I must say for some reason I am struggling to catch up with emails and blogs from when I was away. A pleasant problem and irritating at the same time. You get back and 300 emails drop into your in box....OK I know I'm not that popular so once I deleted all the bloody spam there were a few to respond to so if I haven't gotten around to you yet I am almost there and working on it I promise.
Today I had to reacquaint myself with the wonders of the Social Security Office here in Bath, a joy to behold. So before I went on holiday they told me when you return pop in and make an appointment for a rapid reclaim. I went in today to be told we can see you in 40 minutes....wonderful I thought that will save me coming in again. So I wait for my appointment sit down and the bloody woman said we can book you in for an appointment next Wednesday??? I said I thought I was at the appointment....Oh no I had made an appointment to see someone to make an appointment. Perhaps this is a job I could do....make the appointments for the bloody appointment makers! I assume they think that we are unemployed so best fill our time with appointments. I'm sure that it's not just the UK!
Today's image was taken on my trip to Crete in March in the small town of Neapoli (Νεάπολη). Once the regional capital it has now been relegated to second place by the coastal town of Aghios Nikolaos (Άγιος Νικόλαος) which is a few miles down the road. The locals may not feel it but I think that they did Neapoli a favour in doing it as it remains a lovely quiet town with none of the tourist tat of the coast....perfect for wanders with a camera. This was taken at a tiny circus that had turned up in town and had taken up residence in a small car park. For those with an interest here is a map to help you find your way around.