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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2014, 08:23:35 PM »
Another glorious day today, the sea is a wonderful shade of turquoise, and there were a couple of 'sunday boaters' spotted out enjoying the great conditions.

Today we say 'congratulations' to Akrotiri who has been listed as one of the top 10 restaurants in Corfu by theculturetrip.com !

It may be a little walk up to visit them, but its worth the effort, as the views from their premises are amazing, back down over San Stef on one side, and over to Arillas and Gravia Island from the other.
When you get to the top, you can relax with a nice cold drink, and of course can always stop for another somewhere else when you've come back down into the village!! ;)

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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2014, 10:01:10 PM »
It certainly was a beautiful day today and the island did the first direct flight arrivals from UK proud with blue skies and 23c officially summer when those long awaited direct flights start.......

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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2014, 10:54:36 PM »
It's great to hear that you're still there and making those beautiful frogs and lizards. We were hoping that you would be.



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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2014, 11:45:31 PM »
Hello Hippopots , our daughter is looking forward to visiting you again when we come for our two weeks in July.

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« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2014, 11:43:31 AM »
Really enjoying the updates - thankyou

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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2014, 01:16:37 PM »
Great idea to do this Hippopots - its' invaluable to all of us who like to know what is going on in the village.

Looking forward to seeing you again on 18th August :)

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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2014, 08:29:33 PM »
Hi All,

Yep Jimbo, we're here again for 2014, and hopefully longer, as we love it so much!!
Lots of frogs and lizards again from us, as well as lots of new pieces, some already painted by us, and some available for painters who like to do their own, like Chrissie D's daughter.

We're not the only shop looking to have a larger selection of gifts this year.
Vasia has moved for 2014, just across the road from their old location.
They are now next to 2 Stars ,in the old surgery building. Work has been ongoing to create a lovely new premises, with much more space than they had before. Much effort has been made to make their new shop look very smart.

Once again a beautiful sunny day, with just a slight breeze and a few clouds.  :)   

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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2014, 09:47:28 PM »
Another nice day today, although slightly hazy this afternoon.

Also a little bit of breeze, so was a little windswept walking along the beach late this afternoon, although the sound of the waves rolling in is a sound I love.

The sea breeze did not deter Havana Bar however, where the beachfront woodwork was all receiving a fresh lick of green paint, and the wooden slats that connect the steps to the beach we all laid out in the sand, and being rubbed down for their paint job.
Also, new handrail posts are in place, to aid you down the steps to the beach, and back up again after a few bevvies at the beach bars!

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« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2014, 12:56:49 AM »
Thanks for all the updates  :)
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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2014, 01:18:02 AM »
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Also, new handrail posts are in place, to aid you down the steps to the beach, and back up again after a few bevvies at the beach bars!

It really is time for a lift.

Have they sorted out the kiddies' death slide in front of Mango Bar yet?



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« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2014, 12:37:29 PM »
I think its time that whole play area was removed, when we were there in Sept 2012 it was home to a massive wasp nest

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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2014, 09:12:32 PM »
Another beautiful sunny day.....there's a theme developing here! 8)

Just a little breeze, but the sea much calmer than yesterday.

The kiddies play area outside Mango is looking the same as last year.......as for the wasp nest, I'm terrified of the beasties so not going to get close enough to see if still there!!

The path to the beach by the side of Mango got a little bit of a pounding during the winter storms, with abit of a drop off the end to the beach. It's amazing how nature can shift the sands. But afew weeks ago there was a digger hard at work, and now it has all been built back up again, so another good access down to that glorious sandy beach.

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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2014, 06:24:15 PM »
Hi Hippopots I was over in San Stefanos today as it's great to have the supermarket open there (next door but 1 to you) saves a journey into Sidari, popped into 3W's for a frappe -but did notice there seems to be a few empty units along the centre part.  There is a for rent sign on the Ice Cream parlour next door to you, that's a pity I enjoyed their ice creams last summer...... Looks like Acabar are getting ready for summer they seemed to be busy working as was George at El Greco's it's looking good too with his new design and colours.....

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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2014, 07:42:01 PM »
Yes Lesley's right, El Greco's is going to look great this summer....so much work gone on there over the winter.

And yes, sadly Yiannis, Maria, and their ice creams and waffles will not be next to us this year. We were hoping for new neighbours, but at the moment I think we may well be on our own.

However, I did hear a rumour that there may be someone new in the former Binios Travel office next to Bar 38. Haven't seen any work in progress yet, but watch this space.

We also bought some paint today to do a bit of decorating in our shop. Everyone is working hard prior to the season to spruce everything up, so we need to do our bit to keep up!!

Been a little mixed weatherwise today. Started sunny, went cloudy this afternoon, and now is back to sunshine again.

 

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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2014, 07:59:35 PM »
My Grandson will be devastated he will be on his first visit to the village in August and was looking forward to vising the ice cream parlor after his evening meals


 

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