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Some lunatic let off a load of firecrackers just after midnight. I was sleeping blissfully to awake to that racket and the sound of Isabella crashing through the gate into the van. Sasha was inside and Maya joined us shortly after. It was a little warm for so many dogs inside but we survived. I contemplated various ways of torturing people who let off fireworks in the night risking burning down the entire island.… Read the rest

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Due to my inability to get my act together, doggy feeding time was quite late and consequently it was gone eight by the time I reported for food. Nevertheless, Petra gave me a good helping of Gemista which I enjoyed. Not long after, I called it a day so retired to my boudoir.

The air was much colder as we walked down towards the rocks.… Read the rest

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A Little Warmer

The morning air was quite fresh but it seemed very dark possibly as we seemed to make record progress and were ahead of ourselves. Kostas and Skinny had a love-in whilst the others concentrated on making progress. Skinny is always ahead of the pack as I can see his green light far off in the distance as we walked the beach to Azzuro.… Read the rest

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Phew, Cooler!

Petra gave me a substantial portion of Gigantes of which half is in the fridge for another day. I eventually retired to my boudoir taking with me Oskar, Luis and Skinny. The Crazy Sisters both had their collars to remind them, almost successfully, not to bark in the night. We left the gate just after four-thirty.… Read the rest

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Positively Glacial

Only Maya went for a walk with Noel and his two cronies. They came and petted all of the dogs and then left into the gathering dusk.

The evening was warm so I sat outside until it was cool enough to go to bed around half-midnight. I wasn’t awake all that time but woke up and discovered it was cooler than before so went to bed.… Read the rest

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The Last?

Gigantes were on the menu which was fine by me. Not in the quantity I had before but that was also fine by me. Not having been to Anatoli recently, my bread is stale so I got some from the kitchen. That was enough.

Whilst standing at the kitchen, Bona’s youngest approached a little tentatively. He’d got a poor welcome during a previous visit due to his timing and other circumstances nothing to do with him.… Read the rest

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TUM

Things calmed after the Isabella/Maya excitement last night. A new strategy is called for as this problem manifests itself at feeding time when tensions are high. I shall think of some cunning plan as Baldrick might say.

Last night, Petra awarded me some fartichokes in a reasonable quantity. This was ideal as I had a small amount of ladies fingers and some vlita from the previous days lurking in the fridge.… Read the rest

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Still Warm

I started off the night in bed but with the fan on so it was reasonably comfortable despite it being nearly 32ºC at times. Only Isabella, Obi and Maya were outside and she had her collar.

It was warm and initially quite still although the wind got up later. Cars were still parked in the car park and a couple on the beach road together with a sprinkling of motorhomes.… Read the rest

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Quite Warm

I decided to sleep outside in front of the fan until it became cooler around two. I went to bed leaving sleeping dogs sleeping which didn’t last too long. I was up a little later as they began to fidget so I brought them in except for Obi, Isabella and Maya who was wearing her collar.… Read the rest

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Sheets

I took Sasha in and left Maya out with her collar. Following a brief reminder, she remained quiet all night.

It was not warm enough to warrant my bed fan but it was quite early when I called it a day so I got plenty of sleep. We were out the gate at 04:30 to a warm and windlass morning under a clear sky.… Read the rest

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One Month On

Petra gave me a goodly helping of big beans which I chomped my way through whilst watching something erudite. I didn’t want anything else after that!

At bedtime, I left Maya out but the noisy arrival of the neighbours was too much so I had to put her collar on her for a quiet night.

The morning was totally still.… Read the rest

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Inconsiderate Decomposition

Petra gave me a good helping of Gemista with some additional potatoes but I still managed to eat some bread.

Maya, Isabella and Obi were out all night and not a sound was heard. Miss FidgetyPants was inside with Skinny, Luis and Oskar but even she just lay down near the gate and didn’t move. I’m wondering if the last of the rodents has expired removing a potential cause of nocturnal excitement.… Read the rest

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Warming Up

I discovered another rodent corpse whilst wandering around on other business during the evening. I put it with the first in the compost bin.

The wind died down as night fell providing a welcome quietness after the recent buffeting. I left all but Luis and Oskar outside but paid for it later with a doggy outburst.… Read the rest

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Hot and Windy

The evening was cooler, thanks to the wind, and I eventually turned off the floor fan even though I’d already turned off the cooling feature. Sasha was inside but Maya managed another night outside without barking. It looks as though she’s picking it up.

The night was windy, as expected, and still very windy come 04:00.… Read the rest

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I slept in my bed as it became cooler as the evening passed. I was daring and left Sasha and Maya out, both without collars. Obi, Luis and Oskar were inside as was Skinny. The night was quiet despite the two who decided to pitch their tent up agains the northern fence. For them, I have no concerns if they choose to pitch there.… Read the rest

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I didn’t go to bed as it was too hot inside. Sasha, Oskar and Skinny were inside. Skinny because he elected to. It was hot all night. The fan was on cool all night. I didn’t hear Luis snoring all night. I eventually got up just after four as I reckoned I’d slept enough.

The walk was quite hard-going even though it was a little cooler.… Read the rest

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Quite Warm

It was a cooler night. Sasha was in and Maya was out but with a collar. She seems to be getting the hang of the collar and becoming more responsive. I awoke before the alarm so got going and outside where it was cooler than in.

The moon is on its last couple of days so provides little light.… Read the rest

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Bastille Day

Maya didn’t want to come in last night so I compromised and left her out with her collar on. She survived until about four then ushered in the morning with some woofing. I stopped her with the collar as she’s worked out how this comes about now. We were up and out soon after.

I’m not sure why I took a t-shirt with me as I carried it so far before leaving it on a rock for collection later.… Read the rest

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Poison

I discovered the rodent had been at work gnawing the lid to the chickpeas and helping himself. Apart from the mess, the dreaded rodent is getting very destructive and annoying. He/she has refused my humane trap so has now been offered some nice yummy rodent poison. I’m not fond of terminating rodents in this way but needs must in this case.… Read the rest

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Air Con Install

Some sporadic gunfire made the dogs a little uneasy at 03:45 so I got up to deal with another matter and persuaded them they still had another half-hour before getting up time.

Luis was totally lacking in enthusiasm and couldn’t even be bothered to rise to his feet so I left him without his collar. His light needs new batteries anyway.… Read the rest

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Vacuum Pump

I felt quite warm in the night but it was more pleasant outside. We made it out of the gate about half-five and walked in the moonlight along towards the rocks passing Kostas’ car on the way. We didn’t see him until we were walking back a little while later.

A small diversion was required to avoid the tent planted at the beach entrance from Alonáki – cunning planning and I’m sorry if you were disturbed.… Read the rest

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Comparative Inactivity

It was cool out, much cooler than in the van, and there was a cool wind. Kostas was still hard at work but had time for Skinny and Sasha. We pushed on over the rocks and then to Azurro and back where there was no sign of Luis.

A new tent appeared near the river also a caravan under a shading next to the villas right by the river.… Read the rest

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Little Jobs

We managed to get out without waking the whole camping which was a result. The forecast had said the day would be cooler and it was. A relief as we could make better progress.

Kostas’ car was parked and he soon appeared so there was a little barking. Skinny and he had a love-in and I took the others off.… Read the rest

Hottest Day

There was a slight disturbance at feeding time which can be a difficult time of the day anyway. Unlike Sasha, who knows her place as far as Isabella’s concerned, Maya doesn’t really know how to be a dog. Sasha and Maya were taken from their litter very early. Whilst they were together, it was probably reasonable but then I took Sasha at Easter last year.… Read the rest

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The morning arrived unexpectedly with the alarm clock. Luis, and others, had a few fidgeting sessions during the night but nothing excessively sleep-disturbing. Luis has a bit of an excuse as he seems to have a little dermatitis usually brought on by fleas. He has recently been dosed and treated so I need to find some way of relieving his symptoms.… Read the rest

Hottest Day

There was slightly less hijinks this morning as we managed to get out of the gate at 04:30 to another warm but moonlit morning. We met Kostas driving away after collecting salt. He no longer collects salt on an industrial scale so ensures he gets in there first by coming early. Often, he’s been and gone before we arrive and there are just his tyre tracks in the sand.… Read the rest

Huffing Dogs

Some disturbance to the Force on the part of Sasha or even Isabella due, I suspect, to the antics of Motorcycle Man who is/was camped under the trees at the top. As a general rule, Maria makes motorcyclists leave their machine behind the reception block and doesn’t allow them to keep it by the tent. This guy has had it by his tent the entire stay and tends to go in and out at will.… Read the rest

Soupy Moon

Litsa came to visit bearing two of her rice deserts. Her Webcam was trying to follow the motion of their ceiling fan and getting in a twist. I said I’d change the settings to prevent it from having a breakdown. I installed the camera app for myself and share it with them just for convenience sake.… Read the rest

Fool Moon

My Sunday evening entertainment was the first part of the Rise and Fall of Michael Henchard AKA The Mayor of Casterbridge. I read this book at school dreading the thought of having to do so. Fortunately, I had a very good English teacher who brought the book to us in a way as to make it easily understood.… Read the rest

Mystery Solved

Lots of activity out and about early this morning. By coincidence, a car decided to leave the car park just as we emerged onto the track at around 04:30. There was slight excitement which was swiftly dealt with.

The Promontory was empty although some people arrived and sat on Alonaki Beach for a little while. There was a car in the beach car park which didn’t appear to have residents and no maggots were found.… Read the rest

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Welcome to July

It was just before 05:30 as we crossed into the field and out onto the track. There were no vehicles in the car park or within view. A fishing boat was off the Promontory as we crossed the rocks.

There were three vans along the road including Frank. It seemed dark so perhaps the mornings are getting darker.… Read the rest