Just Now in Crete - November

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Just Now in Crete - November

Postby Carolina » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:04 pm

It's been raining on and off for the past week and getting chillier by the day. We haven't used any heating at home so far, but today being the first day of November we decided that we can 'officially' turn on the heating (don't ask me - it's a Greek thing).

I gleefully turned on the central heating switch this morning, and .. nothing. Air in the pipes? Possibly, as we haven't had the boiler serviced yet. Talk about last minute. Oh well, we had managed to organise a new delivery of logs for the fire last week, so we light that. Within minutes the room starts filling with smoke. The chimney is blocked! We put out the fire and open all the doors and windows. It's now colder than ever in the house and I'm shivering at the key board. Kalo mina!

Note to self: Don't leave it until November to get in the boiler man and the chimney sweep.

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Postby Clio » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:33 pm

Something similar here. Cold Comfort Ferma. Forced to decamp to the oh so cosy cafeneio where the newly-installed somba is drawing nicely and baking little spuds to go with the walnuts, the cheese, the rusks, tomato, olives and apple slices. And the odd tot, of course. Collected a drink from the vicar, an invite to next weekend’s kazani and some empty jam jars for the next batch of marmelada – and still had change from 3€. Still chilly back at base but now nicely warmed inside.

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Postby xirosternifellow » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:59 pm

kalo mina everyone

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Postby filippos » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:29 pm

Perhaps we should form a Pago Club. We're heatless, too. Lots of piping hot water everywhere except in the radiator piping.

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Postby oliveoyl » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:28 am

First snows settled on the southern slopes of Psiloritis last night and the snow clouds have just moved back over. Lovely jubbly

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Pago Club

Postby Clio » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:15 pm

Perhaps we should form a Pago Club


Sounds good. Can we do Group Hugs?

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Postby filippos » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:21 pm

Snuggles, even.

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Postby Carolina » Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:11 am

Forget the Pago Club and the group hugs and snuggles - it was a short weather glitch. Now head on back to the beach. What a beautiful day!

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Postby filippos » Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:22 am

Doesn't have to be cold for snuggles!

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Postby paulh » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:02 am

Moderater hat on

right now in Crete I am considering putting anyone who mentions snuggles from here on in, on perv watch!

Can't have things like that on the board, after all we are British.




:)

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Postby Clio » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:44 pm

(Thinks) Maybe I can sneak this one past him, heh-heh.

Just now in Crete we have no need of αγκαλιασματα because it is jolly 'ot again. Winter mezedes none the less welcome: καλαμπόκι chunks roasted in the somba's oven, and the first field mushrooms, cut in strips, fried and lavished with lemon.

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Postby paulh » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:40 am

quick "off topic" aside -
I saw that but as you are on (the watch list) already you will probably get away with it

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Postby paulh » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:43 am

right now in Crete having got up in bright early morning sunshine, one hour later I am sitting with lights on and fairly heavy rain outside. I have watched black clouds spread from the west and some spectacular rainbows strong enough to have a reverse arc too. And in the west right now is some bright blue sky. That is one of the beauties of Crete, it is rare that there isn't some bright blue sky at some part of the day.

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Postby Clio » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:19 pm

It was 22° in town today, plum tomatoes were 30 lepta a kilo in the market, and back home the eagles were flying low. There are worse places in which to be poor.

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Postby Clio » Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:18 pm

The first wild narcissi of spring 2010 were on sale in the market for a euro a bunch....


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