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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...

Monday, 31 May 2010

Time to say Goodbye....

Ernest has been busy packing this week, I am joining him on a flight to Gatwick on Friday (just to make sure he gets there!!) Just look at all the goodies he's got, his home as a wonderful lavendar bag in it too so the aroma is gorgeous.

He'll then make his way to Wipso
I do hope her eye is better by then, she'll need all her wits about her to keep Ernest in check...

We've had so much fun with him but it's time to move on now.

I love hollyhocks and we have many of them around here.
Don't you think they look like fabric?
Yammas! to you 2, we had a wonderful week with you, hope to see you over here again very soon.
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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Job Experience.......

Dear Mum and Blogland friends..
Firstly, I must apologise for 'slipping into my old ways'.
I promise I'll try not to do it again (hic!)
Well, yesterday, Geoff made me get up very early and he soon had me doing his job... while he went back to bed..

I was the celebrity guide on the Jeep Safari...had the best seat..can you see all the poor folk in the back (look in the rear mirror..tehe!)

I was nearly a goat's lunch...
but look at that spectacular view..well worth the bumps, hair pin bends and heat..
Thanks to these guys..I had a great day ( I reckon I worked twice as hard as them..)
We're at Zeus's Cave here.
What do you reckon??? Suits me?? Can I have one when I get home?? Please, please??
ps. I feel I've outstayed my welcome somewhat...anybody up for taking on a recovering delinquent?
Love you, miss you mum..xx
pps. if the link isn't working go to www.safariclub.gr

Monday, 17 May 2010

Who's Got a Headache from Hell?

Dear Ernest's Mother...
We haven't seen Ernest for a couple of days, but I do know where he is....
I'm sorry to report he's blotted his copybook big time!!

We took him out with us so he could enjoy a typical Cretan evening eating out with some friends of ours on Friday night.
He hit the raki BIG time, thought the tiny glasses were just his size...we did try to stop him but no, he said he could handle it..
He decided he was having his own party when we arrived home..we were still getting complaints from the neighbours early morning..
I think it's time we started thinking of who he's going to entertain next???
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Friday, 14 May 2010

An Artistic Adventure with Ernest..

Dear Mum and friends.

Woke up yesterday morning. Believe it or not, it was very comfortable and I survived!! Lily seems to be lethargic because of the heat and she's always being chased by the bouncy Dewi so she's not bothered that I snuggle down with her..

Jude, Geoff and I went to Fodele for the day.

We visited El Greco's (Ο Δομηνιχος Θεοτοχοπουλος) old house, which is now a small museum.

He was born in 1541 in Fodele. He trained as a traditional icon painter but then travelled to Venice and trained under Titian. Then he travelled to Madrid and Toledo...he worked ceaselessly and became a genius.....

Do you think that could happen to me????

Mary Magdelane
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Thursday, 13 May 2010

Dear Mum...

Dear Mum
I had a dreadful journey over, couldn't see a thing and must have flown round and around in the volcanic ash cloud.
I slept outside last night as it's so hot here but I must admit I miss my perch at home, this wasn't very comfortable.

I think the locals, though rather odd looking, are very friendly..

I've even had a pedicure....
We are off for the day today...it's 29 degrees already and it's only 10.00 am.
Miss you all

Love Ernest

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Ernest has Survived!!

As I sat on my balcony this morning enjoying the warm sunshine, I heard a sad, tweeting from within the grape vines that grow up the pillars of our house..
I finally discovered an ash-covered, disoriented little fellow..It's Ernest..I was expecting him last week..and had begun to think something awful had happened...
Ernest has come all the way from the UK and obviously got lost in the volcanic ash clouds.
He last visited Cathy, who gave him his knotted hankie, which amazingly he's still wearing..
His family are here. so I best send them a message to say he's arrived safely.
He's relaxing in the dark at the moment..I think he's finding the sun a tad bright!
More pics soon...
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Saturday, 1 May 2010

One Year

One year ago ( Sunday)this happened...
I still can't believe it..
hope you're watching Jose...my mate x