All posts by Skopelitissa, the Norwegian connection

Born in Oslo but moved to Skopelos in 1983. I live on top of the hill of Raches with my dog Ira, and about 20 cats, - I just love Skopelos. Here I will present photos and comments about my life here. Greek it, or leave it ❣

Skopelos 13th January

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Seams like we are having the “Alkionides Meres”
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Used to be the “apotiki” of Kastani

The photo up right says that water is the drink for me!
OK I drink a lot of water, and of course if I should choose only one thing to drink, it will be water, but to enjoy myself I do like wine. Retsina in the summer, preferable with ice, and red in the winter.

Γιάμας

Yesterday we walk a path that I never walked before!!!
1st time for everything – life is to learn!

I have lived here for more or less 32,5 year.
Some people says they know Skopelos after one week …
I walk every day …
We started at the Y-junction where the road goes down to Glisteri beach, we took left, and after a while we took right, – the road to Kalogeros & the garbage place. The path starts just as you reach the garbage place, well hidden, and with lots of garbage at the start. We lost the path every now and then, but we managed to get down to the Glisteri valley. It will not be any of my favorite walks, but it was nice to have done it.
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1st time …

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Great lunch as usual, but the end of the day was even greater …
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What a sight!
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Specialtie, is fished only now!
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The twins and their cousin having fun
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Here comes my 1st time; all guests had left, only me still there and Panagiotis let his sons sing with him.

 

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Sorry wrong, this is also Ioannis on daddies lap!

I had 3 songs with only me as audience, what a privilege!

Then I “flew” up the hill to Raches, singing …
I do not drink and drive, – and I did have some retsina ;o)

Sunny is Skopelos today, now at 10.30 we have +15 in 100% shadow, just great!

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Have a lovely day!

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Dream …

 

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Agios Dimitrios, Alonnisos
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Amarondas, Skopelos
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Photo by “Nissi” Wleugel
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From FaceBook – sooo beautiful – not much to do with Skopelos!

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Lightly gray weather today +13,5 at ten this morning. Time for a walk with Pasxa and then music lunch at Molos, I hope!

I am making this page on my iPad, it is easier on my big PC but this I could not do with my old web-site, so this is an improvement, too. Now I can make a new page wherever I am, great!

Back at my HP “big” PC and it is easier to edit,
but fun anyway!

Have a lovely Sunday!

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Also by Nissi, Amarondas

All photos in this mix are mine.
My favorite summer “thing” is out with Ena,
the wooden boat – I love it!
Also I love Agnondas, and if I get live music
and lobster spaghetti, what can be better?

I called this page Dream –
and I hope these photos makes you dream!

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Walk, flower & a BlueBottle

160109 018cWaking up to this beautiful day was just fantastic!

Then I saw this;
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So as soon as I could Pasxa and me went out walking,
here is our root;
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7,5 km who took us a bit less than 2 hours,
took time to admire the view and photograph.
Small dotted line is a small path, bigger dotted is dirt road.

and that was some of the flowers we saw.

+13,7C now as highest of the day, in 100% shade,
lowest in the night 9,2.

 

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At  my doorstep a half-dead, big blue-back fly,
I think it is a Blue Bottle fly .

Over to something more that caught my attention on Facebook;

The children are saying;
OK Now we have taken off the clothes,
and I climbed on top of you.
But how long time untill we get that
“o-thing”, do you think?
No idea, but now I understand
why my mom always has a head ace.

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Thank You!

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Thanks a lot to all of you for all
greetings for the new year
and more!

I am so happy with this new site at WordPress so I will try to update several days a week. Please tell me if you have any suggestions or questions.

If you like you can go to the bottom of all these posts and there to the left you will see a darker blue box with FOLLOW. if you click on that you will be noticed every time here is a new post.

I would also like if you click LIKE on some of my pages, then you have to open them at the left side her and at the bottom is a box.

Today I will just give you some lovely photos
from some time ago;

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Just up from the church of Papameletiou, on the way up to the Ringroad.

 

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A wonderful man, – keep on playing, Panagiotis! I met him many summer Saturdays in Skiathos, where he had performed.
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Stella Taverna on the way down to Glifoneri – the most Greek old fashioned taverna of them all! I love it!

 

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A town OWL ;o) The Faneromeni churchtower in the background.
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Many years ago on the way out of Elios

Have a good day!
Here the sun is shining, +11,3 this morning, and a bit of wind.

 The  last 24 hours in 100% shadow we had a minimum of 10,2
and max yesterday up here was 14,3.
We go Kastani and then lunch somewhere in Glossa/Loutraki.

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7th of January Agios Ioannis

Agios Ioannis – O Prodromos
7th of January name-day of Prodromos –
John the Baptist – Johannes Døperen

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Ἰωάννης ὁ βαπτιστής – Πρόδρομος

From the now famous church of Agios Ioannis-
– Mamma Mia Church

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Namedays of; Γιάννης, Τζαννής, Τζανής, Γιαννιός, Γιάννος, Γιάνναρος, Γιανναράς, Γιάνγκος, Γιανγκούλας, Γιαννάκης, Γιάγκος, Ζαννέτος, Ζαννέτα, Ζανέτ, Ιωάννης, Ιωάννα, Ιβάνα, Βάνα, Βάννα, Πρόδρομος, Προδρομάκης, Μάκης, Προδρομία, Γιάννα, Γιαννούλα, Γιανγκούλα, Γιανκούλα

Pro in Greek is in front, before,
and dromo is road, meaning a forunner.
(Skopelitissa; very easy to recognize the
icon of Ag. Ioannis, because he is always

painted with two heads.)
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Here you see the church – just outside of Glossa.

This church normaly celebrates the nameday
on the 29th of August when it is believed
that  
Prodromos was beheaded.

Prodromos birthday is on the 24th of June.

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Agia Varvara in front, Prodromos in the back
in «the monastery hill», opposite Skopelos town

From Wikipedia, Prodromos
(the Greek for “forerunner”) may be:

Χρόνια σας Πολλά ❣️

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Ta Fota – Epiphany

Τα Άγια Θεοφάνεια – Τα Φώτα

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Wikipedia;
Teofani
from Greek theo “god” & phainein “to show”

A day always celebrated on the 6th of January!

Tom Stone’s Greek Handbooks,
by Lycabettus Press, says;
“In the Orthodox Church, this commemorates not the coming of the Magi but the baptism of Christ in the Jordan.
Thus, the central event of the day is the blessing of the waters, an extremely important ritual in such a
sea-faring nation.
All over Greece, priests and parishioners gather by the nearest body of water (the sea, a river, a lake) which the priest blesses and then into which he throws a cross.”

060116_36c… and there will be boys diving in to catch the cross,
here always from a boat.

“Many Christians around the world annually celebrate Epiphany on January 6. It is a public holiday in many countries and marks two events in Jesus Christ’s life, according to the Christian Bible. The first event was when the three wise men, or kings, visited infant Jesus. The second event was when St John the Baptist baptized Jesus.”
that was from http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/greece/epiphany

This is the only day of the year that you can, should,
fire your rescue lights and you will not get a fine.
Its about time to renew them anyway!

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