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Title: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 08, 2007, 04:30:35 PM
I have just been to Arillas and it is "Heaving". It's also Heaven, as we all know, but it was also "Heaving" today. I struggled to find a parking place.
3 pm in the afternoon and Brouklis still busy. Costas on the beach open? The first time I have seen them open at Lunchtime for a few years. Everywhere busy except the unfortunate Malibu & Coconut which were empty. But I'm sure they will get a lot of business tonight!. The beach was packed. People everywhere!
I've never seen Arillas in August and, so I'm told, a lot of Italians and Greeks take their holidays at this time. Brighton beach "eat yer heart out!" 
It's good to see though but a bit of an eye opener for naive ole me. Always thought Arillas was so laid back having only been here May & late September.
Cheers
negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on August 08, 2007, 04:41:58 PM
Just goes to show no week or month is the same as another, its good to get these insights from you Eggy, we learn a little something nearly everyday with your posts, its fab, hope you never tire of posting!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on August 08, 2007, 04:43:49 PM
I wondered if it ever got like that...  Mike said would you like to be there now and I actually said No... I guessed it might be busier at this time of year what with kids off school etc.  I prefer it much quieter.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Joe on August 08, 2007, 04:52:26 PM
After last year my Mum has been dreading August, Arillas seems to get invaded by the Italians, on top of all the German and Bristish visitors it makes it very busy indeed. With a constant stream of traffic going down to and from the beach it makes walking the dogs quite a chore. I believe Italy as a acountry shuts down in August. Good for the trade but I wouldn't like it, still 1 bad month out of 12 isn't bad going.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on August 08, 2007, 05:47:19 PM
It might not be our cup of tea going when it is busy but at least it is good for the people of Arillas!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on August 08, 2007, 05:58:25 PM
Exactly, its each to their own isnt it, i too prefer the quieter month of May/June, but as you say it is good for the people of Arillas, lots of customers, means lots of 'kerching' to see them through the winter months!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on August 08, 2007, 06:02:46 PM
I like the subject "Arillas Today" Eggy, its like an online newspaper.

Could we have a  .....wait for it.......News Eggsclusive every day please?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on August 08, 2007, 06:13:46 PM
*LOL* Smiffy! I was looking earlier at the webcam and thinking that it indeed looked rather busy.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on August 08, 2007, 06:19:05 PM
What made you laugh??!!  Is it my way of words?!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on August 08, 2007, 06:20:17 PM
Indeed, the eggclusive :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on August 08, 2007, 06:23:17 PM
You seem to have the best of both worlds Eggy, out with the crowds or at home in your lovely little quite corner. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: James W on August 08, 2007, 10:45:00 PM
On Sunday, Brighton beach was absolutely, completely, and utterly... er.....umm..... busy.

Glad we didn't go there.   ;-)

I sincerely hope Arillas beach never gets so crowded you cannot put a hankie down, let alone a towel.   Especially the first week of September 2007  ;-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kevin.g on August 08, 2007, 11:28:00 PM
i love arillas any time of the year,except school holidays ,call me a prude, but ive my sentence of augusts over the years and im glad my daughter is 19  and is welcome to come away with us any time we want to go ,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: gaye on August 09, 2007, 01:12:43 AM
you've got me worried eggy. we go on the 20th hope it's not massively busy!
Thanks for your on- site reports...they are really helpful and interesting
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Joe on August 09, 2007, 11:35:49 AM
Just had a text off my Mum saying that Arillas is absolutely packed, so much she has given up driving as its quicker to walk now on small journies due to how many cars are on the roads. I remember her saying the same things last year and the crowds do seem to go down as the month progresses. Can't imagine Arillas like that I always tend to go May/June and September as I don't like the extreme heat.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on August 09, 2007, 12:35:30 PM
I should imagine the main road into Arillas is a nightmare if there is a lot of traffic up and down, especially near the coconut bar.  It is bad enough in June so god knows what its like now!!

Glad im not there now!!  No thinking about it i would still sooner be there than stuck here at work. ;)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: alyvin on August 09, 2007, 05:39:04 PM
When I was there last week it was very busy on the beach but I didn't notice the restaurants being that much busier at lunchtime or evening. I wonder where all the Italians go at night!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on August 09, 2007, 05:53:19 PM
Perhaps they dont stay in Arillas, they might stay in another resort with predominantly Italian hotels.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on August 09, 2007, 06:08:56 PM
When we have been up to Roda for the day there seems to be alot of Italitans there.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on August 10, 2007, 12:57:16 AM
My daughter speaks Italian and when we went to Elafonisos on Crete a few years ago an Italian family plonked themselves behind us (pretty close it was) and were fairly loud.  She understood everything they said and they were having a "good debate", which she proceeded to translate to us... I dont think they realised it.  Very amusing!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on August 10, 2007, 10:52:02 AM
The same happened to us when we were in Rhodes several years ago, we were on the beach and a large family plonked themselves near us.  They dont seem to care that they are invading your space and they literally took over.  In the end we got up and moved away. 

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on August 10, 2007, 11:55:22 AM
I myself have never understood this either, whenever i go to a beach and theres tons of room around, ill set down all my stuff and then half hour later a family will come and plonk theirselves right near us, argh so aggravating, especially when theres loads of space to choose from!

Thats why when i see the pictures of Brighton beach or Bournemouth etc in the newspaper when its been a really hot weekend, and the beach is sooo crowded, people practically lying on top of each other (oo-er!) that is my worst nightmare, how is that meant to be fun or relaxing!!

But i must say in Arillas ive never had this problem, seems people like their own space as much as i do.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on August 10, 2007, 12:04:10 PM
That advert on tv comes to mind  - crowded beach, new person strips off and everyone expect them to be white.  I think it is a Boots advert!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on August 10, 2007, 12:13:45 PM
Yeah i know the one you mean, that much of a crowded beach is my worst nightmare!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on August 10, 2007, 12:18:17 PM
We were in Brighton the other day and people were on the beach obviously.  There is absolutely no way on earth that I would go in that water... It was brown, probably churned up sand but it was rough and horrible.  They have gone "posh" though.  Its about time someone came up with the idea of having white plastic sunbeds on the pebbles.  £3.50 a day worth it not to have to sit on that beach.  I hate Brighton though, nasty, tacky atmosphere but its our nearest coast being 1/2 hr away.

Guess where I would rather be?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on August 10, 2007, 12:19:57 PM
No haven't got a clue where would you rather be haha!! ;)  me too!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on August 10, 2007, 12:24:27 PM
The sea is horrible here isnt it, im sure its nice and clear on some of the coast in England, Cornwall for example, but other places its just minging!

The sea in Arillas is just lovely, so clear and inviting!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 11, 2007, 07:28:22 PM
Saturday 11th Aug.
3 pm this afternoon, on the balcony, and felt a few small spots of rain. A few clouds above. Quickly rushed to cover up some bags of cement.
And then................................................ nothing!!!
7 pm - Now currently 29 deg outside. - What's that all about??
( Greek clouds maybe - Shall we rain now ? - Nah! lets do it tomorrow )

Arillas not as busy as the beginning of the week but still busy.
Everybody busy - I think all Taverna owners are glad there's only one August each year.
Happy faces all round.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ivan on August 11, 2007, 09:01:34 PM
Huh! Spent this afternoon removing a pillar built in the wrong place and in and out of the digger. I was absolutly soaked as it rained here all day. Oh to be in Arillas, well maybe just outside it!
                                            Ivan
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on August 11, 2007, 09:35:25 PM
Just had a few showers here.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on August 12, 2007, 12:54:49 PM
anyone seen the forcast for next week....met office predicting storms storms and more rain,I bet there will be a few more flying off to warmer climates, what a poor summer we have had this year...roll on sept
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 12, 2007, 04:25:28 PM
Ang
We'e told here that, if any rain at all then, Weds/Thu is favourite,

Ivan
Believe it or not. - Sometimes I do wish I was there grafting with you, even with a bit of rain.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Diane x on August 12, 2007, 10:57:34 PM
I too am glad my children are out of school now as we can go whenever we want. August is too hot and busy for me, and I love children "I just couldn't eat a whole one"
We went to Paelo in August one year, never again ! Enough said the Italiens were quite annoying !
It was our first visit to Arillas last September, perfect for us and even our 17 year old daughter.

Diane
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on August 12, 2007, 11:21:14 PM
Eggy will you get to see the meteor's tonight in Arillas.....
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 13, 2007, 10:44:42 AM
Ang
Is that a local group or something to do with the weather?
What don't I know about, again?
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on August 13, 2007, 11:34:38 AM
Negg there was a meteor shower last night from about 8pm to 6am which was best seen over western europe,I kept looking but I think the sky over us was too cloudy,I was thnking that maybe they could have been seen from Arillas...ah well its gone now for another few years
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 13, 2007, 12:38:41 PM
Ang
We were outside, on the balcony from about 8.30 to 10;30 Greek time. So I reckon If it was see-able we probably just missed it. Typical.
( Shame it wasn't a local group  - They'd be back next week )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Baldy Barry on August 13, 2007, 02:37:37 PM
Saw half a dozen meteor's up here in the North East.
Free firework's !  What's next,weekly tax rebate's !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 13, 2007, 04:57:55 PM
Arillas today, again very busy.
Beach is packed like yesterdays "Picture of the Day"
Currently 31 deg at 4.30 pm. - No "real rain" now for at least 13 weeks.
Our local fireman is obviously worried. - He's been "on call" recently.
Even when I'm out cutting down bone dry weeds I don't stop for a ciggy break.
(It's that dry.)
This type of weather is obviously new to me.
I'm told that,when the rains come they will come with a vengeance.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on August 14, 2007, 04:34:46 PM
I hope that there`s no fires etc. It would be dreadful. It`s a good idea not to smoke near all the dry stuff. It wouldn`t take much to cause a fire, I bet. So, looking at the above, I won`t need a pak a mak. Bfn.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 16, 2007, 07:17:23 PM
Today's update.
A right 'ole scorcher - It's still 34 deg now at 7 pm.

Arillas is busier today than the last time I posted it as "Heaving".
If you arrived on a push bike you would have struggled to park.

I found out where some of the Italians go in the evening. Mon Amour. I've driven past a few times around 8 ish and the cars parked outside/around.
Looks like an up-market outdoor car showroom.
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: gaye on August 17, 2007, 12:30:40 AM
eggy that is music to my ears re weather! It is absolutely pouring down in manchester and cold! Husband has cycled to his favourite pub to hear his favourite band and will be a drowned rat ! We arrive on Monday hope that the weather will still be good...this is the latest we've ever visited.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on August 17, 2007, 11:57:38 AM
Yeh, we`ve got rain today in Wirral . Roll on Arillas time.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 17, 2007, 06:48:49 PM
Gaye
We're showing 33 deg at the mo with a time of 6:40 pm. Even this morning with the mist at 9 ish it was still very warm. Be prepared though, because it is very,very busy.
( But there's plenty of beach and everyone's sharing the sun )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on August 18, 2007, 12:26:14 AM
Bliss.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 22, 2007, 12:16:15 PM
I have it on good authority today, well I got it from the guy who got it, probably from the baker, that temperatures could reach the 40's. Whoa!!
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Cheryl2307 on August 22, 2007, 12:50:26 PM
Think you might be taking that jumper off today then Eggy!!  Back at work, well the body bit of me is but my mind, heart and soul are still on holiday!  I hate the first day back at work!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 22, 2007, 12:55:13 PM
Cheryl
Hope you had a delay free return and your family well. Very good to meet you.
How was the "Bardis" ?
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Cheryl2307 on August 22, 2007, 12:58:33 PM
Yes we were almost first in the queue at the airport and plane took off on time, landed 15 mins early in cold, dark Manchester!  Will be posting once I have a bit more time and have managed to get them hind legs back to that donkey!!!  You bugger!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: smoosh on August 22, 2007, 03:05:11 PM
Hope it's not too busy on 1st September when we arrive!

Can't wait now - looking forward to some well deserved sun and relaxation!

:)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 22, 2007, 06:50:43 PM
Smoosh
Arillas beginning to gradually ease down to it's usual pace as I type. I had a choice of car parking spaces today, not many, but at least a choice.
Temperature never made that prophecied 40 deg today but did touch 35.
( Oh dear - I sound like the weather man here )

I reckon by the 1st Sept life will return to a steady equilibrium. All Taverna waiters will breathe a sigh of relief  and the Kitchen staff will ease back to the routines they prefer.
And the beach?- When you arrive they'll be no sign of what's hit it the previous 4 weeks
In my opinion September is a very good time to be here,
Regards
Negg

 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: tracey&peter on August 22, 2007, 10:12:40 PM
I agree with you there Negg, we always holiday in September when its slightly cooler - looking forward to the 10th for 2 weeks hope to meet you sometime during then and have a metaxa or two - will you be celebrating at the Wine Festival?

Tracey x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: smoosh on August 23, 2007, 10:50:49 AM
Thanks Negg!  We usually go to Cyprus to stay with family in August - that's always FAR too hot!  Usually about 42 most days!  So we thought we'd give somewhere else a try! 

We really prefer places where it's peaceful and friendly for our hols - even though we're mere chicklings (I'm 24, my other half is 21 - my younger man!) we couldn't imagine anything worse than 2 weeks in Kavos or Malia or Magaluf!  I'm sure Arillas will be just what we're after!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 23, 2007, 06:47:55 PM
6.30 pm folks and 37 deg outside. - Beach fairly quiet up to 11 am.
Less cars around today. I think Italian/Greek holidaymakers are on the move. SLOWLY
 
Lindy P & Mal this morning had the pleasure of my company and, I think, spent the  afternoon re-fitting the hind legs to that Donkey.

Tracey&Peter - Hope I can get to that wine festival. Or Brouklis,Coconut,Malibu.
(Will you bring the donkey or borrow Barrys?- Cheryls is taking a well earned rest )

 I can always recognise a Forum Member now. They're the ones who dart quickly into shops or hide behind cars or jump into pools fully clothed when I approach.
False beards don't fool me either, as the bikini gives the game away.

Think I'll stay home for a few days and give you them all a bit of piece. - Maybe !
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Cheryl2307 on August 24, 2007, 11:06:56 AM
But it's Friday, Eggy, you can't stay home!!  Wish I could be there at 3pm for the Mythos and the good company of course!  Parcel was posted yesterday so should arrive with your friend today or tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 24, 2007, 12:03:44 PM
Making an early move today and Coconut is one of the targets. Trying to see Peri about the "Arillas Song" plus a bit 'o business elsewhere, plus Costas on the beach.
Loads to do but how much can you squeeze in, on Greek time, well.....
( Coconut profits have gone down since you left Cheryl )
I'll let my friend know that parcel is on it's way.

32 deg here at 12.00 and risingggggggg.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on August 24, 2007, 01:26:38 PM
Negg how would we get on without your posts.  Can get on with rest of the day now, you've cheered me up.  Have a great weekend x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 24, 2007, 06:40:29 PM
Well Sharon,
I can tell you it's 31 deg now at 6.30 pm. ( Not sure what it peaked at )
The beach looks good and the Tavernas a little quieter
Arillas looks to be returning to normal-but still at a laid back pace.
The exchange rate offered by Arkokal Travel is e1.461. - Dropped a bit.

Highlight of my day ? - Lost a game of pool to a 10/11 year old lad in the Coconut.
Oh! , & did a bit of business, the game of pool was better though
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on August 24, 2007, 09:02:21 PM
I don't think you will have time to work, Eggy, You always seem to be busy as it is!
 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2007, 01:39:24 AM
Eggy
You are rotten!!
I went outside to get Joan a bit of mint for her Pimms last evening and popped my head in the greenhouse, as one does.
The temperature was 9 degrees, it is bloody winter here!!
Roll on the 18th Sept and Kaloudis.
Brian
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 25, 2007, 10:55:12 AM
Brian
Sorry - Just to make it worse though. - 29 deg at 10:45 am.
( Ever tried painting railings at that temp? - Gave up after an hour )

Maggie
How does that song go?
" Busy doing nothing, working the whole day through "
" Trying to find lots of things not to do "

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2007, 12:20:42 PM
Accepted.
I suppose I'll have to get you a cold Mythos or an ouzo brimmed with ice when I arrive and find my way around.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on August 25, 2007, 05:04:45 PM
Please carry on posting temps, Eggy. I have to pack in a couple of weeks, so I'll watch this and then I'll know what to bring. It is so helpful having an informant on site.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 26, 2007, 10:18:23 AM
Maggie
I'l lkeep 'em coming.

By the end of next week I'm told Arillas will not be as hectic. It was certainly a little quieter yesterday. I had a choice of parking places.
Exchange rate still at e1.46

Rain is being talked about mid next week.
Temp today ay 10:15 is 26 deg.
( I should be doing chores !!!! )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on August 26, 2007, 06:22:07 PM
Eggy,

Because of all the information, help and seeking out facts for us forum members you have created a job for yourself.....  The British Ambassador to Arillas.

How does that sound?  :-)


Eileen.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 26, 2007, 07:13:00 PM
Eileen
Do I have to wear a cummerbund and dark suit? They won't look good with my grotty trainers.
B.A.A eh? - baa! - Forgive me for sounding sheepish on this one.

Arillas was a lot quieter today. Dimitris even "Shooed" me out of Brouklis at 3.15 because I was the last customer and he needed some prime time.
It's good to see him and Litsa getting some afternoon relaxing together now the August surge is petering out.

30 deg at 7pm. Exchange still at e1.461. Are people forgetting to update it I wonder?

Always ask before you change money as, the other day , one office who I cannot name put the wrong rate outside. Instead of 1.43 they put 1.34. Wonder why they got few takers????.
So If you see 1.64 don't get too excited.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: PAUL CONLON on August 27, 2007, 06:50:39 PM
Hi eggy, just got back and gave Phil at Tria CD everyone round pool loved it see you next year,
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 27, 2007, 06:56:28 PM
Hi Paul
You went back quickly !! - Has time gone that fast ????
Sorry I mixed you up with "Baldy Barry" but it was good to have a drink and a natter.
I went back to Coconut today to pay for the drinks beceause I forgot. The girl told me you did exactly the same thing.
We're an honest lot us Brits eh?
Best wishes to all mate - and good hunting !!
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: James W on August 27, 2007, 10:24:19 PM
Not wishing to seem 'clever' Eggy, but I'd be interested to know what thermometer you use to measure the temperature in Arillas?

I am currently working in a UKAS Accredited Laboratory where we measure, and calibrate, thermometers.

In the course of my work, I warm up mercury to its melting point, at one end of our scale, and cool down zinc to its freezing point at the other end.

Respectively -38.8344 and 419.5270 degrees C

At NPL in Teddington, I enjoyed being able to make use of the equipment.

I get concerned if my 'Reference Thermometer' shows a difference of +/- 0.003 degrees C to the 'Set-Point' of the 'Stirred Liquid Baths'.

I use these baths to calibrate thermometers, I create UKAS Calibration Certificates for them.

I'd like to know what thermometer you use, and if it has a Certificate?  ;-)

If I get a chance, I'll bring a meter with a readout resolution of 0.1 degrees C next week.  :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 28, 2007, 11:10:12 AM
James - not a thermometer as such and therefore probably not nearly as exciting to your clearly scientific brain! 

We have something called an Oregon Scientific Wireless Weather Station which has an external sensor and an internal display.  Therefore as I type this I can tell you that the weather station is stating that the atmospheric pressure is 1008mb and steady, the external temperature is 28.3 and rising and the internal temperature is 26.6 and steady.  It also displays current humidity inside and outside(54% and 48% respectively), date, tme and phase of the moon.

It also displays a weather forecast.  I quote from the manual: "This product forecasts the next 12 to 24 hours of weather within a 30-50km radius with 70 to 75 percent accuracy".  Sadly however I can report that it has frequently predicted rain during the past few weeks so that accuracy rate appears highly optimistic!!

We live in hope however for the rain, whenever it comes!

Hope this is of interest to you, Wendy (wife of Eggy)

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: smoosh on August 28, 2007, 11:12:10 AM
Argh!  Don't wish for rain 3 days ahead of my eagerly anticipated (and well deserved!) annual week in the sun!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 28, 2007, 12:43:12 PM
Don't fret Smoosh - even if we get some rain you will also get some fantastic weather.  Nothing like a good thunderstorm to clear the air!

Wendy
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on August 28, 2007, 12:52:52 PM
Eggy

When this topic started, I said that "Arillas Today" sounded like a newspaper. Do you realise that you now give us News, Weather Forecasts, Traffic News, Gardening Info and Entertainment.

Its great and we love it lots. 

PS ......any chance of a Page 3?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kes on August 28, 2007, 12:54:55 PM
Eggy You should be apointed BBC weather correspondent for Arillas

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Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 28, 2007, 02:30:21 PM
Keep an eye out for Wendy ( Wife of Eggy )
She's done the last couple of posts.

I enjoy reporting back with the "goings on". Just glad most people enjoy them.

Cheers
Negg

And Arillas today??? - Don't know as I haven't got there yet.
( 30 deg on the balcony though, according to our Oregon Radio controller, at 2:30pm )


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: smoosh on August 28, 2007, 02:33:19 PM
Ha ha I liked the tone of that "Watch out for Wendy (wife of Eggy)" as though you should be on guard for her dubious information!!!!

Aside from her hoping it'll rain I'm sure Wendy is lovely!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: James W on August 28, 2007, 10:51:47 PM
Thank you Wendy for the information of your "Oregon Scientific Wireless Weather Station"

I know of this device, it communicates the information from the remote sensors, to the display unit.

You may not be aware of it, but, the radio frequency it uses, is probably is the same as used by the wireless keyfob for your car.

I used to calibrate pressure meters for use in gas monitoring systems. The calibrator indicated pressure in mBAR and psi.

1013.25 mBAR (1.01325 BAR) is the world average pressure at sea level. (Annual average)
I wish I still had the equipment  ;-)

In addition to UKAS Temperature Calibration, I also do UKAS Humidity Calibration. Accuracy of reading (e.g. 45.37% RH)  is more than adequate for most people.  :-)

We supply a Humidity and Temperature combination (Thermo-Hygrometer) device that we calibrate in the Lab.
We also supply a UKAS Calibration Certificate for them.

Time is a bit short (we're very busy right now), to get one calibrated to bring to Arillas next week, it would've been nice to check it against your readings.  :-)

Maybe I could post one after the holiday?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 29, 2007, 08:04:12 PM
Terry
You've given me a headache now. I will talk to wegg about this. She has to make an appointment sometimes to get her on the Forum and me off.
( May change my password )

Arillas today is looking good folks. - Quieter with many sighs of relief from many Taverna owners. Temperature was around 30 deg at about 3pm.
(Not doing decimal points anymore Terry - You have me worried about Technology now)

Enjoyed a drink with EEG, Heide, Lindy P, Mal , Sue Simcox and Roger in the Coconut. Forum takeover!!!
( Sue & Roger got here with no hiccups picking tickets up at the airport )
Negg


Negg



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on August 29, 2007, 10:06:51 PM
Eggy

Why don't you get Wegg her own PC. You could then both correspond to us at the same time.

As a matter of interest eggy, what is your internet connection speed like? I guess that it is broadband but what are your upload and download transfer rates?

I was thinking as I was driving home tonight on the M40, that it would be nice if there was an Arillas Forum notice board, probably near to where the map is in Arillas. I am sure that a lot of Arillas visitors are not aware that this forum exists and the notice board would bring it to their attention.

A chap who works at the same place as me, was at the Gallini two weeks ago and he did not know anything about the forum. It was his third visit to Arillas and he is also booking again for next year. He was overjoyed at seeing the forum and was dying to get home tonight to show his wife.

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 29, 2007, 10:58:53 PM
Terry
Whoa - I know nutink. Only that It's broadband here. - ADSL.
I am very negative now with all forms of "computing" - I guess the reason is due to spending 19 years eating.living and dreaming 'em. Packed those jobs in many years ago and nowadays just happy to switch on, hope it's available, and switch off
These systems/machines have now outgrown me and I'm happy to keep it that way.
Bits and bytes. IBM AS400. ICL2903  - Whats left of ,what seems now, a  bad dream.
Each to their own I suppose.
I'll mention to Dimitris about a notice board - Its an interesting point.
Best Wishes
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Dave n Anne on August 29, 2007, 11:21:00 PM
Negg

Forget the bits and bytes and just enjoy life . But do keep us informed .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 30, 2007, 06:12:49 PM
Just a few "bits" for you today.
( I'm too old for to get any "Bytes" nowadays.)

Exchange around e1.457. I was concerned Sidari rate was better but have been there today and its the same. The  rate is falling a bit but then so is the "English" exchange I expect. - Stick neck out and say midweek next week back to e1.46 plus.

We hit 34 deg at 5 o'clock and still rising. - Arillas looks very healthy today with most of the recent "Happy Invaders" now retreating to prepare for their next August campaign,

If I was holidaying next week I would be looking forward to it with great anticipation.
( No one talks about rain anymore !!! - 1 or 2 overnight downpours would be nice )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: James W on August 31, 2007, 12:13:48 AM
Drat!  I'll not get the 1.5 Euros /pound rate then.  :-(

Let it rain all the time until Monday 12:00, by the time we arrive it will be nice and fresh, and dry.  :-)

Hope the 'Stones' doesn't leak in the luggage.  ;-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on August 31, 2007, 09:20:08 AM
TerryW - I checked this morning and the internet download speed was 625 kb/s and upload 150 kb/s.   Not sure how this compares generally but it is certainly quicker than the non-ADSL connection we had in darkest, rural Somerset!

Best wishes, Wendy (wife of the good looking bloke on the left!)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on August 31, 2007, 10:59:23 AM
Thats not too bad Wendy, to say that you live in a small Corfiot village, but I guess some of the photos take a while to load.


Quote
Wendy (wife of the good looking bloke on the left!)

Aww .....Eggy and yourself just ooze happiness, its lovely.

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 01, 2007, 06:19:17 PM
Update on Arillas, especially those coming out next week.

Quite a breeze on the sea front about 3.30 pm. I found I was getting sandblasted just taking a stroll. Not as many people on the beach and a few wind covers were being made ready, on most of the sea front tavernas, for tonight.

A few clouds around but no rain. Still around 28 deg and certainly warm enough.
I think today the sheltered "inland" free swimming pools did a bit of extra business.

Exchange rate 1.459 at Arkokal Travel & Olgas Travel. ( Less 2% commission )

Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Jo Wissett on September 02, 2007, 01:11:18 AM
God i love your posts Eggy!! Its like we are living there with you!! Out of interest, what is your name?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 02, 2007, 09:19:42 AM
Jo
"Proper" name is Neill ( 2 L's ) - Eggy is a nickname that has travelled with me for many years. "Negg" is how I sign a lot of paperwork/cheques unless it's very official then I even use part of my surname. Neill Egg is how I would sign various work E-mails and memos. All depends on how I feel at the time.
( I did have my Bank query a large cheque for cash, I handed them over the counter, because I had signed the cash card N.Eggleton but I had just scrawled "Negl" on the cheque. I had to produce other idents. So it confuses me sometime.

Anyway - A fairly cool morning here at 9am. 24 deg - Quite pleasant.

Cheers
Mister E.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: James W on September 02, 2007, 10:04:31 AM
Arillas on Tuesday and Wednesday is forecast to be rained on.  :-(

Could all the fans in Corfu point in the direction of the rain clouds, and blow them away please?  ;-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: mazzz on September 02, 2007, 10:44:48 AM
ohh noooooooooooo tues eve rain ,weds thunder storms n thursday scattered showers !!!!


nooooooooooooo



Maria

22 Hours 15 mins t till take off !!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 02, 2007, 10:56:22 AM
Look on the bright side.
Tuesday evening you'll be in a nice Taverna somewhere.
Wednesday evening Thunderstorms - Not to be missed - especially a bit of lightening.
( get your camera ready )
Thursday scattered showers. Small showers clear up as quick as they come down.

Question - Why If people on the beach, most of them going there to swim, immediately pack up when there's a small shower? Do they not go there to get wet anyway and the rain is a darn sight warmer than the sea.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: James W on September 02, 2007, 10:58:43 AM
So the posts for "Arillas Today" next week, will be the same every day.


'Arillas Today will be wet'    ;-)


But Neill. WE like to get wet in the sea, then dry in the sunshine when we come out.  :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: mazzz on September 02, 2007, 11:04:02 AM
well whatever the weather im gonna make sure i have a fantastic time ...eggy i love thunderstorms never seen 1 in greece !!

Maria


22 hours till take off !!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: James W on September 02, 2007, 11:16:08 AM
In Cyprus 2 years ago we had raging thunderstorms.

My wife is scared of them.

I love them, I go out to view them in all their glory.  :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: mazzz on September 02, 2007, 11:21:41 AM
i love the morning after thunderstorms when everything is fresh ....if that makes sense lol




maria xx

21 ish hours till take off
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 02, 2007, 11:38:49 AM
Positive thinking from all ! - Gold Stars all round.

Posts next week may read:=
 " Arillas today not as dry as it used to be, but still 25/26deg and everyone enjoying "
.....and possibly on Wednesday:-
" Eggy's car stuck in mud at Kavadaddes so hind legs on Donkeys remain firmly attached. Holidaymakers breathe sigh of relief !! "
( Mrs Eggy fits ear plugs )

Negg
 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on September 02, 2007, 11:53:37 AM
Mazzz if there is a thunder storm while your there your in for a treat, fantastic to see the lightning over the sea. Lets hope mainland Greece get a lot of rain and that ir puts all those fires out and cools the earth. I love Arillas in the rain as well as the Sun and hope you get more of the latter. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: James W on September 02, 2007, 12:51:53 PM
Because of the forecast, I have made another alteration to my Ticker.  ;-)

Neill, you old 'stick in the mud'  ;-)

Park in the road instead.  ;-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: mazzz on September 02, 2007, 01:01:50 PM
lol james good one .... I know whatever the weather it will be great viv


oooooooooooo not long now :-) :-) :o)

maria

this time 2moro ill probably be landing or landed !!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 04, 2007, 06:26:27 PM
Who said Tuesday evening rain? - I don't think so. 30 deg at 6.30 pm and very few clouds around.
And ,if it does shower then it's a small price to pay for what has been an excellant day in Arillas. - Don't hold yer breath though if you're waiting for rain.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 05, 2007, 05:29:35 PM
I don't understand today at all. A little "mini shower" about 12:30 which did not last for long - ( Coupla mins )

This afternoon the beach was virtually deserted yet no major breeze. No sunbeds out on the left hand side of the beach, from Marina , at all. A lovely afternoon on the beach. Maybe everyone was fooled by the reports of heavy rain etc.

I do know that a lot of people were hunting around for hire cars and excursions etc to give them something to do " just in case" of bad weather. This could be why we had a very quiet Arillas this afternoon. Even hire cars were hard to come by due to demand.

Maybe the weather has us all confused.  ( Expect rain overnight though-my prediction!)
25 deg at 5.30 pm - Who's brave enough to make predictions, or even care about 'em?

I missed James W today - He left Brouklis about 10 minutes before I arrived!.
( Shame because I had bought extra cigs and my own ashtray ! )
Negg

 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 06, 2007, 02:04:20 PM
I'm not sure about Arillas yet but it's a bit chilly in Kavadaddes. A coldish breeze but a bit of sun, when the clouds let it break through. Temperature has just managed to squeeze into the 20's at 2 pm.
5 minutes rain this morning made not an iota of difference.
Feel sorry for those only here for a week. Off to Arillas for a recce soon.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on September 06, 2007, 03:54:03 PM
Thanks for the update Negg, hope it warms up for everybody there x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 06, 2007, 07:14:34 PM
I think the two places to be in Arillas today were an inland pool/bar sheltered from the breeze or sat in the car, on the sea front, with the windows up. It could be a chilly evening in those Tavernas tonite. I think the temperature may have touched 22 deg today but is now on the way down.
Long sleeve shirt at Brouklis this evening, I think.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on September 06, 2007, 08:51:25 PM
Oh my goodness, I don't know WHAT to pack!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on September 07, 2007, 01:40:05 AM
The forecast looks warm again for next week....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 07, 2007, 10:35:19 AM
What to pack eh Maggie??
Temperature this morning around 15 deg and it's been raining from about 7:30 am and although still raining now at 10:20 it's brightening up a bit.
( Even heard thunder at one point )
Last night was a long shirt for me and cardigan for Mrs Egg.
Next 2/3 days should see some good weather again. Warm as Sandy says but I think the 30 deg plus won't appear very much.
All info as given to me by "locals" - Don't shoot the messenger.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 07, 2007, 01:08:49 PM
Hi Eggy. Nice to see you and Mrs Egg. You both look in fine fettle. I`m still trying to catch up with all e`s, hots etc. Will be in touch again soon. Oh yes, can you give me Linda & Nick`s email again please? You know what I`m like. Bfn, and take care.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 07, 2007, 01:43:29 PM
Lindy P. - Glad you and Mal got back safely and had a good time. Good to see you both.
Hope Mal got over my form of driving!!- Has his tan come back yet or is he still "white"?
My passenger seat still has his finger marks!!!!!

Nigh Owl E-Mail is afionas@aol.com.

Temperature up to 17 deg folks. - Sun's out.
Hope they didn't cancel the "Albanian trip" today as James W and wife Joy were looking forward to it. Met them last night having a good time at Brouklis. Helluva tie James!!!
Cheers
Negg 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on September 07, 2007, 01:46:54 PM
25 degrees here in Southampton and has been most of the week....also the forecast for the weekend looks good. But would I rather be in Arillas????
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on September 07, 2007, 01:54:33 PM
Eggy, your posts remind me of Alistair Cooke's Letters from America, because they have a "relaxed" feel about them and they have a very unique style.

I think you should consider getting a webcam and then you could give us a proper news bulletin and weather forecast, live and online at lets say, at 6.30pm UK time everynight.

What do you think?

You could crunch a few pickled onions at the same time with a glass of Ouzo to make us jealous.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 07, 2007, 02:34:57 PM
Terry
Don't be too nice or I won't get to Arillas this afternoon due to the fact my head won't get though the door.

I try and get these little updates in when I can and hope no one gets bored with them.
But a webcam and proper daily "broadcast" Whoa!!! - That may start bringing me back to a scheduled life, on time appointments and 9-5's etc.
Headache starting!Not feeling well!
Pickled onions and Ouzo sounds good though. - But not in the same glass.

Temperatures gone up another degree since last post.

23 degrees inside. And here was I worrying,all this time, that the Greek builders left the insulation out of the cavity walls.

Sandy , Can yer lend us a few degrees from Southampton ??
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on September 07, 2007, 02:43:38 PM
Negg i would never get bored of your reports, I look forward to reading them, agree with Terry they are very entertaining.  Somebody said on a thread before you should write a book! x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on September 07, 2007, 02:47:32 PM
Dont stop the posts Eggy!!!  We all love them :-) !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 07, 2007, 02:51:28 PM
Thanks to all but stop being nice!!
I'm leaving for Arillas now and have to go out the door sideways. Hope I don't scratch the paintwork.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on September 07, 2007, 02:59:08 PM
But...we are all very nice people ;)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 07, 2007, 05:39:33 PM
Thanks for the info again Eggy. Yes, Mal  has now assumed his natural shade! I have removed his nails from my shoulder. I can only assume he didn`t have his speedos on! Take care.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 07, 2007, 07:40:20 PM
Well Y'all
I can't remember the last time I stood in front of the Marina and saw a deserted right hand side of the beach. Just a few walkers,empty sea and no beds. Just a couple of people on the left hand side. Probably touched 20 deg and a little chilly. That said if you could get out of the slight breeze but stay in the sun, when the cloud wasn't hiding it, you would have had a good afternoon.
But, hey, I didn't see a miserable face anywhere!

Personnally If I could have taken Mal driving again this afternoon it would have been a very enjoyable time. - For me anyway!
( Tell me somebody-Why when I offer to take Mal to Agni he changes his mind by the time we get to Acharavi?? ) - Was it really too hot or did I pass those vehicles too close to that bend?? - Did that tractor bother you? and I did see that pedestrian,just wanted to see if he could jump.

Shuey - Course you're all nice people. I've never met a bad one yet!
( except the couple who.......... and then......... - another story maybe.
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on September 07, 2007, 07:51:56 PM
I don't know, first your moaning about the heat and lack of rain, and now......... it's cold! lol. Thanks for all the info eggy, I still don't know what to pack, but come sunday, it will be decision time. I'll go away and have a think........
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 07, 2007, 09:44:24 PM
Told you Eggy, no sense of adventure,lol. What tractor? I think he thought he was on the road to Amarillo,lol. Hei hei. He`s just havin` a cup of Philosan! Bfn.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 08, 2007, 06:22:22 PM
This afternoon, apart from 3/4 brave souls walking and one couple on beds, Arillas beach was deserted. A very windy afternoon.A bit chilly even but still nice.

Met James W and wife Joy for drinks in Coconut but we discreetly vanished when the Scotland v Lithuania match started. I'm sure nobody wanted us rabbiting away during a very serious game. And quite rightly so!

I think we squeezed 23 deg out of the thermometer this afternoon.

Maggie - Bring a jumper and a pair of warm slacks just in case. Put the odds in your favour. Bring it and don't need it and you're on a winner!

Lindy P. - Maybe it wasn't a tractor. I always close my eyes when overtaking!
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 08, 2007, 08:08:34 PM
Eggy, yes I realised! I always put my foot on an imaginary break. heheh. First thing I did when I got in the house Eggy, was put a fleece on! Can you believe? We`ve had a bit of precipitation today, not bad though, there`s been rugger and footy on today. I had a message from Erja and Heidi. 5degrees in Finland! Take care. Oh yes, did Wendy find out if those fruits we saw were apples or poms?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 09, 2007, 06:25:42 PM
Lindy P said:-
We`ve had a bit of precipitation today
Another word I have to look up - This is a family forum you know.

Don't know about Arillas today as never got there. But, if it was like Kavvadades then a very good day it was to. 18 deg at 9.30 am moving up to 22 deg approx. No wind but a little cloudy at times this morning. I'd be a happy man if this was the first day of my hols !!
As it was I'm painting railings! - Boring, oh so boring. Any qualified painters coming out next week who want to earn 8 euros an hour??? - Plus drinks of course.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 09, 2007, 10:10:28 PM
Bless you! At last, you`re finally painting the railings. Job well done!?! Linda told me there`d been some rain. First since Spring. I think she was a bit relieved, what with working etc. Can I qualify within 1 week!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: keefy on September 10, 2007, 06:17:03 PM
The forecast looks warm again for next week....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 10, 2007, 06:38:08 PM
Gorgeous afternoon - Calm sea with just a very,very mild breeze. A quiet Arillas what with todays changeovers but, I think, a good day for all early Monday arrivals.
Temp hovering about the 27's.
Met Maggie & Carol very briefly taking advantage of their first great day.
As Sandy says - Forecast warm for the week
( Painting railings may have to wait a while )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: H-Clarke on September 10, 2007, 07:35:32 PM
hi eggy sounds like you have a lovely day in arillas today,hope it s going to stay like that for the next few weeks my wife and i arrive tomorrow night about 12 just cant wait ..... hope to meet you !!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 11, 2007, 06:29:12 PM
It`s different here Eggy. Iv`e got me socks on! Sounds like you`re having fun, as per,lol. Ican`t get himself to get the paintbrush working here either!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 13, 2007, 10:00:26 AM
Arillas today starts pretty well like Arillas yesterday.
A chilly morning with "dat 'ole temp" trying it's best to get up around 18 deg before we get to 9:30 am. Not much of a breeze, yet. this morning though.
Yesterday afternoon did hit around 26/27 but not many people took advantage of the beach as, once again, sandblasting was the name of the game. The sea was a little choppy to say the least.  A few "die hards" braving it out on sunbeds. I think they were very lucky to catch one in that wind. Generally though,another day to take advantage of the inland pools away from the draughts and enjoying the heat on offer.
A cool yesterday evening but not to cold to sit outside and enjoy good food with good company.
A lot of local "Arillians" noticing the drop in evening temperatures now. Noufris at Brouklis modelling a very nice sleeveless jumper in maroon but Nick still looking Mister Cool in his open neck white shirt. Dimitris has been spotted more than once in his very nice zip up cardie. Zip up Cardie?? - Probably cost more than my wardrobe.
( In the last 20 mins the temp has gone up 1.5 deg ) - Watch this space.
Negg.



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on September 13, 2007, 11:15:54 AM
Its a lovely Autumn morning here in Warwickshire Eggy, sunny with the temp at 13 C as I drove to work. Just one small patch of mist on the M40.

Just the day when I wish I could stay at home and gets some outside jobs done, but unfortunately I am stuck in an office all day.

I wish I was in Arillas though, wind or no wind, as it must be lovely weather now for some good walks.

Finished those railings yet?

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on September 13, 2007, 11:20:23 AM
Beautiful autumn morning here in London as well! Scenery is not as nice as in Arillas, but I will have to make do :)

Good job with railings!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 13, 2007, 01:37:04 PM
Ah the railings !! - I have just had another look at them and, mentally, they are now finished. Physically, they haven't been touched for a few days. - 1.30 pm and a breeze on the increase. - Too windy now so maybe tomorrow??
It would be quicker if I just removed them but then what could I lean on, in the evening, after a few ouzos?
Confuscious say - "Better to lean on an unpainted railing than be be face first in the vegetable plot !!"
( Maybe I'll just beam a few of you forum over complete with brushes )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on September 13, 2007, 01:50:10 PM
Just get "beaming" eggy. We are ready and waiting with paint brushes and jars of pickled onions in our hands.

PS why don't you just get wegg to do the painting?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on September 13, 2007, 03:03:57 PM
Just get "beaming" eggy. We are ready and waiting with paint brushes and jars of pickled onions in our hands.

PS why don't you just get wegg to do the painting?

ooh terry that's a very brave remark, i take it wegg is wendy?   

Negg agree, you need the railings for the ouzo and there is nothing wrong with mental painting, i'm standing still waiting to be beamed up, maybe wait though coz there is only 3 days to go, xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 14, 2007, 04:39:06 PM
I think Mrs Egg will reprimand soon, as the railings could soon develop metal fatigue!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 14, 2007, 05:37:09 PM
Dear All - just thought I should put the record straight and say that I have done some of the painting of the railings because Eggy hates doing the fiddly bits in the corners.  Would hate for you all to think that I spend all day lounging on a sun bed weilding a whip while Eggy slaves away!

Mrs Egg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 14, 2007, 05:44:14 PM
Nice one Mrs Egg. I think the fiddly bits get on blokes nerves, cos they have chunkier fingers. I think once the cooler weather sets in, the railings will be sorted. At least the paint will be easier to handle. I`m having trouble getting the hedgehog to get startred!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on September 15, 2007, 09:41:54 AM
You go girl Mrs Egg! :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 15, 2007, 12:09:04 PM
I REALLY MUST CHANGE MY PASSWORD.

Here I am buzzing around on the Forum while Wegg's outside planting parsnip seeds.

22 deg at midday with a slight breeze but sunny. No clouds in the sky. What a good day for gardening. I'm very pleased for her.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 15, 2007, 08:25:59 PM
I love parsnips. They are an aphrodisiac!! Why else do you think toyboy ended up in a bush?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 16, 2007, 05:19:18 PM
Arillas this afternoon a very lovely place to be in !!
Calm sea, people taking it easy on the beach and a very respectable 26/27 deg.
How nice is that???
Met Lyn & Colin, here for the first time,and enjoying it all. Bumped into Viv, nearly didn't see her - Get some high heels girl!!
And... Suzanne Simcox with Roger going home tomorrow.
How sad is that???
What a nice day though. ( Breathes contented sigh )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 16, 2007, 06:04:03 PM
It sounds idyllic Eggy. I bet you heard viv before you saw her,lol. Only joking viv. You do sound contented Eggy, are you cooking for Mrs Egg later? We`ve had our chuck, and roasties etc, and now I`m peckish again. Could you send me a Sprite please?!? Bfn.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 17, 2007, 07:26:39 PM
Arillas today? - Looked good,
As for me, I spent a very pleasant 2 1/2 - 3 hrs in the Coconut Bar with:-
Suzanne & Roger
Stacey & Peter
Colin & Lyn
Sinbads girl and Sinbads little gril
Wendy & Stuart.
Oh, and Vivian joined us for a while.
A Forum takeover bid, at Coconut, and a good time all round.
Arillas beach & weather?- S'okay - Didn't see much of it. Got home in one piece though.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 18, 2007, 09:24:10 AM
Meant Tracey & Peter in above post - Not Stacey.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on September 18, 2007, 11:01:16 AM
Too many ouzos then Neggy!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 18, 2007, 11:15:05 AM
And very nice they were too Sue. - But they do affect the eye and finger co-ordination a bit. - Not super for the memory either, sometimes.
But you just have to persevere and do your best.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on September 19, 2007, 11:07:58 PM
Eggy, It was very nice to meet you, brief as it was. We did spot you and Mrs egg, and Ivan and Mrs Ivan at Brouklis one night. I didn't but in, (you probably wouldn't recognise me with clothes on) ,as we saw that you were all about to leave. Anyway, we did visit the cocnut on an afternoon, but you weren.t there. Sorry we missed you. I had a few things to sort out when i was there, and a week just passes too fast! I hope to meet you again when i visit Arillas. (probably next year.) I hope you got your painting done eventually. Maggie.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 20, 2007, 09:43:42 AM
Thought it was you Maggie but not sure. I didn't feel sure enough to walk the length of Brouklis to find out.
( 4 ladies being approached by strange looking man - Embarrassing if I was wrong.)
Nearly popped back to Tria Adelphia but when you're on holiday and enjoying the pool etc you don't need intrusions.
Hope you sorted out all your other things.
Best Wishes All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 22, 2007, 07:42:43 PM
Sat 22nd Sept.
Arillas today. - NICE
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 22, 2007, 11:01:55 PM
No roving report Eggy? Come on.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ouzoandolives on September 23, 2007, 07:55:59 PM
Yes eggy come on, im new to this forum and computing lark but am enjoying reading your post's they make the rain thats here again (see post on weather) a bit more tolerable, and dont spare the ouzo i have got a bit left from my hols there so i will have some when i come on here again later on, yammas.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 24, 2007, 09:50:01 AM
You lot are too nice and now you're making me feel guilty. Even a roving reporter needs time off to get some work done.
However........ Some afternoons you just have to get away from it all and,just take a peek at what's going on in .

Arillas maybe this afternoon, providing I can finish with the builders here who are now on catch up with various jobs around various properties. Jobs they fell behind on when  the last few months temperatures were hovering around 30 deg. We now have to fit in with their time slots or lose them for a few more weeks.

Right now it's only 19 deg here at 9:35 pm and just slightlier chilly than yesterday.
I expect it will be about 25 deg about 2 ish and just right for, what is now becoming, a quieter beach and very peaceful place to be.

Once the morning dew gets off these railings here I have some painting to do.
-- So much work  - So little time !!!!
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on September 24, 2007, 11:41:55 AM
I don't want you to feel guilty Eggy but my Monday morning has been a nightmare and its only 9.30am.

A drive to work in pouring rain and quite high winds, avoid M40 because of queues due to accident, drive around four large branches that have been blown down during the night.

Get to work and electricity has been off so the servers are down. Get servers running again, turn on my PC, see the Arillas web cam showing a lovely blue sky, and then read your post.

I want to be in Arillas!!!!! NOW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on September 24, 2007, 12:28:38 PM
Hear hear! I got soaked up to my knees, my umbrella died in the high winds and the hairstyle with it. Monday :(

I would sooooooooooooooo much rather be in Arillas too!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on September 24, 2007, 03:52:26 PM
I'd love to be there. I've just had a very horrible visit to the dentist!!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: steph on September 24, 2007, 07:02:38 PM
Hi everyone, i just wanted to say my son and i are coming to Arillas on saturday for the 1st time! We can't wait! i keep looking at the web cam and thinking this time next week!  We will be there.

This web site has been brill and i have been on here most days reading all your posts.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 24, 2007, 07:24:34 PM
OK !
I gave up on the builders at 3 pm and went to Arillas where I found a very quiet beach with average temperature of 24 deg. - A really good afternoon.
But only an exchange rate of e1.416 ???
Just for a change I shared a drink with Kes and wife in the Thalassa. Service was good.

And folks - Remember you heard it here first -
- ARILLAS IS GETTING OLDER!!!
Probably the average age of the holiday enjoyer is now 54. Gone are nearly all those "youngies" of a 20-40 age group to be replaced by the more mature connoisseurs
of Arillas. - However, how hard I try,I can only find a handful of people older than me.
Life can be cruel.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mythos & Mataxa on September 25, 2007, 01:03:17 AM
Hi Eggy,
Quote
Gone are nearly all those "youngies"
The youngies are back next week yet another year older.
Hope to have a couple of drinks with you next week.

see you soon
Matt and Claire
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 25, 2007, 09:34:00 AM
Matt and Claire
Look forward to it. - You could be the youngest ones here next week!
Neill & Wendy
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Rugbymad on September 25, 2007, 09:40:47 AM
Do we qualify as youngies? lol we are a party of thirty somethings.
And we arrive later tonight.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 25, 2007, 09:55:25 AM
So the "youngies" are returning!!!
You will still be outnumbered Rugbymad. Not enough of you to control those gangs of Oldies roaming the streets at night.
Anyway - You're only as old as you feel and the last few days I've met a lot of 25 year olds!!!!!
Negg

Mornings still a bit chilly here now. - Only 18 deg at nearly 10 a.m. - Hate to say it but our Oregon Radio Controller forecasts rain. But it's been wrong before.
It probably feels colder to us now as we've been spoilt with all those high temps since May. 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Rugbymad on September 25, 2007, 10:31:28 AM
Well it's got to be better than our measely 14c top temp here lol.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Rugbymad on September 25, 2007, 10:33:53 AM
This is what it says on the weather this end.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?world=0069
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kes on September 25, 2007, 11:09:08 AM
Sat in brouklis at the moment warm sunny morning..met Eggy yesterday ,,we had a cosy chat over an ouzo...weather been great the last week,hope it continues.poss some rain on the way 6 more days to go and the thought of returning home is creeping in..if time could stand still.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on September 25, 2007, 11:30:55 AM
All this talk of Youngies and Oldies is quite funny, I just wish I knew at what age you pass from one side to the other.

I have this vision of the Youngies walking up past the Coconut Bar and suddenly all the oldies appear coming in the opposite direction like the "Thriller Video"
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 25, 2007, 12:05:12 PM
Terry
The age you pass from a "youngie" to an "oldie" is to do with the mind and not the condition of the body. - How you feel, as recently told me by a sympathetic person.
The "eye" tells me Arillas has quite a few, very near to being, senior citizens at the moment. But the conversations with some of these "Arillas Veterans" tell me different.
Oh to be 60 years old and still own a comb!!!!!
There is no age discrimation here, only the occassional jest, which is all taken in good humour. Gotta go now and clean my zimmer frame. Important race this afternoon.
Negg

PS. Good to meet Kes and,yet again, enjoyed a good chinwag with forum members.
( What am I going to do at the end of October ??? )
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on September 25, 2007, 01:26:44 PM
What can Eggy do at the end of October? That should be a Topic on its own.

We could all come up with some ideas for you, or we could set  you a daily task/challenge.

Have you got a webcam on your PC? If so we could have Video conferences.

Lastly I'm glad there is no age discrimination, so just for a jest .......can you still wear grey trousers?

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 25, 2007, 01:44:22 PM
Terry me boy - What do you mean. ?? - Grey Trousers and "towelinne" underwear cause me no problem at all.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 25, 2007, 11:54:21 PM
It took a little effort today but the temperature finally struggled to 24 deg. A very good day though with just a mild breeze. I'm told the sea felt very warm.
Only 6 days to October and I hear no complaints about the weather.
The sky did spit at me about 5 pm and again at 8:30 pm, in Corfu Town. I think it was just a friendly warning/reminder to put the car windows up overnight.
(I Rarely read projected forecasts, just listen to locals and go by gut feeling.)
11.44 here and sitting on 20 deg. Little Oregon weather machine still says rain. We'll see
I think it will be a good day tomorrow.
( Hope so - Getting concrete poured in the afternoon - Maybe??)
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Diane x on September 26, 2007, 12:40:55 AM
My philosopy on age is that it's not just a number, it's an attitude !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 26, 2007, 12:52:38 AM
Your attitude looks fine to me S.B.G.
Good to meet you all.
Hope Hannahs first work day in new job went exactly as she wanted it to be.
Hoping you all had a good time. - Next year maybe?
Best Wishes
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on September 26, 2007, 01:30:44 AM
Yes, definitely  agree with your philosophy, SBG, as we probably said in the Coconut Bar!
Agree with Eggy that it was good to meet up with you all.
Lynnx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on September 26, 2007, 10:05:55 AM
Hi Lynn/Colin, it was great to meet you. Did you get booked up and hows the knee Lynn, hope it's healing. Lynn got all the way down to Porto Timoni and back up and then slipped on some gravel when coming back into Arillas, I couldn't believe it. Well done to Colin he did it as well and like me does not like heights so that makes it quite an achievment. Viv & Pet
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on September 26, 2007, 10:06:43 AM
My pet's called Pete lol. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 26, 2007, 01:46:26 PM
(I Rarely read projected forecasts, just listen to locals and go by gut feeling.)
11.44 here and sitting on 20 deg. Little Oregon weather machine still says rain. We'll see
I think it will be a good day tomorrow.
( Hope so - Getting concrete poured in the afternoon - Maybe??)
Negg

Now you can see why I gave up being a professional Gambler!! - Absolutely bucketing down here at 1:40 pm with a temp of 19 deg. Concrete still being poured. Offered to hold umbrella for the lads but, hey, real men don't need one.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: pg32 on September 26, 2007, 02:00:35 PM
All that rain wont give you a nice finish Negg!!!

Paul
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on September 26, 2007, 02:15:43 PM
So your weather machine was right this time then Eggy!!

Glad your concrete is still getting poured, look forward to picture updates :-) .
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 26, 2007, 07:38:04 PM
PG32
The finish looks OK. We will screed and tile anyway. One guy, complete with plastic mac, was continually and patiently brushing excess water from the path and patio.
For some reason they seemed to welcome the rain. They did a good job, I think,and are back tomorrow.

Smiffy
Yep - The machine was right for a change.
So, yesterday we pay e300 for a TV aerial and Sat dish and today can't get any Sky foc channels as reception is bad. Durrrrrrr !!
(Greek TV reception is very poor, unless you like to see 3 of everybody - I see 3 of everything driving home at night!!!)

Arillis today? - Take a look at Dimitri's picture of the day. Tells it all. Where does everybody go? - Quiet Brouklis, deserted beach, empty Coconut and Malibu. Just a few loyal customers of Horizon. S'all I saw.
Temperature battled very hard to hover at around 21 deg.

Dragged Paul and Maria off the streets into Cocounut for a drink. Two very Brave people
who went to Corfu Town this morning,by local bus, and loved every minute of it.
Very pleased also to meet Marika, here for 3 weeks, and enjoying the day.
Haven't found Joe yet - Perhaps he saw me first!
(Did I really see a head peering at me from behind a stack of redundant sunbeds on the beach?  Nah - I'll put that down to a vivid imagination !! )

Not having seen any serious rain since May, I took great delight in strolling along the sea front, in the rain, complete with striped brolly.
How does that song go ??? - And why did any people left vanish when I sung it???
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on September 26, 2007, 10:07:08 PM
Hi Viv and Pete,
Good to meet you too.  Yes, we did get booked for a fortnight from 5th May at the Bardis Sun.  Apparently, Nancy popped in and told Poppy that someone had just booked, then half and hour later we turned up, and Poppy was delighted that she could tell Nancy she knew who it was!

The knee is healing, thanks - it keeps itching so that should be a good sign!
Colin says thanks for the nice comments.
Just over 7 months to go now then!  Looking forward to seeing the fireflies.
Love, Lynn & Colin
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: pg32 on September 27, 2007, 11:23:48 AM
Hi Negg

Didnt realise you were screeding etc aswell! How do they do the screed outthere out of interest!?

Paul
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 27, 2007, 11:37:09 AM
Something I need to find out as I am a great lover of tiling.
I'll let you know.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on September 27, 2007, 08:16:25 PM
They put things on the floor to see if its level, and bring barrowloads in and pour it on. Then they use a thing to smooth it. I did watch, but I'm not very technical. ( I do remember thinking that i wouldn't like to be around when the builders take their wellies off in that heat)!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 28, 2007, 01:17:48 PM
I'll ask the builder today how he plans to do this screed. I'm used to tiling floors inside properties, generally with a floor leveling compound on the finished concrete, prior to tiling. So bit naive on this one

Arillas Today
Very pleased to see the rain has kept away and temp currently sits at 26 deg. Bit of a breeze blowing inland though and I imagine it could be blustery in Arillas.
It was a very pleasant afternoon yesterday with the temp hiiting the forecasted 27 deg.
Paul and Maria going home this morning. They loved there walking. It tired me out just listening to the places they got to!
(Hope they put in a post about the "German in the wheelchair") Found it very amusing!)
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: pg32 on September 28, 2007, 01:30:56 PM
The screed i have normally dealt with here Negg is a mix of sand, fibres and cement. They pump it into the area the level it with, normally just abit of timber but use a laser level to get the FFL. (Finished Floor Level). Must keep off it obviously and protect it from rain!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 28, 2007, 03:27:55 PM
Keep an eye out for the moggies Eggy.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on September 28, 2007, 03:54:09 PM
Cant tell you anything about screed, getting plasterd is a different tale. hehe Love Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 28, 2007, 07:17:33 PM
Viv
Wish I'd have thought of that one!
 
PG32-Paul
i hope this doesn't cost me loadsamoney. I only wanted a base for a patio and path that I could then tile on - Should have thought this one out a bit more. I can now see why the first stage of concreting is not as deep as I thought it would be. Lot to learn!

Arillas today
Not a day for the beach as, choppy, could be an understatement. Still a very warm day though as, once again temps of 25/26 deg have done us proud.
I'd be a very happy holiday maker here today and be feeling sad to be going home in a couple of days. Had a long drink/Chat with Forum members Brian and Joan at the Horizon this afternoon who have 4 days left. I would like to hope the weather knows this and treats these last fews day with respect for them, plus other "returnees" of course. I'm beginning to love it here more and more but that's another story..
(Wegg and I even did a twinge more of the railing painting this morning !! - Very peaceful)
Brouklis tonight. - Meeting Eileen and Keith. Haven't eaten at Brouklis for a while and we're beginning to miss our fix of Dimitris,Nick and Noufri.
Happy days all
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on September 28, 2007, 08:46:18 PM
Give Eileen and Keith our love please Neill and ofcorse to you and Wendy and the Brouklis boys and Rula. Viv & Pete
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 28, 2007, 11:58:51 PM
Viv
Will pass on your wishes tomorrow. We are seeing them again as Keith is only here for a week.
Neill
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 29, 2007, 06:52:05 PM
Had a very interesting,or boring depending how you look at it,chat about screed this pm
It seem the procedure here is virtually the same with about a 40mm depth and givnig that nice smoother surface to tile on.
Never too old to learn.

In Arillas this afternoon to find a welcoming beach but a slightly unfriendly sea. It didn't strike me as breezy but I don't think anyone told the waves that. Temperatures made around the 25 deg mark. But even the beach could not attract those supporters of Man. City and Newcastle who braved the Coconut Bar to watch the game. I think most were Newcastle supporters because I heard very little cheering each time Man City scored. Although I did see one chap raise his hand when Man City's second goal went in. ( Not sure if he'd lost 3 digits off that hand or not - Industrial accident maybe !! )
Exchange rate is poor at the mo. - only e1.41 something.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 29, 2007, 07:02:19 PM
Hi Eggy. Thanks for the report. Sounds good to me. I love a rough sea, and the water pouring over the jetty pic. Irish Sea the other year was rough, and made for a great crossing.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on September 29, 2007, 07:06:18 PM
I hope not so rough that access to a certain part of the beach has become difficult...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 29, 2007, 07:13:22 PM
Sandy
For 5 euros an hour I would carry you. - It's not a lot but all i can afford !!
Not long afore you're here now ?

Lindy P
Only saw a couple of young wave jumpers in the sea.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on September 29, 2007, 07:20:30 PM
Hi Negg yep, the exchange rate today means that you get 1 euro for just under 70p,hate it when it creeps the wrong way.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 29, 2007, 07:33:48 PM
Ang
Even worse when you use it for your house keeping budget.
( Ouzo keeps going up in price !! )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 29, 2007, 07:51:54 PM
Wish I was one of `em Eggy. I could do with an Ouzo, especially if it rains whilst I`m there, then a nice taverna owner will provide one,lol!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on September 29, 2007, 08:14:31 PM
Negg come the end of the season I think you need to start those negotiation skills...I am sure you will get a few deals...
By the way have  you sorted going out on a wild boar shoot yet (north west is good or so I have been told over the years)and that will provide you and Mrs Negg with a good bit of winter fuel,batch cook it into stews, salt it ,make pate or i am sure the locals will give you even a good few more tips and recipies and what with all the home grown veg that Mrs Negg provides and will continue to do so through the winter ...what a feast you shall have,all you now need to do Negg is to get baking and make the daily bread,ask the baker for some yeast and hey presto..Eggy Bread
Happy Hunting
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 29, 2007, 10:44:53 PM
Ang - Have you been drinking ???
The only Wild Boar I ever knew about was me and most of the "wild" has vanished over the years. - Boar is now being spelt differently as well.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on September 30, 2007, 12:33:13 AM
wish i was there i am man city fan aswell as big arillas fan
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on September 30, 2007, 11:59:33 AM
Negg only the one bottle hehe,the reasonI mentioned it was that last year George from the Crepe shop was going to take Chris hunting if we ever managed to get over inthe winter.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 30, 2007, 01:39:43 PM
Ang
Something else for investigation this afternoon then!
( I'd rather buy some after it's been shot and turned into a joint or steak though )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on September 30, 2007, 03:00:46 PM
I can just see you in a deerstalker hat Eggy. Go on, have a go.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on September 30, 2007, 07:15:31 PM
I only wear that in the bedroon Lindy P - Together with the "plus fours"

At 1:30 pm today people of Arillas were being sandblasted!! A very aggressive wind!
I did see 2 brave souls on sunbeds. The beach, on the right hand side looked as if the Local Kelp factory had donated all its unwanted stock to Arillas. Those waves must of been working hard all night to build those nice little piles of the stuff.
That's nature for you. No respect for those on, or just about to have, a well earned break.  But hey, it's nearly October. we all take the "ruff with smooth" and inland the temp got to around 25 deg. Another day around a pool - and why not??
( I'm told kelp's good for the garden. - Should I drive down at midnight with a shovel?)
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 01, 2007, 02:47:42 PM
What about your jodphurs too Eggy! Sounds a bit fresh there, but nice. I think you could maybe cook some kelp.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 01, 2007, 07:35:37 PM
Lindy P
If I make a comment about jodphurs you'll only go on to whips so I'll keep quiet.

Arillas Today at 3 pm found a very relaxed beach, just a little kelp, together with a temp of about 25 deg and a sea with very gentle waves. I nearly went down there to sample the sun and the tranquility it advertised. - However, i only take my clothes off for money nowadays so went to the Coconut Bar instead.
(They insist I pay for alcohol,there-Taking my clothes off is not an option)
Lovely chat with "Hels Bels Duo"

At 6 pm the beach and sea still had that same invite and people were still taking advantage of it. Yer know, tomorrow I may take a towel and a cossie and give up drinking - ( Just for the afternoon )
Arillas - Still a great place to be in - AND NOW IT'S OCTOBER !!
Exchange sitting on e1.418 a snippet of an increase.
Stay well everybody.
Negg


Negg

 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on October 01, 2007, 10:19:12 PM
Ah! negg the use of kelp is very good for the garden,but I think you have to let it rot down well as it is strong in iodine,which is good when one gets a mozzie bite that gets a bit infected.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: M n M on October 02, 2007, 01:14:20 PM
Neil
enjoyed the natter whilst newcastle were robbed (well maybe), got a lot to think about and a L of a lot of reading to get through from the forum, will contact you later.
Mick
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 02, 2007, 02:02:39 PM
M & M
Good to see you both Mick. Stay well and take it easy.

Ang
I wonder how I can get kelp off the beach. I need to find out if you ask permission or has some one got a contract to remove it. - Could be interesting.
( Still need to find out about wild boar.)

Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 02, 2007, 03:52:58 PM
Ah, you know me too well Eggy,lol. Good weather here today.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 02, 2007, 06:23:05 PM
It suddenly struck me this afternoon that I don't give the full picture of "Arillas Today" as very rarely do I get down there before 2.30 pm. So I asked a few questions.
I'm told this morning was an excellant time for the 10 ish early birds who tend to fly off by midday for a few grubs. A well behaved sea and people taking advantage of it.
This afternoon saw a continuation of this morning but a few less people on beds.
The sea looks so inviting even to a water hater like me.
There are still a lot of people around enjoying a pretty good start to October

The Coconut was where I wanted to be this afternoon though, as 4 hours in Corfu Town does play on the stress levels.
( After 9 am everything moves so quickly there. Even the escalator in Marks & Spencer seemed to be at double speed )
Had a good chat with Helen & Keith ( Hels Bels ). Well Helen really 'cause Keith was involved in a Jackie Chan film. I did tell him, in advance, of who gets killed. I'm very helpful like that.
Bumped into Harold & Sally which made a nice end to a very pleasant afternoon.
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 03, 2007, 10:23:50 AM
After a chilly 17 deg at 8:30 this morning it's gone up to 20 deg in the space of just under 2 hours. Interesting to see if it makes that magical 27 deg as forecasted.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 03, 2007, 12:01:01 PM
The 20 deg would do me at the moment Neill. Love Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 03, 2007, 06:35:06 PM
Well our Viv. - That 20 deg sneaked up to around 25 deg today.

Arillas beach looked gorgeous this afternoon but only 14 people, i counted, on the beach and one in the sea, which was so well behaved it deserved more that one person taking advantage of it.
It's a much quieter Arillas now and, yes it has got a bit older. Remember the german with his motorised wheelchair? Add to that the senior guy, this afternoon ,who walked past me with his pedometer on the end of a long stick. - What's that all about?
( I've never taken a stick for a walk before- Wonder if he's given it a name ? )
Coconut and Malibu both empty this afternoon but Horizon blessed with the company of a few people, including Marika, and "Hels Bels" who, having provided the donkey I, very happily, proceeded to talk the legs off.
I'm told this morning, around that 10 ish time the beach was a little busier, but I missed that. - So where does every body go in the afternoon??????
Are they hiding from me - Am I becoming paranoid here?
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kes on October 03, 2007, 06:39:12 PM
the guy in the motorised wheelchair  I remember...I am sure they took it in turns in the wheel chair.......only back 2 days and seems an age since I was enjoying the sunshine...oooohhh!!! am I not happy?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 03, 2007, 06:42:18 PM
Kes
It only seems like yesterday we sat in the Thallassa.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 03, 2007, 10:10:31 PM
Hi kes, glad you enjoyed, but back to the rain now eh?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on October 04, 2007, 01:26:45 AM
Don't you worry Eggy - I'll be in that sea rain, hail or snow. It's the pool I'm worried about - can get a bit chilly at this time of year!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 04, 2007, 06:37:33 PM
Sandy
Around that 25 deg again today and I think tomorrow should be a good start to your holiday. I think rain is forecast for overnight tomorrow but, info volunteered by those in the know, says maybe Saturday.

Wegg strolled to the beach lunchtime with her parents and everything looked "hunky dory" - I spent a very nice 90 mins plus in the company of Frank ( Corfusoon ) and family at Helios Court Villa so didn't view the beach until 5:30. Few people left by then and no one in the water? - To me it looked a very good time to get down there and sample what others have left behind. I'm getting worried more and more every day now with this weather. Combined with the beach and peaceful sea it looks so inviting  I'm afraid that, one afternoon, I'll take a towel and cozzie to Arillas instead of money for an Ouzo !! - ( I got 'eadache now thinking about it! )
Stay Well All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Jo Wissett on October 05, 2007, 12:08:10 PM
Hi Eggy

What do the in-laws think of Arillas then?  Perhaps they will want a 'granny flat' adding onto your house?!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 05, 2007, 12:21:43 PM
Jo
They love it! - Or so they tell us.
They're off exploring today. Agious Spiridon, Kassiopi. I hope I can be that sprightly when I'm 76 years old !!
Granny flat out of the question - But I may sell them some land !!!

It's a very nice day here again. Started a bit chilly on 17 deg, but I think we feel the cold a bit more having acclimatised. Now it's 24 deg at just gone 12am. I'm pleased for Sandy, Joyce and Alex and all who arrive today. It's a good start to a break. but I'm a little concerned for them, about rain Saturday and Sunday. Let's hope it's overnight and doesn't interfere too much with their holiday. Garden needs an excess of water though.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 05, 2007, 07:42:01 PM
Reading Diane's, SBG's, recent post on "Withdrawal Symptons" makes me feel a little guilty about an "Arillas Today" update.
But only a lttle guilty, so here goes.

Temps went from 24 deg lunchtime up to, about 26 deg at 5 pm when Arillas beach looked nearly deserted. Where is everybody to take advantage of yet another fine day?
Harold and Sally had the answer and pointed out that the naturist end was still busy even at the end of the day.
So, taking clothes off to take advantage of this weather wins hands down.
The 5pm score reads. - Textiles 7 - Naturists 35.
(Only an approx figure for naturists. I didn't like to go down there & physically count)
One question though - Would a naturist. wanting a quieter beach, be willing to wear something skimpy to take advantage of the near deserted textile end?

Anyway - Arillas is generally winding down. Thetis Hotel have now emptied their pool and Mathraki has closed. Coconut may stay open until 17th so I imagine what they do the Malibu will follow. Efthia Taverna will stay open as long as they have customers, but generally, most will close by the 17th.
Unless Dimitris @ Brouklis knows different !!!!

I don't think the rain, which was forecast overnight , will happen.
So , Happy Holidays Sandy, Joyce, Alex & co, Mythos & Metaxa and all.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 05, 2007, 08:46:49 PM
Ask Harold, Im sure he will answer your question. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 06, 2007, 05:32:48 PM
Viv
i asked Harold this afternoon and he said:-
"Yes - I would consider moving to a quieter textile beach providing there were no discarded "dog ends" around."
(That idea of tables, complete with ashtrays, by the sundbeds is a very good idea.)

Arillas this morning about 11 pm was a delight. Just a little cloudy with a sea just over the gentle side and a quiet beach, yet again. Temperatures hit about 25/26 deg , however,I'm using Kavvadades here as a guide.
Coconut and Malibu doing a very good trade down to a Man United football game and an England rugby match.
5 pm and all still looking good. Rain has been forecast for the next 3 days but, then again it was forecast for last night. Didn't happen - Greek Rain maybe - Avrio!!

Happy birthday to Keith ( Hels Bels ) and thanks from Wegg & Negg for a very delightful "Coconut Chinwag" with you both. Apologies to Harold for just leaving as he turned up. - Next time sounds good to me! - Now who does he look like ???
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 06, 2007, 06:22:54 PM
Apologies to Harold for just leaving as he turned up. - Next time sounds good to me! - Now who does he look like ???Negg



I remember now - Someone told him today he looked like Leslie Neilson.
The film "Airplane" springs to mind.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 06, 2007, 06:46:36 PM
Ive got the giggles now eggy, you know why and I just knew you wouldn't get a straight yes or no answer. How long did it take for you both to discuss it. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 06, 2007, 11:11:07 PM
Viv
Probably long enough to put another Ouzo away. -- Good answer though.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 07, 2007, 11:12:39 AM
20 minutes non violent rain this morning at about 10 a.m. and now we've got a very civilised 22 deg at eleven.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 07, 2007, 11:22:08 AM
But.... 10 minutes after I posted that it started to rain again. Hmmmm!
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ouzoandolives on October 07, 2007, 03:49:54 PM
We have just come back from our very first visit to cornwall and it was brilliant, apart from one days rain it was sunshine all the way and it reminded us of arillas so much, relaxed, peaceful, fresh food,friendly,  but fear not arillas is still our favourite destination it has that magic that other places dont seem to have.
 Cornwall is brilliant but arillas is heaven. Tell you what eggy, when we get there in june if you havent done all your jobs i will give you a hand if you want im not a builder but for some reason i dont mind painting! yammas all.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 07, 2007, 04:29:01 PM
Hi Steven
Cornwall was, and still is, is a great favourite of mine. Get the weather right and you do get a cracker of a holiday. ( I May save you some painting, in the house, for June 08 )

We've had 3 showers here today, Last one about 3 pm, and although breezy,still have a temp of 25deg. Very lazy day today and never got to Arillas but I imagine very similar conditions there, as in Kavvadades.

Rain is forecast again but versatile Arillas Holidaymakers will treat it, with as much nuisance, as a fly on an Elephants bum. They will enjoy the break and adapt accordinly.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 07, 2007, 04:53:44 PM
Hey Eggy, I`ll bet there`s an afternoon service at the Coconut!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 07, 2007, 04:58:29 PM
Lindy P
By "Service" do you mean it's Sunday and If I had got to the Coconut would Peri and Costas be wearing dog collars.
And ...... would they bless every Ouzo I drank.
.... Now it's getting silly !! ....

Temps dropped 2 deg in the space of 50 minutes. It may be a chilly evening plus the chanc of rain. Whoa!!

Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 07, 2007, 05:01:26 PM
Told you before Eggy, you are a rogue, but we love the reports. I think it`s still warmer there than here. Got me sox on!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Baldy Barry on October 07, 2007, 05:17:16 PM
Yup ! I've had to put on an extra glittery thong !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 07, 2007, 06:14:02 PM
Just a thong in ya heart Barry?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 07, 2007, 06:32:54 PM
The Glittery Thong Of Baldy Barry?
Is this the one some one saw you, wearing, on the beach?

I feel a little like an "on the spot" reporter here, but I just gotta tell you!!
6:15 pm and a little thunder with just a twing of lightening. And it's coming from the Arillas side of Kavvadades. We're in Arillas for a meal tonite so it will be interesting, Taverna spotting, to see who sits inside and who sits outside under cover as the temp is still a bit over 22 deg. Lightening as I type. How exciting after not having seen anything this dramatic since Noufri @ Brouklis sliced off the top of his finger whilst cutting bread. Sorry Noufri, you are about to be knocked off the number one "Major Event" position.
I think there's no need for Wegg to water the garden this evening.
She needs a rest.  Working too hard.  Poor thing.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 07, 2007, 06:53:34 PM
Egg here - Your 6:41 pm on the spot man for Kavvadades and Arillas.
( And probably an Ouzo too many already !! )

It's coming down with a vengeance and linked to the 'ole thunder and a few flashes makes a very excellant picture. A worthy storm indeed.
( Flashes not by me as the temp has dropped to 19 deg )

Bear a thought for us here as I have to get in the 'ole peugeot about 7:45 and point the vehicle towards Arillas. It's not easy but someone's gotta do it!

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 07, 2007, 06:56:23 PM
PS.
It's very noisy as well.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on October 07, 2007, 08:10:03 PM
Ah eggy we await your report on the evenings  events,hope you get home safe.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Corfusoon on October 07, 2007, 08:22:12 PM
Crikey its wet out there!

Big ol storm over Arillas this evening.

Roads are flooded all round.

Hope Eggy hadnt reserved a place outside at the Brouklis!

The walk from there to the Coconut would be madness at the moment!

Regards
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 07, 2007, 11:05:54 PM
Go Eggy go, you can do it.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 07, 2007, 11:07:08 PM
Corfusoon, I`m sure a young gentleman may provide you with a sturdy umby!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 07, 2007, 11:38:22 PM
Frank ( Corfusoon ) is not wrong.
It was a real "wetty". It bought out quite a few frogs hopping across roads as I drove to Arillas. - I think I avoided most of them.

Together with Matt and Claire ( Mythos & Metaxa ) we were made very welcome at "Eftihia". It did look closed but we climbed those 'ole steps and with good food plus good company it was a pretty damm good evening.

Efi and mother Katerina had the time to chat with us as well.

Got home safely, thanks Ang.

Now, at 11:25 pm, no rain and an outside temp of 18 deg.
I don't read weather predictions so, sticking neckout, I reckon Avrio will be a good day.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 07, 2007, 11:48:33 PM
Glad you enjoyed Eggy. No frogs legs then! Hope Mrs Egg enjoyed too.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 08, 2007, 05:50:46 PM
Lindy P.
I think Katerina and Eftihia have done a fine job considering the circumstances.
(We nearly asked if she had frogs legs when she she hopped off to get us a Retsina)

So, It was late morning and the sky burped/grumbled at us a few times. Spat at us about midday. Just 2 gentle reminders.
1. Nature's still and charge.
2. Guess what's happening later

3.15pm and down came the rain. But only for about 45 mins. It was still warm but the temp decided that, at around 23 deg, enough was enough.
5 pm saw a very aggresive sea and, not suprisingly, a quiet beach. I did see one person in the sea. I don't think he/she had fallen in. They weren't shouting or waving frantically. - Mind I could only see a head. -

So, I was technically right, Arillas was a good day. ( For everything but sun bathing )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 08, 2007, 06:26:31 PM
Good report Eggy. I bet the storm was good.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 08, 2007, 08:23:56 PM
I saw some of it on the webcam, when the lightning flashed the whole page lit up it must have been great looking out to sea. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 09, 2007, 12:45:03 AM
Wish I was there viv, on the end of the pier.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 09, 2007, 01:08:31 PM
Lindy P
I don't think you'd be there very long. - maybe that's how the person, I saw yesterday, ended up swimming.

We've got a wet Arillas today so the forecast is right. rained overnight but then held off unil 12:30 ish. I think it waited until I was just about to finish working out side .
( About 10 minutes left to complete the job and I can do now is wait )

Temp is hovering around the 19 deg and it does feel very comfortable.
Inside temp here is 22 deg so I think we've got the cavity insulation etc just about right. Checking every nook and cranny for leaks and can't find any.

And finally, a piece of info, probably more uninteresting and worthless since General Custers sergeant said to him "I see some Indians!"
Corfu has slugs !! - I've found 2 today. maybe at some point I'll find an earthworm !!
1:02 pm and the rains stopped - Time to finish outside job.
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: pg32 on October 09, 2007, 02:03:55 PM
Hi Negg

My parents are in San Stephanos as we speak and i dont think the weather has been very good since they arrived (Friday 5th), any sign of the weather getting any better?

Paul
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 09, 2007, 02:26:51 PM
Paul
Rain stopped here just after one ish and now the temp has moved uo to 23 deg.
It feels quite calm at Kavvadades. A few clouds around still. Wendy has looked at the forecast for the next 3 days and Wed/Thu/Fri say rain. Personnaly I think Thursday onwards will be better, for about a week. That's only going on previous trends we've found during October Hols.
The best bet this afternoon is a bed around a pool. It's certainly warm enough.
Neill
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on October 09, 2007, 03:12:02 PM
I hope the weather keeps nice.  Someone from work is flying out this afternoon.  She has done one of the Thomsons price breakers (i think thats what they are called). She is either staying in Agios Georgios, San Stefanos or Sidari, three star half board hotels.  She has gone on my recommendation knowing that we have been going year in and year out!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ouzoandolives on October 09, 2007, 06:19:28 PM
Thanks eggy cant wait, i'll even bring my own brush!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 10, 2007, 10:18:43 PM
I get quite worried when Eggy hasn't composed his daily report. I get this vision of a row of donkeys outside the coconut with their back legs missing, and weggy waiting back at home with a dried up stifardo in the oven.

Ooops he has just logged in.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jean on October 11, 2007, 12:14:30 PM
off to visit Arillas tomorrow 12th - so hope the storms have gone!!
Looking forward to a week of R & R at Koulodos apts :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 11, 2007, 01:10:30 PM
Terry
Sometimes I wonder what to tell you. I get worried that it could become repetitive.
No news should always be treated as good news here.

However some info on the rain.
Sunday afternoon & evening, the really bad weather, produced 50mm of rain, according to our rain guage ( Included a bit overnight Monday )
Overnight rain on Tuesday gave us 10mm and last night, which felt a bit chilly to me we got another 10 mm. So 70mm approx in total.
This morning at 8pm outside temp was 16 deg, the coldest I've seen this being here.
( 20 deg now at 1 pm ) - But do we care ???? -
We did Corfu Town this Morning so maybe tell you about it later.

Jean
I think from Saturday onwards we will get some decent weather.

I'll let you know how Arillas is late afternoon.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: keefy on October 11, 2007, 04:53:04 PM
what a detailed weather report Negg you remind me of Ulrika Jonson (or whatever her new married name is)

p.s mi speling is rubish kan we ave a spelcheker
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 11, 2007, 05:11:29 PM
Mr Keefy,
The weather is now on the tips of many Greek Gardener's tongues. Just as I got home I saw local Nickos and we both agreed , in Greek , "Rain - Now Garden -very good - All OK now"

2:45 pm in Arillas and what a quiet place it was. 8 people in Marina, 2 in Thalassa and just 2 in Horizon.
Beach score reads:- Naturists 6 - Textiles 4.
A fairly calm sea and most of the kelp now gone. If this was down to the locals and not nature what a grand job they've done!
My gold star goes to the lady on the sunbed together with book and drink on plastic table that proved it was still warm enough to relax. It has to be better than staying in your app, doesn't it.
Maybe the temperature only got to 21 deg today but, when I left the Coconut Bar, and walked down to the front I remember saying out load:-
"What a lovely place to be in" - ( Nice sighs all round everyone )
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 11, 2007, 05:38:15 PM
keefy,

How did Eggy remind you of Ulrika jonson?

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/eggycopy.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: keefy on October 11, 2007, 06:04:08 PM
terryw
Negg reminded me of ulrika because both are blonde and both know a lot about the weather......
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 11, 2007, 06:22:14 PM
Have I said " Welcome back Terry? "
( She looks a lot better in that 'ole jumper than I do )

Temp still 21 deg and we're eating outside at Brouklis tonite!! Nah Nah -  nah nah!!!
(The only way I can get my own back without peeing against the wind)
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 11, 2007, 06:32:39 PM
Eggy

You get your own back every time you write a report, and to say that you are eating outside at the Brouklis tonight, is just shear cruelty.

Mmmm just the thought of having some of Dimitris's fish stew tonight ......  do YOU realise eggy that I will be crying in a minute. I WANNA BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!.

I may take the P***  some times but I love ya to bits really. Well not literally, maybe with Ulrika in your jumper.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 11, 2007, 07:13:44 PM
Terry
If only I could fit in the jumper at the same time.
Heer de veer deer geer, Von Hesling. - ( Swedish - aka Fast Show )
Negg

Gotta go now - Brouklis calling.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 11, 2007, 09:28:37 PM
See....you had to do it again eggy, talk about stick the boot in.

Its 7.30pm here now and I could just be starting my Galactoboureko if I was at Brouklis now.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: M n M on October 11, 2007, 09:46:27 PM
Keefy,
         Eggy,
                Blonde???
you'r as blonde as I am.
Mick
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 12, 2007, 12:08:17 AM
Terry
Brouklis was a treat. Sat outside, with Sandy and Joyce,no rain but a little bit of lightening now and again from 10:30 pm. - Quite a warm evening.
However ...... If it makes you feel better I have just heard, at 11:45, the loudest crack of thunder that I've not heard for many,many,years. It felt like the house vibrated.
Whoa !!! - What to expect next ? - Who knows.
Time to re-new the buildings Insurance.

Mick
I think I reminded Keefy of Ulrika Johnson because, after 10 minutes of my yapping away, he didn't know "weather" to laugh or cry.
And my silver grey head can look very blonde when the sun reflects of it.
( Best I can do at this time of night. )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on October 12, 2007, 12:20:00 AM
as long as brouklis was alright. offer is still on if you need anything from over here.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 12, 2007, 09:31:59 AM
Riggers
Thanks again but I think we're well stocked up here now.
Sandy and Joyce bought over the biggest hunk of best Cheddar I've seen for a long time plus Mango chutney plus pickle.

However....... You can never get too many Tetley tea bags, iF you know what I mean.
( A good excuse to meet at the Coconut one afternoon maybe )

Thunder and lightening here continuing from overnight and "on & off" rain. A very dramatic day so far with outside temp of 17 deg. I'm told it should clear up by Sunday.
( Maybe I'll hire a boat and take a look at Arillas later )
Have a good trip.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on October 12, 2007, 09:58:14 AM
message understood eggy i'm on my.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 12, 2007, 10:20:29 AM
Hi Eggy, Your know what I mean when I say naughty girls, but im glad somebody can get away with it , enjoy. Glad you all had a good night It would have been lovely to be sitting with you all but there again we are always at Brouklis in our dreams anyway. Please give everybody our love . Viv & Pete
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 12, 2007, 02:57:37 PM
Good on yer Riggers

Consider it dun Viv.

22 deg at 3 pm - A bit of sun trying to break through - Visit to Arillas now on the cards.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Cheryl2307 on October 12, 2007, 03:16:46 PM
How did they manage to get a 'cheesy bloke' in their suitcases then?!!  What are you going to do with him over the winter months Eggy?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 12, 2007, 04:17:27 PM
Eggy, with Cheryl talking about bloke's in suitcases reminded me about the one that arrived with me that you pushed under the water whatever happend to him? lol. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 12, 2007, 05:29:16 PM
Viv
He's been under the water, grown,out of the water, shrank etc. - fascinating.

Cheryl
I think any way I answer your question will leave me open to attack by Terry W.

Do you know that at 4;30 this afternoon Arillas was sitting quietly in a 23 deg temp and looking a pleasure to be on the beach. Which is what a few people did.
Mild breeze, very warm, not bad for the 12th Oct.
"Riggers","Rugbymad" and others could have timed it right for their October break.
Hope I haven't put the usual "kiss of death" on the weather.
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: keefy on October 12, 2007, 06:13:01 PM
Well Eggy i have been back in old blighty since Monday (8th) and reading all the other posts and you saying that it is really warm and nice to go to the beach blumming heck i really miss Arillas the Coco nut you yourself Dimitris the food the whole thing....but i do love it here at work (said with sarcasm)..... Hope you do ok through winter please stay logged on and keep typing those reports....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 12, 2007, 06:50:21 PM
Oh Cheryl - you have me worried now. I hope I have never offended anyone.

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 12, 2007, 07:13:19 PM
Terry me 'ole mate - We've all been offended by more respectable people than you!!!
Only joking - Now you're getting paranoid I bet !!
( Maybe it's a sign of hitting that lovely age of 59 )
Say it in Greek - " Penninda En-eh-a" Sounds good to me. - "Ex-in-da" in 12 months!!
(Why has everyone I know older than me got hair ????-Is that your real photo?)

Keefy
These posts will keep coming but I do sometimes get quite paraniod myself you know and worry that people think I'm "blowing the 'ole trumpet" to make them envious.
I don't mean to do that. - Honest Judge.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 12, 2007, 09:25:16 PM
I will need to learn those two age phrases now eggy and yes it is all my own hair. The Photo was taken in Brouklis and you can see Dimitris just over my right shoulder.

Do you have any greek lessons or do you just pick the language up as you go along day to day?. I would love to speak more Greek but I think my hair is a barrier sometimes to what my brain can absorb.

I was pleased with myself at work though this week. A Portugese bloke came to ask if we had any jobs going, and I did manage to say Bon Dia and Obrigardo to him which is "Good morning" and "thankyou", and I haven't been to Portugal for about 8 years. So the grey matter does retain some information.

Lastly, what did you and weggy have to eat at Brouklis last night? It is friday night so I won't get too depressed on finding out.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 12, 2007, 10:49:05 PM
Terry
Last night at Brouklis Wegg had Stiffado and I had a Beef Cutlett ( Steak ) which I must say was cooked to "better than perfection" due to a quieter evening on their part.
Only 2 bottles of Retsina between us as I was driving.
Our Sandy had a swordfish steak that kept crying out " Eat me-Eat me" and Joyce had Spaghetti and mushrooms with a cheese sauce  which Wegg tasted, and although she generally remains calm in a crisis, loudly said "This is to die for".

Greek I now pick up as I go along but we are considering "Schooling Lessons" in the winter.

"Good morning" and "thankyou" in Portugese is much more than I can manage.
( as long as you get the timing right )
You say good morning - He says good morning - You say thank you.
( He thinks " I know the British are very polite but that's ridiculous!" )
The mind could boggle on this one - Mine already has.
So: - Kalenikta avrio ine alli mia mera. (Goodnight tomorrow is another day.)
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 13, 2007, 01:10:20 PM
1 pm - and some very noisy thunder going on. Take a look at the last 12 shots of the Arillas web cam and see the clouds poised above the beach.
It's raining here as I type. - A chilly 19 deg. - Lazy day today methinks.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ivan on October 13, 2007, 06:35:47 PM
I don't beleive it! as someone once said. The sun is shining here, the mixer and digger are working and all is well. Coffee break over, back to work,
                                                        Ivan
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 13, 2007, 07:09:53 PM
Ivan
When I finally got to Arillas, about 3 pm. there were quite a few people on the beach, a few people in the water and, despite a little breeeze, it still felt very warm.
A lot of new faces and Arillas looked busier today than it has been for the last week.
Thalassa, Horizon, Marina all had some occupied tables.

The weather is very changeable here at the moment. Now it's 19 deg and still some clouds around. - Who knows what happens next?
But, I reckon your combination of Sun,Mixer and digger have done you proud today.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 14, 2007, 07:26:49 PM
So, this morning, in Kavvadades very pleasant by 11 am with football being played on the local pitch. Acharavi vs Arillas which, unfortunately Arillas lost 3-2. Probably because Noufris at Brouklis wasn't playing. Nick from Brouklis could have played but he refuses to remove those deep shades he wears when he's not working.
Have we ever seen a centre foreward with sunglasses on ??

Anyway, at 3 pm we, plus in laws, decide to take oursleves off to Arillas for a spell on the beach.
Weather good, beach good but big wind. Nature-not me  What a shame!
 (Nature I mean)

Never say die Mrs Egg decides to give the beach a go whilslt I take the easy way out by meeting Riggers & Co and retiring gracefully to the Horizon for an ouzo or two.
( They bought us Tetley tea-bags - We will soon be drinking their health )

I hope a lovely time had by all. Mrs Egg returning home in parents car leaving me to to run riot and sneak in extra drinks that I may not tell her about.
Riggers and Co totally exhausted, I think, by hind legs repeatedly removed from poor donkey. - Poor couple looked totally exhausted by the time I let them leave.
By 5 o'clock no breeze and a very good looking Arillas beach front. Still nicely warm.

This has to be what holidays and a good life is all about - INNIT ?

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 14, 2007, 08:02:35 PM
Eggy, told you before----------you are a rogue! Keep reporting.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 14, 2007, 10:37:12 PM
Ah but Lindy P - It's only 15 deg ouside this evening at 10:30 pm
( So you gotta take the rough with the smooth )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 15, 2007, 10:09:31 AM
Alright for some init. Love Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 15, 2007, 06:21:35 PM
Viv
You just don't know the pressure and stress I'm under here !!!

Take today for instance. - 11 deg at 8 am and I have to drive to Corfu Town with the heating on in the car. - What's that all about ?
By midday I've removed the fleece and the sweatshirt.

Lunchtime back at Kavvadades and very warm and peacful.

Then, about 2:30 I go to Arillas to find a 23 deg sunny afternoon with very quiet and well appreciated beach.

Now. just gone 6 pm and we're on 22 deg and a glorious early evening.

Then, to top it all, we have to make the effort and get to Brouklis this evening.

I've said before, it's not easy but someone's gotta do it.
( Rumour has it that the early hours of tomorrow morning could be around 8 deg !!! )

Negg



How do we cope with all these changes?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ivan on October 15, 2007, 09:05:55 PM
Back to normal here ie chucking down!! Enjoy Arillas Eggy,
                                            Ivan
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 16, 2007, 12:26:00 AM
Was here too Ivan. Hormones--------- cold in the day-- hot at night!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 16, 2007, 07:15:40 AM
Aint that normal then Lindy lol,. Nice to see you back on board Ivan really enjoyed our meal together. Talk later you two. Love Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 16, 2007, 05:03:34 PM
Whoever picked this week for an October break surely cannot be unhappy.
Only my opinion, but if the rest of the week isn't as good as today, then today will surely make up for it.

This afternoon the clouds had taken a day off and with a temp of 22 deg was a very fine time indeed. A warm sea, as told by Wegg's parents , who went for a paddle and also substantiated by the few people splashing around in it.
( A lazy time on sunbeds for the rest )

For our part a 2 hour plus relaxed lunch in the Eftihia says it all. The sound and view of the sea is free as was the heat of the afternoon. The lunch was very enjoyable and very reasonable indeed,so was an added bonus.
(Katerina at Eftihia was on her own today. She speaks very little English, but who cares)
You're there for the food, but a little "Greek lesson" plus warm hospitality is a worthy addition.
16th October and all is very well indeed.

Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 17, 2007, 06:12:24 PM
16th October and all is very well indeed.

17th and it gets better !!!
Many sunbeds in use on the beach this afternoon. The sea has to be warm.
(All those people making use of it can't be wrong, can they?)

A bright afternoon at around 22 deg with a very mild breeze.
At 5:45 it looked just as good and although the beach was nearly deserted I think another relaxing hour could have been squeezed from it.
( Maybe leave some for tomorrow eh? - Because tomorrow we'll be on it - Sorry Coconut ! )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 17, 2007, 06:56:23 PM
I'm finding the last few posts very tranquil and relaxing eggy. The picture of the beach etc just go through my brain as I read them.

Have you changed you diet recently?

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 17, 2007, 07:20:06 PM
Terry
Sometimes I have a peaceful lunch at home now before I go out?????
( What's that all about ????? )
and........
there has been more than one occassion recently when I have parked the 'ole Pug on the sea front and wished that I'd bought a towel and a book and even a pair of PJ's speedos instead of a few euros for an Ouzo. (PJ's Speedos ? - Wot am I thinking ?)
 
ARILLAS COULD BE LEADING ME ASTRAY HERE !!!!

But loadsa thanks to good company from John & Sue ( Riggers ) who managed to keep me on the straight and narrow.A good 'ole natter in the Coconut.Gonna miss that soon
( They timed their holiday just right this week I think )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on October 18, 2007, 02:54:23 PM
Negg DONT DO IT, buy the speedos I mean!! PJ is about all I can take of men in piccies wearing them! haha

What's it doing today Negg, first winter morning here, ice on car, fog on motorway, lovely!  First thing I did when I arrived at work was click on the webcam for a warm up xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 18, 2007, 04:31:08 PM
Sharon
I think the only time you'll see me wearing speedos is if I put them on my head to cover the lack of hair.
( However - I don't think they'd let me sit at the bar, in Coconut, dressed like that )

We put the heating on this morning at 8:30 to take the chill off the rooms. Temp was about 11 deg inside but it did feel cold.
But by one ish it was around 19 inside and 21 out. By 6/7 o'clock it tends to plummet quite quickly.

All that said Arillas was still looking great this afternoon. People on beach and people in sea and people strolling and people drinking....Sounds a lot of people but not that many really. Just equally spread around the resort doing their own thing.

 Manos Rep, I think it was,tells me that have a lot of guests coming in tomorrow as well)

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on October 18, 2007, 07:54:18 PM
our thanks is to you eggy (neil) . great company, maybe see you tomorrow before we go........riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 18, 2007, 11:52:59 PM
Eggy, speedos! Perhaps your talents are better requested elsewhere! Don`t do it! Leave the go fast stripes behind. Enjoy an Ouzo with riggers. Send me one plz,lol.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on October 19, 2007, 12:52:33 PM
LOL Negg, you know what you have to do now don't you?  A piccie of you in the coconut with speedo's on your head xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 19, 2007, 03:41:06 PM
Double Dare yea.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 19, 2007, 03:48:09 PM
And then, pray, Sharon F, if I take on this task what credibility do I have left?
( Would you buy land from this man? - Or trust him with your hamster )
If PJ promises to go to work dressed like his picture then I may consider it.

A very relaxed "leaving" drink with John & Sue (Riggers) at Coconut about 1 o'clock
Many thanks Riggers for keeping me off the streets this week & being great company.
(Thanks for your parting gifts. Very welcome. Get past Xmas & June 08 won't be long)

When I got to Arillas it was raining and out came the 'ole brolly which complimented the long sleeve shirt and sweatshirt I had on. - Just a tad chilly I thought.
(A Long time since I've worn so many clothes)

How the weather changes so quickly here - 75 minutes later and with a little bit of sun and no rain I was overdressed. The beach was still trying it's best to look fierce but was a pussycat really. Temperature still around the 18 deg mark

Riggers telll me that Thompson bought in more guests today at Kaloudis so lets hope they have a good week. Arillas is getting quieter now with many people unwinding and looking forward to the end of season. But what pleases me is how many locals have said that they will miss the old friends who visited and new friends they made.
Plenty of smiling faces and open places to look after next weeks guests.

It's not over 'till the fat lady sings" - The fat lady in this case being the tour operators.
( maybe the fat lady could at sometime sing just a few weeks longer )

Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on October 19, 2007, 04:23:43 PM
PJ get them speedos on to work!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 20, 2007, 05:40:31 PM
Sharon - Trust you slept well last night - No nightmares I hope.

I must get into the habit of taking a camera with me to Arillas now. Got there about 2:15 pm to find a very quiet afternoon. A peaceful deserted beach with Vassilis, from Amourada ,and one other doing a spot of fishing on the pier. I stood and counted 6 couples just taking a stroll and apart from a table of four, inside the Marina, no one else in sight.
( Before that going past Brouklis I did see Dimitris looking after 6 diners though )

Maybe a few photos of Arilllas would have told a much better tale than I.

Rain came about 4:15 but only for about an hour.
It was just a minor nuisance not a major upset.

The roads around Arillas are very quiet indeed. The only problem being that your foot just aches to put a little extra pressure on the accelerator. Then you meet something coming the other way which brings you down to earth with a bump.
( Vehicles are less but the roads haven't changed at all - More holes maybe? )

Now, back at Kavvadades the outside temperature is around 15 deg.
( Inside is a comfortable 21 deg but I'll pop the heating on for a while anyway )

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 21, 2007, 04:15:56 PM
Only a very quick visit to Arillas today.
Took the camera, pity I didn't think to change the batteries!!.

Very peaceful there and I suppose the total head count, for people I could easily see , was around the 30 mark. ( Strolling around, eating and drinking in various places )

There's a JCB just around the Arillas outskirts making a few roads just that bit wider by removing bits of the existing banks and overgrown weeds. The problem is, although some of these roads looks wider, it's exposed a few deep gullies at some parts of the roadside. Not areas that I'd like to get close too.

"Arillas Today" may very soon become an Arillas weekly. I can't keep boring or making everybody jealous, every day, about how good it looks.
( It's easier to make you all envious once a week !! )

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 21, 2007, 04:55:10 PM
ah go on Eggy. Keep going.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 21, 2007, 10:42:03 PM
The daily report is never boring, always makes me jealous, makes me smile, and I would miss it lots. I can understand that it could get to be a bit of a chore and it would be awful if you thought that you felt as if you had to do it. But whenever you post it Eggy it will be appreciated lots.

Maybe weggy could do a daily "eggy blog",  so that we would know what you had been up to each day, and then at the end of each month we could total how many times she had typed Ouzo.

When does the coconut close?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 22, 2007, 08:54:28 AM
I suggested to Wendy in August that she did a blog, but she didnt want to fill committed which I can understand, but at the same time Niell we would miss you postings very much and if you go to once a week you would have to get your own website in order to be able to fit the whole report in. lol. Love Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 22, 2007, 09:53:52 AM
Terry
The Coconut tells me they hope to close the day after Malibu. - Probably Sunday.
( End of Season and those two are still in competition !)

These daily postings are fine for me, providing I've got something new to tell you and I can fit Arillas in between all these other jobs I have lined up for the Winter. Eh??
But Wegg & I hope to get quite a few visits in over the Winter Months.

Last night around 11:30 the rain came down with a vengeance. Mixed with thunder and the occassional lightnening. Not sure if it stopped at any point but at 3:30 am I woke up and still raining. At 8 am down it came again. Two inches of rain in the guage.
Now it seems to be brightening so we may pop off to Corfu Town for a while.

That said there are still a few more rumbles "up there" and some nasty looking clouds.
(Most of which are over Arillas - Not Kavaddades - But give 'em time)
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on October 22, 2007, 05:30:20 PM
Sharon - Trust you slept well last night - No nightmares I hope.

Negg had some lovely dreams x 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 22, 2007, 06:20:25 PM
Some pictures for you - Not a patch on Marika's though - Clever lady she is.
This was coming back from Corfu Town lunchtime.

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/7563/vraincd2.jpg)

These next 2 are of Arillas at around 4 pm
(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/9404/vrain1pl3.jpg)
(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/1976/vrain2cm2.jpg)

Arillas is beginning to look more like a Ghost Town every day. But it still has the same sparkle that gets many of you here every year.
I had a little stroll and couldn't find an unhappy face amongst the few people I saw. 
It's only 15 deg outside but very comfortable. Hopefully the rain has done it's bit for a while - Maybe!!!!

Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ouzoandolives on October 22, 2007, 06:33:27 PM
No eggy, dont stop your reports they wont become boring honest, but a picture or two like your last post was a nice touch, quiet and deserted but all the charm of arillas is still there.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on October 22, 2007, 06:38:19 PM
hope you had your hands on the steering wheel when you took the first one..riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 22, 2007, 06:42:57 PM
Riggers
Hee Hee !!
Wegg had the steering wheel - I had the camera.
Did you notice the guy in front only had one sidelight working??
We cured that when we overtook!!
( Only joking guys - I had the wheel and the camera. Oh and a cigarette going as well )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on October 22, 2007, 06:47:54 PM
balancing a glass of ouzo on your chin...riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on October 22, 2007, 08:28:18 PM
I hope you keep taking photos through the winter,Neill. it will be interesting to see all weathers, and how quiet everything is. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on October 22, 2007, 09:47:27 PM
Negg,whilst the season may have come to a close! that does not mean that you have to hibernate,there are some of us that have visited and will continue to visit and post through out the year on this forum and you will make it all the more reason, as you did yourself lets not forget.
This forum is for people who have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy Arillas, be that through winter,spring summer or fall we are all here because we either can and or want to be,so it dont have to be holidays and high days for me to visit this forum, I just enjoy it for what it is and hope that we members continue to support our host who provides us with this little bit of paradise.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on October 22, 2007, 09:54:02 PM
well said ang. eggy we need you, your'e the star of the show.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 22, 2007, 11:37:32 PM
Eggy,

I loved the photograph of the drive home, seeing the wet road and the low cloud. It looks like the stretch of road going up to the Paradise Taverna.

I have driven in heavy rain in Kefalonia and as it was after a long dry spell the roads were like a skating rink because of all the rubber. How safe do you feel driving in heavy rain in Corfu?

As we are on the subject of driving, I think this video may appeal to your sense of humour.


PS It didn't do the video clip because Weggy was driving today.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 23, 2007, 10:02:29 AM
I may have to change the post to "Arillas/Kavvadades Today" but don't worry, we won't be hibernating here. - There is a need to get out for that fresh air. Maybe a walk or two.

Thanks all for the support - How can I let you all down??

Terry
Good Video clip, Had to play it a couple of times and still chuckling. Tempted to do that on the drive into Corfu Town.

11 deg here at 9 am and a very fresh morning it is to.

Cheers All
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 23, 2007, 07:06:35 PM
I'm told there are about 70 people on holiday this week in Arillas but I don't know where they are.
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That said I bumped into a couple at the Horizon this afternoon.The lady recognised me from about 5 years ago. A little chat ensued and her and hubby love it here. They are not sun worshippers, just look foreward to this time of year to unwind and chill out.
Taliking of Horizon. Marinos wishes all past and present customers a "Kala Himona"
( Good Winter )
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I met another Forum pair in Coconut. Phil and Lyn. They are usually over around July but this year came back, as well, for an end of season week to take in the calm and quiet of the place. They tell me they are not dissapointed.  HOW CAN THEY BE !!!!

Temp came in about 14 deg this afternoon but I didn't feel cold at all. Obviously neither did the guy I saw wandering around, quite happily, in "shorts & T-shirt" 
(Maybe he was stuck in a time warp - Who cares -  He seemed at peace with it all )
It rained a twinge later on and we may get a bit more later.
3 inches of rain in the last 36 hours so "Proffessor Wegg" tells me.
We look on the bright side. For a start we don't have to water the garden today.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on October 23, 2007, 07:28:40 PM
a very well laid out post neil, and i am glad the rain is saving you some work in the garden.......riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 24, 2007, 07:25:55 PM
The 24th of October and 18 degrees.
And just to prove that the beach is still earning it's keep:-
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Not a good picture but you can see people taking it easy. You may have to squint a bit You can't see the lad splashing about, very happily, in the sea. ( Sorry )
When the clouds decided to let the sun out it was warm indeed. Warm enough that Wegg & I sat on Pedros pedalo racking and took it easy for a while.
( No Coconut today - Sorry Costas )

So where is everybody in the next picture???

(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/7418/s3010575yl4.jpg)

Well, I felt a bit like a secret agent this afternoon as I took a little walk up and down, as yer do, secretly doing a head count. I found 38 bodies, well not literally.
It was 2:45 and people seemed to be enjoying that long late lunch in Marina etc.
I didn't get to Brouklis but, judging from the other day Dimitris/Noufris were still keeping busy.

We did Mon Amour last night and good it was too. The only "Tourists" in there but made very welcome. Slightly embarrassing as the waiter bought over a carafe of Red Wine and said " This is from Spiros " Unfortunatly there were 2 Spiros I knew sat at the tables nearest the TV.
Who to say thank you to? -  Do I say to the waiter -  " Which one?"
So the only option was a loud  "Yammas" to both.
Was I too loud? - Did I do the right thing? - Learning all the time.
Cheers all
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 24, 2007, 10:51:13 PM
Thanks again for another excellent post Eggy, and the photos made it extra special. You are like a modern day Alistair Cook.

You do realise though that Maggie will be drooling over one of the photos.

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 24, 2007, 11:44:12 PM
Eggy, lovely picture,phew. Keep reports ongoing, and maybe think of left luggage as a bit of a sideline! We leave, you keep, tiil peeps return, and you report on things etc. Letter in post. Bfn.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Dave n Anne on October 25, 2007, 12:36:48 AM
Pictures are great Eggy , keep us sad and cold people informed .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 25, 2007, 12:38:55 AM
Eggy, have you gone to bobees?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: keefy on October 25, 2007, 03:30:35 PM
Just a quick question to you Eggy. I am off to a Halloween party this week end (feel the hang over now) does anyone celebrate halloween over in Arillas if so how do they celebrate it do they dress up go parties etc...etc are there any witches or warlocks over there
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 25, 2007, 03:51:33 PM
I have found one witch on the forum.

(http://www.sevenoaksart.co.uk/images/witch04.gif)

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on October 25, 2007, 04:26:44 PM
Now! Now!
TerryW

Mango
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on October 25, 2007, 05:55:51 PM
Great piccies Eggy, keep em coming, we love the updates over here!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 25, 2007, 06:44:31 PM
Lindypops
"Have you gone to bobees" sounds like a phrase for excess alcohol.
( Like "Have you gone to the dogs!" )
Have I forgotten to do something??

Keefy
I don't think Haloween has a following over here. Probably because there are no tricks in Arillas - Only treats. - ( Wegg has stuck finger in back of throat-uuughhhh )

Terry.
"Witch" picture should I be trying to look at????

Smiffy
Thank you for those very kind words. What a nice lady you are.
( Look out Brett - That walking stick is only for show. - I'm only 25 )
I will try and get as many pics as possible of various places before the season officially closes

So, good Forum People, just to prove Arillas is still alive and kicking see the following snap taken in The Coconut Bar this afternoon. - OK it looks like evening but I aint David Bailey. Spot the, MY Travel/Manos, reps in the background.  - maybe

(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/3402/s3010575hn2.jpg)

You're looking at Phil & Jenny,two Forum members, who tell me thay have had an excellant time this week. ( Go home tomorrow )
Who needs 36 deg and sunbeds? - Each to their own I 'spose.
They've had the holiday they wanted - and more. They're from Glastonbury but that does not make them bad people! - (Only joking- Honest. - Double Honest)
I look forward to seeing them again in June 08. Or before, if they can manage it!!

So, not much else to say. Dimitris still with customers at 3 pm when Arillas had a twinge of rain. ( He has a party of 25 booked in for Saturday )
A really good afternoon with temps of about 16 deg and, right now, looking forward to a very good winter. - ( Negg gives sigh of pleasure at this point and chills out )

Stay Well All
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ouzoandolives on October 26, 2007, 01:26:33 AM
See eggy i told you you wont bore us (replys 303 and 310) you see we all love you, well us blokes like you a lot im sure you know what i mean! Keep those pictures up please there brill.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 26, 2007, 01:02:03 PM
The fine weather we have today linked with a fairly dry day yesterday means:-
" No Arillas Today "

A bit of work outside here in Kavvadades for me I'm afraid. - Sorry Folks!!!

However ....
Just a glimpse to show you our view we wake up to each morning. We're right on Kavvadades Village boundary so what you see is, what I call, the centre of the village.

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3677/upfordeletehq5.jpg)

The church is on the left hand "top" side which, any one driving, through Kavvadades, to Sidari, will recognise.
It's 20deg here now and working outside would be too good to miss today.
( But I will stop for an Ouzo now and again!! )
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 26, 2007, 01:12:07 PM
That photo makes you realise just how green Corfu is, there are so many different shades. 

Another nice one Eggy, but of course you won't be reading this reply till later......due to all the work you have to do!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on October 26, 2007, 02:08:11 PM
Hahahaha Eggy, you do make me giggle!!

Another set of fab pics, what a gorgeous view to wake up to each morning, looking at that must make you think 'yep we made the right decision'!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 26, 2007, 03:04:30 PM
Eggy, meant to say bobies. Meaning beddybyes.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 26, 2007, 03:28:09 PM
Sorry, posted in wrong topic.

Moved here - http://www.arillas.com/page/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,165/topic,2710.0/lang,en
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 26, 2007, 03:55:08 PM
OK - The magic of Arillas "an all dat" couldn't keep me away for long.

It's a very warm and respectable 23deg on the Arillas front so I clicked a pic of how good the sea and beach looked.
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8458/candel1ki9.jpg)

And..... On the way home I stopped in the Rainbow.
(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/8053/candelws6.jpg)
Dimitris ( Jimmy ) and friend Dave. I'm told Dave will be the last guest to leave this season. ( Not because his elbow's stuck to the bar either )
Jimmy wishes all guests and friends a very good winter and all his family are geared up for next summer.  Couldn't get to find Spiros but maybe still time.

So back to the garden now.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 26, 2007, 05:26:00 PM
Hope you have a good time tonight Eggy and relax after all this work your getting through today. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 26, 2007, 06:05:34 PM
Thanks Viv
Hopefully we'll sit outside. Temp at 6 pm is 22 deg so as long as it doesn't plummet...
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 26, 2007, 08:20:50 PM
Hi Eggy, your 1000 post I see. Congradulations.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on October 26, 2007, 09:05:55 PM
Nice pictures eggy, they fairly brightened my day!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 26, 2007, 10:58:08 PM
Thanks Viv 8 Maggie.
1000 posts at, average 2 minutes a post, is about 33 hours.
That's a lot of valuable drinking time!

A really good time at Brouklis tonight. We sat outside in temps of around 19 deg. It rained a little but not enough to bother us.
Dimitris name day continued during the evening with friends and family just turning up with gifts and settling down inside for a "good 'ole get together"
We mustn't forget that it's the name day of all Dimitris today so Jimmy at the Rainbow and our neighbour will also be having a good time tonight. PLus of course any other Dimitris you have met when in Arillas.
" Kronia Pola" to them all.
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on October 26, 2007, 11:06:47 PM
sounded like a good night eggy, for you and dimitris's and our very own one and only dimitris. that took some getting out......riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on October 27, 2007, 01:32:08 AM
Thank you for the photo of our lovely Rainbow Jimmy
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on October 27, 2007, 12:13:46 PM
Seeing the pic of Marino at Horizon have they had their baby yet ?as Im sure his wife was expecting when we were there in july.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on October 27, 2007, 12:22:02 PM
Hi Ang!
The baby is coming in November! But it is not his wife, it is his sister!
Marika
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on October 27, 2007, 01:07:36 PM
Thanks for that Marika, I always thought she was his wife just as well I didnt say anything oops
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on October 27, 2007, 01:10:02 PM
No problem Ang!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 27, 2007, 06:45:02 PM
I have been a very lazy "bunny" today but I can tell you that the temp around 3 pm this aftertoon in Arillas touched 25 deg. A very fierce looking sea with just enough waves to keep those dedicated fisherman off the end of the pier.
(Choppy waves but only a mild breeze)
But good enough weather to get quite a few people on the beach plus a couple of mini sprogs in the water.

Personnally I had an enjoyable hour, or so,  in the Rainbow with Dimitris, Spiros, and with Dave,one of their last customers.

So, not much to say. Coconut have invited us to the bar tomorrow evening when they will be having a few nibbles and drinks for an end of season bash and we're booked for Brouklis on Monday evening which is their last night.
( Night Owl, Afionas, is closed for a big revamp - More of that very soon )
( Costas been closed for a week and Eftihia closed as well )
( Ina's shut this afternoon )
IT'S ALL QUITE SAD REALLY!!
Especially as I may struggle to buy Superkings Cigs locally and may have to go to Sidari.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 27, 2007, 09:39:51 PM
Eggy told you all that veg would come in handy some time, will you have your own sheep this time next year.lol Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 27, 2007, 09:51:20 PM
Never mind the sheep viv, my favourites are piggies. Eggy could make a little run for for one or two, from house to garden etc. As it`s the end of the the season Eggy, go on- try the water! Have a skinny dip. You can`t beat it. Bfn.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 27, 2007, 10:47:26 PM
Sheep , Skinny Dipping ?
What's the world coming to?
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 27, 2007, 11:01:14 PM
Go on Eggy, get with it. You will enjoy. Seriously, we enjoyed our time with you and Wendy, and hope to see you next time. Maybe more time @ the fish farm! Nice day. Speak to you soon. Keep on reporting. Spoke to Linda before. Awaiting reply. Bfn.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on October 28, 2007, 12:05:08 AM
Eggy Eggy Eggy.....I hate the end of the season. Give those Rainbow boys a kiss from me.....well, not literally! Too much retsina tonight....smuggled back in my suitcase in water bottles...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 28, 2007, 12:20:13 AM
Hi Sandy, we can buy resina at our local tesco from about 2 weeks ago, more room to get the mataxa in now, Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 28, 2007, 04:49:03 PM
It's been a good day in Kavvadades today and I never got to Arillas.
Garden pottering took priority.

But... As I type at 5.36 pm there's been a bit of thunder and Wegg 's Oregon weather controller has switched to rain. - And it's getting chillier.
( Now it has started to rain - Bummer! )

Shame as we plan to eat out tonight and finish up in the Coconut for a drink and a few nibbles. - Warm clothes tonight me-thinks.
Arillas tomorrow afternoon should be interesting - I'll let you know.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on October 28, 2007, 05:17:46 PM
Negg you have to go out tonight, last night of the season, from here on in we will await your reports on being a real local and the joys of doing things the corfu way in winter.
Have a good one..and why not book a taxi
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on October 28, 2007, 05:57:36 PM
Hey, get the new look Eggy! Enjoy the evening, and have a good time.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 29, 2007, 11:03:17 AM
See you managed to buy Nikos shades in the end. lol Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 29, 2007, 12:37:01 PM
Nice one VIv !

Just a few pictures of Arillas taken this morning about 9:45

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A very pleasant 19 deg here now with the slight prospect of rain.

As for me today?
Well , plans are to get out in the garden and mark out for extra paths around 2 very nice veggie plots that Wegg has been devoting herself to over the last 5 months. Gone is the solid clay. It's been sweated over,manured, composted, dug and now looks like good honest soil. Currently has beetroots, caulis,broccoli and cabbage.
Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on October 29, 2007, 02:15:48 PM
wow the place looks absolutely deserted. i never thought i would see arillas like that. i thought the kaloudis still had some people there till early november. still rather be there than here.....riggers...by the way great pictures..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on October 29, 2007, 05:42:03 PM
Arillas looks so different all empty, it doesnt look right if you know what i mean??!

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 29, 2007, 06:50:05 PM
Thanks again for more  photographs Eggy. Y
You are enabling us to see scenes that few of us will actually ever see. I bet it also sounds different.

TerryW

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on October 29, 2007, 07:42:04 PM
are you sure everybodies not hiding.do they owe you drink....riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on October 29, 2007, 07:45:24 PM
Great pictures Neill. Keep 'em coming please, and it will be summer before we know it!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on October 29, 2007, 08:17:29 PM
Pictures are wonderful. So sad I'm not there to see it for real...

Very best wishes
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 29, 2007, 08:57:51 PM
It looks even more wonderful, We were lucky enough to see it looking like this in Febuary can't wait to get back in spring. Glad Wendy has at last got her good soil and it sounds like all her vegg is coming on nicely. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 30, 2007, 03:54:20 PM
I'm going to ask Dimitris if he'll change the heading of this post to :-
" Arillas & North Corfu " just for the next 4/5 months.

The reason being that I'm not always going to get to Arillas every day and Dimiris has his the picture of the day for us all to enjoy.
.
Today, for example, Sidari as a lot of you haven't seen it before.
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/2316/usidariba5.jpg)

We had to go to Sidari to get some English Cigs as Ina's and Alex's are now closed.
Most supermarkets obviously don't stock the ranges now.

We'll also be making some visits to Roda, Acharavi, Kassiopi and various other places.
And Corfu Town, but as little as possible.

But off course, when in Arillas, I'll take the camera  just in case.

How do you all feel about this temporary change or would it not be of any interest?
Be honest - I do not offend easiliy.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on October 30, 2007, 04:10:08 PM
Good idea Negg

Wow - Sidari deserted!

It would be good to see other parts like Roda, Acharavi, San Stephanos how the locals see them during the winter months.

Shuey

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on October 30, 2007, 04:19:06 PM
Yep i agree, i love looking at piccies, thanx Eggy youre a star!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 30, 2007, 04:27:58 PM
Yes Please Eggy, I love looking at all  pics from that area and would really like to see some of Achariva love the church there but dont like those horrable steps always walk round. lol Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on October 30, 2007, 04:30:50 PM
Pete says im thinking of the wrong place, but it dosent matter lets see more. lol Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 30, 2007, 05:40:55 PM
If it's OK with Dimitris then when we're out and about you'll all get feedback & pics etc.

By the way Wegg has been taking the most recent ones.  Can't take credit for them.

Oh, and forgot to say. Glorious day today 18/19 deg.
T-Shirt and shorts type of day. - However I have lucky legs so don't wear shorts.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 30, 2007, 05:58:27 PM
Eggy,

How about using some of the photos for quizzes during the winter months.

Guess the place could be one idea where we have to guess the location of the landscape or building.

Spot the bar could be fun for us as well but even more fun for you if Weggy drives.

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 30, 2007, 06:19:20 PM
Spot the Bar?
I could put six on in one day with the last picture being of the ceiling, on account that I'm parallel to it on the floor !!!

Terry
Slipping into the Greek way of life, as yer do, means a twinge of work for me in the Winter. Patio outside, Stone tiling, concrete paths. A few little jobs for others etc.

Most of my Ouzo's and Retsina come in between woodcutting, drilling, banging a few pegs in the ground and sometime this week I have to take a look at other plots of land that Ionian has for sale. That will be the most interesting part for me.

You just don't know how hectic life here can be!!!!
( Eggys says at 7:15pm whilst sipping small whisky and feeleing stress free )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on October 30, 2007, 06:57:42 PM
What time does it get dark there now Eggy?

Its 4.45 pm here now, getting dark, and I know have the horrible prospect of 4 to 5 months of a 25 mile journey home from work in the dark.

I think there is a very clear message from your posts Eggy, that you have no regrets about moving to Arillas and that Wendy and yourself are enjoying life to the full.  Its a brave thing to move away like that and its really great that its working out. Also we get our very own news correspondents in Arillas, and get both text and pictures to keep us well informed and entertained.

Have a nice Evening

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on October 30, 2007, 08:18:47 PM
I think wendy's pics are great. Keep up the good work please. It will be very interesting to see where you visit during the winter.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on October 30, 2007, 08:51:05 PM
Great pics again neil. It's a fantastic idea doing all the different places. Maybe you should call the post EGGY OUT AND ABOUT......riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on October 31, 2007, 03:14:56 PM
Terry
Starts to darken about 7:30 ish. It's still warm enough to sit outside at 10pm here at the moment.

So.
I couldn't keep away and popped into Arilllas about 1:30 ish today. Temerature was around 24 deg and the beach looked good against a very choppy sea.
Two lads in the sea attempting to surf the waves but whether they mastered it ??
A couple actually sat, on the sand, enjoying the day.

I bumped into a new local called Dave, walking his dogs. This time of year in Arillas is an eye opener for him as well. - But he loves it. Dave and wife Lynn are renting an appt at the moment but,will,very shortly be moving into their own new build.
( Just waiting for the finishing touches I'm told )

They're off to Armourada tonight.

Not much more to tell except we did have a very short n sweet rainstorm about 3:30 which came to nothing. Winds coming up a bit. I mean the weather, not me, and the temp dropped to about 21 deg.

Oh - Nearly forgot.
Met Dimitris,Nickos and Noufris having a clear down at Brouklis. Apparently they were very busy Monday night with last minute diners. Last night the family all got together for their end of season unwind. - They look a very relaxed trio indeed.
That's it folks
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 01, 2007, 10:52:30 AM
20 mm of overnight rain, finishing about 9 am here, has began, to stock up on the Corfu water supply.

It's 11:30 here now with a 19 deg temp and I was about to say how civilised it is to get the rain overnight without any big disruption to the day.
But........... It looks like the rain may be back - A few black clouds overhead
(It looks like they've come from the Arilllas direction)

I was just about to get out to the garden ,so now, maybe an ouzo and re-think plans.

Arillas may not see me today - I just might curl up with a DVD and a glass of summit.

Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on November 01, 2007, 12:08:48 PM
And why not Eggy, sounds nice and cosy!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on November 01, 2007, 12:26:54 PM
Well Eggy,

It was a lovely sunny morning for the drive to work in Warwickshire, and at 8.00 am the temperature was 12° C.

I am now sitting in a stuffy office, looking at spreadsheets, drinking vending machine coffee and I am stuck here till 5.00pm at which time it will be time to drive back home in the dark. The Arillas Forum is my only relief.

I wish I could get a violin soundtrack to play along with this post.

Wanna Swap! What size are your wellies? ( that was wellies and it was plural)

TerryW



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: keefy on November 01, 2007, 12:49:58 PM
TerryW just read what i think is your usual day get up go work finish at 5 then home in the dark....you seem to mirror what i am doing but i think i have a little bit of an edge on you here....get up walk work (3 miles) sit down look at computer...then and this is the big one i fill in the lottery form as it is a triple roll over and i WILL BE WINNING ABOUT 12 MILLION so if Eggy is reading this pour me an Ouzo i'll be there soon......by the way TerryW my sound track is money money money by Abba
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 01, 2007, 05:08:57 PM
Terry
At least you spelt "Wellies" right so now practice the word "Wedding"
( see Smiifys "Weeding Post" - Hee Hee. )

Keefy
I miss the Thunderball. Used to be in a syndicate doing 18 asstd lines each week covering every number + Thunderball. We only had a 42% return on our cash though.

We've got 20 deg here at the moment and the rain kept away.

This bit is boring, I know, but I'm very impressed with our build here and the insulation used. The house is enjoying 22 deg without heating and monitoring the oil used with very occassional heating comes in at about £12 a week.
(This  Includes all hot water and the heating on, maybe for an hour each morning)

Anyway ................. Hopefully be in Arillas some time tomorrow for a bit of business so maybe an update then. (Wonder what time Dimitri will be up after Birthday partying? )
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on November 01, 2007, 05:17:19 PM
Ahhhh Eggy, I now see why trowels, spades and forks were mentioned. I 've got my glasses on today so can see it. Trust you to notice, but it did give you the ammunition for a great reply.

Cheers

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 01, 2007, 06:35:43 PM
I'M JUST A COILED SPRING HERE TERRY.!!

17 deg and hearing a twinge of thunder. ( Wanna buy any land ?? )

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on November 01, 2007, 08:12:34 PM
Terry/Eggy/Keefy

I have to react to the "coiled spring" quip. I've only been back to college for 4 days (you can't stay in bed - you're the teacher!) and I'm already feeling stressed/fed up/arillasless.

The forum has become a daily cure. Like you were saying Terry, it's relief. And Keefy, if Jen and I win the lottery, we'll see you ALL there for the party!

We also get comfort from planning the next visit - flights / apartments seem so much more interesting when they are to Corfu / in Arillas.

All the best
Phil


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on November 01, 2007, 08:26:03 PM
Temperature reached 21 degrees in Southampton today...but I'd still rather be in Arillas!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 01, 2007, 08:43:27 PM
Keefy is there any chance i could have your lottery numbers!!!!...riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 02, 2007, 04:42:11 PM
A slightly cooler day today with the temperature hitting, at best 18 deg. A little visit to Arillas was in order for Wegg and I to unwind from a morning of gardening.

Apart from Vassilis on the end of the pier doing his fishing bit as usual it was once again very quiet and peaceful.

Take a look at Mirage - Have you ever seen it this quiet before ??

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Maybe, with a great deal of imagination and if you stare at these pictures long enough you'll see a few kids having a good time, the pool being enjoyed and sunbeds magically appearing with people relaxing on them. If you stayed there this year or just enjoyed the facilities it shouldn't be hard to do.

Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 02, 2007, 05:22:43 PM
And it looks like the menu board still has the choice of meals on them. So we can pick our meals aswell.....riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 02, 2007, 05:35:47 PM
No afternoon film advertised though John. So we gave the meal a miss.
( Service is very bad this time of year anyway - dont yer know )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 03, 2007, 02:51:48 PM
A really glorious day today probably with temps as good as some places in th UK.- Eh?
It's 3:40 pm now and on 20 deg. (Touched 22 deg mid day ish )

Arillas looks as good as ever but you can probably see that on the webcam. Maybe next time I catch Vassillis on the peir he'll let me click a pic.

At some point we'll be visiting Armourada for an evening meal. Maybe a pic then just to keep you all envious.

Not much more to tell. I don't think Arillas will be changing very much at all in the next few months, unless I can get a really stormy day, so pics of other areas, under new posts, could be the way to go.

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blutone on November 03, 2007, 04:11:22 PM
mirage????




who nicked the sunbeds.................
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 04, 2007, 02:53:36 PM
Didn't get to Arillas today folks - Sorry

However I will try and click some pics of various places around North Esperion which you can get to see in a hire car, scooter etc.

Not sure where to post these so I'll use " Places to Visit " If I'm in the wrong section then I'm sure Dimitris will move it.

I'm working on one for Roda at the moment.

Temp here is 19 deg and we had a shower of rain about an hour ago.
Very peaceful all round this area. Football at Kavvadades this morning  but even the little noise that it generated seemed to blend in with the surroundings.

Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 04, 2007, 03:13:42 PM
Was you playing Eggy? I`m just visualising, looking out over the gardens opposite your house. Very nice. Did you ever manage to scrump some of those apples to the right?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 04, 2007, 03:22:01 PM
Lindy
Can you think of anything worse that me in white shorts and footie boots?
I think when they do a apple stock count it could bring up a few discrepancies.

We've just had another little shower here but it started and stopped before I could get the camera out. - Lazy day today for a change.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 04, 2007, 03:37:57 PM
Ah go on Eggy, you`d look a corker. The pictures look good, so keep  going. Lazy day? You should be cooking for your sweetheart!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on November 04, 2007, 09:42:15 PM
At some point we'll be visiting Armourada for an evening meal. Maybe a pic then just to keep you all envious.

Oh my! I miss Mama Kiki's food....:(  Enjoy and do take pictures :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 05, 2007, 03:53:41 PM
Making me peckish again!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 05, 2007, 05:30:04 PM
Well , good people.
A delivery fron England today of various items means that we have been very busy bunnies and in the next few days plenty to do.

So all can I say is - " Watch this space "

Corfu Town and various "Stone Merchants" scheduled tomorrow.
I will take the camera, of course.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 10, 2007, 12:35:50 PM
10th November @ Midday.

Heavy winds overnight with occassional rain made it one of those mornings where you just wanted to put on the heating and stay in bed all day.
The rain guage calculated 7.5mm and after making the effort to face the day we were faced with a lot more rain and wind.
The plastic chairs attempted to escape from the top balcony and a couple of big flower pots blown over. A cold morning with a temperature of 11 deg.

However, we got to Arillas, stopping on the way to remove various large bits of olive branches trying to block our progress. A few more holes are beginning to appear in the roads as well, just to make the drive a little more interesting.

So take a look at what we found.....
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(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/6637/tarillasnov2aw6.jpg)

...... And we thought it was windy at Kavvadades.
What a struggle to get out the car! The door tried to break away from it's hinges!
I could hardly stand up, and this is whilst sober!

The photos aren't that good but I was under a lot of pressure.
(Pictures taken in the rain and I was moving backwards at the time !!)

You had to see it to believe it, I think. A very dramatic Arillas with, suprisingly, a few people driving around enjoying it as much as we did.......................
Not enough,though, to take a stroll on the beach so we pointed the car home for a well earned drink, or two. - 3 or 4 sounds very good at this moment in time.

It's now stopped raining and the sun popped it's head out, had a look around, and possibly decided that was it for the day.
The heavy wind is still trying to make a point. Probably telling us to curl up for the afternoon with a good DVD. - No satellite signal at the moment. Happy Days!!
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 10, 2007, 02:36:29 PM
It always seems unrealistic to see Arillas as iv'e never seen it before Eggy.   ....riggers.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 10, 2007, 04:12:46 PM
Amazing weather this afternoon John ( Riggers )
A very long time since I've seen weather like it. ( We've been spoilt since May. )

Heavy Wind, a bit of sunshine, showers.
Perm any two from three or sometimes have all three at the same time.
That's the afternoon here.
( Oh, and three very short power cuts, so far )

Gotta take the little rough with a lot of smooth I 'spose.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 10, 2007, 04:32:22 PM
Not to worry Neil, a good chunk of november already gone. We'll soon be into 2008 and then i hope it's all down hill......riggers.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 10, 2007, 05:17:39 PM
Thanks for that Eggy. It does sound so different from what we usually see. The pics are good. Cold n wet here. Carry on the good work.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 10, 2007, 09:54:10 PM
Weather on best behaviour tonight so we went to our local "Mon Amour"

I've just had a large chunk of the best and leanest lamb I've had for a long time.
Timed it just right as, through the outside window, there it was cooking on the spit.
So lean and tender - wowie zowie <<< Do people say that anymore ??

Anyway Wegg had the lamb with pita and souvlaki plus we downed 2 bottles of Retsina.

A big bill, I'm afraid, e24. But then I did have chicken and a pork souvlaki as well !
Piggy Wiggy. - i think that the half a stone I lost in May/June will be back soon.

I put this post of "Mon Amour" on "Arillas Today" as it's one of the Tavernas a lot of you visit, at least once, when staying in Arillas.

(This time of year they have a log fire thrown in f.o.c.)---(Plus Olympiakos on TV)
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 10, 2007, 09:57:20 PM
Sounds umptuos Eggy. You`ll soon work it off, with the garden etc!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on November 10, 2007, 10:53:32 PM
Eggy, hope you enjoyed the lamb and put on a bit of weight. We just had home made boiled prawns (frozen from Tescos, cooked by me, and no way like Tomas provides us when we're in Arillas.) Greek salad, sesame feta under the grill and bread with seriously garlic mayo. I ate the lot but I won't be the one putting on the pounds! Jen and all my other women friends hate me for it. I can cook, eat and drink and never get fat. jus like you????

Have just worked out that we'll be staying with Anna in early July. She has my Mythos and Jen's Amstel on ice already!!!  Feels great but hope we aren't upsetting anybody with the way it's worked out.

Great post as usual. Ever considered chaning your name to Eggy World Service? Beats BBC!

love phil and jen

 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on November 11, 2007, 11:41:10 PM
Hi Eggy
Good set of pictures yesterday.  A picture saves a thousand words I think, and these tell the tale splendidly.
Was brought up in Cleethorpes and as a boy spent many a winter on the promenade waiting for the bus to school while a gale blew round my uncovered knees.  Your pictures remind me very well of those days.
Lincolnshire has got a run of fast moving showers coming in off the North Sea at the moment
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/radar/
You can watch them on the met office radar.  Shall go out in the morning and check my rain guauge, just like you do, and expect to find a few millimetres in there.
Keep up the commentary Neil, its most illuminating.
Best wishes
PJ
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 11, 2007, 11:42:17 PM
Nicely.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 12, 2007, 01:25:00 PM
A very pleasant 18 deg this morning, and no one inconvienced, with just 2 very short showers.

Spent about an hour in Arillas having a little "volta" (stroll) along the beach. Just a mild breeze to blow a few cobwebs away.
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A little bit of light traffic with others enjoying the morning as well.

Bumped into Noufris who was telling us about the Donkey Sanctuary and funds needed to keep it solvent. I'm not sure if this is the same sanctuary that Viv posted about.

Noufris was quite taken by it and just wondered if organised trips there next year could be of interest to anyone and, of course, boost any donations to keep it going.
He may put a post on.
Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 12, 2007, 01:26:09 PM
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6039/tarillashead2pd9.jpg)
 I hope this is a 2nd photo
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 12, 2007, 01:27:10 PM

(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6039/tarillashead2pd9.jpg)

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 12, 2007, 01:29:46 PM
Doing summit wrong here

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/4879/tarillashead2go8.jpg)

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on November 12, 2007, 02:52:11 PM
Hi Eggy

Thanx for the photos today, I wish I could spend a morning walking along Arillas seafront, keep up the good work.

Mango
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 12, 2007, 05:56:00 PM
Neil who's put them big rocks in the sea...riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 12, 2007, 05:58:30 PM
I meant to say they should be in someones gob, i wonder who's....riggers
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 12, 2007, 06:20:16 PM
Riggers
Something has upset you , I'm sure it has.

A walk along Arillas beach this morning would have been just the medicine you needed to set you up for the day.

Has your decision for these rocks been logically thought out?
Did you decide on one orifice only?
(They are very big rocks yer know !!)

Stay Well
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: keefy on November 12, 2007, 06:36:23 PM
Eggy  Wtih reference to the donkey sancutary and doing visits to it next year I for one would go on such a trip....and i am sure my wife would come as well....donations but of course would a bucket of carrotts do...i'm sure i could stretch to some apples as well....LOL
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kevin.g on November 13, 2007, 09:19:09 AM
lovely photos neil,keep em comming
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 13, 2007, 01:41:44 PM
What a lovely day on Tue 13th Nov. Quiet and peaceful.
Reckon we could get lucky with a temp of 20 deg today.
I could just sit on the bench and read and enjoy. The web cam tells it ll.

However, I still have bits of "homework" to complete. - I'm not here to take it easy !!!
( Maybe. )

Take a look at Eftihia.
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How many of us have made that very long journey up those steps to enjoy great hospitality and a good meal, plus a view to sell your soul for.

Equally, there are a few that got to the top and found it closed. (Very frustrating)

But In Eftihia's defence.They did have a lot of pressure this year with a serious ilnness to one of the family. So some afternoons and evenings they had to close.
It's called getting your priorities right.
Katerina ( Mother ) & Efi ( Daughter ) are lovely people. They deserve to do well.

Hopefully this week we may visit Amourada for an evening meal. Plenty of time though.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on November 14, 2007, 10:26:50 AM
I have had to do a lot of catching up on your "daily" posts Eggy, and I have to say yet another big thank you for your efforts to keep the posts coming. They are brilliant and also very unique, because I doubt that there are many forums where you can get daily reports and photos of your favourite resort.

On your travels, have you seen Mary from the Horizon? Helen is getting quite excited about  the forth coming event and was wondering if she is OK?

I think that Wendy and yourself you could get a job as a pram pushers over the winter months.

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 14, 2007, 11:29:16 AM
Terry
If Mary @ Horizon is Marino's sister then Dimitris tells me that she has had the babe.
Don't know if the baby was a boy or girl though.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on November 14, 2007, 12:14:59 PM
Thanks for the information Eggy, I will email my congratulations to the family.

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on November 14, 2007, 12:16:35 PM
Eggy, you surely must realise that for us girls many more details are required. You now have your next mission.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 14, 2007, 12:19:41 PM
A great deal of rain overnight here plus a bit 'o thunder.
This seems to be continuing through the day , off & on, with more "on" than off.
( Plus a twinge of lightening occassionally thrown in )

Temperature at 9 a.m. was 9 deg but now, at midday, we have just under 12 deg so it's getting better.

These photos from the balcony may be worth a look but do not really show the weather to it's best.

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At about 11:30 am we had a real battering of hail. I think you'd call it hail.
To me, hailstones have usually been whitish and round. This was just as if some one "up there" decided to empty a giant ice bucket at us. I could have picked up the chunks and put some in my ouzo!!
35mm of rain recorded between 10 a.m to 11:30 am.

I think Arillas may have to be postponed today.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 14, 2007, 12:22:30 PM
Sorry
Left a piccie off.
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Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on November 14, 2007, 12:49:21 PM
I must be mad, but I would love to be wearing waterproofs and having a walk along that track. Great pics again.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 14, 2007, 01:02:57 PM
Funny you should say that Terry.
Wegg has been out this morning in her "waterproofs"

The rain has just this minute stopped - But I think it will be back.
Very pleased with the house insulation - Boring I know - But, without any heating on this morning we've still got 21 deg inside.
Oil Heating and hot water coming in at, about, £12 a week at the moment.
( Not bad for mid Nov. - and oil is about 49p a litre - Dearer than England. I think ? )

Lazy day today, unless we get 15 deg outside - still only 12 deg at 1 pm
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Hels Bels on November 14, 2007, 03:38:00 PM
Love the view from your balcony Eggy, Now I can see when we talk to you why you are not missing England too much. Maybe I'll have to think again about buying that land eh?!? Keeping the Dream alive!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 14, 2007, 08:48:56 PM
Fantastic views Neil. Looks like you have a lot of garden space. Maybe you could build another house for Wendy's parents. I know you was sorry to see them go home in october..

Regards....riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on November 15, 2007, 01:29:06 AM
Nicely painted railings Negg and Wegg....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 15, 2007, 03:22:31 PM
Activity in Arillas today folks!
( More activity in Arillas than on our first floor railings Sandy - Yet to be finished )

Bumped into Costa and, believe it or not, had an ouzo with him in the Coconut.
Met Spiros, Arillas Travel, and had a little chat.
Yiorgos at Malibu knocking a wall down and looks like he's extending the bar sideways.
Also Yiorgos, from Inas, looking very relaxed and pottering around in the shop.
Then met Olga, Olgas Travel,who looks very well indeed.
Vassilis, (Billy), sat at a table in Amourada patiently making his new "all purpose" fishing hook with advice, alledgedly, given to him by someone in England.
Looked like a large chunk of bread to me with a few hooks wound in/around it.
( But not being a fisherman - What do I know ? )
Also looked like he's growing a "winter beard"

And..................
.... One customer at Brouklis. Well, he was sat outside making use of Dimitris's wi-fi.
German Guy. Been here for a few months now. Owner of a white camper van.
Some of you may have seen him around September/October time - or before.

Didn't take the camera so take my word for it that there were some big ole waves pounding the sea front. Not a morning for fishing on the pier !!.
The web cam can tell it better than I.

Fairly warm, when the clouds let the sun through. 16/17 deg.
Again met the, now very excited, English couple Dave & Lynn. Not long now before they move out of their rented accomadation and move into their new build.
All in all, a very pleasant short visit.
Not even spoilt by the Garage visit on the way which cost us e80 for a new car battery!!
Cheers All
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on November 15, 2007, 03:29:03 PM
So the battery finally died. Did they open the Coconut specially for you Eggy?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 15, 2007, 03:35:14 PM
Saw a movement behind the closed doors Sandy and "acted on instinct"

Reluctantly paid up e80 and said to Nickos at Kavvadades Garage:-
" Tora, yia mena, mono to psomi qe to nero yia mia evdomada "
which, I think means:-
" Now for me only bread and water for one week "

He thought I was joking !
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on November 15, 2007, 09:54:36 PM
Its a shame about the Pugs Battery Eggy, but look on the positive side and don't be negative about it, at least your lights will be brighter.

I told em Oldham.......remember that one?

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 15, 2007, 11:25:53 PM
Iv'e seen that campervan Eggy. In october, first it was on seafront for a couple of days, then it moved right up to the top of the donkey track. Obviously didn't drive up there,but went round. Seemed to be there a few day's.......riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 15, 2007, 11:40:08 PM
Oldham Batteries Terry.I Remember that one very well. Makes me feel older than i am.....riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 16, 2007, 12:45:50 PM
All sounds very nice, Eggy. Think you deserve an ouzo to help your nerves after the battery worries.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 16, 2007, 02:27:13 PM
Positives and Negatives, Brighter Lights.
Terry W - You are such a live wire - Don't yer know.

" I told 'em Oldham ?? " - You can get arrested for that.

Ouzo to calm nerves Lindy P? - More than one I fear.

Keep smiling. Name of the game.

Won't get to Arillas today as part of our steep bank collapsed over the drive yesterday. Man with JCB came this morning at cleared excess soil/clay away. These little upsets never seem a distaster here. Greeks take it all with a smile and treat it as a way of life. Our neighbour let us dump about 4 tons of it on some of his land.

So, muddy part of drive, big dent in Bank could mean big dent in Bank Account!
It's our neighbours land but, it's not his fault. Equally he's not worried that his land is getting smaller and our drive is getting wider.
No need to buy it just remove some of it now and again.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kevin.g on November 16, 2007, 05:02:36 PM
old east end saying eggy "keep smiling it away f..ks em.  keep chin up,and soldier on.....yammas
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 16, 2007, 05:14:25 PM
You always smile, don`t you Eggy?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on November 16, 2007, 10:51:45 PM
Lets hope you dont find his house in your drive...that said 2 for 1,hope all is well though Negg
Best wishes
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 16, 2007, 10:58:40 PM
You could charge him rent if that happened Neil.....riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Baldy Barry on November 17, 2007, 02:42:53 AM
Why don't we put the cd money toward's "Eggy's Landslide Disaster"!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 17, 2007, 07:20:38 PM
Barry
You could try "ELDORADO"
Eggys Long Drink. Ouzo Required. All Disaster Orientated.

The plan was to get to Arillas today via Agros, a visit to a builders merchant, the one on the way to Corfu Town before Troumpetta, then Acharavi, and then Sidari to buy some cigs and a bit of shopping in the supermarket.
 ( Ja get all dat?? ) - So much to do in, what became half a day, due to a visit from the heating engineer, to fit thermostats, & the site agent to sort out some snagging.

Anyway, at about 2:30 ish. the rain came down with such ferocity that Arillas was cancelled. I was in Sidari at the time of the downpour and .......
Heavy rain here means HEAVY rain.
The water has nowehere to go except the roads and it finds all the dips and holes that you can usually see when driving in the summer.

A bit scary driving in it and loadsa concentration is reqd. A very big test for the memory here!. You have to remember where all the big holes are plus allow for any recent big holes that have appeared in the recent bad weather. Not like England at all where you can drive through 20ft of water and put your trust in a smooth flat road underneath it. And some of the vehicles coming towards you slow down for "Diddley"

I was mentally exhausted by the time I got home and had to have an Ouzo or 3.
Arillas tomorrow though. -

We keep telling ourselves: - IF IT WAS EASY WE WOULD ALL BE LIVING HERE !!!!!

Stay well everyone.
( It's 7:18 pm here and we're just watching Scotland and Italy play football. )
2 hours ahead here - Takes some getting used to when planning any TV.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on November 17, 2007, 07:38:46 PM
I was watching it too,even tho i don't like football. But hey, it's our country!!!
 half an hour in and it's too painful! Gave up and looked at Arillas instead....
Also, just booked flights for June. We're definitely goin now!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 17, 2007, 07:40:28 PM
Eggy, Maybe it would be better if you got yourself a canoe to get around in.....riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 17, 2007, 09:43:10 PM
Hey Eggy, stay on Greek time and enjoy it all with Mrs Egg.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 18, 2007, 01:33:52 PM
A little cold in Arillas this lunchtime.
Not the cold that would make you do "BIG BRRRRRRRS!" but the sort of cold that makes you glad you have a coat on. A bit of a chilly breeze and a choppy sea.
( Which didn't seem to bother the guy fishing on the end of the jetty )

The 14 deg temp forecast today could be bit optimistic. It's 1:30 here now and is around the 11 deg mark.

Very peaceful, there though, just standing watching the waves and taking in the calm of the place. A few other people there doing exactly the same.

I think the web cam may be on the blink at the moment which is a pity because any one veiwing it around 12 ish would have spotted the Red Pug and it's owners.
Next time maybe.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on November 18, 2007, 05:50:20 PM
Pete and I have been shopping this morning saw our first snow of the winter about half a mile away in Denby Dale dont know what tem was but some really BIG BRRRRRRRs. Wish we were there. Love Viv &Pete
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Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 18, 2007, 05:59:31 PM
Blimey viv, snow! Not for me thanks, hate the stuff.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on November 18, 2007, 08:13:40 PM
Hope the Hedgehog has hibenated. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Wendy n Stu on November 18, 2007, 08:28:13 PM
We woke up to snow this morning.  We have been at a Christening in Buxton this afternoon and we have crawled him in a snow storm with the 4-wheel drive on the car.  It's freezing, wellington boots out for work tomorrow and we have slid down the drive to the door.  Winter has definitely arrived in Derbyshire.  Wish we were in Arillas!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 18, 2007, 08:59:13 PM
Iv'e just been told about the snow in Buxton. My brother lives there...riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 18, 2007, 10:51:18 PM
I keep forgetting how spoilt we are here in Corfu at the moment. I look at the temp now, at 10:45, and it's 10 deg.  ONLY 10 DEG's !! ( Inside it's 22 deg )
( 9 deg in the morning and I will wonder what's going on !)
I'm told that Jan/Feb will be the coldest times so we'll wait and see.

Don't know how we'll cope if it drops under 5 deg.

( Is there a Greek word for snow, I wonder? )

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 18, 2007, 10:56:40 PM
Eggy i think 5 degrees in jan/feb would satisfactory over here. Keep warm er i mean well....riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on November 18, 2007, 11:01:59 PM
EEEE a hard live you have Eggy at least weve got a definate change of season.lol Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on November 19, 2007, 12:47:52 PM
Eggy
Dont know about the Greek word for snow but the English is SNOW
had the first fall of the winter last night Brrrrrrr.(http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/2966/snowez2.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 19, 2007, 12:54:03 PM
My little book tells me Greek word for snow is Xioni......riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 19, 2007, 02:02:40 PM
"Snow" joke to wake up to that in the morning John.

Xioni eh Riggers? - I hope that's a word I don't use over here!

A very nice day here today and, I think, the same expected for tomorrow.
Just had a delivery of stone/aggregates etc so, all being well, can start the paths and patio area Tue/Wed.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 19, 2007, 02:07:04 PM
Muddy times are coming for you then Neil....riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 19, 2007, 02:15:02 PM
B****Y MUDDY Riggers. ( Says it all )

And, when you've had a delivery lorry, carrying 11/12 tons come up your drive, we've got a few gouges in that to sort out as well. - Keeps yer busy.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on November 19, 2007, 09:25:04 PM
I wish you had a webcam at home Eggy,.

It would be so nice to sit here at work or at home and be able to see your house progressing. You would  be starting to work on the patio etc, just as I was having my breakfast.

I good idea?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 20, 2007, 10:48:00 AM
Terry
A webcam watching me? - Watching paint dry would be more exciting!

Saw our first snow this morning. Fortunately it was on the mountains in Albania.

If I can tomorrow I'll try and get a couple of photos.

A cold start to the morning here with a temp of 9 deg ( About 8:30)
It's now on it's way to 12 deg and it's not 11 am yet.
Probably just right to get out and sort out paths etc. - Soon maybe. Coffee first.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on November 20, 2007, 11:07:08 AM
Eggy, Im sorry to say this but your memory aint very good is it, have you forgotten what a cold start to the days like already. 9 degrees about 0830 smashing. lol. Terry's post reminded me forgot to tell you now on skype with better mic incorperated into webcam havent got that wire hanging from my lugs anymore. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 20, 2007, 02:51:05 PM
A fabulous Arillas day today. So I clicked of a couple of pics.

Helen's Creperie - Ignore the "Fast Food" sign - That's not happening at the mo.
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If you squint at the next pic you will see someone in the sea - Honest !!
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This next one could have been taken in July/August - But it was today !!
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3 people fishing on the jetty and..... bumped into Dimitris and Litsa. They are both looking and feeling very well.

Managed to get to Night Owl for an Ouzo and will post some updated pics of their re-vamp soon. - The inside is beginning to look very nice indeed.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on November 20, 2007, 02:54:10 PM
Hi Eggy

thanks for the photos, Helen's Creperie is one our fave places to snack.

Mango
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on November 20, 2007, 03:04:35 PM
Good pics again Eggy, keep em coming

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 20, 2007, 04:10:33 PM
Mango
I have enjoyed a crepe there as well.

Terry
It's been a super afternoon there I think. Temps around 17 deg now at 4 pm.
Quite warm in the sun.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on November 20, 2007, 06:27:51 PM

If you squint at the next pic you will see someone in the sea - Honest !!

Cheers
Negg

Yes You are right Mr Eggy!! I spoted also some strange people swimming while i had a walk on the beach today at 17:00 hrs.
 there is a closer view from my 300mm zoomlence.!!

(http://www.arillas.com/page/images/rsgallery/display/Image3-164.jpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on November 20, 2007, 06:44:38 PM
I bet that was a tad nippy for them!

The Creperie is one of our fave places for a snackette too, yum!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on November 20, 2007, 07:26:11 PM
Missed out on that one, shall have to try it next year!
Lynn x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 20, 2007, 07:34:56 PM


Yes You are right Mr Eggy!! I spoted also some strange people swimming while i had a walk on the beach today at 17:00 hrs.
 there is a closer view from my 300mm zoomlence.!!

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Dimitris
I've only got a poor 'ole 5 mega pixel. ( Maybe the doctor will cure it! )
Neill
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 20, 2007, 07:45:12 PM
Love pics. I like the way the bench is outside The Creperie. Does anyone in particular use it!?! Or is it in a lovely position for people to watch the sun/rise set?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Corfusoon on November 20, 2007, 07:46:09 PM
seeing the pictures of the beach and the lovely light you get in Corfu make October feel a long way of. I'm green with envy.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on November 20, 2007, 07:47:41 PM
Hi Lindypops

The bench outside the creperie must be new as usually George has tables set out with brollies above them.

A great place to have a bench tho.

Mango
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 20, 2007, 07:49:13 PM
It is a good place Mango, especially to sit in the afternoon etc. I love that place.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on November 20, 2007, 09:34:02 PM
I just want to thank Neill for posting his information and photos on Arillas. I don't post very often but, I do log in every day to check out what is going on and I enjoy all Eggy's posts.

Neill, I really appreciate the time you spend updating us on life in Arillas during the off season months.

Many thanks

Sue
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 20, 2007, 09:39:22 PM
I have to agree with you Sue. What would we do without him..?....riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 20, 2007, 10:43:35 PM
Nice sentments - Thanks all very much.
I will try to keep it going as much as possible over the winter months.
Cheers Again
Neill Egg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ouzoandolives on November 20, 2007, 11:13:09 PM
Weve been coming to arillas for 5 years and went to the creperie for the first time this year (well youv'e got to try somewhere new every year havent you?!) and it was fab especially the chicken and feta salad, he couldnt get enough of it, or the panini's or the ice cream or....!  and yes please keep us updated eggy the cold,wind and rain doesnt seem as bad while your reading your reports.   
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on November 21, 2007, 12:32:15 AM
Great pics Neill. Oooooohhhh i wish i was there!!!!!!!!!!
 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on November 21, 2007, 06:23:36 AM
If Mal's fishing, I always know where to find Lindy seems funny to see a picture of the creperie without her sat outside.lol. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on November 21, 2007, 08:45:03 AM
Dimitris, message from Pete he say's he has one the same as your's (doctors attention not needed) and still wishes he could get photo's like you. lol Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 21, 2007, 12:20:21 PM
Had to make sure his orange squash was ready viv!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 21, 2007, 01:15:46 PM
A bright 15 deg here this morning but no time to enjoy. " Path" preparation fpr concreting has taken priority.
Costa and Peri from the Coconut as you've never seen them before !! Zooming around with sand and stone, making steel mesh etc. Building work is their first love, I think and they are very good at what they do. ( I feel I'm in the way )

Anyone know the price of heating oil in England. It's just gone up here to 77 cents per litre ( About 54p )
The cost of keeping the house to an inside temp of 20/21 deg, plus hot water, is running at the moment to about £19 per week. - Sounds a lot to me.
Interested in feedback.

Reckon we should get to Amourada tomorrow evening. If I don't embarrass anyone there I'll try and get a couple of photos.
( Play it by ear- They may be wanting some time off from pictures )

Cheers
Nei
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on November 21, 2007, 04:40:39 PM
They`re 2 good `uns Eggy, lovely lads. Enjoy the Amourada.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kevin.g on November 22, 2007, 09:23:33 AM
have a good nite out neil,hope its busy ?  yammas
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 23, 2007, 01:02:41 PM
Anyone tell the difference between Arillas at 10 pm in November and Arillas at 10 pm in May,June,July,August,September and October???

We were the only souls strolling around last night and very peaceful it was too, just listening to a very calm sea.

(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/3568/anightei6.jpg)

(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/7639/bnightxm8.jpg)

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 23, 2007, 01:06:32 PM
Sorry
Couldn't resist the last post.

How about Arillas taken, this morning, just up the road from Villa Linnakis?
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2433/s3010612xs7.jpg)

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 23, 2007, 01:11:45 PM
It must all seem very strange Neil, no-one around at night. The pic you took this morning has a great view. keep em coming....riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on November 23, 2007, 01:13:47 PM
So frustrating...can't see any photos on this work machine. But I assume if it's up the road from Villa Linakis it must be somewhere near our house Eggy? Will have to wait until this evening to view....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 23, 2007, 01:22:37 PM
Your'e house must be in a very nice spot aswell then Sandy!....riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 23, 2007, 01:26:37 PM
Sandy
With your permission, maybe very soon, I'll click off a photo of the view from your place.
( It;s a lovely morning here - Nearly 17 deg at 1:30 pm.)
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on November 23, 2007, 01:29:01 PM
Eggy that would be great....please choose a nice sunny day and then we can all imagine we are there.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on November 23, 2007, 02:40:07 PM
Another great psot. Thanks Eggy.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 25, 2007, 01:43:34 PM
A really fabulous day here again today with Arillas looking as good as ever. We're enjoying temps of around 18 deg at 1:30.
( Dimitris and Ltsa are well - I had a quick chat with him last night on the Chatroom )

Mid next week I hope to get a couple of views from Sandy's house, but I'm told that rain is forecast for Mon/Tue.

Night Owl at Afionas must just be about finished, on the revamp now, so maybe a little trip there tomorrow is in order. = Pics will then follow.

On the bad news front I'm reliably informed that Electricity bills have been sent out and are due at the Kafenio Mon/Tue. ( Don't like bills - This one is every 2 months )

A few loud bangs around this morning - The Greeks do like their "Bird Hunting" in the winter months. If they can eat it they will shoot it !!
Quite often we see a guy wander past, in the morning, with his trusty 2 dogs and large "cannon" slung over shoulder. Very amicable guy, always says Kalimera.
( Never says "duck" ! )

He asked me one morning if we were staying all winter. I felt like saying:-
" We'll stay as long as you want us to - You're the one with the gun!!!! "
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on November 25, 2007, 03:30:47 PM
Is he the one with the pointer and the welsh spanial? (no it hasnt leaned Greek yet) well you were going to ask lol, anyway  if so say Kalimera from the little girl that the dogs go out with about 0530 in May. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 25, 2007, 05:08:30 PM
Viv
I think it could be a pointer but I haven't seen a Spaniel with him.

Went over to Arillas and "out n about" this afternoon.
One for you and all other naturists.
(http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/3923/a25novdx2.jpg)
** Just to prove that access to the naturist beach is very painless at the moment **

The following are the appts just before you walk up that road to Kaloudis. I never realised how good they looked before. And in a good location.
Think they are called "Marinaki".
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/6527/b25novzx7.jpg)

May be wrong and I don't know if they are private or with a tour op.
Others may know.
Cheers
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 25, 2007, 05:53:13 PM
Hi Neil. Those apts are called Marinaki. I know a couple who go there about 3 times a year. They are private accomadation i believe.....riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 25, 2007, 05:57:26 PM
Thanks John.
Now Arillas is quiet you get more time to stop n stare at various places. I'd never really taken any notice of these in the past.
Neill
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on November 25, 2007, 06:05:35 PM
Marinaki apts are owned by Dida, the lovely lady who is also manageress of the Marina Hotel retaurant. She does rent out the apts and is contactable via the hotel, email:

hotel marina arillas <arillashotelmarina@yahoo.gr>

Sue
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on November 25, 2007, 06:29:58 PM
That's where Jo Wissett always stays - she can tell you all about it. Think she books privately and does her own flights.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on November 26, 2007, 12:43:13 PM
Just after the Marinaki apts had been completed, the manager from the Marina Hotel invited us in to have a look around.  These apts are immaculate and have all the mod cons.

Mango
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 26, 2007, 05:29:17 PM
Mango
A really good location. I'd love to take a look inside. Wonder what they charge?

A dank and dismal day here today but temps hovered around 16/17 deg.

However, I took the following picture on the road down into Arillas from Night Owl.
( See Night Owl Pics on seperate thread )
Arillas still looks pretty damm good to me!!!

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2999/26novqz2.jpg)

It may suprise some when I say that I had an afternoon drink in the Coconut Bar with Kostas and Akis, from Mathraki. ( It may not suprise others !!)

Akis is a bit of a whizz kid. Very computer literate and very knowledgeable. Take a look at his website which he set up for Mathraki. He's very keen to know if he can improve it or if there are any spelling errors etc.
mathrakistudios.net

He did a good job of our TV / Satellitte here.

Apart from the two good people I seemed to have Arillas all to myself.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on November 26, 2007, 07:30:51 PM
Hi Eggy

I can't remember the exact prices, but when he told them to me, I remember thinking they were very reasonable, I think you can get details from the Marina Hotel.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Jo Wissett on November 27, 2007, 05:03:37 PM
Hi Mango.  Yes we always stay at these apts. They are gorgeous.  We always stay in the ground floor as there are 5 of us but have looked at the higher ones and they are beautiful.  Perfect if just the two of you, but will easily fit children in as well. The only reason we don't stay in these are that there is only one room and we like a little privacy now and again!  It is Dida who manages these and she will go out of her way to help you.  Contact via Billy at the Marina.

We pay around 60E per night (total) but this is for the larger apt so others may be less.  The views are spectacular and we would never stay anywhere else.  I will try to fathom to put on a couple of pics of the interior.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 27, 2007, 06:18:07 PM
Jo
I think there may be quite a few of us Forum people here who would welcome some pics of the inside
( and with it's own pool as well - Must be a bonus!!

Never got to Arillas today - Sorry. Spent about 3 hours this morning doing some shopping in Corfu Town plus had a look at some land for sale by my "new employers" Ionian Realty. There's some crackers of bargains around. Once again I was tempted to buy a little plot for us and build to rent. Winter anywhere is always quiet for any land/house sales and some "silly offers" have been accepted recently.

However..... I did manage to finish off the TV cabinet I was making, in pine, and with Weggs permission am " blowing my own trumpet " and posting a picture.
A bit pleased with this effort as no visible screw holes, made to measure for current equipment with an allowance for any upgrades and .... it's on castors !!!
( curved front as well but you can't see it very well )
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1294/eggcabwf3.jpg)

Back to reality !!!! - Our lovely neighbour Angelikis paid us a visit, late afternoon, with a 2 ltr bottle of homemade dry Red wine. What a great couple her and Nickos are.
We're not really Christmassy type of people but will do our very best to ensure they both come over one evening near to the day for a drink and bites.

And..... Arilllas today ? - If only half as good as Kavvadades it has to be good!
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 27, 2007, 06:25:03 PM
Great job on the cabinet Neil. I do carcases all the time. By the way did you have any bits leftover?......riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 27, 2007, 06:27:43 PM
Riggers
The only bits left over are purposely left over.
( A bit more for my backup pile ! )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 27, 2007, 06:33:08 PM
Alway's nice to have some spares to hand Neil !.......riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on November 28, 2007, 01:47:26 PM
Negg is there no end to your talents?  Fantastic job on the cabinet, including the curved front (you can see it) and you're showing off your railings as well. xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on November 28, 2007, 03:01:38 PM
I cant see your handywork Eggy!!  I normally see everyones piccies, but for some reason that one is just a red square?!?

But from the other reactions i will saw well done too haha!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 28, 2007, 03:44:43 PM
Hmmm  - A bit strange that one Smiffy.
Yesterday it was fine but today the picture has vanished. - Don't know why.
Here's a smaller version of it.
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6483/eggcabiw1.jpg)

Sharon
What helps is having more time to spend on any project I do, There's no weekend rush to gets jobs completed before that Monday morning back to work.
Gotta outside shed planned next. - Avrio. ( Maybe)

A very nice day here today around 16 deg. Just what we both needed to potter around the garden.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on November 28, 2007, 03:56:26 PM
Hi Negg

Are u sure YOU made it!!!

Only kidding, looks great, are u taking orders?

Mango
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on November 28, 2007, 03:57:20 PM
Negg, I can still see your photo.  Have been going through the A-Z photos to try and find that boat and moonlight photo of Marika's and loads of piccies are gone.  Saying file high or something.  Anybody know what's happened there?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 28, 2007, 04:05:15 PM
I thimk eggy's masterpiece has blown the system lol......riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on November 28, 2007, 04:13:44 PM
LOL Riggers x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on November 28, 2007, 04:27:56 PM
Sharon,

File High closed their network down and Marika probably had here photos hosted there. I have had the same problem and I need to reload the photo to another hosting site.

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 28, 2007, 04:33:16 PM
Does that mean everything is lost for good Terry?....riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on November 28, 2007, 04:35:37 PM
It looks a very nice room Eggy, but I think the top left corner of the cabinet is about 1 mm out of square, Dont you think riggers?

The one thing that I like about the Greek decor and furnishings is that there are no carpets. I just don't like carpets.

Ideally in the UK we should only have carpet down in the winter and have tiles in the summer. I suffer from a dust allergy and carpets harbour lots of dust.

Have you done the Crazy Paving yet?

Terry
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 28, 2007, 05:05:34 PM
No i think it is absolutely spot on Terry. I have to say that or he might save two pickled onions......riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 28, 2007, 05:20:22 PM
Terry / Riggers
The cabinets straight - It's the floor that not level.

Mango
I've just be asked, by our heating engineer, if I'll make him a floor to ceiling book case according to his plan. ( Should be interesting! )

Crazy paving started this afternoon. - Finished by end of week I hope.

Arillas has to be on the cards for a look tomorrow. - All work and no play etc....

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on November 28, 2007, 05:26:36 PM
Oh, riggers you have let me down, I wanted you to agree. I was using my vernier reality check.

The photos are not lost - they just need re-hosing and new links pasted to the relative topic.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on November 28, 2007, 05:29:03 PM
All work and no play. Ive just come in to play with my computer , have been garderning since 1100 but it's just started to pour down, giving me an excuse to comein and have a drink. lol Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on November 28, 2007, 05:30:42 PM
 Sorry Terry but eggy logged in and i had to be nice! good news on the photo's....riggers
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 28, 2007, 06:45:05 PM
Me-thinks more than one pickled onion will have to be reserved for 2008!!
( With a little sprinkling of chilli powder for that added zest )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on November 30, 2007, 02:28:16 PM
Just gone 2 pm here folks and the sun's out !! - Wegg recorded 5mm of overnight rain and it has been drizzle most of the morning. - No concreting today.

Enticed into the local "Lavendis Bar", at 10 am this morning by Miltos.
( Eileen and Keith know who I'm talking about )
A very nice Ouzo with meze. The only foreigner there with 7 Greeks. I still struggle a little with the language but did understand when they made fun of the owner for bringing out the meze. "Oh yeah - new customer! - Make him welcome" etc etc.
After I went to a very wet Sidari then down through Avliotes through Agios Stefanos and, beleive it not, came upon Arillas. - Fancy that-Who would've though it?
A very dramatic sea but a real pleasure to the ears. Close eyes and listen time !!
The only other body I saw was Georgos, Ina's Supermarket, just sorting a few things in the shop. Then home for a well earned drink and settle down until now.

A little rumour I've heard. - Marina Hotel is thinking about building a 3rd floor. This extra floor could be large appartments with lounge etc and, if true, would compliment the swimming pool they possibly have planned. There is certainly a lot of building materials spread around their car park plus extra materials on the roof.
When I know then you'll know. - Unless someone out there knows already.

Malibu also seem to have plans for next year. The left side to the original bar looks like a building site at the moment.
Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on November 30, 2007, 04:13:57 PM
Hi Negg

Thanks for update in Arillas, keep us posted at all times with these new goings on.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on December 01, 2007, 11:29:30 AM

Eggy it looks like you have found a new winter drinking partner... Miltos does like an early one...he really has to twist our arm...just like he had to entice you into Lavendis Bar ;-).  I'm just being nosey but which bar is the Lavendis?

Thanks for the newsy newsletter, interesting news re-the Marina and Malibu.

Wishing we were there,

Eileenxxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 01, 2007, 02:51:05 PM
Eileen
One for you - Lavendis Bar in Kavvadades - He doesn't seem to open at lunchtimes.
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/2593/lavendisre3.jpg)

And Arillas today???
Looking good - Met Dimitris and Litsa who are both well and obviously very excited.
And Dimitri's mother, Katerina, lovely lady, I just want to put her in the boot of the car and take her home. That's how to learn Greek in a week and get some fantastic cooking into the bargain. ( I always think of her as my 2nd mum - Look out Dimitris )

And............  The only customer at Brouklis today is......
(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/9271/012catuk7.jpg)

But there were a few waiting for an inside table!!!!
(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/3903/0112cat1bj2.jpg)

Not a chance - They couldn't get one in the summer - No hope now.

Quite breezy on the Sea front, but not too breezy. I could have comfortably sat and read a book for an hour. - All in all a very good morning. It's now 14.48 and I don't know where the day has gone. Poor Kostas outside doing all the work - Gotta go.
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on December 01, 2007, 03:03:24 PM
Lovely photos Eggy.  It's nice to know the name of that bar,  I always thought that was the one you went into for you morning blether and drink with the locals.  Is it the little place further up and around the bend that you usually frequent?

I've always wondered about the bakery in the 'sort of diagonally opposite corner' (sorry it's the only way I can describe it) to Lavendis...can anyone go in to buy bread or is it a wholesale bakery?    I've always been a bit shy to go in and ask...and make yet another fool of myself!!

Thanks for the update on Dimitris and Litsa...we are all waiting with baited breath!

Eileenxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on December 01, 2007, 03:07:09 PM
Hi Negg

Brilliant photos as usual.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 01, 2007, 03:23:57 PM
Hi Eileen
The bakery is open to all !
We have now followed what the locals do. You just walk in , past the counter, then out the back to the bread. You take 2 rolls "joined" together which is a kilo or just split of one roll, miso kilo. Basically one loaf is 75 cents - And it's still warm !!
( Indegestion on a plate for me )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on December 01, 2007, 04:05:14 PM
Mmmm....yummmyyyy!!!  I can almost smell the bread Eggy...thanks, I will be popping in there everytime I pass. :-)

Eileenxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on December 01, 2007, 04:28:04 PM
Eileen, I have ofter thought about going in but like you wasn't quite sure. Will try it next time if we get up that far. lol Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on December 01, 2007, 10:05:18 PM
Wonderful post Negg, as usual. Kavaddades must be heaving compared to Baltonsborough, where we live. The biggest event of this week was that the tent that we smokers have to use nearly blew down in the strong winds. Would have taken the dear old girl who was in it smoking on her own, drinking whisky and smoking, with it. Sylvia nearly took off in the winds....)
Oh yes, and someone won the sausages in the Friday meat raffle... the big event of the week here.

Having said that, we spent most of our pub time this weekend with our swinger friends (whose activities can't be posted on this forum!) and one of the lovely couples they do their thing with. We don't join in I am glad to say...getting on a bit for all that!


Wish I was actually watching the susnset in Marika's alst picture on the forum.

love to all other Arillas addicts, and specially Dinitris and Litsa at this wonderful time in their lives

Phil and Jenny
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jen on December 01, 2007, 11:46:48 PM
Goodness,the two tortoiseshell cats in the picture look like our Meg and Havana.Better go round the house and check all their favourite hiding places incase they have decided to run away and leave us.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on December 01, 2007, 11:56:33 PM
I always think that jen when I see the tortoiseshell at Brouklis in the summer. She is the spitting image of my Fudge. Except Fudge is four times as fat...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 07, 2007, 09:01:40 AM
Good Morning all from a very frosty Kavvadades/Arillas where the outside temperature had just made it to 7 deg at 8;45.

Picture 1 was taken from the upstairs balcony.
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/2194/frost2ye3.jpg)
and this other was from, what will soon be, our new patio area.
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7793/frost1th2.jpg)

But I think this morning it's a woolly hat and glove job and progress will be slow.

Bumped into Dimitris in Corfu Town yesterday and a very happy bunny he is too.
Litsa and new arrival are very well.
............. Gave him a big hug from Negg,Wegg and from all the Forum.....................

Now for me I have to get motivated and get outside.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 07, 2007, 10:33:44 AM
Don't go overdoing it now Eggy. Take it easy..........riggers.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on December 07, 2007, 10:50:59 AM
It was lovely news, wasn`t it Eggy? Now, make sure you carry on with all the work!! Take it slowly though.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on December 07, 2007, 02:01:25 PM
Hi Eggy

Thanks for the photos, never thought I'd get to see Arillas frosty.  Keep em coming.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 07, 2007, 06:39:25 PM
By 2 pm it was quite warm and the sun was shining. Temperature drops very quickly here though and now its back to 10 deg.

Might have a recce in the car tomorrow and leave sheds/patios alone for a morning.

** Anyone know the current exchange rate ?? **

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 07, 2007, 06:42:26 PM
Hi Eggy

Morning paper say's current exchange rate is 1.32 ....riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 08, 2007, 05:20:47 PM
Riggers
1.32 ?? - Bummer - Let me know when it gets to 1.40.
( Bread and water until then ! )

It's been a right ole English day here. Hasn't stopped raining since 9 ish. A mix of heavy downpours then drizzle. You know the score. Rain all day and the temperature hasn't made it past 12 deg.  Probably, weather wise, the worst day we've had since May.
The furthest I got today was the local Kafenio for post & ouzo. And only one of eash.

Question - What do you do in Corfu in December when the weather is bad ?
Answer   -  The same as we did in England.
( Shut doors, turn heating up, eat , drink and watch something good on the box.)

Maybe better Monday - Rain also on the cards for tomorrow.

Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Wendy n Stu on December 08, 2007, 05:37:20 PM
Eggy, could be worse, it's been snowing and raining here all day.  Freezing cold and even the cat won't venture out.  Just been for a christmas tree and the bottom of our trousers are soaked there is so much water on the floor.  You are definitely better off indoors there anyway than in the cold depths of Derbyshire.  Hope you are both well.  W. x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Baldy Barry on December 08, 2007, 05:41:03 PM
Eggy ,why don't you learn to play a musical instrument through the winter ?
By early summer you might be good enough to serenade the punter's in the Coconut !
Picture it !
Drinking a nice cocktail as the sun goes down and Eggy plucking out Rodriguez Guitar Concerto in the corner !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 08, 2007, 06:00:12 PM
Yes what a good idea Barry. Eggy could put a hat on the floor for everyone to throw money in. This could pay for his ouzo for the day........riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on December 08, 2007, 06:42:14 PM
Thanks for the vision, Eggy. Here in Somerset they took the smoking tent down to stop it blowing away inth 80mph winds we're promised for tonight. (And yes, us smoking pariahs live in tents these days in our pubs...) The rain is lashing down, and as you say, Jen and me are tucked up with the stama in the oven about to watch Strictly Come Dancing on the box. Arillas, where are you now?????

very best to you both

philandjen

 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on December 08, 2007, 10:08:08 PM
Eggy, pull the shutters down n snuggle up to keep warm! Good idea Barry, if music be the food of love----------
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 09, 2007, 06:03:09 PM
Jen and me are tucked up with the stama in the oven
 

Phil .
You & Jen must have a very big oven.!!

If smokers are now relegated to tents does that mean the beer is cheaper as you're not making use of the surroundings?

A damp wet North Corfu here today with a couple of small showers. 11 deg outside and, if our oven was big enough I'd think about tucking myself in there.
We've had 35mm of rain in the last 24 hours and I think it is on the cards for tomorrow.
But, apart from the frustration of not being able to work outside, it's still pretty good.
Hopefully, on the rounds, in the morning so If's anythings happening I'll let you all know.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on December 09, 2007, 07:56:45 PM
Eggy, thanks for the update. I'm the galss is half full type, not he empty job! - at least if you were back here the weather would be similar, but then you'd be stuck in the routine. Where you are can be an adventure, and the people are so much nicer than we have every day. I'd rather be living yours. "Don't give up on it baby...."

We just saw a perfect let - just a bit too early for us. Believe us it's better there!!!

phil and jen
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 10, 2007, 01:00:21 AM
Phil & Jen
It's an adventure tomorrow alright ! - Gotta find a post office that takes parcels.
And gotta trace a parcel that came to us. Could be in one of 4 places I'm told.
And gotta re-tax the car for Jan 08. ( e98 a year - about £72 - Not bad )
And gotta go to our local tax office.
And gotta go to the Bank.
And gotta check local Kafenio for post. <<<<<< Best Bit - Sneak an Ouzo in!
(It's all pressure,pressure since we moved) - Hee Hee !

They'll be other lets and things will drop into place when you're ready.

11 deg outside and raining but still quite mild.

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 10, 2007, 01:08:31 AM
Hi Neil.
How are you going to manage all that tomorrow?

I have got to tax my car at the end of the month, just short of £100 for 6 month's.

Never mind Arillas in june.

Cheer's.......riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 10, 2007, 06:44:21 PM
Had a good 'ole driveabout about today and did all our chores.

A very breezy Arillas at 10:30 am and , guess what, we seemed to be the only people there.
Well, the only other guy we say was Spiros @ Armourada.
( Is it Spiros ? - The chap with the giant mustache )
It is so peaceful there - All that quiet going to waste. - Who cares about the breeze !

Stopped just above San Stefanos on our way towards Avliotes. Still very breezy. Wegg stayed on her feet long enough to get a piccie though.
(http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/267/agsteph101207ai2.jpg)

And .... guess what? - North Corfu is becoming very Christmassy. Lights going up in Avliotes and Acharavi. A life size "Daddy Xmas" in Acharavi which I must take a pic of soon and also a nativity scene being put together.

And.... Looking out from the balcony tis evening we noticed some lights so had to drive and investigate. This is one of our neighbours houses.
HOPE YOU CAN SEE IT ! -
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/1952/xmaslights1ar4.jpg)

Some of you may know "Beer Dimitris" as I call him. He's the young guy who makes the deliveries to Malibu/Coconut etc. 10 from 10 for effort.

And.... They are putting up lights at the Kavvadades Church.
(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/8064/xmaslights2bk1.jpg)

We hope to get some more pictures as we potter around. I'm not sure how these 2 will come out though.

And.... No rain today with a very pleasant and non windy 13 deg inland.
( Has to be a bonus !! )

Regards
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 10, 2007, 06:47:14 PM
Sorry - Didn't get " Beer Dimitris" house right. Trying again.
Negg

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9486/xmaslights1cu9.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on December 10, 2007, 07:02:27 PM
Hi Eggy. Sounds like a lovely day there. Fresh but nice. I remember Beer Dimitris. He`s very pleasant, as I remember, even though he didn`t want my body,lol. Is the chap you mention called Leonidas? Bfn.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on December 10, 2007, 08:09:38 PM
Beer dimitris
(http://arillas.com/beer_dimitris.jpg)

and Takis father of billy or Vasilli from Armourada
(http://www.phlog.net/getpic.php?pic=5c6306a9fe721defbcf907b0e3421363&width=320)
Takis is a shorted name for Dimitris too.
below is his son Vasillys, a lot of people mistake these two people so with this post I hope you can put names in to faces!!

(http://arillas.com/vasilly1.jpg)
every year he has a different look this is the one form 2003.


We had another great day with our son today all seems to be so easy.!!

Talk to you soon,

dimitris
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on December 10, 2007, 09:33:26 PM
Nice pictures Dimitri! Heidi and I call Taki "Uncle mustache". Beer Dimitris face is also familiar after last summer. And then there is of course my bouzuki partner Vasilis and he looks like a lovely nutter that he is :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 10, 2007, 10:34:16 PM
Well done "Brouklis" Dimitris.

This old brain here is not as good as it used to be.
See you all soon.

Best Wishes
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on December 10, 2007, 10:41:21 PM
Beautiful pictures Eggy and Dimitris :-) :-) :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 14, 2007, 06:25:35 PM
Greetings from a slightly chilly Arillas and North Corfu.

Sorry but have been up to the ole preverbial neck the last few days so the Forum has taken a bit of a back seat recently.

Just after 6pm here and we have 7 deg outside  Having been spoilt with heat since May we do feel the chill just a twinge more.

I am pleased to report that Arillas is still looking good though and any time spent there at this time of year had to be a bonus !!

By kind permission of Joyce and Sandy here are views to Arillas which will greet them every morning when their house is ready early next year. The first is taken from their balcony and the other as you walk/drive down to the property.
(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5599/141207view3forumuy0.jpg)
Who cares about 7 deg when you see these !!!!!
(http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/8026/141207view6forumra0.jpg)

Our neighbour, Miltos, is "despatching" his Turkeys this weekend. We drove past his house to see him busy plucking one and doing what you have to do I suppose. He had 8 turkeys so it is a little sad now to drive past his "Animal House" and not see any when, the last few months, they've all been "gobbling away" - as they do.
( Real life I suppose ! )
I reckon a couple of geese and ducks may vanish from there this week as well.
Stay well all
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on December 14, 2007, 06:29:07 PM
Thanks for the photos Neil.

It really makes me wish I was there.  Do you think Wendy would let us come and live with you, there's only three of us.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on December 14, 2007, 06:32:03 PM
Can't access the photos at work so am rushing home to look on my pc there. Thanks Eggy....any sign of any activity up there??
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 14, 2007, 06:51:18 PM
Sandy
Wendy has sent you an E-Mail as to progress plus a couple of pics.
Neill
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on December 14, 2007, 07:29:04 PM
Thanks Negg.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 14, 2007, 08:15:35 PM
Great pictires Neil.
 Sandy you lucky person you. What fantastic views. I,m sure we're all envious of you and Joyce.
Good luck to you both.......riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on December 14, 2007, 10:07:23 PM
Spot on Riggers - agree with you totally.  If it looks this good in the dead of winter, what will it be like in mid-summer?
Best wishes
Pat
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 14, 2007, 11:22:23 PM
Get in the queue Amanda, i think i will go and be a squatter at Sandy's......riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on December 15, 2007, 01:52:59 AM
Eggy you have captured the view so well, it's breathtaking.

Sandy you are heading for the most wonderful location. You can be sure that jen and me wish you every happiness in your new home. Maybe we'll share that experience with you one day soon.

Best to all
phil and jenny
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 15, 2007, 04:23:30 PM
Well Folks - Angela01 said it was snowing in Agros this morning & I couldn't beleive it.

Now at 4 pm Greek time we have it here as well. A temp of 3.6 deg outside and chilly it is too. I tried some pics but they don't show this mni blizzard to it's best.

However, I did get a picture of poor Peri, from Coconut, who came with brother Kosta this morning in the hope thay could finish the patio work.
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/3843/perisnowcv3.jpg)
P****d off they are too. They had finished the grouting and waiting to do the final "trim" and completion. Very frustrating for them. Even more so for us, as I know they want to do a pristine job. They feel they are letting us down and no condolences from me seem to work at all. I think they have to come back tomorrow. ( Sunday )

It also looks like Corfu locals get their Xmas shopping in early. At Diellas & Dimitri supermarkets, this midday, you had to fight for a parking place. I have never seen it so busy. I never saw that many cars in the summer !!!

Everyone jovial and all in the Xmas spirit. Perhaps I will join them at some point.

Cheers All
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: M n M on December 15, 2007, 04:34:28 PM
Eggy
cold and frosty over here but no snow, don't want any as we are out for our first Christmas party tonight, plenty of drinks with beer soaking up grub.
see ya.
Mick
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 15, 2007, 04:40:35 PM
It's 3.5 deg here at the mo Mick - Not keen on going out the door at all.
( Very glad we haven't been invited a anywhere tonight )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on December 15, 2007, 06:12:05 PM
they reckon it will be -1 tonight with ice... its been so cold but not so frosty the last couple of days.

Its hard to imagine Arillas being almost as cold and snowing..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 15, 2007, 06:30:51 PM
Sue
A bit of an eye opener here - 3.2 deg here now.
( AND DROPPING QUICKLY !! - 2.9 as I type )

I'm glad we've got good insulation and central heating here - 22 deg inside.

So, It,s a "curl up" night tonight and, maybe a bevvy or two,

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 15, 2007, 08:04:33 PM
Just got in from footy and it's freezing-1 -2 -3 -4 we've got it here. Doubling up on the clobber tonight. Keep warm all.....riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on December 15, 2007, 09:26:11 PM
Sorry, missed the post. Where are you of to Sandy?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on December 15, 2007, 09:28:53 PM
Chilly here too. Had to have a bath to warm me toes! Nice pic of Peri.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 16, 2007, 05:21:55 PM
Maybe I should have called this " Arillas & Kavvadades " today.

On a day where the temperature has just touched 7 deg, and this morning was a pitiful 2 deg ,at least Wegg braved the cold and went for an early morning brisk walk. - She takes a better picture than me , so here it is:-
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/6686/frost3rb5.jpg)

As a bonus she took a picture of one of her favourite trees.
( Where she sneaks off to sometimes to for an orange or 4 )
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8135/frost4bs7.jpg)

To me they look like different days but both pics were taken within 5 mins of the other

Keep warm everybody - Don't worry about us here - We'll cope.
Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on December 16, 2007, 05:32:39 PM
Wow, such a differenc Eggy. Nice pics. Snuggle up to stay warm!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on December 16, 2007, 07:43:49 PM
It looks magical Negg. Would still rather be in Arillas than here....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on December 16, 2007, 08:01:19 PM
I just love looking at the Eggy and Wegg photos. We`are all very lucky to have them posted for us. Thanks once`again to both of you.

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on December 16, 2007, 11:18:12 PM
Wow Eggy and Wendy!
Looked really cold on your picture!
Very nice pic! Here in Germany is the same temperature, but with a lot of sun today!
Brrrr! (http://bestsmileys.com/cold/4.gif)
I heard from my friends that snow fell on the Pantekrator!(http://bestsmileys.com/winter/10.gif)
They were on the way to see that, maybe I see a pic tomorrow from that.
Than I show you if I get one!
Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on December 17, 2007, 02:39:56 PM
I would still rather be there then here. Glad your heatings working well it should though with that great big industral brook motor in the cuboard .lol. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 18, 2007, 06:53:30 PM
Not evertone's got the "Tardis" in the boiler room VIv.

About £29 per week at the moment to keep a steady 21 deg in the house.
( Cost has gone upt he last 5/6 days )

Roll on April.

Going into Arillas tomorrow so will have an update for all.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on December 18, 2007, 09:52:20 PM
Gosh Negg your heating costs are a bit steep,i guess if you calculate across the year then they dont seem too bad,on average we pay about £500 on each gas and elec, always higher in the winter months etc.But Negg most of europe has cheaper oil costs than the uk so how are you still paying £29 pw have the eating man back out if I were you.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 19, 2007, 01:56:54 AM
Yes have to agree Neil, that does seem a bit OTT. Is you next door neighbour tapping on to your oil supply...lol.....riggers.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on December 19, 2007, 09:54:48 AM
Eggy, seems something wrong there to me, I either check your figures or check it out. By the way it was -9 here last night coldest on record.
(http://bestsmileys.com/cold/13.gif)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 19, 2007, 07:12:14 PM
Ang , Viv and John.
I'm taking the exchange as 1.35 (current) to work out the costs. And the worst week we had was a 60 ltr usage. Mostly it's 45 ltrs per week which is around £24.
Bear in mind that I love warmth and hate it if the temp drops below 20 deg inside.
From May to October useage is minimal We did 150 ltrs over this period which came in at about £12 a week. - Does all this make sense.
( Heating oil here has just gone up to 75 cents per litre as well )

However......................
This afternoon we paid a visit to Dimitris , Litsa and baby.
I felt very privileged to hold the babe and what a lovely little fella he is too.
Very alert to whats going on..OK, I know he's just over 2 weeks old but he is - honest!
It didn't take him long though to doze off, in my arms.
( Has he heard about the hind leg of a donkey, I thought?)
A really great time and family and baby look very well indeed.

Our Arillas today cannot be bettered but we did manage a pic taken from Grazziella.
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2997/s3010661hu4.jpg)

The rain kept away all day and we did have a twinge of sun every now and again.

A super little babe that Dimitris and Litsa have created. Best wishes to them all.
But , how can some one , with a head that tiny, have more hair than me !?
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on December 19, 2007, 07:26:19 PM
Hi Neil
Nice post - lovely picture.
Know how you felt holding the little boy.  I held my great neice (3 weeks old - born 26th November) yesterday for the first time.  Its 26 years since I held a little baby!  What a great privelege.
Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for keeping us in the picture with all that's happening in Arillas
Pat
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on December 20, 2007, 11:09:21 AM
Another lovely photo Eggy.

Isn't it interesting to see the difference in the location of the sunset from mid-summer to mid-winter. At least it will start to move back towards San Stef from next week.

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on December 20, 2007, 01:49:38 PM
Eggy, Did anybody take a photot of you holding Bebis Kourkoules, if so I would love to see it. I cant wait to have a cuddle, if Litsa charges for cuddles by the minute (yeas of Bebis not her) that little boy could have a tidy sum in his piggy bank by the end of the summer season. lol. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on December 21, 2007, 01:08:42 PM
hello Every one!
this is a great day  I;v just been driving around to get some fresh fish for my family and took this pictures on the way to San stefano from the clif.
You can see that although in Albania a fiew miles away the mountains are full of snow , the nudist beach of Arillas is still "attractive" 
finaly the Graziella Boys had a good catch this morning as you can see on the picture of the day!!
Merry  Christmas

Dimitris
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 21, 2007, 01:22:24 PM
Dimitris
Good pictures -  I tried to capture the snow on the mountains this morning but our poor 'ole camera is just no good enough.

Dimitris is not wrong about the day. It is a glorious day and felt so warm in Arillas.
This pic looks like a summers day to me.
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/4860/22112aj5.jpg)

And.................... As you see, work is ongoing at the  Marina Hotel with that 3rd floor.
(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7748/12112pl3.jpg)

Viv.
I look an pretty sad extra to the photo of the babe and I think Dimitris may have taken some better ones.

Cheers all
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 21, 2007, 03:17:06 PM
Great pictures Dimitris and Neil.
It really does look like hot summers day. To think that all that snow is just a few miles away!
The Marina look's like it is coming on well also.

Riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on December 21, 2007, 05:57:22 PM
I dont need any green mud after looking at those photo's im already green with envey. lol. Loads of Love to all of you. Viv & Pete
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on December 22, 2007, 04:46:54 PM
Thanks for your gorgeous pictures Dimitris and Eggy. They gave me a real buzz. The guy/girl braving the sea (can't tell which on my screen, and it doesn't matter anyway!) made me shiver!

We will be a complete family from tonight when Gavin and Taeko get home, and looking forward to a really wonderful Christmas. Am sure that it will be special for you both too. And I hope that all our forum members have the same.

With fond wishes
Phil of philandjen
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 22, 2007, 07:37:55 PM
Arillas today folks was just as good as it was yesterday.

We saw Vassilis from Amourada who is sporting a very well grown beard. He must grow it just for the winter.
(All that "Fungus" must keep him warm - Maybe I should give it a go! )

Went to see Roula, Dimitris sister and super duper Broulkis chef, and had a very good time. A little English from her and a little Greek from us. We luv her to bits!!!
( Returned home with some more wine you can't get in the Supermarket !! )
I'm drinking it now and good it is too!

Tomorrow night we hope to get to Night Owl. - Their special tonight is "PATSA", think that's the correct spelling. Apparently it's a soup made from sheeps insides.
( Hope that's right )
Locals love it , so we're told but, for us, maybe next year we'll be ready for it.

It's pretty damm good here and, with all the good wishes, that have come our way from all, we both feel quite emotional.- Personally I put it down to far too much alcohol. Excuses , Excuses !!
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on December 22, 2007, 10:59:21 PM
Hi Eggy, nice post, let me know more about the Patsa please. Cheers dears. xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 22, 2007, 11:19:03 PM
No Thanks Eggy, Can you keep the PATSA off here please.......riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on December 22, 2007, 11:42:39 PM
It`ll be interesting to learn about it.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on December 23, 2007, 12:37:51 PM
Negg and Wendy I hope you have a fab evening at the Night Owl and the PATSA I am sure will be an experience,may I take this opportunity to wish you both a Very Merry Xmas as Im sure you will, hicup and that the New Year brings you happiness, health and wealth, as the time will fast approach when your supplies will start arriving just think of all those tetley tea bags and pickle onions.
MERRY XMAS
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 24, 2007, 01:53:20 PM
When I get the ingredients for PATSA you'll all know about it.

Bit of a biggy for "Arillas Today" folks. - Bumper issue, so to speak.

But first, on the way to Sidari, I just had to stop and take a shot of the mountains in Albania.
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/2888/box1qe7.jpg)

Hope you can see that snow.
******

And. on the drive in to Arillas, this was my first glimpse of the sea.
(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6792/box5zt5.jpg)

Very quiet and very calm as you can see....
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4416/box3am0.jpg)

A very deserted "Thalassa" waiting to spring into life next May.
(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/7861/box2en2.jpg)

And a glimpse of the ongoing work at Malibu - Extending the raised seating area.
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/9627/box4ks7.jpg)

This 'ole horse must have been wondering what was going on, as I drove up to Afionas.
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/6193/box6zy4.jpg)

WHAT ? - TOURIST WITH CAMERA - THIS TIME OF YEAR !!!!!

Have a good day tomorrow all.
Neill and Wendy Egg.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on December 24, 2007, 02:14:54 PM
Hello Eggy,

Nice pictures! Especially the mountains accross the water look magnificent, not to mention the horse.

Happy X-mas to you and the Mrs :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 24, 2007, 02:30:02 PM
Hi Neil.
Great pictures. You have had a busy morning.

Merry Christmas to you and Wendy.
Riggers.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 24, 2007, 04:08:15 PM
And how did you get that horse to pose for you Neil??

Riggers.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: gaye on December 24, 2007, 04:39:12 PM
fantastic pics eggy! The mountains of Albania look stunning.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 25, 2007, 11:47:09 AM
Riggers
I'm sure I put money on tht horse in the 1997 Grand National.
( and I think he recognised me ! )

Arillas today comes in at a slightly wet 10 deg with some rain forecast. We timed it a little wrong for our morning Christmas walk along the beach as it was drizzly when we got there and has cleared up a bit now we're home. Looks a lot brighter outside now.

Anyway - A Christmas wish to all from Arillas Beach.
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5636/xmas3lm4.jpg)

And..... How well behaved it is on this Christmas morning.
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/5403/xmas1vp5.jpg)

(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9273/xmas2lp6.jpg)

All pictures compliments of Wegg.
*********************************************************

So, it's 11:42 a.m. here now and I'm off to treat myself to a Drambuie and Stones ginger wine with a little ice.
The ginger wine courtesy of JAMES W, who I met during the year.
(I'm sure we all give him our best wishes & that his op/treatments were a success.)

Now, you lot,  get off this forum and in the kitchen or sit down to watch the " Sound of Music" or "Great Escape" or something.

Cheers
Negg & Wegg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 25, 2007, 12:23:40 PM
Hi eggy.
Great picture greeting.
Hope you won money on that horse. It's more like James Bond everyday(wonderful -not). And we mustn't miss the queens speech at 3 oclock.
Have a great Christmas everyone and don't get to drunk.


Riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on December 25, 2007, 03:36:02 PM
All we have here in Norwich is grotty rain and more rain. Would much rather be where you are. Happy christmas to you both. See you in June.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on December 25, 2007, 11:19:16 PM
Merry Christmas Everyone
Thanks Eggy for the pictures, especially the 'greetings in the sand'
Best wishes to all
Pat
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on December 26, 2007, 04:32:24 PM
Not up and about today Eggy?
Hope it nothing more serious than a hang over from the Christmas night party
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 26, 2007, 05:31:57 PM
John
Haven't gone further than the recently finished shed today. The rain kept away and it's been a pretty mild afternoon. Just what we needed to curl up and watch some horse racing, combined with a little drink and a few nibbles.
( Being a great fan of darts nobody will get any sort of conversation with me from 4 pm when Sky continue the World Championships )

And..... There's a match currently on going on the local pitch as well.
Choices , Choices !!

Best Wishes
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on December 26, 2007, 08:26:21 PM
Eggy
Get out and watch the match nothing better than live football
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on December 27, 2007, 05:00:45 PM
Eggy, just in case you meet the horse again, her name is Dreamer. She's very shy, so you were lucky to get that shot of her looking right at you. I hope you both had a lovely Christmas, and thanks for yet more beautiful pictures.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 28, 2007, 03:13:00 PM

Hope you won money on that horse.


If I rememeber correctly Riggers, she fell at the first, unshipped her jockey and was so disgusted she cantered off course.
( Last seen getting on a plane, hand luggage in hoof, for a "unknown" destination )
.............. But we know !!! ...................

Maggie
She's a lovely horse and it took a little while for curiosity to get the better of her and take a peek at the "poor git" making funny noises to attract her attention.

Arillas today still looks good. Dry with a temp of around 12/13 deg. Calm sea.
A lot going on at the Marina Hotel today, with steel lintels being hoisted to that new 3rd floor. If I had to stick the ole preverbial neck out I'd say they are on target for an April completion. If the info I have is true they could be very luxurious appts.

Tonight I hope to get the recipe for PATSA so if you have any turkey entrails left don't throw them away just yet. !

A lovely dry day today folks and, with "PDC World Darts" just about to show on Sky what more could I wish for. ---- OK , just a small drambuie then !!

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on December 28, 2007, 11:41:34 PM
Eggy, I`ve been reading about the Patsa. I hope you enjoy.xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: M n M on December 29, 2007, 02:38:36 PM
Neill,
If you are throwing darts over the festive season, go easy on the ouzo or you will find someone keeps moving the board when you throw.
all the best, Mick ;-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 29, 2007, 06:58:09 PM
Mick
Haven't thrown a dart for a few years now but I bought a new board with me.
( Have yet to put in on the wall )

Night Owl regulars made us very welcome last night. A nice evening albeit a bit short as I wanted to get back for a bit more live darts ( Sad - maybe )

PATSA - Pronounced Pats-Ah ( Abbreviation on the A )
For some it mght be pronounced as PATSAaaarrgh. I'm told it's a soup made from stomch lining, usually a sheeps. But before some of go uugh who remembers the "Tripe and Onions" that used to be poplular. My ole mum loved it.
(Wasn't that like a "white meaty" sort of stomach lining.?)
Anyway Patsa is very popular , so I'm told. --- Dimitris may know much more.

Arillas still as good today, as yesterday ,and not much extra to tell you. It's been a fairly mild day here with around an 11 deg afternoon. The weather guage does forecast rain tonight though.

Cheers
Negg



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on December 29, 2007, 08:29:17 PM
Glad all is well, and you had a good evening Eggy. The Patsa makes for some good reading. Have a browse, there`s some variations. xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on December 29, 2007, 09:33:59 PM
PATSA - Pronounced Pats-Ah ( Abbreviation on the A )
For some it mght be pronounced as PATSAaaarrgh. I'm told it's a soup made from stomch lining, usually a sheeps. But before some of go uugh who remembers the "Tripe and Onions" that used to be poplular. My ole mum loved it.
(Wasn't that like a "white meaty" sort of stomach lining.?)
Anyway Patsa is very popular , so I'm told. --- Dimitris may know much more.

Did I just hear my Name??
I have just been googling "patsa" and found this nice article  which is going to give you a fair idea about this delicious dish.!

Patsa, like tripe is a working class food. Some people eat it for breakfast, or perhaps they are eating it at my breakfast time but they work the third shift and it is actually their dinner or a midnight snack. But there are patsa restaurants in every town in Greece with perhaps the exception of Mykonos, and there are always men in there eating Patsa be it morning, noon or night and there are big signs on the windows that announce proudly to the world WE SERVE PATSA.

http://www.athensguide.com/patsa.html

(http://www.athensguide.com/photos/patsa3.JPG)
 

PLEASE do not tell others that I told you this.
The whole story is prohibited in the EU!!!!


Heading for the New Year's day!!
keep in touch

Oh !I have to change that napie again....

Dimitris




Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: gaye on December 29, 2007, 11:40:50 PM
great dimitris....a hands on dad. Our love to you litza and bebis and a very happy new year!!! xxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 30, 2007, 12:05:20 AM
I would rather change the nappies than eat the PATSA.
Tripe yuk, i remember my DAD used to love the stuff.

Riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on December 30, 2007, 12:12:06 AM
Thanks for that information.
I`m very interested to find out.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 30, 2007, 12:16:10 PM
Dimitris
Will PATSA now take the place of Spit Roast Lamb as a special ?
I suppose the answer is " Don't knock it till you've tried it "
( Afionas Locals love it !! )

Arillas today is all go !!! - People fishing, people out boating. - Well nearly all go.
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2605/301207er9.jpg)

And what a super day for it too. Aound 9/10 deg when we were there about 10:30 but warm in the sun. - Now, at midday, just touching 12 deg.
Forecast of rain but then it said that last night and it never happened.
( Fingers crossed it stays away )
Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on December 30, 2007, 06:29:08 PM
It's not that long ago when you were saying " I  hope it will rain soon" How's Wendys vegie's coming on with the weather over there?
I hadn't heard of tripe tell I moved to Yorkshire and when Pete first asked me to but some I thought he was messing around when he bought some home I thought I was going to be sick and I know you shouldn't knock it before youve tried it but I never got that far. lol. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on December 30, 2007, 09:56:35 PM
It looks a nice day in Arillas Eggy. The weather here has got colder as the day went on (freezing at the football match), got a 0-0 with Liverpool.
I hope Dimitris keeps the Spit roast Lamb as the Special.
Not long now and we will be all coming, trying to drag you away from Wendy for a session in the coconut.

Riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on December 31, 2007, 04:43:56 PM
Hi Riggers, Eggy dosent take much dragging when there's ouzo about, havent you heard about the three legged donkey and the carrot. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on December 31, 2007, 05:42:17 PM
Spot on viv - Eggy only has two legs but they're both hollow!

Good job I won't have any tyres to be let down in July!!!

best wishes
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on December 31, 2007, 07:09:57 PM
Looking forward to May onwards Folks. I just hope I have some time left over to show people round land / property for sale.
I must make a priority list. - New years resolution coming up !!!.

Coconut first - Beach second. - Sell land third -  I hope I can stick to it.

It's been a very good "New Years Eve" day here. 10/11 deg and, after a cold start to the morning ,brightened up well.
( Our first morning that we found ice on the car windscreen !! )

New Years eve here seems to be taken much more seriously than Christmas day.
Very busy in the supermarkets with a very big selection of pastries and very large cakes.
Instead of Merry Xmas in the icing we have "Kronia Pola" (Many years-Happy New year)
Many groups of children walking around, each with a triangle. They visit houses sing a song and you give them some cash which goes to a local charity.
(Like Carol singing but extended to New Years Eve)
And I guess that's about it. Arillas never disappoints whatever time of day we visit and photos of the beach, again ,may be a little repetitive.

Latest news is the Hotel Thetis. They are currently extending their seating area and making a new raised decking area where you can overlook the pool. It's taking shape and beginning to look good. Had an Ouzo with Spiros there yesterday with whom we hired a car for our visitors Fran & Tim. £21 a day. - Not bad I think.
( Worth bearing in mind for any "Winter visitors" )

KRONIA POLA to all you nice people out there !!!
Negg & Wegg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on December 31, 2007, 09:43:47 PM
KRONIA POLA
Everyone

PJ
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Yvonne on December 31, 2007, 10:41:28 PM
At the risk of posting in the wrong thread..... (i don't often post but must read every day) i would like to wish, firstly Negg & Wegg all the very best in 2008 and to say how great it is to log on each day and to have someone on the "inside" to keep us up to date with the life in Arillas.
Negg your daily reports are fantastic and Wegg keep up the great work with the camera

My best wishes to everyone on this site, its nice to have one thing in common with a lot of people the love of Arillas and its so friendly people.

Dimitris our connection wouldn't be possible with out your wonderful site Good Wishes to you Litsa and Bebis in the New Year.

Best regards to everyone
Yvonne x

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on January 01, 2008, 12:12:49 AM
Hapy New Year to all the nice people of Arillas, may 2008 bring you happiness, health and every thing you deserve for making Arillas a very special place.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on January 01, 2008, 02:51:25 PM
I guess Eggy's Arillas Today is the perfect thread to post New Year wishes to all forum members - I bet each and every one of us will spare a thought or two for  Arillas and its amazing people today.

This is what Jen and I look at every time we turn on the computer

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/918/arillas2006012smallak6.th.jpg) (http://img339.imageshack.us/my.php?image=arillas2006012smallak6.jpg)

Says it better than I can.

Anyway - Happy New Year to everyone on the forum and the people of Arillas
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on January 01, 2008, 04:42:24 PM
Yes, a very Happy New Year to one and all. Viv, I agree, try everything. The only thing I cannot abide is mustard. Can`t even touch it. Back to the Patsa, is it an aphrodisiac?!? All the best for a good 2008 everyone. xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 01, 2008, 05:55:47 PM
Thanks Yvonne,

And another very big thank you to all for the best wishes we've received.

Hope none of you had one of those hangovers this morning.

I think the driver of this vehicle must have taken a wrong turn last night or fell asleep in the van and had a shock when he/she woke up this morning.
*********************************************************************
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/1274/010108ru5.jpg)

Picture taken by Wegg on Agious Stephanos beach.

( Who also clicked this one on a walk to the Harbour. )
(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/659/s3010665sn9.jpg)

Never got to Arillas today but, apart from an early afternoon small shower, it's been a very pleasant day indeed. - A good start to 2008.

Kronia Pola yia Olla.
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Kresten Nielsen on January 02, 2008, 12:45:06 PM
Hej ... My wife og me have just booked a holiday in Arillas in july 2008, og  wee look forward to visit your island og speciel your village og the nature surrounding

kind regards Edith and Kresten
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 02, 2008, 01:24:46 PM
Edith and Kresten

You will be made very welcome by all the people of Arillas and all the lovely Villages that surround it.
I am sure you will have a very good time.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 02, 2008, 03:57:30 PM
Lazy day for me today folks.
It's 4 pm here now and the temp is still struggling to reach 8 deg. A lot of places closed today, including my favourite "woodshed" at Velonades.
No wood means no work outside - Shame!!
Half a pergola is better than no pergola at all I spose.

Fran & Tim have just gone round to visit Dimitris, Litsa and Babe and if they take a pic or two of Arillas, when they are there, I'll pop em on.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 04, 2008, 05:56:25 PM
Partly Arillas today and partly musing here.

No matter what country we live in, we just can't get away from those horrible chores like paying bills and shopping. As I hate paying bills I need something to ease the pain slightly.

So, about 11:30 this morning I set off for Avliotes Post Office to pay the Telephone Bill.

Stop at the Kavvadades garage to order some heating oil, more expense, but have a nice chat with owner and once again take in the longshot view of the snow capped Albanian mountains.

Stop in Sidari, for supermarket, bump into neighbour Miltos and have a nice chat.

Drive through Sidari and have a good ole gander at a very quiet beach and then move on to Avliotes. Hustle and bustle in Avliotes. It seemed like every one was building something. A very active and friendly village.
Paid bill and then point car to Arillas via San Stephanos.
Drive down into Stephanos very slowly taking in those wonderful views of the beach from a high vantage point.
And then on my way to Arilllas. Once again beautiful views from the top of the hill.
Pain of paying telephone bill taken away at this point.

Now Arillas today.
A deserted beach apart from one guy fishing on the pier. The only activity going on was the 3rd floor extension on Marina. Must get another pic of it soon.
7 deg and quiet and not to chilly - How nice is that.?

Then... On my way to Night Owl Afionas to see Linda and Nick - Nuff said.
Then... Back home to Kavvadades via Kafenio Fakiolas where I picked up a few more Xmas cards, one took 3 weeks to get here, and had a very good greek coffee and Ouzo.
Drove home very slowly from there as the views of those Albanian mountains were still looking good.

So, shopping done, Oil ordered, bill paid and visited so many places saw so many different spectacular views in such a short space of time. And met some good people.
( And I was only gone from the house for 95 minutes )

We should all  pay our bills like this. Better than standing orders/Direct debits.

Cheers
Negg
ps - If you're feeling jealous just to make you feel better.
**** Heating OIl has gone up in price again and is now 54p a litre. ****
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Baldy Barry on January 04, 2008, 06:43:04 PM
Sound's like a perfect day Eggy !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Yvonne on January 04, 2008, 09:02:57 PM
Eggy i agree what a lovely way to take the sting out of any bill, to appreciate the views and people while parting with your money is another one of those pluses of being in Arillas.
Its been reported today that my energy supplier is increasing my gas bill by 17% and electric by 12%............ so without the pleasures i will pay my bills through gritted teeth. :-(

Yvonne x

Ps love todays report could just picture the scene...... dreaming......:-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Jo Wissett on January 04, 2008, 11:15:44 PM
I simply cannot imagine a more fantastic day Eggy (bill-paying aside!).  Have Perry and Costa finished your patio yet?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on January 04, 2008, 11:37:11 PM
Time to turn the heating on low Eggy, sit with a nice throw around you both and enjoy a film or some tv, thats what we do and theres nothing wrong with it, saves money.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 05, 2008, 05:20:22 PM
Yvonne
Those ole prices go up here as well -
( Oil was 67 cents a litre in October 07 - 78 cents a litre now )

Jo
Patio finished. Shed finished. Pergola on the way.

Ang
Probably using 60 litres of oil a week. We're told that's pretty good for here especially as we don't let the inside temp drop below 18 and we're home a lot more now.

No Arillas today - Sorry all - We were up at 3:45 am this morning to get Frances and Tim to Corfu Airport for a 5 am check in.
And on the way back home at 5:45? - Well. that's another story to share very soon.
( A new topic maybe, when I'm not so tired )
Got y'all guessing now eh? -
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 07, 2008, 07:56:38 PM
A glorious day here today folks with temps touching 15 deg allowing us to take in the peace and quiet of Kavvadades with lunch outside on the balcony an a bit of pottering in the garden.
Unfortunately we couldn't drive anywhere and are house bound.
( See Posting " Egg & Pug" - General chat)

But although a little down in the dumps our day was cheered up by a visit from Kostas and Hannah ( Coconut Bar) who came, not only with gifts, but more importantly good company which was a tremendous boost to us both.

I can only say that, Arillas today, according to Kostas was just as good.
( Wish I'd been there ! )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on January 07, 2008, 08:41:54 PM
You could always have a walk down to Arillas to take some photos for us!!lol.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 09, 2008, 06:43:51 PM
Maggie
Today I got as far as the Kafenio Fakiolas. It was easier walking back.

So......
Arillas today????
I wish I knew !! - If we don't get the car back tomorrow I may just have a hire one and go feragander.

Another good day here at Kavvadades though. Warm, temps of 12 deg and evrything looks so green and lush. I bet Arillas was a cracker. Wish I could have seen it!!
Always tomorrow though.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 09, 2008, 06:46:54 PM
How far is it Kavvadades?  Is it walkable say like to eat at the Mon Amour and get a lift back, or just for a walk in the day.... just somewhere different to walk.  If you took the road on the right beyond the Bardis Sun Hotel (not the Afionas high hill walk) does that take you there... I think its the heritage walk... (I remember we came that way in the coach to Bardis Sun last year).
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on January 09, 2008, 09:02:44 PM
Hi Eggy.
Not to worry about Arillas today.We got a bit of Kavvadades today. I think we all enjoy your posts no matter what they are.(except PUG of course).

Riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on January 09, 2008, 09:13:22 PM
Blondegirl, We walked to Kavvadades one day. It's quite a walk! We had a bottle of water from the supermarket on the way up, and a can of beer from the supermarket on the way back!!lol. It's a nice walk with some nice scenic views tho.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on January 09, 2008, 09:53:04 PM
We must try that walk.With a can of Beer on the way up and a can of Beer on the way back.
Riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on January 09, 2008, 10:03:47 PM
That sound better! We were way too sensible drinking water first.lol
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 10, 2008, 02:01:28 AM
BG
As Maggie says " It's quite a walk" and not something I'd like to do.
I'd probably have to set out for Mon Amour, from Arillas, early afternoon for an evening table
( Carrying a case of beer would slow me down as well )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 10, 2008, 10:53:45 AM
Well, I think we will give that a miss then.  We like a walk but not that much!

We could strap a barrel of beer round our necks just in case we got lost... lol.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on January 10, 2008, 11:28:16 AM
I hope you get the Pug back to today Eggy, and you can go feragander  ( I like that word).

Is it a left hand drive?

With all that walking you have done over the last few days, the brakes won't have to work as hard as normal due to the weight reduction in the car.

Lets hope everything is back to normal today as we want our Wegg and Eggy back to normal.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on January 10, 2008, 11:43:10 AM
I agree with Terry, we are missing the photos Negg and Wegg.  Get your car back and go for a spin around Arillas taking photos en route.

Keep Safe.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on January 10, 2008, 12:46:13 PM
You can get a lift to Mon Amour blondegirl, they come and pick you up and drop you back off after too, which is very nice of them!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kes on January 10, 2008, 12:50:16 PM
Yes Mon Amour not to be missed..A real good evening out and free transport....mind after the local vino they serve up   walking can be a problem....!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 10, 2008, 02:44:35 PM
Pugs back !!!
And ..... Before I paid the bill I just had to take it for a "test drive"

So I can report that Arillas has not missed me at all and continues to look unworried and laid back. No pictures but that third floor on Hotel Marina seems to be going up at a rate of knots.

Saw Dimitris who was with "Big Gus".  - Who remembers Big Gus?
He looks very well and.....well . is still big. Maybe we'll get him as Pic of the day soon?
( Dimitris may have to re-size the photo though - Only joking Gus!! )

13 deg at 2:30 pm, another good day apart from a bill for the Pug.

More Avrio.
Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on January 10, 2008, 03:13:04 PM

Hi Negg,

Thanks for the news, it's good to hear that Gus is still big and well!!! :-)

Do you know if he is staying on for a while?

You will be pleased to get your 'wheels' back...it's about time too...I'm looking forward to seeing your pics of the Marina.  Did I imagine it or did you say earlier that it was going to be a lounge-bar?

Eileenxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 10, 2008, 03:59:19 PM
I heard about the lift there and back and wanted to do it last year and never got around to it, perhaps we can do it this year now.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lozicle on January 10, 2008, 04:35:34 PM
I've really missed hearing the daily goings on.
Keep them coming ! :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 10, 2008, 04:40:46 PM
Yes, I remember Big Gus...he usually appears unexpectedly at some point in the year though i didn't see him at all last season.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on January 10, 2008, 05:45:20 PM
I remember Big Gus.

He's one of those people that once you've seen him you'd never forget him!!!

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on January 10, 2008, 07:21:44 PM
Oh yes :) :) :)
My "Big Gus"!!!
Ohhh! i missed him so much last year!
Eggy, if you see him again, please say to him a big "Hello" from me :)
And give him a kiss from me! HaHaHa! No, say him, that I send him kisses!
Marika x x x

This photo is from 2006 :)
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5894/260816092006corfu096ck7.jpg)

And this from 2004 :)
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/9272/corfusep040092ha9.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on January 10, 2008, 07:42:44 PM
OK People
Mr EGGY has just text me for arranging a meeting for Bug Bus.

Well  I spotted  Big bus while I was Meeting kostas on the beach two days ago So I Could not mis out this Shot.!!
He is now here invited for a friend's wedding staying for a week somewhere in Corfu town.
He told me that he will be back again in beginning of May this Year.

The picture shows Nick form Anaplassis, Kostas ( on the beach) and BIG Gus,

Have good night everyone 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 10, 2008, 11:50:53 PM
Good photo Dimitri!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on January 11, 2008, 12:54:08 AM
Thank you Dimitris for that new picture, it is very nice!
Gus looked so different!
I only know Gus, hmmm, if he is,....dark brown (black) from the sun!
And it is very nice to see him now!
Please say a big "Hello" to him from me! :)
Marika x x x

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 11, 2008, 01:57:41 PM

it's good to hear that Gus is still big and well!!! :-)

Do you know if he is staying on for a while?

Eileenxx

Eileen - I think Gus will stay as long as he likes.
(I can't see anyone here brave enough to ask him to go !!)

Arillas looking very good again today and temp is around 14 deg at 2 pm. Wegg reminds me that the temps I quote are really "In the shade Temps" so when you're in the sun you have to slap a few degrees on them. It certainly was very warm there today.

Beach still quiet as you can see

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5766/110108bdb8.jpg)
*************************************************************************

One for Eileen. That Marina 3rd floor is certainly springing up.
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9811/11018cvh7.jpg)

The info I have is that there will be 3/4 large luxury Appts.

Saw George at Malibu who tells me his extension to the raised seating area will be ready for May. Not sure what else he has planned there. He's keeping quiet about that.

And, finally...
Now we have the car back it was necessary to return Weggs emergency transport.

(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/9321/110108dg8.jpg)

He was sorry too us us go !!!
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Cheryl2307 on January 11, 2008, 02:03:36 PM
That donkey must be deaf, Eggs - he's still got all his legs!  Glad to hear you've got your car back and everything sorted!  Your photo's are brill!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 11, 2008, 02:19:39 PM
I didnt think they could go much higher than two floors in the greek resorts or is that some other country.  Hope it doesnt turn into a high rise resort.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 11, 2008, 02:25:57 PM
Cheryl
So that's why Wegg wouldn't let me talk to him!!

Blondgirl.
I don't think that 3rd floor will look out of place and having a little look around think that,the way they have planned it, it will b the final floor.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 11, 2008, 02:51:41 PM
That was my concern blondegirl...and didn't someone say there was going to be an external lift....not sure I like all this - but then I am renowned at work for "failing to embrace change readily"....lol
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on January 11, 2008, 03:52:40 PM
I remember Big Gus. Is he eating a sheep`s head on one of the pics of the day? Nice pictures in previous posts.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: martin-w on January 12, 2008, 02:45:35 PM
Hi Eggy and all!
It's great to have all this updating on the forum. It's not too much of a shock when you get there and see the alterations. Glad you have your transport back Eggy! Sitting on your 'ass' didn't really suit! Ha Ha!
Hope all the building will have stopped when I get there in May.
All the best,
Martin.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 12, 2008, 04:18:05 PM
Martin
This work will all be ready for May and you won't even see the scars.

Another fabulous day in Arillas with 15/16deg this afternoon, after a frosty morning start. A small breeze on the beach but not cold.

We parked the car by the Marina Hotel and then walked right to the end of the naturist beach. Just to prove it here's a photo.
(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/5985/120108apq0.jpg)

We've haven't noticed before how interesting the rock formations are and will take a couple of photos of them, tomorrow.

And there was actually someone in the sea ! - She told us it wasn't too cold.
( We'll take her word for that )

Work still in progress on the Marina and you can see, by the layout, that there will not be another floor to follow. Not a chance of a high rise Arillas.
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8136/120108cjd0.jpg)

Hopefully a bit of a drive round to St George and back to Arillas tomorrow.

Cheers
Negg & Wegg (Who took the photos )




 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: martin-w on January 12, 2008, 09:44:58 PM
Hi Negg and Wegg!
You lucky people! What fantastic photos, the one with the rocks and surf has so much detail!, the sort of 'atmospheric' photo's I like to take.Makes me wish I was there now. Where I am in Cardiff it's 'persistently precipitating the wet stuff' and it's rather cold!
The extension of The Marina Hotel doesn't look too bad to quote Kenny 'All done in the best possible taste'. When on the webcam I frequently see a car whizzing about, is that you? Certainly there are some fishermen or someone on the jetty, and I think I have spotted surfers in wetsuits in the sea on rough days.
Take care and thanks for the update,
Martin.
 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 12, 2008, 10:38:07 PM
Oh Eggy....that beach looks fantastic already....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on January 13, 2008, 12:12:22 AM
I agree, great pics Eggy. "List" maybe!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 13, 2008, 02:27:19 PM
We've haven't noticed before how interesting the rock formations are and will take a couple of photos of them, tomorrow.
Hopefully a bit of a drive round to St George and back to Arillas tomorrow.

Well, it's been raining, quite heavily since the early hours of the morning and now a promised visit to Arillas/St George looks highly unlikely.
We've had 50mm rain up to 2 pm and a little thunder and lightening to add to the two very short power cuts. So? - Who cares? - It's not a cold day just a wet day and a chance to catch up on all those films we've been recording.

Once again it's natures way of saying "I'm in charge" and it's a very small price to pay for the last 3 excellant days. I tried a photo but it may not do the weather justice.
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8715/130108mi9.jpg)

Always tomorrow though - Arillas beach will still be there!
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on January 13, 2008, 03:26:23 PM
I like that picture Eggy. You have a restful day today, and catch up tomorrow. I love the thunder n lightening there. How`s your plants doing?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 13, 2008, 06:36:19 PM
Lindy P
6:30 here and still raining but a warm 10 deg. Another 40 mm of rain since 2 pm.

But still a pretty good day

Everything's gowing well here but the ole veggie plots will need a bit of TLC soon.

Went to Night Owl Friday night. Linda sends her regards.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on January 13, 2008, 10:02:38 PM
Eggy, can I echo Sandy - that picture of the beach just made me well up.

Thanks for keeping us all there - your daily posts are so important to us

Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on January 13, 2008, 10:05:05 PM
I love that rainy picture Neill!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on January 13, 2008, 10:16:02 PM
Lovely, thanks Negg n Eggy. I`ll email Linda again soon. I hope the plants are ok Negg. xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 14, 2008, 02:33:40 PM
A very wet and windy last 24 hours which hopefully has now settled down for a while.
We found a breezy Arillas this morning but not too cold to take in the beach, which seems , once again to have re-shaped itself during the bad weather.

I think it was Sandy who said she always left her brolly on the beach for someone else to use if required.
Well Sandy, we've found yer brolly and think it may be time to invest in a new one.
(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/5338/140108cup0.jpg)

It must be the first time we've stood back and admired the rock formations at the "naturist end",so a couple of photos for your thoughts.
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/4832/140108auw0.jpg)
...
(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/1310/140108bmr9.jpg)

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on January 14, 2008, 02:39:46 PM
Looks a lovely day there.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on January 14, 2008, 03:02:58 PM
Never been down that end of the beach.It looks great.!!
Great pictures Eggy..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on January 14, 2008, 03:35:04 PM
The blue sky along with the cliff face, the beach and the sea look great Eggy. I could get quite excited looking at that.

Maybe tomorrow, Wegg could take a photograph of you in the sea?

BTW, I'm not bringing pickled onions now, I thought pickled gherkins would be better due their shape.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 14, 2008, 06:30:29 PM
Terry
I hardly get my feet wet in the summer let alone this time of year. Bring some gherkins with you. Could be a new evening act for the Coconut!

Lindy
This morning was windy. ( I love bits that rhyme )

Riggers
It is a lovely part of the beach and certainly needs a visit or two.

This morning, although breezy, was a great place to be. Some areas we photo'd though show that the cliff face took a bit of a punishing last night. Maybe we'll put a couple on tomorow.Don't wanna be scaremongers though. There's still plenty of beach there and I think very safe in the summer.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 14, 2008, 07:15:05 PM
LOL Eggy....never bought the brolly in the first place. A Danish couple donated it to me when they left. I love the photo of that little inlet. Some years that has been constantly filled with water as you wade through. But it's all looking good so far but I think there can be some very high spring tides some times. Is there any sign so far of all that rubbish at that end of the beach this year?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 15, 2008, 01:36:20 PM
Sandy
Not very much rubbish at all at the moment. I think the bad weather we've had has bought the sea right upto the rocks and a most of it has been "removed"

But, taking the rough with the smooth, there has been a few rock/clay slides.

(http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/797/s3010693ha1.jpg)

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9331/s3010694ja4.jpg)

But, this time of year I think the incoming tides will also break down a lot of that and take it away.
( Even "your brolly" could be gone by May. )

A lovely day here, around the forecast 13 deg ,and sunny.

You all will be pleased to know that we took Pug shopping in Corfu Town and, on our return, negotiated the Troumpetta bends sucessfully, whilst waving 2 finger hand signals at that last little wall !
( Not really. Truth is if I had been going any slower I would have been in reverse. )

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on January 15, 2008, 07:51:47 PM
Hi
Thanks for the wonderful pics of the erosion of the cliffs, Wegg & Negg.  A picture says more than a thousand words.
It makes me wonder how the track over the cliffs is faring.  When I walked it in 2007 it was clear that not much would be required for great chunks to fall down onto the beach below.
Glad the pug is up and running again - your motoring experiences in Corfu will make you very cautious every time you get to those hairpin bends at Troumpetta.
Best wishes
Pat
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Baldy Barry on January 15, 2008, 08:23:30 PM
Eggy I'd love to have a go at those "loose" lumps with a hammer and bolster !
Dunno why it's just very satisfying like peeling off big pieces of sunburnt skin !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on January 15, 2008, 09:33:32 PM
That would also be very therapeutic thing to do whilst cursing old boyfriends ;)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on January 15, 2008, 11:42:15 PM
What worries me is what is right at the top waiting to fall. Can't wait to see whats going on up there this year.

Riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on January 15, 2008, 11:57:09 PM
Hi riggers!

Agree totally - can't wait to see what is happening. I know we've heard loads of talk about the risk of a fall in the past. Particularly at the "far end" if you know what I mean.

After a few Mythos on the way down from Christos, Annas, Coconut etc I usually have a "couldn't care less" attitude but that may be a bit daft.

I can think of worse places to be crushed by rocks...

best wishes
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on January 16, 2008, 12:09:12 AM
Yes Phil and Jen.
It is worrying when you are up above the cliffs, but i'm sure it must be safe(hope so).
Maybe we can get supplied with Hard Hats for when we sunbathe. ha ha


Riggers
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on January 16, 2008, 12:23:48 AM
ha ha!

riggers, you don't want to look at me in nothing but a hard-hat!

lol
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 16, 2008, 12:38:30 AM
What made me smile was the small pegs banged into the ground at the side of the cliff path , as a safety barrier/warning.. The path will be getting smaller and smaller, we might have to walk in single file..at least they have the lampposts on the cliff walk now.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on January 16, 2008, 12:47:42 AM
Wow blondegirl - Jen is not up to long walks and it's a while since we went up there. Can't believe it's down to single file!

Guess as things change we'll all have to adjust. We for two won't let any of that stop us going or eventually living there in NW Corfu.

Thanks for the update - we'll make the effort to have a look when we're over.

philandjen
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on January 16, 2008, 12:48:26 AM
Yes those pegs did seem to be a waste of time. I'm sure everyone could see the cliff splitting away.
Riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 16, 2008, 12:49:50 AM
I dont know if it is single file as yet but if any more falls away it could well end up like that.  When I walked up in July last year I kept very close to the fencing.  But people will be up and down that all day so it should still be ok.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on January 16, 2008, 12:58:27 AM
I was up there in June and then October, thats when it really seemed to have got bad!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Baldy Barry on January 16, 2008, 02:14:56 AM
Wonder if this lump has fell off yet.
This was in September.
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/Jacko1233/112.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 16, 2008, 11:04:18 AM
That looks like a huge piece to come off.  Hope no one is underneath.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on January 16, 2008, 11:10:11 AM
Some nice pictures, though a bit scary. I don`t think I `ll venture up that way again. Oh yes Eggy, it`s good to get some wind through your hair on a blowy day. Keeps away the cobwebs. Have a good day.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on January 16, 2008, 01:37:26 PM
I dread to think if anyone is or was close by when that fell or falls, thats a big old lump of rock!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 16, 2008, 01:53:57 PM
And yet people still choose to sunbathe right under it. Last year I couldn't believe it as I walked past....a couple were taking up their "pitch" for the day.....right next to the notice saying beware of falling rocks. In fact the man even had his T shirt hanging on the notice!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 16, 2008, 02:42:14 PM
You lot of 'ole worriers you !!

This recent spell of bad weather here has caused quite a few "land movements" and yet another small part of our bank has collapsed. That 's what is does here in the sometimes heavy rain type winter days.

The summer is a different kettle of fish entirely. The clay, which not only forms part of the rock formations in Arillas, but also surrounding areas like Kavvadades, becomes rock hard. To try and dig into it is a chore I've attempted many times.
So don't worry about the summer and enjoy. I haven't heard of anyone being buried there in all the years I've visited and, should heavy rains be about, then we won't be on the beach at the time. - Will we??
( Hope I'm not tempting fate here )

Wegg, brave lady she is too, promises to walk up the cliff path and click some pics to see how it's handling nature.

It's a wet Arillas today and I've just driven home to one cracker of a rainstorm!
Poor visability through windscreen  and the excess water is making it's own road channels for drainage so a few more "dips" appearing at various intervals along the sides of the road..
You probably won't see them from May onwards as they will be repaired.

Anyway, you can see a wet Arillas on the webcam so how about a photo, taken yesterday a.m. about 9 ish on the way to Corfu Town.?

(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/5281/150108mt5.jpg)

Taken at that "long downward straight" just after Troumpetta. You could almost be forgiven for thinking all that mist could be the sea.

Finally. The Marina has definately got a swimming pool planned for May this year. That's the info I have been given this morning and I have spoken, and promised to, ring Olga (Olgas Travel) when she will then take time out to expand on the insurance we have for car hire.

Nearly forgot - Saw Noufris on the "front" and very well he looks too.

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 16, 2008, 02:54:08 PM
The problem in the summer is that when there is rain or a thunderstorm, the cliff becomes very sodden because it is clay. then when it dries out again, there is a risk of it falling....that's what I was told anyway.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on January 16, 2008, 03:01:29 PM
Mr Eggy!!
I love that picture :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 16, 2008, 03:07:43 PM
Dimitris
Once again the photo taken by the fair hand of Wendy.

Sandy
Don't worry. Would Negg n Wegg let anything awful happen to you and Joyce ??

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 16, 2008, 03:22:15 PM
But are you two ever at that end of the beach when I'm there needing looking after?
More seriously though....if your bank is experiencing problems with your recent weather I dread to think what ours must be like!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 16, 2008, 04:45:45 PM
I love that photo Neggy
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on January 16, 2008, 06:10:46 PM
Yep! Amazing pic, so compliments to Wegg :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 18, 2008, 12:34:30 PM
EEG
Not to be out done I took a couple of Arillas this morning. I even ventured out on the pier, but not too far out as some of waves looked in "soaking mode"

(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/3901/180108abn3.jpg)
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(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/6664/180108bqt5.jpg)

Fascinating how each side of the beach, taken within a couple of minutes of each other, can look so different.

It's another very peaceful and non chilly Arillas today, although the sea is a little noisy.

Small snippet of info. - Hotel Akti Arilla has a swimming pool planned for this year.
I'm told it's going where the car parking area is and will be ready for May. There's a few bits of building materials being bought there so maybe they are staing work soon.

Cheers all from a 15 deg in the shade Corfu - But with a few rain clouds hovering.
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on January 18, 2008, 12:36:58 PM
Thanks Eggy, lovely fresh looking day there.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 18, 2008, 12:48:58 PM
Looks fantastic... I just fancy a nice long walk along the beach
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on January 18, 2008, 12:54:33 PM
That would also be very therapeutic thing to do whilst cursing old boyfriends ;)

LOL EEG good thinking! x

Negg love that photo of the mist, Marika's got competition x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on January 18, 2008, 01:25:40 PM
Niiiiice pic's again Eggy! Thank you :)

London is soaking wet, dark grey and barely +9 :(
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kevin.g on January 18, 2008, 01:45:45 PM
lovely pics eggy,the pier is my fave place to sit about 7am,peaceful,as egg has said ,bit gloomy in london.......yammas
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on January 18, 2008, 04:40:43 PM
Same here EEG.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 20, 2008, 01:23:58 PM
With a super day here today and had no choice but go on a recce to Arillas.

3 people fishing from the pier and a few people strolling along the beach. 5 or 6 vehicles parked up and work continuing at Marina and Malibu.  Haven't seen it this busy for a while.

Wegg took a walk along the cliff path,as she promised, & here are a couple of photos.
She felt quite safe up there but probably not something either she or I would like to do at night. I'm not keen during the day-Just looking at it tires me out !

Pitch black,excess alcohol  and this path do not mix at all.
If you do a night walk then take a very large torch - Or searchlight as used in WW2 )

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2216/200108bcg1.jpg)
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(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9453/200108cvr4.jpg)

* Note the safety pegs to stop you falling over the edge ! *
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However, it just has to be worth a stroll during the day if only to take in the views that are on offer.

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9941/200108atz2.jpg)

So, on a really lovely Sunday afternoon here with a sunny 15 deg at Kavvadades, no barking dogs and a football match that has just finished we bid you all a good day.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on January 20, 2008, 01:38:24 PM
Wonderful photos Eggy...makes me quite envious indeed!

Thank Mrs Wegg for me!

Eileenxxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on January 20, 2008, 01:44:45 PM
Great photos Eggy. I see the big chunk has not fell off yet.

Thanks for the pics- Negg and Wegg....

Riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on January 20, 2008, 02:21:38 PM
Many thanks Wegg & Negg for the photos. 
The track seems to have survived so far the ravages of the winter, but quite agree that you need all your senses about you if you go up there.
Its strangely warm here in Lincolnshire too.  It was 13°C at 7.45am this morning.  We are already up to 92 milimetres of rain so far this month equalling the 1999 record for January (that was for a full month though)!
All the best
Pat
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 20, 2008, 03:25:56 PM
Fantastic photos you two...thank you SOooo much! Warm here too in Southampton....all the windows open and the back door! Not just because my oven is overheating with the Sunday dinner....lol
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on January 20, 2008, 05:30:52 PM
What work is being done at the Marina?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 20, 2008, 06:05:00 PM
Lisa n Steve
The information I have been given is that Hotel Marina 3rd floor, scheduled for completion by May, will be very upmarket larger style appts. Work is progressing very quickly there and, if you backtrack this topic ,you will get a few pics.

I'm also told that they plan a swimming pool as well.

This 3rd floor doesn't stick out like a sore thumb but seems to sit comfortably within it's surroundings. Whoever stays there will have a fantastic view.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on January 20, 2008, 06:18:21 PM
Thanks for that Eggy. Since little one came along not had much spare time for the forum. In fact not much spare time.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on January 20, 2008, 06:25:26 PM
Eggy and Weggy

those two pictures were absolutely stunning.

Jen and me might take on the cliff path at 10am if we were already past Annas, Coconut, Thalassa etc but it never seems to happen. Maybe if we stay at Kaloudis.

As for after dark, we have a sense of self preservation (we're working hard on that pickled liver!) and would not need the torch!

lots of laughs
lol
phil

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on January 20, 2008, 06:45:29 PM
Eggy, you photography skill are getting a lot better, almost as good as Weg's. hehe. Love Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 20, 2008, 07:43:41 PM
Viv
Wegg takes nearly all the good ones cause she's closer to the ground than I am.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 20, 2008, 07:58:58 PM
But what if it's a picture of the sky Eggy??
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on January 20, 2008, 09:25:19 PM
Hi Eggy and Wegg!

I like your pictures very much!
It is so beautiful that you show us all, how it is in the winter time :)
Don't stop to post them :)

With love
Marika
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Wendy n Stu on January 20, 2008, 11:29:20 PM
Egg & Wegg, we love the photos and you have no idea how they keep us going through these dull, wet and dreary months in the UK.  The one taken on the 18th reminds me of the view from Eftihia (can't spell it) when we sit there and cool down from the heat of the day and watch the sun glisten like diamonds on the water.  The best location for lunch ever.  Thanks for a wonderful memory.  W & S. xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on January 21, 2008, 01:55:22 AM
Eggy, Wendy and Stu - you must have noticed how the sea turns into milk as the sun goes down. Egg and Wegg's pictures just show us why we're so happy there.

We can't sleep and at nearly midnight we're drinking cocoa with Jamiesons and dreaming of sunsets in Arillas. Been a hellova horrible weekend but we still have our dreams.

philandjen

 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: martin-w on January 21, 2008, 03:28:21 AM
Hi Eggy and Weggy,
Thanks for your latest photo show they are great. Keep them coming! My Fuji s9500 is getting very jealous and can't wait to get there! The winter months seem to give a different perspective to Arillas in the 'darker' months with not so much of the UV glare and lower sun light angles. Love the one with the 'mist lakes'.
Not long to go, roll on May 2nd.!
Martin.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 21, 2008, 12:25:58 PM
Weathers looking good in Arillas today on the webcam.  Looks like the sun is out!  Grey and nasty here in the Gatwick area.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on January 21, 2008, 12:31:03 PM
Same here bg.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 21, 2008, 12:56:16 PM
Weathers looking good in Arillas today on the webcam.  Looks like the sun is out! 

Yer not wrong BG. A really glorious day. A very warm 15deg at the mo.

Did a stint to Corfu Town this morning and it was a great drive there and back. Fairly quiet for a Monday but everybody seemed to smiling and "kalimeras" flying to & fro.
Wot do they know I don't ?

I checked to make sure Arillas was behaving and sure enough it was.
Forgot to mention but, yesterday, Wegg stuck a toe in the Sea and pronounced it warm.
She refused my bet of 5 euros to take a swim though.

Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on January 21, 2008, 01:01:50 PM
Hi Eggy

Great photos, keep em coming.  We are flooded all around here in Rotherham.  My partner set off for work at 8am this morning put couldn't get withing a mile radius of our house due to floods.

Wish I was in Arillas!!!

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on January 21, 2008, 01:13:49 PM
Its a miserable Monday here Eggy, and I have this "urge" to be having my lunch at the Horizon, eating a nice Greek Salad with a pint of Mythos, looking out to sea and watching people walk  along the road.

But I am sat in a dreary office, on my own because everyone else seems to be off sick, and I am just thankful that your photos and the forum can give me a little bit of cheer.

Keep the photos coming. How about one of the Horizon that shows what it is like when it is empty? I am looking forward to seeing some tables and chairs appear on the deck, on the web cam.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 21, 2008, 03:43:32 PM
Terry
I've have taken photos of Horizon, Costas on the beach and a few others but when I look at the photo on computer they look so sad at being empty.
So I delete the pic from the camera.

But... as a special request.. Horizon tomorrow.
(Plus the car I recommended for you to hire this year )

Cheers
Negg
 

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ger on January 21, 2008, 03:49:22 PM
thanks for the pictures eggy, they really cheer me up! noticed you mentioned the akti arillas having a pool put in? are they having anything else done? we're due to stay in june, are we going to be surrounded by building works??? any news i would be grateful
thanks , ger
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 21, 2008, 04:53:37 PM
Just a quick reply to Patrickjohn who said "We're up to 92mm of rain so far this month......."

Well - y'all - we are up to 155mm here in Kavvadades this month (98mm of which fell in one 30 hour period) which follows 132mm in December, 195mm in November and 198mm in October.  When it rains it certainly rains and is maybe why the island remains so green through the summer.  The difference is when it isn't raining we have clear blue skies as can be seen from the photos we post, but the ground is certainly pretty soggy!

Mrs Egg (who is not in the garden digging because it is too wet!)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kevin.g on January 21, 2008, 07:14:11 PM
ill post you a mac and wellies from my building site eggy ....yammas
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 21, 2008, 07:35:07 PM
ill post you a mac and wellies from my building site eggy ....yammas

Kevin - I could get arrested wearing them especially if I walk around the local park in Corfu Town,

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 21, 2008, 07:42:22 PM
akti arillas having a pool put in? are they having anything else done? we're due to stay in june, are we going to be surrounded by building works???

Ger
I think I don't have to stick my neck out very far to say the pool will be finished for May and I haven't been told of any other plans there.
You certainly won't be surrounded by building works as the Malibu, opposite will have it's extension done by then. And the Armourada, alongside Akti, are happy as they are.
I will keep the preverbial eye on it and when work is under way will hopefully get a couple of photos.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ger on January 22, 2008, 12:49:45 PM
thanks very much for the inside information!
looking forward to our visit in june, with or without the builders! as long as no one messes with the beach
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on January 22, 2008, 01:18:48 PM
Eggy, you`d look very fetching, and might start a trend.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 22, 2008, 02:18:08 PM
I've just come back from Arillas and this good weather we're having is bringing people out of their houses. It's only around 14 deg but warm and quite a few people taking advantage of the beach. Plus a couple of benches taken advantage of.

Work continues at the Marina and I don't think it will be long before the roof goes on.
There have been a lot more materials delivered so the pool may not be that far away.

There's been a little excavation work in the "Akti Car park"  so things seem to be moving on there.

Had a long chat with George, Yiorgos at Malibu, who tells me his new raised seating area will be designed as an open top pergola area. Sounds good. Privacy from the road but still have the ole sun shining down on you.

Didn't get a picture of Horizon - Sorry Terry - There was some activity there and it looks like they are re-vamping the inside. Try again tomorrow.

These updates make me feel like a secret agent. ( 00-uzo1 maybe.)
( Stirred but not shaken, cause if you shake it you may spill some! )

However , Terry .............. You can see that your hire car preparation is under way.
I told them not to bother too much about the wheels as you may only want to practice in it.!!
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/7774/220108aim1.jpg)
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And.... For Wendy and Stu. The veiw from EYTYXIA ( Eftihia )
Who cares how it's spelt?

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Not a bad view to accompany an evening meal

(Wegg looked at the photo and said " Why all the greenery? ")
("Cause you weren't there to take the picture" says I.)

Photos a bit hit n miss with me.

Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on January 22, 2008, 02:31:33 PM
Hi Negg

Thanks for the update, love the photo taken from Eftihia.  Keep up the good work.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 22, 2008, 02:56:18 PM
Thanks Eggy, I have always wanted to go to Efithia for a meal, as its so quiet at that end.  A perfect place for a meal.  We attempted to twice, walked in but no one took any notice of us so we thought they werent open, so we just walked again.  We always thought it would be a lovely place for a meal.  Lets hope we can actually try it out this year!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on January 22, 2008, 04:20:44 PM
We were like blondegirl, and nearly went to Efithia last year. I read a review about it on the forum, but when we got there it didn't seem to be open. We will try it this year.

Eggy, thanks for the car pic, its wheely nice. Was it owned by a bunny girl?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 22, 2008, 05:51:28 PM
Eggy, thanks for the car pic, its wheely nice. Was it owned by a bunny girl?

Terry
Hire it for 7 days and they chuck in the fluffy tail and costume f.o.c.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on January 22, 2008, 07:01:28 PM
I think the greenery makes the picture - keep up the good work it is very much appreciated.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on January 22, 2008, 07:09:21 PM
Great pitures again Eggy.
I thought you were just letting Terry's hire car tyres down.
Not removing them. lol.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on January 22, 2008, 07:23:47 PM
Hi Everyone
Eggy - noted your comments on amount of rain - the winter months rainfall certainly must be what keeps everything so green for the rest of the year.  Your winter average rainfall seems to be about four times what we get in Lincolnshire (about 55mm).  However we are now up to 124 mm for January which is the wettest January I've recorded in 15 years here.
Sounds as though, in Arillas, its a case of 'after the rain the sun', and would just love to join all those down on the beach today.
Thanks for all the pics.
Best wishes
Pat
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Wendy n Stu on January 23, 2008, 12:45:28 AM
Thanks Eggy, love the photo.  Wish we were there.  Speak soon.  W & S. xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 23, 2008, 10:40:04 AM
I heard on the tv last week that in the Uk we have about 152 days of rain a year... 6 months of it! 3 months of cold and windy and then if we are fortunate about 3 months dry and sort of sunny.  Our summers are getting shorter and shorter and the winters longer and wetter.

I wonder how that compares with Corfu...  they dont seem to have the problems with watering the plants... we always see people using hoses in Greece, unlike Uk with a hose pipe ban regardless of how much it has rained or not.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on January 24, 2008, 12:39:05 PM
Have just got the mail, and received the book about walks in and around Arillas.  The map which comes with it (separately) is a very good one.  I looked to see if the river had a name on the map - but it doesn't.
Eggy - how is the river looking down between Ina's and the Mirage?  It was a mere trickle when we were there last year, and they put umpteen lorry loads of stone in the bed near the outlet to improve it.
Perhaps when your are getting Horizon pics you could do one of the river too.  The rain should have given it a good flushing.
All the best
PJ
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 24, 2008, 01:54:40 PM
Dimitri's not wrong on his posting "Weather in Corfu" folks.

It's another good day here and, halfway to Arillas, I realised a fleece was something I didn't need and shades were something I did.

This is really "Feel Good" weather and I can feel a buzz in the air. Even at the garage this morning, where a visit always costs money, loads of jovial japes going on.
I have never seen so many smiles in one morning for a long time.

And.... There's a little activity around Arillas now.

There was someone in the Mirage Pool!! - Only cleaning it though.
Horizon being given a facelift in the bar area.
Coconut now talking about re-decorating.
Appts being "spring cleaned" at the Bardis Sun.
A couple of cars outside Portofino but I didn't like to peek in there.
What looks like a hole being dug at Hotel Akti.
And of course Brouklis starting to prepare for an earlier season.

Not forgetting the two people I saw in the sea and, if I could place a bet with William Hill, I'd say within 2 weeks we'll see a roof on the Marina extension.

So. For Terry W, a couple of pics of Horizon.
(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/4599/240108azp1.jpg)
...
(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3647/240108bhm6.jpg)

I didn't do the bar area as too many stepladders and paint to do it justice.

Mister Nickos signing out ? Roving reporter ? - Ger on wi yer rubbish.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 24, 2008, 02:10:24 PM
Eggy... Was it the Studios or the hotel rooms being spring cleaned..  I hope they do ours up good and proper at the Hotel ;-)

Your photos look so lovely.. wish I was there.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on January 24, 2008, 02:42:55 PM
Excellent photos again Mister Nickos.

amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on January 24, 2008, 02:49:00 PM
Thanks for the Photos Eggy, and I can see how today has made people feel good,

All I can say is  " I wish I was there".
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 24, 2008, 03:02:16 PM
Exciting news for those of us venturing over before the start of the season that Dimitris may open Brouklis early....have you ordered the retsina yet Dimitri??
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on January 24, 2008, 05:05:37 PM
Lovely photos Mr Nickos....... the lovely blue sky.  I really do wish i was there.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 24, 2008, 05:29:16 PM
Eggy... Was it the Studios or the hotel rooms being spring cleaned.. 

BG
It was at the Hotel.  A couple of cars there and various bits n bobs over the balconies.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on January 24, 2008, 06:46:44 PM
  " I wish I was there".

Me toooooooo :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on January 24, 2008, 06:57:02 PM
Hi Eggy.
Thanks for more great Photos, and the Eggy Daily News..
Sounds like things are really on the move now in Arillas.

Riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 24, 2008, 07:50:16 PM
Thats great.  Doritta must be in for a busy year then to start now.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: martin-w on January 25, 2008, 03:32:29 AM
Hi All,
Obviously Dorrita is pulling out all the stops for my welcome back holiday on 2nd May!
I am sure all will be to the usual standard. Hope she and her family have a great year.
Thanks for the photos and info Eggy, keep them coming.
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 25, 2008, 03:52:16 PM
Arillas Today - As it happens - from your "on the spot" roving reporter.
Possibly a descendant of a Monk around 408 ad.
Possibly not as I have enough habits already!
( See Dimitri's post -"General chat - Eggys Greek name".

News just in.......
"Takis from Amourada waiting for quote, from local barber, to trim his moustache"
"Owner distraught as small rockslide on naturist beach buries returnable amstel bottle"
"Dimitris seen taking it easy outside Brouklis and watching world go by"

Hmmmmm. - not sure I'm cut out for this job !

However -
A very warm 15 deg in the shade and someone, yet again, in the sea.
(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/6582/250108aww6.jpg)

Not long now for that roof on Hotel Marina .....
(http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/2606/250108bjr6.jpg)

And, for those of you staying at Angelas or Villa Maria just to show you how close the Galinni Appts, with swimming pool, are.
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3281/250108cxm8.jpg)

Left hand side is Galinni and right is Angelas. Villa Maria is tucked just behind Angelas only slightly up the hill.

Finally. Goings on at the Arillas Inn.
Closed last year but have they plans for this year? Saw, what I think were, 2 couples having a look round with, who I think is the owner, plus man with camera taking a few pics. - Draw your own conclusions on this one.
( Is this my first scoop as a roving reporter?)

Cheers All
Negg

 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 25, 2008, 03:54:21 PM
Sorry Folks - Camera or me not smart enough to get that person in the sea.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 25, 2008, 04:03:40 PM
Another excellent report Eggy! Maybe you have found your true calling...rather than woodwork, painting, patio laying, gardening, ouzo and retsina drinking.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on January 25, 2008, 04:14:45 PM
Sandy that's exactly what I was thinking!!!

I especially loved the part about the Arillas Inn. :-)

Eileenxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on January 25, 2008, 04:20:54 PM
Brilliant Negg, love your "journalistic" style!  keep em coming, thanks and have a great weekend

Love Sharon xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on January 25, 2008, 04:28:33 PM
Hi Mister Nickos

Please keep me updated on the Arillas Inn, do you think it was Leo or his father who was hanging around there?  Please try and find out if it will be open this year and if it is Leo's family that have still got it, this is my fave place.

Thanks
Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 25, 2008, 04:53:22 PM
Great Scoop Mister Nikos!

The photo of the Galini and Angelas is good... the top studio with the two little bay windows is a really nice studio... fabulous views!  We nipped in and had a nosey when the "last tenants" left, when we stayed there two years ago.  The road behind goes up to the little church and leads to the main Ag.Stef. road doesnt it?  Very nice walk it is too.

Keep it coming Eggy.. brilliant reporting.. love it!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on January 25, 2008, 05:27:30 PM
Thanks for more great photo's and updates Eggy( mr Nikos, Nilos).

Never been up that road, that is a must now on the next visit. So your daily Reports have been useful to me Today. (Thankyou).

Riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on January 25, 2008, 05:57:50 PM
Sue. That is the room we had when we went back in the aug. So much nicer without all those noisy people there telling silly jokes.Only joking.Would love to relive that holiday all over again.Just been to Dereham shopping wcich made me think of Ian,Helen and William.Wonder how they are.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 26, 2008, 07:41:44 PM
We did have a really nice time at the Galini in 2006 didnt we.. great crowd of people and we laughed a lot.,  I have hidden Mikes joke books for this year!  I Have wondered about them too
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 27, 2008, 11:24:55 AM
Seing that the Galinni has invoked some very good memories I thought, maybe ,the Bardis Sun Hotel may do the same.
Plus a nice reminder for those staying there this year.

(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/6485/270108azj6.jpg)

I charged Dorita 2 lemons for this free advertising. She doesn't know that yet but, as they were just hanging on that tree doing nothing they just thad to go.
(Don't think she'll mind)

Empty Arillas beach when I was there this morning and a nice 12 deg at 11:25 a.m.

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Smiffypink on January 27, 2008, 11:31:36 AM
Thanks for the picture Eggy, i loved staying there back in June 2005, had a great time, my room was the ground floor right at the far end.

Could just pop over the wall and you were by the pool!

Dorita always done lovely lunches there too, and then when she shut about 6pm, i used to get ready and then mooch round to the Studios, which is where i met Bobby for the first time, he supported West Ham with me when we were watching the play offs, and we won!!

This is where i also met Shuey and her husband along with their friends.

Great memories, shall definitely spend time there when im next in Arillas.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on January 27, 2008, 11:50:29 AM
I notice from your picture that the air con has already been put in on the ground floor. we stayed in the middle on the ground floor,room 15, with our daughter.Thought we would all be in the same room so a lovely surprise. Give our love to Doritta.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: martin-w on January 27, 2008, 03:04:17 PM
Hi Eggy!
The picture of the Bardis Sun Hotel brings back all those good memories for me, thanks. Last time I was there was on the ground floor second room from the beach end. Looks like the aircon is in. Can't wait to get there now. That lemon tree always looks sooo tempting, but haven't sampled it yet, leave some for me!
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 27, 2008, 06:36:48 PM
Its looking really good.... as we are going in September I dont think we shall be too worried about A/C.  It should catch the sun in the mornings on the balconies there by the look of it and by the end of the day it should be nice and cool to sit out on too, nice and quiet as well.  Cant wait!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on January 27, 2008, 07:07:32 PM
Cant see the tree and shrubs that were infront of the ground floor balconies. It is looking very neat and tidy.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 27, 2008, 07:33:11 PM
Lisa & Steve
The garden area to the left of the property, not in picture, looks very tidy indeed.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on January 27, 2008, 08:49:32 PM
Hi Eggy
Have you had a chance to look at the river lately?
Has all the winter rain changed it into a roaring torrent?
The beck in Nettleham is in that category.  Went for a walk round the village this afternoon in the sunshine and the water from the heavy rain last week has filled our beck, so that the ducks are struggling to stay in one place.
Best wishes
PJ
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 28, 2008, 12:24:27 PM
Patrick
Stream is very well behaved at the moment, as you can see.
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2892/280108ctd7.jpg)
The water is crystal clear.
I bumped into Vassilis, Armourada, who went to great lengths to explain what they had done to keep drainage problems away.
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3983/280108bet6.jpg)

It was a refreshing breezy Arillas this morning and certainly blew away a few cobwebs hanging around. ( Plus those bins you see behind Vassilis )
Not the best of photos - Sorry - Should have let Wegg take it.

Anyway we were on our way to Avliotes Post Office to pay the electric bill and visited Sidari on our way back. --- Canal D'Amour on a blustery day.
( Made Arillas look like a pussy cat  )
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9849/280108ags3.jpg)
Wegg took the pics as she wobbles less than I do and obviously did not get too close to those edges that you can walk to in the summer.
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6030/280108drn6.jpg)
*******************************************************************
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/746/280108eqq6.jpg)

So 14 deg in the shade and, yet again, if you have a bill to pay, such a nice way to go about it.

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on January 28, 2008, 01:43:44 PM
Hi Negg

Once again, great photos, I soooooo ENVY you.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on January 28, 2008, 02:25:45 PM
Thanks Eggy great pictures again.  The one of the Bardis Sun hotel brought back fond memories of our 2 visits in 2005.  We stayed on the top floor on both ocassions the room right at the end and the one next door to it.

We were the same as Smiffy, early evenings used to get ready and meet our friends at the Bardis sun studios for a drink and then wander into the resort for some food.

What great memories.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on January 28, 2008, 05:07:05 PM
Hi All
Thanks, Eggy, for the river picture (and all the others too).  Was very interested in why the river was having problems last spring.  Something to do with a bumper olive crop and the waste finding its way into the watercourse.
It looks great at the moment.
Have swum in the Canal d'amour with Julia - but wouldn't want to try it at the moment.
Once again many thanks Eggy for taking the time and trouble to keep us all in the picture.
Best wishes
PJ
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 28, 2008, 05:09:20 PM
Great photo of the hotel.. I have printed it off and stuck it on the fridge along with an Arillas Sunset photo to remind me of where I am going in September.......as if I would forget :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 29, 2008, 07:35:15 PM
Not much to tell you today folks.

After a 3 deg start to the day, which struggled to get to about 10/11deg, early afternoon was fine in the sun that finally broke through, but a twinge chilly in the shade.
The temp seems to drop very quickly here on days like this and, at 7:30, we now have 5 deg outside.

However, showing a prospective customer some land, we obviously went via Arillas.
( Had to be done )
Apart from Vassilis .once again taking pride of place fishing from the pier, very quiet. A little activity at the "Akti Hotel" with a lot of vegetation clearance preparing for that promised swimming pool.
Take it from me - It's still looking good.
If anyone wants photos of any Taverna or Appt etc, to re-kindle memories then let me know.

Best Wishes
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on January 29, 2008, 09:31:28 PM
Hi Eggy

One of Helens Creperie would suit me please, just to jolt my memory.

Many thanks

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 29, 2008, 09:57:37 PM
Preferably with Giorgos working there....lol
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 29, 2008, 10:27:47 PM
One of Helens Creperie would suit me please, just to jolt my memory.
Many thanks
Amanda

Amanda
Page 32 on this topic about a quarter of the way down. Taken around Nov 07.

Sorry Sandy - No Giorgos though.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on January 29, 2008, 11:56:10 PM
[

Sorry Sandy - No Giorgos though.

Cheers
Negg

O.K then Eggy if we can't have Giorgos how about any Arillas totty for us girls....on second thoughts you better let Wendy handle this!

Eileenxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on January 30, 2008, 08:39:28 AM
Hear hear!!! ;)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on January 30, 2008, 10:52:00 AM
LOL Eileen, come on the Wegg get clicking and cheer us ladies up x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: BBB on January 30, 2008, 01:44:16 PM
Just to make you all jealous, we have been here in Arillas since last Friday and the weather is absolutely glorious. We have sunbathed in T-shirts on the verandah every day. The evenings are chilly but we have central heating and the log fire. Eaten out at Mon Amour, Amourada and the new Bistro in Ag Stef which is open on Saturdays and Sunday. Well, Dimitris has just served the coffee and chocs.

Brigette, Allan and brother Paul
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: BBB on January 30, 2008, 01:47:43 PM
Forgot to say we have met the new baby and he is beautiful!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on January 30, 2008, 01:51:24 PM
Brigette,

What a fright you gave me earlier when I saw you online...I thought you were home already!

It sounds as though you are having a lovely time...enjoy :-)


Eileenxxx(who can't wait to hear all your news!)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 30, 2008, 01:52:27 PM
Sounds good to me....we are all green with envy..enjoy!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on January 30, 2008, 01:55:44 PM
Sandy,

I'm sure that when your place is finished we will all be sitting here green with envy reading your posts too....wild horses won't be able to drag you away!!

Eileenxxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 30, 2008, 02:16:13 PM
Yes I know Eileen....and I know I am very lucky to have a house there....but patience was never my strong point. I spend my life assuring myself that my moment will come....lol  !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on January 30, 2008, 03:02:28 PM
If anyone wants photos of any Taverna or Appt etc, to re-kindle memories then let me know.

Best Wishes
Negg



Negg would love a photo of Vavalis and Thomas if he's around and the Tria if you can
Thanks
Sharon x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on January 30, 2008, 03:04:04 PM
Eggy, after you've finished chasing that Italian soccer star (Totty) about Arillas, how about taking some photos of Brouklis, inside and out. Also when you next eat out could you photograph the food?

Cheers

Terry
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on January 30, 2008, 03:30:39 PM
Oh great idea Terry, yes Negg photographs of the food please xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 30, 2008, 07:30:08 PM

 if we can't have Giorgos how about any Arillas totty for us girls...
[/quote]

Sorry ladies - This is the only totty I could find today.
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3060/300108aoj8.jpg)

A small breeze in Arillas today, just a reminder that we're nearing February but a deserted beach and once again all is well.

Roof going up on Hotel Marina.
Give Hotel Akti Arilla another week and a picture of swimming pool progress will be in order.
Air con now being fitted to the second floor appts of Bardis Sun Hotel.
(3rd floor to follow. Except 1 appt - Must be the one booked for Martin W ! - Joking!)

Spent 3 hours this p.m. looking around local land with a possible customer. A good learning curve for me and had a very interesting time. Sales irrelevent,company good.
Anyway who could resist a plot next to neighbours as quiet as this ?....................
(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1175/300108bal7.jpg)
How can I sell anything if I spend time taking pictures of the surroundings?

Met Bridgitte and co. and she's not wrong about t-shirts on verandah. Her sheltered balcony gets the best from the day. She's right about the chilly evenings as well
( 8 deg outside at 7:20 this evening)

Finally, for any business investors out there. - Remember the "Calypso Taverna & rooms"? On the hill just up from Armourada. Its up for sale.
Not telling the price so have a look on the www.ionianrealty.com
.... Now if I had some spare cash or a partner .....
Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 30, 2008, 07:47:19 PM
Good news about the air/con on the 2nd floor of BS Hotel.

Really interesting site Eggy.  Is the Calypso near the bakery up the hill, I dont remember seeing that.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 30, 2008, 10:22:56 PM
BG - Sue
Calypso is just up the hill,behind Amourada, and before Iona's Boutique/Coffee shop.
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on January 30, 2008, 10:33:08 PM
Just in case it helps, here is a pic

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1821/calyspoarillaskh8.th.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=calyspoarillaskh8.jpg)

This was one of our favourite eating places. Very traditional lovely food, good price and a great welcome. Even did Greek nights which were a bit of a rito! Very sad it closed!

Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 30, 2008, 11:02:26 PM
Thanx... sue
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Joe on January 31, 2008, 11:37:23 AM
Its more or less opposite my Mum's house!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 31, 2008, 12:23:52 PM
We will definately be looking out for it in September... Someone might buy it by then.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 31, 2008, 01:54:23 PM
Only needs 10 Forum members, as a syndicate, and we'd be the first.
Free appts for life and when we don't use them, we rent them.
Could even get a pool in.
Beauty Salon where the Taverna is. ( No Taverna - Brouklis / Armourada too close )

Even though we're living here we can still dream !

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 31, 2008, 01:55:57 PM
Sounds lovely!  Only I would like a little bungalow out the back to live there permanently, we wouldnt need a lot,  2 bedrooms (1 for guests), little living room, kitchen and bathroom... nice verandah.  I dont ask for much.. as if!

I saw from the Realty site there is a piece of land for sale on the cliff overlooking the little island... that must be near the bungalow that we have "earmarked" for ourselves, now that would be nice.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 31, 2008, 03:23:10 PM
Not quite the kind of totty we girls had in mind Eggy......
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 31, 2008, 03:55:56 PM
I saw from the Realty site there is a piece of land for sale on the cliff overlooking the little island...

Sue
That's one of the very few plots I have yet to see. I'm not sure if the "Pug" would like that journey all the way up there.

Sandy
Sorry I'll do my best to get Takis @ Armourada or George @ Malibu soon.

We have around 14 deg, in the shade this afternoon, and I could have easily sat on a beach front bench and cheerfully dozed off.

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/733/310108aqp7.jpg)

I don't usually "do" too many beach photos as we've all seen them before but I couldn't pick just one out this time.

(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/1892/310108bub4.jpg)

We'll take a walk along to the naturist end sometime to see how it fares.
I think a lot of that "Flotsam & Jetsum" is beginning to disappear slowly.
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/3766/310108cth8.jpg)

Cheers All
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on January 31, 2008, 04:30:45 PM
330,000 euros not a bad investment if we had the cash in the first place.lol. O we can all sit and dream I quess all we have to do is win the lotto. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on January 31, 2008, 04:45:34 PM
Love that photo of the beach with the puddles.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on January 31, 2008, 05:35:56 PM
Hi Negg

The photo with the Boat and the puddles is great.

Watch out Marika.!!!!

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 31, 2008, 06:14:01 PM
BG & Amanda
Marika is the "Mastoras" - ( Master )
Sometimes I just get lucky.

Vivian
We'll just have to find a syndicate cause I don't think that ole lottery knows we're in it.

Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 31, 2008, 06:24:39 PM
Eggy....I actually had more in mind Marinos or any of the Brouklis boys.....Babis would be a bonus though we don't expect the trunks in this weather even if you do have 14 degrees.....

Also, if there is any activity at the Rainbow it would be good to see a piccie of young Spiros and Jimmy......
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Dave n Anne on January 31, 2008, 06:36:21 PM
Hi Negg

The sound of a syndicate to buy the Calypso sounds a really good idea , You never know . From small acorns and all that .

Yammas

Dave
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on January 31, 2008, 06:43:22 PM
Sandy
So you're not talking the more older, sophisticated pillars of the community then?

Dave n Anne
It's not impossible. Well furnished appts very near to all amenities with the beach a stroll away.  All in keeping with atmosphere of Arillas.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Dave n Anne on January 31, 2008, 06:55:03 PM
Hi Negg

Sounds like we just need a few more interested parties and you never know the little acorn may start to flourish .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 31, 2008, 06:56:13 PM
I think Eileen's word was "totty" Negg.....I think you need some input from Wegg on this one. Having said that, I would be very happy to see a photo of Yannis too if you are at the Rainbow....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: martin-w on January 31, 2008, 07:29:36 PM
Hi Eggy,
Keep those photos coming. Brilliant one of the beach and puddles. I think the light this time of the year is lower in the sky giving different reflections and shadows compared to the summer.
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kevin.g on January 31, 2008, 09:20:29 PM
eggy your not going into timeshare are you...lol..........yammas
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on January 31, 2008, 10:05:16 PM
If you dont take any notice of the person in the red t-shirt the rest might be called totty.
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g262/viviankizzysmum/things%20for%20Arillas%20web/HPIM0215.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g262/viviankizzysmum/things%20for%20Arillas%20web/DSCF0045-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on January 31, 2008, 10:08:04 PM

Well done Viv :-)

Get the drift now Eggy? ;-)


Eileenxxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on January 31, 2008, 11:54:48 PM
I agree Eileen....that's more like it Viv....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on February 01, 2008, 08:38:01 AM
Thank you Viv! This is how it should be done ;)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on February 01, 2008, 11:46:24 AM
Good one Viv, Negg give that camera to Wegg x

Love the beach puddle photo by the way x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 01, 2008, 01:12:40 PM
OK
So I won't keep the photo of Spiros @ Portofino.

( I am a tease am I not?)

And why would Wegg take pictures of Totty when she has me to look at 24 hrs a day?

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 01, 2008, 03:40:27 PM
Slightly worried Eggy that two hours have passed and nobody has answered your question......

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 01, 2008, 05:23:20 PM
That's one of the reasons I luv this Forum Sandy.
Everyone's so diplomatic.

A very lazy day for us here today and never got outside the door. A few little showers and a bit o' thunder this morning but still got around 14 deg.

I've just been watching Sky News and Scotland looks like it's already taking a snow n ice battering. Plus temps in other places forecast at minus 2 on Sat?
And gales blowing ferries onto Blackpool beach.
( don't think I'll put Sky news on again for some time )
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on February 01, 2008, 06:27:53 PM
Quote
Hi Negg
The photo with the Boat and the puddles is great.
Watch out Marika.!!!!
Amanda
Quote
BG & Amanda
Marika is the "Mastoras" - ( Master )
Sometimes I just get lucky.


Thank you very very much!
But "Wow" that photo is beautiful! Very good Neill!
Only one word for the next one, try to take the whole boat in the picture ;)
But the light, the puddels, the water, super!!!
Neill and Wendy, your pictures getting better and better :)

Marika x x x


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on February 01, 2008, 09:25:48 PM
Eggy, We've had snow flurrys all day here, but we had so much rain this week, the ground is too wet for snow to lie. I think it's probably much worse further north than Edinburgh. I hope the weather in Arillas improves there's lots of things need finishing, and it needs to be better weather for it!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on February 02, 2008, 04:46:06 PM
viv. Have a look at the rugger now!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 02, 2008, 06:42:15 PM
Maggie
This weather is restricting, to a certain extent, any building work that needs heavy vehicles down tracks which are not completely dry.
From a people point of view, it's been a good day  but overnight rain of 7.5mm has again made some areas a little tacky.

Arillas looked good again but a little overcast. A lot of rain clouds around but they came to nowt in the end. Dimitris looks well and is very busy. Mid April is, I think, his target to open Brouklis. George at Malibu, working away but as he doesn't count as "totty" I didn't take a picture. Saw Noufris but he was driving so "unlucky" ladies.

Night Owl tonight for some food. They tell me tonight's special is lambs head.
"With or without the eyes" , -- says I.- - "I don't like to be watched when I eat"
I think they will have a lot of Greek clientele this evening. Its a sought after dish.
( I'm told the brains are very tasty - I'll take their word for that )

Cheers All
Negg



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 02, 2008, 08:02:21 PM
Mid-April for opening sounds very good to me....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: martin-w on February 02, 2008, 11:41:33 PM
Hi Eggy!
Thanks for your update. I think Dimitris will have a booking for a table for an evening meal on 2nd. May! I should be there by about 3pm. maybe I'll just  have a shower,get changed and sample a pre dinner drink or three with him to celebrate my return! 
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 03, 2008, 12:16:41 AM
Perhaps they keep the sheeps eyes to see them through the week...  Sorry about that :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 03, 2008, 12:40:20 AM
Hi Neil.
Hope you have a Good Meal at the Night Owl.
Don't eat to much of the Brains.(not a CLEVER idea).
Now the Ladies have seen their (totty). Have you got anything for us Gents??. lol

Riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 03, 2008, 02:25:28 AM
Its ok.
Viv rescued the situation.!!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on February 03, 2008, 03:29:02 AM
You enjoy it Martin, and never mind bg`s sheep`s eyes,lol. Have a good night.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on February 03, 2008, 01:20:31 PM
I've been watching A Place in Greece the last few weeks, and noticed that even the eyes are considered a delicacy! 

Apologies if I've put anyone off their lunch - don't know why I'm reporting this really - I'm vegetarian!
Lynn ;)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 03, 2008, 01:29:49 PM
Perhaps they keep the sheeps eyes to see them through the week

I wish I'd thought of that one last night Sue.
But, Linda @ Night Owl, showed us a prepared Sheeps head just before she took it to the customer. It was cut through the centre and then split open. It didn't look like a head at all but just lamb on the bone. The aroma coming from it was excellant.
( 2 more retsinas and I could have been tempted. )

Loads of early morning rain here, from 5:30 to 9:15. We logged 25mm of rain during that time. So I'm not going far today and even a 14 deg temp doesn't "temp" me.
It's 1:20 pm now and the rain has started again.
Anyway , a picture of what the track and ditch, below our house, looked like at 9 ish.
...
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/7379/030208btn9.jpg)
The ditch and the track is just about seperated by that length of greenery you see.

Sorry Maggie, probably haven't cheered you up with that pic so here's a flower.
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6933/030208ahu7.jpg)
These are popping up all around Kavvadades,Arillas and other areas and bring just a little bit of spring. A gentle reminder of what March and April can be like with buds springing up everywhere.

Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 03, 2008, 01:33:26 PM
Now the Ladies have seen their (totty). Have you got anything for us Gents??. lol
Riggers..

Riggers
Tomorrow is another day - Watch ths space but don't get too excited.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on February 03, 2008, 03:04:49 PM
Hi Eggy, Nice to see the path that welcomed us last year, and the flowers are delightful, they look like tiny orchid's please ask Wendy if she knows what they are called, (and I dont mean their personal names, stopped in your tracks lol ) Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 03, 2008, 06:59:25 PM
Viv
All we know is that thy seem to be from the "Orchid Family"
Maybe there's a green fingered Forum person who can tell us.

I just had to take the following pic, from the balcony, just now. It's 6:45 here and you are seeing the lights from Kavvadades village with the last of the cloud above it.
Not a masterpiece but just looked interesting, even with a shaky hand.
[img][http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/6007/030208dph3.jpg/img]
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 03, 2008, 07:00:24 PM
(http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/6007/030208dph3.jpg)

trying again.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 03, 2008, 07:30:11 PM
sorry Eggy but it looks like UFO's have landed in Arillas or is it my eyes!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 03, 2008, 07:38:32 PM
Eggy - if there's anything that looks like that in Kavadades I'd get the removals in! Like blondegirl says they've landed!

What was it???

with trepidation lol
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on February 03, 2008, 08:26:16 PM
Today I had a stroll on th beach I met three old friends and had a good chat about the old times of Arillas as well as their opinion about new generation and kids that are growing up etc. (It seems that older people always blame the youngest for some reason).
As I we were talking I apologized and said that I need to take the picture of the sunset.
Why do you take this pictures? we have seen you so many times coming here doing the same thing!
Well, I tried to explain them that some people are really looking forward to see these photos over the Internet and that makes them very happy.
well why don't you take a picture of us? one says.
That was exactly what I was waiting and... there you are .
not the totty think our lady-forum members are expecting but still they are some of the people that have seen Arillas from the day it was just a town of 5 houses .
(http://arillas.com/totty.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: M n M on February 03, 2008, 08:38:46 PM
Dimitris,
what a smoot operator, can you get blood out of a stone as well, it's nice to see some of the more mature locals and some of the ladies if that can be arranged.
Cheers, Mick.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 03, 2008, 08:44:36 PM
Dimitri, you know we are always happy to see any pictures of the people of Arillas....can't have totty all the time! Is that Alex's father on the right from Manikos? Don't recognise him with a coat on.....lol
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 03, 2008, 08:57:07 PM
Also, another lovely sunset. Can never see enough of them and each one is slightly different....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 03, 2008, 10:09:31 PM
Dimitri, you have just captured the point. The three elders of Arillas ARE the totty! Dreaming of youth is something we all do, but carrying the experience and knowledge of life is something real people do. Like I said on another post, Jen and me used to be "beautiful people" now we're just beautiful!

with all best wishes
phil and jenny
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 03, 2008, 11:31:18 PM
Lovely photo!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on February 04, 2008, 11:06:08 AM
Dimitris, I think it is very intresting to see and hear the older generation, and yes it does seem to be right what you say but I think there are some good young one's about. Im sure you all know this Lady, Im sure she could tell me all about Arillas and its people, its a shame that I only know enough Greek to pass a few minutes with her. Maybe we should start a thread about the older people of Arillas.
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g262/viviankizzysmum/IMGP0224.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on February 04, 2008, 12:31:06 PM
Some more lovely photos from everyone. The picture of the three gentlemen is wonderful and I hope they realise that there agreement for the photograph has made a lot of people happy. I hope they are able to access the forum and see their photograph.
 
Thanks Eggy, Dimitris and Viv.
 
Maybe Eggy could join them for the next photo and it could be captioned " Last of the Summer Retsina"
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 04, 2008, 01:09:21 PM
Brilliant thinking Terry!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on February 04, 2008, 03:59:07 PM
LOL Terry, what do you think Eggy? 

Terry I take it that's your other half, clever sod x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on February 04, 2008, 04:19:07 PM
Yes, thank you Dimitris for the brilliant photo! And keep on taking the photos of the "totty", the older people and everything else beautiful :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 04, 2008, 05:26:39 PM
LOL Terry, what do you think Eggy? 


Sharon
Only if Terry plays the part of Compo.

( Who do we get for Norah Batty ? )

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 04, 2008, 05:35:41 PM
Be very careful here Eggy if you are wanting pickled onions this summer.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on February 04, 2008, 05:43:30 PM
LOL Sandy, there is no way you could be Norah, (she doesn't wear crocs!) xx

Negg and Terry there's a photo opportunity for July, Negg are you Cleggy, Terry's Compo, then who is the other one (can't remember his name) any volunteers? x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on February 04, 2008, 05:54:14 PM
Eggy, you wonderful helpful person ( thats the creeping part done).

How about some more help with some more photos?

Last year Eileen posted some photographs of road signs to help people drive from Corfu Town to Arillas. It would be nice we had photographs of other junctions such as the left turn to Arillas ( I have never seen the sign to Arillas and missed it last year)  on the bends coming out of Troupetta or the sharp left turn in Agros.

Photos, combined with a map would be a great benefit to new visitors, and could also be used by villa and hotel owners.

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 04, 2008, 06:02:06 PM
It's Foggy Sharon, and i don't mean outside

Riggers
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on February 04, 2008, 06:34:26 PM
Im sure if you all arrived here I could get Kathy Staff to do Nora for you. lol Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on February 04, 2008, 09:35:51 PM
Eh bah gummmmmmm Kathy Staff - where's me wellies?

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/0/0d/300px-Bill_Owen,_Kathy_Staff.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on February 05, 2008, 10:54:16 AM
LOL thanks Riggers. x

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on February 05, 2008, 11:19:51 AM
It's lovely to see the photo of Bill he was such a lovely man. He was the honery president to our A.T.C. here when I was an instuctor and not just on paper he was always there to talk to them and cheer them on ect; Bless him. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 05, 2008, 03:50:24 PM

Sharon
Only if Terry plays the part of Compo.
( Who do we get for Norah Batty ? )
Negg
[/quote]

Sandy - Try as I may I just can't picture you in wrinkled stockings so I'll leave it to another very,very ,brave Forum member to nominate someone.

Arillas today and this one is for Riggers who wanted some "local totty" of  his own.

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/2995/050108ebs1.jpg)

John - She's very cheap to take out in the evening and there's no need to buy her a drink on account of she's always "plastered"
*******************************************************************
A wet day all round today and I took this on the drive down to Arillas.
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2320/050108aup9.jpg)
( personally , I've never seen Corfu so "green" )

You can see by the "River" just how much water is coming down off the fields with all the rain we've been having.
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2612/050108bkz2.jpg)
That "little stream" photo I took the other day is now a torrent.

Here's a couple of the beach.
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3329/050108cka8.jpg)
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1023/050108dki2.jpg)

And finally, Hotel Marina's roof is going on. The pic is taken from the front and what you see is, I think, the balcony for the front appt. The photo doesn't show the doors behind it.
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4595/050108fql1.jpg)

Far too wet here to do any external work. I saw 3 cars parked up at Hotel Akti but very little progress on clearing the land for that pool.
But, when the weather improves they will crack on. I'm sure of that.

I feel like I've just written half a novel here so hope you're not too swamped with it.
Nearly 4 pm here now and the suns out ! - More rain forecast though.
( Another 12mm in the last 36 hours ) - Hard life aint it ??
Cheers
Negg

( Just as I finish typing , back comes the rain. - Must find a dvd to watch ! )

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 05, 2008, 04:04:42 PM
Nobody had better nominate me Endaxi!!  Although I can be a bit "batty" at times. :-)

Great Photos Eggy...  I love seeing them no matter what the weather.. Efharisto!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 05, 2008, 04:49:12 PM
Lol Eggy, you can't get better than a woman who is cheap to take out and doesn't answer you back  lol...
Great pictures again.
And i'm not nominating who to do Nora Batty neither.

Riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on February 05, 2008, 05:53:07 PM
Negg thanks for those photos and the excellent report.  You've made my day again xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 05, 2008, 07:01:58 PM
Yer very welcome Sharon & all.

Terry - Haven't forgotten your request for some direction pics. Going to Corfu Town on Thursday - See what I can do.

Solved the problem of Norah Batty - May get my mum in law to join the Forum !

Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on February 05, 2008, 08:43:19 PM
Hi Negg

Now you are treading on dangerous territory!!  Better off keeping mum in law out of it. ah ah.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 05, 2008, 11:12:26 PM
Dangerous territory here!

My mum in law would have been in the wrong show. Anyone remember Dandy Nicholls? Elsie (silly old moo) Garnet in "Till Death Us Do Part" to those old enough to remember. (And much else too - she was a brilliant actress.)

Well, I loved mum-in law to bits, spent many a happy evening with her on Barley Wine etc etc, but she was the spitting image of Elsie Garnett. She even did the box of chocs on Sunday afternoon!

Could post a pic but I know without asking that Jen wouldn't let me. Got a pic of Norah then Eggy? Same rules apply!

I think we'd better cocnentrate on agency actors for this part - Sandy gave wise counsel about this.

lol
phil




Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 05, 2008, 11:18:19 PM
And sorry, Eggy - forgot to thank you for todays post.

Quote
I feel like I've just written half a novel here so hope you're not too swamped with it.

I could read an encyclopaedia if this was your novel. Fantastic pics and insight.

Best wishes
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 06, 2008, 10:25:34 AM
I remember Elsie Garnett... My grandad was like Alf... all my family were "Eastenders".  Grandad looked like him and sounded like him.  My nan wasnt like Elsie and I loved Una Stubbs though.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 06, 2008, 04:24:16 PM
I wonder how many volunteers we'd have if Nickos @ Brouklis took the part of Compo?
********************************************************************

Arillas today is looking a little "tyred".
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2843/060108agu1.jpg)
Sorry, couldn't resist that. - Actually looking pretty good with around 17 deg and a slight breeze.

" Newsflash "
Local biker still looking for tourists, on Arillas sea front, to harass.
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/6656/060108cbd8.jpg)
Aristotellis, nephew of Dimitris for those who haven't seen him before.
( Photo taken with kind permission of mum Stella )

And just a picture to show just how clear that water is now coming from that little river on the front.
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6392/060108bqh4.jpg)
( Must be about a foot deep , doesn't look it. )

Cheers All
Negg



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on February 06, 2008, 04:34:47 PM
Really interesting photographs again Eggy. The first one could be a sign that it could be a GoodYear for Arillas in 2008.

The photo of the water and pebbles just made me wish I could put my feet in it. I have set it as my desktop wallpaper and it looks very good.

Cheers M8
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on February 06, 2008, 04:35:58 PM
Really interesting photographs again Eggy. The first one could be a sign that it could be a GoodYear for Arillas in 2008.

Cheers M8

Brilliant TerryW!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 06, 2008, 07:22:44 PM
Brilliant photos!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on February 06, 2008, 07:35:39 PM
Really enjoy your pics. feel like part of me is there.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Paul C on February 06, 2008, 08:19:51 PM
Would this do for Norah,or should she/he be in Eastenders (taken at our Rugby Club fancy dress at christmas) not me I hasten to add.

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/2285/dsc00365vx5.jpg)

Paul
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on February 07, 2008, 07:07:08 AM
What a lovely photo of Aristotellis, The first time we met him he was sooo shy but really came out of himself at Dimitris & litsa's wedding handing. I think he must have trown as much rice as the rest of us all together. Bless him. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 07, 2008, 06:02:51 PM
Viv
He's a lovely little lad. Saw him very briefly, getting off the school bus at lunchtime.
Makes me feel old. i can still remember when we sent him a pressie when a "baby".
********************************************************************

I was in Arillas around 1 pm and the weather looked good, but it changes so quickly.
By 3 pm we had thunder and lightening and nearly constant showers. Rains stopped now at 6pm but the thunder is back again.

Anyway.... Didn't stop me catching Spiros @ Portofino doing a bit of a makeover on his studios.
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/1471/070108aao3.jpg)

His studios are looking good. Small, no kitchen but a fridge and kettle and an outer mozzy screen door, and across the road from the beach. This view was taken from one of his studios.
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/1946/070108bmm6.jpg)

Bumped into this guy. Don't think he needs an introduction.
(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/1584/070108cey1.jpg)

And.... Work progresses on the Hotel Akti Arilla pool. Quite a few large mounds of earth already dug out. Could be worth a pic in a couple of weeks.
Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on February 07, 2008, 06:39:01 PM
I bet that there isn't another holiday forum, on the "net", that has the eggclusives that we have. We are spoiled rotten by Eggy and Wegg.

Thanks for more great pics.

TerryW

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 07, 2008, 06:45:57 PM
Terry
Ger on wi yer rubbish.
Yer only saying that 'cause you wanna keep the wheels on yer hire car.

Very difficult for me to take those pics, this morning, coming back from Corfu Town.
I had a convoy behind me at Troumpetta and Agros was a very busy place.
Interesting that on the way to Corfu Town, 8:30 am,  there was a car stuck by what I now call "MY WALL"
( What was their excuse ? )

Anyway, the sign in Agros, for Arillas directions, is for Daphne and Kavvadades.
That may help for a while.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on February 07, 2008, 07:13:25 PM
Eggy, will you stop that now, just remember if your old im a bl--dy antique. Love Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mick and Jill on February 07, 2008, 07:36:30 PM
Hi Eggy lovely to see the photo of Spiro.  I was talking to him on Monday night and he told me he was having air con fitted as well as the mosquito nets.  I really really want to be there NOW!

Jill
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 07, 2008, 07:44:20 PM
....and thank you for the picture of the lovely Nikos....xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 07, 2008, 07:44:40 PM
Eggy, will you stop that now, just remember if your old im a bl--dy antique. Love Viv

Viv - You have never been considered an antique and I reckon you're younger than me.
However, if you ever get to the wrinkled stocking phase we could have a job for you.!
(Probably not in my lifetime though )

Mick & Jill
Spiros is certainly doing a grand job. He told me he's working there nearly every day.

Terry
Forgot to say thanks for your kind words.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on February 07, 2008, 09:13:17 PM

Bumped into this guy. Don't think he needs an introduction.

Cheers Eggy! You managed to get us some totty :) Thanking you kindlly!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on February 08, 2008, 11:20:54 AM
Thank you for those kind words Darling.
Holy Macaroni what a good photo of Spiros, and Nikos well what can I say
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on February 08, 2008, 01:16:54 PM
Lovely picture of Nikos!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on February 08, 2008, 04:46:37 PM
Just came back from Corfu Town!
We had a lovely sunnyDay,! Litsa went shopping and then we went to see the newborn Boy of Vasilis and Anita from Hotel Marina  who was born on the 6th February 3.700gr!!!
I was not brave enough to take a picture but I can assure you that he looks a good as ours did, when he was born.
I was not shy though to take a picture of Litsa and bebis strolling in Liston street.

That;s for now I'm leaving some space for our On the Spot Reporter.

 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on February 08, 2008, 07:02:30 PM
Thanks for the picture Dimitris, looks a lovely day outside the Liston.  Hope Litsa, bebis and yourself are ok.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 08, 2008, 07:33:31 PM
Dimitris you little tinker you. - Don't forget that I was taught by the "Masteros" and still have a lot to learn.

This is Arillas today and I got my feet wet taking this photo.
(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/7812/080208crg0.jpg)

A really great day and so quiet on the beach. You don't have to close your eyes to hear the small waves gently lapping at the sand. How nice is that?

But, we have a selection of "Beach lost n found" here !
(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7637/080208aph0.jpg)

I'm sure that flip-flop could fit Viv. - Lost one last year Viv ?
And why do I think that the plastic anchor could belong to Terry W?
And... Has that arm band really got a speedo logo on it ? - Who owns up to that one?

I'm sure you know who this is. He sends his good wished to all.
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/540/080208bse6.jpg)

And... A little bird tells me that the idea for this build is a Taverna. Anyone here last year may remember this being started around July. It's on the main round down just past that "House in a House" on the corner.
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3941/080208dtg3.jpg)
I apologise for the liddle ole fluffers around the pic. Camera on wrong setting.
( Come back Wegg - All is forgiven !! )
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 08, 2008, 07:45:26 PM
So had you taken your socks off to get your feet wet Eggy....or was it all a dreadful accident?

Good to see a smiling Costas.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on February 09, 2008, 01:12:39 AM
Nicely said Dimitris.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on February 09, 2008, 01:44:11 AM
Thank you Dimitris and Eggy
for the beautiful posts and the beautiful pictures!
I like "Arillas today" very much!
I am sooo looking forward to come!
Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 09, 2008, 11:54:23 AM
So had you taken your socks off to get your feet wet Eggy....or was it all a dreadful accident?

An accident Sandy. I got as close to those diddy waves as possible and then just stood there, listening, thinking "How good is this". Drifted away, mentally, just for a couple of minutes and then got a cold reminder that I was dreaming.
( Or maybe I was just careless! )
Cheers
Negg - From a dry 14 deg North Corfu.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on February 09, 2008, 12:30:50 PM
Hi All
Thanks for finding my armband Eggy.  Now I know why I've been swimming so lop-sided since I got back from Arillas.
Splendid photographs from Dimitris and Eggy - please keep them coming.  At least at the Liston you won't get swept away by the tide Dimitris - but Eggy watch out for big waves, we don't want to lose you!
Best wishes
PJ
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 09, 2008, 01:50:37 PM
Hi All
Eggy watch out for big waves, we don't want to lose you!
Best wishes
PJ

Being super brave today Patrick, I walked out to the bench at the "fishing end" of the jetty.
( Only little sprogs of waves to concern me at lunchtime )
If you were in Arillas today this is the view you see, relaxing on the bench.

(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/7108/090208abw9.jpg)

I would have taken some more but the camera batteries decided enough was enough.
Must get into the habit of carrying spares.

Work continues at Hotel Akti and Marina and Malibu. Also a little bird tells me that Horizon is looking to open quite soon, for 3/4 evenings a week. If that's right it gives anyone living here another alternative for an evening drink and possibly food. I'm sure I'll peg Marinos down at some stage and find out all the details.

Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 09, 2008, 06:25:08 PM
Just been viewing your latest photo Eggy, and it'sa looking " GOOD" over there.
Can't wait to get there..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 09, 2008, 06:47:47 PM
Hi Eggy

A fantastic take on the bay in your piccie. Loved your "sprogs."  Meant something else in SE England!

Riggers is right - it's looking good! (Thanks mate - just might see you in September)

I never take socks to Arillas so Sandy, I'm on Eggys side on this one!

lol
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kevin.g on February 09, 2008, 07:01:22 PM
youre getting just like david bailey,eggy,yammas
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 09, 2008, 09:13:11 PM
Of course you don't take socks in the summer Phil....but you might need them in February? Can't bear to see Englishmen with socks and sandals on....sorry if I offend any of you chaps....what do you think girls? My dad always used to embarrass me by tying a white handkerchief round his head too....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 09, 2008, 09:30:45 PM
Hi Sandy

Hate the idea of socks and sandals. Hate socks. Not that impressed with feet anyway. I have to wear socks to work, but after end of June when I stop, I wonder if I'll ever buy another pair! I haven't worn underpants for at least 30 years either.

But on Arillas Today, I wonder what our Greek friends make of socks?

Sorry Eggy, tried hard to keep this on message!
lol
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 09, 2008, 11:57:57 PM
Too much info!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on February 10, 2008, 12:48:03 AM
Lol!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 10, 2008, 01:59:52 AM
10 retsinas later....I notice the comment about no underpants...lol
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 10, 2008, 02:01:32 AM
Only 10 Sandy, are you easing up. lol
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on February 10, 2008, 03:02:49 AM
Commando style?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 10, 2008, 05:21:17 PM

Hate the idea of socks !

I have worn underpants for 30 years 


Phil - Not the same pair I hope. - Sorry Phil couldn't resist editing your post. Not well today so looking for something to cheer me up. ( See " Dotta Cole " on general chat )

Some one I know put a clean pair of socks on every morning when on holiday in Arillas.
At the end of his two seek stay his sandals wouldn't fit.

So , not much Arillas today except I have been given some more info, by someone who really knows what's going on, about Hotel Marina.
That 3rd floor is not appts for rent but is one private appt. Maybe I should have twigged that the other day when I noticed a front balcony but only windows along the side.
I think I know where the pool is going but will let you know. ( Don't wanna feed false info )
Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 10, 2008, 07:50:08 PM
Eggy - that's one of the very few downsides of living the dream like you are. When we feel like that we can cheer ourselves up on the forum and dreaming of being there. it just wouldn't work in reverse - the dream of being back here would make us feel worse!

Get well soon
all the best
phil and jen
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on February 10, 2008, 08:30:07 PM
hope you are feeling well soon Eggy
xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on February 10, 2008, 09:03:28 PM
We hope that our one and only reporter will very soon get better!!!

I know how awful Nell can feel if he does not put his toe once a day in Arillas beach.
So today even if it was our anniversary  I did go to the beach and  took a couple of pictures so even Eggy can see from kavadades.
It happened that I was twice on the beach. once at 13:00
I took a picture of the Young boys that some of you have been looking for...


(http://arillas.com/bench2.jpg) 

And then again at 17:00
The seem to be getting more and more!!!


 (http://arillas.com/bench.jpg) 

I also took a picture from the beach at the far end
(http://arillas.com/nudbeach.jpg) 

Now.. Who said that Greeks do not walk? These ladies below have walked all the way from Magoulades to Sanstefanos then to Arillas over the cliff and then back
(http://arillas.com/walking_in_winter.jpg) 



That's for now!!

WE all hope that by tomorrow Mr EGGY would have recharged his batteries and do some decent reporting for us all.

Περαστικά σας Κύριε Eggy


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Yvonne on February 10, 2008, 09:07:27 PM
Get well soon Eggy x
(first 7 days is self cert... we want you better before you have to provide a Dr's note for being off work as our resident reporter....)

Take care, perhaps Doritta will let you have a lemon to boil and drink (not as good as alcohol but with a little honey it does the trick)

Yvonne x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 10, 2008, 09:18:55 PM
Dimitri you make a great "rookie reporter!" You even solved the girl's requests for "totty!" Did they all realise what being totty means???

But your beach pic was right on time - why so many of us adore your place.

Wishing Eggy a speedy recovery, but you to continue in the new job as rookie reporter!

with much laughter
phil and jenny

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on February 10, 2008, 09:21:06 PM
Eggy,

Hope you feel better and I will buy you a "medicinal" ouzo when I get there :)

Dimitri,

You have exceeded our expectations of "totty" with all the handsome chaps on the beach in one shot, including the young one in the pram ;)

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 10, 2008, 09:45:34 PM
Great Pictures Dimitris. It looks like another Beauty of a Day.

Get well soon Eggy. Keep up with the good Medicine.

Riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on February 10, 2008, 10:03:42 PM

Wowweeeee....I don't know about dear Eggy feeling better but I sure am!!!!!!  Thank you Dimitris...and thank you boys!!!!!!!!

And well done to the ladies too on completing your walk :-)

Litsa...take it from a mum and gran like me...it won't be too long until that beautiful young son of yours is wowing the girls too!!!!

Eileenxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on February 10, 2008, 10:53:20 PM
Phew! Nice picture, and lovely to see Litsa.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on February 10, 2008, 11:35:10 PM
Thank you Dimitris for the beautiful pictures! :) :) :)
And I think it was again a beautiful day in Arillas, like here!
All day sunny and warm!

And Eggy, I hope you feel better soon! My best wishes! (http://bestsmileys.com/medical/1.gif)

Marika x x x



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on February 11, 2008, 11:33:53 AM
Poor Eggy had to go into his shell for a day or two, hope your soon popping out and about again with that camera of yours.
Litsa looks like she is introducing your son to the boys and saying " you will be sitting there soon enough young man, dont grow up to fast because your going to be a girl magnet" Viv
(http://bestsmileys.com/cool/5.gif)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on February 11, 2008, 01:17:25 PM

Wowweeeee....I don't know about dear Eggy feeling better but I sure am!!!!!!  Thank you Dimitris...and thank you boys!!!!!!!!


Eileen you summed it up perfectly!!  Negg you can stay in bed if Dimitris is going to take photos like that xx

Only joking Negg, oh dear the dreaded man flu, hope your better soon x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 11, 2008, 01:52:59 PM
Great photos....thanks Dimitri and Litsa.....can't wait to be on that beach...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ger on February 11, 2008, 03:43:22 PM
that rookie reporter sure knows how to get in with us girls!!!!
thanks for the pics dimitri!
hope you feel better soon negg.
ger x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 11, 2008, 06:01:04 PM
Excellant Dimitris - Nobody does it better.

Even WEGG responded to the challenge this afternoon and drove to Arillas.
( Probably to get away from me for a while )

She's disappointed she got there about 3:30 and missed that get together. She's also worried that they saw her coming and all hid away !

Anyway, a selection of the pics she took.
(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9215/110208abj7.jpg)
(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/2774/110208bkg9.jpg)

This last one she took after walking up the track, alongside Spiros Garden, (Dimitris father) and ended up behind Kaloudis.
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5764/110208cuh1.jpg)

An early night for me tonight. I reckon Wegg gets a little excited at times like this when she has full control of the DVD / SKY, can watch what she wants and snack what she wants. - And why not?

Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on February 11, 2008, 06:07:57 PM
Hi Neil
 Glad your feeling better, excellent photos.  We miss you when you are not reporting.
Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 11, 2008, 06:30:21 PM
Thanks for the Photos Wegg. They are Great.

Hope you are Out and About soon Eggy...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 11, 2008, 11:02:19 PM
Great pictures.  Where was the one taken with the trees and the houses on the hill.  It looks so green.  the photo of the boat with the grasses in front - brilliant!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on February 11, 2008, 11:15:02 PM
I am sorry to here about you being ill Eggy. It'snot funny having a cough and a cold and us blokes get it much worse than women, plus when they are ill they get sympathy yet when we are ill we get none :-)

I'm glad that Wegg was able to take some photos that were up to her usual professional standard, great pics.

Keep on with the Night Nurse M8, keep yer pecker up, and when you are better find some crumpet to photograph for us blokes.

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 12, 2008, 01:58:01 PM
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/9393/crumpetsbu6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Is this what you were thinking of?  :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on February 12, 2008, 03:15:50 PM
LOL BG, well Terry is this the tasty crumpet you were after?????????
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on February 12, 2008, 05:07:08 PM
Thanks for the crumpet picture BG, I could just eat a hot one with melted butter on it.

Of course its the type of crumpet I was after, Sharon. Why would I want photos of the "other" type of crumpet when there are so many lovely ladies on the forum? :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 12, 2008, 07:09:59 PM
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/9393/crumpetsbu6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Is this what you were thinking of?  :-)

Well done Sue( BG )I have only just logged in and that's the first time I've smiled all day.

Terry you smoooooth taliking devil you!

I hope to out and about tomorrow If not for anything else but to at least restock on the Drambuie!

Stay well All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on February 12, 2008, 07:12:39 PM
I hope your feeling a bit better now Eggy!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on February 13, 2008, 11:23:01 AM
Hi Negg, how are you feeling today?  Hope you're soon up and about, x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on February 13, 2008, 03:52:01 PM
Hello Again!!
I have spotted another worthy picture fro the "young ladys" of our forum!!

(http://arillas.com/arillas_winter_boys.jpg)
These are some familiar faces that have came up to help laying our floor tiles in our new House .
Kostas is the Master  (mastoras) and everyone alse is helping under his orders.
Unfortunately I have to make sure there will be enough spirits otherwise the will strike!!

EGGY!! Get that drambui down and join us

We are all looking forward to seeing you patroling in Arillas!!

Dimitris, Kostas, George, Spiros, Marinos,   
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 13, 2008, 04:08:11 PM
Could you send them up to mine when they have finished at yours please Dimitri? Only to finish the building of course.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on February 13, 2008, 04:11:07 PM
One word Dimitris......YUMMY!!!!



Eileenxxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 13, 2008, 07:18:39 PM
Dimitris -How do you get all these lads together? -Must be the charm that I haven't got.

Hopefully back tomorrow, Early night tonite.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on February 13, 2008, 07:59:25 PM
Thank you Dimitris for that beautiful picture :) ;)

And good luck for your new house, with all this good help,
everything will be finished soon :)

Eggy, hope you feel much better!
You know, how Dimitris saied:
Quote
We are all looking forward to seeing you patroling in Arillas!!!
They all miss you in Arillas!
Take care!
Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on February 14, 2008, 11:18:41 AM
Dimitris, that photo went down lovely with my morning coffee.  xx

LOL Sandy and Eileen xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 14, 2008, 05:12:36 PM
Blondegirl - re your query, the photo which shows the lovely green countryside was taken across Arillas from the lane that runs alongside the snack bar Eftyhia.

Eggy health update - never fear - your "on the spot Arillas Today reporter" is up and about again today and will be back bringing you all the latest news and gossip from this lovely part of the world within the next day or two, having been lovingly restored to health with the aid of his selfless, sympathtic wife.  (Who said it was the Drambuie?  Scandalous!)

Mrs Egg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 14, 2008, 05:14:21 PM
Well said Wegg....and how are you?!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 14, 2008, 05:18:34 PM
Thanks for the update Wegg.Glad to hear Eggy is up and about.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 14, 2008, 07:11:56 PM
Thanks for that Wegg.. doesnt look the same when its all green.  Glad Neggy is up and about...  looking forward to his new "scoops"..

Sue
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 14, 2008, 07:34:30 PM
Thanks for the news Wegg. Scandal or not, I can't think of anything better than my loving, selfless and sympathetic wife administering regular drops of Drambuie when I feel like Eggy has last few days! And so glad it worked!!!

Hope to meet you in July.

lol
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 16, 2008, 01:41:15 PM
I'm Baa - Baa - Baa - Baaaack! - Who said shame ? - Who said peace is shattered ?
A few germs left to find their way back to the murky depths from whence they came but not enough to stop me getting to Arillas.
( Via some supermarket shopping, Velonades woodshed , and breakfast in Sidari ! )

A bitter cold morning with a little sandblasting happening in Arillas today. Just too much breeze to give me any confidence about standing at the end of the peir.
I took this one sitting down!
(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6964/160208azm8.jpg)

And that 3rd floor at the Marina now looks very good indeed. Whoever has this private appt will make a lot of people very envious. It blends in very well with it's surroundings and, to me, looks like it's always been there.
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8880/160208byv5.jpg)

The area for the Hotel Akti pool has now been cleared and I hope a picture within the next week will do it justice.

I had great pleasure in sharing a large Ouzo with George, at the Malibu this morning , who continues to put a great deal of work in the refurb/extension of his bar.
It's looking good and when finished I have been promised an "exclusive".

Little snippets of activity all around and looks to me like Arillas is beginning to stir slightly from it's long rest and is now slowly preparing for another great season.

And.... What's that I saw when I drove past Bardis Sun Hotel?
"Boxed" 14 inch colour TV's being offloaded? Is Dorita not only spoiling her guests with Air Con but also giving the the option of TV?- Not  for me to speculate.
( Unless future guests know different )

Best wishes all. - A phone call to England this morning tells me the weather is better there that here. - Not enough to get us back though!

Finally , well done to Wegg, yet another poor lady who puts up with the miserable rantings of a partner who has had the "flu from hell". I must buy her a gift.
Maybe a new dishcloth or mop head - Something usefull - Only joking - Honest
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 16, 2008, 03:54:26 PM
Hi Eggy.
Its Great to have you Back with us.
You have come back with some great pictures.
Now looking forward to your daily Reports.

Riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on February 16, 2008, 05:32:27 PM
Cheers for the news and pics Eggy :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on February 16, 2008, 05:34:31 PM
When we spoke to Dorita last year she said they were thinking of having tv's in the rooms.That will be nice.Glad you are feeling better.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 16, 2008, 05:36:31 PM
Now I will never be able to drag Mike away.. especially if Star trek is showing.  If its all in greek then I stand a chance of getting him out of his room.  LOL...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on February 16, 2008, 05:48:36 PM
I am with Mike on this one! Live long and prosper :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 16, 2008, 06:31:13 PM
Glad you're feeling better Eggy...I think Wegg deserves at least a good meal out for putting up with your germs in the last week.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 16, 2008, 06:51:37 PM
I think Wegg deserves at least a good meal out for putting up with your germs

Sandy
Yer not wrong there! - I am a pain in the "rear end" at times like these.
I just might whisk her away one morning for a greek coffee with Ouzo chaser, one morning, at the local Kafenio. As an extra special treat I may let her drive the Pug.

Wegg has the constitution of an ox but even this ole bug has affected her. I haven't seen her struggle with any sort of germ for many years. - Never time off work. Now it's time for me to do a bit of fussing and TLC.
************************************************************************

Forgot to mention today but I did a usual walk of the beach and look around. It seems to me that Arillas beach is either being very well maintained or doing it's usual nature self cleanse. Whatever it is you have to be here in the winter to see what "upsets", nature can inflict on it, to sometimes, appreciate the condition it's in when you arrive. It looks a very clean and welcoming beach today - Even with a chilly breeze and force 10 gale
( Exaggerating force 10 - maybe force 1.5 )
It's a great place to be at any time in the year and we luv it to bits.
( But I guess y'all know that by now ! )
Cheers
Negg
 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 16, 2008, 08:49:05 PM
EEG.... your are not another trekky are you....  all I can say is Mike might get beamed up one day..... I dont mean it bless him... but I have had a lifetime of ST... well 37 years of it anyway :0)

he's watching the Man U and Arsenal match at the moment... 4 -0 to Man U I have just heard him shout.  thats why I am on here again!


Eggy.... you do make me laugh!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on February 16, 2008, 09:13:54 PM
Know what you mean bg, I`ve got a trekkie here, and I am the one watching the match. Other half not keen on my team! I`ve now turned it off! He`s laughing at Harry Hill, poor soul,lol. If there`s one thing on tv that  I am not keen on in all the ---------- years we`ve been together is Star Trek, hate it, but then each to their own. As long as people can have a little escape, then enjoy.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on February 17, 2008, 10:22:35 AM
Ladies,

Yes. My name is Erja and I am a Trekkie :) Beam me to Arillas Scotty!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on February 17, 2008, 12:45:00 PM
Live long and prosper, Erja
PJ
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 17, 2008, 02:16:37 PM
The weather is spoiling us here today !
Considering it was only 2 deg at 9 a.m. the temp has now tripled.
( And it's only 2 pm )

Ice in Corfu ? - Wots that all about ? - 2 puddles at the end of our drive looked like little ice rinks this morning.

But, on the drive down into Arillas, it didn't feel cold at all. Stop the car,admire the view,sod the weather. Not a lot of activity in Arillas this morning as, I think, all the wise people are staying indoors. - Which is where I am now.

Short n sweet folks
Stay well
Negg ,and a slightly bunged up Wegg. - My turn to be nice now (But I'm always nice!)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on February 17, 2008, 09:35:22 PM
You will have to look after Wegg well, after all it's your germs she is having to suffer.
Bet she is up and at it within hours, hope you both keep well.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Wendy n Stu on February 17, 2008, 09:58:03 PM
So sorry you have not been well.  Hope you are both back to full health now.  We missed you.  Take care.  Great photos and love the reports as usual.  W & S. xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on February 18, 2008, 04:01:42 PM
It is a cold day here in Arillas, Last night it went until -4 degrees C.
It is now +10 but the water temperature is +15 degrees which means it is 5 degrees WARMER !!
That;s why I can see the Graziella Boys Kostas and Aris not kept away from their usal fishing habits
The following picture means "Fish on our plates tomorrow launch time".
Some thinks you can't get fresher.!
I passed by Eggys house today , tehy seem to be doing very good Eggy is 99% recovered, Mrs Weg has still some germs but they did not keep me away from kissing her!
You have their best regards,

Dimitris


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on February 18, 2008, 04:21:29 PM
Nice pic Dimitris, and good to see those boys out there.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 18, 2008, 04:38:36 PM
Thanks Dimitris, and give her a kiss from us please!

lol philandjen in mallorca

(so p****d can't even spell it!)

love to all wishing we were there....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 18, 2008, 06:24:37 PM
Really good to see Dimitris today. It certainly perked up Wegg considerably.
( He never kisses me like that ! )

I did take a 5 pm drive down to Arillas and that time of day, for this time of year, it was obviously very quiet.
It was a good oppertunity for one of those "Englsh Winter Seaside Moments"
You know the one - Sat on a sea front , munching sarnies, with a flask of tea, whilst the waves splash up, through the mist, over the sea wall.
Man against the elements - ( But only if the car windows are down )

Arillas had this at 5pm except the waves behaved impecably and there wasn't a mist to restict your view of................. Well. you all know the view by now.
I had no sarnies or flask of tea so came home, after a little P & Q, for a whisky. Medicinal of course.

And I think I now know where the Hotel Akti pool will be sited. Pictures soon.
Cheers All
Negg.

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on February 18, 2008, 06:42:58 PM
I'm glad you are up and about again Eggy, and I liked the description of the Englsh Winter Seaside Moment, it was very descriptive.

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 18, 2008, 07:09:04 PM
I heard the Akti was having an indoor Pool Eggy. Is this not True?.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 20, 2008, 02:26:55 PM
I heard the Akti was having an indoor Pool Eggy. Is this not True?.

Ah Mr John Riggers - How do these rumours start? - I will get some photos in a few days time and all is then revealed.

Arillas today. And what a fabulous day it is too!  Who cares it's only around 17deg in the sun and mild breeze but it has to be one of the best "Feb Days" we've had here. - And a lot of the other "Feb Days" aint been that bad.

The beach is looking good. Maybe that is a sentence I should learn, in Greek, as I seem to use it more and more.
*******************************************************************
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/7045/200208azj9.jpg)

And, I haven't yet figured out whether Arillas is a self cleaning beach or the locals sneak down there at midnight with flashlights and rubbish bags.
Where's all that kelp gone that hung around Nov/Dec? Is it my imagination or have volunteers been busy clearing flotsam and Jetsam?
WHERES THAT TYRE GONE? - Wanted that as a spare for the car!
********************************************************************
(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/6186/200208beh4.jpg)

Maybe that's why the beach is so quiet during the day. Arillas locals have been working all night!
Tomorrow I hope to go on an "Ouzo Binge".
The Owl,Tria,Horizon,Malibu,Brouklis and Hotel Akti. (As Roving reporter of course)
Wonder if I'll find anyone about? - 50% success rate sounds good to me.

Cheers All
Negg, and a slightly better Wegg.

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on February 20, 2008, 02:55:53 PM
Oh how i would like to be walking on that beach right now.  The sound of the waves, aah.....so peaceful.

It looks lovely!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on February 20, 2008, 02:57:06 PM
I agree Shuey, it must be glorious.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on February 20, 2008, 03:51:19 PM
Hi Eggy

As there been anymore activity at the Arilla Inn yet??

Many thanks
Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: holliepos on February 20, 2008, 05:15:15 PM
Eggy

'Like the sound of the B-ouzo cruise!

'Hope you're successful.

Angie
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 20, 2008, 06:11:35 PM
Dimitris, your new forum pic is lovely. You look ten years younger! Fatherhood obviously suits you like it did Phil. Bebis beautiful too.

Arillas today looks so inviting, all. thanks Egg and Wegg. Have a story for you about that in the summer, Wegg, and nothing to do with Drambuie

lol
jenandphil...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 20, 2008, 06:20:12 PM
I like the sound of this Pub Crawl Eggy. must try that myself.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 20, 2008, 06:22:11 PM
I was just going to say the same thing Phil. Lovely photo of Dimitris and Bebis.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 20, 2008, 06:35:36 PM
Yer right all. - Dimitris looks so well and so does Litsa.
And the baby is a real gem
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 20, 2008, 07:42:18 PM
Sandy - did you really notice it was me?

jen was stood behind me dictating it!

lots of love
laughing out loud
lol
phil AND jen

and tell "the slapper" to get on with it - we're waiting to go ut ourselves!
except Rachael Allen just came on the telly.....
love
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mick and Jill on February 21, 2008, 02:46:38 PM
Hi Amanda

I had heard that the owner of the Arilla Inn isn't well and is currently in Athens for treatment.  Mind this is only what I have been told sp not sure whether is will be closed again this season.

Jill
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 21, 2008, 03:21:49 PM
I had heard that the owner of the Arilla Inn isn't well and is currently in Athens for treatment. 

This was true Mick & Jill.
Now with regret, I have to give the bad news that he died 2 days ago after a battle with cancer. A well respected member of Arillas, and well known to surrounding areas, a loss like this affects the whole community.
The only fitting tribute I can think off and offer, on behalf of those of us, who met him in the past, is the plaque outside the Arillas Inn.
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(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/8933/210208bpl4.jpg)
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I think the weather was waiting for me today and , what seemed like continuous drizzle all morning, turned into rain as soon as I left Kavvadades.
(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/4848/210208ahc2.jpg)

Hotel Akti swimming pool will be where the car park was. The roof has been removed on the "conservatory area" on the right and looks like it may be incorporated as a relaxing area to the pool. Speculation only, pictures soon.

News from Angela of Angelas Appts. She's planning to make a childrens/games room for the benefit of her customers this year. It's a room easily accessible from her appt and just a stroll down from Villa Maria. It will have various books/games/darts and a little "light" excercise equipment plus various other items to keep any children amused while the parents enjoy a quick "on the balcony breakfast". ( Or Vice-Versa of course )
Sounds like a very nice touch to me.

Malibu could be ready for photos mid next week on their new seating area and I hear Mirage have some "work" sceduled for the end of ths week. Maybe the camera is reqd on Sunday?

I acheived 50% of my target today and also spent some time with Dimitris and Noufris at Brouklis. Brouklis is also having a "behind the screen" revamp which will ease the stress of all his workers when they are busy.
- Which is nearly every night so probably most welcome by all of them!. -

Didn't find Phillipe at Tria but then I think Phil & Jen said somewere that he's on his way to England.

And, finally a plug for the IonianRealty.com villas being built at St George. I finished my "rounds" there in the hope that "The Boss" still had some Tsipouro left. No luck at all.
All I got was this lousy picture taken from the top balcony of the build.
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5976/210208csv8.jpg)
Wanna know more then have a look at the website.
Best Wishes All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on February 21, 2008, 03:31:16 PM
Sad news indeed Neill, my condolences to all his family and friends in Arillas.



It's good to see the boys project in San Georgios is progressing, tell darling Kostas that we look forward to seeing it in May...and no we have not forgot about him.

Eileenxxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on February 21, 2008, 03:51:40 PM
Hi Neil

Thanks for the update on the Arillas Inn.  Very sad news indeed, we have been going to Arillas since 1987 and unfortunately only got to meet the owner of Arillas Inn two years ago.  How very sad, my thoughts are with all the family.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 21, 2008, 04:07:47 PM
Eggy, I assume we are talking about Leo's father, Takis? It is very sad....he always looked such a robust character.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on February 21, 2008, 09:22:19 PM
thats very sad news
my thoughts are with the family
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on February 22, 2008, 01:58:22 PM
Please give my condonences to everyone. I expect every one in Arillas is feeling sad as he was a well respected and loved man. Viv & Pete
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 22, 2008, 04:12:02 PM
Takis had a great sense of humour and was always ready to help. I remember one night when I had gone skinny dipping (much to Joyce's ongoing horror, although she has got to the pont now when these moments come upon me that she just holds out her hand with a resigned look. This is the sign for me to give her my watch and any other items of jewellery before any damage is done....another story....)....

On this occasion, after the event, we had gone to Ammos for a drink and she was handing my precious necklace to me and I accidentally dropped it down the decking. So I was on my hands and knees trying to locate it....and Takis came along.  He immediately got involved and we were both on the decking on hands and knees. Couldn't see much so he went off for a torch....and we could then see it but couldn't quite reach it. So he disappeared again and soon returned with a coat hanger....more hands and knees with me aiming the torch and Takis wiggling the coat hanger. Everyone by now wondering what on earth we were doing....

I am pleased to report that eventually Takis managed to hook it on to his hanger....and all was well. I am still grateful to him as the necklace has great sentimental value to me. So...thank you again Taki - I still wear it nearly every day.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 22, 2008, 04:55:11 PM
Nice story Sandy and apologies for missing your recent post. As you now know it was the father of Leonidas. The funeral was yesterday and, I would imagine, was attended by many, many friends and family.
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A very quiet Arillas today and,although the temp hovered around the 12 deg mark, not a lot of sun and quite a dull day. But, just listening to the sound of the sea perks you up no end.

I seem to remember our Marika took a pic,similar to this,many months ago now.
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(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/8628/220208asn2.jpg)
Not a patch on hers obviously but I am happy to still be an apprentice to the master.

i took a little "volta",stroll on the beach and didn't see another soul.
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(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/8720/220208bgt4.jpg)

The groundworks at Hotel Akti currently looks like a mudpit as we had 5.5mm of rain overnight to add to the wet already in the ground. But no worries as they will have that pool all ready for May.

Not long now folks to the start of a new season. - EXCITED OR WHAT ! ?

Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on February 22, 2008, 05:07:20 PM
 EXCITED, Counting the days now Eggy
Would like to catch you in Arillas before you come over to England in May
you leave a few days after we arrive, but you never know.   Thanks for all the up dates on the forum.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on February 22, 2008, 05:23:47 PM
:) Eggy you are lovely :)
It is a very nice picture,
now I can see the tree in the daytime :)
More from me is coming in summer !
Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on February 22, 2008, 05:24:02 PM
News flash!!

Eggy  was driving towards Kavadades from the main road to Arillas.!
 I was very lucky to have my camera in hand and didn't miss the shot.
It is not clear but It definitely looks like Mr Eggy going back from his "volta" on the beach. driving 100 km/hour
   
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 22, 2008, 05:26:02 PM
Well spotted Dimitri!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 22, 2008, 05:32:21 PM
Yes well spotted Dimitris, and Eggy slow down and also get your Car Washed.

Riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on February 22, 2008, 05:43:50 PM
HaHaHa!
Very good Dimitris :) :D

Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 22, 2008, 05:55:21 PM
Dimitris
I thought I saw someone hiding behind a tree but as the person was weaing a black plastic raincoat and wellington boots I did not like to stop!
( That couldn't have been you ? )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 23, 2008, 07:14:33 PM
Ummmmm!

I haven't got an Arillas Today but does a visit to Sidari count?

There was a "table top" sale today, at that place called "Baze", where I snuck in an English breakfast a week ago. Loads fings n sale from books and DVD's to plants and home made cornish pasties and cheese n onion pasties. I bought 3 dvds and good picture quality they were soon. Not saying which ones as I don't think one is has got to the UK ciinemas yet.

Add that to a bit of gardening and making a seed tray and there we are!

But.... Arillas is due a visit tomorrow to see what's happening at Mirage and Akti plus anything that "takes me fancy"

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on February 23, 2008, 07:24:12 PM
Can you check and see how things are going at both Bardis sun hotel and studios.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 23, 2008, 08:10:47 PM
Yes Eggy, there IS an Arillas today, but Sidari Today is just as valid. The table sale reminded you of Somerset I think - books and home-made pasties etc. Nothing wrong there.

Jen and me did a typical Sunday today, except it's Saturday. Up late. Jen does Sodoku on the net while Phil has long slow bath. Cookery programmes on telly. Up the pub and do our crossword. Back to big bowl of yesterday's beef stew and dumplings (cinnamon Greek flavoured of course....) and now me on forum, Jen watching Morse. Ain't Arillas, but might be a near miss.

Only problem is we are missing Gianis, Litsa, Sprios, Filipos, Angela, Eggy, Marika, Dimitris ..........

The dots don't even begin to comlete the list.

with best wishes
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 23, 2008, 08:45:05 PM
You  must have a ast shutter speed Dimitris, to catch eggy at 100 mph... great photo!  Perhaps you could do a video next time.... the pug looks like a rally car ;-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 23, 2008, 10:10:54 PM
I think Eggy had run out of Ouzo and the Supermarket was shutting. lol
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on February 23, 2008, 11:20:01 PM
TerryW

 - to prevent my tyre deflation, I can confirm that I didn't tip Dimitris off about the pug shooting past at 100mph. Someone did though?? Who grassed Eggy up?

Was it you????

phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 24, 2008, 03:09:51 PM
100 mph ? - OK , I confess that I have sometimes touched 110 kph and I also confess to hanging on to Noufris's shirt tails coming back from Corfu one day.
(He lost me just before Agros,with a neat overtaking job, leaving me behind a tortoise)
But then he is the best driver in Corfu!

So, Riggers, as per your request I have cleaned the car. Not out of chhoice however as I have picked up so much mud recently,under the wheel arches,there was a danger, that when it all dried, the car wheels would fail to rotate

Anyway, who was this "bombing" up Arillas main street this afternoon?
He must have been touching 60mph but, with feet squarely placed on road, he had no choice to skid to a standstill.
Yer can't see the face but the car gives the game away!
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/3750/240208bpu0.jpg)
( If only the service was that fast - Only joking - Really )

We have a terrific day here today with 17 deg in the shade! This weather seems to be bringing everyone out. There is a JCB and a "Cat" at Akti continuing with "pool work" and Malibu has nearly finished it's extension. Mirage are getting some very nice palm trees planted so a picture opportunity there soon.
( Not saying what it cost them but I could have bought a secondhand car for that ! )

Lisa n Steve - Bardis Sun Hotel looking good with Air Con now fitted on all appts. And ... where did those TV's, being delivered, go?

Finally a very nice view of Arillas taken from the hillside around Afionas.
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/8372/240208se1.jpg)

Terry W and Phil n Jen
Just to make sure about who reported a fast Pug I may have to reduce the air in the tyres of any transport that you both hire.
( Look out for a swarthy Englishman in false black mustache when you hire a car )

Cheers
Negg



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on February 25, 2008, 11:36:39 AM
What a lovely view Eggy....lol. Hope Joyce and I aren't responsible for any of your mud....lol again....!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 25, 2008, 07:15:19 PM
Fabulous view!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 25, 2008, 07:26:40 PM
Sandy & Joyce
Course you are !- And I have to go back to that track tomorrow to collect my exhaust.
( Only joking - Honest )

The "Kavvadades Track" down to the house is a mess at the moment. Made worse today as our neighbours are having their water pipes sunk into the ground with the help of a JCB.
.
MUD EVERY WHERE.

Another very good and warm day here today though so a couple more and things will start to dry out considerably.

Yerknow-It was just about hot enough and pleasant this afternoon we could have quite happily gone to the beach and had a bit of a sunbathe.
I've caught a tan just digging the garden. - I now have a light brown head !.
Cheers All
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 25, 2008, 07:28:48 PM
Wish I was there... its been cold here today, sunny but cold..  the only suntan I have got at the moment has come out of a bottle!  LOL.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on February 26, 2008, 03:37:36 PM
Negg thanks for the post and photos, they really cheer me up.

Remember asking if we want any specific photos taken?  I would love a piccie of Vavilas and thomas & family if they're about, and of course, the Tria and family.

Sharon x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 26, 2008, 05:34:29 PM
Sharon
I will my my best in the next few days.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on February 27, 2008, 12:34:53 AM
Sharon
got this one of Philip(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3198/philipwr7.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on February 27, 2008, 10:38:47 AM
Aw thanks John, luvly jubly as philip loves to say! x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 27, 2008, 02:35:51 PM
Sharon - First an apology to you.
A lot of Tavernas, around North Corfu, use their places as a part 2nd home and storage area during the winter. I went to Vavillas today and they do just the same.
For this reason it felt like an intrusion into their privacy to take a photo.
( Probably a bit like taking a picture of "Posh" in hair curlers and face pack.)
When we near the start of the season, and they are raring to go,I'll click a pic.

Meanwhile, that ole pool at Atki Arilla Inn is taking shape.
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9704/270208asc3.jpg)

I spoke to Spiros, son of Stammatis,who says it will be ready by April.
He reminded me of a link, through this website, to theirs.
www.aktiarillahotel.gr
The photo was taken from their conservatory area which has now been opened up.

And................... The extension to the Malibu is now finished.
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8268/270208biy5.jpg)
That will be a very nice area for the summer and, now a favour from you all.
If you have a drink there, then mention to Yiorgos ( George ) that you saw pictures of progress on the Forum. I think that, just occassionally, he doesn't know just how the Arillas Website works for everybody. But he's beginning to understand "Forum Power"
( and , just maybe you'll get a free drink )

Interesting ongoings at the Hotel Marina. It looks very much like they are having a lift installed for that 3rd floor. The lift carcase looks to be installed and there's a large pallet of goodies there marked electrics/Lift/Escalor etc.
I may be wrong so don't take it as Gospel.

So,a good Arillas yet again. Around the 15 deg mark this pm. I saw Dimitris and will update the webcam Horizon post shortly.

Now, after dragging this boat 100yds too find the best spot I tried a photo.
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/8918/270208cfw5.jpg)
Just spare a thought for me here as I then had to drag it back!

Cheers All
Negg

[Re-edited  by administrator: {drink one ouzo to continue}]

There was a typo on the images links that prevented the rest of the txt.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 27, 2008, 02:39:02 PM
Hmmmmmmmmm
Problem with this posting - " Hold the Phone" - I need to find Dimitris.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 27, 2008, 02:49:52 PM
Meanwhile...
This is the extension to the Malibu.
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5990/270208bwx6.jpg)

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 27, 2008, 02:52:38 PM
And this is the boat I had to drag 100 yds up the beach to get a good photo.
( Maybe I should have left it where it was - Would have saved dragging it back )
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/5121/270208chg9.jpg)

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on February 27, 2008, 02:53:31 PM
Wow the extension is looking pretty good!  the boat photo is a good one Eggy, worth the hard work I think. ;-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on February 27, 2008, 03:18:00 PM
No apology needed Negg, and thanks very much for taking the trouble to go to Vavilas. 

Great photos and updates

Sharon xx

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on February 27, 2008, 07:13:25 PM


Meanwhile, that ole pool at Atki Arilla Inn is taking shape.
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9704/270208asc3.jpg)




Looking good, thanks Eggy.

Do you know how the promised pool at the Marina is coming on......or isn't it? :D

Sue
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on February 28, 2008, 10:14:32 AM
great photos
thank you
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 28, 2008, 06:56:06 PM
Good to see Dimitris sorted that glitch out with the last post.

Peckedhen - Sue
There are a lot of building materials in the car park end of Marina which. to me, look excess to that 3rd floor build. I think that, when they have finished that floor they will then start on the pool.
But.... Are they advertising a pool for this year? - I don't know, as being resident here, you can lose track as to what is advertsised in brochures etc.
I will try and find out.

Blondgirl - Sue
I didn't really drag that boat. - I left it to Wegg as I did the driving !

Arillas once again enjoyed lovely temps of around 17 deg in the shade. It's very slowly waking up and preparing for that Summer onslaught.
You lucky people you !
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on February 28, 2008, 08:09:44 PM

Thanks Negg,

I don't know about advertising. Vasilis did tell us there would be a lift and pool this year and Nancy confirms this on the Corfu Escape site.  We'll watch this space.....

Sue
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on February 29, 2008, 04:18:33 PM

Vasilis did tell us there would be a lift and pool this year and Nancy confirms this on the Corfu Escape site. 

Sue
Take a look at the photo. This is the carcassing for the lift currently being installed. I had a chat with a guy there today who confirms that a pool will be done just across the road.
He says it will be ready for May.
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/2135/290208agl3.jpg)

Had a nice relaxed meet with Marino from Horizon and Spiros from Thallassa. The Horizon has had all the woodwork in the bar re-varnished and very smart it looks too.
Probably about 22/23 deg in the sun and, once again, Arillas doesn't let us down.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on February 29, 2008, 05:13:14 PM
Oooh! It really is happening then...and not in Greek time either! :D 

Counting the weeks till we arrive at the end of May - will look out for you Negg. Thanks.

Sue
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on February 29, 2008, 09:37:16 PM
Another nice sunset today....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on February 29, 2008, 09:48:37 PM
That is a Great Picture Dimitris.........
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on February 29, 2008, 09:50:45 PM
Yes - just beautiful.
Best wishes
PJ
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on February 29, 2008, 10:14:48 PM
Wow! Beautiful pic Dimitris! :)

Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on February 29, 2008, 11:40:48 PM
Lovely photo and I accidentally found out how to make it larger!!  :roll:
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on March 01, 2008, 10:14:11 AM
Thanks, Dimitris. For a few seconds I was stood on the beach watching that sunset and the boat.


phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jennyandchris on March 01, 2008, 01:18:17 PM
Can somebody tell me where to find these wonderful photos taken by Dimitris?
I have no problem with the photos taken by Eggy, they are just there! And a day does not go by without me looking in on this link. Makes me feel much closer to my next holiday. Thanks all.But where is that Sunset?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on March 01, 2008, 01:26:36 PM
Hi Jennyandchris.
It is just above where Dimitris has posted. Just click on the picture to enlarge it.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 01, 2008, 02:05:45 PM
These photos from Dimitris are great, are they not?
I live here but still enjoy them as much as anyone.
Could be time for me to invest in a new camera I think.

Weather good here again & we had a coffee with "The Man" & his very good woman.
Not forgetting Baby who is a bonny little lad, very alert and just oozes happiness.

Even an old fart like me feels sentimental. ( Can I say that word? )

That's our Arillas today - Can't be bettered I'm afraid.
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on March 01, 2008, 05:52:29 PM
I love the boat picture, and wish I was on it. I always wanted to go on the boat that the man tied up at the jetty. Have`nt seen him for a while. Boats n bikes, mmmmmmmmm. Sorry, I`m away again! Nice post Eggy, and yes, you can, lol.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Paul C on March 02, 2008, 10:26:25 AM
Eggy

you can say sentimental any time you like,I take it that's the word you mean ???

Paul
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jennyandchris on March 02, 2008, 11:07:39 AM
Hi Jennyandchris.
It is just above where Dimitris has posted. Just click on the picture to enlarge it.

Sorry to be a thicko, still can't see it. I have no picture, apart from his profile picture to click on.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Paul C on March 02, 2008, 11:39:42 AM
The beach looks particularly good on the web cam today. How I would love to be stood on the jetty or even testing the sea temperature. Anyone want to join me? Roll on September.
Paul
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dorothy on March 02, 2008, 11:56:51 AM
Hi jennyandchris

I have the same problem!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: test on March 02, 2008, 02:08:51 PM
Just a quick test ....

It's me (Dimitris) checking I think I fixed it can you please confirm?

Sorry about the inconvenience!!
that must have been a forgotten configuration!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dorothy on March 02, 2008, 02:44:24 PM
Hi Dimitris 

Yes I can now see your super photos.  Looking forward to seeing your lovely baby in August.

Dorothy
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on March 02, 2008, 08:06:24 PM
We could see them already, Dimitris. That sunset just beamed me up until I realised we're NOT THERE. Thanks for everything, but I'm now going to sleep for four months until we are there...

best wishes
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on March 02, 2008, 10:33:09 PM
While you can all see them by now I will post a couple of other pictures.
They are not from today but from 18th of February ,, the coldest day of this winter since now!  -5C overnight .
These clouds are playing with the wind and cold air.
It looks as if the aliens have discovered Arillas.
I hope they won't demand anything from their own planet but they will stick to the local food and drinks.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on March 02, 2008, 10:35:47 PM
And... today's Sunset is still worthy showing
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on March 02, 2008, 11:05:28 PM
Thanks Dimitris
for the BEAUTIFUL pictures!
I fell in dreams :)

Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on March 02, 2008, 11:08:06 PM
Beautiful Dimitris. See you when my four months hibernation is over....

lol
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ivan on March 02, 2008, 11:09:08 PM
That sunset is beautiful, I think a Metaxa is called for!
                                                 Ivan
      
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on March 02, 2008, 11:27:23 PM
Yes it`s still worth showing Dimitris, and lovely too.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on March 03, 2008, 05:51:40 PM
fantastic photos..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 03, 2008, 06:04:53 PM
I'm going to have to ask Dimitris how he copies these pictures across under this file which you click on to enlarge. ( Think I maybe using the wrong prog )

Meanwhile my smalll contribution for today.
We had our 2 monthly telephone bill on Friday, We get it here every 2 months, so I can moan about it 6 times a year not 4, as in England.
Anyway, thought I'd pop to Avliotes, this morning, to pay it. Took the long way round and first stop Arillas.

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/6553/030308axx1.jpg)
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/765/030308bqj8.jpg)
What a lovely morning, yet again.

Then through Agious Stephanos, to Avliotes, over the hills. The views help me prepare myself physically and mentally for the chore of parting with cash.
(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4122/030308cvm2.jpg)
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/3296/030308dgh5.jpg)

From Avliotes to Sidari where the beach is also looking good. This is the Canal D'Amour end, as I call it.
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5523/030308eyk0.jpg)
At this point I was tempted for an English Breakfast at "Baze" but, as I'd been gone for nearly 2 hours decided against it.

Anyway,I had a garden to strim & to prove I have done some work today, here's me.
(http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/6784/030308fal3.jpg)
You may be able to see that I am deep in concentration trying to work out which end, of the super duper petrol strimmer, I hold on to.

Temps touched about 22 deg in the shade today. It felt like 26 deg in the sun to me.
However I'm told we could be in for a wet Weds/Thurs so it's make the most of Tue.
Must sort these photos out.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on March 03, 2008, 06:28:00 PM
More excellent photographs Eggy.

I still think that you need a webcam at home. We could sit at work and watch you work at home. Now that would be good.

I know what you mean about Dimitris's photographs, but I think that if we all posted photos like that, the server would soon get overloaded.

TerryW

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on March 03, 2008, 09:11:18 PM
I still think that you need a webcam at home. We could sit at work and watch you work at home. Now that would be good.

Yes indeed! It would be like a one man and his soap opera :) Excellent idea TerryW!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on March 04, 2008, 11:24:31 AM
Excellent photos Eggy it looks absolutely lovely.  Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on March 04, 2008, 12:11:32 PM
Eggy,  is that you or the Gardener
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on March 04, 2008, 02:46:46 PM
Its looking good Eggy... keep at it! 

You can come and cut ours if you you like, but somehow I dont think we can tempt you back to the UK can we?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jennyandchris on March 04, 2008, 04:30:13 PM
Just a quick test ....

It's me (Dimitris) checking I think I fixed it can you please confirm?

Sorry about the inconvenience!!
that must have been a forgotten configuration!!

Thanks so much, Dimitris. I can see what I have been missing! What is it about a sunset, especially an "over the sea" sunset in Arillas that stikes such a cord?
Please keep them coming ( I am beginning to wonder if I am developing an addiction!)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 04, 2008, 04:39:45 PM
Terry - Home Webcam ? - You'll be wanting sound with it next!
( Would have been edited yesterday when I slipped and slid down the steep part of the grass bank - Twice ! )

John - That answers your question.-(But a proper gardener would get it done quicker)

Sue - Nothing's tempting us to come home yet. But strangely enough, the other day, I had a yearning for Jelly Beans and Jelly Babies. Can't get them here. ( Hint,Hint,)

Arillas had a bit of a breeze this afternoon and the weathers been a bit hit n miss most of the day. I clicked a pic because I thought the waves were a lot more dramatic than yesterday but, on looking at it again, can't tell  the difference.
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/4229/040308aae6.jpg)
Shame - doesn't do the day justice really.

They've now fitted the door openings for the "Marina Lift" to all floors so, I reckon, finished in two weeks. Maybe then they start on that pool.

Took a drive to St George where it was blowing a small gale.
(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/7836/040308bts9.jpg)
Quite cold and some serious rain clouds above.
Started to rain on the way home, felt very chilly, but now the suns out and it's 18deg.
I never did understand the moods of the weather. Rain still forecast though.

Cheers
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on March 04, 2008, 04:45:03 PM
Ni Negg

Once again your photos make us realise exactly what we are missing, keep em coming it makes me feel better just seeing Arillas beach.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on March 05, 2008, 07:52:18 PM

Sue - Nothing's tempting us to come home yet. But strangely enough, the other day, I had a yearning for Jelly Beans and Jelly Babies. Can't get them here. ( Hint,Hint,)


Hint taken...can you hang on till the end of May? ;)

Sue
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on March 06, 2008, 05:37:03 AM
Whan you say Jelly beans can it be any or does it have to be the real American ones? there is a lot of differents sometimes. Jelly Baby's yummy Dont know if it means anything about me but I love to bite the heads of first, where as some people will eat the legs first and some just gobble the lot at once. We sell them in big bags and I think I might have some when I get to work later today. Wicked aint I, dont worry we will bring some with us. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 06, 2008, 02:06:49 PM
Sue & Viv
Any type of Jelly bean or Jelly Baby is OK by me. I just get these pangs very occassionally. - If Wegg finds out then I'm in trouble.

Spotted some local beefsteak on the way to Arillas today, Brave intrepid Wegg voluntered to go and take the pic. I kept the engine running just in case.
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6208/060308bgr9.jpg)
I think I ate a chunk of her sister at Mon Amour last night.
She did me me some dirty looks

We're enjoying around 23/24 deg today and the forecasted rain hasn't happened so a bit more gardening this afternoon is in order.
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/4074/060308awm4.jpg)
But we could have cheerfully spent an other hour at Arillas. Should have taken sarnies and a flask of Retsina.
Negg & Wegg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on March 06, 2008, 02:17:49 PM
That has got to be the FIRST cow I have ever seen in Greece... I have seen lots of goats but never cows.

Now you have let everyone know you have a pash for jelly beans and babies you will be inundated..  in september if your stash runs low I will bring some out for you!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on March 06, 2008, 04:20:21 PM
i will bring you some when i come out. :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 06, 2008, 04:58:39 PM
You Guys
If Wegg reads these posts then very soon I will be in deep s**t. She will chastise me and beat me with thorns. So be quick and bury these replies under many posts to help me retain the quiet life I have been used too.

I popped back into Arillas this pm and had a rather nice Ouzo plus long chat with George at Malibu. ( Or was it a long ouzo and nice chat ? )
He's still fussing over that extension of his. If you are here this year then take time out to look at the carved olive wood he's used. I'm a great fan of wood and what he's done there is great. Each piece is like a bit of sculpture.

Sue - BG - I think that cow gets moved around every day to give the impression of a spaced out herd. " Herd of cows? - Course I have ! )

Negg

Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 07, 2008, 05:23:34 PM
The promised rain was received overnight and continued through the morning and although the sun tried it's best about an hour ago it's just started to rain again.

The picture may tell a different story but there's some big black clouds up there.
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9950/070308ke7.jpg)

Picture taken from a very popular Forum members Villa.
We've had some very good days so can allow a couple of slightly bad ones.

The other niggle we have here is an Electric strike/Go slow. Call it what you will.
Power goes off for 3 hours in the morning ( 9-12 ) and then a couple of hours in the evening ( 7 - 9 ) When you're all electric and even the water is controlled by a pump it does cause a few problems. Fortunately Mon Amour have a generator, so had the pleasure of our company,yet again, last night.
Dimitris tells me this could go on till Wednesday. - Bummer!

And finally, yesterday, when we did get the power back, there must have been some sort of power surge and now the Sky box has ceased to function.
No electric to watch anything anyway.  -  All learning curves
( Wanna live in the sun ? - Gotta put up with a little sunburn now and again )
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 07, 2008, 10:42:13 PM
Just a couple of pics taken during the power cut tonight.
About an hour after this we had a lttle thunder & lightning plus a downpour.
10:30 here now and it's cleared up quite well.
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9749/s3010813ad1.jpg)
(http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/3451/s3010816cz9.jpg)

& here's the Negg & Wegg survival kit which gets us through these losses of electric
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/8927/s3010820vl0.jpg)
Note the Gas light, music player plus mini speakers a portable dvd player plus decent film. Not forgetting the wine & choc plus a flask of coffee just in case they forget to turn the power back on. ( Won't mention the cigarettes )
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on March 07, 2008, 11:00:05 PM
Eggy that looks like my idea of a survival kit!  Although I'd miss out the ciggies and throw in another bar of chocolate. :-)

Eileenxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on March 07, 2008, 11:00:23 PM
It's good to see you have got all these essentials to hand Eggy. No candles??.

Great night photos.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on March 08, 2008, 12:46:45 AM
I think Eggy was trying to replicate his memories of the blitz :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on March 08, 2008, 01:59:40 AM
You're so organised.    got the most important things then wine and choccies!

good thing you havent got any jelly babies, you wouldnt know if you were eating the heads or the feet first in the dark.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on March 08, 2008, 02:51:32 AM
bg, what you can`t see, you can feel!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: holliepos on March 08, 2008, 12:32:56 PM
('don't always WANT to see what I can feel!!)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jennyandchris on March 08, 2008, 09:17:18 PM
Oh, please don't stop. First time in ages my other half has come in to find out why the shout of laughter!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on March 08, 2008, 09:32:13 PM
Blimey Eggy, where`s the food! Violin to serenade, and the 3 legged donkey. Cos if that`s all you offered Wegg, you should be talking the next leg off! xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 10, 2008, 05:30:41 PM
Listen you lot. - Today is "Clean Monday" - It means that, over the weekend there were no power cuts as Carnivals were ongoing in various places and the members of the Electric Company probably attended so didn't want to upset anyone!

Actually "Clean Monday" is the equivalent of Lent on the Christian calender. It's a public holiday and loadsa families go the local beaches to fly a few kites and have a few drinks. A bit like a last binge before the fasting.
So, Arillas today was the busiest we've seen it for sometime.

The difference between a Greek Public Holiday and English one?
The Greek one is where you decide where to go and get there painlessly.
( Not sat on a Motorway somewhere )

Pictures tell it all, we hope.
(http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/5418/s3010833ob7.jpg)
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5723/s3010824wr4.jpg)
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6781/s3010832hp2.jpg)

At one point we counted 15 kites flying away merrily but the camera did not pick them up very well at all.
(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4826/s3010825bz9.jpg)

Horizon and Helens Creperie were open for drinks and meze and doing a good trade.
Saw Dimitris, Brouklis  and Akis from Mathraki. Akis very tired but then he has been awake all night setting up & doing whatever needed to be done with the new webcam.
Ended up with "Alcohol Dimitris" and Family for drinks and a very nice meze of Octopus and pickled sardines in a very nice vinegar dressing plus some small but very feisty peppers.
(Alcohol Dimitris is our neighbour & the guy who delivers beers etc to the Bars/Hotels)
Had a walk down to the naturist beach. The rocks are looking OK but a little kelp on the beach due to the last 2 days bad weather. That will clear though very soon.
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7602/s3010827dd4.jpg)

And .... We think we found Vivians's sunbed, all set up and ready for her visit.
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1125/s3010830hz0.jpg)

A less hectic and peaceful photo is the one we took driving down into Arillas today.
(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/1198/100308dce7.jpg)

And finally...... We enjoyed watching the Corfu Town Carnival on Greek TV last night. Today they were showing another Carnival taking place so I took a picture off the TV
Just a thought.
(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5512/100308exs3.jpg)

Avliotes Carnival tonight. We're told it's going to be packed - 1000 plus people.
Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on March 10, 2008, 05:35:09 PM
Good Photos again Eggy, and it was interesting that you mentioned "Clean Monday". I had no idea what this was about but found an interesting website here ......

http://www.spetsesdirect.com/annual_events_national_holidays/clean_monday


Is your Sat Box working again?

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on March 10, 2008, 05:57:14 PM
Thank you Eggy for another fab report.  It was the next best thing to being there.

Eileenx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on March 10, 2008, 06:14:20 PM
Great report Eggy...I'm looking forward to going home to see the piccies.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 10, 2008, 06:24:56 PM
Terry
Good website and tells it very much better that I can.

Poor ole sky box has breathed it's last but have got Mathraki Akis, technical genius of Arillas, to order me one that will not need to be registered with Sky but will receive all the channels we have subcribed to.

Anyone want any more pics from the TV of the Carnivals/Parties that have been happening all around Greece? "Pimpsey" to sit in front of a TV and press a button.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on March 10, 2008, 07:15:54 PM
Great Photos Eggy.
Nice to see some Activity going in Arillas, and around the Island. Think i might just have one to celebrate the carnival too.

riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on March 10, 2008, 09:43:36 PM
Eggy, just had a look at the fantastic photo's and roared with laughter at my sunbed one, please make sure nobody pinches it before I get there and could you vanish it for me while your down there next time, lol. Showed Pete and sya's what with finding my flipflop earlier on and now my sunbed, can you please find him an empty house that he dosent have to pay for. Thanks for sending all the pic's I love looking at them. See you and Wendy soon. Viv & Pete
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on March 11, 2008, 04:11:33 PM
Negg great report and photos, those night time ones were ace, and loved Vivs sunbed, her feet might dangle just a little bit!

Sharon x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ivan on March 11, 2008, 09:10:02 PM
 Brilliant photos and info Negg, please keep them coming
                                  Ivan
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on March 12, 2008, 01:00:28 PM
I would be more concerned about the splinters Viv!  It would probably need a good sanding before the varnish goes on especially if its on the nudie beach.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 12, 2008, 03:24:23 PM
So I've landed yet another carpentry job. Sanding down and staining to, maybe a light oak colour, so from a distance it could look like you're floating on air Viv.
I could make some little steps so Wegg can use it as well.

New Advertising slogan.
" Have a ball on Arillas Beach this year ! "
(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1355/120308bxf5.jpg)
I can hear al those groans as I type - Sorry, couldn't resist it.
( I got my feet wet rescuing that ball as well )

Weather's being very kind to us today with a sunny 18 to 22 deg depending whether you're in the shade or not. Quite a breeze on the beach though but painless.
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6269/120308aja9.jpg)

Hotel Akti pool is ongoing at a rate of knots as is the Marina lift. Horizon has now opened it's doors for evening and lunchtime drinks. Good news for us that are here.

Finally, don't forget the sacrifices Wegg and I have made for this new webcam.
Akis was supposed to be sorting out a new sky box for us and that's taken a bit of a back seat now. - Missing racing from Cheltenham this week! - Priorities I suppose.
Cheers
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on March 12, 2008, 03:30:41 PM
Thanks for the Report and pics Eggy. There was no Groans from me , Honestly.
I think Cheltenham is cancelled today due to the weather. May be wrong.

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on March 12, 2008, 03:36:04 PM

Thanks Eggy keep 'em coming. ;)

Yep, racing at Cheltenham cancelled for the second day running due to weather, so you're not missing anything!

Sue
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 12, 2008, 03:42:31 PM
Racing Cancelled ? - Still time to lose some cash when it's re-scheduled then?
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on March 12, 2008, 07:43:34 PM


Here you go Negg:  'The forecast for Thursday and Friday is much calmer and the races abandoned today will be re-scheduled to be run on Thursday and Friday on extended cards, with a first race time of 1230pm.'
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 13, 2008, 05:29:24 PM
Peckedhen
Still no sky here so Cheltenham will have to wait another year.
Grand National here soon though. - Need to find someone with BBC1.

Vivian
We went to Arillas today armed with an electric sander plus a very long extension lead and wood varnish but someone's pinched yer sunbed! Obviously the Local Mayor, worried that it could become a trend, and everybody will want one.
( That would play havoc with the rentals )

Amazing though what you find on the beach.
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9597/130308ewr4.jpg)
Now I know it's not yours and I know it's not Sandys or Joyces. A t-shirt on the beach to all of you is the same as a budget increase on alcohol.
( Totally unnecessary and an extra we certainly don't need )
So that maybe leaves Riggers or Terry W. It's certainly not mine and I wouldn't want to own two of them anyway!

So - Whose on holiday here this year or who recognises it?
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/3874/130308aam6.jpg)
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/7279/130308bjk1.jpg)
Only taken from the side as further up there was a mutt of an animal who seemed to want to "go for the throat".
Looks to me like a lot of care has been taken with the grounds here. Very impressed.

Activity at the "Rainbow" today with a Jimmy and Spiros "Spruce up" It's all beginning to come alive here folks.

Beach looks as good as ever.
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/5117/130308cnf4.jpg)
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8621/130308dru9.jpg)

I have to say that, when we were there today, and Wegg did her brisk/fast walk along the beach, she left me to have a leisurely stroll around. Stood,standing as yer do, listening to nothing but the sound of the sea, I had this guilty pang.
It will be very hard to share all this with everybody from May? I guess I'm not totally Greek yet, as Corfiots, especially Arillas ones are noted for their sharing/hospitality.

Helens Creperie was open today with customers and there was someone taking a swim. It may well be 18/20 deg but "Brave Lady" is all I'm saying.
I reckon, about a weeks time and another photo of "Akti Pool" will be in order.
Take Care y'all
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on March 13, 2008, 05:32:28 PM
Good post Eggy....I can almost feel the place waking up after the winter. Say hi to those Rainbow boys for me but I'll save the kisses till I see them!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 13, 2008, 05:36:44 PM
Good post Eggy....I can almost feel the place waking up after the winter. Say hi to those Rainbow boys for me but I'll save the kisses till I see them!

Sandy
I think Wegg would have passed them on.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on March 13, 2008, 05:37:46 PM
It's not my Tshirt Eggy, must be Terrys.

Great photos of Kaloudis and Beach. I'm sure the mutt( Fibo) wouldn't bite you.

riggers.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on March 13, 2008, 05:38:40 PM
No riggers, it's the chocolate orange that is Terry's :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 13, 2008, 05:41:06 PM
EEG
Damm - If I'd though of that, I would have paid good money to buy one.Just to take a picture of it on the beach.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on March 13, 2008, 05:57:49 PM
There's blue sky in so many of the photos and I can't belieeeeve the temperatures for February.

Counting the weeks till we come. 

Sue :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on March 13, 2008, 06:03:14 PM
February, am i ahead of myself?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on March 13, 2008, 06:03:54 PM
Hi Eggy, I just cant drag myself away from the computer now that those wonderful pics are on. It just seems to bring time nearer altough Arillas couldn't be any closer to our hearts then it is. (Sounds like a school kid in love I know but the thought of being there does give me the butterfly's in the tum feeling lol) Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on March 13, 2008, 06:08:52 PM
Viv, I'm getting all excited now too...especially reading that the creperie is open! :-)


Thanks for another good post Neill,

Ashley has a top the exact same as that, but I'm quite sure it would not have survived in such good nick on the beach since last October!  Besides what would she have worn home from the beach that day.....???

Eileenx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on March 13, 2008, 06:17:47 PM
It was a long post Eggy, and a good one.

If the t-shirt is there tomorrow have a look at the label. It its a Per Una label it could be mine :-)

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on March 13, 2008, 07:43:34 PM
If it's not yours Terry, it probably belongs to PatrickJohn - it goes well with his Speedos!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on March 13, 2008, 08:08:02 PM
Eileen, I also am getting excited now just hope Pete is free to come. Fingers crossed. See you there. Love Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on March 13, 2008, 09:38:10 PM
Hi Everyone
Thanks Eggy for great pics again.  Am very happy to see the Kaloudis looking so good - only got to get through April and we'll be there.
Am not sure the tee shirt does match my swimwear so we must keep looking for the owner - perhaps it was she who was swimming in the sea today?
Best wishes
PJ
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 14, 2008, 09:34:29 AM

Am not sure the tee shirt does match my swimwear so we must keep looking for the owner - perhaps it was she who was swimming in the sea today?
Best wishes
PJ

PJ
I hope not because when I picked it up I carried it away to a sunny spot to take a photo.
Didn't return it back - Whoops - May have to lie low for a while !
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on March 14, 2008, 12:29:03 PM
LOL Negg that made me laugh, if she spotted you running off with her top!  hahahaha.

The phantom top stealer!

Sharon x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on March 18, 2008, 12:48:23 PM
I have to make a serious complaint, we have not had a post on this topic, from Eggy, for 4 days. Its a daily event now like watching the 6 O clock news.

Joking apart, I just hope he is OK and will soon be back with some classic Easter Eggs.

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on March 18, 2008, 01:02:22 PM
Hi Terry

I'm sure I read somewhere yesterday that Neil was going into Arillas today so hopefully he will be reporting later.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 18, 2008, 08:03:28 PM
I did get to Arillas today, the last 3/4 days have been hectic.
1. Waiting for a delivery of heating Oil.
2. Waiting for a new sky box.
Cargo boats from Athens on strike,so I'm told - The reason why we haven't had the oil
3. A lot of typing linked with building quotes. - Nice to do at home sat with an Ouzo
( Evening meetings at home aren't that bad either. Especially when you're bought a gift of decent red wine and a bottle of 50% proof tsipouro.)
4. Wegg broke her glasses so had to go to Roda for eye test and order new pair.
( No Accidental insurance over here-Can't claim diddley )

Anyway Arillas looks fine. Hotel Akti have started removing the wooden shuttering from around the new pool so all ongoing there. They have scaffolding all up the side wall, of the hotel, so looks like a new paint job on the cards.
Lift nearly finished at the Horizon an the beach as good as ever.
And the hole in the wall by Arkokal travel ? - It said "Oh no! - Not you again!"

Finallly, on my way to Arillas.......................
WHO LEFT THE GATE OPEN?
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6699/180308aqd4.jpg)
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/6254/180308byr1.jpg)
One of my neighbours has still yet to repair a hole in his fence. His poultry have now taken to sitting at the side of the road watching the world go by.
Spot the turkey that hid away at Christmas and was forgotten.

Hope these pics come out OK. - ( Eileen - guess the neighbour?)

Maggie - Will be in touch soon.

Cheers to all
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on March 18, 2008, 08:37:37 PM
well done Mr   Eggy!
We were getting worried not to have seen you around.
I was almost going to take you job today but you saved it with this post.
But the sunset today was too good to be missed.

   
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on March 18, 2008, 08:46:46 PM
That looks like my favourite bench...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on March 18, 2008, 09:18:42 PM
Great to have the Arillas Today post back.

I see even the Birds were there to see you on your way.lol.

Great Sunset Pic again Dimitris.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on March 18, 2008, 10:10:10 PM
great photos !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on March 18, 2008, 10:15:35 PM
Thanks for the pic, Dimitris. Jen and I have sat many times on "Sandy's favourite bench" watching the sunset. (That's after we'd managed to push her out of the way....)

It is a wonderful moment to be there with you all.
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on March 18, 2008, 10:20:40 PM
You and jen are always welcome to join me...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on March 19, 2008, 07:52:04 PM
Good to see you back Neil.... I was missing Eggy's daily diary!!

Will you be around the first two weeks in June or are you still in the UK then?

Sue
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on March 19, 2008, 10:30:18 PM
Dimitris, you have surpassed yourself with this picture! Just amazing :)

Thank you!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 21, 2008, 03:09:26 PM
It's all go in Arillas today.
Blondegirl was right about her "webcam" sighting of a JCB on the sea front!
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4896/210308bia2.jpg)
""" Hotel Marina Pool is on the way ! """

Meanwhile Hotel Akti is going at a rate of knots! The blockwork surround is in so not long before the inside of he pool is finished.

Helens Creperie now looks to be open every day, probably looking after all the workers

I seemed to be the only one taking an interest in the beach.
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/4342/210308asp2.jpg)

Even Dimitris was in his "Bob the Builder" blue overalls today but picture not allowed!
Always time to stop for a chat though.

A couple of questions for you all now.
"" Where will these signs be hanging from May? """
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7271/210308ddt8.jpg)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4249/210308cav0.jpg)
And,can you Greek language learners out there translate the second board?

Temp. hovering around the 16deg iin the shade mark. A good day all round and makes last nights 90 minute power cut a pimple on an elephants bum.

Cheers
Negg
 * ps - I see we have a new forum member - "MRS EGG" *
Who is this mysterious woman? and.... will she cramp my style?


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on March 21, 2008, 03:25:11 PM
Great reports Eggy.

You have had a busy morning. Good to see all this work going on.

I think you and Mrs Egg will fighting over the Keyboard soon.  lol

riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on March 21, 2008, 04:23:41 PM
I'm surprised Dimitris was so shy of a photograph in his overalls....perhaps he is saving himself for another "topless service" picture in the summer!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on March 21, 2008, 05:20:15 PM
Hi Neil

Hanging at "The Night Owl" perhaps?

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on March 21, 2008, 06:37:23 PM

Whoohoo!  The Marina pool will be there when we arrive.

Says she who always goes on the beach but, never say never! :roll:
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on March 21, 2008, 06:42:31 PM
well, I am glad my old eyes werent deceiving me and that there was something going on down there.  I just hope that they let the paint dry before they fill the pools with water though... we have had some funny experiences with blue feet from new pools!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on March 21, 2008, 09:47:37 PM
The new sign looks suspiciously like this one

(http://www.brouklis.com/fanari2.gif)

It would suit a restaurant that served this type of food

(http://www.brouklis.com/timologio.gif)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 21, 2008, 10:50:47 PM
Terry
That's the correct answer to the easy bit.
Now, as a special treat , you gotta translate it all.

Mango
That was a new sign they had made the end of last year. So now you got that one right whose going to win the Grand National?

Sandy
Maybe it should be compulsory Brouklis all wear them for the summer season.
( Like a team uniform )

Riggers
Mrs Egg's in bed and I found the "key" to the keyboard tonight.

BG
i will try and get a better opicture of Marina pool tomorrow

Night all
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on March 21, 2008, 11:16:27 PM
Thanks Negg.

Arillas today is lacking one thing - us!

Both sons here in Baltonsborough today and asked what is it about Arillas that gets us going? Warned them, but it took us an hour to explain it all......

And welcome Wendy, Mrs Eggy  - our black and white cat is expecting regular updates from you. Filipos from the Christos apartments has christened her Wendy - our nickname for her is Wegg. Your soul mate!

happy easter
phil and jenny
 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on March 21, 2008, 11:24:09 PM
ΨΗΣΤΑΡΙΑ = BARBECUE BROUKLIS

(http://www.brouklis.com/arnia.gif)

No laughing if I am wrong.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 22, 2008, 03:13:34 PM
Terry
How do you pronounce it?
Are we sure that the body, beneath what is obviously lamb, is not that of a tourist who couldn't pay his bill?
( I'm sure if you look at it long enough you can see a head )

Chilly start here today and a bit of rain but now not bad at all.
Another picture of the on going Horizon pool.
(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/6725/rob3mt5.jpg)

I'm not convinced it will be ready for May but then, a lot of people made the same noises about the Athens Olympics.
( When Greek builders knuckle down you'd be amazed what they can do! )

Also, you may have read, under the euro exchange thread, that friends we know have just started their build. Hit badly by the pound vs euro.

I'm sure they won't mind me showing a couple of pics we took for them today.
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4135/rob1ux6.jpg)
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7606/rob2qa1.jpg)

The first is what will be the track leading to their house and the second is the view, that I guess they will just have to put up with. ( Came out a bit dark - sorry )

Hopefully it might ease the pain of the poor exchange and maybe cheer 'em up.

Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on March 22, 2008, 03:27:30 PM
Thats a very nice view they will have... one I know that I would rather have than here anyday.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on March 22, 2008, 04:54:30 PM
Blondegirl, have you stolen my bench?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on March 22, 2008, 07:13:31 PM
May be... I expect its a bench a lot of Arillas bottoms have sat on.   At the top of Afionas.. one of our favourite views (and photos),  a definate place to visit again in september.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on March 22, 2008, 07:50:17 PM
Sandy I hate to correct you, it's OUR bench.

lol Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on March 22, 2008, 08:05:32 PM
Did you mean Horizon pool earlier. Correct me if wrong but dont they already have one.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on March 22, 2008, 08:09:11 PM
Slip of the fingers, i'm sure he meant Akti.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on March 23, 2008, 01:01:06 AM
It was definately on the sea front, I know I saw the digger working on the webcam the other day -  perhaps its the Mirage or the Marina Apartments.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on March 23, 2008, 01:34:12 AM
Oh Yes Sorry I Meant "The Marina".  oops.

riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 23, 2008, 09:28:15 AM
Did you mean Horizon pool earlier. Correct me if wrong but dont they already have one.

Quite right - Meant Marina Pool - WOTAMISTAKTOMAKA

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on March 23, 2008, 09:32:43 AM
Never mind Eggy we all make them. See you in June hopefully at the usual table. Bringing my own eggy with me. In fact going to deliver some eggy's later this morning.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 23, 2008, 12:29:49 PM
Arillas today, folks, will not happen.

Why? - Because I've just been to the local Kafenio to look for mail.They gave me a large Ouzo. Then I went to Levendis bar to look for a neighbour. Bought an ouzo for 1 euro. Neighbour not there and Levendis insisted on treating me to another one!

Then, went to neighbours house. He insisted on giving me a large Ouzo. Poor guy has been laid up for 10 days with a leg problem.

So, now I'm home, before all this has a chance to take effect. I apologise for any spelling mistakes. Should I go up a ladder this afternoon?

Not a bad couple of hours really!

Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Wendy n Stu on March 23, 2008, 12:33:40 PM
Sounds amazing Eggy.  Stuart is really jealous - although he has had breakfast in bed plus two mugs of tea and the sunday papers so not a bad Easter Sunday.  Snow outside, very chilly.  Hope you both ok.  Thanks for e-mails.  See you soon.  W. x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on March 23, 2008, 12:34:18 PM
Well done Negg - you deserve it although Wegg may not agree! I should just get stuck in to the retsina with your dinner now and make a day of it!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on March 23, 2008, 04:48:00 PM
Well Eggy, I believe that counts as the daily Ouzo report which makes most of us smile :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ann K on March 23, 2008, 05:34:15 PM
I have to have my daily fix of Arillas like so many of you and today I've had two but where's the picture of the digger at the Marina gone to which was there this morning and gone this afternoon.  I tried right clicking the cross and opening the picture but nothing happened.  Could it be the ouzo taking effect?  I love looking at the photos posted please keep them coming and only 20 weeks and 4 days 'til we're there in August.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on March 23, 2008, 05:42:42 PM
But surely Eggy, that is Arillas today...

You describe a perfect Easter Sunday in our terms!!

lol
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 23, 2008, 06:46:07 PM
Wendy n Stu
Sounds like a pretty good morning you had as well!

Ann K
That happens here sometimes but it's a good excuse to have a look tomorrow and see if it's back.

Sandy
I couldn't stop for lunch! - I had a ladder to wobble on! - Kostas bought me a present of 50% proof Ttsipouro. - I may try a twinge later.

EEG
I've now progressed to neat Ouzo. No water. As I said to Levendis in his bar.
"Nero ine mono yia toe banio" - water is only for the bathroom."
Well, I think that's what it meant.

Phil n Jen
Yer right. That is Arillas today! Reckon it's getting better too.

Fabulous day folks-Touched 18 deg in the shade-A very pleasant pottering afternoon.
( Think I may unwind with a little liquid refreshment , AGAIN )

Cheers
Negg
 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on March 23, 2008, 07:17:12 PM
Cheers Egg!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on March 23, 2008, 08:08:12 PM
I think that by the time we all get to arillas, all we're going to find is a pickled egg!  lol.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on March 24, 2008, 12:31:34 AM
We've seen Eggy pickled.... or was it our fault??

lol
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lou on March 24, 2008, 12:41:17 PM
Hi Eggy that picture you posted yesterday looks very familiar is it up from Phillips bar if so then thats my new view soon to be in sept, still building at the mo so know what you mean about the euro!!! lol Louxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 24, 2008, 01:16:57 PM
Pickled Eggs.

Our neighbour gave us 2 dozen fresh eggs yesterday and I've promised him some pickled eggs soon. I think his face will be a picture when I watch him eat one.
( And Greeks are so polite he will just have to give it a go )

Lou
That photo was taken by a plot of land close to the wood factory. Not sure if it's classed as Afionas or still Kavaddades.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lou on March 24, 2008, 02:00:05 PM
Hi Eggy our new house is up from or maybe down depends where your standing or how much you've had but any way near villalinakis I'm sure we are Kavaddades !!!! Nice views of Albania anyway (once we get rid of the tall fir tree). lol Lou xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 25, 2008, 04:21:21 PM
It's Greek Independance today folks.
A public holiday but, again, no excess traffic and very quiet.
A cold start to the day and around 14 deg now at 4 pm. - But at least it's dry.

The last couple of days have been a little poor, weather wise, and quite a storm overnight. Not a lot of Arillas Beach today and a choppy sea making its presence felt.
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/582/250308afo4.jpg)
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/4295/250308cvx3.jpg)
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/188/250308bgr4.jpg)
It would take a braver person than me to stand on the end of the jetty today.
( Or even venture on it at all - The webcam tell a better picture, I think )
A bit of a breeze but a very fantastic sight. Nature flexing it's muscles!

No work happening today so it gave me the opportunity to take a "better" picture of the Marina pool. Concrete base is in and it looks like the walls will be soon to follow.
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/6973/250308dms5.jpg)

Finally, when I left Arillas I drove up the hill towards Agious Stephanos and clicked a pic, overlooking Arillas, at the Kaloudis end.
A bit dark again but you wouldn't think it was taken within 30 mins of the others.
(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/7757/250306emr2.jpg)

Cheers
Negg



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on March 25, 2008, 04:55:16 PM
You're right about the webcam Eggy, lots of white surf showing up today, and it looked as if the sea was closer to the road than normal.

Thanks for the photos again. I wish you could record the sound of the sea and post that on here - maybe one day.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on March 26, 2008, 04:03:25 PM
Thanks for the update on the Marina pool Eggy. Hotel Marina is my second home and I love seeing the photos and reading the news about it....as well as the rest of Arillas of course! :D
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eleni on March 26, 2008, 09:56:28 PM
You're right about the webcam Eggy, lots of white surf showing up today, and it looked as if the sea was closer to the road than normal.

Thanks for the photos again. I wish you could record the sound of the sea and post that on here - maybe one day.

Dear mr Terry,

i will fullfil your wish...

Please go to
Just watch the video clip that reminds me  a lot of Arillas beach, close your eyes
and dream of yourself being here!!!

Thalassa  means sea

Spanoudakis is one of the most famous Greek composers and i hope that you ll
enjoy it!!!!

Warmest regards

Eleni
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Paul C on March 26, 2008, 10:35:38 PM
Eleni,
That is a wonderful video clip. The music and pictures just bring back memories of lazy days and nights spent in Arillas. Look forward to seeing you in September.
Paul and Diane.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on March 26, 2008, 11:06:21 PM
I have one of those relaxing machines that plays the sound of the sea, or birds, water running down a stream etc.  Sometimes I go to bed with the sound of the sea washing on the beach and dream of Arillas, the only thing is I have to keep getting up to pop to the loo.   Lol .
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: M n M on March 26, 2008, 11:49:27 PM
Eleni,
that music is fantastic, thank you for sharing it, it's making me homesick and I have to wait untill September, I will just have to play some more tracks, bye for now, Mick
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Paul & Denise on March 27, 2008, 01:17:34 AM
Sad news.Just had a text from Eric & Sue to say that Takis - of Arrilas Inn has died of Cancer. Any one else heard anything?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on March 27, 2008, 01:20:47 AM
I think there maybe another post. Sad news indeed.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on March 27, 2008, 03:14:02 AM
Thanks from us also Eleni.

Thalassa means sea but it also Arillas to us - not only the sea but the restaurant, and Brouklis and Graziella and Vasilis and Irene sudios and Anna studios and... and ... and... and most importantly you lot! The adorable people we meet every time we are there.

The sounds were truly inspiring and certainly brought back my daydream of lying on the beach with the waves washing over me.

Will see you about in July and September.

Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on March 27, 2008, 10:58:31 AM
Elini

Thankyou for posting the link to the video on YouTube. It is a very nice video and I loved the music by Spanoudakis. I now want to do another slide show of Arillas photographs and use that music as a background sound.

I have tried to capture the sound of the sea many times but it never turns out very good, mainly due to wind blowing over the microphone. I often think when I am on holiday, that it would be nice to "bottle" the complete experience of sights and sounds when you are relaxing near the sea.

In our years of going to Kefalonia we would always spend the last hour before we went to bed, sitting on the balcony with a glass of Metaxa. Because we stayed in a very remote location, there was hardly any lighting so the stars were really bright. To sit with a nice drink, looking at the stars, and listening to the sea and the cicadas was a very special experience. I tried to capture it here ......... .....  but it was impossible to get the "complete" feeling.

Maybe another try in July.



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mick and Jill on March 27, 2008, 03:06:55 PM
Sad news.Just had a text from Eric & Sue to say that Takis - of Arrilas Inn has died of Cancer. Any one else heard anything?
Hi Paul & Denise Spiro from Portofino had told me awhile ago that he was ill and was in Athens for treatment.  Eggy then updated us on this thread that he had sadly died, this is a few weeks ago now.  If you look back several pages you will fing Eggys message.

Jill
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eleni on March 27, 2008, 09:12:37 PM
Elini

Thankyou for posting the link to the video on YouTube. It is a very nice video and I loved the music by Spanoudakis. I now want to do another slide show of Arillas photographs and use that music as a background sound.

I have tried to capture the sound of the sea many times but it never turns out very good, mainly due to wind blowing over the microphone. I often think when I am on holiday, that it would be nice to "bottle" the complete experience of sights and sounds when you are relaxing near the sea.

In our years of going to Kefalonia we would always spend the last hour before we went to bed, sitting on the balcony with a glass of Metaxa. Because we stayed in a very remote location, there was hardly any lighting so the stars were really bright. To sit with a nice drink, looking at the stars, and listening to the sea and the cicadas was a very special experience. I tried to capture it here ......... .....  but it was impossible to get the "complete" feeling.

Maybe another try in July.





Dear mr Terry,

i m glad that you liked the music and i also liked that you intent to use it as aback ground
sound with photos of Arillas!

As for capturing the true sound of the sea i don t see it possible even if somebody would
use the latest technology and you know why?

Because nobody could ever  capture the "feeling of the moment" only by hearing  a sound!!!
That s why i find the combination of the specific music unique! It inspires you to feel
the vibes of the pure Greek culture,even to "see" in the horizon the boat of Odyssey on it s way
to Ithaka.....
It makes me dream not only of the beach and the summer but awakes me also values of humanity
friendship and it awakes
 senses of freedom,,optimism,,romantism and it makes me "fly"not with the mind but
in spirit..


Yours

Eleni



Thank you for your patience

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on March 27, 2008, 10:24:09 PM
Because nobody could ever  capture the "feeling of the moment" only by hearing  a sound!!!
That s why i find the combination of the specific music unique! It inspires you to feel
the vibes of the pure Greek culture,even to "see" in the horizon the boat of Odyssey on it s way
to Ithaka.....
It makes me dream not only of the beach and the summer but awakes me also values of humanity
friendship and it awakes
 senses of freedom,,optimism,,romantism and it makes me "fly"not with the mind but
in spirit..

Beautifully put Eleni and thank you for the beautiful assesment :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on March 28, 2008, 10:34:52 AM
Agree with EEG, Eleni it gave me goosebumps reading that.

Sharon x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on March 28, 2008, 10:54:38 AM
I have to agree with EEG and Sharon, it was a lovely reply and this is from a lady who was worried about her English. I wish I could be as eloquent as that.

Quote
It makes me dream not only of the beach and the summer but awakes me also values of humanity
friendship and it awakes
 senses of freedom,,optimism,,romantism and it makes me "fly"not with the mind but
in spirit.

I don't think that any advertising company could have come up with the above, it really does get to you. Well it did me.

Efharisto Elini
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on March 28, 2008, 01:08:37 PM
Dearest Mrs Eleni, I have told you before that you have a lot more grasp of the English langage then I do, and you write some lovely posting and I thank you for the e-mails as well. See you in May. Love Viv & Pete
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TONYNEW on March 29, 2008, 11:06:21 AM
Great video can almost feel the sun on mi back and taste the Mythos lol
                                                    Tony
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: lynne on March 30, 2008, 08:01:22 PM
I agree with Blondgirl i would hate to go when it was heaving - give me the quieter time of year anytime, we always go end of May for 2 wks and its just right :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on March 30, 2008, 11:14:22 PM
I almost forgot to post this picture ..
After I had an excelent day with friends and family I drove pas teh beach and I see Helen's creperie patronised by "locals'' I took the picture that I wanted over the car window and runaway before they vandalized us.
(http://arillas.com/helenscreperie.jpg)
Do you recognize anyone?

Kalinichta everyone

Don;t forget setting your clocks   
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on March 30, 2008, 11:18:27 PM
I recognise the dogs Dimitris. lol

Oh and there seems to be a couple of dodgy characters on the bench.lol


riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on March 31, 2008, 12:57:21 AM
Lovely to see it so busy at this time of year.

Another bench for us phil and jen?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on March 31, 2008, 08:04:03 AM
Like riggers, I recognise the dogs :) Thank you for the pic Dimitris!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on March 31, 2008, 09:21:51 AM
Funny that I recognise the dogs too.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on March 31, 2008, 01:22:12 PM
That dog looks like its smiling for the camera!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on March 31, 2008, 02:49:35 PM
I think Akis looks happy but Spiros looks like he is still thinking about the webcam.

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 31, 2008, 07:07:37 PM
Terry
Akix only looks happy 'cause I've stopped pestering him to set up my "Dream Box" for Sky.

Busy day today but back in Arillas tomorrow. 
( We've been invited to the local "Melon Mashing Competion" tonight. See new post. )
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on March 31, 2008, 07:11:08 PM
Whoops - Forgot - 7:12 pm here so gotta get changed. Will post tomorrow.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: BeckyB on March 31, 2008, 10:03:09 PM

Melon mashing competition?!?

I for one, cannot wait to hear all about that Eggy? I'll hardly be able to sleep a wink tonight until you give us the low-down in the morning!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TONYNEW on April 01, 2008, 08:36:56 PM
LOL Eggy what on earth is Melon mashing is it something you make Raki from ?
                                               Tony
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 01, 2008, 09:05:21 PM
Oh yes Sandy! This one looks wide enough for all of us. Refreshments on hand and a magnificent view. Could sit there for hours.

And could but Akis and Spiros the drink we've all promised them!

cheers
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on April 01, 2008, 09:24:47 PM
Hello everyone again!
I hope you gad a nice day and did not get fooled by anyone!
The picture that I took half an hour ago outside Ammos Bar, will not fool you but it will definitely make you feel jealous ....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on April 01, 2008, 09:30:36 PM
Yes you Win there Dimitris. I am jealous. That is a Beauty... :D


riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 01, 2008, 09:40:24 PM
Jealous too Dimitirs, riggers. What a gorgeous sunset. And far too long till we can share one. Only hard work at college for next 3 months.

Could that be Sandy on the bench??

lol
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on April 01, 2008, 09:53:10 PM
Great picture, Dimitris.  So many wonderful Arilas sunsets, but you have added another splendid one.
Not long now till May and we will see them for ourselves
Best wishes
PJ
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on April 01, 2008, 10:15:35 PM
::) oh my stars! Nice one Dimitris!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on April 01, 2008, 11:40:19 PM
A wonderful photograph Dimitris. Nearly as good as your Galactoboureko :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 01, 2008, 11:42:10 PM
Don't remind me Terry! Thats two hits I'm missing now - sunset AND galactoboureko. Aaaaargh!

phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on April 02, 2008, 12:01:11 AM
Dimitris
The picture brought a warm glow and a big smile
Hope we get Sunset's like that in six weeks
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on April 02, 2008, 12:13:31 AM
Absolutely gorrrrrrgeous!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on April 02, 2008, 02:57:16 AM
Wish it was me....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: martin-w on April 02, 2008, 05:18:34 AM
Cheers Dimitris!,
You are getting me in the mood. Only four weeks to go. Stunning photo!
Looking forward to a chat and food at your taverna.
Martin.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on April 02, 2008, 02:45:11 PM
Can't wait to be sat on that bench watching the sunset for myself. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 04, 2008, 03:48:27 PM
The last couple of days, weather wise, has not been good and the Beach has taken a bit of a battering. But you won't be able to tell that when you're here.
If I took a picture now you'd all go to Bognor Regis!
(Nothing wrong with bognor Regis - First place I thought of - Honest .)

Temp here now is 15 deg in the shade and the sun has just appeared at 3:30 pm.

Very busy in Arillas and difficult to take pics of the progress of both pools as many people working away. Tavernas, Restaurants etc also getting their "Spring Cleans" and it seems unfair to take any photos until they've finished.

Hotel Marvel said " Beginning of May - We'll be looking good - Come back then "
Akis, Mathraki says " Why do you want a picture showing an empty pool? "
I saw Yiannis, Father of Jimmy & Spiros, woodworking away in Rainbow. Didn't like to interupt. All he needs now is someone with a camera!
Brouklis working away making sure that all the table legs are the same length !
( Joke Dimitris ! )

A very reliable source tells me that a new Taverna will be opening. Somewhere up that hill towards Christos Appts and before the T Junction turn to Agious Stephanos.
Must take a drive up there soon.

Anyway, regardless of the weather, Helens Creperie is a nice place to sit right now and realise just how lucky we are to be here, in what is still a very quiet and peaceful place.
 - BET IT WON'T BE THIS QUIET FROM 1ST WEEK OF MAY!.

Cheers
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on April 04, 2008, 06:25:49 PM
Next time you are in Helens Eggy please send our best wishes to George and family. Tell him we will be back this year.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on April 04, 2008, 09:39:30 PM
LOL Eggy..loved the last bit!!but hey think of all them t-bags,pickles,jelly babies,salad cream, but more important some treats for Mrs Wegg!!
Hope I can wangle a week in the summer
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on April 04, 2008, 11:45:51 PM
Info is allways welcome eggy
Staying at Christos Appts in July, will have to look in at the Taverna.
sure you will have posted on it before then
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 05, 2008, 12:42:31 PM
Hi John. We will definitely see you at Christos in July. We are great friends with Filipos and Angela and will get there to see them there on our first day and many times after.
Maybe we can all check out the new taverna if we ever get enough time...

best wishes
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: martin-w on April 07, 2008, 04:39:23 AM
Hi Eggy!
Whats all this about the first week in May. I'm a retired professional and don't go around singing rugby songs (at least I hope not) even after a night at Brouklis on the home made wine! Just joking! I hope we can meet up and have a natter. Not long to go and am already getting into Arillas mood.
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on April 07, 2008, 11:48:03 AM
Phil & Jen will keep a lookout for you at the Christos.
Arrive early morning on the 15th July
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: MarknJade on April 08, 2008, 02:41:23 PM
Hi Everyone, we are arriving during the day on 2nd June and staying in the Mirage, but have heard that sometimes the coaches dont go to Arillas and they drop you off elsewhere, where you have to wait for a minibus ! Not ideal with a 3 year old !!!

Does anybody know if this happens frequently ??

This is our first trip to Arillas so any comments on the Mirage would be helpful.

Cheers     
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: willis on April 08, 2008, 03:01:50 PM
The Mirage looks nice, but I've not used it. It is in a good position by the beach. The Horizon next door is great. It is Marino's birthday on the 2nd, so it may well be worth popping in for a drink there anyway.

As for transfers, you sometimes go straight to Arillas, sometimes round all of the other villages, other times it could be a minibus or once we even had a taxi. You can always decide what to do at the last minute depending on the time you arrive and the way you feel. Cabs are available at the airport 45E last year. For me it is money well spent, but each to their own.
Nick
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnJ on April 08, 2008, 03:22:58 PM
We have been going to Arillas for 15 years and have never had a mini bus, always a full  size coach.  The only down side we have experienced  once or twice is that the coach has gone via Roda, Sidari and San Stefanos making it nearer a two hour jouirney.  However the fantastic scenery and less than great roads make it a very intersting journey ( providing you are not travelling at night).   As for the Mirage it is a great place to stay we have stayed there on several occcasions and been very happy.  The accomodation is relatively new, cleaned regularly and well and in our expereience Nikos and Angela are great hosts and could not do enough for us. You will have a great time!
JohnJ
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on April 08, 2008, 03:26:05 PM
Taxis gone up to 50E  each way, now apparently.. if you can afford to its worth it - even doing it one way if you are arriving late at night and then get the coach back when you leave can be a good idea, which is what we did one year.

If you decide to get a taxi dont forget to let the rep know... you can also book taxis through San Stefanos travel. the link  is on this site.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 08, 2008, 03:56:40 PM
Mark n Jade

The owner of Mirage is very bullish about his accomadation and everyone i've known,who have stayed there, have no complaints. Yiorgos, his brother, has the Malibu bar and I'm not sure if he's a joint owner of the Mirage. When you go into the Malibu tell him where you're staying. You may get a free drink!

Martin-W
Look forward to a meet up providing you don't learn any Rugby songs.

Lisa & Steve
Saw a lady in the Creperie and passed on your best wishes etc
______________________________________________________________

Arillas today, once again, has a lot going on.
20deg in the shade and warm.

Marino at Horizon re-varnishing all his chairs.
Kostas having a clear up at the Coconut.
Ina and George "spring" cleaning their Supermarket
A bit of painting at the Kaloudis.
Mathraki getting a spruce up. ( But,whizzkid, Akis still sat in his "Computer Room" )
"Captains Table" Taverna now have their tables and chairs outside !
Hotel Marvel doing what they gotta do for all the guests!
Thetis Hotel  - new raised bar area nearly finished.
Akti pool still ongoing.
Excess soil being removed around the new "Marina" pool - Looking good.Picture soon.

It tired me out just walking around watching the "goings on"

And the beach slowly returning to normal after those few days of "notsogood" weather

(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/821/080408ahq2.jpg)
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And, finally, a word of warning for those hire car users last year. If you memorised all the deep pot holes then forget 'em. They've been moved to places where you wouldn't expect, so be on your guard if you have a car this year!
( Probably by May they would have gone too - But , just in case)
and... If you see a Red Pug behind you pull over. I'm too busy to be enjoying myself !

Cheers All
Negg



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on April 08, 2008, 04:30:21 PM
Eggy

If you could park where the arrow is shown below, we may be able to see you. There is a red car there now (16:28 Arillas time) but you are currently online so I guess it isn't your red pug.

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/redpugpark.jpg)

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 08, 2008, 04:41:00 PM
Terry

I think that red car there now is an English Volvo belonging to a guy called Howard who was sat in the Horizon earlier.
( i parked in front of it around 2:30 ish )

If it's his I'm amazed he's still there as Horizon are not officially open today but, out of Greek courtesy Marino gave him a drink.
( Maybe they've roped in him to varnish a few chairs ! )

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lou on April 08, 2008, 05:24:14 PM
Hi Mark & Jade we've always made our own way to arillas with 2 young kids either by hiring a car or getting a cab at the airport (can be a bit scary if you have too much luggage as they just bungy cord the boot shut) Last year for the return journey we hired a minibus from Arkokal Travel which was 75 euros but worth if you can find someone to share the cost. Have pm you details Lou x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on April 08, 2008, 05:32:46 PM
Hi Eggy

I have just looked at the last twelve web cam shots, could that be your Pug that drives past the camera?

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 08, 2008, 07:02:01 PM
Mango

Only just logged in so don't know. If it was around 2:30 then could have been.
( Hope I wasn't picking my nose if it was! )

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on April 08, 2008, 07:22:26 PM
Hi Eggy

Couldn't work out what time it was, but it was definitely someone picking their nose!!

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: coys on April 08, 2008, 07:30:03 PM
Hi Mark and Jade - We stayed at the Mirage two years ago and these along with Anna's apartments are definately the best we have stayed at in Greece.  Angela and Nicos the owners are very attentive .  The pool is great and the restaurant is in a lovely position overlooking the pool and the sea for a relaxing evening meal.

Barry
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: MarknJade on April 08, 2008, 09:34:19 PM
Many thanks for all your advice and tips, just cant wait to get there now........
7 weeks and 6 days for an ice cold mythos !!!!

Eggy, I take it your a frequent visitor to the Malibu then ( Going by previous posts !!)

Cheers... Yammas

Pity about the Euro rate !!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 09, 2008, 04:35:57 PM
Mark n Jade

Malibu and Coconut. I try to annoy both, at regular intervals, if I can!

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Arillas continues to buzz today and ongoing "sping cleans" happening all over.
Tria Adelphia railing painting and I would like to take a nose inside some of the "private" appts as they have had a lot of building work going on.

Dimitris, Brouklis, still wearing overalls and has been joined by Nickos now repairing all the "bamboo". Even Nickos in overalls but no picture. ( Vanity , maybe )

Captains Table may now be open as there was someone outside taking advantage of a very nice 22 deg in the shade plus of course a little "pair o teeth"
( Sorry - Can't spell aperitif )

Hotel Thetis cracking on with it's pool bar and overhead seating area which gives a great view of the beach.
Not the cheapest of places to stay but does retain a little privacy.
( 6 people round he pool is considered busy! )
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/4615/090408li2.jpg)

Information given to me today was:-
" 100 wannabee tour reps in Arillas next week for "training""
Don't know how true that is or where they are staying but I didn't get the info untill after I'd seen Dimitris. He may know more. Maybe that's why a few places will B open?

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on April 09, 2008, 04:57:51 PM
Tour reps are due to fly out on the 15th with Thomas Cook....so I am told....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 09, 2008, 05:07:05 PM
Sandy

I'm told it's about 200 but they will  be spread around. WOT DO U KNOW?

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: M n M on April 09, 2008, 05:13:34 PM
Negg
see Philip or Helen, They are beautiful inside and the views, fantastic. One day we will stay up there. Mick
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on April 09, 2008, 05:27:59 PM
Thanks for the pic of the Thetis poolside bar and viewing tower lol, no wonder Spiros has increased his prices, still it will make a nice addition, he must be anticipating a busy season with alot of poolside drinkers, so maybe this year wont be as quiet as in the past, now I must have to consider this as we do like our little privacy.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on April 09, 2008, 09:07:22 PM
I got this information from Helen who was the Manos rep last season....but she has now decided not to come back this year.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 10, 2008, 03:32:45 PM
Arillas Today!

23 deg in the shade!? - Wots that all about?
( And me - Thinking about a short sleeve T-Shirt - In April? )

Time for a quick visit me-thinks

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on April 10, 2008, 03:46:36 PM
Hurry up back as i really look forward to your posts on this topic :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on April 10, 2008, 03:55:28 PM
If you call in the Coconut Eggy have one for me..........

Cheers.......riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 10, 2008, 06:14:19 PM
Arillas Today - Could be a bumper issue if the pics have come out OK.

First stop Brouklis
(http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/387/100408awg3.jpg)
i felt quite embarrassed stoping these two workers from doing their duty.
( But the inside of Brouklis is taking shape ! )

The outside will not be far away.
(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/7941/100408bww6.jpg)
Dimitris tells me it's probably 20 trainee tour operators here at Hotel Marvel next week.
Just shows how information can get exageratted.

A close up photo of Hotel Akti pool. Stammati is very pleased but didn;t want to standin the pic. - Shame.
(http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/489/100408fyu3.jpg)

And a close up of the Hotel Marina pool - Taking shape very quickly now the good weather is with us.
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/3064/100408dcf7.jpg)

And the Mirage, for those of you who stay here this year but do not know how close it is to the beach. - Can yer see the beach people?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on April 10, 2008, 06:17:28 PM
great photos!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 10, 2008, 06:30:50 PM
Sorry -The Mirage - Must have hit the keyboard with a hammer there.
( Or too big a bumper issue maybe! )
This ole machine certainly tried to tell me something
Cannae cee the cee ( This bit for Eileen ! )

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/5236/100408eeh1.jpg)

To the beach now.
Taken from the Jetty - sat on those seats - I was exhausted by now!
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/4728/10008cnd8.jpg)

And... finallly, after a little chat with Leondis from Amnos, I sneaked a picture of the Rainbow Pool/Bar area. That pool is looking good and, without water looks a bit of a monster to me.
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2316/100408ghe0.jpg)
All in all, It's looking very good all round.

Stay well folks
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on April 10, 2008, 06:33:17 PM
Oh Eggy your spoiling us...I just love it!!!

Thanks for the pics...see that menu board behind Dimitris...I just lurve that. :-) :-) :-)

Eileenx
P.S Ah didnae skegs the wa'er but I kin noo!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on April 10, 2008, 06:41:56 PM
Just marvellous! The old saying that a picture tells more than thousand words is still very true :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on April 10, 2008, 07:17:36 PM
Great pics Eggy - many thanks.
Pat
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Paul C on April 10, 2008, 07:38:58 PM
Love the pictures Eggy,trouble is we have to wait until September to see it all for real.Can't wait to have a dip in the Rainbow pool followed by a beer at the bar with Jimmy and Spiros.
Please keep posting to wet the appetite.
Paul
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on April 10, 2008, 07:44:21 PM
I have to say Dimitris is looking very relaxed for a new father and a man facing another busy season of hungry tourists.
Can't wait for that Rainbow pool to get some water in it...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on April 10, 2008, 07:47:31 PM
Looking good.  Can't wait - roll on June 1st!! :D  :D
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on April 10, 2008, 08:12:03 PM
You have had a busy afternoon Eggy. Yes things are looking very well. i just need to get there quick........ 60 days to go


riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on April 10, 2008, 08:22:39 PM
Thanks Eggy. only 26 days to go tell we get there. Yipee
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: M n M on April 10, 2008, 11:14:30 PM
Neill,
it appears that this winter has produced more building work than most years, it used to be that it was hard to notice what had changed but now there is such a lot changes going on in the village you are not going to be able to miss it.
I would hate for it to spoil things for the owners, it did happened a few years ago to a few of them because of a certain holiday company and it took a while for some to recover.

I do not want to be a killjoy or a stick in the mud, I just want everybody to have a happy and successful life.

I hope that I have not upset anyone by writing this, but Arillas is comfort, peace and joy for me.
TTFN Mick
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 10, 2008, 11:37:31 PM
Hi Mick

Very good comments none of which will, I'm sure upset any Forum members.

I think that Hotel Akti and Marina have had plans for quite some a few years now to  have swimming pools.
Same as all of us really. We all, perhaps, want to acheive something and, possibly, lack of funds means we give ourselves a target to start and finish the job.

It's just a coincidence it's all happening at the same time. By May you will not notice any major changes. Sometimes I think by telling people what's going on they lose that nice element of suprise when they are here.

I know where you're coming from with that "Certain Tour Operator" but do not think that they influenced either Hotels decision to go ahead with the works.

Full credit given though for your concern about Arillas.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on April 11, 2008, 01:10:59 AM
What happy chappies. Lovely picture, and a smile! Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: BASS MAN on April 11, 2008, 10:11:58 AM
Aye, there's the rub: hold up the spirit of place to the light too often and you strip away the mystique and romanticism. What is there left to know about Arillas? We even know when it's going to be a full moon.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on April 11, 2008, 10:24:20 AM
Thats a very interesting thought Bass Man!  I suppose it is nice to have some surprises, although if its your first time it is nice to have some info about the new facilities. 

I dont mind really either way, it will be like going to your old "family home" and realising its been decorated -  its still the same but fresher with some new additions.

I think what we will all be waiting to see with baited breath is  whether the donut man has bought himself a new tee shirt!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: BBB on April 11, 2008, 10:30:29 AM
Well said BASS MAN. I personally prefer to re-discover Arillas when I arrive.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Hels Bels on April 11, 2008, 10:48:59 AM
I have to admit I like to know what's going on. we arrived in the first week of the season last year to find that there was a lot of work clearing the stream out and improving the drainage under the road.
Problem was we'd taken my mom to Arillas for the first time, and for months had gone on about how wonderful it was to stand on the bridge and listen to the frogs at night. Mom was really looking forward to it, and my goodness did we have a shock when we arrived. No bridge and no chance of any frogs! It would have been nicer to have known beforehand.

At least we get to see all the hard work that the folks of Arillas put in to make our stay such a magical one.

There's plenty of other surprises for us to look for.... is the sea going to be flat or choppy, the locals giving you a big hug when they see you return yet again. Will we see any bee eaters / hoopoe's / snakes on the walk up to Afionas. And what specials to Brouklis have on tonight!!!!


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 11, 2008, 10:59:32 AM
Good points made by all here.

But it's an Arillas Today post and since it started life around June 07 it's had, I think, about 45,000 "viewings".

My old calculator puts this at about 1000 + each week.
(Quick - Someone else check that ! - Terry W could make a graph!)

But it does concern me about that element of suprise some holidaymakers can "lose"

It's one of the reasons it has been kept as "Arillas Today" so anybody who wants to wait to see the changes/suprises when they arrive should maybe treat this post as an unopened Xmas present. Maybe easier said than done as my curiosity makes me look at everything that's posted.

Someone out there could always create a "poll" on it. It could be interesting and If I am made redundant I guess I'll have to spend more time in the Coconut/Malibu.

Stay Well All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on April 11, 2008, 11:13:28 AM
I think you hit the nail on the head Negg when you described it as an unopened Christmas present.

I too have thought that the element of surprise is lost a little.

After dumping the suitcases I love my first stroll around Arillas saying my hellos and spotting the latest changes.  It's the one of the many 'special' parts of my holiday.

But....no one forces me to open the Arillas Today topic, there are days when I don't look at it, likewise there are many 'unread' topics that I mark as read.  There are not enough hours in the day to read everything.

So yes you are quite correct Negg when you described it as an unopened early Christmas present...it is there as a tantalizing temptation to open....and boy there are many days that I cannot resist the temptation!  I was glad I did yesterday, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your photos. :-)

Eileenxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on April 11, 2008, 11:18:52 AM
Thsi forum was created for the visitors of Arillas old and new to share information and thats what forums are about.We have been coming to Arillas for the past 15 odd years and the reason I found this forum was we had a gap a few years back of almost 4yrs ,this forum was great as we were able to both read and see that Arillas in the main had remained the same with a few additions of new places to stay and eat, so it made us even more relaxed to return.
Furthermore it was forum members again both old and new that requested the Arillas Today thread.
Eggy there will be no need to create any more poll's and certainly no talk of redundancy.
Happy holidays
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 11, 2008, 11:35:00 AM
Redundancy Eggy? More likely a "pay rise."

For us the Arillas Today thread is a daily visit to "our favourite place" and we would miss it a great deal. Like the TV, you don't have to read/watch it - just mark it as read. But 1000 views a week tells us how popular and important it is.

To be honest, as long as developments aren't an all inclusive, or high rise apartment block,  the changes are well down our list. It is the people who matter to us - and they are always full of the real surprises. 

Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: BASS MAN on April 11, 2008, 11:42:39 AM
Some magisterial stuff here. I don't think it's a matter of simply "Arillas today". The facts and images just keep on coming wherever you look on the site. Fine if you like that, but don't pretend that one coterie speaks for everyone. It is indeed a forum.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on April 11, 2008, 12:15:28 PM
Its all very simple, if you want surprises don't read the topic.

Please keep the posts coming Eggy I would miss them lots.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Jo Wissett on April 11, 2008, 12:22:53 PM
Me too Eggy.  It is by far my favourite topic. Whatever new images you show us help bulid up our excitement in preperation for our hols.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on April 11, 2008, 12:25:10 PM
I wonder how many members are in this "one coterie" of which you speak Bassman, now that would be an interesting poll.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ger on April 11, 2008, 12:30:21 PM
please don't stop eggy, how would i get through my working day if i couldn't  dip in and out of here!!! i think it's quite exciting being able to see whats going on while we're not there and like others have said, you don't have to look!!
ger x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: angiem on April 11, 2008, 12:51:49 PM
Absolutely keep this topic!!! I love it.
 As for the changes being in danger of spoiling Arillas, I think the business owners of Arillas know fine well what the attraction of Arillas is, and work very hard to maintain that. I have implicit and total trust and confidence in them only doing changes that will enhance our holiday experience.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: wayne on April 11, 2008, 01:23:11 PM
yes keep the posts coming like they say you dont have to look
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: BASS MAN on April 11, 2008, 01:31:30 PM
Yes, those who don't want sugar, don't stir. Is there no still, small voice whispering that this has all got rather out of hand? Eggy seems to hear it.
Ah well.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Jo Wissett on April 11, 2008, 01:33:02 PM
I'm still baffled as to what Coterie means! :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on April 11, 2008, 01:41:43 PM
It doesnt take much does it to get a reaction?

I would miss Eggy very much if he were to go and report on somewhere else, perish the thought!

It will be great to look for the things that have been revamped and there is the challenge of looking for something really new.  We are going to try out different walks and no doubt will find something new and exciting to report on too.  Cant we have both?

I am sitting on the fence here ;-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on April 11, 2008, 01:51:27 PM
eggys is the first post i read evey morning.
its a fix like my morning coffee
suexx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on April 11, 2008, 02:25:56 PM
Best post on the forum together with the a-z of Arillas photos.

Keep em coming our online "Roving Reporter".

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on April 11, 2008, 02:50:05 PM
I love it, its the sense of humour you bring to it, not only the news.  love Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on April 11, 2008, 03:13:22 PM
This is also my favourite topic.  i love reading Eggys posts and looking at the photos.

i get quite disappointed when there aren't any photos with the posts!! ;)

Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 11, 2008, 03:21:54 PM
Hello All

I come back from "Arillas Today" and what do I find?

Nothing really, just a good honest debate.
All voices should be heard and that's what the forum is about.

All the local Arillas people have got used to me pottering around in the Red Pug, camera in one hand, Ouzo in the other!
( OK - Joking about the camera - Can't hold that as well if I'm driving ! )
I never impose on their privacy and feel I can judge now if it's a good time or bad time to stop and have a chat. Never interupt a man who's calculating measurements or if they've just taken a delivery of cement!

So, how do the Locals feel when I report on their changes.
I think they are very pleased that so many people so far away, many of whom are now good friends, take an interest in day to day happenings.
George at Malibu, for example, was so pleased when I took photos of his finished bar extension. Spiros,Thetis, was very keen to show his new pool bar to all.
 
That said, I would love for Eleni, Irenes Appts, to comment as she does speak very good words of wisdom.
But enough for now.
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Arillas today continues to buzz and the best news I've heard?
Brouklis opens tomorrow evening - Guess who will be there?

I saw my first "Tourist Camper Van" today and what a beast it was. Probably cost more than our house! Very well driven and courteous to vehicles behind and approaching. Friendly waves/hellos going to and fro as they pottered along and I was quite happy to sit behind and enjoy. But they pulled in, as soon as.., and waved me on.  Shame as I was quite content where I was.
And yesterday I think I saw my first hire car enthusiast. Doing a U-Turn just over the brow of a hill. I tried to get the Red Pug in his boot but it wouldn't fit. North Corfu is beginning to wake up but it's still a frightening thought that soon we will have to share it with everyone else.

Be well everyone
Negg




Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: annie on April 11, 2008, 03:37:28 PM
Eggy
I LOVE IT keep it coming. It really helps when it is raining really hard, to know new and exciting things are happening in Arillas. It's like waking up from hibernation. Spring is Springing!!!!

Annie
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on April 11, 2008, 03:55:08 PM
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I'm still baffled as to what Coterie means! smiley


So was I, so good old Goolge worked its magic .....

Coterie =

1.   a group of people who associate closely.
2.   an exclusive group; clique.
3.   a group of prairie dogs occupying a communal burrow.

 

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on April 11, 2008, 04:36:14 PM
Negg i love reading your posts, as most of us they are first post I look for.  Simple answer is, to anybody who doesnt want to know,then just dont read!!!!

Sharon x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on April 11, 2008, 05:39:23 PM
Thanks for that Terry, I didn't know what it was either, but I didn't want to be the first to ask, I'm already blonde enough.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 11, 2008, 05:46:41 PM
Eggy everyone has said it too, please keep being our online roving reporter.

And Helen, lover, a group of prairie dogs occupying a communal burrow sounds a bit like the chatroom night before last! lol

take care all
Phil (jen is justjen now but only a forum divorcee...not a real one)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on April 11, 2008, 09:51:58 PM
I reckon that "Magisterial and the Coteries" would be a great name for an indie rock band. I could just imagine that name headlining at Glastonbury.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on April 11, 2008, 10:53:26 PM
Phil
Prairie dogs occupying a communal burrow
Never thought of myself as one of those
Was crowded in there though
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 11, 2008, 11:52:51 PM
Hi John

We might be the Arillas Hippies (ask Eileen) but have spent the last hour trying to remember those words. Put us out of our misery please. Where did that come from?

See you soon
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 12, 2008, 12:52:15 PM
Hi All

Arillas today is a quiet 22 deg with a little breeze coming in from the sea. Not a lot of the beach, at the naturist end, right now but beginning to take shape very nicely.
(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/2613/120408azf5.jpg)

I don't think I'll ever tire of taking this picture either.
(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/6026/120408bok3.jpg)

Hotel Akti having a real face lift outside and the pool inner receiving, I think, Its final render before waterproofing etc.

Boruklis working away preparing tables for tonight's grand opening. I saw a very excited Rula yesterday preparing this evenings menu and I know whatever meat they serve tonight will be fresh as I spotted her buying it last night.
( Bit o steak for me Dimitris )

And finally.............. An early customer at Night Owl.
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6504/120408czl2.jpg)

I suppose if he doesn't eat it all they'll give him a doggy bag to take the rest home.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TONYNEW on April 12, 2008, 12:57:47 PM
Well the Mutt in the pic must be hungry but it will be well worth his wait i bet or is he just waiting for a shot of ouzo :-) lol
                                                                   Tony
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on April 12, 2008, 03:08:55 PM
Thank you for the doggy pic Eggy! I am sure he will get his doggy bag later on :)

Have fun tonight :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lou on April 12, 2008, 04:25:20 PM
Thanks for the update Eggy just spoken to Steve who said he was in the horizon last night and what a lot of building/pool work is going on in arillas yay I have a shell of a house no windows yet but the bathrooms are going in, roll on july. x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on April 12, 2008, 05:18:02 PM
After a very busy few days, I've just caught up with all this! I would like to say tho, I love your reports and pics, Eggy, and no matter how much I know of whats been going on in Arillas during winter time, It will NEVER spoil the first walk of the holidays, round the village. It's still exciting to see any changes 'in real life'.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 12, 2008, 05:25:14 PM
We're with you Maggie. Agree totally.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on April 12, 2008, 08:37:22 PM
Hope you have a good night and enjoy both.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: MarknJade on April 13, 2008, 12:21:06 AM
Eggy,
Many thanks for the picture of the Mirage... It looks great, ever thought of contacting Thomas cook for a job !!!!

Thanks again 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on April 13, 2008, 12:32:19 AM
Hope you had a good night at the Brouklis!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 13, 2008, 01:06:54 AM
let's face it Ang, Mark, Dee and Blondegirl - we're as jealous as hell that we ain't there with them.....

mine's galactoboureko...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on April 13, 2008, 09:39:19 AM
You're not kidding.

Phil, what is galactoboureko... I have heard you mention it a few times.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on April 13, 2008, 12:32:23 PM
Hi Sue, It is a wondeful sort of thick custardy pudding in pastry if you go to
http://greekfood.about.com/b/2006/09/12/that-fabulous-custard.htm  you will find the recipe there. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 13, 2008, 12:33:59 PM
You saw the first customer at Night Owl yesterday waiting for it to open.

Well this was the first customer at Brouklis.
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/7184/130408wq8.jpg)

He was very well behaved, polite to all and never complained.
In fact you could say he was a real "pussy cat".
Interesting that a German couple who ate there last night call him Adolf on account of the dark smudge under his nose.

A very good evening at Brouklis with a very mixed clientele. About 19 people. Good to see all 3 "boys" back together working as a well oiled machine.
( Steak for me and Kebab for Wegg even though we were tempted by Briam, Bifteki, lentil soup,spinach pie. - Loads of choices ! - Plenty of time though !)

And.............. Just by coincidence.

what is galactoboureko...

Gala etc etc was freshly made, by Rula and we finished with this. I think it's like an egg custard with a filo pastry topping but that description does it no justice at all.
If Dimtris did tell me the ingredients I was too retsinered to remember.  However, Viv has just put on a much better description!

20 deg here at the mo and I'm sure Arillas will wait for me tomorrow as the weather is just right for a spot of gardening.

Cheers All
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on April 13, 2008, 01:41:16 PM
OOOO YUM.
That Kitten is a very lucky little thing just to get the left over's (if there were any) Just the thought of Roula's cooking and the boy's fussing round, ahhhh I just can't wait still only 21 days & 17hrs to touch down. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on April 13, 2008, 04:29:48 PM
Cutests little first cutie customer :) I am glad you enjoyed your meal with the well oiled 3 boys ;)

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 13, 2008, 05:09:52 PM
Hi all

Maybe I forgot to say but thanks to all for your kind words about the "Arillas Today" posts. Every body's opinion is very valuable to me and we must not forget all that it was me who raised the question, about spoiling the suprise, in the first place The question did reveal a very good cross section of respones.
A good honest debate and all points taken on board.

Anyway.... nuff said 'cause I have a proposal to all.

I could be "slightly" busy from May and you guys will be coming over having a holiday and a pretty good time. The Arillas today post is for all so what about who's here at any moment of time goes on the forum to tell, who's patiently waiting to join the fun. about the day?

It certainly won't offend me to see a new input, I don't own it, and it could be very good to get a different perspective on the daily goings on.

So, how about it people? - We're all roving reporters in our own way. And there are plenty of places where you can access the internett. 

I'd luv to see and read them from someone elses point of view.
( Mind you I will still have my say ! )

Cheers
Neill Egg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 13, 2008, 05:43:29 PM
Nice idea Negg. Would certainly add to what is already the main thread of our forum.

Jen and me will try to do our bit but will probably fail. We're already getting paranoid about fitting everything in to just 2 weeks. Our guesswork plans for just the first day is like an assault course...

And probably a hedge too!

Take care
Phil


Will certainly post when we get back, but
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: alyvin on April 13, 2008, 08:49:16 PM
Just logged on for the first time in weeks. Really enjoy your posts Eggy- they always make me laugh. First thread I look at when I go online.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on April 14, 2008, 10:07:30 AM
Thanks for the info on the custard pudd.  I thought it might be savoury.  I am not really a dessert person though and never have space for one at the end of a meal.  I like to save my "points" for another glass of wine!  LOL.

Glad you had a good time Eggy, wetting our apetitite with the menu.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on April 14, 2008, 10:59:00 AM
I would like to see the "Arillas Today" topic stay as it is.

Other peoples daily reports would be posted anyway, in  "Just got Back" or similar, and I also  think it would spoil the uniqueness to have lots of other reports here. Its not only the content and the stories in the daily reports, Eggy, its the way you "Tell em".
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TONYNEW on April 14, 2008, 09:34:02 PM
Well folks i can see me putting the odd stone or so on looking at the pudding although i must admit ive never seen it before,i have a feeling Anne my wife might just take a liking to it :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on April 15, 2008, 01:28:42 PM
I might just have to try it at least once especially if its got lemony syrup on it.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 15, 2008, 03:16:36 PM
After yesterdays "not so good" weather day , Arillas is back buzzing again.

Hotel Marina had a big beast of a giant there, this morning, pouring concrete and the glass has finally been fitted to the Hotel's outside lift. The hotel has had a final splash of paint and that third floor extension looks like it's always been there.

And..... I can confirm there are still two seats on the pier.
You may not be able to see them in this photo so will have to take my word for it.
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7475/150408afa3.jpg)
( I don't think todays Ouzo was making me see double ! )

Thalassa Taverna has promised me pictures when they're set up and ready. I didnt impose on them this morning as they looked quite busy.

Hotel Akti Pool is coming on in leaps and bounds but, to be honest, It will be a very close thing if both Akti and Marina finish their pools for the end of April.
Only my opinion and it will be great when I'm proved wrong.

The beach is still looking good though.
(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7173/150408blg9.jpg)

In the next week or so there will be so many opportunites to take so many pics I won't know where to start. Horizon looking good, Malibu extension with seating in situ,Coconut getting a full revamp, Rainbow,Portofino etc etc etc.
Gotta nother headache now.

Cheers All
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on April 15, 2008, 04:01:09 PM
Thanks for the update eggy.
Beach is looking good from the photo.
Can't wait to sink the toes in it.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on April 15, 2008, 05:17:04 PM

Thanks Negg.  It's all getting very exciting now; I don't think that I ever realised just how much work there is in preparation for our arrival. :roll:
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ann marie on April 15, 2008, 06:20:11 PM
HI
LOVE SEEING ALL THE PHOTOS AND WHAT IS HAPPENING

15 WEEKS TO GO

OUR FIFTH TIME AND OUR FRIENDS 18TH.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Fiona on April 16, 2008, 04:19:00 PM
Please, please don't stop writing Eggy!  I have just spent most of my luch hour catching up on Arillas Today as my home computer has decided to corrupt the broadband modem drivers and I am still waiting for new ones via snail mail.

I really appreciate all your hard work and input and it is the one thread that I always read when logging on to the forum.  However good your photos are, they are never going to replace the reality of walking around Arillas and seeing for myself the "new bits" in situ, together with their proud respective owners.  Hence I see the photos as a dress rehearsal and not the final production.

Keep it all coming, you are responsible for keeping me sane through this long dreary autumn/winter/spring season we are experiencing over here.  Thank you Dr Egg!

Not long till 9th June (and only 457 days to my retirement - not that I'm counting or anything!)

Fiona
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 16, 2008, 06:15:27 PM
Thanks Fiona and all.

But it makes me feel bad today as I didn't have a lot of time.
I did manage to stop and take this one though.

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/262/160408cs3.jpg)

Wegg and I plan for an early weeknd visit, when all the workers are resting, and try and put a few more pics together.

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ger on April 16, 2008, 06:57:58 PM
i'll look forward to work on monday then, so i can log on and look!!!
ger x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 16, 2008, 07:30:06 PM
That one was enough for me Eggy. Just the thought of walking along the beach from where your pic starts, then a meal at Brouklis......

Looking foward to your weekend pics of course... just like Ger.

best wishes
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kevin.g on April 16, 2008, 09:23:54 PM
hi eggy glad everyone is busy ,getting ready for the season ,cant wait till we get there, ask dimitris if he can set you up a ouzo counter somewhere on the forum starting the first day of may to the end of the season ........yammas lol
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 16, 2008, 09:30:31 PM
kevin - we're talking telephone numbers here! dimitris would need a new computer lol!

sorry eggy... you know i mean it

ha ha
phil!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 20, 2008, 05:48:24 PM
There is a very bad rumour going on that I am known for consuming vast amounts of this Greek Aperitif! I have to say that I drink very little of it.
- I spill most of it after the 3rd one -

Arillas Today with a temp still at 24 deg in the shade at 5 p.m.
I took this, not so good pic, from the track, above Arillas, to a certain ladies house.
(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3699/200408acw6.jpg)
If you squint you can just about see the hotel Marina. The third floor extenstion now sits very comfortably within it's surroundings.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2135/200408cmb1.jpg)

Bardis Sun Hotel  looking good and you can see that the pool hasn't been filled yet.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/5817/200408bfo4.jpg)
So, you guys who are here in the next couple of weeks don't worry about the quality of water! - Guaranteed fresh.

Malibu looking a very nice place to be.
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2830/200408dts8.jpg)

Just to give some of you, who don't know where the Akti Arillas Hotel is, I took the pic from outside the main entrance. ( Not too far to drag yourself home ! )
And the pool is looking really good and taking shape very nicely.
(http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/4738/200408ejz5.jpg)
I'm told that where the conservatory was removed is going to be replaced with another covered area, hopefully a pool bar.

Vassilis, at Armourada, has created a nice little display of artifacts just to the side of his Taverna.
(http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/8772/200408fte9.jpg)
I'm not sure if they are antiques or old Olive wood carvings or new carvings for sale.
( One for you to investigate when you're here )

And...... A very quiet Brouklis. Probably because it was around 4:30 pm.
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6091/200408gjb9.jpg)
Not a good picture again, sorry , looks dark. Don't blame the camera just blame the eyes. And it was a very bright sun out there!.

I wanted a picture of Captains table and the continuation of the Marina Pool but a lot of "goings on" there so didn't like to intrude.
Marina has done so much though in a short space of time.

Finally, I woke up yesterday and found I had virtually lost my voice. Wegg has been croaky for the last couple of days. Wots all that about!
( It will at least give all the local donkeys a chance to grow back their hind legs )

Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on April 20, 2008, 06:11:11 PM
Fantastic Arillas today Eggy. Jen and me just sat here together and had a wonderful chuckle and loved your latest roving-reporter post.

We had just sat in our local pub working on a strategy for day one on 7 July. Not enough time! We are fully booked for the first four days. Paleo is looking less and less likely this time....

Thanks matey!
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on April 20, 2008, 06:51:18 PM
Thanks for another good post Eggy. The photos were very good and the last one wetted my appetite.

Just one complaint though, did you have to tell us that it was 24°C, in the shade at 5.00pm? Its cold, wet, misty and b****y miserable here in the Midlands. Its a good job we had a decent pub, Sunday Lunch (3 courses for £9.00), to cheer us up a bit.

Roll on 10 weeks tomorrow.



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on April 20, 2008, 06:54:11 PM
WOW!  Fantastic, much awaited photos Negg.
Why are we still living here in the cold, damp UK?
 Thank you so much.....roll on June.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on April 20, 2008, 08:48:34 PM
Wow that is a fantastic Report  Eggy.  Well worth waiting for.

I am guessing the view is from SANDY'S.

Everything seems to be taking shape beautifully, although we did not need a change.
LUVVED IT JUST THE WAY IT WAS..............But always greatful..can't wait to get there.  7 weeks on Tuesday.

riggers...............
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on April 20, 2008, 09:31:54 PM
Very impressed with the look of the Marina.....get that sore throat better as we'll have plenty to talk about....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on April 21, 2008, 11:22:46 AM
I agree the Marina does look good. The new floor looks as though it has always been there!

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on April 21, 2008, 12:04:03 PM
Yes the Marina looks great,what a fab place to be on that top floor looking out to sea.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on April 21, 2008, 02:11:47 PM
Negg thanks for that brilliant report and photos.  Gave me a lump in the throat!

Sharon x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on April 21, 2008, 02:15:13 PM
Great Photo of the Marina, it looks really lovely.

I can see any of the other photos though for some reason... might have to go out and come back in (if you see what I mean!)  would love to see a photo of the BS Hotel.

Great report as usual Eggy.  Hope you find your voice again soon!  Its a good job you cant give a verbal skype report here otherwise we wouldnt hear you!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ger on April 21, 2008, 03:12:02 PM
i can't see all of the pictures, i can see they view (from sandys house?) and the brouklis, but the others are just red crosses!!
ger x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 21, 2008, 03:37:10 PM
Ger

This sometimes happens. They are all there but I found that, even after posting, when I review the post some are missing. And then I review it again later and they are back?

Not really computer literate any more,but could be they are taking a long time loading.
_________________________________________________________________

I never got to Arillas today on account of giving the final last coat to all our railings.
Not bad as I started the job last June so we may crack the champagne tonite!
( Greek time or what ?! )

It's a great day here and currently 25.6 deg in the shade now at 3:30 pm.

Wegg's got a bit of a head cold and I'm still croaky but our target is to get to Brouklis tomorrow night for an unwind. - Being jealous is allowed out there.

And..... The pleasure of living in Kavadaddes? - That 'ole bird is back. Not Wegg but the one that sounds like half a cuckoo and the frogs are croaking away merrily late afternoon and evening. So we get Hoot! - Double Hoot! and Croak x 20.
Don't yer just luv it? - Wouldn't change it fer the world.

( 25.9 now as I was tyoing away )

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on April 21, 2008, 07:40:05 PM
thank you so much eggy
you always brighten my day up  with your reports
suexx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Maggie on April 21, 2008, 08:23:33 PM
Ooooohhh! It's all looking lovely now. Only 8 weeks to go......
 
 Eggy, you have obviously settled down to greek time, it took you as long to paint your railings as it took for our shutters to be fitted!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on April 22, 2008, 11:02:06 AM
I have seen the rest of the photos Eggy.. you were right just took a bit of time to download.... I am just a bit impatient to wait to see them!  They are great and its all looking soooooo good!

Is it a year since you moved out there now?  I cant remember when you moved into your new home.  Were you painting your railings when you started to live out there?  If it is now where has that time gone?   I know... I have been on here most of it!  LOL

I have just noticed how long it is before we are out there too... thats going by quickly as well.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ger on April 22, 2008, 11:35:28 AM
you're right i was too impatient the photos are there now!! worth waiting for thank you, trouble is i'm not going to get much work done today, i'll have to keep dipping to look at them lol!!
ger x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: al on April 23, 2008, 09:39:22 PM
cant wait to splash down in the akti pool
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on April 24, 2008, 02:05:20 PM
Hi al

Remember us.  We stayed at the Kaloudis and you played in the pool with Amy, our daughter.

I am so glad you are going again, what dates will you be there.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 24, 2008, 03:39:41 PM
Sorry Folks

Been laid up for a few days with another pesky head cold. First lost the ole voice then sore throat...... You all know the score.
( I bet Sandy's seen more of Arillas, in the last two days, than I have.

Anyway, no longer having the "bear with sore head" scenario I paid a little visit today.
Once again Arillas hasn't let me down'
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5663/240408ajx6.jpg)

(http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/2049/240408clj3.jpg)

We have a "shade Temp" of 19 deg at the mo but Arillas, even with a slight breeze, feels so warmmmm.
Anyone who veiwed the webcam at 3pm would have seen people in the sea.
Can't be bad -Can it?

The Akti Pool and surroundings are taking shape very nicely and they have some specai lighting etc planned. I talked with the owners today and they would love to keep the rest of the build, and plans, a suprise for visitors. I can only agree with them.

And the same goes for the Marina pool which is beginning to look a cracker!
These are two items that have to kept as a final suprise.

Nearly opposite Hotel Akti there is an "off license" opening for the second season.
Owner Dimitris, or "Alcohol Dimitris" as I call him is putting in a lot of work.
( But more of this when he is finished and lets me take some pics )

And, finally, nothing to do with Arillas, but Wegg has been very busy in the garden here at Kavvadades. The "fruits" of her labour are just beginning to appear.
This one in the form of our first rose.
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/8739/240408fej5.jpg)

There will be plenty more to follow, from this green fingered lass, I think.
Cheers
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on April 24, 2008, 04:02:34 PM
Hi Neil

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Must make you feel better walking on the sea front at Arillas also.

Love the photos, only nine weeks tomorrow and we shall be there.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on April 24, 2008, 04:06:25 PM
Hello Eggy,

Nice pic's and nice gardening Wegg :) The news about the off license are most welcome and I am sure Heidi and I will patronise it this summer as well :D
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on April 24, 2008, 04:29:22 PM
Hi Eggy.
Sorry to hear you aint been well again.

Once again great pics. Its looking really good.

Great to see the garden coming on too, well done Wegg. Nice shiny railings too.

riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ger on April 24, 2008, 06:17:57 PM
lovely pictures and i love the news reports too. glad your're feeling better, i walk along the beach, just what the doctor ordered!  8 weeks on monday i'll be walking on that beach tooooooooooooooooooooo!
ger x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on April 25, 2008, 09:06:55 AM
Hi Eggy

I was wondering where you had got to, but I'm glad you feel a bit better and the photos are great. I hope it wasn't Hay Fever :-).



TerryW


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on April 25, 2008, 10:01:45 AM
Are you feeling guilty Terry.??  :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 25, 2008, 03:53:00 PM
Riggers

I finally found out about the "hay" meaning. You just gotta be on yer guard against this chappie Terry, aint ja?
( I hope when I finally meet him I can keep my 2 euros in the back pocket and make him buy all the alcohol - I'm not proud! )

Arillas Today? - Take my word for it - It's looking good , the weather's good and a lot of activity going on all round. The last thing they want is a "pest" like me clicking pics.
Just as well really, as I left the camera at home. ( Is this an age thing? )

What really peeves me off is , no camera and driving down into Arillas from Afionas, finding the longest snake I have ever seen basking in the road!
It has to have been 3 foot long, an understatement as it covered half the road, and bronze in colour. I slowly crept forward and then It slid away in the bushes.
A beast of a snake! - And no camera! - Wotapic I donna have! ( Life still can be cruel )

On a lighter note. - Met Sandy and pals who came round for a late coffee/Ouzo this morning. She looks well and still unwinding, as I type, I think. I hope she won't mind me mentioning that her father is 89 years old! If I can look and feel that fit at 89 then I will be a happy man indeed! ( If he's 89 then I have to be around 38 right now! )

Went to Brouklis last night and had a very good time. Not a late night as we were both still a bit "heady" with this hay fever that Terry kindly diagnosed.
=But it's great to have a few good chats with Dimitris, Litsa,Noufris and Nickos. And.... not forgetting that little bundle of "chuckling" joy of a baby.
We make the most of it now as, from May onwards, a busy place it will be.

Easter here is bigger than I thought it would be, Everywhere you drive you see:-
"Kalo Paska" painted on the roads. - Happy Easter. How nice is that?
( In England the local council would probably prosecute for that! )

On Sunday we're invited round to our neighbours house, from 11am plus for some spit lamb and goodies etc. - Just turn up and enjoy at a time to suit. Can't be bad!
An old saying is:- " If you want to get a head in life then go early"
I may go a little later as I don't want the head! - Just some tender meat will do me.

Cheers
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on April 25, 2008, 04:53:48 PM
Thank you for the report and no pictures is not a problem. Glad your "Hay Fever" is subsiding :D

Kalo Paska Eggy and have a great easter! :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 25, 2008, 05:31:32 PM
Stay well EEG and good wishes to Heide.
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on April 25, 2008, 06:25:47 PM
Cheers for the post Eggy. Shame about the the snake photo (not). lol

Kalo Paska to all in Greece..

riggers...........
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justjen on April 25, 2008, 08:00:59 PM
Does that mean that today is Good Friday in Greece?

Kalo Paska all
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on April 25, 2008, 11:16:35 PM
Justjen

Today is the same as "Good Friday" and Sunday, I think, is when the "fast" is broken and lamb is back on the menu. It's very difficult for me to get my "English" head around all this.

On our way home tonight we passed small groups of people carrying lighted candles and many cars parked around the local church so obviously something happening there.
It's all a very sombre occassion with very solid beliefs.
 
Corfu TV is showing a gathering around the Liston building area consisting of a procession of children slow marching and all looking very serious.
Other "local" channels are showing church services.

I'm not sure how Saturday fits in between tonight and Sunday.

A lot to take in and I cannot begin to understand it. It makes me feel a little inadequate that I didn't take enough time to find out much more beforehand.

Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justjen on April 26, 2008, 03:31:20 AM
Cheers Negg, beginning to understand, thanks for taking time out to get all of our heads round this one.

all the best, Jen
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: martin-w on April 26, 2008, 03:57:17 PM
Hi Negg!
Thanks for all your reports and photos, hope Dorita at the Bardis Hotel has got the pool filled now so that the water can warm up in that gorgeous sunshine ready for Friday 2nd. May when I arrive!
Looking forward to meeting you, I hope my 'Arillas Addict' T shirts arrive before I leave home, so you will be able to spot me as I walk to Brouklis!
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on April 26, 2008, 09:22:44 PM
It's getting close for you now Martin. Hope you have a great time...........  :)  :)

riggers.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on April 26, 2008, 09:53:56 PM
Yes, I hope you have a relaxing time there Martin.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 01, 2008, 05:26:08 PM

hope Dorita at the Bardis Hotel has got the pool filled now so that the water can warm up


Martin - Found out today that Bardis are filling in the pool and planting potatoes, so no swimming but at least we'll get very good chips.
( O N L Y     J O K I N G    -   H O N E S T ! )

Greetings from a very warm, 23 deg shade, Arillas. I'm finally getting rid of the latest "head cold" and returning back into the strenuous day of "too much to do - so little time".
(Hee Hee Hee.)

The general feeling and vibes around Arillas are very good and all locals seem to be looking forward to meeting old freinds and gaining new ones.

Rainbow Pool is ready and Sea Breeze and Graziella are now set up and waiting for you to join them. Hotel Marvel looks a picture.

Marina and Akti pool not ready but will be when their guests arrive.
( Two for Martin, our temp roving reporter to monitor and report on! )

Met my first tourist today, coming towards me in car, with horn purping and hand waving.
" Do you speak English " - He said.
" A little " - says I. - " You are English? "
" Italian " says he - " Is Arillas this way? "
Directions duly given, in bad Englsh, ( Bet he thought, "" His English is good for a Greek """)
Don't yer just luv it? - I could have sent him to Sidari, but they looked a nice family.!

So, Where's this pic of Arillas taken from then. ( The clues are on the wall )
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8894/010508eb5.jpg)
And very peaceful it is there too.

That's it folks. - The 1st of May and all is well.

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 01, 2008, 05:48:11 PM
Hi Eggy.

Glad to see you up and running with your reports again. It doesn't take much guessing where the photo was taken with your clues. Can't wait to get over there.

riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justjen on May 01, 2008, 05:54:01 PM
Hi Negg,

Missed your banter these last few days. Look forward to Martin's report.

Cheers Jen
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on May 01, 2008, 06:23:57 PM
Its nice to see an "Arillas Today" report again Eggy. Your report has confirmed what the webcam seemed to show today, lots of activity and lovely weather. I did see a few red cars but the cam is too far away to recognise the makes of car. Do you think you could put a big white circle on the Pugs roof, so we can see that its you.

Could I assume that the empty bottle of retsina and the unworn pink croc  is evidence that their owner was legless?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 01, 2008, 07:18:47 PM
Could I assume that the empty bottle of retsina and the unworn pink croc  is evidence that their owner was legless?

Terry

The owner has now realised that a drive home, instead of a leisurely wobble can seriously effect the amount of alcohol consumed.
( However, I think, a large percentage of "Arillas Retsina Stocks" have vanished this week )

And, I reckon, you only want a white circle on the Pugs roof to make an easy target for dropping watermelons on it!

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on May 01, 2008, 07:48:42 PM
Lovely Arillas today post Eggy. Didn't take too much working out where the view is from. Died and gone to heaven? I doubt heaven can be as good as that view!

Sure you're right about the "target" on top of the Pug. but then Terry isn't the only one who would use it to good effect! lol lol

Cheers
Phil

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on May 02, 2008, 12:41:03 AM
You didnt send "her" home with only one shoe did you! ;-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on May 02, 2008, 08:58:08 AM
might be because im blonde but could you tell me where the picture was taken :)
suex
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Cheryl2307 on May 02, 2008, 09:42:49 AM
Sue, it's Sandy & Joyce's house.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on May 02, 2008, 10:35:06 AM
oh right
thank you cheryl
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 02, 2008, 05:23:07 PM
Sue - Sorry - I forget sometimes not everybody knows everybody.

One for you though.
Where's this?

(http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/223/020508vl5.jpg)
I seem to remember you both liked it here. - Or am I wrong?
____________________________________________________________________

The population of Arillas has grown a little today.

What with a few people eating at Marina and enjoying a drink at Horizon plus sunbathing on the beach and a couple in the sea. Added to people enjoying the view from Sea Breeze and enjoying the shade in Malibu,well it must be around 26/27 in the sun today. there's nowhere to swing a cat by the tail! - If I had a cat that is.

Didn't bump into Martin W, but plenty of time. The Bardis Sun looked very inviting, and quiet,this afternoon so maybe he was one of two on the sunbeds by the pool.
( Almost like a private pool this time of year )

Cheers
Negg





Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on May 02, 2008, 06:22:33 PM
That is in Helens or Georges as we call it.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Gary & Julie on May 03, 2008, 03:51:30 PM
I am sure that this is the wall on the right as you go into George's crape heaven, say hello to george from Gary will you ! ask him if his bike is still too expensive for me to buy
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on May 03, 2008, 04:35:07 PM
the crepeirie we love it in their
thanks eggy
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 03, 2008, 06:06:44 PM
You're an observant lot and not wrong!

Arillas today --- and it's officail folks.
Martin W is here and enjoying all Arillas can throw at him.
( Well, not throw just casually lob his way, maybe )
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/2916/030508ctw6.jpg)

He has a message for Mary H, who will soon be on her way, about Taxis.
I will do that on a PM. Nothing sinister just a re-assurance that all went well.

Ina's Supermarket now open for business.
(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/6027/030508bfz5.jpg)

But Thalassa not ready yet and have employed a ferocious dog to keep nosey parkers, like me, away. ( Actually, his tail was wagging ! - Wotapussycat)
(http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/2513/030508aia9.jpg)

Coconut now open and was showing Man Utd vs West Ham, which pleased the four people in there. ( The 6 people on the beach can't have been football supporters! )

All in all, a good afternoon to be here.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on May 03, 2008, 06:34:57 PM
Good pics again Eggy and Martin looks happy and relaxed I do hope he has a good week and makes some new friends.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TONYNEW on May 03, 2008, 06:39:44 PM
Well Martin certainly looks chilled out lol,going green with envy here
                                         Tony
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lou on May 03, 2008, 07:17:01 PM
Hi all arillas is looking good today. Glad you got there safetly Martin and you do look relaxed it doesn't take long to settle in. Can't wait for my turn out there counting down the weeks, soon be days and the hours horray. x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 03, 2008, 07:40:06 PM
Thanks for the pics and report Eggy. I see you tracked Martin down and he looks like he is having a great time. Soon be our turn too.


riggers.........
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on May 04, 2008, 12:01:57 AM
Doesnt he look good!  He looks like he survived the journey and is well and truly in holiday mode!


Talking about weddings (off topic, sorry) ... I dragged Mike around Crawley this afternoon for 3 hrs looking for something to wear... I went into a M & S cubicle with a barrow load to try on and was too frightened to come out and tell him that none of it was any good.  We ended up going home and into our local "town" department store and found something there.  We should have gone there in the first place...  He was so patient bless him, he didnt moan once!  He was so desparate to get home he was looking for anything in the end, all very unsuitable but he tried, i'ts when he shouts out the sizes it becomes  embarrasing!

Its a good job he only shops with me about once a year!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on May 04, 2008, 01:26:37 AM
Great reports as usual, Eggy and just love the photos!
Good one of Martin, should be able to recognise him now - hope to see you all in 2 days time.
Reeeeally excited now!
Yammas
Lynn x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justjen on May 04, 2008, 02:22:03 AM
Brilliant post as usual Negg.

Glad to see Martin Arillassed (Hmm - is that a word?).

Also Charlie (Thalassa dog) looking his usual happy self. Tell Giannis, Litsa and Spiros Yammas from Jen and Phil when they do open.

Cheers, Jen
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on May 04, 2008, 10:05:07 AM
Looking good! Martin, Arillas and the dog :D Cheers Eggy!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on May 04, 2008, 12:11:29 PM
Thanks again for the pics Eggy. Martin looks very happy, and its nice to see Spiros who also has a big smile on his face.

I wish we were there.

TerryW
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on May 04, 2008, 01:36:05 PM
lovely pictures
martain looks very chilled
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kevin.g on May 04, 2008, 02:45:07 PM
the pics give me a tingling feeling in me stomach.thanks eggy....yammas
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TONYNEW on May 06, 2008, 08:42:55 AM
I noticed a fair bit of activity this morning on the web cam not sure if some lucky peeps are doing a bit of early morning fishing on the pier
                                                             Tony
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 07, 2008, 02:09:07 PM
It has been noticed that various Forum Members have been infiltrating the Arillas Holiday scene as Tourists!

Sandy was one of the first to start the ball rolling and has now retired, back to England, after what I think has been a very pleasant 2 weeks for her, father and colleague. Eileen and Keith have now taken up the challenge to have a good time.

Plus ..... Martin W who, last night, blew his cover by sportiing his  "Arillas Addict" super duper T-shirt, in the Coconut Bar whilst sharing a table with Lyn and Colin, who were either dropped on to the Jetty, late Monday night, from an Albanan fishing boat or came by taxi from Corfu Airport. Vivian was also present for a short while but then was mysteriously drawn away by the thought of Brouklis and the food that awaited her on arrival. - Pete, thinking ahead, was already there.

Mark and Dee are also here but haven't been spotted by me yet - Give it time!

Arillas Today.
What are these things called again?
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6167/070508gt3.jpg)
I only ask because I haven't seen them for, at least, 7 months.

It's a "nice" 18 deg today and, although not everything is open, there is still plenty for new arrivals to "not keep them too busy" - And that can't be bad.

A good place to be at a lovely time of year.

Cheers
Negg

ps - Dimitris has had his hair cut ! - You heard it here first.


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 07, 2008, 03:04:35 PM
I can't wait to have my turn at being a Tourist Eggy. :)

That beach is looking fantastic.

Cheers for the pic

riggers......
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on May 07, 2008, 03:51:17 PM
Brillian report Negg, love hearing about the people arriving there.

Am all excited now, keep saying, this time in 13 days I'll be at the beach, at the pool, eating gorgeous food etc etc.  haha.

Sharon x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on May 07, 2008, 03:53:37 PM
Cheers Eggy! Good to hear that Coconut is up and running and that the Forum Corner saw some action :)

And thos things on the beach...30 sleeps and Heidi and I will be clued to couple of them for a fortnight :D
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Peckedhen on May 07, 2008, 07:00:12 PM
Twenty days and I'll be joining the tourists, can't wait!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TONYNEW on May 07, 2008, 08:16:54 PM
At least your spoilt for choice for a sun bed which one did you fancy lol
                       Tony
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: willowlark on May 08, 2008, 03:39:45 PM
Boy oh Boy - eleven sleeps to go!

Can't wait!

A&J
xxxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 08, 2008, 06:18:39 PM
We took a little trip to Arillas lunchtime and struggled to find a spot to park!
--- Wots that all about? --- ( Shoulda checked the webcam first! )

And... those beds on the beach have started getting some use.
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/7664/080508awf8.jpg)

But... Still plenty of space further down for extra bodies...
(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/7359/080508bgo1.jpg)

Around the 25/26deg mark and a tadge warm with it.
Bumped into Viv and Pete, as yer do, and found time to have an ouzo with Martin W.

Malibu Bar looking good and quite a few people taking advantage of Mirage on the front. Guests at Rainbow, Tria Adelphia, well... everywhere we looked.
And this is supposed to be a quiet time. - June/July ? - aaaarggghh.

Cheers
Negg & Wegg ( Wegg took the pics as I was in Coconut. )
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on May 08, 2008, 06:27:26 PM
great update eggy
lovely pictures wegg
suexx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 08, 2008, 08:58:21 PM
Thanks for the report and pics Negg and Wegg. I noticed the blue water pipe on the  Beach, does this mean the showers are working this year...?

The place is looking great..

Cheers.

riggers...........
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 10, 2008, 06:00:54 PM
Riggers

I keep meaning to look out for these showers and seeing if they are in use.
( Have to be careful though in case I get arrested for loitering! )
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Once again it's been a cracker of a day in Arillas and, even now, at 6 pm the temp is about 23 deg in the shade. ( Starts cold in morning but warms up very quickly )

Loadsa freindly people here and "hellos", "hi", "How yer doing" flying around all over the place.

Last night we were at Brouklis with Viv,Pete,Harold n Sally and, once again Dimitris did us proud! I wish I could have had the lamb chops + the steak but... no tummy space.
A lovely evening followed by a peaceful start to the morning. - Can't be bad.
Many thanks Brouklis - wot do we do without you?

Haven't found Mark n Dee yet but I do get worried as, quite a few people look at me and seem to think.. " shall I say hello? " - ( And vice versa for me )
And... I honk the red pug horn at quite a few people who wave. I hope I haven't been rude to anyone by not stopping. - This hello business can sometimes be very difficult.

But, whatever! People on holiday doing their own thing. Hopefully you meet up but never interfere with any one having a good time. That's my motto.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on May 10, 2008, 06:31:16 PM
You mustn't worry Eggy. You are now a star, and will inevitably find wherever you go the adoring public will worry about saying hello, and vice versa. Thankfully we have sorted that already - we will ignore you completely when our paths cross....

A bit more serious - in one year you and Wegg have achieved real belonging in your new community. Can't wait until Jen and me join you....

cheers
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jean on May 10, 2008, 09:54:09 PM
Eggy
We've been watching the forum for some time but have been unable to join in the banter. Computer problems now solved so we are now true Arillas Addicts! Have really enjoyed reading people's comments, so good natured and friendly. We are due to arrive in Arillas 19th May staying at Anna's for a week. This will be our 3rd visit. Hope you will stop and say hello at least! Looking forward to meeting some more devotees of Arillas. See you all soon we hope. Best Wishes Rob and Jean
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on May 11, 2008, 02:33:40 AM
Hi jean.

Just remember the kind of september when life was so tender (sat here listening to Nana Mouskouri)

Anna is a beautiful woman who will really look after you. Please mention Jen and Phil, Mythos and Amstels.... She will know what you mean. Give her our love.

And join the rest of us Arillas Addicts - keep posting on the forum.
best wishes
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on May 11, 2008, 04:44:22 AM
I agree Phil. It`s worth the push up the hill. Only a small hill. Bacon, tomatoes,bread. Yummy.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on May 11, 2008, 08:20:40 AM
i have to agree with you both
she is a fantastic lady, not forgetting her lovely hubby and 2 sons
i love her chicken salad mmmmmmmmm
suexx
this will be our 5th time at Annas and hopefully many more to come.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 11, 2008, 07:34:41 PM
Rob n Jean

We're off to the UK on the 19th and back on the 28th so we're going to miss both you and Sharon. - And that's a big shame.

And.our lead up to the 19th with "things to plan etc" and I think we're mssing people now. I'm not sure how each day unfolds.
Even I need some time to get a tan before I put on that "suit" for a wedding.
( Why can't I wear my trainers? - Who's gonna be looking at my feet? )

Arillas today though looks better than yesterday, and yesterday was pretty good.
So, enjoy your hols when your here. Best wishes.
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jean on May 11, 2008, 08:22:04 PM
Really sorry we are going to miss you! You are becoming something of a celebrity! Maybe next time. Have a good time in UK. We have been expats before and know that whilst trips  back are good they can be exhausting too. Enjoy the wedding and we will keep watching the forum for news. Cheers Rob and Jean
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 11, 2008, 10:14:40 PM
Hi Eggy.

It must be nice for you to come back to the UK and see your old friends.

Don't fall in luv with the place to much though you might not want to go back. lol. haha

riggers.............
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on May 12, 2008, 12:37:41 PM
You can stock up on Jelly Babies and Pickled Onions though!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 12, 2008, 07:01:56 PM
You can stock up on Jelly Babies and Pickled Onions though!

BG
Our suitcases will be nearly empty on the trip over but, who wants a list of what we're bringing back? - Yer wonna beleeve it! - "" eat yer heart out Gunga Din ""
( A saying of mine -  I can translate if necessary )

Welcome to a dull Arillas today with temps hovering around 19/20 deg and what to do on a, maybe, mediocre day like this:-.................................
(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/7264/120508bay2.jpg)

Did these people bring their rods with them or are they just bamboo canes + a peice of twine and safety pin? ----------------  Who knows!

Give the Marina pool about 3 more weeks and it's open for business. About the same for Akti Arilla pool. - Only my estimate but if they are any quicker than that I'll eat my trainers. ( Both looking very good though and worth the wait )

A few places still yet to open:-
Thallassa - About 7 days time.
Costas on the Beach - a week , or so.
Eftihia - 7/10 days.

Malibu is looking after a few people on the duller days and today they were showing the film "10,000 BC ".

Coconut has a "male" behind the bar during the afternoons now. -- One for the ladies!
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/8874/120508aox0.jpg)
( He's called Yiannis by the way and a very pleasant guy he is )

Cheers
Negg




Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on May 13, 2008, 12:24:27 AM
Is Efithia ever opened?  It has never been when we walked past.  I shall look out for it now.

Cant believe its over cast, its been scorching here in Surrey?  Started my tan already and hope I will be a decent color by September, unless it rains here all summer!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on May 13, 2008, 08:57:23 AM
Thank you Eggy for that report :)

Dull days in Arillas are always perfect for the famous long wet lunch, which Heidi and I had to do couple of times last September ;)

As for the new chap in Coconut, nice! But what happened to Katarina?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on May 13, 2008, 05:59:07 PM
Negg, fantastic reports as usual, could you do me a huge favour?  If you get the chance could you have a look at Vivalis and see if he is open?  I am eating the swordfish and Georgia's potatoes as I'm typing this! 

Thanks

Sharon x



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on May 13, 2008, 06:34:07 PM
Definitely wasn't open last week Sharon....but a lot can happen in a week....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on May 14, 2008, 03:32:15 PM
Thanks Sandy, keeping fingers crossed then. xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: PaulnMaria on May 17, 2008, 12:44:40 AM
Hi Sharon, walked past Vavilas the other day & it was open for business :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on May 17, 2008, 02:21:53 PM
paul and maria, thanks for that, 3 sleeps to go, i've got butterflies now! 

Sharon xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: PaulnMaria on May 17, 2008, 10:27:16 PM
Sleep well Sharon.............Arillas is looking as good as ever.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on May 18, 2008, 01:19:28 PM
Hi Sharon,
Enjoyed a great meal in Vavilis a few nights ago.  Thalassa not opened yet though, and Kostas on the Beach only just opened last night (Saturday). :)
Shame we'll just miss you after not bumping into you last year :(
Cheesecake at the Horizon to die for!

EEG, i can vouch for Yiannis being a nice guy - good sense of humour too!

Unfortunately, only one night left which just has to be spent at Brouklis!
Bumped into Patrickjohn the other day - photos to follow on our return home.
Yammas,
Lynn x

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on May 18, 2008, 04:43:13 PM
EEG, i can vouch for Yiannis being a nice guy - good sense of humour too!

Cheers Lynn! Any bloke who keeps them drinks coming can't be a bad one in my book :D

Looking forward to your final report and photos :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on May 23, 2008, 03:05:08 PM
I think even the donkey's will be glad when Eggy and Negg are back, I am really missing the daily eggcasts.

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justjen on May 23, 2008, 03:14:27 PM
Well said Terry - maybe we'll get a pickled-eggcast when they get back?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on May 23, 2008, 03:40:02 PM
A pickled Egg more like Jen!!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 23, 2008, 03:45:37 PM
I wonder what he is doing now. Maybe sat in a pub with a pint.  :) :)

riggers..................
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on May 23, 2008, 04:01:23 PM
He is riggers, and he's found a mate to talk to who also gets a round in.

(http://www.eardisley-book.co.uk/images/Peppi_drinking_beer.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 23, 2008, 04:04:39 PM
Ha Ha Terry, nice one  :)

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on May 23, 2008, 04:08:29 PM
HaHaHa! The picture is very funny :D

Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justjen on May 23, 2008, 04:11:30 PM
HaHa! Is that a pickled-onion or jelly babies that the donky is eating? lol!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 23, 2008, 04:14:21 PM
Looks like a pint and he is ready for an ouzo chaser.....  :)

riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on May 24, 2008, 09:24:41 PM
Hope Eggy stacks up with the Jellybabies?. The supply was in good order at Ina's Shop last week but if he keeps eating them she will need to buy more.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mick and Jill on May 28, 2008, 11:49:17 PM
Hi Negg
It has taken me all this time to recognise the young lad you took a picture of in the Coconut Bar.  I'm sure Yannis used to work in the pizza restaurant although he has grown his hair and some facial hair since then.  My Daughter who came back from Arillas today just told me I was right as she knows him.

Jill
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 28, 2008, 11:56:36 PM
CAN'T LEAVE YOU LOT ALONE FOR 5 MINS , CAN I?

Egg n Wegg are back , tonight about 10;15 pm .

Be prepared people for a report about England but for now it's bed for moi.

Terry W. - Nice Pic. - Just remind me again of what date you're here so I can put a "contract" out on you.

Riggers - "Sat in a pub with a pint?" - Not at those prices.
( Egg was definately not pickled - More like "smoke free & sober" - Aaarrrgh! )

Urgently in need of Arillas pics tomorrow. - Lots to "catchupon"

Negg




Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 29, 2008, 07:38:55 PM
Arillas looking as good as ever today and with temps around 28 deg this morning another "hotty".

( Currently at 7:20pm and we're showing 30 deg on the "Oregon" )

A fairly quiet beach at 10:45 ish this morning. But going by Dimitris' picture of the day it got busier around 12 o clock.
( People came out of hiding when they saw the red pug leave )

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/2136/290508acl6.jpg)
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(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9778/290508bum8.jpg)

I enjoyed a coffee with Dimitris and a coffee with Spiros from Arillas Travel.
( Yes - Honest - Coffee it was! )
But - did end up in Horizon,sat back for a short time,with an Ouzo & took in the view.
I felt like I was on holiday for a while and then realised I was "home" How nice is that?

Plenty of room left on that beach though should anyone find a late booking!

Stay well Y'all.
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 29, 2008, 07:53:38 PM
Hi Eggy.
Glad to see that you are back home writing these posts, that we have all missed.

We'll be coming out of hiding ourselves in 12 days. Can you hold onto that Great weather for us.  :)

Cheers,

riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on May 29, 2008, 09:39:17 PM
Yes, your daily snippets have been sorely missed and I for one are really happy to see them again :)

See you not tomorrow but the next Friday and then for a fortnight and I am sure there will be an Ouzo some where squeezed in :D
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on May 30, 2008, 02:37:49 AM
Understand Negg completely.

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I felt like I was on holiday for a while and then realised I was "home" How nice is that?

It is wonderful. Jen and me spend half our lives feeling that way. We live in two villages - here in Baltonsborough near Glastonbury, and there in Arillas and NW Corfu. We probably have more real friends out there than we do here. So that's not surprising!

Now we have our virtual friends. But you are so real! We sat in a pub tonight and talked about you all for ages. Today's developments always occupy us. justphil and justjen often worry, laugh and talk with and about you. We usually joke but we feel part of it all.

Arillas today was 30 degrees, bebis did his first steps in the sea, Eggy realised he can still be on holiday (state of mind) then we all watched the forum and the sunset, we must be sane (I didn't say mad....)

Phil
 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on May 30, 2008, 02:51:14 AM
I know what you mean about "virtual friends" Phil....I always find it amazing that we chat on here like old buddies with people we have never even met.....all because of a mutual love of Arillas.....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on May 30, 2008, 03:13:42 AM
Hi Sandy

Know exactly what you mean. It is a strange and beautiful place. If we'd met in Brouklis or the Coconut we'd be "real." Jen and me might be little tinkers, but we are real Arillas Addicts, drunk or sober. We wear our T Shirts with pride.

All the best
justphil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on May 30, 2008, 11:29:28 AM
Virtual friends, yes I also associate with that, Phil.  I'm glad you called it sane - I often feel slightly mad!
lynn x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: ger on May 30, 2008, 12:27:01 PM
i know exactly how you feel phil and jen, i go home from work (i am lucky enough to be able to log into arillas whenever i feel like it!) so over our evening meal martin will say, so how was arillas today? so we then have a discussion about who was on the forum what the weather was like etc i am sure most of our friends think we are mad, our sons certainly do!!!!
ger x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on May 30, 2008, 12:33:04 PM
Mike and I do the same.  I am always relating what is going on.  He looks forward to hearing the news even though he doesnt log on here himself.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on May 30, 2008, 01:39:40 PM
That's how Colin was, BG, but then he thought he might be missing out!
lynn x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on May 30, 2008, 03:14:50 PM
thats how justjen was justlynn. One night I was laughing at chatroom posts, when she decided she just had to have her own place on here. I think she got Dimitris out of bed sorting out the email and other bits! (Thanks Dimitris for putting up with us....)

It was the night John the Ref suggested she take more water with it... She has forgiven him though!!

Phil


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on May 30, 2008, 04:15:37 PM
Nothing wrong with a drop of water Phil.
Only a drop though Dot tells me.
Has Jen cut down on the drink now she has to do her own typing. lol
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jean on May 30, 2008, 05:33:07 PM
Hi Arillas Addicts! Just returned from our 3rd visit. The best yet thanks to the way Anna looked after us at her studios. We were welcomed as if we were part of her wonderful family and had a truly relaxing holiday- walking, eating- thanks Dimitrus for fantasic food and ambience - the diet starts again this week- swimming although still a bit chilly in the sea for me. We hired a car for a day toured round some old haunts and discovered some new ones, the views from the mountains are spectacular, but we drove back into Arillas in the evening and came to the conclusion that it is the best place on the island.
The only thing that marred our holiday slightly was the 8 hour delay at Corfu airport on the way home. However we were quite well looked after, taken to a restaurant for a meal and kept informed about what was going on. We met even more lovely people and everyone remained calm and well mannered in the face of adversity, no swearing or loud compliants. A testament to the kind of people who holiday in Arillas and indeed the Brits in general so Brits abroad are not all bad as some would have us think.
Can't wait to visit Arillas again but will probably have to wait till this time next next year. In the meantime the forum, pictures and views of the sunset will keep us going.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on May 30, 2008, 06:02:54 PM
lovely report jean.

We can all imagine what it was like to have 8 hours delay at Kerkyra airport. Not exactly the best in the world.... But as Jen just said to me - at least you could smoke! (important to us...)

We already know Anna would give you an amazing welcome. And it is real, not just "Customer Service." We are staying there in July, and when booked, probably all of September (if any rooms left...)

Not surprised you 
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came to the conclusion that it is the best place on the island.
IT IS!

And like Galstonbury (see ger's post on that and my reply) the Brits always get a bad press. Sadly some believe it is true. But as you saw - it ISN'T

best wishes
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 30, 2008, 07:17:12 PM
Thanks for the report Jean. Sorry to hear about the delay though. We had one last year for 3 hours but we had gone through passport control so we missed out on the meal. So i bought 6 small cans of Amstel out of the fridge in Duty Free, then i sat there quite happy.  :D 

riggers..........
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jean on May 30, 2008, 07:28:04 PM
It is a state of mind isn't it? You deal with it in the best way for you. and don't let it spoil the holiday. Your way sounds good! Shame about the people at the Manchester end though. They missed a day in Arillas!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 30, 2008, 07:29:47 PM
It was Manchester for us too.......................

riggers........
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on May 30, 2008, 10:44:57 PM
hi riggers you "tinker"

only 6 cans???????

best wishes
phil


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 30, 2008, 10:51:51 PM
That was after the first 6 cans Phil before i heard of the delay.  :)  :D

Cheers.

riggers............
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justjen on May 30, 2008, 11:00:40 PM
That's the spirit Riggers - same school of thought as phil then!

Cheers, Jen
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 30, 2008, 11:03:28 PM
Hi Jen.

Yes we must have gone to the same one..   :D  :D 

riggers..........
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on May 31, 2008, 12:01:21 AM
thats how justjen was justlynn. One night I was laughing at chatroom posts, when she decided she just had to have her own place on here. I think she got Dimitris out of bed sorting out the email and other bits! (Thanks Dimitris for putting up with us....)

It was the night John the Ref suggested she take more water with it... She has forgiven him though!!

Phil




Was that, by any chance, the night we were discussing koum kuat and the chatroom threw a wobbly?
Lynn x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on May 31, 2008, 12:10:31 AM
oh yes justlynn! it definitely was now you remind me about it.....

I ADORE KoumQuat. We will take about 8kg of luggage out (clothes? who needs them??) and bring back many litres this time. Can buy all the rest here...

It is such hard work in the chatroom but really worth it. Much better at forum corner in the Coconut of course, but sadly we don't all live there like Negg and Wegg. Jen and me will next year tho.

take care forum divorcee....
lol
justphil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on May 31, 2008, 10:57:10 AM
We only managed to bring back 2 big bottles of the stuff this year, Phil - got to ration it out until next year now!

Also discussing moving out there - the way of life would suit us down to the ground - but a lot to consider...........

See you and Jen in the chatroom some time soon
lynn x

(Whoops, are we off-topic here?  What will eggy say???)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 31, 2008, 02:25:41 PM
Eggy will slap your legs with a wet mackerell !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on May 31, 2008, 02:40:56 PM
Thanks, Eggy, that gave me a good laugh!
Looking forward to it.............
lynn x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on May 31, 2008, 04:31:03 PM
Ha Ha, i have missed your wit Eggy.  :)

riggers........
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on May 31, 2008, 05:28:41 PM
Eggy will slap your legs with a wet mackerell !

As long as the wet celery doesn't come out :D
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on May 31, 2008, 05:58:25 PM
had such a laugh following this thread. lol ain't enough to describe how we laughed!

EEG - was going to cook some braised celery with dinner today, but I won't be able to look it in the face! To quote Victoria Wood, is it anything like "beat me on the bottom with a Womans Weekly???"

But then this is Arillas today........
best to all
phil


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on May 31, 2008, 06:32:29 PM
Or "bend me over backwards on my hostess trolley"??
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on May 31, 2008, 06:57:56 PM
jen and me are wiping the tears of laughter off our faces justlynn. only Victoria Wood fans will understand. We saw her at Colston Halls in Bristol last year. She should have a regular spot at Rainbow....... Jimmy and Perry would call the bingo....

we once thought of having a hostess trolley but we've stopped bending over backwards - we're a bit too old for that these days........

thanks for the post -
love philandjen (no, sorry - we aren't actually divorced)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on May 31, 2008, 07:04:23 PM
Or "bend me over backwards on my hostess trolley"??

Victoria Wood! - One of Weggs favourites.

Lynn
If your hostess trolley is on wheels then I forsee many problems.
( And with local speeds at 30 mph - A ticket for going too fast maybe!? )

I found a very quiet and relaxing Arillas today with most of the guests, taking in the excellant weather, on the beach.
It's currently 27 deg here now at 7 pm.  

We have finally caught up with Wendy n Stuart and look forward to an evening out with them tonight. A busy day for me today with work mixed in with pleasure but a very good day all round.

Mark, of Mark n Dee, looks very well indeed and this Arillas atmosphere agrees with him totally.

Don't forget all that Malibu n Coconut are showing the latest films so, if you get a wet afternoon when you're here, you can see 10,000bc, Indiana Jones, Doomsday ext.
( I hope I can scrounge them when the season ends )

I must take a look at that "Arillas Calendar" again and see who I can catch next week!
Maybe I need to change the car as the "Red Pug" is easily recognisable.
Why do people keep jumping into hedges when I approach?
( Is it the driving or the conversation? )

Cheers All
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: harold on May 31, 2008, 07:15:58 PM
Neil,
thought you were in the Uk for 3 weeks,or did the bad weather the speed camaras etc change your mind.Glad you enjoyed it over here.funny what you say about Palm air and Bournemouth airport,My neighbour has said the same thing,infact he nows rings up Bournmouth from Exeter and they know who it is as soon as he speaks,they just tell him the leg room is sorted(he is about 6'3" tall).Look forward to reading( letter from America,oops i ment Corfu today).
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on May 31, 2008, 07:34:01 PM
Happy to say that I don't reeeaally own a hostess trolley, which is just as well as I also can't bend over backwards any more, phil and jen!
And I don't fancy going at 30 mph on one either!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justjen on June 01, 2008, 01:17:58 PM
No Lynn, we don't either!

For us fans of Victoria Wood (and those that have never heard her song and think we.ve gone potty!)

Code: [Select]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZCIKjYDf1g
lol, Jen
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justjen on June 01, 2008, 01:19:46 PM
Whoops! sorry I'll try that again

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on June 01, 2008, 02:50:42 PM
Thanks for posting that, Jen - I think it's ok to be a bit potty but it might help if people don't think we've completely flipped!

Colin and I have been having a good giggle at it again - he'd forgotten half of it! 
Love, lynn x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 01, 2008, 07:15:19 PM
You're an excited lot out there !

Arillas today? - And who needs a pic of the beach when you have ANG & CHRIS in the 3rd day of their holdiay.
(http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/7471/010608zd5.jpg)
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Breakfast? - At 3 pm in the afternoon at Helens Creperie? Washed down with alcohol?
Happy holidays you two. - I calculate that their evening meal for 2 will be at 3 am.,
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Bumped into Wendy n Stu again with whom we had a very nice evenng last night.
They are back to England tomorrow. A shame for them, and us, as good company can sometimes be hard to find. - C'mom you lot- Get on a plane if you haven't booked!

A little bird telss me that PJ was sighted, last week, in his "Notorious Swimwear" parading along the beach. ( He did well not to get arrested - ALLEGEDLY )
He also did well not  to have been spotted by the "Donut Man" who, I'm told is now teaching his son the business. ---- Aaarrrgh - (Where do we hang these donuts?.)


Very jealous of Dimitris and Noufris at Brouklis today as thet had goat meat for lunch.
Excellant it looked too and I never got offered any! ( Share some with us Brouklis! )

Add all this to time spent in the Coconut and time to inhale the view and quiet of the beach and I donna swap for any ting!

A very merry 26deg at 7 pm and I bid you all " Have a good evening" - ( We will ! )

Now we're in Jume ? - So many people - So little time!
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 01, 2008, 07:22:00 PM
Eggy
Nice to see your back into the swing of things
Dont over do it now
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on June 01, 2008, 07:27:34 PM
thanks for another great installment of Arillas Today. Could have been us having breakfast a 3pm, washed down with alcohol! Ask Anna of Studio fame - she often served us.......

It's good to be back on topic - we've had to resort to hostess trollies and Woman's Weekly while you were away!!!

all the best
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: patrickjohn on June 01, 2008, 07:40:51 PM
Hi Everyone
Eggy: I thought I spotted you last week talking to the workmen finishing the Akti swimming pool.  I spoke to this bloke who denied being you!
True that I was on the beach but spent most of my time up the North End, though I did a snorkel round the jetty.  One fisherman asked me to tie a fish on the end of his line as he wasn't having much luck.  Most of the fish were round the other side of the jetty.
Sorry I missed you - will have to return soon for another try.
Best wishes
PJ
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on June 01, 2008, 10:48:17 PM
the "Donut Man" who, I'm told is now teaching his son the business. ---- Aaarrrgh - (Where do we hang these donuts?.)
It's true!
the second generation of donutman is learning how to run the business properly
 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 01, 2008, 10:54:37 PM
Ohhhh nooooooooo. not 2 of them. That means 2 cameras to get rid, or maybe 2 of something else ha ha.....  :D  :D

riggers...............

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on June 02, 2008, 01:18:38 AM
Oh no...  we shall have "Donuts, glapes, flesh flute" in stereo now!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 02, 2008, 08:49:51 AM
You're an excited lot out there !

Arillas today? - And who needs a pic of the beach when you have ANG & CHRIS in the 3rd day of their holdiay.

Cheers for that and say hello to Ang and Chris from us here in the forum :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on June 02, 2008, 04:35:33 PM
Hello all didnt intend to come on here whilst here but had to have a peek at the photo.....dugh..not one of my best profiles LOL, Thanks EEG and HELOOOOOO TO YOU ALL, its another nice afternoon here seen Eggy an hr or so ago and am just sitting chilling out at Georges, will have to pop and see Dimitris this evening but soo much to do....not and so little time.
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 02, 2008, 06:16:29 PM
What can you do in an Arillas today that has temps around 29 deg?

Ang n Chris had a good idea by chilling out.

Here's another alternative:-
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/5535/020608aal3.jpg)
Mick plus friends taking it easy! - Mick looks after the pedaloes here and what a great job to have. - How much do I have to pay to get it?

Costa's, ( On the beach ) had another idea by hiding away, in the shade, to sort out his evening menu. - But I found him in the end!
(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7506/020608cxt7.jpg)

Plenty of room on the beach for more bums on seats, and once again that ole peir keeps attracting those "fishers"
(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/484/020808bvq7.jpg)
But without PJ, courtesy of speedos and snorkel,to hook the fish on the end of their line? - What will they do?
( PJ - Sorry to have missed you - Guess I'll have to wait for that Ouzo now )

And B.Girl - Donut Man in Stereo? - Doesn't bear thinking about.
( as long as he doesn't double his price )

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 05, 2008, 07:14:24 PM
A shaky start to the day today with 18 deg on the clock at 9 am -----
---- then it rained for a full ten minutes !

But... Don't I wish I had taken the camera to Arillas with me this afternoon.
From 12 ish the sun came out and a glorious afternoon had by all.

Arillas is getting busier folks and, today I had to search for somewhere to park!
It's good to see Arillas buzzing and it's good to see so many faces, old n new.

Poor Ang n Chris go home tomorrow. What happened to the last 7 days?

Ivan n Avril are here and we are all eating together Friday night.
Mavis and Robin here next week! - So many Tavernas so little time!

I spent 3 hours this pm doing nothing but acheiving loads. Hey!- another day "AVRIO"

Dimitris and Litsa's bebe is a cracker of a bonny boy and I enjoyed many minutes of:-
"Cuddly toy tickling tummy and loadsa chuckles in reply"
( doesn't seem to work with Dimitris though? - Bigger cuddly toy reqd perhaps? )
Cheers
Negg
 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 07, 2008, 06:50:37 PM
After a bit of rain and thunder overnight we found a very dull start to the morning.

But...... By 2 pm the sun was forcing it's way through and temps hovered around the 23/24 deg mark.

Anyway, who wants to know about the weather?

Guess who I bumped into?
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/7581/070608bbi2.jpg)

Erga (EEG)  & Heide, both looking well and like two coiled springs poised a twanging time. - They look well and I'm sure will have a good holiday.
Woe betide any bar than runs out of Mythos!

And then - Who's is? - Here for another week.
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/9923/070608atl7.jpg)

Being a roving reporter does get it's perks, don't yer know.

Nearly forgot. - I did get a picture of the beach.
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/8734/070608cym2.jpg)

Also saw Hanneka, another Forum member, from Holland.

A good afternoon with local bars looking after those Rugby addicts, who want some time off the beach, plus activity in various Tavernas.

Now, at 6:30 pm the thunder is on it's way back and very noisy it is too!
However, with temps still around 21 deg what's the problem with a bit of noise when it's still warm enough to stand out in it?
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 07, 2008, 06:55:45 PM
However, with temps still around 21 deg what's the problem with a bit of noise when it's still warm enough to stand out in it?

I meant "bit of rain" but then you know that.
( As I type the thunder is getting louder with a few flashes of lightening )

Who wants to swap locations?

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on June 07, 2008, 07:50:12 PM
thanks eggy

to see erja, heidi and marika in one post is a bit too much for me........

tears running down my face.

lol
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 07, 2008, 08:51:33 PM
Looks like the girls are having all the fun.
Hope they enjoy it though.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 07, 2008, 08:56:18 PM
Cheers Eggy.

Now i know who i'll be bumping into next week. Save some of that ale for me Girls. :)


riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on June 07, 2008, 08:59:34 PM
Don't the three girls look well!

Thanks for the photos Neill.

Riggers....you just had to rub that in eh? ;-)

Eileenx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 07, 2008, 09:06:50 PM
Ha ha sorry everyone.  :D  :D.

I will have a drink for you all,  hmm better not.

Not in one night anyway.

Cheers.
riggers.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on June 07, 2008, 09:58:42 PM
the spirit of Arillas.

vodka, brandy, whiskey, ouzo??????

greek meausres said Filipos - he was so right!
totally off thread but who cares?

phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 07, 2008, 10:09:01 PM
Not me Phil.. :)  :)

Cheers mate.

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on June 07, 2008, 11:19:11 PM
Enjoy the hols girls. Have a great time.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on June 08, 2008, 04:05:50 AM
Blimey...Erja and Heidi didn't waste much time did they? Look as though they've been there forever....and fancy seeing Marika in the Horizon....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 08, 2008, 04:20:24 AM
I will give them your best wishes Sandy. :)  :)

riggers
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 08, 2008, 10:48:34 AM
Greetings peeps!

The leisurely life in Arillas is just the best and this morning Heidi and  managed to get up without a king size hangover :)

Eileen, saw your boy and his mates last night in the Coconut where we got stuck through the thunder storm and watched the opening game of Euro 2008. What better place to get stuck eh? ;)

Now we will finish our coffee and hit the beach :D Life is soooooooooooo good!!!

P.S riggers, there might just be enough Mythos left for you ;)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on June 08, 2008, 10:58:07 AM
Greetings peeps!

Eileen, saw your boy and his mates last night in the Coconut where we got stuck through the thunder storm and watched the opening game of Euro 2008. What better place to get stuck eh? ;)

Now we will finish our coffee and hit the beach :D Life is soooooooooooo good!!!


You know that last night it was not too difficult to imagine you lot 'sheltering' in the Coconut Bar watching the game!  Were we jealous?.......you bet we were, it's not quite the same in front of the tv with a carry out!!

Enjoy,

Eileenxxx

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: willis on June 09, 2008, 03:27:41 PM
I've just noticed that I am sitting in the Horizon behind Marika in the picture. I was also in the Coconut during the storm the other day. I didn't realise it was Heidi and Erja who were in there too. I snuck out at half time when the rain eased.
Nick
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 09, 2008, 04:25:44 PM
Willis
You must be more vigilant
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on June 09, 2008, 04:34:15 PM
You know what we shall have to do.... go with an "autograph" book and collect all those members we meet to sign in - if we are really dedicated perhaps stick a piccy in first to recognise them.

(I am only joking of course - just in case you think I am a total nutter - or you might think it a good idea. I am waffling again!)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 09, 2008, 04:40:39 PM
Willis -
You should have spoken up ! - I had enough space on the camera for another photo!

The following pic was taken about 3 pm, sat on a sunbed.
( Just in case some of you have forgotten about the view ! )
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/4340/090608ace0.jpg)

Changeover day today with a lot of fresh faces being delivered by quite a few coaches.
A 26 deg , sunny Arillas sounds like a very good welcome to me.

Still many bodies on sunbeds though but not many in the water. Maybe after the little rain we've been having the sea needs to warm up a twinge.
(http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/8876/090608bes4.jpg)

I see that a "Riggers" will be here tomorrow. Riggers, EEG and Heide, all competing in a drinking session ? - Is there enough alcohol in Arillas for that?

Blondegirl - I luv to see someone waffling.Makes me feel like I'm not alone in the:-
"Wunderful World of Waffling! "

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 09, 2008, 05:03:05 PM
Lol Eggy.

There may not be enough. Could inform the coconut to get a few extra kegs of Mythos in.  :D

See you soon..................

riggers.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on June 09, 2008, 08:06:18 PM
Hello everybody :) :) :)

A very big HELLO from SanStefanos (where I am, just in the moment)
Today was a beautiful, sunny day.
HaHaHa! Great pictures Neill :)
We had a nice time in the Horizon with the Ouzo :)
Yes, Nick, you was behind me with Anna! HaHaHa!
Till now I dont see you EEG maybe tomorrow, was looking today, but no.
Ok, I leave you all now, I am hungry HaHaHa!
See you all soon!

Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TONYNEW on June 09, 2008, 09:27:52 PM
You lucky lucky person Marika hope your having a brilliant time and i,m sure that you are dont drink all the mythos save some for us in august lol
                                                          Tony
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 10, 2008, 05:05:50 PM
Greetings,

Dimitri gave me a mission to be on the spot reporter today, so here is what is going down in our little village today directly from the apartment balcony above Brouklis.

Tattoo's are a plenty this year and I don't feel too out of place with 9 of mine. Eileen's boy has few as does his mate and Heidi bares hers for all to see on the beach. There are of course plenty more walking around the village which makes the place look rather colourful.

If some of you have managed to avoid the fact that Greece plays against Sweden tonight in Euro 2008 tournament, I have just informed you. The village gearing up to show their support and  Armourada has Greek flags on every flower pot and everyone here will be Greek tonight unless you happen to be a Swede :D

I have still not managed to bump into Marika, but I am sure it will happen and I am quite excited to see who turns up tonight for the Forum Corner :)

Yassas from sunny Arillas and COME ON GREECE!!! :D
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on June 10, 2008, 05:32:48 PM
Thanks for the report Erja, and I will be supporting Greece with you. Any chance of a photo of the Armourada  so we can see it decorated with the flage, Hopefully you could take it and show the victory celebrations at the same time

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: BeckyB on June 10, 2008, 05:41:27 PM

Really lovely to get your report EEG - boy oh boy do I wish I was there!!!

I think you must be staying in the rooms we stayed in above the Brouklis? They're lovely aren't they?

You sound like you're having a fab time (surprise, surprise!) & I hope you enjoy the match later!

We too will be supporting Greece. Here's hoping!!

BeckyB x.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 10, 2008, 07:59:55 PM
EEG

What a great report !

Me and Wegg, plus all the Forum look forward to a few more this week!

As for us, today was a little work this morning, a nice relaxed lunch at Brouklis and then 2 hours on the beach. - First time this year we done the ole sunbathing thing!
Wegg took a dip or two in the sea so it must be warming up and at 8 pm the temp is still around 26 deg.

Put me down for a 3-1 victory for Greece tonight as I can't be there to see it with you.
I think that by 9:45 pm driving will not be an option.

Did you know that Sweden have only beaten Greece once. That was apparently in the 1920's when they won 9-0. Most other times they have drawn.
Time for a change Greece !!!!

Cheers
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 11, 2008, 10:31:31 AM
Good morning from beautiful Arillas,

Unfortunately Greece succumbed to Sweden in footall, and all the local boys in the Greek shirts looked disappointed but not defeated.Our spirits remained high simply because Peri kept them drinks coming with a smile :)

BeckyB, we are indeed staying in the rooms above Brouklis and we are having a splendid time :)

garythebike made an appearance in the Coconut last night with his jet lagged family and they retired for a well earned kip before the football. He just walked straight to me and said:"You must be Erja". So that's the way to do it :D

If todays sunbathing doesn't tire us out, I will try and get a report in later on :D

Yassas olles and see you on the beach :)



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 11, 2008, 11:46:45 AM
ERJA

You're getting pretty good at this.
( 3-1 to Greece? - Wot do I know? )

I could now be redundant as "on the spot reporter"
Keep 'em coming kid!

Ever thought about living here? - Psssttt - Wanna buy some land?

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Dave n Anne on June 11, 2008, 01:35:40 PM
Hi Erja

Great reporting and enjoy the rest of your visit , watch out for Eggy he is only after his commision lol

Yammas

Dave
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 11, 2008, 06:12:33 PM
Dave n Anne
Wot's commission. - Is there a Grrek word for that?

Arillas today?

So whats Erja doing sat in a certain bar this afternoon, watching some film called "Sex in the City", when she should be out reporting for all of us to read and enjoy.
Maybe those temps of 28/30 deg are too hot for her.
( I'm talking about the weather here not the film! )

A busy beach here today, which was very noticable by the number of brollies in the up position. - Good to see a lot of people enjoying a well earned break.

Riggers insisted on keeping me in free flowing Ouzo  but I had to go home in the end.
But there's always tomorrow! , or the next day, or the next day etc.

So c'mon Erja - Get posting! - I'm sure I've missed a few things here.

Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 11, 2008, 06:59:59 PM
Greetings all from sweltering Arillas!

Like Eggy stated, riggers made an guest appearance in the Coconut this afternoon and he was most comforted with the fact that we had not managed to drink all the beer in the village ;) We are yet to meet his better half but I am sure we will shortly.

Temperatures have today been hot hot hot and we managed to hang on in there on the beach until about 3pm. The sand has been sticking everywhere in unexpected places but an ice cold Royal Ionian melted these worries away. Lunch today happened in Portofino with a lovely shade from the blazing sun. Then we relaxed in to the shadows of the Coconut bar, leaned back on the comfy chairs and enjoyed the best Sex & the City that we have had in Arillas so far ;)

If our livers can cope, there will be  more beer and men in shorts to be enjoyed in the shape of Euro 2008 tonight :)

P.S Mozzie bite count is 3 for Heidi and non for me :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on June 12, 2008, 12:38:20 AM
Sounds good to me Erja....and all in all, well worth a few mozzie bites. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on June 12, 2008, 01:17:49 AM
Just got a mozzie bite here would you believe!

Have a great holiday and thanks for the reports!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on June 12, 2008, 02:17:25 AM
Just broke the news to the chatroom BG. Reuters (ie jen) saw the post and had to be front page news! Headline reads:

MOSQUITO EMIGRATES TO BLIGHTY AND BITES FORUM DIVA

lol
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on June 12, 2008, 10:20:11 AM
You cheeky lot!

Persishing thing was really itchy all night on my big toe of all places!  Of course of my mosquito stuff is packed away ready for Arillas and I couldnt find it!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 12, 2008, 11:39:27 AM
Kalimera ladies and gents!

Arillas woke up sunny this morning but now it has gone somewhat overcast. There is a grateful wind cooling everything down and people actually seem to have more spring in their step.

Last night we finally met Marika and my colection of forum members is now totalling 6 (during this trip!).

Football continues and the Royal Ionian lager has yet another rave review from me ;)

Tonight Heidi and I will hit Corfu town for a spot of shopping armed with our credit cards and I expect there will be beer :)

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on June 12, 2008, 12:09:54 PM
Another great report, Erja, well done!

Quite agree about the Royal Ionian, we loved it too.

Enjoy the shopping - Corfu town look out!!  :D
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 12, 2008, 02:16:25 PM
I can vouch for what Erja says, it is a beautful day. Getting hotter now i think. Mytos flowing nicely. Went to Brouklis last night. We had a lovely meal. Finally met Dimitris. Still to meet Marika, but i'm sure it won't be long.

Cheers.

riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on June 12, 2008, 02:30:57 PM
Erja loving your reports, sounds like your having a fantastic time.

Riggers have a great holiday

Sharon x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: BeckyB on June 12, 2008, 02:45:54 PM

I second that Sharon!

Your reports are such fun to read Erja - they really put a big smile on my face (although I'd be fibbing if I said I wasn't a bit envious!).

Keep them coming - join in too Riggers, the more the merrier!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on June 12, 2008, 03:05:48 PM
p.s. Erja, been reading your blogs as well, brilliant, can I come on holiday with you two next time? LOL.xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 12, 2008, 05:58:53 PM
Hi all.

Having a ball so far. I met Marika about 30 minutes after i last posted. She is whizzing about on a scooter. I am just about to go and have a pint of Mythos in the coconut. Costas is on the Bar. Got a bit sunburnt (red)  already.

yammas.

riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 12, 2008, 06:45:42 PM
Even I look forward to these "Erja Specials" and I live here !

They are great to read and tell it much better than I.

( She has a good way with words, this lady )

Question is ..... Who is going to take over as O.T.S.P  when that return ticket finally catches up with her?

Maybe Riggers will take up the "baton".

27 deg here now at 6:45 pm and still very warm. Corfu Town is generally a few degrees hotter so EEG n Heide may opt out of the shopping and relax in one of their many alcohol establishments for a few cold beers, methinks!

CAN THE CREDIT CARDS HANDLE BOTH EXPENSES WE WONDER!!??

Cheers
Negg




Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 12, 2008, 10:40:50 PM
Not ready for that yet Neil !!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 12, 2008, 11:08:44 PM


Riggers
Hope you have time to get out and about, on the forum and Drinking in the coconut.
You could always have a walk up to the Tria-Adelphia  and see if my flip-flops are still on the wall.
See the post       I got a pair of white sliders for my hols
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 13, 2008, 10:35:27 AM
Kalimera,

Yesterday was nice and easy here as expected on ones holidays. We had a leisurly lunch in Ammos and found the most comfortable chairs in the village. Portofino was full of of kids on a school trip and they caused even more noise than Heidi and I leaving the Coconut in the early hours of the morning. How ever, we did not let it bother us and just kept on chiling with our ice cold beverages.

Then it was time to hit the town and Vassilis from Arkokal travel drove us there in their bus and it never seizes to amaze me the skill that these bus drivers have to handle the not such  good roads that are winding through the olive groves and not to mention the other drivers that seem to be rather out of control at times.

There was beer in Corfu town which I kept on gulping down in between various shoe shops and hand bag establishments. Needles to say, wayyyyyy too much money was spent but it was fun. I lived there couple of summers in the year the sword and the stone so it is a very familiar place to visit.

Got back to Arillas around eleven o'clock and because it as late we had the perfect excuse to treat our selves to gorgeous gyros in the place next to Malibu. Then it was untypical move of straight to bed and well earned kip. Well, the amazing show from mother nature of thunder and lightning kept me up for a while but in the end I just crashed.

Today there is cloudy sky but the wind is blowing away the clouds. I will post an update after I have observed some more of the goings on in this lovely village :)

Yassas!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on June 13, 2008, 10:46:18 AM
yassas erja - loving your roving reports!

waiting to read more later...

phil


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on June 13, 2008, 10:47:47 AM
Yassas Erja, the gyros are delicious in there arent they. 

Keep em coming,

Negg, your reports are just as good!

Sharon xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on June 13, 2008, 10:49:44 AM
Another excellent report from our Guest Reporter.  Thanks and keep 'em coming.

Eileenx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on June 13, 2008, 11:03:59 AM
I see Erja has the official title now!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on June 13, 2008, 12:05:36 PM
I love the gyros - so soft and yummy!  Your daily reports are great.

Why is it there arent many comfortable seats around?  The seats in the restaurants are uncomfortable too, either upright or scratchy on your bare legs.  Thats why we go to the Thassala for a drink or two to sit in those nice comfy seats.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on June 13, 2008, 12:50:14 PM
Its nice to have doubles, not drinks but a daily report from Eggy and a daily report from Erja.

That's the good news, the bad news it that the reports just make you want to be there more than ever. We are all very lucky to get so much information on a daily basis.

How about a "Shopping Guide to Corfu Town" Erja? We have only been around the town once and Helen would love to know where the best shops are. I must be a glutton for punishment for asking you.

It was interesting to read about the thunderstorm, because when I watched last nights sunset video, it really did look as if a storm was coming in from the west.

Lastly  Erja, is it true that you are leaving your Asus EEE at Brouklis, for Riggers to carry on as guest reporter next week? Maybe Laptop hire in Arillas could be a good idea. 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on June 13, 2008, 12:55:54 PM
I can only add to what everyone else is saying, Erja.  Just loving the daily reports, you're doing a great job!

lynn x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 13, 2008, 05:27:24 PM
Yassas ladies and gents,

Thank you for your kind words and here is what we did today :) *hic*

The cloudy day went nicely by having drinks all around the village. First it was Ammos with most comfortable chairs in the village and service with a smile. Number two was Thalassa where we stayed for a couple of hours over luxurious looooooooooooong lunch and watched the little showers die down. Also there was an excellent service with a smile from Spiros. Then we bumped into Eggy carrying a little black bin liner and he decided to take a picture of us taking a picture of him. Hmmmm....It is not meant to make sense, but that is the way it is :)

Then dodged another shower by diving into the Coconut where Eggy and Riggers joined us for a beverage and an ouzo and some politically incorrect jokes and “make me smile” was the theme :D We were the rowdiest table for miles I can tell you!

Other news are that Vasillis and Leo from Armourada were doing something on the car park opposite the taverna and it looked like hard work. It remains to be seen what is the end result.Marina pool is coming along nicely and they are building a pool bar which  looks very inviting now that the pool is filled with water.

There are several dogs that have greeted us every time we see them since we have been here. Unfortunately we do not know all their names, only their colouring. But they are a friendly kind and all love a good scratch behind their ears :)

It is a change over day and many a people from last week have gone home today. So there is some new talent to look forward to and some more chatting and meeting new people.

Not forgetting the football! Tonight is Holland v France and we re rooting for Dutch :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 13, 2008, 07:22:58 PM
This was nearly an "eggs-clusive" .
A pic of the new on the spot reporter doing on the spot reporting!
(http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/9369/130608cwg2.jpg)

(Note that this photo was taken in front of the new Marina pool which has now been well watered. - Won't be long for a big opening maybe!)

Anyway, together with side-kick Heide,( Batman and Robin eat yer heart out!,) patrolling those beaches looking for the best Arillas has to offer. - Spoilt for choice are they not?

At 2:30 pm with a very dull day the beach had few takers.
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5646/130608ais9.jpg)
(http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/558/130608bmi8.jpg)

But, after a little drinking session with Erja , Heide and Riggers:.........................
(http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/4422/130608dcz5.jpg)
..........dat ole sun came out and, at 5pm, looked a very good time to be on the beach

You just gotta persevere folks and wait for the opportunity.
Cheers
Negg.

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: angiem on June 13, 2008, 07:26:31 PM
I'm loving this!!

Great photos!! - sooooo wish I was there!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on June 14, 2008, 12:30:11 AM
Great Celeb pics again, we love em.

It look like Erja is just about out drinking Riggers and do I spy an empty Royal Ionian Bottle on the table?

At last, we have a photo of  Riggers and  I can now add him to the montage. You look very happy and comfortable Rigs mate. I'm very jealous

Now .....there must be a story somewhere about this.........

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/leg.jpg)

Come on Erja, tell us what happened.

Was the Royal Ionian too strong?
Did Heidi kick you?
Did the red Pug drive over your ankle?



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 14, 2008, 01:26:14 AM
Eggy
Nice picks of Erja Heidi and Riggers but the should be out looking for My flip-flops, or did you have them in that little black bin liner?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on June 14, 2008, 02:24:17 AM
Have been laughing my head off today. Thanks Erja and Eggy for such an upbeat and tongue in cheek Arillas Today. And Terry and John for your observations. Black bin liners, broken legs and red pugs will never be quite the same....

riggers....... it is great to see you in the flesh in Eggy's post. I can be certain that you out-drank Erja and Heidi. We have a book going here between jen and me - you're odds on favourite! We already know you're having a great time. Only a little while till we do too......

And Eggy - this was one of my favourite Arillas Today ever.
Quote
You just gotta persevere folks and wait for the opportunity
So many of those on offer in the next few weeks!

Thanks all
justphil



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: martin-w on June 14, 2008, 04:04:51 AM
Hi All!
Wish I was still there. All looks good, particularly the new Marina pool. Last time I saw it they were just starting to tile the inside of the concrete shell.
How's the other one doing? They had finished the tiles and were laying the 'surroundings'  when I left. Hope Dorita at the Bardis Sun Hotel has now got more bookings, she was a bit disappointed in May but was hoping for an improvement after all the hard work she and her family had put into the hotel. Great to see the hotel is now on this website! I had a great time there and can thoroughly recommend it.
Keep up the good work Eggy, great to have your regular updates and photos.
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 14, 2008, 10:33:59 AM
Now .....there must be a story somewhere about this.........

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/leg.jpg)

Come on Erja, tell us what happened.

Was the Royal Ionian too strong?
Did Heidi kick you?
Did the red Pug drive over your ankle?

Kalimera all,

There is no great story behind my bad hind leg unfortunately. It is a permanent injury and I have to wear the support at all times so not to damage the leg any further. Etsi ine zoe/such is life :)

This morning is sunny and few clouds are sailing past our balcony. Marika said her good byes last night as she flew home this morning. Now what else has happened...? The work at Armourada has been going on since early this morning and they have cemented the car park opposite the taverna and it looks nice and smooth.

The football once again was a pleasure to watch as the Dutch beat France with a nice score 4 - 1 and there was enough Royal Ionian ;) Tonight Greece plays Russia and after the shaky start we hope that Greece comes up trumps tonight.And Eggy, not a word.....! ;)

Shortly we will head to the beach and get on with sun worship. Life is good :)

Yassas and ta'raa! :D
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justjen on June 14, 2008, 12:32:03 PM
Quote
There is no great story behind my bad hind leg unfortunately. It is a permanent injury and I have to wear the support at all times so not to damage the leg any further. Etsi ine zoe/such is life

Tha'ts rotton for you Erja - but glad that Eggy didn't talk it off!

lol! Jen
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 14, 2008, 02:49:57 PM
hi everyone.

It is a beautiful day here. Just going for a swift one in the coconut, then back to the pool. Hard life here.

Wish you was all here.

yammas

riggers...............  :D  :D
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on June 14, 2008, 02:52:47 PM

Wish you was all here.

yammas

riggers...............  :D  :D

We wish we were there too!  Ah well looks like we will have to settle for the next best thing... reading the Arillas Today topic!

Have a perfect day. :-)

Eileenx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 14, 2008, 06:23:17 PM
Thanks Eileen, sunbathing done now for the day. Shower time and ready for Portofino.
Then many Mythos and Ouzos.  :)  :)

yammas.

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 14, 2008, 06:29:02 PM
Well all...

It's good to know people are in Arillas , having a great time, whilst we have gardening and various other jobs to catch up on.

It's 29 deg here at 6.25 pm and, unless it drops down to 20 deg, by 7 pm, that's my lot for today. - It aint gonna happen is it? -

So what can I say about the Greece and tonites footie?
Diddley squat , just in case I put the mockers on it.

And Mr Riggers - Do we see a new roving reporter here in the making?
Say hello to "Portofino" Spiros for me tonight.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 14, 2008, 06:32:44 PM
Hi Eggy,

No problem will do.   :)

cheers.

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: MandyME on June 14, 2008, 08:07:53 PM
Hi Riggers
What you having in the Portofino tonight?, we are talking about food with friends

Mandy & Colin
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on June 14, 2008, 11:05:15 PM
Hi riggers, guess you`re having a great time. Hope you`re both enjoying the congeniality. Have an ice cream for me please!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Jo Wissett on June 14, 2008, 11:11:42 PM
These daily reports are fabulous everyone! The tantalising glimpse of the Marina pool was great, as well as the fun of putting faces to names.  Out of interest, has Billy kept on the two apts that used to be in front of where I presume the pool is? We stayed there one year, what a view! Also, will there be a pool bar?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 15, 2008, 10:38:51 AM
Kalimera from Arillas once again,

After a beautiful day we had a beautiful evening. Lunch took place in Ammos and dinner at Kostas on the Beach with a couple of drinks in Horizon in between. All the food was really nice and I don't want to tease you too much with graphic verbal images ;)

Sadly Greece lost to Russia 0- 1 and they are actually out of the Euro 2008 tournament, although they still have to play against Spain next Wednesday. Etsi ine zoe/such is life! And now we are focusing our attention to Holland, if for no other reason but that we have Dutch neighbors here in Brouklis, who happen to be a very nice family :)

Eileen's boy had a B-day yesterday and there was a beer with sparklers in it and the chorus of “Happy birthday to you” from assorted motley crew last night after the football in the bar.

Another gorgeous day and we are heading to the beach shortly :)

Yassas!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on June 15, 2008, 11:56:45 AM


Eileen's boy had a B-day yesterday and there was a beer with sparklers in it and the chorus of “Happy birthday to you” from assorted motley crew last night after the football in the bar.

Another gorgeous day and we are heading to the beach shortly :)

Yassas!

It's probably fair to say that he will have a thumping headache this morning ;-)  Although it worries me slightly that he maintains he never has a hangover...that's a bad sign if ever there was one!!

Thanks for the thought of sparing us the details of your wonderful food, but really we are so hungry for anything Arillas that you shouldn't worry about teasing us. :-)

Have another great day.

Eileenx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 15, 2008, 01:12:53 PM
Hi everyone.
It's a beutiful day again. HOT, HOT, HOT.
Been up the road at the side of Tria today, seen Villa Linakis and then had to have a nosey at Kouklospito. (both very nice).
Back to sunbathing and a Lager now.  :D

yammas.

riggers..........
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on June 15, 2008, 01:14:32 PM
Hi Riggers, you should have called in and woke up the lads!  LOL...well maybe not! ;-)

Enjoy your lager...I'm sure you've earned it. :-)

Eileenx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on June 15, 2008, 01:16:53 PM
I'm sure you've earned that lager Riggers!! Worth the walk though. Is my patio table still there......and did you see John the ref's flip flops by the Tria Adelphia????!!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 15, 2008, 01:20:56 PM
HA ha, yes now i get my drink.  :)

No sign of his flip flops, well gone by now.

cheers.

riggers.......
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on June 15, 2008, 01:23:05 PM
have on on jen and me riggers. wish we were there to buy it for you.

and if you do find those blasted flipflops please burn them....
lol
phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 15, 2008, 03:17:35 PM
EEG - Holland to play Portugal in the Final then !
( Whoops - Here I go again )

Well , I've just finished strimming the entire garden and, after reading all this, there cannot be a better excuse to pop into a Arillas for a recce.

24 deg here in the shade and a very quiet afternoon here at Kavvadades.
( Well, it is now I've switched the petrol strimmer off! )

I reckon at least 27 deg on Arillas beach.

And Jo..... Those 2 appts are still there.

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on June 15, 2008, 06:15:33 PM
Thanks Erja for your brilliant roving reporter posts. Jen and me are the new fan club. Sorry Eggy you're old money now.....

Seriously though, it keeps us all in touch and "virtually" there.

Plaisir d'amour by Nana just started playing so after going all soggy I will leave it at that.

Thanks Eggy and Erja - you are STARS!

phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 15, 2008, 11:52:24 PM
RIGGERS
Were my Flip-flops on the Wall????
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Paul D on June 15, 2008, 11:55:05 PM
Jo, you`re absolutely right. These daily reports are great. Only problem is I wish I was there. It`s driving me `nuts`. If I close my eyes, I am there!  Hi, riggers, how`s the lager going down?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Jo Wissett on June 16, 2008, 12:07:53 AM
Yes Paul, (almost) as good as the real thing eh...Thanks Eggy for the updateon apts.  They will be very 'hot property' methinks
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 16, 2008, 11:12:05 AM
Kalimera,

On the spot reporters head is slightly sore after last nights session in the bar wilst enjoying football on two screens simultaniously. I will try and get a report in when there are two sensible sentences that I manage to string together :D

Now to the beach!

Yassas!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: keith(geezer) on June 16, 2008, 01:34:42 PM
paul d just to let you know we booked today for 2 weeks in may next year
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 16, 2008, 02:24:21 PM
Hi all.

Spent the day by the pool so far today, so nothing else to report . Very nice day again. Phil yes i will have a drink on you and Jen, and yes Paul the Lager is flowing fine.  :)

yammas.

riggers.......

sorry still no flip flops in sight.  :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on June 16, 2008, 02:55:39 PM
Erja, Negg and Riggers, thanks so much for the reports, they are fantastic, and very funny.  xx

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Paul D on June 16, 2008, 10:51:05 PM
Hi, Keith(geezer). Am really jealous  Will have to sort something out now. Poss May or June

Paul
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Dave n Anne on June 16, 2008, 11:19:00 PM
Kieth

Good for you , we are looking at a week in june/july for next year . We hope

Yammas

Dave
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 17, 2008, 07:42:18 PM
After a pleasant morning at Kavvadades with Mavis n Robin I thought I would show you all a pic of our courgettes which have gone totally mad and given us more "mini marrows" than we thought we would ever get.
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3045/170608add0.jpg)

But maybe not as that's not "Arillas Today"
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And....I don't know what I can tell you all about Arillas today! ( My mind is a blank)

Should I tell you that I crept up, behind a walking Erja n Heide, in the Red Pug and tried to scare them with a blare of the horn. - Nah! Sounds like a childish prank!

Thought about mentioning the beach, and how busy it was,considering it's  "changeover day". ( But you all know "busy" from the web cam. )

Thought about telling you how warm it was with temps around 28/30 deg.
( But that sounds a little like boasting! )

I considered mentioning that I had a beer with Riggers not only in Malibu but also in Coconut , but maybe not. - I've already done that one.

I could say that we both met Eleni, from Irenes Appts, who treated us to an iced coffee in Amnos. - Yes folks an iced coffee for me. (Riggers had an ouzo!)

And I'm just not sure whether it's worth a mention that the beach was still busy at 5:30. - The web cam tells it all! )

Does anyone really want to know that the outside temp, at 7:25, is around 30 deg?

I also had this photo, from Sunday, of some locals trying the Marina Pool.
(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/2222/170608gr0.jpg)
But it's not officially open yet so I didn't want to raise anyones hopes.
 
(I can tell you that the grass is growing well though, not long now maybe.)

So, there you have it. Nothing really of interest today so I guess I'll just hit the delete button. - Unless I click on "post" by mistake.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on June 17, 2008, 07:55:18 PM
brilliant report negg
ian likes his ouzo also . i hope we will meet with you and wegg.
4th august we arrive so will keep my eyes open for you.
im not shy so if i see you i will approuch you
bye for now sue and ianxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on June 17, 2008, 09:13:28 PM
Great take on "Arillas Today" Eggy. I for one am glad you hit the correct button - POST!

I love growing marrow and courgette (and eating them too.) There's another box ticked if they are so prolific there - or is it Weggy's green fingers?

See you soon
Phil


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on June 17, 2008, 09:37:02 PM
Eggy,

I don't think you realise just how good your posts are. You have a wonderful way of telling stories, about everyday things and make them very funny. I think you should write a book when you "retire" or should that be retyre!!

On a negative note, I feel sorry for Wegg, because while you are gallivanting about Arillas, drinking with riggers and scaring young women with the horn on your red Pug, she is back home in Kavvadades, looking after the courgettes!!!

And I bet she cooks em'. :-)











Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 18, 2008, 09:28:03 AM
On a negative note, I feel sorry for Wegg, because while you are gallivanting about Arillas, drinking with riggers and scaring young women with the horn on your red Pug,

:D indeed! Scaring young(?) women whilst they are trying to walk off the hang over is not funny!

So the Arillas rhythm of life is going on for us girlies for another couple of days before I will fly back to the Old Blighty on Friday morning and Heidi heads back to Finland on the later flight. Beach, lunch, rest in the afternoon, dinner, football and lashings of Royal Ionian is the order of the day here for us. The weather is now hotting up and mozzie count is most definetly getting higher, although the Jungle Formula tropical strength has done exactly what is says on the tin and we have  been spared from being eaten alive. Another Greece game tonight an it does not matter what the result is  like Peri said, they just want Greece to score one goal :D So I expect the little flags to be out again today all around the village with unwavering support for their guys.

Arillas today will be yet another beautiful sunny day with smiley faces walking around and worshiping the old sun. Wish you were here :)

Yassas!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: markanddee on June 18, 2008, 09:50:00 AM
Blimey, seems like you have only been here for 5 minutes, we must catch up for a beer, but definately NO BIG BROTHER !! before you go :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on June 18, 2008, 11:33:07 AM
Negg, dont you ever hit that delete button, i've tears of laughter in my eyes.  Waiting for the comeback to Terry!  Does Wegg cook the courgettes then, haha.

Erja, am going to miss your reports they have been brilliant to read.  Riggers your turn now mate.

Sharon xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 18, 2008, 03:29:55 PM
Wot to say ? - dthen Zero ( I don't know )

Sharon - Wegg does indeed cook the courgettes under various disguises.
She has a book " 101 things to do with a courgettes"
100 things involve cooking !
( And number 101 is just to give them away ! )

Terry W - A book would take me a life time and I'm not due to re-tire now until the Red Pug finally blows it Radiator.
(Who remembers the rad leak last year?- not fixed yet!)

EEG  -  you will be greatlly missed when you return back to London.
Your posts are a fresh injection of Arillas life & a very good way of telling it "how it is"
A drink , a joke and a good laugh must be had before you and Heide return.
( Heide is the one with the very infectious laugh , by the way! - excellant! )

Phil - Easily grown here  are Lettuce, Raddish, Courgette, Beetroot,cucumber and runner beans. Peppers , Spuds, Sweetcorn, Onion currently on the go!
( Sure I've missed a few out )

Sue & Ian - I look forward to an ouzo with you both and the oppertunity to wear down your ear drums with life as we now know it!

And Arillas Today....... just re-read Erja's and my posting and add on 30%.
32 deg at 3:30 pm . - Someones gotta put up with it I 'spose.

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on June 18, 2008, 03:33:14 PM
Thanks for the update Neil,

Keep the Arillas weather hot, I will be there in ten more sleeps, yipeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 18, 2008, 05:21:59 PM
NEWS FLASH!!!!

Heidi and I were strolling home from the beach and to our amazement a zebra crossing had appeared on the road in front of Whispers! Then the lady from the shop opposite laughed at our amazement and told us that there will be a stop sign coming there shortly.

Now Eggy, we must recreate the Beatles Abbey Road album cover and take a pic with assorted people crossing it :D

Other than that, we have been today doing mostly nothing which has been nice ;)

Yassas!

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on June 18, 2008, 07:43:30 PM
Hi Erja

I always thought there should be a Zebra crossing on that particular road, you know with all the traffic it definitely needed one. I will feel much safer crossing there now. LOL

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 18, 2008, 08:29:34 PM
Amanda

Don't feel too safe 'cause I can always get you with an open drivers door when I pass.

( Joking - Honest ! )

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: markanddee on June 18, 2008, 08:42:59 PM
Hey Mr Eggy, hope you are feeling better after your lunchtime medication, the pharmacies in Afionas are very different :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on June 18, 2008, 10:00:47 PM
Perhaps Dimitris could do an "Abbey Road" pic of the day... similar to the new ATM photo!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: BeckyB on June 18, 2008, 10:17:57 PM

Hey Erja,

What a fab idea - doing an 'Abbey Road' type of cover! An inspired idea if ever there was one.
You're right - you could have different forum members every week, it would be such a laugh & a really fun thing to be a part of.

Incidentally, your posts have been terrific & the banter between you & Eggy is hilarious.
I thought we were pretty spolied to have him - but it's taken the daily life to a whole different dimension.

I hope more Forum members will do it in the future - I LOVE reading these particular posts!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday!

BeckyB x.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 18, 2008, 11:16:58 PM
Mark n Dee

They say that Night Owl is better than Night Nurse for medication.

Must try and see Erja n Heide tomorrow and see what we can do with this crossing.

26 deg outside and 24 deg inside tonight at 11:15 pm.
( Maybe time for an extra blanket on the bed! )

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on June 19, 2008, 03:35:54 PM
Negg

They will be putting up another sign soon saying..........

"beware, red pug"

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on June 19, 2008, 03:57:08 PM
negg you will have to let me know where this night owl is.
it seems to have some good reports
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 19, 2008, 05:43:28 PM
An excellent day being had by all ,in Arillas, with temps around that 30/32 deg mark and only countered by a very, very slight breeze.
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/663/190608bhi8.jpg)

I say a good day for all but not Erga and Heidi as they go home tomorrow.
Hannaka, (Heineken) also leaves on Moday so a good opportunity to catch them all, still smiling, until it sinks in that they have to go home.
(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/6748/190608cnf2.jpg)

Riggers and wife , Sue, also leave Monday so a vacancy will shortly arise for a new  "Roving Reporter"

Mark n Dee have a cunning plan to do something linked to the new crossing so look out for that in the very near future. - He will post a pic when all is organised.

And finally, this is what happens when I drink far too much during the afternoon !
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4169/190608ati1.jpg)

Hmmmm! - Will the real Pug please start your engine and gimme a clue.

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: TerryW on June 19, 2008, 06:25:56 PM
We can only see one. Maybe you are drinking too much ouzo Eggy!!!!!!

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/190608ati1copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Dave n Anne on June 19, 2008, 07:03:35 PM
Good one Eggy , Double ouzo's all round was it Lol

Yammas

Dave
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 19, 2008, 07:08:21 PM
Yassas,

Yes, good things always come to an end and this reporter is signing off the job as of tomorrow 09.00 when the taxi arrives to collect me to take me home with a bitter sweet sigh. :(

But before that we still have one night on the tiles in the village and there is some cold Royal Ionian and Portugal playing Germany. :)

So it is yassas from me and yassas from her :D
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: BeckyB on June 19, 2008, 07:14:45 PM

Bye, bye Erja,

Sad that you're hanging up your hat - you've been a sparkling on the spot reporter & I've really enjoyed all your reports & the exchanges between you & Eggy.
Enjoy your last evening - I hope it goes by nice & slowly.... & I really look forward to reading all your apres-postings when you get back to UK.

Safe journey back!!

BeckyB x :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 19, 2008, 09:05:19 PM
Thank you Erja,
I have enjoyed your reports from our favourite Holiday destination.
We will miss your daily feed back, have a safe journey home
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 19, 2008, 11:29:55 PM
Terry

Very good!

If you could only do that when you're here!
( You left me a new Pug )

Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on June 20, 2008, 04:34:50 PM
Hi All.
Another beautiful day again here. The temperature on the Kaloudis thermometer was nearly hitting the 100 mark today.

Said Goodbye to a few friends from previous visits earlier. (very sad) no see for another year.

Eggy are you trying to get rid of us a day early, we go on Tuesday.  :)

Off next door for a Mythos.. Yammas.

riggers.  :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 20, 2008, 06:19:39 PM
Sorry Riggers !

( An extra afternoon for a drink then? )

I haven't ventured too far today but I can easily believe that temp. It's still 31 deg here now at 6:20 pm.


Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Paul D on June 21, 2008, 12:43:28 AM
Thanks Erja for your posts. they are excellent reads. Best wishes

Paul D
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 21, 2008, 06:24:40 PM
Paul D - Erga will be missed by all of us , I reckon. - Roll on September!

Arillas Today is finishing at a  "healthy" 33 deg  @ 6 pm.  We knew it was going to be a hotty because, even at 9am, it felt far too warm to work outside.

Plenty of people once again taking advantage of the beach.
(http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/4694/210608btq6.jpg)
(http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/9651/210608cxc9.jpg)
(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4583/210608dvi7.jpg)

This last pic was taken, fom the jetty, looking down at the very clear water.
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/4525/210608aqr9.jpg)

( Only looks 2 inches deep does it not? - I didn't jump in to find out! )

Plenty of Forum members about, so I'm told ,but I only found Riggers.
And what better excuse to have a cool drink and put the world to rights.

Finally, the Marina Hotel new pool looks open for business with some people taking advantage of it. It's looking good and that surrounding grass is growing well.
I like the idea they have done with the surrounding sunbeds but you will have to come to Arillas to find that out, as I'm not telling!

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 22, 2008, 06:59:01 PM
Arillas today must be an "out n out" cracker and, at 7pm here at, Kavvadades we still have a temp of 34 deg!

Not been far today but trying to re-vamp the garden. I'm currently waiting for a drop in temp to get back out there. ( Maybe 9pm it should be cooler! )

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on June 23, 2008, 12:21:13 AM
Will you be able to see what you are doing at 9. p.m. Eggy?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 23, 2008, 06:49:20 PM
Blondegirl

Good question, but do you mean is is still light or am I rat***ed by then?
*****************************************************************

Arillas Today might have been hovering around that 32 deg mark and it may have have loadsa people enjoying the beach and the sun glinting of the sea must have been a pic to die for, but today is a VERY SAD DAY!

After losing Erja & Heidi last week I said goodbyes to my recent drinking partner!
Mr Riggers, who leaves tomorrow, and I have swapped many stories over the last 2 weeks and I hope that his opinion of an "ale" and a story has been, like mine , very enjoyable. Come back soon Matey! and best wishes to Sue, who lets you out during the afternoon with an ole soak like me!

Now I have to advertise for a new "drinking Buddy" , or 2 . Who will now apply?

Terry W maybe , but if his drinking is as good as his computer knowledge I may not be able to keep up with him. - Maybe just let his tyres down on the hire car!.

Sandy - Here tomorrow - Doesn't drink a lot - Spills most of it! ( Alledgedly)
 
Applications invited !
********************************************************************

Bumped into Lisa & Steve today. - Steve does look like a 2nd Eggy. Should I get him to open any Fetes for me - If I am ever asked that is!

Missed Fiona and Roy yet again and Hannaka ( Heineken ) goes home today.

Arillas is really buzzing today and Riggers tells me that yesterday was "chokka Bloc"
 In my opinion, just what Arillas deserves for all the effort that local people put into it.
( and I'm still not taking a pic of Akti pool - leave it as a suprise - BBB will enjoy that)

Cheers
Negg






Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on June 23, 2008, 07:39:40 PM
Either way Eggy, I didnt know what to put ;-)

Glad you met Lisa and Steve, they are really nice couple, we have met them in Arillas the last two years, also Peter and Evie.  If you happen to bump into them again say Hi from Mike and Sue (aka blondegirl), hope they are having a great time, no doubt they are!

Cant believe Riggers will be winging his way back home... it has gone so quick.  We have 10 weeks before we are over now it will soon whizz by and then our holiday will be like a "flash in the pan" (not literally I hope) and will be thinking of next year.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 23, 2008, 09:04:05 PM
After losing Erja & Heidi last week I said goodbyes to my recent drinking partner!
Mr Riggers, who leaves tomorrow, and I have swapped many stories over the last 2 weeks and I hope that his opinion of an "ale" and a story has been, like mine , very enjoyable. Come back soon Matey! and best wishes to Sue, who lets you out during the afternoon with an ole soak like me!

Now I have to advertise for a new "drinking Buddy" , or 2 . Who will now apply?

Terry W maybe , but if his drinking is as good as his computer knowledge I may not be able to keep up with him. - Maybe just let his tyres down on the hire car!.

Sandy - Here tomorrow - Doesn't drink a lot - Spills most of it! ( Alledgedly)
 
Applications invited !

I am sure you will be inundated with offers Eggy :) I can vouch for your sense of humour and appropriately politically incorrect joke understanding ;)

I miss Arillas desperately especially travelling home today in the underground with about 10.000 workers from the currently quite depressed City and being forced to lean against a smelly armpit of a taller person with a person leaning against me from behind with a bag and terrible case of halitosis :( Grrrrrrrr.....

But I will be back there soon enough ;)

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 25, 2008, 08:06:43 PM
But I will be back there soon enough ;)

And bide you do Erja!

What can you do in an Arillas today when temps climb up to and then play around that 35 deg mark? - Seek a little shade maybe, after having a grilling by the sea.

Tavernas busy around the 1:30 pm time but I still was amazed to see so many people slowly spit roasting ,on the beach sunbeds, around that time.
But why not! - Whatever lights yer candle as they say!

We're looking forward to seeing Sandy soon plus Terry and all others. Not forgetting Kevin who, as he is a very nice man, may find me wearing proper shoes when I attend his very special function in Corfu Town. Obviousy a trouser "do" and not union jack shorts.
( Union Jack shorts and black shoes and socks don't look right anyway.)

Cheers all from a 32 deg Kavadaddes, in the shade, at 8pm.

Negg





More cars on the sea front than I've seen in
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Dave n Anne on June 25, 2008, 08:34:31 PM
Hi Eggy

Soon be with you now , 2 weeks on monday . Where did we say we was going for that meal ? Can't wait , maybe have a beer or ouzo or 2 LOL .

Yammas

Dave
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on June 25, 2008, 11:06:46 PM
Didnt think you wore shorts Eggy, Union Jack or otherwise.. lol ;-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mango on June 25, 2008, 11:10:23 PM
Hi Neil

Don't forget I will be there first thing Saturday morning, about 4.30 to be precise.

We will be the ones with the nine year old daughter, watch out for us please, I would love to meet you.

Amanda
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 26, 2008, 08:52:35 AM
Didnt think you wore shorts Eggy, Union Jack or otherwise.. lol ;-)

BG - Only when the heat really affects me and then only over the top of blue leggings.
( A bit like superman ) - Make a pic of that one Terry - If you dare.

Dave n Anne - Anywhere sounds good us.

Mango - Look forward to meeting you all
( But .........I won't be there to welcome you at 4:30 am - Sorry )

Not 9am here yet and already the temp is around the 27 deg. Looks like another hotty today. Obviously too hot for gardening this afternoon so I have to find something else to do. - Any suggestions? - Tee Hee!

Cheers
Negg
 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 26, 2008, 12:40:17 PM
Not 9am here yet and already the temp is around the 27 deg. Looks like another hotty today. Obviously too hot for gardening this afternoon so I have to find something else to do. - Any suggestions? - Tee Hee!

Well, you could always hang out in a bar and watch a film and think of us here in London town at work wearing a black suit feeling chilled to the bone by airconditioning :(

Wish I was there :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 26, 2008, 01:24:38 PM
Erga

Always open to "new" ideas so I'll give it a try and let you know.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Dave n Anne on June 26, 2008, 06:03:56 PM
Eggy

 Hanging around in a bar on an afternoon , A new idea !!!

Yammas Dave
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: graham on June 26, 2008, 06:20:31 PM
You could always take some apples up to the Donkey Sanctuary Negg, or maybe just have a beer!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 26, 2008, 06:28:36 PM
Dave
I "bit the bullet" and gave it a try this afternoon. It works. - Eurika !!
( As Archee Meedes said once, I think ! )

Graham
That is a very good point yet, I fear,with my eagerness to talk they will very quickly lose their hind legs. But.... Yes that would be a very nice alternative to an afternoon.
Consider it noted!

The question linked, with "Arillas Today" is :- Am I going senile?

It only seems a couple of days ago that I bumped into Lisa n Steve and, bumping into them today, they tell me they are going home tomorrow!
Where does the time go? - Steve was very kind and said it could be due to the laid back lifestyle. He also said that if senility is setting in ,then what better place to have it.

Anyway... I would hate to put a temp on Arillas at 4 pm this afternoon. It,s 36 deg here now at 6 pm so it may give you a clue,
 
But... with a very slight breeze and the sea gently lapping against the shoreline it was a very quiet and good place to be. I spent a little while just sat on a seat and listening to nothing. ( Where I clicked the pics from )

(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/6150/260608ahd2.jpg)
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(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/191/260608bti5.jpg)

Coming over soon? - No worries! - Plenty of beach and heat to go round.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on June 26, 2008, 08:43:33 PM
I cant believe Steve and Lisa will be home tomorrow... was that just a week?  I do hope our holiday doesnt go that quickly.

It looks really hot there today Eggy and the sea is just as I like it... Brilliant!

Did you go in?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: kriopigi girl on June 29, 2008, 11:58:12 AM
Kalimera folks !!
could not resist to have a peek and say hello from beautiful Arillas. It is our last day here and making the most of it. up early for a walk on beach just as Arillas is waking up. Breakfast at the Rainbow and now off to have a leisurely spot of dozing and regular dips in the pool.   Plan to hit beach at 5pm (greek style) then the big decision as to where to eat. Weather has been fantastic really hot. No sign of Eggy though just missed him one day.
Full report to follow  Byeeeee I need a drink !!!!!!!
Pauline and Kevin x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on June 29, 2008, 12:15:18 PM
Kalimera Pauline,

It sounds like this holiday was the extra special break that you both needed.

Looking forward to hearing from you. :-)

Eileenxxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 29, 2008, 06:13:00 PM
Pauline n Kevin have it just about right, I think.
Best time on the beach in this heat is around 5 pm to 7 pm. - Very respectable.

Arillas on a Sunday in June.
It's always nice to spot a familiar face - Or is it back? - Any guesses people?
(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4471/290608bua4.jpg)

It's a real hottie again today starting with a temp of 25 deg at 8:30 this morning.
( before that time - who knows! )
Nearly 6pm now at still around that 34 deg mark.

Loadsa people on the beach this afternoon & I wish I had a euro for every open brolly.
(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/3493/290608axo2.jpg)
(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/4369/290608cco7.jpg)

Chokka bloc parking, no where for the Pug so I had to park "illegally" Everyone having a good time and 3 pm ish snacks/meals in the shade at various eating houses.

Had a very nice chat with Jimmy ( Dimitris) and Spiros at the Rainbow this afternoon.
Quite busy,as always.  The Rainbow complex still looks as good as it did when we stayed there about 15 years ago. ( Jimmy had hair then )

Tonight sees the Euro 2008 final so what do I predict?
Nowt as I haven't got it right since it started, But... I think Spain will trounce Germany 3-1 so all you wise investors out there back Germany to win!
One thing worth a mention , which I forget sometimes, is that there are other places that show the footie in addition to the Coconut n Malibu. Rainbow Bar is one and I think the Akti Hotel is another. - Have I left anyone out people?

Had a drink with Kevin G yesterday who is excited about his renewal of marriage vows tomorrow morning in Corfu Town. So nice to invite me and I will take the camera.
With his and Kays permission I will post some pics, if they are good enough.
A few drinks tomorrow evening will be had by all and I hope to bump into Terry W. (After a few drinks I bump into anyone- I'm not proud)

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 29, 2008, 06:28:01 PM
 Eggy
If its football you want and are at the top end of the village, Philip at the Tria has also got a big screen.
It was broken when we were there in May, but he did promise to have it fixed for the FA cup final (he was true to his word)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on June 29, 2008, 07:16:32 PM
Before you go on Monday will you be having a " shave ".
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on June 29, 2008, 07:21:37 PM
Lisa

Polishing head and trimming beard tonight Lisa.
( But.. I avent gotta fing to wear! )

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on June 29, 2008, 07:24:05 PM
Bald head and no clothes what a sight.One i see every night!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on June 29, 2008, 10:41:58 PM
Havent you got your union jack shorts cleaned and pressed?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on June 30, 2008, 08:41:30 PM
Eggy,

Looking forward to hearing the report from the blessing and what you wore :)


Dimitri,

Can you make Terry on the spot reporter for the next two weeks? Or maybe Maggie, ger, kevin.g, Mango, Alan & Charlotte or Carol2.

Enjoy :D



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on July 01, 2008, 10:29:56 AM
Hi EEG, I think we are all looking forward to seeing them as Kevin and Kay now seem like friends, him certainly after talking to him all this time.
Eggy please thank Wendy for the recent mail, I will get round to writting but working all the time at the moment as filming at our spot. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 01, 2008, 06:32:02 PM
EEG , Vivian and all.

Everything went well with Kevin and Kays renewal of vows. Plus it was Barbara's ,their Mums, birthday so it was a double celebration.
I was very pleased to be invited and enjoyed it very much.

We left Arillas at 10:30 am and returned from Corfu Town at 4:30 pm and then, after a little break had a very good evening at the Rainbow where we met up with Sandy and Terry and Helen.
Also bumped into Steve L but, apparently just missed Joyce. That was a shame as she'd been here a week.

This is a very brief report and many photos were taken but, it was their day so very soon, Kevin, Kay and Barbara can tell you personally about it all.

ps - Arillas was still there when we got back and didn't seem to miss us "one bit"
I think a 50/50 chance of rain tonight but, just like Euro 2008, I don't think I'm any good at forecasts.
Erga , looking forward to see who takes up  the challenge of "The Rover"
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 01, 2008, 09:28:02 PM
9:20 pm & we've just had an evening meal, at Kavvadades, on the balcony at 26 deg.

But.....Is this a storm cloud we now see hovering above Arillas?
(http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/3961/s3010087vr1.jpg)
( It shot a very impressive bolt of lightening from it just before the pic )

Weggs "weather monitor" forecasts rain so we'll wait n see.
And, if it does rain will it only be on Terry W and his hire Car?
( Sorry Terry and many thanks for the Jelly Babies - Complete with heads! )

For those of you bored with the weather here's the latest addition to our Garden.
(http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/1976/s3010083rh5.jpg)

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 01, 2008, 10:15:22 PM
Hi Eggy.

I would love to have been there when you met Terry. Was there any jokes flying round ???.  ha ha.

After a beautiful day here we have also had a very heavy downpour. :(

Lovely addition to your garden. ( very nice Wegg)


riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on July 01, 2008, 10:18:42 PM
Erga , looking forward to see who takes up  the challenge of "The Rover"

The spelling Eggy! Erja is with a J dear :D

We are all anxiously waiting here to see who takes up the "The Rover" ;)

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 01, 2008, 10:22:19 PM
My word first he gets Heidis name wrong now yours. Whats happening Eggy. ha ha  :)


cheers mate.

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on July 01, 2008, 10:23:35 PM
Senility setting in.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 01, 2008, 10:28:13 PM
Ha Ha, i didn't like to say .

riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 01, 2008, 10:40:13 PM
Ha Ha - Eggy's not senile. Eccentric, hilarious, lovable, impish and above all Eggy. He will never be senile, just a bit senior...

Oops - I'm sorry too mate - that's another lot of car tyres for you to let down!

Looking forward to seeing you again next week.
Phil and Jen

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 02, 2008, 08:43:18 AM
ERJA - Sorry , used "G" must be thinking gamma. -(Took me a while to get Heidi right)

RUGGERS - Only make a few spelling errors - Senility is planned for Avrio.

PHIL - Just a bit senior - Yer tyres are safe.

LISA - Senility is linked with old age. Must take you for a run one day.
( Bet you won't keep up with the Pug )
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Anyway.. 25 deg here at 8:30 am and trips planned for various places this morning before it gets to hot.
No rain overnight so got it wrong again!
Hopefully will bump into a few names today so watch this space.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 02, 2008, 09:29:15 AM
Forum is quiet last few days. Where is everyone???

I can guess....
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 02, 2008, 10:06:22 AM
And i think soon it will get even quieter.

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Baldy Barry on July 02, 2008, 10:41:57 AM
Just building up to it Phil !
15th of August.
The way thing's are going here at the moment I'll NEED this holiday.
My old Dad has just gone into a care home and now his partners relatives are chomping at the bit to pick over the remnant's !
Phone call's ,argument's, solicitor's and backbiting !
Who need's it !
Feel like chucking them the key and s***ing off !
Then again it'll be all the more sweet when we get over there !
Yamas !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on July 02, 2008, 11:24:42 AM
Phil, as the weather has been nice here I have been out in the garden starting my holiday tan off, which will probably fade before I get to Arillas in September.  I massacred the garden and we were also digging out tree roots, more work for Mike so I cant leave him to do it on his own bless him, .. which means I cant be on here, as much as I would like it I cant be in two places at once, I know I would rather be in Arillas gardening anyway.

Eggy... roses always seem to do so well in Corfu dont they, your pink ones look especially good.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Timbo on July 02, 2008, 01:43:04 PM
Forum is quiet last few days. Where is everyone???

I can guess....
Phil


Doesn't look like last year on this date's record of online users will be broken this year then! :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 02, 2008, 01:45:12 PM
Plenty of time yet Timbo :)


riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 02, 2008, 08:12:34 PM
Arillas today , good people is like a replay of this time last week, except that , although a few faces have changed, some faces still remain, and some have been replaced and  everybody is still having a good time.

And why not? -  Around 32 deg at 7:50 pm cannot be bad at all.

I went to a pals proposed new house today, just to report on the state of his build, and this is his veiw from the ground floor balcony.
(http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/7615/020708abt0.jpg)
Is that Arills down there?

And on the first floor you can see this every morning!
(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/382/020708bfn3.jpg)

Just tucked above Arillas on the Kavvadades/Afionas area and only 5 minutes drive away to a "little paradise"
Can't be bad!

Down to earth now and we can see the very good freinds who I shared my first?, beer with today.Nothing like an small ale and putting the world to rights in a very good environment with knowledge-able pals.
(http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/4345/020708crd7.jpg)

Today is yet another day which goes into my mental scrapbook of "Good to be alive".

I finished up at the Rainbow Bar where I met Steve and Val and had a very good afternoon. ( This included quick chats with Kevin G and Sandy and family )
7 pm I got home and what an understanding Wegg is. Who's a lucky boy then?

I had forgotten just how good the Rainbow complex is. We stayed there on our very first vist to Arillas. Dimitris ( Jimmy) , Spiros and Family. Very good people!
Loadsa places to visit y'all but don't ignore this one!
My plan is now to take advantage of their Dart board some afternoons.
( Who wants a game? )

So, Yet to bump into Mango but give it time.
Cheers All
From a slightly inebriated Eggy who still has to convince Wegg that all I've drunk is 2 small lagers this pm. - Hmmmmm!
Negg



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 02, 2008, 08:17:56 PM
Sounds like you have had a real good Day Eggy. Two small beers, i believe you honestly.  :)


riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 02, 2008, 08:22:06 PM
Riggers

 2 beers? - Sorry  I meant one. - PM is on it's way to you. Apolgies for spelling errors!

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jinksy on July 02, 2008, 10:56:27 PM
hi eggy, totally agree with your comments about rainbow, we arrive early morning on the 8th, only 6 days to go now and counting down, oh and by the way i'll have a game of darts with ya see, ya in the rainbow shortly, cheers, jinksy
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Paul D on July 02, 2008, 10:58:12 PM
Hi, Eggy from Paul. Wonderful views from your photos. I guess life must be really idyllic for you right now. I`m dead jealous. Will have to make another trip to Arillas soon and hopefully meet.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ann K on July 02, 2008, 11:02:29 PM
Baldy Barry - where are you flying from?  We arrive on 15 August as well from Norwich.  You sound as if you need the break.  We do too - too much domestic baggage.  Love Eggy's posts - just make us feel like we're there.  Have looked at Marika's pictures - superb.  Maybe we'll meet you - we're at the Marina.  We have so many people to meet up with that we've met over the years.  We just chill out for two weeks and love every minute.  See you there!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Baldy Barry on July 02, 2008, 11:18:33 PM
Hiya Ann.
We are flying from Newcastle .
Early morning flight so we'll get there in the daylight for a change !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 03, 2008, 12:45:29 AM
This might be Glastonbury Today but here goes...

I put together a powerpoint slideshow of our future life in Arillas for my colleagues at work, and showed it to the union members yesterday, and my tutor group of 18-19 year olds today. They had a few laughs, especially me naked and covered in green mud but ended up green with envy about our plans.

In my retirement I have apparently escaped the insincere speech from head of team which was scheduled for 4th - I won't be there. Packing for Arillas....

We  have just got back from a "surprise party" in our local but I had sussed what they were doing. Loads of the people I work with (and adore like you lot) made the effort to be there, and our gorgeous landlord and landlady had made a table full of food (mezes). Reminded me of Dimitris and Roula. They even opened the pub early. Usually it is a funeral for that to happen - someone said you have to be dead to get the pub open early... we are still alive though.

Our Somerset village can be like our Arillas village, just can't work out which one we really live in...

justjen and justphil (philandjen) will hit Arillas next Monday. Just beware... the Arillas hippies will be in town.

cannot wait
retired phil and donkey without hind leg jen
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on July 03, 2008, 01:09:54 AM
Hi Eggy,
What great views to wake up to in those photos!

Hiya Phil,
Congratulations on your retirement.  Not long till Arillas for you and Jen.
Enjoy,
Lynn & Colin
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jinksy on July 03, 2008, 01:13:39 AM
hi justphil is it retired justphil now then, lol. nice you got friday off to pack, i got to work right through til monday then take half day off work to drive 5hrs up to gatwick from west wales to catch 22-55pm flight, gonna be shattered but got 2 weeks in glorious arillas to recover, cant wait but not long to go.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 03, 2008, 02:05:45 AM
thanks jinsky

Yes I left College forever today. You never retire - you just get like Eggy -  a bit senior. The father of our froum (Eggy of course - eccentric, lovable, funny and real. nobody on the forum will disagree.)

My students bought me  all sorts of presents including the bottle of whisky I am drinking now. And for a change Jen is "running round" after me. Just watch us. Come and say hello to the Arillas hippies (Addicts) dont just point at us.

will shut up now but not forever

Phil





Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on July 03, 2008, 02:21:27 AM
Phil congratulations on the start of your new life!

It sounds like you said your farewells in your true laid back way...I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when they seen you in the skud in the mud!!! I quite believe that you did have them all green with envy!

Enjoy your whisky...you deserve it. 

"Whisky may not cure the common cold,
but it fails more agreeably than most other things."


Slainte. Here's tae ye

Eileenxxx

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jean on July 03, 2008, 12:08:37 PM
Have a great holiday Phil, sure you will. Sounds like you've earned it too. Say Hi to Anna and family for us and try not to drink them dry.
This forum is a strange thing, it makes you feel good just knowing that other people are going to be in Arillas enjoying all it has to offer (a tiny a bit jealous too of course!)
Looking forward to some reports from you and Jen. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 03, 2008, 12:21:39 PM
Slainte Eileen, lynn, jinsky, jean.

I haven't got a cold but can admit to being a bit common. And I fail agreeably  far too often...

Thanks all for kind wishes. Will all come true on Monday...
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on July 03, 2008, 12:26:05 PM
congratulations on your retirement phil.
ian finished work last friday he was made redundant.
have a great holiday phil and jen wish i could of met you
sue & ianxx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Dave n Anne on July 03, 2008, 12:50:34 PM
Hi Phil

Congratulations on your retrement , glad you had a good night in the pub . May you have a long and happy one and your dreams of living in Arillas come true.

All the best

Dave n Anne

ps see you in a couple of weeks
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on July 03, 2008, 01:15:36 PM
****CONGRATULATIONS PHIL****
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on July 03, 2008, 01:48:47 PM
Gongrats Phil! Enjoy being a free man, which I am sure you will :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 03, 2008, 01:56:49 PM
Congratulations Phil Mate.

We can celebrate with a party tomorrow night.  :) :)

Cheers.

riggers.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Timbo on July 03, 2008, 02:13:46 PM
Congratulations Phil,

Our paths will no doubt cross in a just over a week! I hope so anyway! :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on July 03, 2008, 02:43:31 PM
All best wishes phil, enjoy.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 03, 2008, 02:50:44 PM
Am really touched by all your good wishes.

Thanks to all of you. Sue, Ian, BG, Dave, Anne, Erja, riggers, timbo, lindypops. You're all stars.

Will see all of you out there one day.
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: nicki on July 03, 2008, 02:55:53 PM
Congratulations Phil! Also thanks for replying to my newbie post and the info re pop socks!! Am off to Arillas tomorrow and am SOOOOOO excited. Hope to bump into you and Jen while we're there. Best wishes!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 03, 2008, 02:57:56 PM
Thanks nicki. Please don't be shy if you see us - just come up and say hello.

Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on July 03, 2008, 03:40:21 PM
Hi Just Phil, Congratulations no more counting the days to retirement just untel you get to your other home, enjoy your holiday. When do you go over for good?. Love to Jen. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on July 03, 2008, 04:01:13 PM
Hi Phil

Congratulations to your retrement.
Enjoy your life now :) :) :)

All the best
and see you and Jen in September :)

With lots of love
Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Paul D on July 03, 2008, 06:00:17 PM
Hi, Phil.
          Have a great future life,now that you`ve loads of time to enjoy. Best wishes
         
              Paul and Heather.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 03, 2008, 06:48:15 PM
Arillas Today and what could beat the news that Phil is now a " non 9 ter fiver! " ?

Good on yer cobbler. - No one retires in Corfu. We just do a bit here and there to keep a little cash flowing in and more importantly the ole brain active.
____________________________________________________________________

What would Phil n Jen do in an Arillas today I wonder?

Take advantage of a 30-34 deg very respectable beach and well behaved sea?
(http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/945/030708alr1.jpg)

Maybe hire one the many boats on offer?
(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/3328/030708bmc3.jpg)

Or... Like me, just have a little potter around.
Costas on the beach, for a chat followed by a quick chat with Nickos and Noufris
(Nickos on the beach and Noufris on the bike)
 Booked a table with Dimitris at Brouklis. Tried to find Terry W but not in Horizon or Coconut or Malibu. Finished up at Tria and had a good ole natter with Maggie and Gordon and also met Carol 2 and hubby.
Wotta Potter!

Now home at 6:45 and looking forward to a nice evening meal on the balcony and maybe another little potter in the garden.

Sorry Phil n Jen - North Corfu and Arillas doesn't seem to be able to offer very much.
Does it?

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Ang on July 03, 2008, 09:30:35 PM
Now I will be looking forward to seeing a piicy of Phil and Jen enjoying the first cpl of weeks of Phils time off work for being a good boy!!dont like that R word sounds too final, new beginings are a foot ...have a fab time both
Ang
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: graham on July 03, 2008, 09:36:20 PM
I love the 'R' word, 17 years and counting for me, Damn!

Ladies and gentlemen, a toast, to Phil the self confessed cynical hippy, your work is done and now it's time to go out to play. Yammas, you lucky bugger!

Graham
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 03, 2008, 10:36:05 PM
Phil
The party's over its time to call it a day you burst your pretty balloon and now Arillas is on the way
Congratulations on your much awaited retirement, You will be off celebrating within the next few days with a visit to the place you love so much, hope you have a fantastic retirement and a fantastic holiday . Looking forward to meeting you in two weeks time
Best wishes from Dot & John
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 04, 2008, 01:05:54 AM
hi viv, marika, paul, eggy, ang, graham and john and dot.
Thanks to you all for the kind wishes. I am indeed a lucky man. And next week will be the start of a new adventure which will lead to our long term move to Corfu next year.

Wonderful people there, but also here on the forum.
Many, many thanks
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: annie on July 04, 2008, 01:38:39 AM
Wish you all the best phil.How did your do go at the local pub?
Hope you will be really happy in Arillas and you fulfil your dream.
Annie
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 04, 2008, 09:57:19 AM
Thanks annie. The pub do was really enjoyable, but not a patch on a night in the Coconut. Roll on monday!

Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Baldy Barry on July 04, 2008, 12:13:53 PM
All the best on your retirement Phil !
New page and all that.
Lovely big blank canvas for you to colour in with FUN !
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on July 04, 2008, 02:16:50 PM
Congratulations justphil....you lucky, lucky person. Hope you and justjen have a fantastic holiday. Look out for Lauren and her mates.

There's still time for a party this weekend before you go. I'll also send you a pm
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 04, 2008, 03:39:06 PM
Thanks Barry and Sandy. It certainly looks blank as yet, but it will be like colouring by numbers - the picture we have of our life in corfu just needs the dots joining up and then filling in the colours.

Best wishes
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 04, 2008, 04:46:43 PM
Phil n Jen

You would have loved it here in Arillas Today. Even with a 32 deg everybody seemed so laid back - Even more laid back on a very civilised beach.

Saturday night sees the Arillas Beach party so a lovely little bonus for anyone here already.

And ... For those good people coming on Monday - Who's that then?

(http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/3640/040708aw2.jpg)
Kavvadades Festival on Tuesday evening

You lot are spoilt, I reckon!
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 04, 2008, 04:55:05 PM
Plans changed then Eggy. We can't miss that. Sorry forum corner - we will be in Kavaddades. If we get back late and in one piece might see some in the Coconut. Eggy - you're right - spoilt!

Phil


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on July 04, 2008, 04:58:28 PM
Phil....you will have time for both in one evening! The festival will go on into the early hours. There was one in Afionas on 24 June and also another in Aspiotades when I passsed through on 2 July....looked fantastic fun.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 04, 2008, 05:05:41 PM
I'm not jealous here  "HONESTLY"  :(


riggers.  :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justjen on July 04, 2008, 05:07:20 PM
PULL THE OTHR ONE RIGGERS!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 04, 2008, 05:09:23 PM
Ok then just a little bit.  :(   Loads really   :(  :(

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 04, 2008, 05:23:37 PM
Tried 3 times, but hopefully here it is...

Oh wow! And that is just day two... what will we be like by the Greek night with John and Dot and Dave and Anne on the second Friday?????

Hope the Kavaddades taxi men/women are still travelling when we're ready. Otherwise we'll have to party until they are....

Sorry riggers - we wish you were there with us - you know that.

And Anna - forget the bacon and tomatoes on Wednesday - maybe see you Thursday?

love to all
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: angiem on July 04, 2008, 05:32:43 PM
I OBJECT!!!

We're going to miss all this. It's not fair!!!

Is there anything happening July 21st - August 4th?

Have a great time 'though, everyone who is going, and make sure we poor souls who can't get there in time, hear all about it - and see the 'incriminating' photos.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 04, 2008, 06:07:04 PM
plenty of incriminating photos angie - just got to abide by the forum rules (and quite right too)

We will publish a detailed report while we are back here ("abroad" as Dimitris said) but we are already booked for so many nights in Arillas. Good job we'll be back all of September. Might calm down by then...

Thanks
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: angiem on July 04, 2008, 06:24:40 PM
plenty of incriminating photos angie - just got to abide by the forum rules (and quite right too)


Goodness Phil - what photos are you planning to take that you couldn't post on the forum??!!? lol.

You could always 'PM' the photos to me - I promise not to sell them to the tabloids!

Have a fantastic time, as I'm sure you will.

Angie
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Dave n Anne on July 04, 2008, 06:58:42 PM
Angiem

After we have seen off philandjen (if thats possible) there will still be a few of us left , maybe not standing but you never know .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 04, 2008, 07:30:35 PM
Dave, Anne - there will be nobody left standing when we leave. Eggy saw to that tonight. Kavaddades festival after forum corner  - even the Arillas hippies will struggle. Hello john got a new spliff....

But like Terminator "we will be back."

Perhaps that will be our new livelihood. We just looked it up on google cos even teachers are human....

Talking about standing better than I ever did...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMfS8805n0M&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMfS8805n0M&feature=related)/

lots of love lol
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 04, 2008, 07:53:46 PM
angiem - jen has pics of me totally without clothes covered in green mud. I am totally happy with it.

We were careful to not take pictures of anyone who minded. That is not what it is about. You become Adam and Eve before they found the fig leaves. No serpents, no apples.

It is a liberation and a joy. I was amazed how Arillas accommodated me from day one. I have been an au naturel since I was 20 (I think - Jen will pre-date me if I've forgotten) It isn't compulsory, but very many have realised it

Phil

And to all - I'm sorry to have comandeered Arillas Today with my retirement and all your wonderful responses, but for me it was Arillas Today -  or maybe Arillas tomorrow - we don't live there yet...

Thanks all
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on July 04, 2008, 11:52:17 PM
Arillas today.....Arillas tomorrow......all our dreams. Go for it phil and jen......
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 05, 2008, 05:38:44 PM
Arillas today makes me ask 2 questions.

Question 1. - Have I found "John the Ref's" lost flip flop?
(http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/6647/050708afn6.jpg)

And , question 2 . - Did "Terry W" find it first, as it looks well chewed!

A very busy Saturday in Arillas today. Not many places to park a vehicle but still many places to park yer bum.
(http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/977/050708bmn6.jpg)

I was pottering around about 2:30 and, although a very nice breeze helped ease the 32 deg approx heat for those relaxing , "late long lunches" came a very close 2nd.
(A wise Greek told me it will be even hotter next week)

And a final word to Phil n Jen. Apologies not necessary for a very, very, mini takeover of "Arillas Today" - ( PS - Wanna be roving reporter next week? )

Cheers all
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 05, 2008, 05:49:31 PM
Hi Eggy

We'll be reporters, but ours will come out in two weeks time - gonna be so busy laying on the beach, eating fabulous food and putting on weight we are unlikely to be as dedicated as erja was. Wasn't she a star?

Maybe Dimitris will make us pic of the day wearing our Addict T-shirts...

See you very soon
Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 05, 2008, 05:58:44 PM
Great report Eggy. Can you find the other flip flop and drop them off for John. 

Phil i will be looking forward to that pic of the day.  :)

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 05, 2008, 06:04:23 PM

Maybe Dimitris will make us pic of the day wearing our Addict T-shirts...

Phil


Phil - If Dimitris doesn't then It may be down to me! 

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 05, 2008, 06:09:00 PM
hi riggers

Just said to jen it looked like a serious case of sweaty feet.....
sorry John - you can punch me week after next.

Sandy's table, John's flipflops, lynn's hostess trolley, jen's flameproof nightie? maybe Dai was right. But I don't think so - Dimitris said it all. It makes us feel good again.

Phil
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Jo Wissett on July 05, 2008, 09:27:26 PM
My Question is - where is our roving reporter Terry W?? I would have put money on him reporting by now! That beach looks so divine! 13 days and counting
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: annie on July 06, 2008, 03:57:40 PM
Jo
Terry W said he wouldn't report while he was there it would be more that his life was worth!. He was going to enjoy his holiday and report when he got home.
Annie 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 07, 2008, 12:01:20 AM
Annie
i keep missing Terry W. Maybe he really beleives that I want to remove the wheels from his hire car!

Arillas Today - You know as, with the current heatwave and popularity of the beach not very much changes. - Arillas today is therefore as good as ever!

But what about Arillas tonight?
On our walk down to the beach festival we bumped into Lisa and Steve.
(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/9545/060708anj8.jpg)
They go home tomorrow.
I know some transfers take a little time but stood by a bus top really takes the biscuit

And the beach "partying" was in full swing at 9:30 pm! - We found a lovely couple who have recently moved to Afionas.
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2374/060708bcf4.jpg)
Bob and Penny - Afionas, 5 mns from Arillas, is now their new home.
Really nice people who want to fit into the Greek way of life and change nothing!

And the festival itself? - The road, from Portofino to Kaloudis, was chokka block with people enjoying the dancing and kebabs and a few lambs cooking on the ole spits.
I hope these pics show just a little of, what was going to be a very long and happy evening.
(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9624/060708cuo6.jpg)
(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3343/060708dpj4.jpg)
(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/395/060708edt4.jpg)

And finally..... Who do we meet in the Hotel Akti?
Kevin G and Kay and mum Barbara.

(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/4590/060708fck8.jpg)

Off tomorrow after a very good week plus break. They all had a very good time and I was very proud to be just a small cog in their renewal of marriage vows.
Possibly a final drink tomorrow pm but , if not, then - Safe journey you guys!.

So, at just before midnight here, home at Kavvadades, I think it's maybe time now for a decent cup of coffee and off to bed.

G'Night all
Negg


Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on July 07, 2008, 12:09:59 AM
Hi Neill!

Thank you very much for your beautiful report and the lovely pictures!
Sounds you had a very nice time at the festival :)

With a lot of love
Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 07, 2008, 12:12:52 AM
Thanks for your fantastic late night report Eggy. :)

 Wow what a day you have had.  :)

How many Lisa and Steves are there. ???

Good luck to Kevin and Kay.  :)

Cheers Neil.

riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on July 07, 2008, 12:14:56 AM
Looks fantastic...I think my daughter and friends were there somewhere. Pity justphil and justjen just missed it....thanks Eggy...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 07, 2008, 12:20:41 AM
Riggers
Quick correction before bed. - It was "Steve L" and wife Lisa.
They tell me it was yet another cracker of a holiday at Rainbow.

Sandy
I think Phil n Jen may make up for that on Tuesday at the Kavvadades Festival.

Marika
I could do with a another camera that takes better pictures at night. Very frustrating!

12:20 now - Where does the time go?
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on July 07, 2008, 12:51:43 AM
Don't worry Neill!

That is sometimes the problem with the small cameras!
If you are too far away from that motive what you want to photograph,
it is getting too dark, because the flashlight is not strong enough!
But it is fine Neill, we see all on the photos :)

Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 07, 2008, 12:59:03 AM
Hmm thankyou for that information Marika. No wonder my photos are rubbish. ha ha. Must get you show me in September how to use this camera.  :)


riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on July 07, 2008, 01:02:04 AM
Very nice. I hope a good day was had by all. I`m still catching up so if I miss owt, sorry.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on July 07, 2008, 01:09:44 AM
I will do riggers!
For night photos you need a stand and than a special program for night photos
and that program is without flashlight!
I make with that program all my night photos!
The one with the tree, or the night photos from the Horizon,...

Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on July 07, 2008, 08:49:01 AM
Cheers Eggy for the report! Looks like it was fun :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lisa and Steve on July 07, 2008, 08:59:30 AM
You made me think Eggy.Was sure I was back home not in Arillas.So there is a Steve and Lisa as well as a Lisa and Steve.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on July 07, 2008, 10:27:10 AM
Sounds as if you had a good time. Im a bit green round the gills that I can only look at the photo's this year (as good as they are) maybe there should be one in May to celebrate the beginning of the season. lol. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on July 07, 2008, 11:06:42 AM
I know that feeling, Viv!  :(

But thanks for a really great report, Neill!  :)

Lynn xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 07, 2008, 12:31:17 PM
You made me think Eggy.Was sure I was back home not in Arillas.So there is a Steve and Lisa as well as a Lisa and Steve.

Lisa - When I get it wrong I make a good job of it!

It is of course Steve L and VAL. - Apologies to all especially Val.
(http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/8568/060708ayr4.jpg)
Steve, just like your Steve, could be easily mistaken for me. I must have been thinking about it when I typed that rather late posting. - Or is it senility?

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Benita on July 07, 2008, 06:51:23 PM
Hi All
We were at Rainbow this time last year having a great time. Last year we watched the GP with Jimmy and Spiros when Farrari did so well which pleased the boys. I was thinking about them yesterday when Hamilton won and Farrari was not on top form. I was laughing thinking what was being said in the bar ! Was anyone there to report the experience. Wish I had been there. I hope the boys and all are well x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 07, 2008, 07:34:24 PM
Benita
I popped in to see them on Saturday when they were watching the all important "poll positions" , do you call it? ( That's why they didn't have a lot to say then? )
They are both very well and, lunchtime today, were welcoming many new guests to Rainbow.
__________________________________________________________________

Today sees the departure of Kevin G, Kay and Barbara .and I think will Arillas will miss them all greatly. But it also sees the arrival of .......?  Well, the pic says it all.
(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/9862/070708sz1.jpg)

Lock up yer Mythos everbody ! - Phil n Jen are raring to go.

The beach looked good this morning with Wegg and I even sharing it's hospitality.
(http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/773/070708aex8.jpg)

Taken by Wegg who just had to get in that water hence the view from the Sea.
( It was a dirty job but someone had to do it! )
Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 07, 2008, 07:47:27 PM
Ha Ha, Wow they look settled in already Eggy. Tell them to have a great time, from me.  :)

Great pictures.

Cheers.

riggers
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on July 07, 2008, 08:27:09 PM
What a delightful picture it just makes you feel so happy for them. Love Viv & Pete
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: annie on July 07, 2008, 08:33:22 PM
Hi All
Great to see Phil and Jen have arrived safely.Hope they have a great holiday as usual say hi to them neill i will see them in 11 days time
Annie
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on July 07, 2008, 09:21:14 PM
They certainly haven't wasted any time have they? Arrived at 2.30 and by 5.30 they've had their photo taken!!! Yammas you two.....have a great time....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on July 07, 2008, 09:23:01 PM
They look so  happy and glad to be there at last. 

Happy holidays you guys! :-)

Eileenx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on July 07, 2008, 09:31:27 PM
Yeeeiiii! Everyone looks totally happy and setteled in to the Arillas state of mind.

Wish I was there *sigh*
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on July 07, 2008, 09:39:48 PM
Ha ha ha!  Dont they look great.  Its unbelievable that they are here one minit and the next are over there.  Now they can  have a  totally brilliant time!  Oh! I cant wait to go now! 
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on July 07, 2008, 11:39:16 PM
Well, you've all said it all!

Can't believe how happy and settled in Phil n Jen look when they've only just arrived!
Wish them a great holiday from me too, please Neill.
Lynn x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 07, 2008, 11:44:25 PM
Nice pic of phil & Jen but we are in the chatroom and would like to know what have they got in the Bags
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on July 08, 2008, 02:52:42 AM
Mythos? Vodka?........toilet rolls?.........WATER?......
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on July 08, 2008, 08:47:46 AM
what a lovely picture.
love their tshirts.
it will be me in 4 weeks im really excited .
i got soaked yesterday but i kept thinking of arillas.
sue &ian
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: annie on July 08, 2008, 09:00:10 AM
In the carrier bags i think are John the Refs FLIP FLOPS !!! Ha Ha
Annie
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on July 08, 2008, 10:52:11 AM
Lovely photos Eggy, Phil and Jen look really happy. Why wouldn't they afterall they have returned home!! ;)
I hope they have a great holiday!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on July 08, 2008, 10:54:59 AM
Negg, thanks for the brill photos and report.  It's great to see people there, where's that Terry!

Who is on the pic of the day photo today?

Sharon x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 08, 2008, 05:21:12 PM
Sharon

It's possible that I may bump into Terry W tomorrow night at the Horizon.
__________________________________________________________________

You'll all see , from the webcam , that Arillas Today is a little cloudy. Add that to a healthy breeze and what a super afternoon it is!. When the sun gets hidden by those clouds it does cool you down a little.

Anyone know the owner of this yacht? If so can you ask them to remove it as it's illegally parked. - Jealous ? - Whose jealous?
(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/5572/080708alv8.jpg)
 
A couple of the beach just to show how healthy the waves are today.
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2934/080708bch2.jpg)
(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/5282/080708cif5.jpg)

Cheers
Negg
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________

On a very sad note. A young guy, well known to many locals, died in a car accident last night. Being mainly small communities in North Corfu, where everyone knows everyone, the loss has affected many people. There is a great respect held here for all your "nearby" neighbours and there is many a brave face is being shown today.
He was a lad of 27 who dealt with deliveries to various shops/Tavernas so is probably not known to Forum members.
But even as a "small part" of Arillas I'm sure we all understand the feelings here today.

As a mark of this respect the Kavvadades Festival has been cancelled tonight.
Negg




Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Cheryl2307 on July 08, 2008, 05:49:53 PM
How sad, such a waste of a young life.  My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: graham on July 08, 2008, 06:23:03 PM
Are you allowed to just park Boats anywhere then Negg? If it's that easy I gotta get myself one! Mind you, with the Price of fuel over here, it would have to be a sailing boat for me. Just a couple of wrong turns out of Swansea Marina and I'm there!!!!!

I hope the lads family will be ok
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 08, 2008, 07:38:25 PM
I was just enjoying reading your post Negg, then i came to end. How very sad, as has been said our hearts go out to family and friends.


riggers...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Mike and Debbie on July 08, 2008, 07:53:39 PM
Please pass on all our condolences to the lads family from all on the forum
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 08, 2008, 08:38:28 PM
Riggers
Sadly it all forms part of Arillas today and I thought long and hard before posting that news as part of one post.
But... Assuming that a large majority of the Forum knew about tonights Festival I thought it best to say prior to any questions of " How was the Festival" tomorrow.

Graham
Let me know when you make those 2 wrong turns and I'll be at the end of the Jetty with a bottle , or two.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 08, 2008, 08:43:12 PM
Yes good thinking Eggy. I'm sure Phil and Jen will find something else to do.  :)


cheers.

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eileen on July 08, 2008, 09:29:01 PM
Hi Neill,

Thanks for passing on the sad news.  I don't know any of the delivery drivers but after so many visits we have become familiar faces to a few of them and we usually exchange waves. 

As Mike and Debbie said, please pass on our condolences to the family.

Eileenx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Sandy x on July 08, 2008, 10:33:55 PM
News like this puts life into perspective doesn't it? I echo others' thoughts and send condolences to the family. I know there are many of us on this forum with "children" of similar ages....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: jean on July 08, 2008, 11:15:43 PM
As Sandy says when you've "children" of a similar age it sends a chill down your spine to read such sad news. We are relatively new addicts- only 3 visits to date but really empathize with the community of Arillas. Please add our condolences to those of other forum members to the people of Arillas.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on July 09, 2008, 12:25:28 AM
What dreadful news.  Please add our condolences to the lad's family, and people of Arillas.

Lynn & Colin
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on July 09, 2008, 08:40:18 AM
that is very sad
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on July 09, 2008, 01:31:36 PM
Very sad news Eggy....   Arillas and the community will greatly feel the loss of such a young man.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on July 09, 2008, 04:06:31 PM
What a tragic waste.  Negg please add my thoughts with other forum members.

Sharonx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Lindypops on July 09, 2008, 04:16:32 PM
Very sad news, condolences to the family.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: SteveL on July 09, 2008, 10:39:17 PM
Trying to add a photo without any success at moment
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Jo Wissett on July 09, 2008, 10:40:31 PM
Obviously a man of few words SteveL..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on July 09, 2008, 11:16:30 PM
What tragic news!
My condolences to the family and friends!
With that you see how short can be the life!
So enjoy every second!
Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: SteveL on July 09, 2008, 11:42:30 PM
(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/1729/corfu08070wo0.jpg)

"Two Good Eggs"

Hope this works this time.  Not really Arillas today, more like Arillas last week when we met up with Eggy.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on July 09, 2008, 11:45:48 PM
Thats a brilliant clear photo...love it!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on July 10, 2008, 07:44:52 AM
:D excellent picture SteveL! Birds of a feather, or maybe no feathers ;)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 10, 2008, 09:08:09 AM
Hi All
Just a quick word about the accident.

All condolences and kind words have been passed on to someone who knows the family well. 

Regards
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 10, 2008, 09:25:30 AM
Steve L.

Great photo ! - Which one is me again?
____________________________________________________________________

We took a little trips into Arillas around 8:15 last night and caught the beach taking it easy after, what was, another very hectic day for it.
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6900/100708aua5.jpg)
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8964/100708bso3.jpg)
Arillas may look deserted but , beleive me, all eating houses were very busy.

We made a little snack at Eftihia last a long time and enjoyed the view.
(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/9558/100708fcx4.jpg)

Just had to click a couple more as the evening closed in.
(http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/1487/100708cze1.jpg)
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9439/100708dvp7.jpg)

To finish of the evening we found Phil n Jen at a very busy Brouklis and enjoyed a glass of wine. And......... Terry W and Helen are alive and well folks!
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3633/100708exx6.jpg)

Didn't manage to get Helen in this one but caught a very suprised Dimitris.
I think Terry had either asked for discount or if Brouklis took "Nectar Cards" !

A good evening had by all.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: angela01 on July 10, 2008, 09:52:39 AM
WHAT CAN I SAY..........27 YEARDS OLD...CONDOLENCES TO THE LAD'S FAMILY....

GOOD PERSON..GOOD PERSON...GOOD FRIEND......

GOOD BAY...NIKO..............................................................................
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on July 10, 2008, 10:15:32 AM
Hi Anela, would just like to send our love to you and all friends of Niko.
I can hear Dimitris saying one or two phases in that photo and I know he will be watching us about 1100hrs as always maybe he will tell us which one it is, maybe he won't but im sure it made all those of us that know him laugh. lol Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Shuey on July 10, 2008, 10:44:02 AM
Lovely pictures again Eggy.  Does that mean that business is picking up in Eftihia this year.  Hope so as it always lookes so deserted.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 10, 2008, 11:22:44 AM
Eggy
Thanks for the pictures from yesterday evening
Things look a lot brighter there than here
We spent the evening indoors as once again Dudley was having a down poor
Good old British Summertime
Roll on Monday evening and take off time
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on July 10, 2008, 02:24:13 PM
Eftihia always looks empty with nothing cooking when we go by... Eggy do you just go in and sit down or go up and ask what they have cooking that night.  Never sure what to do but we always fancy a meal there as it is very quiet and the view is lovely.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marymary on July 10, 2008, 06:54:40 PM
my deepest sympathy goes to that poor lads family, I know exactly how they are feeling right now

love
Mary
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marymary on July 10, 2008, 07:04:39 PM
Phil and Jen look ecstatic - like they've come home to paredise

Love
Mary
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 10, 2008, 07:45:31 PM
Brilliant Pictures Negg, Ha Ha especially the last one. Looks like you caught them by surprise.  :)


riggers....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 10, 2008, 11:49:58 PM
BG

Eftihia has one of the best sea front views there is, probably due to the high seating area.  Last year they were closed for a short while due to a family bereavement.
I think that threw a few people off as it never looks open and at that time wasn't.

" Efi " the daughter looks after the customers and mother Katerina looks after the cooking.

Just walk up those steps , sit down and you will be bought a menu.

Food wise, it's always hard to comment as what suits one may not suit another.
Personally we have never been disapointed. We had a small snack last night and made it last 2 hours and Efi had the time to sit with us and talk.

I did ask the question last night as to why they never show a large "OPEN" sign. It's because, so I was told that they are very happy to deal with 4/5 tables but if they were full then the waiting time would be longer and Katerina, in the Kitchen would obviously struggle. They are very happy as they are.
Would she be able to sit and chat with people if they were busier? - I think it would lose some of it's charm and peacefulness if it was busier.
Other places retain the charm very well but have more staff to ensure everyone, hopefully, has a good time.

So, enough to get by and have a relaxed life. I respect and acknowledge that as Wegg and I do exactly the same. We don't want to be too busy either.

It's on our shortlist of places which we just have to visit every summer.

Cheers
Negg

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on July 11, 2008, 12:44:30 AM
Eggy,. that makes me more determined now to sit down and enjoy a meal there.    I shall make a note of how many are there and if empty will definately have to try out Katerinas cooking.  thanks for that information, I will be brave and ask now.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Wendy n Stu on July 11, 2008, 01:10:08 AM
We make a point of going there at lunchtime.  We sit and watch the sea and we always receive such a warm welcome.  All the food is cooked fresh to order and it is delicious.  You can't beat coming off the beach to eat home-grown salad and freshly caught sardines washed down with a chilled Mythos.  We have never been disappointed and would say it is well worth a visit.  Lovely people, lovely food, lovely view.  W & S. xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on July 11, 2008, 10:05:20 AM
Sounding even better Wendy.

Welcome back by the way, glad your move went well!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on July 11, 2008, 11:00:49 AM
think i will try their as well.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Wendy n Stu on July 11, 2008, 05:33:29 PM
And it's cheap.  Thanks BG, nice to be back.  Next hol 8th Sept so hopefully we get to say hi in person.  W. x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on July 11, 2008, 06:39:29 PM
Hi Wendy

Welcome Back!  Have you settled into your new home okay?

Love Sharon xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Wendy n Stu on July 11, 2008, 09:46:19 PM
Hi Sharon, yes it's great thanks.  Just counting the days until we are back in Arillas now.  Love it here though, and lots of spare time for the Forum!!!  Hope you are both well.  Take care and keep in touch.  W. x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on July 12, 2008, 06:31:20 PM
Shall look out for you Wendy
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 12, 2008, 08:04:01 PM
Thanks all - yes PhilandJen are ecstatic. The picture didn't get near to the whole truth. We are sat in Malibu typying this, thinking of all our forum friends. See you all online all too soon..l.

love
PhilandJen

BTW Sandy, the bench was just right....
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 12, 2008, 09:15:19 PM
Nice to hear from you Phil and Jen.  :)

Hope you are having a great time. Crikey you have been there nearly a week.

I am so jealous, be there 8 weeks on tuesday though :)

Happy hols to you both.  :)

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on July 13, 2008, 12:32:40 AM
lovely to hear from you philandjen
3 weeks on monday for me  :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on July 13, 2008, 12:51:16 AM
Great to hear you're having a good time, Phil and Jen.  But then how could you fail in Arillas?  :D

Enjoy your second week.
lynn and colin xx

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 13, 2008, 01:15:13 PM
Glad you are having a good time Phil & Jen
Fly in Monday night See you soon
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 13, 2008, 07:15:58 PM
A very busy Sunday afternoon in Arillas today and, with "dead" batteries in the camera, not a picture to prove it.
Web Cam watchers will know though!

Temps around 34 deg with a packed beach. The last time I saw so many bodies in the sea was ........... ( Wegg has censored my sense of humour here as it may offend )

I think I had the last parking spot and, at around 4 pm, all beach front Tavernas/Bars were trading very well indeed. I think many eating houses will be busy tonight.

Am I moaning? - Certainly not! - It's good to see, very good for Arillas and, I think, is a very good pointer to the next 6 weeks. Today is the day I wish I had been renting the sunbeds!

I took a look at some "new builds" yesterday. Nothing to do with me and I'm not on commission but another indication of just how many people are choosing Arillas as their new home.
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/7968/130708zy1.jpg)

We're meeting Terry and Helen tonight but I don't think Mark n Dee know that we are "gatecrashing".
(Maybe I'll put new batteries in the camera - Show Mark how it's done!)

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on July 13, 2008, 07:18:15 PM
:D Have fun and say hello to the assorted motley crew in Brouklis!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on July 14, 2008, 12:59:30 PM
Hope you had agood night yesturday. So it's getting crowded there now seems the houses are a bit the same but at least they in keeping with Arillas and not typical English one's. I hate that. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on July 14, 2008, 01:59:07 PM
Great to hear from you phil, have a brill second week, love to Jen.

Cant wait to hear what you got up to with terry Negg! haha
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: markanddee on July 14, 2008, 05:18:46 PM
So you didnt bring your camera !!! Thanks for the company, was a great night and the food was fab !!!
Sorry to see Terry and his good lady go, they were fun to be around.
Brouklis was heaving, and the sight of Dimitris chasing out the cats with a water pistol was priceless, and i have it on camera to share with you all very soon !!!

PS
i hope you went back and paid your bill today young eggy m'lad !!!!!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 14, 2008, 06:55:46 PM
Mark n Dee

A good time had by all, me-thinks and, true to form, I forgot the camera on my afternoon trip today, as well.

So apologies to all for no pics of that really good looking beach, and waves that were trying their hardest to be macho but were pussycats really.

Sorry to see Terry and Helen depart.
So many sorries recently:- Sandy , Steve n Val , Maggie n Gordon, Steve n Lisa etc
( I could go on and on - usually do! )
 And wot about all the people I missed? - Too many hiding places in Arillas , maybe?

Anyway at 34 deg at 7 pm on the balcony nuff fer now.

Mark - Bill ? - Wot Bill ? - ( Paid it really )

Cheers
Negg




Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 14, 2008, 08:29:51 PM

Sorry to see Terry and Helen depart.
So many sorries recently:- Sandy , Steve n Val , Maggie n Gordon, Steve n Lisa etc
( I could go on and on - usually do! )
 

And Vivian n Pete, and Eileen n Keith , and Mavis n Robin, and Ivan n Avril , and Erja n Heidi, and Paul n Maria..............................................
More to follow maybe?

Phil n Jen still here but hiding away somewhere!

Hopefully meeting Cheryl n Timbo and Dave n Anne termorrer!
( Wotta nice life ! )

Negg

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 14, 2008, 10:32:35 PM
And ... Wendy n Stu who we just managed to see on our return from England in May.

I'll shut up now.

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 14, 2008, 10:37:23 PM
No mention here eh, right no more Jelly Babies for you. ha ha  :)

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: graham on July 14, 2008, 10:38:34 PM
Is there a certain place where forum members meet when they are in Arillas Negg?
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sue on July 14, 2008, 11:17:16 PM
graham i think its tuesday in the coconut
thursday in malibu i think they are 9pm not sure about the time
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Wendy n Stu on July 14, 2008, 11:28:00 PM
And very nice it was too Eggy!  Can't wait for Sept.  Tell Mark his photos are framed and on our lounge wall.  Gorgeous.  Keep the reports coming, you know we love them.  W.  x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 15, 2008, 08:13:17 AM
Wendy n Stu
Sept not far away now. - Mark will be told. ( He doesn't do a bad pic does he? )

I forgot to mention Marika, Heineken, Kevin G, and Martin W and of course Riggers!
( How could Ileave Riggers out ? )
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At 8 a.m. this morning the temp is a respectable 24 deg and the breeze, from Arillas yesterday, seems to have found it's way here.

Maybe I'll remember to take the camera tto Arillas this pm but for now it's some time outside for a little garden maintenance.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 15, 2008, 08:48:22 PM
Arillas Today comes with 2 apologies!

Number One: To Colin and Lynn who are part of Forum Friends I forgot to mention.
How do I forget a lovely couple who have a liking for Koum Kuat - UUUrrrggh!
( I left Riggers out of the equation before , but he noticed - Coiled Spring he is!! )

Number Two; To "Willis" to whom I very briefly said hello and then had to vanish and do bit of work - Looking at land for sale - Pssst ! anybody interested?.

There's a large wind going on in Arillas - And it's not me! - Honest Guv
( And it's not Phil as I didn't find him till later on)

(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/2279/150708aek3.jpg)
(http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/9245/150708bxi0.jpg)
Not many brollies open on the beach today!.... But a good day to be there for those wanting a suntan in a very deceptive sun. - Stay cool and burn. - & why not!?

Dave n Anne were at Horizon this afternoon as was Cheryl, who with Timbo, is here for two weeks. Much talking looked forward too.
Phil n Jen also appeared so a forum takeover!
But........................................
(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/1903/150708cdq8.jpg)

This pic of Phil n Jen was taken much later and apologies for a blurred photo, or.... is it how they both felt at that moment in time? - Black Russians !?
However , they tell me they are having a good un and are both ecstatic.

Finally, before I found myself back at the Pug , around 18:45 I took this of the beach.
(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/1551/150708dvs7.jpg)

If you squint you will see a windsurfer, could be Dimitris, and two surfboards + bodies.
An empty beach at that time as sandblasting was the name of the game!

Cheers All
Negg



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on July 15, 2008, 08:49:59 PM
I remember those sandblasting afternoons well!  It gets everywhere!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 15, 2008, 08:54:17 PM
Thanks Negg for a much brighter side of Arillas that we all know.

Ha Ha coiled spring.  :)

Cheers mate.

riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on July 16, 2008, 12:43:18 AM
Ha ha, we'll let you off this time, Eggy!  ;)

Cheers,
lynn and colin xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on July 16, 2008, 11:35:57 AM
Eggy great photo's the one of Phil & Jen just show's what you felt like. Good job pug knows the way home.lol. Hope Mrs Egg was as under standing as ever and that you managed to eat all your dinner. lol Viv.
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 16, 2008, 11:52:35 AM
Vivian

Always eat "me" dinner.
( I wonder if Harold and Sally noticed I left ther names out of "my meets? )
Not purposely, I struggle to remember as far back as May.!
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It's a very nice 24/25 deg here this morning and after, what seemed like, gale force winds overnight, it's settled to a nice breeze.

I'll find out how Arillas is doing later.
John the Ref and Dot were here yesterday and I bumped into them very briefly.
I'm sure I'll catch em again.

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on July 16, 2008, 11:58:52 AM
Im sure if Harold noticed he knew it was just the old man's memery going (all them black russians) sounds wonderful as ever there. Cant believe it's only a couple of months since we all had that lovely meal together. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on July 16, 2008, 12:10:13 PM
http://www.arillas.com/page/content/view/192/152/lang,en/

Just added a video of yesterday's windy day on the beach.
Unfortunately it wasn't me surfing but I will try and have a go today.

See you!!!

Dimitris
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: blondegirl on July 16, 2008, 12:21:24 PM
That looks really windy out there...need some strength to keep that going I would think.  Have a good day then Dimitris!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: vivian on July 16, 2008, 02:13:51 PM
Gosh, thought he was going to get blown away, would love to have been on the sand. Viv
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: xkrchnav on July 16, 2008, 02:23:41 PM
http://www.arillas.com/page/content/view/192/152/lang,en/

Just added a video of yesterday's windy day on the beach.
Unfortunately it wasn't me surfing but I will try and have a go today.

See you!!!

Dimitris

wow. You are windsurfer too? Great :). I'd love to learn windsurfing. I had a little opportunity to try it on last short holiday at Czech dam Vranov. It is quite hard to stay and not fall in wind.

Really windy weather. Great video, quite good waves also :). I hope they will be there also when we are here - now less than 50 days to flight :). I'm looking forward to meet some of you! See you!

Great day to all!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 17, 2008, 03:39:55 PM
Day three for us windy the last few days but better today, lots of people on the beach,  met PHIL -JEN  they are having a fab time out here justa quick post. annie hope you have packed see you out here tomorow have a good flight
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on July 17, 2008, 03:46:14 PM
Great to hear from you John & Dot.  I'm sat here in a manky site office, it's p******g down and am really fed up.  Its brill to be "transported" to Arillas

Thanks

Sharon xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Erja on July 17, 2008, 06:12:20 PM
Great to hear from you John & Dot.  I'm sat here in a manky site office, it's p******g down and am really fed up.  Its brill to be "transported" to Arillas

Me too so thank you :)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 17, 2008, 06:50:45 PM
I really donna know what to say about Arillas today unless you are here to see and believe it !

I bumped into Graham and Julie who not only supplied me with a jar of Brnaston but also a very nice card thanking me and Wegg for all the pics and posts over the Winter.

Emultional or what? - (never say emotional as always to emotional to say it)

A very nice gesture/thought and...... what can I say?
Another Forum Couple who have made Arillas their second home.

Missed Phil n Jen this pm but Cherlyl and Timbo are having a very good time.
I wanted a pic of them both but Cheryl conveniently turned into a Supermarket.
( And that is real magic ! )

So only Mr. Tim , I'm afraid.
(http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/8725/170708wt9.jpg)

Beach pictures? - Well, what can I say? - The breeze has died down and many people are , once again, taking advantage of it.
(Too personal for photos.- Could be arrested as a voyeur)

We are getting around 30 deg here now at 6:45 pm and getting e1.243 to the pound.
( Add both together and Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. - )

It's good to see many Tavernas doing a good late afternoon trade including the Sea Breeze which had all of their beach side tables full. - Wotta nice view from there!.

Stay well all - From a very ,only slightly, liquidised Egg at the moment, who has been, once again taken aback from how people feel about Arillas and the website.
Gold stars to Dimitris - I just contribute as every body else!

Negg
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Jo Wissett on July 17, 2008, 08:18:38 PM
NO Eggy, you do SO much more than just contribute.  You let us all live and breathe Arillas all year round.  You always are the voice of reason and never fail to make us laugh.  You fully deserve your 'local celebrity' status.  Oh, and get a pic of my cellulite and I will take all these words back!! :-)
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justlynn on July 18, 2008, 12:18:42 AM
Ha ha, Jo, but you did successfully say just what I had been trying to put into words, so well said!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: JohnJ on July 18, 2008, 03:25:04 PM
Hi Dimitri,  brilliant video of the wind surfers.  Was one of them Sami from Arillas water sports?
John & Ann
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Fiona on July 18, 2008, 03:33:36 PM
Nicely put Jo - my sentiments exactly.
Eggy, you are a Greek national treasure - even if that hasn't been fully recognised by the Greeks themselves yet, we, on the Arillas forum, believe it.

Fiona
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Eggy on July 18, 2008, 08:25:25 PM
Fiona , Jo and Lynn. - what y'all like?

Fiona - Sorry we missed you, and Roy, this year. - Bad tiiming on our part.

Jo. - Camera on zoom ready for a bit of cellulite. ( As long as no one arrests me! )

Lynn - Don't forget a Koum Kuat is for life and not just for Xmas.

Celebrity? - Nah - Just a human bean who takes great pleasure to know that a lot of you enjoy my ramblings. - Celebrities always seem to get the "papparazzi" chasing them, - All I get is the occassional dog who wants a chunk from the trousers.
Or a rebuke or two from Wegg if I overdo afternoon alcohol!

Arillas Today - Well, I've been a bit selfish and only got as far as the Rainbow Bar.
Temps here at Kavvadades are about the same as Arillas and today was, just for a change, around a peaceable 29 deg. - Not a lot of breeze!

So, all I've got to show you is a pic of our "neighbour" who just popped by to wish us a good morning.
(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/148/180708kb9.jpg)

These little creatures slide along the tiles , when disturbed, and are very fascinating to watch. Never be afraid of them peeps. All they want is a quiet life and the ability to hide away sometimes. - Just like all of us really !

Cheers
Negg



Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 18, 2008, 08:36:06 PM
Hi Eggy.

Only got to the Rainbow. Is that all, i wish i had got there. It has been absolutely heaving down here for days.
What would we do without your reports to put a smile on our face.

Extra Jelly Babies in september ha ha  :)

cheers.
riggers..
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: dimitris on July 18, 2008, 11:38:21 PM
Full moon in Arillas tonight!!
 taken just a few minutes ago from a good friend of me
Click on the picture to enlarge...
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: riggers on July 18, 2008, 11:45:35 PM
Hi Dimitris.

WOW that is great. Looks fantastic.  :)

riggers...

Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: beachbum on July 18, 2008, 11:54:10 PM
Wow
The site gets more amazing, the photos keep you going for when it is your turn to go.  We are moving into just can't wait mode but unfortunately it is not until October we could not function in the temperatures at the moment.

This weekend is the time to put the sleeps into the diary and from then on it will be countdown time.

Was at KKegworth (near East Midlands) watching the planes land just kept thinking I bet they are sad but at the same time that I have Arillas to look forward to.

all good

Yammas to you all
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Marika on July 19, 2008, 12:28:01 AM
Wow, amazing!

The photo looks fantastic!
Can I have that in the normal size! ;)

Thank you for posting that :-)

Marika x x x
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: Paul & Denise on July 19, 2008, 03:08:05 AM
beachbum
when in October are you going? We are at the Rainbow from 29th September for 2 weeks. I too could not cope with summer temps, though  Denise would be fine, getting excited now as the countdown begins!
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: sharonF on July 19, 2008, 01:04:24 PM
 Dimitris, thanks for the photo of the moon!  It was a full moon when we were there in May but we only saw it once, remember I asked you where you the moon and you replied, deadpan, its in the sky! hahaha. 

Negg, i think we would all keel over without you and your reports to keep us going, and its great to pics of the forum members there. 

Sharon xx
Title: Re: Arillas Today
Post by: justphil on July 19, 2008, 02:06:43 PM
Hi all. So much to do so little time...

We saw the full moon over Tria Adelphia with a FANTASTIC evening with JohntheRef and Dot, Dave and Anne and Dave's bro