Kaiki tragoudia!!!

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Why this happens? Greek Reporter writes;

“Tzevelekos’ beloved boat was one of about 13,000 kaikia which have been deliberately destroyed since 1994, after a European Union directive called for the demolition of the small wooden fishing boats which Greek fishermen have used for centuries.

The directive aims at putting a stop to overfishing in the Mediterranean, and it applies to other Mediterranean countries as well.”

The full story at;

The Death of the Kaiki, Greece’s Traditional Fishing Boat

Gray days with …

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I make all text centered, so why
some are black and to the left side?

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Photo from last sping,
the inside of a lovely poppy,
– the cross shaped poppy.

We have gray weather, lots of wind and
some few raindrops,
I am not complaining!
PS last night for our last trip out, it was wonderful,
quiet and very clear sky with lots of stars!

Here are some summer memories;

New forthe  summer of 2020;

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I am sure you know Alonnisos is our naighbour island,
– where most of our excursion boats goes.

Second blue flower I have seen in 2020,
– and I play with frames on my phone;

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I love playing with frames.
Do you know any good ones?

I do not have many new photos,
but some more cuttings;

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How many cats do I have?
I have 4 which are allowed into my home to eat
and sleep, but not in the night.
Then I feed these

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and some more!!!

Re last page about  the song “swdepse me”
– I got an message from VV and he said Ξóδεψé με,
a beautiful song with Dalaras, Eleanora & more,

What does it mean? Google says couple me!!!
One more message from VV, thanks a lot,
Ξóδεψé με means “spend me”.

More cuttings;

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It makes me happy that I see more and more adds, or whatever to call it, in Greek media about being kind to animals. When I came here, most people was shoked to hear that my lovely German Shepard dog lived in the house with me.

Sorry, my cat, still missing!
If you know or have seen her,

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Have a lovely rest of the week, and remember
days are getting lighter day by day …

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Still dark …

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I woke up early this morning,
before 6 and it was dark, but now 07.25 it is
light outside. The sun will be getting up at 07.43
and go down 17.24. Clearly the days are getting lighter.
+7,9C outside, and some few clouds in the horizon.
We are getting one of these days that makes the winter so nice!

On a walk in the forest of Amarondas outside Agnondas

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Amazing sky!

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Always I have to shoot Agnondas from this angle
when I walk up or down there, it is soooo beautiful!

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I was so proud to see a son of Skopelos on ANT1 TV,
the actor;

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“I waited for my grandfathers blessing to become an actor”

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“The Theater is a “”Greek story” we must not forget that”

Dimitris Drossos was baptized in my 1st Skopelos summer 1983,
and I have known him
since then.
A very nice boy!
I was in Thessaloniki when he had his 1st main roll in Don Juan some years ago, amazing,  and I try to watch him on Greek OPEN TV every Sunday where he plays a Turk in the “To Kokkino Potami” – The Red River.
Bravo Dimitri!


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Flovering now;

 

 

I feel so sorry for the flowers, since the weather
was so nice before Christmas
they thought the spring was coming …
They must freeze now, poor darlings!

From my home

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My mom is always spoiling me and yesterday my Christmas gift arrived,
I was so curious, how would the carpet be?
I ordered it online!!!
http://www.carpetvista.com
“Synthetic wool (Polypropylene) is a man-made fibre, made up of tightly twisted yarns that give the rug a lively lustre. Polypropylene has a high resistance to wear and can withstand heat well. Rugs produced using polypropylene are ideal for people with allergies to, for example, natural materials. The material is antistatic which means it does not shed fibres or attract dust and is easy to clean.”
And I am so happy, it is great.
It is not an “real” expenceive carpet,
but perfect for my animals and me!
When my big dog Pasxa was alive, I gave up carpets, because she was melting so many short white hairs.

I saw the Woolf full moon;

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I heard a nice song on the radios and wanted to look up the title,
here is Googles suggestions;

 

I was not sure, but for sure the 1st translation is not what I was looking for, I guess the last one is correct.
I got an message from VV and he said Ξóδεψé με,
a beautiful song with Dalaras, Eleanora & more,

What does it mean? Google says Couple me.
One more message from VV, thanks a lot,
Ξóδεψé με means “spend me”.

Lovely SUNDAY lunch at Karidia

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The whole police forse of Skopelos where there, with wifes,
about 25 persons.
and in the end they cut the Vasilopita – cake.

And all customers had to go outside to smoke!!!
The law says that, and I was told that the owner will be fined 500,- € if the inspectors finds anyone smoking inside.
For sure here are less and less smokers inside!
BRAVO!

One cutting today, from another of my favorite actors;

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Wish you a lovely rest of the week …


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+5,1C at 09.00 this morning

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“Good year, full of health and many successes.”

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Do you know of this Greek New Year tradition?
Greek City Times wrote;

“Pomegranate is an ancient red fruit, which has been the symbol of fertility, prosperity and regeneration for thousands of years in Greece and in Greek mythology.

During Christmas time in Greece you see pomegranates everywhere as most Greek households hang this rich fruit above the main entrance door of their house- some people also get the fruit blessed at Church before doing so.

A little before the clock strikes twelve- marking the advent of the New Year- it is custom to turn off all lights and for family members to step outside their home, symbolising the old year that has passed.

The family members then step in again with their right foot first after midnight. The person who enters immediately after the first footer, holds the pomegranate in their right hand and forces it against the door to smash it open.

It is said that the number of seeds that scatter around is proportional to the amount of good luck the family will receive within the upcoming year.  It is also believed that someone who gets a red spot on them by the fruit’s juice will be extremely lucky that year.

There are of course variations of this custom in different areas around Greece.”
Borrowed from

New Year’s tradition of smashing pomegranates

I have a Rodi tree, but it hates the winds up here.
Every spring there are small “rodia” growing but they never got time to be ready, the winds makes them fall off. I have moved it now and hopefully this year I will have some luck too!!!

Glimpses from our walks;

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Look at this “door” between the cypress trees,
what has been there? Now it is only brumles,
but was it a gate or …

Summer memories;

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We are in another storm, the winds in the night kept me awake! Calmer now this morning, but not really warm. We still have electrisity, and that is great. I have lots of wood for my woodfire, plenty of food, also for cats and Ira, and drinks, and lovely candles. So I am prepared! I will soon drive down to mom and help her to clean up outside; flower pots fallen and broken, and much more.
Up here mostly ok, like I said I am prepared!

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“The Greek dream is to have your own taverna and have your friends coming to eat with you!” – I just heard a Greek jude say this on i24 News.

Talking of flowers, here are some of “my” flowers of 2019;
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The beauty of nature is fantastic!

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Have a lovely week!

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