Archive for February 21st, 2015


Good morning and we wish everybody a great (long) weekend.
Today is a glorious day and hopefully it will continue for Sunday and Monday. Lots of things happening on Sunday and on Monday the kites need to go up in the air!

Greece is in very serious negations at the moment about its future but life goes on and Greeks and foreigners will keep taking part in the daily events happening on this island.
I (Daphne) am thankful for living on this island and I am glad I realize it once in a while. Life is good, against all odds.

Monday is clean Monday so get your shopping done for this day too. On Monday morning the bakeries will sell their traditional λαγανες/laganes bread which will be eaten with all the food found in the fridge and cupboards because the fasting period will start the next day for many people.

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Roula and Christos had, as always, wonderful seafood available in their truck. They had crabs, mussels and fish. We’re sure many will also go to the sea to get sea urchins for lunch or dinner.

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The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) of the European Central Bank yesterday rejected the nomination by the National Bank of Greece of Giorgos Michalis as the new CEO of NBG reports http://www.capital.gr.

No reason was given for the rejection of the nomination of Michalis.

Perhaps the ECB was looking for someone more compliant with the goals of the sometimes distracted babysitter of the European banking system.

The Single Supervisory Mechanism is supposed to crack down on, instead of allow, practises outlined by this article from the Press Project.

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Last Sunday’s Skopelos Scramblers walk to Amarantos was blessed with lovely sunshine and the Scramblers enjoyed being down at sea level for the first time this season.

Sunday 22nd February
The group hope to repeat their seaside picnic this Sunday, albeit further along the coast at Milia. The start of the walk is 10.30am at Ag. Riginos, which is the highest point on the new tarmac road in the centre of the island. The walkers will park there and head down to Milia Beach. This walk is totally downhill but a good distance with plenty to see, from wild flowers to beehives and of course magnificent sea and country views – the best of both. The picnic will be on the beach, weather permitting, and the walk is one-way only, as the Scramblers will be taken back up to the starting point.

Please phone Muriel Dunlop on 24240 24732 for directions to the starting point or if you need a lift there.

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