March 5, 2014
Day 2. Per picking oranges this morning. After he made fresh juice like he does every day for breakfast
Day 3: Friendly visit of a F16
For all those in Rhodos holding their breath: you can start breathing again The pebbles are back. Hurray!!!
Spent some time in the garden today surrounded by my favourite cats
a friendly face in my garden
My 2 walking mates, still a little shaky after being attacked by a large pit bull. Luckily only an ear and an ego were bruised…
Just a few clothes for the newest member of the family: Vinny
A fun night bowling
Happy birthday Per
BBQ time: sardines & souvlaki, beets and their greens, babaganoush, corn on the cob and yummy olives
Today was the baptism of Achilleas. Not such a happy day for him maybe, he cried lots
Spring has really sprung!
A lovely lunch with lovely people
Joke is back!
Lovely company, lovely weather, lovely walk.
Many reasons to be happy about
After 8 years without, today we got a car.
Finally I can go places and drive my friends around
A messy kitchen after a fun evening with good friends
Lovely weather, lots of yard work, nice fish lunch along the coast with Per & Silvia, and then winning 3 times at the bingo. And in between doing all that I saw these little boats sailing in the sea and it just made my day even more happy
Planted a few flowers against the wall. Can’t wait for them to grow
Many willing men helping me to find the oil tank. Per, who was at home was the one who finally found it using the internet. Once found they filled it with oil and did not want any payment. Having blond Silvia with me helped a lot! Just love living in Greece
Is it summer yet? I got my beach dress ready
Happy to serve as cat bed
Per has finished the bottom shelf in the cupboard under the sink. Can’t wait to see what he is going to do with the top one
Princess for the night
Lovely dinner with friends and their young daughter who thought I would suit a tiara and huge ring
Dinner at the Sheikh’s
Both our orange trees got a haircut and a new coat
It brings more light to our terrace plus they look very handsome!
2 of my favourite guys
Happy to have a little house guest, Turtle, while she recovers from her operation
It’s done thank you Per xx
Tea party in the garden with Per the pussy magnet
A crazy day which left us without a bathroom but luckily it did not stop us from producing and enjoying a fantastic BBQ meal with good friends!
A real fun day in the jungle!
The roses I planted just 2 weeks ago obviously feel at home in my garden
Not a happy day, Per broke his ankle, we spent most of the day in the hospital. Now he is comfortably installed with all he could need around him. Thank you Joke for your support today
nothing left of the bathroom, now we are ready to start building it up again
Eyeliner and Siss, 2 sisters enjoying the sun with me this afternoon
Stelios is moving fast. Can’t wait to see what he has planned for the middle part
How spoiled we are to have a cleaning fairy now that the house is a dusty affair! Thanks Kate
An especially happy day for Per as I took him out for lunch by the sea. The Bob the Builder Van transformed into a limousine
A lovely crisp fresh from the field salad (thanks Kate) with spicy roast chicken and fried mushrooms. Happiness on a plate!
Our vines are growing like crazy, and the first grapes have formed. Looks like we will have lots of them later this summer!
A fun morning in the garden with lots of Dutch
The workmen are taking a break for Easter, today was their last day and they won’t be back until Tuesday. The house has been cleaned (thanks Kate), I have hot water again, groceries for the weekend are done, Per got a new cast, life is good.
Now where are the chocolates?
Goat leg in the oven: Rub a goat leg with salt, pepper, cinnamon, oregano & butter. Pin some cloves into the meat. Place in large pan or casserole dish with a quartered onion and some cloves of garlic, potatoes and carrots, peppercorns, cinnamon bark & bay leaves and two cups of water. Seal the pan totally with tin foil and place in 150C/300F oven for +/- 6 hours. The meat will be lovely and tender and should fall off the bone. Enjoy!
2 different Easter celebrations. First a Swedish one in the afternoon and in the evening a Greek Easter soup with lots of fun and laughter together with Joke & Dimitri
After a beautiful ride around the island we had a delicious meal of roast goat stuffed with rice. Life is very good
Today I was a housewife: tidying, laundry, dishes, cleaning, ironing: not much to be happy about. So it was a nice surprise to be called by a friend to go for a walk around town. Thank you Marjan
Fun day with Wendy Malapetsas Artemis and Dioni. First we visited Ulrike http://www.aubergekalopetri.com/ , then we visited a church fete at the Amortos Monastery. Thanks Wendy!
A fun coffee morning at the ‘Beeb Miep’. Thanks Martha Mostratou Zeinstra
Good news for Per, he does not need an operation, the bone is in place and the Doctor believes all will be well!
To celebrate we went our for lunch and on the way home stopped by the boatyard to say hi to his favourite dogs in town
Breakfast: Greek yoghurt with strawberries harvested from my own hanging strawberry plant
Dutch King’s Day Celebrations! What a funny funny afternoon
day 54 Stelios is a true artist
First time since he broke his ankle, Per has walked/hobbled down to the hotel to inspect the progress
Busy day today but luckily I had half an hour to relax with the cats in the garden. Siss was well camouflaged stretched out between the stones. Nothing so relaxing than watching a cat sleep
This is getting harder every day, there are only so many cat photos I can put up without everyone thinking I am the the crazy cat lady
Thus this photo, games I play everyday; one in English, one in Dutch to keep my mind active. Hopefully tomorrow I will have something a little more creative…
Nina, who is much too big to be a lap dog, enjoying a little cuddle
I am getting much enjoyment from the garden, especially when I am sitting/hanging on the chair staring at nothing much in particular
The wedding of Sophia & Rob
Remembering socks I bought when I was 12, still loving them today
A doorstep, stair’s base and border tiles for the hotel all sorted today
Love the Eurovision! Holland and Sweden are my favourites entries so far but maybe I am bias?
I should have taken a photo of Banu & Peter during the nice lunch we shared but I forgot. Instead a photo of the bathroom starting to look like something again…
A nice walk to the market this morning. Fresh fruit and veg, plus 2.5kg of fish. It made a delicious meal tonight, unfortunately I forgot to take a photo….
Mulberries taste better when they are stolen from a neighbour’s tree
Well done Conchita, well done Holland for coming second. It was difficult to pick a winner!
What a fun evening we had, thank you Joke & Dimitri for a great time! xx
A fun day! The morning we spent in the company of Captain Jacques & Dominique. Sorry I did not get a photo
And the afternoon at the Grekos: a fun time, great food and excellent company
My beautiful climbing rose is in full bloom
Ms Eyeliner enjoying a little nap on the sofa =^..^=
Good to have Pia visiting and look what she brought: a beautiful scarf and lots of chocolate.
No…. you can’t have any
A fun day shopping with the girls and I didn’t buy a thing!
A terrible photo of a great night out at the Swedco Farm! The Russian tourists sure know how to party and dance funny
A fun day, partly spent on the beach
A great evening at Γιάννης in Koskinou
We spent a fun day shopping in Marmaris with our favourite Tour Guide
A fabulous dinner
Stelios made my day
Last photo of Per with a cast. This was taken just before he left for the hospital. He still needs the crutches for a week or so but the cast is off!
First swim of the season, lovely and warm at Tassos Beach
Enjoying the bracelet I got as a present this week
Yes, you guessed it: we ate yet again Delicious it was and well deserved for Per who had his first longish walk this afternoon since his cast came off.
1 mani/pedi, 2 dresses, 2 skirts, 3 t-shirts = 1 Happy Elly
25th wedding anniversary
The opening of Rhodos Riches’ The Talented Doctor Hedenborg
Good to see so many familiar faces again
Walking around town is a pleasure, there are flowers everywhere.
I love these, they are so vibrant!
new garden furniture
Dinner with old & new friends
A nice day spent on Tsambika Beach
Just a few more meters to go!
The Princess and the pea
Pinkie, the one-eye bandit keeping his one eye on things
Our courtyard is a happy place I can sit there all day and enjoy the flowers…
Look what I received as a gift today! Handmade and it goes perfect with the pebble floor. Just love it!
Blue seemed to be the colour of the day
Afternoon at the beach followed by a fantastic meal with great friends
Looks like I have a new favourite spot in the court yard
Well hello there Mr Salmon
All through the day I forgot to take photos of happenings which would be ideal for a happydays photo: the last Dutch Club coffee morning of the season, the fantastic kilo of cherries we ate in one sitting, the amazing Chinese meal I made or the yummy ice cream we had for desert. Instead you get a fuzzy photo of us
When I first started with this project, I panicked a little; what would happen if I had no photo one day. We had just gotten a new fridge which is just fantastic after the old one broke and I decided to keep the fridge as a back-up, just in case… Fortunately I never ran out of ideas, in fact most days I had to chose out of several events. How lucky I am to have such a happy life!
Now I feel guilty, that poor fridge, never even got a mention. And so here it is, my final photo is of the fridge