Veria:

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So now we know!!!

Some cuttings, – many of my readers do not have FaceBook,
so I am sure they will enjoy some of these;

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I love animals!

Have a nice weekend
and try to be kind ;o)

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Snake, bird and …

002001181115pa 026Fantastic photos, —but I am afraid of snakes!!!
Always nice to get help to identify by the Ridouts,
thanks a lot!

One more borrowed great photo:

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I think this must be from the pond in Ditropon.

We talk and read a lot about recycling in Skopelos

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that this was thrown out by tourists!!!!
I pick up garbage nearly every day,
but WHY do people not throw it where it should be thrown?
There are so many containers around!

KEEP SKOPELOS CLEAN!!!

Keep on walking …

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My favorite walk at the moment, specially the blue part down the valley from Pefkias to Potami, passing olive  groves, churches, kalivis and more.
It is 5,4 km and take me about an hour.

Here are some few glimpses from the walks;

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By Diakopi is also a spring, so I do not need to carry water.

On winter holiday;

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How are the cat houses doing?

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It is raining outside but no cats in my great houses!
I put food in, but Ira takes that!
Ti na kano?

Some cuttings;

 

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It is all about Makedonia is Greek, – Putin says that Alexsander the great was Greek!

 

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If I was young I would go there …  But I think I have learned enough, maybe …

 

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All for now, I am off to a late lunch, and hope for some live music!

Try to be nice!

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Xronia Polla

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We were invited, as was  many many others, kind of “full house”.
For those who knows, this is the father of Kostas at Soulas House!
After the ceremony we were invited home to Kostas,
thanks a lot!

I did not take many photos, here they are;

 

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More celebrations;

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I am childish!
I love to celebrate my birthday!

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Of course one should celebrate ones birthday,
we are so lucky that we have one!!!

Here are some of my many great greetings;

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Xronia polla may you be a hundred

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Mom was not well so she did not come to my very small party, unfortunately. But we had a good time and very good food. Good friends had brought reindeer and by post came RAKAFISK – a kind of “rotten” fish, just delishious! And for sure I had some RETSINA!!!

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Walk in town;

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Something to think about;

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My translation – I try my best;
“When you see the sun every morning
and when you have your health,
think;
You have a whole fortune!!!”

Look for the sun and have a great weekend!

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Agii Taxiarches

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Every year I am invited to the nameday of the monastery, and can bring any friends, all are welcome! The nameday is on the 8th of November, but then the priest is busy, so it is a day or two after.
This year the weather was good and when we got up to the top of the monastery hill, lots of cars were parked.

181111 010cDouble-headed eagle emblem of John VIII Palaiologos (r. 1425–1448).
The Ecumenical Patriarchate and Mount Athos, and also the Greek Orthodox Churches in the diaspora under the Patriarchate use a black double-headed eagle in a yellow field as their flag or emblem.”

You may read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Greek_Orthodox_Church

The monastery is situated in the middle of nowhere!
Very quiet area, facing Skyros.
There are springs there with lovely water.

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I had to borrow this photo;
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Another great borrowed photo;

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In the wall behind the bench we could sit on was this;

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And then the heavy walk up to the car;

Some were lucky and got a ride!!!

Nature is beautiful!
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They are not strawberries, its a nick name,
they are Arbutus Unedo. Very beautiful!

181111 041cWonderful day!

I am trying to learn some Greek every day,
I read but translations are not my big thing,
but I try;

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“As much as they try to teach you that you are a princess,
my father though me to build my castles myself!”

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“If you did something good never remember it.
If they did you something good never forget it!”

From todays walk;

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Flowers in moms garden;


I am so fascinated of all the nice, funny, whatever motif on t-shirts
that are on FaceBook;


Have a good week, and try to be nice!

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Amazing Greece

Amazing with new “finds” again in Greece;

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My translation; “Great discovery in Lokrida: Kouros discovered from the Archaic period and a part of an ancient cemetery.” It was found in the Fthiotida area who is not too fare away from here. It is on the mainland between Volos and Athen, not so fare from Agios Konstantinos.

Who is a KOROS? From http://theoi.com/Daimon/Koros.html
I found; “KOROS (Corus) was the personified spirit (daimon) of insolence, disdain, satiety and surfeit. He was the son of Hybris (Excessive Pride) and brother of Dyssebeia (Impiety).”

 

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    “IN THE SKY THERE IS ONLY ONE SUN AND ONLY ONE MAKEDONIA ON EARTH!”

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Very important!

Over to Santorini, I think;

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Could it be more GREEK?

If I had a taverna it will be blue, like this one in Plaka,
with the view of Spinalonga;

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I was there some years ago, and I chosed it due to the, to me, Greek colors.
Here is what were written next to the photo;
“Blue Door is a typical Greek Taverna with a spectacular beach-front location.”

You may see my vidaki from our visit there;

Kati allo;

 

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A translation; ” Man to be called a true man, must be able to come to the position of the other. Markos Bambakaris – the great rebetes

TalkiNg rebetika, here are two sons of Skopelos;

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So if you pass by Athens, there is where you have to go!

Travel news;

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Times for some of my photos from 2015;

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T-shirts;

 

All the best from and be nice!

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Hi there!

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I walk every day, I passed by Agnondas on Monday,
all was closed! BUT Thanassis at Pavlos
will try to stay open weekends, Bravo!

Here is Iras and my walk;

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I parked on top at the X cross and we walked along the road going to the helio port, but took right just after the goat farm. Walked down that lovely dirt road that meets the main road at the top between Stafilos and Agnondas.

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Here is quiet Agnondas;

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Some shots from were I have been walking lately;;

 

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We had lovely Sundays late lunch at Karidia;

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Sometimes I am so fed up by FaceBook,
but I got a very good ide there and made two houses for the cats:

 

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These two comes in every afternoon and sleeps
well together on a soft sheeps skin!

Some cuttings;

 

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Over here is written about the beetroot!
So keep in mind if you drink to much alcohol they might help!!!

This is me;

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Take care and try to be nice,
I will try …

 

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Very welcome November!

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Gooood month!

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Not my photos, but so good!
here are some photos from the OXI day, that caught my attention;

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Over to my photos;

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Both tavernas was open in the weekend,
and with the very nice weather we have.
for sure Pavlos will stay open a bit longer.

Latest news, Thanasis at Pavlos, will try to stay open weekends all winter, except Cristmas, if weather permitted, bravo!

I love going to Agnondas!
This time of the year you see the locals to relax,
and they really deserves it.
Many has been working every day since before Easter!!!

Not my photo, – from The Old Mens Cafè;

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In town;

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Work is going on in many places.
This place was damaged during the snow,
or was it the flood?

Out walking;

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Where am I?
Answer a bit further down;

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I was outside the big new house where
the lovely taverna, sometimes bouzouki-place,
once upon a time was!

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I made a good walk month in October. here is the average;

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This years new taverna at Milos, down of Katsro,
will try to stay open all winter,
great, only a 12 minutes walk from my home;

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This colorful guy was at my table, the other day!

Some t-shirts I like;

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Some more cuttings;

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Fly me to the moon …

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Have a nice rest of the week and
be KIND, if poss!

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