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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...

Friday, 17 July 2009

Friday Shoot-Out. Yard Objects

My friend Jenny, visiting from England, relaxing in the shade, while I weed and water our kypos.
All important business is done over a Greek coffee. You can also buy anything you need for supper out of the back of a van while you're there...snails, raki?
A quiet,cool corner to relax and read.
Rather a bad photo but couldn't resist this al fresco area by the side of the road..
My neighbour Sofia, sitting outside her home, waiting to chat to anyone who has the time.
More important discussions.......notice the lack of women?? Probably, in the kitchens or working in the allotments.
A cool courtyard.

35 comments:

Mediterranean kiwi said...

and that's life...

Menopausal musing said...

Torrential rain outside as I read your post...... that's life indeed. The other woman's grass is always greener..........

:O)
x

Maddie Grigg said...

Ooh, don't. It's bloody freezing here.

Audrey said...

Lovely photos. Interesting, all of the important business gatherings! The hammock and the reading spots look SO relaxing! I really enjoyed your pictures a lot!

Denise said...

I am dying to visit Greece someday. I love the last photo and that courtyard.

Cheryl said...

Very nice photos-
they all have such a story to tell.
Have a nice weekend Jude:)

Lynn said...

I love those alcoves, cool places...funny the men gathering...the woman on her stoop with her flowers, we know what's important to her. And the hammock. Wonderful.
And look, I am STILL HERE! Happy 100th!

Clare W said...

Hmmmm that set of photos has made me more relaxed despite being in a very rainy UK July xxx

seashell cosmos said...

Jude, I get a sense of very relaxed living, take it easy sort of layed back little worries when I come visit this blog. Does wonders for me right now. Thank you!! :)

St Ives Birds & Photo Journal said...

I love the idea of discussing business over Greek coffee and buying stuff out of the back of a van.
It amazes me about EEC regulations. It seems that out of the whole of Europe Britain is the only country that follows these regulations to the letter. Most of the others seem to just get on with things the way they always have done. Having said that I don't know if Crete is part of the EEC.
It all looks so relaxed there, the mediterranean area is the only part of the world that I have the feeling I would really like to visit.

Kerry said...

Very enticing pics of Greece! Thanks!

nicolaknits said...

So how's your Greek? Lovely photos.

bindu said...

So laid back and relaxed. This is the only sane way to live. Love the gourds on the wall in the reading corner, and the hammock in the shade.

Ellisa said...

i love seeing your life in Greece

katie jane said...

Oh Jude, these are so pretty. I love looking at your world. Everything seems so romantincally different, but it probably is the same as here. Thanks for showing us around.

~JarieLyn~ said...

I loved looking at your pictures. It's so interesting to see your point of view on yard objects.

Doreen said...

thanks for the look around Greece. that is a relaxing spot to read or just be. great post!

Sarah Lulu said...

Love your neighbour Sofia and the little courtyard....

yvette said...

nice life

A Scattering said...

Thanks for the tour! One of my favorite things about Shoot Out is how we get to tour the world every week.

Gordon said...

You took me back to my days in the U.S. Navy. My wife and I spent 17 days in Athens. Living space is at a premium, but the people are friendly and happy. I loved your shoot-out post.

Artist Unplugged said...

Amazing and interesting photos!

Chele said...

Loved this series of pics.

Chris said...

It is so fun to travel with you and see all the beautiful sites. It looks like such a fascinating place to discover.

Ivy said...

Crete is such a beautiful place and surely a place I would love to live in.

Chef E said...

AH! Who would not love a post from Greece! Wish I was there, and I will make it one day and see these yard objects you have posted...beautiful...

Cynthia said...

That last photo is a dream, I couldn't agree more with ChefE? Crete is a beautiful place even if someone needs to tell those old men to move over for some good womanly advice!

Blu said...

Beautiful Crete, love those courtyard shots.

malmur said...

Raining here at the mo - what a lovely set of pictures.

Carol said...

What the heck women in the kitchen! Who ever knew.

periwinkle said...

I wish I was there , eating your courgettes ... instead of the rain we have here also

GingerV said...

I love the last photo - the cool courtyard - excellent shoot out

soulbrush said...

looks like greece to me, so lovely...what a gorgeous place to live (i know i keep saying this to you jude).

Calico Kate said...

You are capturing the real essence of where you now live Jude - it's gorgeous. Lucky you
CKx

Jenny said...

Hey you make me look lazy! Mind you, I had WALKED MILES to get there!