Monthly Archives: July 2011

Back home and grumpy

Over the next week I have Ellinophile friends coming to stay so on Thursday early evening I caught the bus to go to Cwmbran to take buy some Haloumi cheese on offer in Lidl and stock up on the very … Continue reading

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Greece 2011: random afterthoughts

On Friday the Eurozone agreed to bail out Greece for the second time, ensuring that the Euro remains its currency at a time when there has been increasing talk about reverting to the drachma.  Angela Merkel said that it was … Continue reading

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Greece 2011: Nisyros, Amorgos, Kos ….. time to reflect

Back home now and trying to come to terms with Grey Britain once again.  It has certainly been uniformly and dismally grey since I got back on UK soil and I’m told there has not been much else this summer. … Continue reading

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Kos: and the last leg

I woke up at the normal time, 07.00 on Monday morning feeling much refreshed after  the first sleep in 2 days. Seven hours sleep is good for me and I went down for breakfast nice and early.  The breakfast terrace … Continue reading

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Amorgos to Kos: round the clock

I was wrong about the taverna getting ready to close at 02.00. Come 03.00 and it had a new lease of life with a dozen or more people trickling in for a crêpe or an ice cream.  I broke the … Continue reading

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Amorgos: last day, lots of colour

Saturday was the beginning of a three-day journey home.  Strange limbo kind of day.  Beginning with waking early.  I sleep with the French windows wide open and as I woke and opened my eyes the sky beyond the mountains was … Continue reading

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Amorgos: from sea to shining sea

No early morning awakenings Friday.  Slept like a log … once I got to bed.  For the first time this trip I fell asleep over the keyboard.  Not a good start at all for what I had planned for Friday. … Continue reading

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