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The wind had subside by early morning but started to blow again so it was another windy walk. Getting to Plakaki was interesting as the sea was still pushing water into the river. Some careful timing was required.

We were a little later getting out so we encountered Jorma and Fido coming towards the Beach car park.… Read the rest

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Some Kites

Plenty of wind in the night woke me a couple of times. I needed encouragement to rise from my boudoir which I received from Isabella and Sasha who were ready to get out to face the day. It’s much easier to get up early when it’s warm and you only need to drag on a T-shirt and shorts.… Read the rest

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Pikkuna Has Arrived!

Luis was defending the entire back bench seat for his personal use leaving Isabella and Oskar on the floor. I shut him up verbally from the comfort of my pit until he started up again when Oskar tried to get up. At this point, I got out of bed and pushed Luis onto the floor so that he could see how it is when the boot is on the other foot.… Read the rest

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Busy Day

I was woken in the night, not by Sasha wanting to go out but by YouTube which either I’d forgotten to turn off or had reactivated itself. It sounded interesting but not so much at 02:15.

The wind was strong at 05:05. I could have waited before going out but there was plenty of interest from below decks so I dressed and bridled the dogs.… Read the rest

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Progress Made

We walked as usual. A car arrived in the car park around 05:35; I wonder why. Luc has moved the BB elsewhere, probably to avoid the throngs anticipated over the next couple of days.

Skinny came with the girls again then I went into Paleochora. There’s a large marquee in the street near Synka which I had to avoid by taking a diversion.… Read the rest

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Hardly a breath of wind as I poked my head out of the awning, there was a little more as we walked over the rocks so I was pleased to be wearing my coat even though it was open. It appeared lighter than the day before as the sky was more reflective.

The BB has reappeared after a couple of nights away in Chania spending time with friends.… Read the rest

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Coat-Off

There was a lot of fidgeting in the night so I was awake early. For some reason, Sasha seemed to wish to go for a walk around four-thirty however I didn’t. I got up and we went at the usual time.

It was much warmer and there was no strong wind. What wind there was was coming from the west.… Read the rest

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It’s Summer!

It was with alacrity that I leapt from my pit to start my day with a lovely walk on The Promontory. They sky looked a little black, indeed I feared it might rain although the forecast said not. There was a visitor waiting by the gate so there were seven dogs this morning and three on the second walk.… Read the rest

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SFD

I fell asleep in front of the box as my day had been fairly active not allowing for any snoozing. I went to bed and was soon asleep to be woken by another, probably slightly louder, YouTube video much later on. OOps! But then Sasha wanted a wee so it wasn’t for nothing. I woke later feeling quite warm but then it was soon time to get up anyway.… Read the rest

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I reconfigured my bed when I changed the sheet as it was too warm with the sheet, blanket and duvet. I rolled up the duvet so it’s still available quite quickly and went back to a sheet and blanket. This was fine last night although just slightly cooler than I might like.

Our walk was without the excitement of Dennis, the fisherman.… Read the rest

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All Clean!

I woke in the night feeling hot!

Our fisherman was busy at work when we returned to The Promontory. Luis and Obi were the first two on station and not barking. He was using a different lure today but I suspect the fish were as safe as they were yesterday as he’d gone home by the time Sasha, Isabella and I had gone round again.… Read the rest

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Shirtless II

It felt a lot warmer this morning mostly because there was very little wind so I was keener to get up and go. The dogs also seemed keener too.

The moon is in the last couple of days so provided little light not helped by the angle as it’s now very low. Goodbye moon for this month!… Read the rest

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No Shirt!

There was a slight delay in getting up which wasn’t really a problem as it was windy and colder again. The sky was clear and the moon is now towards the east at that time of day as it’s approaching the end of its cycle.

I kept a good pace as we walked up the road to Plakaki as the wind was cold and in my face.… Read the rest

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Power Outage

Isabella, Sasha and Skinny went out in the middle of the night however, I hadn’t realised that Isabella was out until the other two were in, so I was delighted to have to get up again to let her in.

There was little wind and it was warmer on our walk. Only one pair of gloves and I even undid my jacket a couple of times!… Read the rest

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More Oil

The nasty fascists were beating up one of the young lads on Hotel Portofino. I have a feeling this fascist business is going to end badly for Italy and probably for Mussolini. I’d watched Wycliffe beforehand and As Time Goes By after. A fairly eclectic viewing selection ending with some more practical stuff on Nebula to finish off.… Read the rest

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One Departure

I wanted to get going as the wind forecast suggested it might get very windy. There was some wind earlier but the sky was clear, the moon was shining and it wasn’t horribly cold.

We walked up the road as there has been a recent trend for dogs to disappear into an adjacent field and eat or roll in something disagreeable.… Read the rest

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Sunny Day

A peaceful night with no nocturnal interruptions. I have a theory…

I got up at 05:15 so we were out just after five-thirty to a slightly warmer and only breezy morning under a moonlit sky. BB had remembered to turn off his outside light and came to pay the outstanding 10€ from his brief stay later.… Read the rest

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All Clean!

I watched the first episode of Hotel Portofino which takes place in Italy the Roaring Twenties as Mussolini’s fascist party was coming to the fore. An amusing remark from the [British] cook who scorned the beef joint and the small potatoes before asking what olive oil had to do with food…

The blustery night turned into a slightly less blustery morning which was cold but clear and dry.… Read the rest

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Warmer!

The battery reached it’s lower set limit so switched over, rather abruptly, to Grid for the rest of the evening. I think I need to have the inverter take care of that changeover and not the BMS as it should be seamless.

The troops were ready to go today and I even woke up feeling too warm during the night!… Read the rest

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Continuing Chilly and Windy

I was delighted to hear the wind still blowing hard outside. I went back to sleep to wait until the troops decided it was time to get up. Around six-thirty Sasha and then Isabella started fidgeting so I knew it was time to move myself. We were out a little while after I’d put on my various layers as it was still cold.… Read the rest

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One departure and one arrival

I watched Sean Bean as Sharpe and noticed one of his ‘Chosen Men’ was a certain Daniel Craig. Sharpe was busy training men to shoot three rounds in two minutes, defeat the French and rescue maidens from a fate worse than death. All good harmless fun.

More strong wind and another cold night didn’t encourage me to part with my bed.… Read the rest

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Less Chilly

The wind died down during the night yet it was not at all warm but felt warmer with less windchill. We didn’t go for our walk until later and it was getting light as we walked towards Plakaki. Our guest has returned and was part of the party.

I came out again with the three girls and we had a speedy additional lap of the Promontory.… Read the rest

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Jolly Chilly!

It blew most of the night and it was raining at getting up time which confirmed my desire to remain in my pit eventually to get up around seven. We had an hour’s walk on The Promontory which was enough for me and even probably for the dogs. Luis was more interested in going back for his breakfast than racing off up the beach.… Read the rest

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Chilly!

I didn’t put the heater on during the evening as it really was reasonably warm. I was happy to have my duvet as the temperature dropped during the night revealing a breezy and chilly morning. It wasn’t hard to convince myself there was little advantage to going out at 05:30 so we didn’t get up until around six.… Read the rest

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Ginger Pussy is Back

Sasha woke me around two wanting to go out. I was happy to stand and freeze whilst she peed but she was very quick! She kept quiet until the alarm went then I let her, Isabella and Skinny go outside. Calmer for me inside without the three of them.

The moon was much higher in the sky as it’s the second day of seeing it in the morning.… Read the rest

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Goodbye Andreas: Hello Toni

Late to bed but warmer as I deployed my duvet so was actually too hot. It makes a difference to start the day warm though.

Obi didn’t have an opportunity to slope off today as I was on his case. Nevertheless, he gave it a good try as we were walking back for the final tour of the Promontory.… Read the rest

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Now I Need To Clean!

I turned on the new light above the worktop to discover how dim the old one was. Now I know I need to clean up a bit!

I’ve recently been enjoying Grace on ITVX. He’s a slightly unorthodox detective recently relegated to trying to solve cold cases having used equally unorthodox methods to solve crimes. Most of the action takes place in the south coast area and included a scene at Lewes Victoria A&E.… Read the rest

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Welcome to February

My sleep was interrupted, not by the alarm but by rain. So I went back to sleep and got up at six. Our walk was dry but decidedly chilly. We lost Luis at one point and Obi sneaked off at the end for a little tour of the camping. A great excuse for Maya to make even more noise than usual.… Read the rest

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