- Crete, Greece
- 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...
Saturday, 19 March 2011
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has several projects and test pieces on the go at the same time??
an important piece. Anybody notice what's wrong with the
I'm knitting a different style cardi in the same yarn..
little devils might be lying at the bottom of my knitting basket for a while..
Work at one piece until it's complete?
Or, do you, like me, enjoy having several pieces on the go at the same time??
I'd love to hear from you.
Monday, 14 March 2011
we had several days of sleet and snow
Thanks for everyone who got in contact regarding my 'lost' blog list. As you can see, the majority of you are back where you belong, thank heavens!! Some of you will be joining when I can sort out why I still get a message saying..wrong!
Friday, 11 March 2011
Last weekend I decided it was time to do a wee bit of
tidying on my blog
Sadly, I went a little too far....
and deleted ALL my blog list
ALL those scrummy little reads I look forward to every day
ALL those snippets
ALL my bloggy friends
disappeared into the depths of ???
I was mortified...
So, it's taken a 5 days of me muttering and scribbling
I have some more addresses but I keep getting messages saying no, can't !! when I try to enter them.
Anybody out there, who knows I commented on your blog, please, leave me a comment
and I'll happily add you on to my daily read again.
P.S. the photo is of the centre of a wirlygig osteospernam..lovely, isn't it?
Sunday, 6 March 2011
We drove to Milatos Cave for our walk yesterday.
It's perched high above the hamlet of Milatos, which is on the north coast.
The caves are approximately 200 metres along an old footpath which winds
around the side of a steep ravine.
The sound from the grazing goats and assorted birds is truly magical, echoing through the ravine.
This is delicate white bryony, a poisonous climber.
The hillsides are covered in carob, sage, myrtle and euphorbia.
As we approach the cave entrance it seems unimpressive.
Inside though, it spreads out into a series of caves covering 2100 sq. metres.
In February, 1823, 2700 local inhabitants took refuge here, hiding from
the Turkish troops of Hassan Pasha. They were plundering and pillaging the area.
For 13 days. approximately 150 Cretan rebels fought off the Turks until, starving and desperate the beseiged tried to break out.
They were cut down and massacred by the Turks.
The children were sold into slavery in Egypt and 18 priests were burnt to death.
This church is inside the caves and was built to commemorate this event.
Bones from some of the dead can be seen in this glass-fronted ossuary.
One of the icons in the church.
When I was a member of The Rainbow Choir, we sang here at the commemoration that is held every May.
As we meandered back to the car, we reflected on how such a tragedy could have taken place in such a peaceful spot.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Althought the weather has been pretty dismal for weeks now...rain, rain, rain...it stayed dry today!
I noticed these tiny flowers on the tamarisk trees, so delicate!
The island of Crete is inundated with 15,000 Chinese refugees this week..the Greek government sent the ferries, that normally sail between the Greek islands, to Libya. There were also Brits and other nationalities with them. They will be repatriated within a few days and leave...I'm proud this was accomplished without any pomp and palaver.