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Re: Whats happenin'
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2014, 05:41:36 PM »
Great updates hippopots, keep them coming.  Looking forward to our fortnight holiday in June.

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« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2014, 10:32:41 PM »
Hi All,
Didn't make it down to the village today, but we were there at dusk yesterday, dropping paint off, then took the dog for a quick run on the beach.
Work for the day was just winding down, with a couple of guys in overalls sat outside San Stefanos supermarket relaxing and chatting at the end of their working day.
After the waves of a few days ago, the sea yesterday was as flat as a millpond.

However, today has been a little overcast, and slightly cooler, and now the wind has really got up, so could be a bit choppy at sea again!

 

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« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2014, 10:20:30 PM »
Woke up to the sound of rain this morning, but was only a short sharp shower, followed by a lovely sunny day again.

Spring is definately here, there is so much colour around the village at the moment with all the wild flowers and blossom. Lots of lovely yellow, pink and purple flowers. This really is such a pretty time of the year in Corfu.
And the frogs could even be heard in the stream by Barras....a sure sign the season is nearly upon us.
They do confuse our poor dog though....he's convinced there should be ducks down there!!

 

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« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2014, 09:44:30 PM »
 Stavroula's back!! Just seen her on the webcam.Of course it could be son or daughter of Stavroula,not quite sure how long spiders live.

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« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2014, 10:02:17 PM »
Ha, Ha, yep, just looked too, and she's there! Not too big that she obstructs too much of the camera though!!

Lots of lightening last night, with today being a mix of rain, sun, and thunder! Still, without the rain we wouldn't have the lovely flowers.
The weather has created some quite impressive waves, with 4 surfers taking advantage of the conditions today.

In between showers work was still in progress in the village, even on a Sunday.
Some of the signage from Binios Travel was being removed today, ready for the next tenant, who I was informed today should be Dimitris and Manos Car Hire, moving across the road from their previous office between the Chinese and Zorbas.
And San Stefanos supermarket had their fridges out, doing a good spring clean behind them.
With less than a month to go before the season really gets going, everyone is working towards everything being ship shape!


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« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2014, 06:35:56 PM »
Just got back from the village, and it was a real hive of activity today.
The weather is glorious, warm and sunny, and everyone appears to be taking advantage of it.

Today seemed to be the day the shops were getting organised, ourselves included.
Vasia, Tereza's, Elizabeths, Perditas, Margarita supermarket, and ourselves were all in our premises today, organising stock, and getting things in place.

We were doing a spot of decorating, as was Yiannis, at Yiannis Gyros, who was giving the framework of his outside covers a lick of paint. Haven't seen Yiannis all winter so it was really nice to say Hi.   

And the sunshine meant the pressure washers were being put to good use at El Greco, and Olympia.

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« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2014, 07:07:00 PM »
Hippopots I know there is a lot of work going on where Vasia used to be,do you know what it's going to be?

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« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2014, 07:20:42 PM »
 I've been wondering if there is a way that we could recognize other Forum members when we are in San Stefanos,those that want to be recognized that is. It seems a shame that we could be sitting near someone in a taverna, whose posts we have enjoyed during the Winter,and not even know it.
 We can't go around with name badges on like we did when we started school.Anyone got any ideas?

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« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2014, 07:35:07 PM »
That's a good idea.

Apart from school trip labels,  Probably saying hello to everyone maybe a bit strange to non forum folk. 

Perhaps we say. Hello there. And the response should be  And hello to you too.
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« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2014, 07:44:57 PM »
Vasia's old shop has been incorporated into El Greco....
The bar has been totally transformed, with walls knocked out, new bar built, new doors, new paint job, and today a good ole hose down with a pressure washer!
Always amazes me how quickly things get done here. When we returned in January, the only difference was that Vasia had gone.
A few weeks later we walked by to see the side wall of El Greco gone, and the whole thing resembling a building site.
Fast forward to today, and its all just about done, and it's quite different to how it looked last year.

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« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2014, 08:59:13 PM »
I've been wondering if there is a way that we could recognize other Forum members when we are in San Stefanos,those that want to be recognized that is. It seems a shame that we could be sitting near someone in a taverna, whose posts we have enjoyed during the Winter,and not even know it.
 We can't go around with name badges on like we did when we started school.Anyone got any ideas?
Think I recall a few forum regulars tried a wrist band approach to recognise forum members a few years back, not sure how successful it was, sure some stalwarts of the forum may be able to confirm / recall?

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« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2014, 09:42:49 PM »
Vasia's old shop has been incorporated into El Greco....
The bar has been totally transformed, with walls knocked out, new bar built, new doors, new paint job, and today a good ole hose down with a pressure washer!
Always amazes me how quickly things get done here. When we returned in January, the only difference was that Vasia had gone.
A few weeks later we walked by to see the side wall of El Greco gone, and the whole thing resembling a building site.
Fast forward to today, and its all just about done, and it's quite different to how it looked last year.
Another noisy bar with tribute acts?I hope not.

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« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2014, 09:53:59 PM »
 Stavroula's back again tonight,bless her,maybe there are mosquitoes about now,carry on Stavroula catch as many as you can before we get there.

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Re: Whats happenin'
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2014, 10:38:03 PM »
Perhaps baseball caps forum written on the back

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« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2014, 10:41:32 PM »
Tony Cox did the wristband thing which were also mozzie repellent. Still got mine somewhere .... Don and Tony also had bright yellow t shirts with website name printed on.
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