I had a very useful reply from the nice man at the welder distribution company providing me with the user manual in English. He wrote good English and appeared genuinely interested. He also told me the spare parts are easy to find.
We all went on a longer walk which included two trips to Plakaki with a visit to the rocks there.… Read the rest
After a very quiet night with Sasha outside all night, we left in orderly fashion for the first walk.
There was a little wind and it wasn’t warm either: my hands were distinctly cold at times. Fortunately, the sky was clear so it wasn’t too long before it started to get light.
Now that Isabella and Luis have swapped lights, it’s far easier to differentiate between the two girls at a distance.… Read the rest
I retired to bed to relax and enjoy a pleasant bedtime meditation from Balance. It worked as I was long gone before the meditation ended. My blissful slumbers were then rudely disturbed by Luis frantically barking at some external event from under my bed. His barking triggered a series of warnings from me which he totally ignored so I was eventually forced to get up and unceremoniously eject him to the decking where he arrived like a crash-landed Jumbo.… Read the rest
M Poirot entertained me with a difficult matter involving smuggled diamonds and student accommodation. There were plenty of murders so fortunately, he managed to find the culprit whilst some potential victims survived. Japp’s wife was away so he was endeavouring to look after himself so readily accepted Poirot’s offer of bed and board. That is, until he discovered the culinary gulf which existed between them as well as the mysteries of the bidet in the bathroom.… Read the rest
As predicted, the Luxembourger arrived as soon as I started to serve the Doggy Dinners. He turned out to be a nice chap who started off life as a Belgian but morphed into a Luxembourger. He’d no sooner had the tour, chosen his place and passed through the barrier when another vehicle with Bulgarian plates arrived.… Read the rest
I went to bed early as I fell asleep in front of the box and wanted to get up earlier to compensate for the later start due to the clocks. I switched my alarm time to be fifteen minutes earlier as it’s light enough in the mornings. Despite this, it was just before six when we went out.… Read the rest
Sasha needed a short walk at 03:55 but came back extremely quickly. Obi, however, risked the whole night outside.
It was just after five when we left the gate. I was not wearing a coat as it was warm and there was no wind. The sky was clear with an abundance of stars. Luis seemed to be keeping up well at the start but disappeared on the way to Plakaki.… Read the rest
The wind didn’t blow so much during the night but had started up by getting up time. I was delighted. However it’s likely the weekend will be calm. We were out the gate just after five to be buffeted as we walked along the beach. There were no vehicles in the beach car park.
Luis’ problem slowed him down a little however he gamely kept up and attempted to get to Plakaki meeting us on the way back.… Read the rest
The wind got up in the night so I was back to a coat zipped up with a hood. It was quite chilly again. The moon hasn’t been with us for a couple of days. There was one camper van in the car park which is parked up parallel to the beach and has been there several days.… Read the rest
I was falling asleep so went to bed and slept until Sasha wanted to go out around 03:15: she was quick so I was soon back in bed. The alarm was the next event of the day.
Some spots of rain fell as we walked to Plakaki. Luis didn’t make it all the way today and it was a little darker as there was a lot of cloud especially to the east.… Read the rest
I was wake just after four so got up at 04:30 so we were on the road just after four forty-five. Luis seemed a little lethargic so I needed to chivvy him along on occasions.
It was still dark when we arrived at Plakaki as it was only around five-fifteen. Luis didn’t quite make it for biscuits but we collected him up on the way back.… Read the rest
I went outside and heard a woof from near the gate so was not surprised to find Iera sitting there. She didn’t fancy being left out there all night so wanted to be sure of being let in. Sasha joined her outside during the night so she wasn’t lonely.
I set the alarm a little earlier today as it’s less than one week before the chock change and I’ve not been too keen on getting up earlier when it’s cold, windy and rainy.… Read the rest
The wind got up in the night and was still strong in the morning. It felt chilly and the wind was northerly, strong and cold. The two vehicles were almost in the same place but the occupants of the rental car were sleeping snugly in the camping out of the wind. Hopefully, tomorrow the wind will subside.… Read the rest
I watched the final episode of season one of Hotel Portofino followed by the pilot episode of Lewis as I seemed to have started on episode one. I’ve seen the series before but it’s good stuff and I’ve forgotten much of the plot detail anyway.
The evening was chilly so the fan heater was churning away.… Read the rest
Hercule solved the problem of the elderly man murdered in his study. It was the policeman wot dunnit. I was also dragged out to welcome a couple who wanted to check-in at 19:30. I popped them into the free bay next to the German couple who are staying two nights.
My slumbers were interrupted by a [large] rodent scurrying around on the outside of the van.… Read the rest
I watched the final part of Season Four of Bosch and confirm that he successfully solved the case and brought the perpetrator to justice without killing him. Difficult as the aforementioned had murdered his mother amongst several others. I watched the second episode of Upstairs Downstairs and will see how the series develops.
Sasha elected to spend much of the evening and all night outside so I was spared having to let her out as she could please herself.… Read the rest
Sasha decided she wanted to go out at 04:25 so kept fidgeting until I let her out. Only moments later, she was outside the door wanting to come back in. By this time, I was back in bed so I had no desire to let her in. She waited until I let Isabella and Oskar out when I got up after checking the weather when the alarm sounded.… Read the rest
The wind calmed down during the night so it was reasonably calm just a little chilly. I even put on a coat, thankfully. Our walks were pleasant particularly as there are birds singing and it’s starting to get light earlier. There are some blackbirds which are really going for it. Almost Spring-Like!
I rode into Paleochora for bread and received a somewhat wonky loaf for my troubles.… Read the rest
The wind blew strong and hard throughout the night. I woke up to hear one of the aluminium rods in the awning sides bashing against the metal frame which holds up the roof above. I rose and went outside in the cold to push the aluminium rod further into the pocket at the base of the side.… Read the rest
There was a lot of fidgeting as it was a warm night and I ended up under just a sheet at one point. I got up, having first checked the weather, and we were soon on our way.
The sky was very cloudy, the wind had changed to the southwest so the sea was noisy from the Grammeno Beach side.… Read the rest
A very quick check of the weather and out we went. There was no wind and the moon was shining which was useful as my torch was getting low. I only needed to use it in locations with shadows and over the rocks.
We arrived at Plakaki without any dog sneaking off into a garden although Sasha disappeared a little later.… Read the rest
I think Bosch has pinned down the murderer of the black lawyer slain in the Angels lift. It was a difficult one as the culprit used an underground passage to nip out during a public event where he could guarantee hundreds of alibis. Fortunately, Bosch has discovered the secret passage as that was the penultimate episode in the current season.… Read the rest
The alarm went off at 04:55 as I’m getting organised for the change of hour at the end of the month. I prefer to make the change in small increments than as one hour on the last Sunday. I’d prefer to not have to make the change at all. Despite the EU agreeing to abolish the change to summer/winter time a number of years ago, everything has gone quiet and the actual implementation of the decision has yet to be made.… Read the rest
I quickly checked the external conditions before committing myself to further action. As I soon saw, the day was dry and moonlit even though there was a number of clouds. In all, the moon did quite a good job today.
I was startled by an amber, flashing light whizzing past me. I thought perhaps it was a local authority service vehicle until I realised it was Luis.… Read the rest
After weather checks, I quickly left my bed to release Isabella to the outside at which time I remembered that Sasha was still out. She’d not said anything and looks like she passed the night in my chair.
We were out in good time as the morning preparation went smoothly. The moon was up but competing with the clouds which were fluffy but numerous.… Read the rest
When I studied the forecast last night, there was talk of rain early morning but much of it fell during the night including some thunder. In order not to be caught out, I rechecked the forecasts this morning as well as Blitzortung in case of a storm.
We left slightly later due to the checking. The moon has come back but was hindered by clouds so not effective for long.… Read the rest
Isabella, Skinny and Sasha decided they had to go out at 04:40. I retired back to my pit with the intention of getting a good start to the day and getting up just before five. I contented myself with reading the forecast and concluding it wouldn’t rain. I was at the point of getting out of bed to dress when a clap of thunder brought the three of them to the door.… Read the rest
No wind and positively mild as I wasn’t wearing a coat over my dog-walking hoodie. The forecast talked about the possibility of rain but the likely amount was small. It was soon light and our walk was unremarkable. Luis, who’d wandered into the camping and been repatriated by Kirsti, was the focus of my attention so would have found it difficult to disappear for very long.… Read the rest
Sasha was outside all night however Skinny made it his business to go out at 04:30. I didn’t bother going back to sleep and got up just before five.
It’s getting noticeably lighter in the mornings as we could see quite well at 06:15 and we were back by 07:45. Skinny loitered outside the gate so joined the girls on their second walk.… Read the rest
Sasha spent the night outside so I didn’t have to let anyone out in the night. For the second evening, Luis has returned his evening meal, last night in a convenient location on the floor. I scooped it up in a dustpan and deposited it in the camping to be devoured by any passing animal.
Our early walk passed unremarkably.… Read the rest
It was lovely not to be blown away as we walked down the road towards the Promontory. It was dark but mild and not windy!
We arrived at Plakaki almost together. Isabella had to be called as she’d mysteriously disappeared. We walked back and then I took the ladies out on their own.
I had some washing to take down from the night before and put up what was in the washing machine.… Read the rest