Thursday

The good lady professor explained the history and workings of the electric car whilst I ate my mega-salad. Apparently, there’s this guy called Elon Musk who has a small electric car company. Historically, as I’ve previously heard from alternative sources, the electric car first appeared on the roads of America at the end of the 1890’s.… Read the rest

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Wednesday

Simon Templar was showing his driving skills in a Rally. Fortunately, he had everything worked out so was able to thwart the saboteurs who tried to nobble his motor on the eve of the race. Needless to say, Simon won the race.

He was followed by Rowan Atkinson as Commissaire Maigret solving the Picardie Murders. I think these episodes are filmed in Eastern Europe but look very Paris-like nonetheless.… Read the rest

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Angry Sea

The heating was on again as it was cold. I joined Jack to find out who did what to whom. I’ve seen it before but forgotten the plot. Or maybe I just lost it… I dined on a massive salad with chickpeas, beetroot and the full array of nuts and black olives. Bed was not late as I was tired after my demanding day.… Read the rest

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Monday

It was chilly once the sun went down behind the carob tree and the storeroom, even chillier than the afternoon when I found myself wanting to be inside with the heating on.

The heating works as I’d hoped and I played around with some of the settings to tailor my heating experience. For reference, I left the heating at 17ºC all night long just to see how many times it might fire up.… Read the rest

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Sunday

I watched another science episode to discover how Alexa, and most of the others, work. Apparently, Mr Bezos doodled out a little sketch and then told his guys to make it happen. And so Alexa was born. Further entertainment with BBT and then YouTube. Having not had any adverts on C4, I now seem to be getting some.… Read the rest

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Saturday

There were no calls or other annoyances so I was able to enjoy episodes of The Gentle Touch, The Good Karma Hospital and Rumpole of the Bailey. I rushed around earlier to make sure everything was in order in case it rained.

I woke around one because I’d managed to fall asleep with the radio on and my head torch on too.… Read the rest

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Friday

I was eating whilst watching Hercule solve a double murder which turned out to be only one murder. The phone rang from a Polish number and a woman asked if the camping was open and would I accept two motorhomes for one night. It transpired they would be travelling from Chania and would arrive in around two hours, assuming they left when they said they would.… Read the rest

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Thanksgiving

I watched a very interesting first part of a German film about Berlin in 1945. Things didn’t seem so bad at New Year’s but the intensity of air raids increased so it became difficult to ignore the way things were going. Some of the concentration camps were discovered and freed but, so far, Adolf is still in the game although sounding frailer.… Read the rest

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Wednesday

I took another trip to Grantchester where there was an interesting murder to solve involving domestic violets and a convent. I’ll say no more. This was followed by an equally interesting BBC episode by a woman scientist who traces the development of everyday technology. She was looking at the electronic payment card in the first episode, the development of GPS and food delivery services in this episode and Alexa will be the next one.… Read the rest

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Blankets

Lewis and his sidekick solved another Oxford murder as I munched my evening nosh. It was a lot warmer in the van as my feet were almost warm at bedtime. I put on a thicker blanket but didn’t need to heat my feet.

There was no wind and it was milder than the previous days. The cold of a couple of days ago was, fortunately, short-lived.… Read the rest

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Money!

I watched the Cornish Detective who’s still recovering from the aftermath of a shooting at the end of the previous series. A double murder involving an extremely unbalance husband.

It was cooler during the night so I put a folded blanket on my bed with the heated pad to warm up the two blocks of ice that used to be my feet.… Read the rest

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Much Cooler

The evening passed by fairly harmlessly other than some annoyance from a customer. It felt a lot cooler inside. The AC went off for the first time although it had been mostly just circulating the air rather than cooling.

I felt a chilliness in bed but not quite enough to reach for a blanket especially as it involved getting out of bed.… Read the rest

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Saturday

I watched an exciting episode of Luther, a series which I’ve not seen in a long time. A exciting detective series full of plot twists. Luther is also an interesting character in his own right.

There was a brief shower in the night which lasted just long enough for me to go outside to bring in the towel and hoodie on the line.… Read the rest

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50th Anniversary

Life On Mars drew to its conclusion. I’ve seen it before but that was in Hindhead so forgotten much of the details of the plot. One of the advantages of the passage of time.

I woke at half-three for some reason and didn’t go back to sleep so was well awake when it was time to get up.… Read the rest

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Thursday

No late arrivals so it was a lazy evening watching TV and reasonably early to bed. Obi woke me in the night as he needed to go out but he was quick so I barely remembered the interruption.

It was warmer this morning with a gentle breeze which helped to keep the mosquitoes away. With no cold weather, the insects are thriving so I expect the local greenhouse owners are being annoyed by all the pests.… Read the rest

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Wednesday

A Spanish/American girl called to ask if the camping was open and for accommodation, promising to arrive by 22:00, to my delight. I watched the prequel to Morse where the young Morse rescued Thursday from some gangsters. I followed this with the second part of an archive piece from the BBC where two East End boys visit the sights of London.… Read the rest

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Tuesday

I checked the weather to assure myself it wouldn’t rain then prepared the dogs for their walk. In contrast to the previous day, the sky was clear, there was no moon so the stars were wonderfully visible in all their glory. There was a slight southeasterly breeze but no wet feet crossing the causeway.

Our trip to Azzuro took us past the usual array of parked motorhomes although the couple with the van which checked-in and out within an hour were not present.… Read the rest

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Rain

There was a little rain on the first walk but none on the second. I went to Paleochora speedily as the forecast was for rain and thunder later.

Once the bread was delivered, I fed the dogs then fell asleep for an hour.

The rain came on schedule, lasted for about an hour and delivered around 8mm.… Read the rest

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Sunday

I watched Hugh Bonneville in Hunter, a police drama in two parts, where a group of anti-abortionists kidnap two young boys to bring their cause to the attention of the public. I shall probably watch the second part this evening.

The dogs were fidgety as a storm was approaching to arrive around three with thunder and lightning and around 3mm of precipitation.… Read the rest

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Taurid

I was entertained by Simon Templar as I ate the Gemista Doggy Bag from the previous evening. It was very nice followed by some salad and the inevitable banana. I went to bed with a cup of tea and some music but found myself drifting off quite soon after.

All the dogs were inside other than Maya who chose to remain outside.… Read the rest

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Excavator

I enjoyed an episode of Frost whilst eating. It became quite complicated as there were multiple, connected murders. Like everything else another look at something already seen gives a greater understanding of the plot.

We were out just after 04:30. The moon and Venus were above each other to the east. The moon is heading towards the end of its cycle once more with a new moon on Monday.… Read the rest

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Thursday

I had another quiet early night for some reason. Probably as I was feeling tired.

More vans in or near the car park including the couple who checked-in then checked-out of the camping. They are parked outside but paying to use the showers and toilets in the camping. I noticed the car park toilets have been locked for a few days and the portaloo-type cubicles which have blown about the car park during winter gales in the past have been positioned on front of the two toilets.… Read the rest

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Mission Accomplished

Hercule entertained me until he was done, I fell asleep so went to bed about half-nine I suppose.

The night was cooler and almost blanket territory! I made sure to add a layer before taking the dogs out, also my thicker shorts. Our walks were more rapid due to the chilliness of the day so we were back swapping over at six(ish) then out again around 06:15 with the girls plus Skinny.… Read the rest

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Tuesday

It was much cooler this morning and I was wearing only summer shorts and my dog-walking fleece. It felt decidedly chilly and quite autumnal. Nevertheless, we completed our diurnal visit to Azzuro without incident. The same vans were in the same places. The moon shone, the stars twinkled and the dogs raced around chasing something or other.… Read the rest

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Monday

It was so warm in the morning I didn’t bother to put on my heavier shorts and didn’t feel cold at all. Considering it’s November…

The usual collection of motorhomes was to be found on the track and another in the car park. The moon wasn’t having trouble with the clouds today so it was easy to navigate to the rocks.… Read the rest

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Hardly Quiet

The morning came around warm and moonlit with plenty of stars. I could see the sea had been busy as the rocks at the end of The Promontory were wet and waves were still breaking on the south side. Crossing the Causeway was a more careful operation with Luis taking his time oblivious to the waves.… Read the rest

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Saturday

Our morning walks were completed without undue excitement. Skinny joined the girls for a ball-throwing extravaganza on The Promontory. It was quite mild so Isabella decided she’d done enough once we left the Big Beach. The sea was calmer there although it’d been fairly active on the Alonáki side earlier. I knew it was rougher than of late due to the noise wafting across the field to my boudoir.… Read the rest

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Friday

Someone tried to call me just before ten at night. No chance! Lewis and sidekick kept me viewing through the evening.

The moon was filtered once more but the going was good all the way to Azzuro and back and twice round the Promontory as usual. A woman in a large Mercedes 4×4 motorhome stepped out of her boudoir to speak to the dogs just before five.… Read the rest

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More Departures

Simon Templar was involved in a very complicated situation involving a dying millionaire and cryogenics. Simon didn’t get frozen as expected.

I then had a shower and went to bed. Job done!

There was a gentle breeze to confuse the mosquitoes but the moon was being filtered by the clouds so there was a diffused light which illuminated things nicely.… Read the rest

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Wedding

Frost kept me amused for most of the evening with an episode of Young Sheldon before bed.

Sasha was scratching and fidgeting early on so I was awake before the alarm.

The morning was very still and quite warm. There had been a breeze the day before so I put on more layers today which was unnecessary.… Read the rest

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