Gemista was the dish of the day with some fries on the side. I ate that then finished off the Gigantes and potatoes from the other night. That did the trick. We watched Frost followed by BBT and that was about it.
I was awake before the alarm so lay inert for a few moments waiting for it to go off.… Read the rest
Fassolakia was on the menu tonight but I still have my little box from the evening before.
We watched the denouement of Poirot but I’d guessed whodunnit anyway. I looked at another episode from The Dog House Australia which was pretty good. The format is obviously very predictable but it’s interesting to see what people want or expect from a rescue dog.… Read the rest
Petra was in full flow when I went down to collect some food. She was speaking so quickly I was able to pick out even fewer words than usual. It was obvious she was not happy.
She presented me with my container, empty, and two large, foil takeaway trays, one with Gigantes, the other oven potatoes.… Read the rest
Poor Raymond was stuck with a customer until 16:30 even though the store officially closed at 16:00. By the time he’d cashed up it was 17:00 or 19:00 here, the time I was supposed to meet Ingo, Silvia and Kalliope for supper. However, with Ray’s help, we managed to replace the router and get the new one going.… Read the rest
The Group arrived as I’d feared they might however I’d fed the dogs to ensure I was ahead. Most of the dogs went inside so I slid off to the kitchen for some food earlier rather than later.
Only Obi, Isabella and Maya stayed outside as I took the rest in for the remainder of the evening.… Read the rest
The evening was dominated by the presence of The Group next door. Earlier on, a small group set up right up against the fence and there was even a small dog scratching around in the leaves. My lot seemed fairly relaxed with only the occasional woof. I fed them and waited for the small group to go however more arrived so it turned into a bigger meeting and finally a raucous event.… Read the rest
Petra offered me spinach and rice which came around only a few days ago. I may have appeared tepid but, in fact, it was really delicious! I was watching Endeavour, the prequel to Morse, which only aired its final episode early March this year. I’ve seen the first episode but the reviews are great and it runs into nine seasons with a total of 36 episodes.… Read the rest
Maria tells me the camping kitchen will close in around one month which is why she has chosen to work in the office following MARIA’s departure at the beginning of September.
Petra presented me with Gemista with potatoes on the side. There was a little room left so I consumed more of the spinach/rice. The remainder will be offered to the dogs.… Read the rest
Petra gave me a big vat of gigantes with which I was more than happy. Not as full as on previous occasions but certainly enough so as I didn’t want any rice and spinach which is my reserve. I watched an episode of Heartbeat followed by The Likely Lads from before time began. Something from YouTube and then it was bedtime.… Read the rest
Loads of rice/spinach from the kitchen which was unsurprisingly very busy. Needless to say, I didn’t get through it all and the remains now lurk in the fridge.
We watched Simon Templar and Frost, I’ve obviously seen them all before but, it’s like Morse and Kavanagh QC, they can be watched plenty of times as there’s always something new.… Read the rest
In the evening, assisted by Maya and Sasha, I watched an interesting police programme about the West Midlands Drone Unit. The police have been using drones for several years finding it quicker and far less expensive than using the dreaded, noisy helicopter. Their drones are set up for Infra Red so are able to detect hidden bodies as well as heat escaping through the roof on a Weed Factory.… Read the rest
I watched ITVX as I munched some fingers and potatoes with some long, thin chips thrown in. Having watched a lot of YouTube over the summer I thought I’d give ITVX a go to see if that handled our congested network better than BritBox. I was pleased to watch an episode of Young Sheldon which I’d not seen followed by the first episode of TBBT which I didn’t recall watching.… Read the rest
I wasn’t sure how far I might get with the AC project. I increased the pressure in the pipes and heat exchangers and left it to stand for a while with no loss. There were no bubbles at the pipe joints or any of the other connections so I decided to hook up the vacuum pump and then feed the dogs.… Read the rest
Gemista with potatoes was my dish of the day followed by some salad. There was a lot of Gemista! I watched more intellectual material about diet and sugar. Apparently, if you’re vegan, you’re more likely to be depressed! I suppose that could be the case as potentially, you might live a lot longer than others. That said, there are plenty of disgusting things that are vegan and not at all good for you.… Read the rest
Lots of Fassolakia on the menu last night with some intellectual videos on YouTube, then bed.
It was warm in the night but cooled down in the early hours so I didn’t really need the fan as I found myself actually under a sheet for a change.
We managed to leave the starting blocks in reasonable order to find fewer vehicles on the beach track and a couple in the car park.… Read the rest
Fartychokes were on the menu and I had some oven pots in the fridge. I went to bed to read but fell asleep leaving the bed fan on as it was warm. The night cooled down so I was able to turn it off in the early hours.
There was a more orderly departure which was almost noiseless.… Read the rest
After a mountain of gigantes and potatoes I retired early to be. Maya, Isabella and Obi were outside.
At around 22:30 there was a distant firework display which brought Isabella crashing through the gate into the van. I got up to find Maya standing outside so invited her in. I hadn’t realised Sasha went out as Isabella came in so retired to be only to get up again soon after to bring Sasha in.… Read the rest
The kitchen was very busy. As I arrived at the serving hatch, Maria was reeling off a long list of new orders so I went back to sit next to Anna, Bona’s counterpart. There was some doggy noise so I returned to them to write my blog intending to pick up my grub later. It turned out to be fingers and weeds with some potoooooooos too.… Read the rest
The evening became cool. I ate my meal and watched rubbish on YouTube and the camping started to get quieter so I went to bed before ten and was asleep soon after. Spending the day with my head in my laptop might have something to do with it.
I was woken at 03:45 by Maya making small woofs which then developed into more determined barking.… Read the rest
I went to bed quite early and fell asleep soon after. The rest of the camping was quiet with just the occasional [visiting] dog barking. The night remained peaceful.
It was blowy first thing and I awoke to find Isabella had barged her way into the van as I’d not closed the gate properly. I extracted her and Sasha followed swapping herself for Maya who is normally out.… Read the rest
Petra handed me a huge amount of Gigantes which I knew I’d not finish given the potatoes still lurking in the fridge. Most of the potatoes are now gone however there’s plenty of Gigantes for a rainy day.
The moon is definitely losing weight and has only a couple more mornings before leaving us in darkness first thing.… Read the rest
There is some horrible little jerk riding around with a small motorcycle which he can induce to backfire when the urge takes him. The rider, I’d hate to suggest it was a male, seems to delight in riding through Grammeno (not the camping) at all hours of the night producing banging sounds with his motorbike. Piano wire springs to mind.… Read the rest
There were some strong gusts during the night and I’d considered getting up to take down the wind chimes which were annoying me slightly but may have carried further. I took them down when I got up at 04:10.
It was blowy and not overly warm. Had I worn a thinner T-Shirt, it may have been quite chilly.… Read the rest
Petra was in a hurry again as the kitchen was very busy but managed to fill my bowl with Fakes. They were very good and I finished off with the remainder of the fartichokes from the other day. With the weather cooler, I’m feeling a little more hungry in the evenings.
The night was uninterrupted other than by the occasional gust of wind and a scratching dog.… Read the rest
Petra provided me with an evening meal of spinach and rice (Spanakorizo) with a second floor of oven potatoes (roast potatoes). There was sufficient so the fartichokes remain in the fridge for a little longer. Depending what’s on offer this evening, I’ll probably eat them all up.
My evening entertainment wasn’t quite so technically focussed as Saturday’s and contained quite a lot of technology shorts, mostly from production of goods in India.… Read the rest
Petra presented me with my food container literally stuffed full of fartichokes, peas and potatoes, enough to feed an army. I ate around 60% then put the rest in the fridge for a rainy day.
I watched some rubbish on YouTube followed by an interesting presentation, narrated by an AI voice, about Quantum Computing. Something I’d heard about but not looked into in detail.… Read the rest
Maximum concentration at the kitchen as the restaurant was busy. I was only a very few moments waiting before being sent on my way with some Gigantes. One cannot have too many Big Beans.
The remainder of the evening passed by quite quickly and I was not late going to bed. I persuaded Sasha she wanted to be inside to reduce the likelihood of more hijinks on the decking in the early morning.… Read the rest
The evening passed uneventfully as did the night until there was an elephants’ ballet on the decking followed by Sasha noisily chewing what must have be at least a dinosaur relic. I gave up trying to sleep around 04:00 and pretended from then on.
With the moon still quite full and higher in the sky, I hardly used my torch at all.… Read the rest
I retired early joined by the boys plus Isabella who seemed to want to scratch rather a lot. The other two plus Obi, kept reasonably quiet during the night.
It was cool enough to require a full time T-shirt this morning. The moon was higher and was with us until the sun took over. Two vans were parked past the junction, one containing a German Shepherd.… Read the rest
There was the case of the Barking Dog in the Night which commissaire Maigret would have been happy to investigate. Having been woken from my slumbers, it took a few seconds to work out from whence the sound was coming. I concluded it was from elsewhere in the camping so not my problem. I went back to sleep.… Read the rest
The evening passed quietly into a rather warm night without any explosions. The girls were outside and there was no fussing.
I felt quite hot in the night despite my bed fan blowing from my feet. It was still sticky in the morning as we walked towards the rocks where we met Kostas as he was carrying the salt to his car.… Read the rest