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Offline daveyh

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My May visit to Corfu
« on: May 27, 2015, 06:10:08 PM »
This was the first time I stayed in my village bungalow and a great time was had. The painting was completed and the final touches inside finished. My furniture from IKEA had been built for me (by the husband of the lady who works at the Agents who coincidently we met on our boat trip - small world). We just had to make the bed and put in place the bits we had taken over. So we had a day shopping for pans, crockery, cleaning stuff etc but also had time to visit Steve's Corfu Village book signing in town. That evening we ate at the Mexican in Roda with a thunderstorm as our entertainment.
Next day was 21st May so holiday to celebrate Ionian Islands reunited with Greece; cloudy with spots of rain didn't dampen our enjoyment of the parade in Town nor the atmosphere. A great afternoon ended with a meal at Elia down near Old Port end of Town; grilled octopus for me which was very nice. Friday we visited friends in Sidari and also the beach there for a lazy sunny day stopping at Asteraki beach on the way home.
Saturday we went on a lazy day cruise from Kassiopi - weather was good but a bit of a breeze in the Corfu Channel though was sheltered enough when we stop for a swim and on beach later in day. Not a packed boat which was good as we all got chatting and it was a lovely day; due to the breeze we got nice tans. That night we had a fish BBQ in our garden.
Sunday after a lie in we visited Corfu Donkeys, stopped for lunch at Elizabets in Doukades; drove through Sokraki, stopping at Emily's for refreshment and the Olive Wood shop for a chopping board. Home to our village via Klimatia, nice drive through the olive groves. Evening on the beach at Roda followed by dinner at Alexandros (I think) where there was a Bouzuki band playing - good food very good entertainment, great sunset. 
Monday beach at Acharavi after I had been shopping had lunch at a Taverna.  Time lazing at home, doing odd jobs before packing to return home. Nice to travel back with less than we went with.
I also visited my village taverna a few evenings for a chat with the locals and to let them know who live in the house. All very friendly. I gather Ray and Giesla live in my village but I did not see them. I did meet the policeman who I brought the house from though.
All in all a great week and weather was good after the initial thunderstorm, bit breezy at times but very nice for us to be out and about and enjoy a swim or two and some sunbathing. House now look like a home but we some little touches to do on our next visit in 7 weeks time. Cannot wait.

Offline Denis O

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Re: My May visit to Corfu
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2015, 06:54:52 PM »
Nice 1 Davey and welcome to the madhouse if ownership in Corfu.

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Re: My May visit to Corfu
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015, 09:55:05 PM »
What a wonderful post, your visit to your new home sounds lovely, just what we all hope for, each and every time we come. Most of the places you mention we know and have visited.  Oh, what lovely memories come back (on this chilly late May evening in the UK). Thank you for sharing!

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Re: My May visit to Corfu
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 10:48:10 PM »
Great review Davey!

We hope you will get much pleasure from your new house and that you have many happy times there.
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Re: My May visit to Corfu
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2015, 12:35:17 AM »
Sounds like you had a fab time. We.ll be there next month for good, cant wait. 8) 8) 8)

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Re: My May visit to Corfu
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2015, 10:04:24 AM »
Daveyh,

I'm so glad that you had a great time. I can't believe that you fitted so much into your stay considering that you have a new house! Now I am guessing that this trip was as much to introduce your partner to more of the joys of Corfu! Was your obvious delight shared?

Anyway, good luck with this latest adventure and as Denis intimated, you are now part of the madness that is property ownership in Greece!

Enjoy it!
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Re: My May visit to Corfu
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2015, 11:53:52 AM »
Thanks all; indeed it was only Charlene's 2nd visit so had to fit in as much touristy as possible for her. She is loving the Island but then she has never been anywhere else outside England and Wales. She loves the fact that in just minutes there is a choice of so many different beaches; the slower pace of life is also helping her as she is a very impatient person; when the locals say to her - no rush, why rush, relax enjoy the moment. it makes her think and she realises at least while in Corfu no need to rush about. As we were so busy we did only cook at home once but next time we will be eating at home a bit more.

I did overlook to mention that it is a joy to sit on the balcony late in the evening with a glass of wine and watch the fireflies.

Yes the joys will sink in when next visit I leave Charlene on the beach while I go to the Bank to sort internet and get my bank card; the water company and the electric and also see the accountant.   

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Re: My May visit to Corfu
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2015, 01:51:21 PM »
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Yes the joys will sink in when next visit I leave Charlene on the beach while I go to the Bank to sort internet and get my bank card; the water company and the electric and also see the accountant.   

Hah! Kid's stuff!  ;)

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Re: My May visit to Corfu
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2015, 11:52:20 PM »
Hi Dave,

Yes, it was great to meet you and Charlene at the book signing on the Liston. I was pleasantly surprised when you were there and was also surprised how tall you were!

Thank you very much for your generous donation, you know how much it means to the children's home this summer.

I took Ann to the Donkey Rescue last week and was taken around by Christos who of course said he knew you! I met Judy and will be making a donation next week.

Klimatia is a beautiful village and I am sure you will be made to feel very welcome there.

Kind regards, Steve,  ;)



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