Archive for November, 2022


On Friday the wind is controlling all the beaches on the island. There is no beach that hasn’t changed shape. Kastani beach.

We went again on Saturday and the beach, the sea and the clouds are totally diferent as you can expect.

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R.I.P Jannis Sklavos

Today we say the final goodbye to Jannis Sklavos.

His heart and mind were too full of things he still wanted to do with his family, people to help.

His heart could not keep up and gave up on Sunday.

He was only 51 years old. A gentle soul, a family man, a loving husband and proud father.

Always in for a joke, always wanting to help people out.

We will miss him dearly. Skopelos is a less cheerful place without him.

We wish his wife Alekka, his sons Panajotis and Stelios and his family and friends all the strength to move on without him.

‘He is gone’ by David Harkins

You can shed tears that he is gone,
or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember only that he is gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what he’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on

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After three days of collecting the olives that were left on the trees on our piece of land we gathered 750 kilos of olives and received 122 liters of olive oil. What a wonderful moment it was again to receive the olive oil. This year we went to the olive press in Glossa. A very good experience.

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On Sunday the 30st of October a big group walked from Pirgos to Panormos in glorious weather. This is a beautiful walk!

Sunday 20th of November

This Sundays walk will begin with a gathering at the Ancient Asklepeion Temple at 10.30am.

It is a little beyond the Muses restaurant.

The scramblers will make their way up through Mili hamlet and with a bit of a climb reach AG Marina spring. Muriel will spread out the blue checked table cover to receive a shared picnic.

The Scramblers will then continue their walk along the ridge taking in the beautiful view of Skopelos town and beyond. The route then is all downhill taking them back to the starting point and a town coffee for those who want to discuss next weeks ramble.

All are welcome to join the group for this Sunday scramble. If there are any questions contact Muriel on 6983010118.

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“The olives are too small, they have the fly in them, not enough rain has fallen, it is too early to harvest them? Is the olive press open yet? The amount of olives and the olive oil you get is too small, the weather is going to change again.

All these questions circle in conversations held by those who want to collect olives. The gossip about quality, accidety etc. reach the villages and make you even more uncertain about when to start collecting or even if you are going to start.

Well our start of collecting olives coincide with me trying to start writing again for the blog.

Yesterday a friend of mine asked me to find a post about her son where I asked you readers to help out. I could not find the post immediately and had to scrawl through a year’s blog posts. I was surprised at how many posts I had written.

I want to start again and today seems a good day. I hope you are all well.

We decided to take only the olives that are left on the trees. It seems such a waste to leave these olives on this piece of land that has given us so much already this year: wild cherries, apricots, almonds, many varieties of plumbs, pomegranate and quince!

I am glad to be back, xx

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