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Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Last post by Eggy on Today at 03:51:36 PM »
Sept 2004??,  and you still have the same speedos?? - They must be wearing thin , now. - Please no 2018 photos , just in case!!
Negg
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Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Last post by patrickjohn on Today at 11:41:41 AM »
Enjoyed reading the information about Othoni. 
Moving onto the letter 'P' then it must be a picture of Patrick at Paleocastritsa.  Photograph by Julia which was taken long ago (September 2004) on our third visit to Corfu.



Corfu PJ at Paleocastritsa

by pj's memories, on Flickr

Regards
Pat
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HI

L FOR LOCAL MAP OF OTHONI

Othonoi is a small Greek island in the Ionian Sea, located northwest of Corfu, and is the westernmost point of Greece. Othonoi is the largest of the Diapontia Islands. It is a former community of the Ionian Islands a very good day out

Kevin sep 2018
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Arillas general information / Re: Arillas Today
« Last post by Eggy on Yesterday at 05:26:46 PM »
Rained today , mid morning, which knocked a few outside jobbies "on de 'ed" - By 2pm ish we all asked the question , "What Rain??"
A super afternoon which winds up with 23 deg at 5:30pm. I paid an early visit, to Ag. George, this morning and there were "sprogs" in the sea and sunbeds being used. (Obviously before the wet stuff)
Rainbow targeted for 1st May opening , I think although, if they find out "Scottish Yanis" is staying, they may delay it for a while. "Beach Kostas" could be back in business, tomorrow, with thier newly re-vamped restaurant and there is some buzzing going on at Grazella.
Mathraki have now completed thier childrens play area which, I am told, will be underneath where Val n Bill stay!!!
(STILL JOKING , VAL - JUST SEEING IF YOU ARE READING THIS)
So much to tell and so little time ......... but I also hear rumours that Athina is opening tomorrow.
So much to do, then , with so little time????
Cheers
Negg
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Corfu Flight Board / Norwegian Air increased hand luggage allowance
« Last post by turkeyfoot on Yesterday at 01:06:13 PM »
Hi

Norwegian Air have increased their hand luggage from 10k to 20k

Geoff
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Corfu Flight Board / TUI 2020 Holidays
« Last post by turkeyfoot on Yesterday at 11:55:05 AM »
Hi
For anybody who books via TUI the 2020 holidys have just been released.

Geoff
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Walking in Arillas and north west Corfu / Re: Walking around corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly on Yesterday at 08:52:53 AM »


HI
Laurustinus Viburnum

Viburnum tinus  is a species of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae, native to the Mediterranean area of Europe and North Africa.
It is a shrub (rarely a small tree) reaching 27 m (723 ft) tall and 3 m (10 ft) broad, with a dense, rounded crown.
The plant is evergreen and the flowers are small, white or light pink, produced from reddish-pink buds in dense cymes 510 cm diameter in the winter. The fragrant flowers are bisexual and pentamerous. The flowering period is from October to June. Pollination is by insects. The fruit is a dark blue-black drupe 57 mm long.
It grows mainly in the Mediterranean maquis and in oak forests. It prefers shady, moist areas, at an altitude of 0800 metres (02,625 ft) above sea level Found in the more luxuriant type of macchia vegetation and as undergrowth in woods, usually near the sea.
In south-east Britain Viburnum tinus is the principal host of the viburnum beetle (Pyrrhalta viburni), the country's "number one pest species" according to the Royal Horticultural Society
you can get variegated silver green or yellow green







UNKNOWN NONE

Best uses for Viburnum tinus hedging. Viburnum tinus hedge plants make a great informal hedge and can be left to grow in mounds or trimmed to shape. Being wind resistant, this Viburnum hedging makes a useful windbreak and reduces unwanted noise pollution.
Viburnum Tinus scented and good for wild life


V. tinus has medicinal properties. The active ingredients are viburnin (a substance or more probably a mixture of compounds) and tannins. Tannins can cause stomach upset. The leaves when infused have antipyretic properties. The fruits have been used as purgatives against constipation. The tincture has been used lately in herbal medicine as a remedy for depression.
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The beach / Re: Checked in
« Last post by Eggy on April 24, 2019, 11:40:47 PM »
Rainbow????? - Have you stayed there before??? - your names ring a bell.
Negg
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The beach / Re: Checked in
« Last post by Paul & Denise on April 24, 2019, 10:34:56 PM »
Airborne in 14 days
 tickets printed - check
money changed - check
 cases packed and weighed -  check ( a couple of weeks ago!)
Taxi booked to Arillas -  check
Rainbow bar fully stocked? - better be!!
Yammas all
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The beach / Re: Checked in
« Last post by jeffers on April 24, 2019, 09:01:25 AM »
Boarding passes printed . 13 days till we are in corfu yippee
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