Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Lovely morning!

Absolutely wonderful morning here.  Was woken by Maria bringing me aubergines, cucumber and tomatoes.  Just enjoying a few more days of having nothing desperately important to do.  My Cretan dittany outside the kitchen door is still flowering, so I ought to do some work on my new painting.  Above is my first attempt at this complex plant.  I am really pleased with the new version, although it is taking much longer than normal.  It is a much bigger painting than normal though. However, quilting still calling me - I am making a lap quilt for my friend Judi and it is not going as well as I hoped. The colours are great but I feel it needs something to add some oooomphhhh.  Not sure what though.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Back from Maria's

Back from Maria's having been given some of her delicious vegetable stew for my lunch.  Also have to take her to Neapoli on Wednesday, not sure why and bring her some biscuits next time I go to Lidl - which she calls Litro.  Here are photos of her I took this morning, along with her bowl of stew.  She is a wonderful cook who makes everything, however simple, delicious.

Monday morning

Still have to fetch Thera from the apartment.  Still in pj's when Maria called me to go round for yet another coffee.  Just want to potter here and read for a while, but duty calls.  Lovely sunny day - washing out - house clean and tidy - might do some quilting later on!  Oh well, off to Maria's :-)

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Back home

Back at home after TWO carafe's of raki with Maria, Dimitri and Dino.  Have been talked into doing a village meal on Thursday night by Dimitri - chicken with pomegranite. Hopoe I can remember how to cook it. 

Starting again

After a huge amount of time, I am hoping to re-start this blog.  So much has happened in the last year or so I can't begin to recall.  However, the season is now over and I am returning home to Pano Elounda this afternoon.  Yippeee.  I am working on courses and holidays for next year and these can be seen on  A new (and only one) taverna has opened in the village and I went there last night with guests from Canada.  The taverna was packed to the rafters with locals and we had an excellent evening.  This afternoon moving stuff back to the house and re-starting work on my latest painting of Cretan dittany.