OK guys I'm out of here for two weeks, off to the beautiful Island of Crete. I have no bloody job and I think Jan was beginning to tire of me
under her feet already so she told me to bugger off there for two weeks....sorted! I will be staying as always in the beautiful mountain
village of Kritsa
(Κριτσά). I have tried to attach a map of where I am located which is tricky as the satellite maps available aren't very good,
still this one sort of shows you with a little imagination. If you look at the cross shaped building that is a large church. If you come to 7
o'clock for about an inch you will see a small grey rectangular building, that is an even smaller church and the house is overlooking that.
Bored yet? I'll shut up!
The idea is to post probably every other day....perhaps more frequently and I will try to add some text whilst there if I have anything to say, well I guess I always have something to just very little of it has any substance! So, we'll see how it goes and if it all goes tits up whilst there I'll have to make it up as I go along.
1500 Monday 5th March - Thanks for the suggestion that I stay here guys....I'm sure meant in the kindest way possible but many more of them and I might get to thinking that you are trying to get rid of me! Anyway I need to get back to have something to moan about....I always struggle here and yet it comes so easy back in the UK. I guess my head is in a different place here.
Well the music Saturday night was fab, I think I eventually crawled into bed at 0245 which for a middle aged stay at home is quite late. In this particular restaurant they have music Friday and Saturday nights in the winter, it is always packed with Greeks and they have three professional musicians who will basically play as long as there are customers and unlike restaurants in the UK most here stay open as long as there are people there wanting to eat so when I said I left at 0230 I was probably the first to leave!
As I said great music but the reason I love to go is that there is a local guy who isn't part of the group but they give him a little 30 minute slot where he sings and dances. He has a wonderful voice and a beautiful smile......and I think internally he thinks that he is feamle and slim as he dances like a Turkish belly dancer....my description doesn't do him justice. Anyway they all love him and he gets a better reception than the band. He always has everybody singing as he sings classic greek songs that everyone knows and loves. It's an odd thing really, I have been coming here for over 10 years and the Greeks are very kind giving people in both a material and spiritual way. I have never felt closer to them than I do now yet sat in that restaurant there was a oneness between them all which as an outsider I can never be part of....they would want me to but I fear it can never be. I haven't really thought about it before, perhaps it's being the only foreigner there and the singing of songs that they all knew the words to. I can never feel what they do. It didn't spoil the evening, in many ways it made it the more special to be there and feel it. Perhaps I was feeling lonely, I'm fine here alone but there is always a point at some stage in each day when I get a bit like that. I kinda like my black side...you know pleasure through pain and all that!
I think that this is my last automated post before I get back on Wednesday, I have another lined up in case I'm knackered and can't be bothered. Don't forget to share the love and you can start by getting over to No Traces and Hello. Bob and Ali are engaged! How wonderful it is to see people happy.
Why not spoil yourself and take a look at the nominations for the 2007 Photobloggies. You won't be disappointed. It's an honour to be amongst such talent!
Listening to: "Greek
Radio......Choose A Station And Enjoy!