Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Scorching hot!

It's 9.30 a.m. and absolutely scorching hot already! I've just taken a load of picture frames and art stuff down to the Hobbit House in Elounda where I stay when the house is rented out. The new guests arrive at around 6.00 p.m. and I am meeting them in Elounda at Babel on the harbour. Babel is run by Greek friends of mine and is one of the best places to sit and chat. They even make a great cup of tea. Not always easy to find here. Once the house is ready. I am going up to Kritsa to see friends Nigel and Jenny, to get their signatures on the Sylogos papers (charity) for Flowers of Crete. Here papers have to be submitted x 6 and each set of papers needs at least 2 signatures, so when I came to take them to the lawyer, I realised some pages had been missed. Nigel is a well-known artist, and it was his sculpture of the Maid of Kritsa that was unveiled last Saturday week. For anyone who would like to see this work, it's on the road to Lato out of Kritsa and is on the crossroads where the maid died at the hands of Turkish soldiers. More about this later, as I ought to be vacuuming before it gets too hot.


  1. Pretty hot here too Julia, I think summer has arrived in England! Enjoy your day, Give my regards to all at Babel!

  2. yes it's really hot here too, Im stitching away taking breaks in between to cool down lol. The photos look lovely and the stories about the other artist's work sounds interesting too.

  3. Yes, it's hot..and muggy..did you feel a couple of spots of rain last night, very odd, only 2 or 3 but weird!!
    Hobbit House??
    Must go up to see Nigel's sculpture on G's next day off. Fascinating story about the woman, isn't it?

  4. The Hobbit House is the strange little apartment I am living in during the summer. We hope to be able to use it as an office for Flowers of Crete and a studio for me to work in, if we can sort the finances out. Will write more about Rhodanthe (I think that's her name) later this week. Watch this space.