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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Beachy Day

I shouldn't really show you this place, it's a well kept secret.
This, believe it or not is one of the best places to go and eat al fresco.
Just look, it's 2 steps from the sea. Can you imagine it? You've had a relaxing day on the beach, reading, swimming, snoozing, then you saunter over to these make shift tables ( made from the cable drums) and sit under the trees and watch the stars appear in the sky as you sip retsina or ouzo over ice.
The menu is adequate..... greek salad, souvlaki and chips, everything made to order, fresh and tasty.
Maria, who runs the kantina has help, her daughter and her daughter's son. But the son is about 12 this year and always looks like he wants to be off playing with his mates, who can blame him??
It's best get here early because by 8 o'clock in the evening the place is filling up and by 9 it will be full of local people who know where to get a good meal. That is, of course, in a couple of weeks time, nobody rushes around here. I'll be here, waiting for you....
ps. don't forget to go to the loo before you come though, or else you'll be taking a trip into the bushes!
We went down there today to walk the dogs on the beach and collect some pebbles, I want them for decoration. It was warm and sunny and we were the only people on the beach, it's a local beach so the tourists who are out here now don't get to come down.
There's no sunbeds and umbrella, no facilities, just the sea, some tamarisk trees and a gorgeous view, we've seen kingfishers down here too.
Dewi had a paddle and really enjoyed himself.
It was bliss.
The temperature has risen to mid 20's now and the sea is warming up.
It's one of the best times of the year, everything is still quiet but there's some expectancy in the air.
Hope it's a good season for everyone.
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Kitty said...

OH my goodness. That looks totally blissful. x

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Warmth, the Kantina, ouzo, calm sea and a cute puppy - lucky you. You've probably earned a break from the gardening.

Katiejane said...

Oh, please, please can I come with you? I've been good, really I have. This looks like heaven on earth! I used to work in a hotel here that had a Greek chef and wow, the food he could cook. I loved it. I'm there with you in my mind.

Jackie said...

It would be lovely to visit befor eit gets too hot and too busy..you should have kept it quiet. dewi is gorgeous.

Jenny said...

Hope you have time to show me this place Jude!

FeatherDuster said...

I'm packing!

Taz said...

I need to be in Crete..I need to be in Crete...I need to be in Crete :) One of these days I'm going to have a Shirley Valentine moment and just find myself at the airport.

John said...

It looks and sounds absolutely beautiful, keep a table for Linz and me, we would love it!

maddie said...

I love makeshift tables and beaches without sunbeds. Looking forward to sailing round Ithaca next month.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

I agree with Maddie, somehow makeshift tables etc make the location even more appealing! Best wishes.


bindu said...

Looks dreamy. Do post more pictures of your puppy!

Unknown said...

That looks lovely Jude...I'll tell you where mine is if you tell me where yours is :-) Julia PS On Jen's advice and after your comment I have started another blog http://juliascretandiary.blogspot.com/

Hope I can manage to make it as interesting and informative as yours.