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Title: When is everybody going.
Post by: sharonF on February 15, 2008, 05:00:19 PM
Been trawling through the photos, flippin heck, I cant wait to go back. 

When is everybody going.

Hopefully it will be May and Sept for me.

sharon x
Title: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on February 15, 2008, 05:03:28 PM
Might just see you in Sept, going 9th till 23rd.

Riggers...
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Post by: blondegirl on February 15, 2008, 05:04:28 PM
we go 11-25th September
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Post by: ger on February 15, 2008, 06:50:13 PM
looks like we are going to miss everybody we are going in june! although i might persuade martin to go in september, after all we will need to chill out after our sons wedding in august!!
ger x
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Post by: Paul C on February 15, 2008, 07:15:24 PM
8th September for two weeks hope to see you all.

Paul
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Post by: Marika on February 15, 2008, 09:27:26 PM
I go from  20 Sept - 14 October! :D

Marika x x x
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Post by: Cheryl2307 on February 15, 2008, 10:35:20 PM
I go from 14th - 28th July and can't wait!!
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Post by: blindpete on February 15, 2008, 11:09:13 PM
23rd Sept for two weeks.
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Post by: Paul & Denise on February 16, 2008, 12:00:02 AM
29th Sept for 2 weeks, wish it was sooner!!
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Post by: Sandy x on February 16, 2008, 12:04:22 AM
May see you again October Paul and Denise...nothing sorted yet...hope you are both ok
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on February 16, 2008, 12:10:50 AM
May 12-19 tria-adelphia
could be back later in the summer too
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Post by: dieter on February 16, 2008, 12:26:31 AM
And I do not t to Greece, shame !!
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Post by: riggers on February 16, 2008, 12:29:50 AM
Come on Dieter you are letting the side Down. lol
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Post by: Paul & Denise on February 16, 2008, 01:05:30 AM
Sandy,
that would be good, Eric & Sue are there as well. I believe that they are also going 12 May (ish) for two weeks. Are you going to post pictures of your place on this site when you next go over?
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Post by: Wendy n Stu on February 16, 2008, 01:32:40 AM
We go 19th May for 2 weeks and then back again 8th Sept for 2 weeks.  Can't wait!  W & S. xx
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Post by: Sandy x on February 16, 2008, 01:36:16 AM
Paul and Denise....will email you some photos when we get back from the next visit. We are definitely staying in it this year and have been assured we can let it out as from 1 May.....watch this space........
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Post by: TerryW on February 16, 2008, 01:37:00 AM
30th June - 14th July - Horizon
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Post by: riggers on February 16, 2008, 01:37:38 AM
Wow, Seems a lot of Forum members are going in September. See you all then, as well as earlier in the Year.

Riggers...
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Post by: Sandy x on February 16, 2008, 01:40:25 AM
September is the only month I've never been to Arillas...will have to rectify this situation.
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Post by: riggers on February 16, 2008, 01:56:37 AM
Yes, Come on Sandy. You know it makes SENSE. Do i sound like DELL BOY. Love you to be There.
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Post by: martin-w on February 16, 2008, 03:09:13 AM
Hi All,
I'll be there from May 2nd. for two weeks at The Bardis Sun Hotel. Hope to meet those of you who will be there then!

Martin.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on February 16, 2008, 09:29:40 AM
We hope to go Aug as usual.
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Post by: Erja on February 16, 2008, 10:45:17 AM
Heidi and I will be there 06.06 - 20.06 so mere 111 sleeps!!!

I fly from Gatwick in the morning and Heidi flies in from Helsinki that same evening. Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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Post by: vivian on February 16, 2008, 11:00:06 AM
5th-19th May, hope to see old friends and new. Viv & Pete
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Post by: sue on February 16, 2008, 11:41:26 AM
i dont know yet
but i went 11th sept the year before so i would like to go then
hopefully meet some of you then
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Post by: Eileen on February 16, 2008, 12:12:47 PM
Sat 3rd-Fri 16th May. Bring it on!!!

Eileenx
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Post by: holliepos on February 16, 2008, 12:44:22 PM
We usually go May bank holiday but have booked this year for july 21st - 2 weeks at the Tria. So, if any body's around with kids (-our daughter's 12). 'hope to bump in to you.

Angie
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Post by: kevin-beverly on February 16, 2008, 02:12:19 PM
HI ALL


1st september for 2 weeks staying at dionysis 2



 kevin
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Post by: Eggy on February 16, 2008, 03:42:12 PM
Sat 3rd-Fri 16th May. Bring it on!!!

Eileenx

Eileen
Where you staying then ? - hee hee hee
Negg
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Post by: Eileen on February 16, 2008, 04:40:30 PM
LOL....I quite fancy that apartment on top of the Marina ;-) :-)



Eileenx
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Post by: Maggie on February 16, 2008, 06:02:44 PM
We will be there from 16th june til 13th july!!! Can't wait. Eggy you had better start organising your diary soon, or you'll never manage to see everyone!
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Post by: Eggy on February 16, 2008, 06:16:15 PM
Maggie
I may have a 2 day desk by May but won' let it interfere with tracjking everyone down.
Excercising my voice muscles as I type.

Eileen
You can't have the new Marina Appt as I've just had to move that illegal gambling den, I organised in someones Villa, to there instead.

I hope we don't miss anyone the week we're back in England - around 15th-22nd May.
Negg

 
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Post by: vivian on February 16, 2008, 08:32:58 PM
It's really going to seem funny saying goodbye to Eggy and Mrs Egg when they are coming back to UK for the wedding and we will still be there, won't it Eileen. lol Viv
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Post by: Eileen on February 16, 2008, 09:24:29 PM
LOL....Eggy you rogue!  So  you found the cards, poker sets and roulette table then?!! ;-)  Pity I can only play snap!

Viv...whey hey I never thought of that...maybe we can bombard Eggs with texts to keep him up to date with wots wot in Arillas!
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Post by: gaye on February 16, 2008, 11:18:24 PM
August 2nd for two weeks
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Post by: jinksy on February 16, 2008, 11:45:15 PM
hi all, we go 7-14 july, cant wait
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Post by: vivian on February 17, 2008, 07:11:54 AM
Your a mind reader Eileen. Love Viv
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Post by: Lisa and Steve on February 17, 2008, 10:49:22 AM
Perhaps we could all move in whilst Eggy and Mrs Eggy are in England. Sure they wouldnt mind.
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Post by: blondegirl on February 17, 2008, 11:52:42 AM
Love the photo Lisa... brings back lovely memories.  Wonder what Pete and Evie will be doing this year,  have you heard if they were moving out there yet?
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Post by: Glenny on February 17, 2008, 03:07:19 PM
There will be eight of us coming 16th to 25th June, can't wait!
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Post by: Lisa and Steve on February 17, 2008, 04:37:38 PM
We did have a great time.Havent heard from them at all.Will have to pm them as dont have e mail address. We will have to try to organize another year.Hope you and Mike are both well.Steve sends his love.xx
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Post by: Eggy on February 17, 2008, 04:43:22 PM
Perhaps we could all move in whilst Eggy and Mrs Eggy are in England. Sure they wouldnt mind.

Only if you alll bring a garden spade and the gardens totally landscaped when we return. Oh and a paintbrush to keep you busy at the end of the week

Negg
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Post by: Shuey on February 18, 2008, 02:58:11 PM
Nice picture Lisa.

I have had many drinks sitting at that table!!
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Post by: gaye on February 18, 2008, 11:45:43 PM
where is that table?
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Post by: Fran on February 19, 2008, 12:17:19 AM
Negg

Can I just say that if you're in the UK between the 15th and the 22nd of May, as your earlier post suggests, I might be a bit miffed as you will have missed the wedding by 2 days!! Just a thought.....

F x
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Post by: Sandy x on February 19, 2008, 02:26:23 AM
LOL Fran....typical man....hope he isn't the bridesmaid....
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Post by: vivian on February 19, 2008, 09:58:58 AM
Hi Fran. Im sure Mum would have told him different in no uncertain terms or even have arrived without him. Lol. As Sandy say's typical man, gives you a wee bit of insight as to what your in for with Tim in a few years time. hehehe Love Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on February 19, 2008, 12:01:31 PM
I thought it would be a good idea to see a calendar of the dates, as posted in this topic.

It gives a quick view of who is in Arillas at the same time.

I have had to do it with Microsoft Publisher, but I am sure that there would be a better way to show this information. Maybe on a "Holiday Calendar" which could be seperate to the "Events Calendar"

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/may.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/June.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/July.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/Aug.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/Sep.jpg)

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/Oct.jpg)
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Post by: Cheryl2307 on February 19, 2008, 12:04:33 PM
Terry, that's fantastic - thank you.  Better add Timbo from 14th-28th July - don't want him sulking and feeling left out!
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Post by: TerryW on February 19, 2008, 12:08:40 PM
Thanks Cheryl - I will try to update once a week. Maybe we can get it to work as soon as we add the dates, so ...... Dimitris please HELP!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Eggy on February 19, 2008, 12:13:19 PM
Negg

Can I just say that if you're in the UK between the 15th and the 22nd of May, as your earlier post suggests, I might be a bit miffed as you will have missed the wedding by 2 days!! Just a thought.....

F x

I will now, at great expense, extend my visiting days to England to be on hand to give you away. - How embarassing that the whole Forum knows I got the date of your wedding wrong. Ooops - You know me and dates.
Negg
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Post by: pg32 on February 19, 2008, 12:26:41 PM
We arrive n the 1st September for 2 weeks, staying at Helios Court Villa!!

Negg - get ready for another quiet afternoon drink!!! ;- )
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Post by: Eileen on February 19, 2008, 12:31:38 PM
Eggy...if ever there was evidence that every good man needs a woman...to keep him right of course! ;-)

Terry, you have been a busy chappie, well done and thanks for your hard work...it will come in very handy. :-)  What's your next project?

Eileenxxx
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Post by: angela01 on February 19, 2008, 12:37:57 PM
fantastic work TerryW !!
about me??
i am here all the year! (hi,hi.hi)
cheers Angela!
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Post by: Timbo on February 19, 2008, 12:44:54 PM
@ Terry - Wow, thats fab! Looks like a lot of work has gone into that & very useful for a lot of you guys on here!

@ Cheryl - Thank you. I don't sulk by the way, well not much! :-)
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Post by: sharonF on February 19, 2008, 03:27:40 PM
Brill Terry, now all I have do is get myself on there! xx

Negg do you understand why we are the superior sex??? x
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Post by: Shuey on February 19, 2008, 03:39:31 PM
Gaye - its at the bardis Sun studios.
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Post by: blondegirl on February 19, 2008, 03:45:25 PM
Sure is!  And we shall be popping in there for pre dinner drinks again and pre bedtime tipple when we are there in September too.
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Post by: Shuey on February 19, 2008, 04:17:08 PM
Thats what we used to do BG.  A couple on the way out and a couple on the way back if they were still open!!
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Post by: ger on February 19, 2008, 05:05:40 PM
please add me, martin and i will be there 20th june until 5th july
thanks
ger x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on February 19, 2008, 05:51:58 PM
The calendar really needs to be interactive so I have created as a trial one at

http://my.calendars.net/arillas/d01/05/2008?display=M&style=B&positioning=A

You can add your own dates using "arillas" as username and "corfu" as password.

This can be used to write a html file that can be used on the forum
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Post by: Dave n Anne on February 19, 2008, 06:10:11 PM
Cheryl ,Timbo and Holispos ( hope I got that right 0

We are in Arillas from 14th to 28th July , hope to see you all at some point .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
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Post by: Timbo on February 19, 2008, 06:31:23 PM
@ Terry - Brilliant! very easy to use. That's me added! :-)

@ Dave n Anne - Looking forward to meeting up with you both! :-)
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Post by: riggers on February 19, 2008, 10:42:47 PM
Yes it's very good Terry. Good on Ya. I will be filling some more of them Dates in.:)
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Post by: gaye on February 20, 2008, 12:08:55 AM
brilliant Terry...thanks for that
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Post by: carol2 on February 20, 2008, 12:40:04 AM
Can't believe I actually managed to do that without any help from the kids!!
Either it was very easy or I'm getting good on this computer thingy!!!
If I carry on at this rate I'll be typing using 2 fingers by the time I go to Arillas!!
Thanks Terry,
Carol2
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Post by: riggers on February 20, 2008, 12:56:06 AM
Hi Erja. S O R R Y.
I seem to have made your June Date the the same as Ours. Please can you change  on the calender cos i'm to thick.
We go on 10th June and you 6th i think.
I owe you and Heidi a MYTHOS or THREE.

Riggers........
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Post by: riggers on February 20, 2008, 01:12:19 AM
I'm sure my MATE TERRY can sort it out.  "Cheers Terry".........
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Post by: martin-w on February 20, 2008, 04:01:01 AM
Brilliant Terry!
I have just looked at the NEW 'calendar'. So far I have been trying to piece together who will be there the same time as me. It's all there now! Looking forward to meeting Eileen, Vivian, and John the ref.
Roll on May!
Yammas,
Martin.
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Post by: Erja on February 20, 2008, 08:45:05 AM
Hello riggers,

No worries! We'll see you in Arillas at any case. Yep, June the 6th is the day we will arrive to Arillas, together but separately :)
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Post by: Vaughan & Angie on February 20, 2008, 09:25:22 AM
We are going 1st - 15th September, so looking forward to it!
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Post by: justphil on February 20, 2008, 10:19:39 AM
Really easy, Terry.Thanks!
Will buy you a drink in the Cocnut during our overlap week!

Best wishes
phil and jen
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Post by: Eggy on February 20, 2008, 03:27:27 PM
Between May and October last year I met 31 forum members + partners + family.
A quick calculation makes that approx 72 people !

If I exceed that figure this year it could mean one of two things.
1. By October 08 I will not be able to stand up.
2. Before Oct 08 my liver would have been donated to medical science as another wonder of the world.

I'll give it my best shot though.
Negg
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Post by: justphil on February 20, 2008, 03:42:40 PM
Wonderful chuckle Negg. After the Black Russian Challenege in July, I might just beat you into the museum....

all the best
phil
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Post by: Eggy on February 20, 2008, 06:54:33 PM
Wonderful chuckle Negg. After the Black Russian Challenege in July, I might just beat you into the museum....

all the best
phil

Two livers from two wise men who already knew "their onions" maybe?
Negg
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Post by: M n M on February 20, 2008, 10:37:03 PM
Neill
If you havn't sobered up or cann't drink anymore by the start of October I'll drink them for you ;-)
Mick
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Post by: justphil on February 21, 2008, 01:15:09 AM
Mick, Jen and me will get there first...

And yes Neggy, we do know our onions. I just think you know more about them than me....

lol
phil
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Post by: Sandy x on February 21, 2008, 02:07:13 AM
I like the new picture phil and jen....I might recognise you now!
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Post by: Dave n Anne on February 21, 2008, 08:29:28 AM
TerryW

I have clicked on the link to have a look and dont know why but all I get is the windows cannot display this page . Any ideas .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
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Post by: kevin.g on February 24, 2008, 10:18:01 PM
above alex,s supermarket,27/06/08-07/07/08..cant wait,
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Post by: riggers on February 24, 2008, 10:20:29 PM
Just miss you by 3 days Kevin. Always another time. Yammas matey

Riggers..
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Post by: patrickjohn on February 24, 2008, 11:12:52 PM
Have just visited
http://my.calendars.net/arillas/d01/05/2008?display=M&style=B&positioning=A
and entered our holiday dates (May 2008).
Think this is a great facility Terry - many thanks.
Now we all know where we are and when.
Regards
PJ
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Post by: Dave n Anne on February 24, 2008, 11:17:03 PM
Hi PJ

Just clicked on the link on your last post and still cant get any result

Any idea mate

Yammas

Dave
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Post by: Lindypops on February 24, 2008, 11:50:28 PM
kevin.g. We`ve stayed there,and it was lovely. Pm me if you want any details.
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Post by: patrickjohn on February 25, 2008, 12:07:25 AM
Hi Dave n Anne
Have just retried the link in my last post and it works for me.
Perhaps you have set your security level in Tools>Internet Options>Security too high.  I have mine set on Medium and feel OK with that.
If that doesn't work think you will have to send a private message to Terry for help.
Best of luck
PJ
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Post by: martin-w on February 25, 2008, 03:23:39 AM
Hi Ashley Liam and Jenifer!
See you also in May!
Yammas,
Martin.
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Post by: Dave n Anne on February 25, 2008, 02:54:02 PM
Thanks PJ

Tried that and still no joy .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
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Post by: TerryW on February 25, 2008, 04:06:09 PM
Hi Dave n Anne

Try this link ........     http://my.calendars.net/arillas
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Post by: Dave n Anne on February 26, 2008, 12:48:58 AM
Hi Terry

Sorry tried that and still no joy

Dave
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Post by: chorltonfiona on February 26, 2008, 01:48:57 PM
We arrive 2nd August for 2 weeks, same as Gaye!

Fiona
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Post by: blondegirl on February 27, 2008, 12:29:10 AM
I managed to see the calender... brilliant idea!  You can see exactly who will be out there at the same time..
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Post by: TerryW on February 27, 2008, 10:31:56 PM
I was just looking at the calendar and thought that it would be good idea to book a table (hopefully a long table) at the Brouklis for a night when we are there together. It could be a fun night eating together and we could keep Dimitris out of mischief.

Its just an idea and it would be difficult to fit in with everyone on a two week stay, due to overlaps.

Eggy and Wegg would just have to cancel their social life for the Summer months as it would be nice if they joined in.

I appreciate that some people will want to "do their own thing" and not want to join in but for myself I think it would be sad to not meet people who I communicate with nearly every day of the year.

Its just another mad idea for a bit of brainstorming.
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Post by: TerryW on February 27, 2008, 10:57:21 PM
Dave n Anne,

What browser do you use and how fast is your internet link? I have found that the my.calendars.net site is a bit slow  and connections can time out.

Firefox loads the site faster than Internet Explorer.

There is some software available at  http://www.visualroute.com/lite.html that will help you to trace a route to any web site from your PC. The download is free and is quick to install.

I hope this helps and if it doesn't we will try again till it does work.
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Post by: gaye on February 27, 2008, 11:06:20 PM
looks like we're on our own the first 2 weeks in August!!
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Post by: riggers on February 27, 2008, 11:10:44 PM
Hi Gaye
Chorltonfiona is there the first two weeks in August.
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Post by: Lisa and Steve on February 28, 2008, 09:18:41 AM
No you wont Gaye we arrive on Fri 1st for two weeks.
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Post by: blondegirl on February 28, 2008, 02:51:12 PM
We did that last year a couple of times with the "Galini Gang".  we met a great crowd of people on our first visit the year before last, then last year we actually were all in Arillas again at the same time and met up for a meal in the Captains.  Didnt recognise everyone with their clothes on!!! ;-)  This year we are all going at different times.
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Post by: Dave n Anne on February 28, 2008, 02:55:12 PM
TerryW

Hi Terry

I run internet wxplorer on Vista , have tried the visualroute program and even that says that the address does not exist .

Tahnks anyway will keep trying

Dave n Anne
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Post by: raff on February 28, 2008, 03:36:42 PM
Hi Gaye. 

As you know we are there from July 21st - August 18th.  Sophia & Abbie can't wait.  Sophie has been telling her friends from last year.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on February 28, 2008, 03:47:45 PM
Dave n Anne ,

Try Firefox from www.mozilla.com and I am certain that it will work. The security settings on your IE may be set to high. Windows Defender can also cause connection problems. SP1

If you use a wireless router, turn it off and then turn it back on. This will reset the network settings by assigning a new IP address and rebind the TCP  protocols to the network layer.

Try disabling the firewall before you try the website, but remember to turn it back on again.

I am sure that Firefox will work.

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Post by: gaye on February 29, 2008, 12:56:08 AM
lol riggers chorlton fiona is coming with us
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Post by: wayne on March 01, 2008, 02:15:25 AM
11>25th august for me this year.
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Post by: Eggy on March 02, 2008, 06:18:09 PM
Terry
Just noticed your post of 27th Feb.

I think I've said, on another topic, but what we miss, living in Corfu, is our 4 weeks holiday a year.
Oh to be in Arillas, walking distance to all the Tavernas that we love. Oh to be able to have those few extra drinks and not have to get in a car to get home.
( I can wobble back to a local appt as well as anybody )

We budget for about 56 nights out per year and probably 30 of those are between May to Sept. We are lucky here that Wegg, being a diddy person, has a small appetite and. quite often, has a couple of starters which fill her up. I can order less for me on the understanding that I can dispose of what Wegg doesn't want.

I calculate that we could go out 5 nights every week between May to Sept but in 4 years we would have shaved a year off our living in Corfu budget.
( Pity I can't win the Lotto)

All this said, If we can get to any big evening get together then we will. Even if it's only few a couple of drinks mid evening, just to say hello.
And, too be fair,all some people want is a quick hello.
( Personal time and all that jazz. Nothing wrong there. Holidays aren't appointments )

I love to put faces to names and, as said before, most afternoons I can be found in the Coconut.
To any forum member who hasn't met me then just come and say hello.

( After all - We know when you're here - We have the calendar.!)
Negg

ps. Off course I could get a regular 9-5 in the summer to go out more but then, that's what we came to Corfu to get out of.




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Post by: justphil on March 02, 2008, 07:28:16 PM
Hi Eggy. Jen and me just read your post and are lost for words. As usual though, we'll find some...

We also don't see our future life as one long holiday, but like you, we'll miss the anticipation, the packing, the arrival etc. The being able to have one or two too many and waddle up the hill to Annas or Alex's.

Like you, we would love to do Terry's Brouklis night (yes, Terry mate, put our names down - I'll bring the Christopsomo...) If it's only a meet-and-greet or a night-long party, we will love it.

And as for 9 to 5, as far as I'm concerned, Dolly Parton can keep it.

love and best wishes
phil and jenny
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Maggie on March 02, 2008, 07:40:14 PM
Eggy, you could have a week in Arillas, just for a rest! Just think, no flights!!!!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on March 04, 2008, 04:59:07 PM
Maggie
We did think of that. Renting our house for a month and staying in an appt.
Don't think so though.
Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on March 04, 2008, 06:27:27 PM

Hi everybody,

We're going back in May from the 17th to the 25th & we're staying in rooms above the Brouklis!
I'm so excited, I can hardly contain myself!

Christian & I came to Arillas for the first time last September & like so many of you - fell for it hook, line & sinker!
We had always promised ourselves a trip to the Island in Spring time as we traditionally go early Sept.
We stayed at the Akti last year, but I was really keen to try & do it independantly this time round as the costs of flights, accomodation just wasn't doing it for me I'm afraid!

Anyway, long story short. We've booked through Easy Jet - cracking deal on the flights from Gatwick & we also get an extra night which I'm certainly not complaining about.
I'm really pleased to be staying at the Brouklis & meeting Dimitris & family & I hope there will be some forum members around when we're there?

On a slightly different note. I was on the Easy Jet website ( fairly obvious considering we're flying with them)&they also taxi runs form the Airport to all the various resorts.
Out of curiousity I looked at the cost to Arillas & what they're asking is considerably more than Dimitris' cousin - so I know who I'm booking with & I reckon we're really lucky folks - 50 Euros without the hassle of waiting for the coach etc is SO worth it!

Glad I could share our news & would be interested to hear how other folk are making their way there?

I would like to say 'hello' Eggy as you are it has to be said, a bit of a legend, but I'm a bit shy & don't want to hassle you!
I'm sure after a large glass of wine, I might overcome my nerves though!

See you all soon!

PS: It's my 37th birthday at the end of the month. I tried to stick it on the calendar, but not sure if I got it right?!?
Oh boy! I'm getting old!!

Becky B.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on March 04, 2008, 07:04:40 PM
Hi Becky.
What a Grand post you just done there.

You don't need a Large glass of Wine to say Hello to Eggy. He's a nice Chap (Honestly). He also doesn't bite, well i don't think he does. A glass of Ouzo and he's anyones.LOL.
Happy Holidays...

Riggers.....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on March 04, 2008, 07:21:05 PM

Aw! Shucks!
Thanks for saying that Riggers - that was really kind of you!

The thing is, most people would be more than fine if you were to approach them & mentioned the forum etc. I think it's just a case of being slightly reserved & not wanting to 'bug' people - after all, it is their holiday.
But you're right. I'm sure Eggy would be fine if I popped over & said 'hello'.

I'm so excited. May can't come quickly enough now. When are you going?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on March 04, 2008, 07:25:36 PM
We are going twice. June 10th - 24th and  Sept 9th- 23rd.
Can't wait like yourself.

Riggers..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on March 05, 2008, 10:21:55 AM
OOO my, Your post has just brought our first day ever in Arillas to mind.
We went to see Dimitris and there was this chap in the corner that Dimitris introduced us to, we were polite and said hello then our meal came so we got on with it. At the end of the night this guy came over to say goodnight and of he went. I turned round to Pete and said "I dont know if im ment to know that fella or not his not to friendly is he maybe his shy" and we carried on with our everning. The next day we went for a walk and the same guy came up to us and said " I didn't like to join you on your table as I didn't want to impose on your holiday". These days when we get to Arillas we cant wait to see this fella and his wife. Yep youve guessed it Eggy and Wegg and believe me they could never be imposition if they tried. We love them both, dont worry about being shy you dont have to think of things to talk about Eggy will lead the conversation for you. LOL Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on March 05, 2008, 10:59:06 AM
When we went to Arillas last year after a couple of day's we went "Eggy Hunting".
Walked into the Coconut and saw a guy with a shaved head.
So I goes over and say's to him "Are you Eggy"?
This bloke looked at me as if I'd just murdered all of his family !
Wrong bloke !
Anyway we met him a little bit later and he wasn't half as scary as the first guy !
Just be careful who you ask is "Eggy" in a bar !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on March 05, 2008, 11:11:23 AM

But you're right. I'm sure Eggy would be fine if I popped over & said 'hello'.


Eggy doesn't mind one little bit. But as Viv said, and very nicely too, we never like to impose on anyone's holiday. We beleive that holidays are very personal to all.
However, if someone says, " Im in the Coconut/Malibu tomorrow,fancy an ouzo?"................

But we are back in England for a wedding on the 22nd May so, depending what flight we get home we may not be here that week. ( possibly be around on the 17th/18th )

Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on March 05, 2008, 06:01:11 PM
My hubby gets people saying "are you Eggy".WE find this quite funny,especially when the real Eggy is hiding in the corner.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on March 05, 2008, 06:09:57 PM
Lisa d,

I have a feeling that Helen and myself sat by you when we had our first ever meal in Brouklis, last year. I asked you about Eggy, and you said he wasn't there that night but you did point out blondegirl to me.

It was the first time that we had met any forum members and the first time we had met Dimitris. That was only 8 month ago but it seems like years.

TerryW
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on March 05, 2008, 07:06:34 PM

This has turned out to be a really funny little thread!

Maybe we should all get t'shirts?

We could have two types on the go. One that reads " I've met Eggy & have the T'shirt to prove it!"

And another one (for mere novices like me) that reads, " I'm looking for Eggy" on one side & on the other side " Ouzo Anyone?"

We could even try themed ones - what about the Easter T'shirt that might read " I'm on an Egg(y) Hunt!"

Sorry. That was really, really corny wasn't it!

What does everyone else think?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on March 05, 2008, 07:20:18 PM
OR..................................

Dimitris @ Brouklis could sell "Donkeys Hind Legs" with a printed warning.
" You will need these in case you meet Eggy ! "

Everyone picks on me 'cause I'm such a nice person.
( And I don' drink a lot of Ouzo, I spill most of it ! )
Eggy

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on March 05, 2008, 07:31:34 PM

That's a great logo Eggy - a lot more catchier than mine & seeing as we're staying at the Brouklis when we come back in May, I think I should be the first to 'model' it - unless other Forum members can think of other snappy 'Eggy T'shirt logo's!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on March 05, 2008, 07:38:51 PM
Ok did it again
Booked for July fly out 14th 10pm from Birmingham for two weeks (Christos Apartments)
But lets get the Week in May done first (Tria-Adelphia)
cant wait on both counts
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on March 05, 2008, 08:08:21 PM
Well done to you John. You just couldn't resist it eh?.

riggers...
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on March 05, 2008, 09:42:11 PM
I felt the same way about approaching Eggy when I thought I saw him walking along the beach... shall I, shan't I.... now I have seen a proper photo I realise now it was someone else.  Now this year I shall definately keep my eyes open and say Hi properly.  Perhaps you could wear a recognisable hat Eggy, then we wont make any embarassing mistakes.

Remember meeting you Terry in the Brouklis.. also Peter and Evie were there as well.  I was a bit embarassed to say the least that people did recognise me as BG the first time, no getting away from it now though unless I change my hair color.

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on March 05, 2008, 10:09:16 PM
Terry w.

My husband Steve does remember you from the Brouklis. I dont but being a Manchester united fan I wouldnt. Hopefully will see you again.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Bet on March 05, 2008, 10:44:50 PM
We will be there 30th May until 27th June and cannot wait to meet up with old  and new friends. Last year was the first time we plucked up courage to speak to Forum members, but it does get easier as the wine flows!. We met Sharon F and Billy on their first night  back in Arilas at Vavilas Fish restaurant and on our next visit to Vavilas I realised that Vivian and Pete were sat at the next table.
 Happy holidays to everyone whenever you visit
Bet and Edith
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on March 05, 2008, 11:45:42 PM
John the ref

Hi mate we are there the same two weeks in july staying with Phil at tria adelphia      (again)  maybe catch you both for a drink or two .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on March 06, 2008, 12:23:17 AM
Dave n Anne
Will be at Philps (Tria) from 12th May
That drink will be a cert  will be in to see Philip in July
Mine's a Diet Coke Whats Yours
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sharonF on March 07, 2008, 03:37:05 PM
Hiya Bet!  Remember meeting you and Edith, you had read the reviews of Vavilas on here, tried it and loved it as I recall.  (that takes some doing after Thomas' wine!)

Hoping to return in May but cant get dates sorted yet, hope to see you both again if i'm there same time

Sharon x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Holly on March 09, 2008, 08:20:17 PM
<but being a Manchester united fan>

Commiserations on yesterday.

However as we live in Barnsley I'm glad we won't be playing you in the cup!!!

We will be back 19th - 26th September. I am really looking forward to being there, but it means that our summer (if we have one) will be over, so I won't say I can't wait.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Oikodomophobia on March 11, 2008, 11:11:28 PM
June 2nd Me and Caroline,( 1 week) No kids staying with the Grandparents

then back again on July 25th for two weeks with Abigail and Matthew.

Then hopefully once more before the end of the season

then of course depending on Easy Jet might even make a winter visit, it will be nice to fly there without the stop over in Athens.

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on March 11, 2008, 11:33:05 PM
Is everyone on the Calendar?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on March 11, 2008, 11:35:58 PM
I think 2 Calenders are required for Oikodomophobia!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Oikodomophobia on March 11, 2008, 11:49:07 PM
Happy days start in June. i will be having a couple of beers at the Horizon with Marino
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: moi2travel on March 12, 2008, 03:41:11 PM
28th July - morning flight from manchester - 8 of us
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on March 12, 2008, 07:07:43 PM
TerryW

Hi terry just tried the calender again and it now works fine (dont know why just one of those things )I can see who is going and when , I see that we are down for our date's in july if you added them thanks very much . John the ref & dot mines an ouzo look forward to seeing you for a drink or two and anyone else who is there ie everybody up for a beer 1 night while we are all there .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on March 12, 2008, 11:20:46 PM
Would be nice if forum members could get together when we are over in the summer
Lets pick a location, time, and date.
would be nice to get together and meet.

The following are all in town on the 22 July
Shall we fix it up?

Cheryl2307
holliepos
Timbo
craig w and family
Dave n Ann
John the Ref & Dot

Your defiantly on for that ouzo at the Tria Dave/Ann

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on March 13, 2008, 12:45:17 AM
Sad jen and me will miss you by one day! We'll have one on the plane for you all!

best wishes
philandjen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: holliepos on March 13, 2008, 12:48:51 PM
Usually a bit busy catching up with friends for the first few days, but decide on a time and a place, and we'll try and be there!

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on March 13, 2008, 04:55:20 PM
We are there also so would definitely join you for a drink
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Cheryl2307 on March 14, 2008, 11:47:27 AM
You can count me in John, it's lovely meeting fellow forum members!  Just don't let me sit on a bar stool in the Coconut if I'm on the ouzo!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on March 15, 2008, 12:37:54 AM
Thanks for your replies on the matter of meeting up in July,
As we are all in town on Tuesday 22 July lets make it 8.00pm in the Coconut
See you all there
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: les.gesltd on March 15, 2008, 03:05:14 AM
we go August 9th -25th, are we the only ones who are tied to the school holidays?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on March 15, 2008, 09:25:32 AM
We should be there then.Hoping to fly on the 1st Aug if all goes to plan.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on March 15, 2008, 01:23:32 PM
How about making it a regular thing?

i.e. Every Tuesday, forum members meet up in the Coconut at 8.00 pm.

Opinions invited.

Angie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul C on March 15, 2008, 02:04:04 PM
Not a bad suggestion Angie. It would be nice to put names and faces together.
Paul
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on March 15, 2008, 02:24:28 PM
One advantage I can see in doing this, is that I can imagine that not all forum members would welcome being approached in a restaurant, or on the beach etc. by complete strangers, with an "Excuse me , but are you......?"
They may wish to keep their identity concealed, and consider it an invasion of privacy.
If we do it this way, then we can assume that anyone in 'Forum corner' at 8.00pm is probably a forum member wanting to meet others.

(Sorry Johntheref, I seem to have hijacked your idea! - will a large Metaxa or Ouzo suffice as an apology?

Angie (formerly known as Holliepos)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on March 15, 2008, 02:40:02 PM
(- on a roll now- another advantage I've just thought of)

It would also make it easier for people tavelling on their own to meet people.

Can anyone see any disadvantages, 'cos I think I may be being a bit blinkered here!!

Angie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on March 15, 2008, 02:43:39 PM
That's a good suggestion John, it was interesting to read Angie's thoughts too.  We find that there is not enough time on holiday to meet up with everyone we would like to, so we would probably take advantage of the 'members corner'.

I can't think of a down side Angie... just don't suggest we wear a red rose, or t-shirt or anything remotely naffy like that! ;-)

Eileenx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on March 15, 2008, 03:38:27 PM
Oh Eileen,

You killjoy!

I was going to suggest knotted hankies, braces and socks with sandals.(- I would insert a smiley face here, but haven't worked out how to do it yet!)

Angie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on March 15, 2008, 03:48:18 PM
Oh Eileen,

You killjoy!

I was going to suggest knotted hankies, braces and socks with sandals.(- I would insert a smiley face here, but haven't worked out how to do it yet!)

Angie

LOL....the men can wear what they want... ...white high heels and a denim mini skirt will do me fine! ;-)  (have I missed out anything?)

Eileenx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on March 15, 2008, 04:54:35 PM
Eggy has a head start!  He could wear that stripey vest top he found on the beach and we would all recognise him then!  Sorry, I just couldnt help myself! ;-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on March 15, 2008, 06:51:39 PM
You little tinker BG. ( Anyway it cuts me under the arms. )
Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on March 17, 2008, 01:41:59 PM
Hi All And John The Ref

22nd july sounds good to me , I also like the idea of the forum corner at 8pm in the coconut as people have said if you are there it means you are happy to meet other members of the forum .

Yammas

Dave n Anne

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sharonF on March 17, 2008, 03:20:05 PM
Brilliant idea, john the ref and angie.  Cant we do eggy's crazy handshake, like he did in the thallassa though?  That photo still makes me laugh.

LOL BG, x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on March 17, 2008, 06:46:26 PM
Adding this a bit late but we will be there from 5th May to the 19th.  7 weeks today and still counting.  I tried to add this to the Calendar, but must be a bit thick today!
Lynn :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on March 17, 2008, 06:56:48 PM
Lynn/Colin

I have added you, there are quite a few people there with you

Martin-W
Eileen
Vivian
John the Ref & Dot
Patrickjohn
Lynn/Colin
Ashley, Liam & Jennifer.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on March 17, 2008, 10:41:40 PM
If I remember correctly it was TerryW who first mentioned on another topic about forum members getting together to have a drink.
Looks like this could become a weekly event
Best ask Eggy if he can arrange a sign to be put up in the corner of the coconut.
Could be busy on Tuesday nightís
13th May will be my first visit to the forum corner,
look forward to seeing any other members who will be there.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on March 18, 2008, 12:49:25 AM
Thanks for adding us, Terry.

Looking forward to meeting up with everyone on the list.
Yammas!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tubedude on March 18, 2008, 06:38:25 PM
we go in 47 days - 5th May, and we're bring the little 'un with us this time, so look out Arillas, and the Rainbow Bar.

Jimmy, Get that mythos on the bar ready.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on March 24, 2008, 11:05:11 AM
6 weeks today. yipee
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Peckedhen on March 24, 2008, 11:36:38 AM
The first 17 days of June staying at the Marina Hotel- can't work out the calendar though! :oops:

David and Sue
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ger on March 24, 2008, 12:03:11 PM
we're going to be there on the 23rd june now, for 2 weeks. nothing we could do about the flight change, we could have cancelled and re booked, flying from a different airport, for DOUBLE THE PRICE!!! martin has sorted out the new dates with his boss, luckily! this happened to us last year, we were going to the pelopennese, but they cancelled the flight completely that time! that happened around easter time, i wonder if they re view the flight timetable then? so is it worth booking up early when all you get is more hassle and having to juggle everything around!
sorry moan over! just looking forward to being there now
ger x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Oikodomophobia on March 24, 2008, 09:58:49 PM
Is any one there while i am there week beginning June 2nd, beer in the Horizon anyone?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on March 25, 2008, 08:04:30 AM
Hello Oikodomophobia,

Heidi and I will be there 06.06-20.06 and we are always up for a beer or two :)

Look at the topic: http://www.arillas.com/page/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,165/topic,3221.0/lang,en




Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: upstertg69 on March 25, 2008, 03:37:25 PM
may 19th for 1 week from glasgow t.cook staying at dionyssos 1 anyone want to share a taxi .there r 2 of us
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on March 25, 2008, 03:38:44 PM
4 weeks today.....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on March 25, 2008, 03:43:12 PM

Christian & I are going on May 17th to May 25th & staying above the Brouklis. I don't know why I'm having problems trying to pop it on the calendar - but I am, even though Dimitris has emailed me everything I need to do!!

Just being rather silly I expect!!

It will be lovely to see anyone else who might be there at that time & May can't come quickly enough as far as we're concerned!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on March 25, 2008, 04:24:43 PM
You are on here Becky

http://my.calendars.net/arillas/d05/05/2008?authenticate=&display=M&style=B

If the page doesn't load first time just refresh the page
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on March 25, 2008, 05:36:39 PM

Cor! How about that!! I guess I'm not as daft as I thought I was.
That's great. Thanks for letting me know Terry :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on March 25, 2008, 05:37:01 PM
11 weeks today........
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on March 25, 2008, 05:47:41 PM
Not long now then riggers
Seven weeks for me
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on March 25, 2008, 05:51:58 PM

Seven weeks, four days for us...it hardly seems real!
I wish it were tomorrow.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on March 29, 2008, 09:16:41 AM
Well i only booked yesterday for the 15th of august at the mathraki studios but already looking forward to it sand sea mythos kleftico stamna stiffado mmmm
Heres a pic of me in 2002 on the end of Arillas jetty
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w1/TNEW349484/C55Tony.jpg)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on March 29, 2008, 05:07:01 PM
Hi Tony, Just noticed your pic, whats the bike and where is it? nosey ain't I. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on March 29, 2008, 05:18:58 PM
Hi Vivian the bike is a racing sidecar i was the passenger on it for 10 years the pic was taken at the IOM TT in 1986
I was looking at your web site your not far from me in holmfirth i live in Idle the other side of bradford from you heres a bigger pic of the sidecar from the Isle of Man TT
                                       Tony :-)

(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w1/TNEW349484/TT1.jpg)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: M n M on March 29, 2008, 06:41:28 PM
Tony, you'll not believe this but I will up in Wrose and I still ride most days on a TDM,
small world init. Mick
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: M n M on March 29, 2008, 06:55:58 PM
Tony, sorry, should have said, live up in Wrose, might even see you about. Mick
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on March 29, 2008, 07:15:20 PM
Small world Mick are you going to Arillas this year ?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on March 30, 2008, 05:03:28 PM
Wow Tony, I always wanted to hang of like that but my Dad wouldn't let me, I always had to ride pillion but had a 650 bonnie a few months before I got pregnent with our Michelle a long time ago and then Pete said I shouldnt be rideing. What a bummer that was. To say I first went pillionn at 3 years old with a leather belt round me tied to Dad and now I have only been on a bike about 3-4 times in 38 yrs. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: lynne on March 30, 2008, 07:56:10 PM
May 26th for 2 weeks for us 3 Arillians :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on March 30, 2008, 08:53:25 PM
possibly sept but not booking till i have had my  main holiday.
wont have the deposit till june
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on March 31, 2008, 01:07:37 AM
My best viv, was my one and only time on a Harley. Brilliant.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on April 16, 2008, 10:45:52 AM
These lucky people must be getting excited.

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/may1.jpg)

I know Sandy will also be there.

Maybe we could have a " These members are there" topic and post a weekly calendar?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on April 16, 2008, 01:11:18 PM
I am getting very excited....this time next week I should be there and in my house. There will be loads to do and it is very much a working holiday....but at least I will be in Arillas!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ger on April 16, 2008, 01:30:24 PM
oh sandy you lucky thing! need any labourers? i'm a dab hand at decorating, gardening, cleaning................anything!!!!!
ger x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: martin-w on April 16, 2008, 02:15:07 PM
Just over two weeks to go!
Mixture of excitement and apprehension re the 'solo' flight.
Got my window seat booked with Thomsonfly, got my money sorted. Looking forward to meeting you all.
Martin.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Cheryl2307 on April 16, 2008, 02:21:01 PM
Sandy, you lucky thing!  I hope it's not too stressful for you and you manage a few sessions down your end of the beach!!  Bet coming home wil be even harder now!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on April 16, 2008, 03:52:44 PM
Thanks Cheryl...I'm sure I'll get to the beach at some point...if it gets too hot for work....lol...although I am not expecting brilliant weather. Will also make time for a few retsinas....

Thanks for the offer, ger....need all those jobs except hopefully not decorating!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on April 16, 2008, 05:18:04 PM
Good luck Sandy.

You know Jen and me will be with you there in spirit (ouzo, vodka???) if not helping with all the work! I will up to my neck in marking, revision classes etc, but definitely for the last time! And Jen will be doing what she does best.... very little!

So glad for you.

Phil and Jenny

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on April 16, 2008, 05:25:37 PM
Thanks Phil and Jen and for all your recent support. Will raise a glass to absent friends when I am there....or maybe even two!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ann marie on April 20, 2008, 09:23:46 PM
27th July - 10th August :):)
12 of us going :) i cant wait
x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MandP on April 21, 2008, 02:04:19 AM
Hi! We're staying at the Tria Adelphi for 2 weeks from 9th June :-) :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on April 21, 2008, 02:07:59 AM
May see you about Mandp we arrive 10th june........... :)  :)

riggers..........
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on April 21, 2008, 12:05:36 PM
12 weeks today , but hey who's counting lol
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on April 21, 2008, 12:07:30 PM
I am :D

ONLY 46 sleeps to go....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnJ on April 21, 2008, 03:54:22 PM
Arriving Monday 12th May for two weeks.  Looking forward to meeting everyone as usual.
John & Ann
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: judith on April 21, 2008, 07:33:54 PM
Hi, We are going for the first time on 8th August, for 2 weeks.  Will anybody be there!!!

Judith
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on April 21, 2008, 07:54:25 PM
Judith

We will.

Negg & Wegg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on April 21, 2008, 09:08:08 PM
Just got home from work so can now start to pack.....yammas! Leaving at 2am....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on April 21, 2008, 10:03:35 PM
Sandy

What's your ETA to Arillas??

Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on April 21, 2008, 10:44:05 PM
11pm tomorrow....just in time for a drink! We have a 9 hour wait in Athens....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on April 21, 2008, 11:11:11 PM
Have a good, safe trip Sandy and get that camera working.

I hope you remembered the Jelly babies.

We will look out for you in the chatroom " live from Arillas".

Terry
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on April 21, 2008, 11:49:41 PM
Thanks Terry......will try to get on the forum but fear I will be up to my neck in cleaning and unpacking boxes. But I will get some photos....

Take care all  -  see you soon

Sandy x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on April 22, 2008, 02:08:48 AM
Bon voyage, Sandy. Don't worry about us all - just have one for us....

Yoy know you waaaant to...

love
Phil and Jenny
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on April 22, 2008, 02:13:23 AM
Hi you two....too excited to try and sleep....setting off in just under two hours. Can't wait....will gladly have several for you!!

Bye for now

Lots of love

Sandy x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on April 22, 2008, 09:42:07 AM
Hope you had a good journey and enjoy yourself.Give Dimitris a big hug from Lisa.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on April 22, 2008, 10:00:52 AM
Sandy, Hope to see you everning of the 5th shame you have to get a plane on the 6th. Love Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on April 22, 2008, 11:07:16 AM
I couldnt get onto the forum yesterday so I missed saying goodbye.  So when you pick this up again.

GLAD YOU ARRIVED SAFELY AND WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on April 22, 2008, 03:55:08 PM
Have a great time Sandy. All the best.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: judith on April 22, 2008, 09:01:11 PM
Hi Negg and Wegg,
 
We will look out for you!

Judith
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on May 12, 2008, 11:02:33 AM
If you are reading this at work, spare a thought for these people who are in Arillas today.


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Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Vaughan & Angie on May 12, 2008, 11:20:06 AM
We are going 1 September for two weeks.  Seems ages away.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on May 12, 2008, 01:12:00 PM
If you are reading this at work, spare a thought for these people who are in Arillas today.

I am reading this at work and giving out a deep sigh with a twinge of jealousy.
But on the bright side: ONLY 25 sleeps to D-day :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on May 12, 2008, 01:19:19 PM
That little green frog on your ticker will soon hop along to departure day which must be about 6th June.
Sadly we'll have come back six days earlier so will miss you, but never mind I hope that most of us forum folk will meet up sooner or later in Arillas.
Best wishes
PJ
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on May 12, 2008, 11:12:27 PM
Hi,everyone. Just been reading this about when people are off to Arillas. Heather and I hopefully will be there at end of August/first week September. Last year we came back from Jimmy and Spiros Rainbow on 15 October. First week was great- second week a washout. What have other peoples` experiences been in October? End of September will be the latest for us,I think. As soon as we leave to come home,we miss the place. For me its the tranquility that does it. We head off yo Kerkyra when we need some excitement. Even tho we`ve been three times before,any extra info would be gratefully received by us both. Bye for now,Arillas freaks!!!!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on May 13, 2008, 12:20:15 AM
Hi Paul, we go on the 11th September for two weeks.  This will be the first time we have been in September so we are hoping it wont be a "washout" as well.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 13, 2008, 12:32:36 AM
Just posted this a minute ago but it seems to have got lost, so here goes again....

Hi Paul

We are hoping to be in Arillas for all of September including our 36th anniversary, so might see you there. Still working on it...

We were also there for the last week of the season - your second week. Yes it rained a lot, but we seemed to get past that. I even swam in the sea - it was really quite warm.

Met Eggy in the Coconut twice, and he took a picture of us which he posted in Arillas Today. We were newbie forum members then and barely knew anything about it. 400 posts later, they seem to believe I'm now an Arillas Expert....lol

We did find that we ate and drank more than usual, but ask others about that....

Come rain or shine, we just love to renew all our friendships and make new ones. That is the essence of Arillas. As Terry says, there are no strangers, only friends you have yet to meet. We even welcomed an Arillas local to our house near Glastonbury this year.

You sound like you are becoming Arillas Addicts. From our experience it only takes once!

Best wishes
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul & Denise on May 13, 2008, 02:41:44 AM
Paul, We were at Rainbow staying in Dionysis 2  for the same 2 weeks as you!! Week 2 was a wash out -mini tornado at sea and all, but we still had a great time as always. back again 30 September for two weeks, hogging the bar stools!!
Best wishes
Paul & Denise
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dwg69 on May 13, 2008, 08:31:55 AM
I have just ten days to go

Derek

ps Tickets not here yet :(
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: garythebike on May 13, 2008, 09:43:17 AM
the missus, myself and our 4 year old arrive at mirage studios on 10th june. I've been to Arillas once before and loved it, hope it has'nt changed too much.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on May 13, 2008, 11:34:15 AM
Hello garythebike,

Welcome to the forum and I believe Arillas has changed too much :)

See you in the Forum Corner either tuesday 10th or 17th in the Coconut and I believe it is happening also in Malibu as well on Thursdays :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on May 13, 2008, 06:31:10 PM
Welcome to the forum and I believe Arillas has changed too much :)

It should read actually : I believe Arillas has NOT changed too much

Pardon my french :D

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: johnandlynn on May 13, 2008, 08:57:09 PM
hi paul we are going to arrilas at the same time as you we tried mid august....too hot so we tried end of september too cold for night swimming so last week in august firsr of september sounds ideal. we have always stayed at annas where are you staying?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on May 13, 2008, 11:12:31 PM
Hi,everyone. Thanks for the replies. To Paul and Denise, I do remember you. You were in the next room to us. And, yes, there was a tornado at sea. I`ll never forget it. Luckily it didn`t turn inland. Thanks also to you all for welcoming me to this fab forum. Got a problem tho folks. Heather loves Arillas,but she wants to go to Rome before we head back. So I have to use my charm to persuade her to return in Aug/Sep. I am definitely interested in meeting forum members in resort. If we do book,it looks like being last minute, so it could be any accomodation. Perhaps we`ll tme it for the festival. If we don`t make it this year, we`ll definitely make it next year. Has anyone stayed at Marvelous hotel and what was it like?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 14, 2008, 01:09:01 AM
hi paul

was it 2002? here is Marika's picture of it - stunning! She is the forum's adopted photographer and for very good reasons...

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/7181/tornadoxz1.jpg

You can find it in the picture gallery on the site.

If you're out in Arillas in September, every chance we will be about. We will be partying on our 36th wedding annivsersary on 23rd, and Anna's Kostas birthday is on same day, so hope to see you then!!

Black Russians all round...
Phil

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on May 14, 2008, 01:11:45 AM
will look out for you then phil... we are there 11-25th Sept.  we had our 36th this year in April too.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 14, 2008, 01:59:46 AM
hi BG
we kept up with your 36 earlier in the year, and so glad you had a wonderful anniversary! Gets easier the more it is.....

Still not fixed for September but it will be when we get back after July. Will post details then. We're going anyway - just the silly details to sort out like cat-care. Jen and me agreed it again tonight.

take care
Phil


Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on May 14, 2008, 10:17:13 AM
I agree it does get easier... like a comfortable pair of slippers you dont want to get rid of!
Why try to wear a new pair in when the old ones are still usable and loved!  lol!

We were at our nephews wedding on Saturday and the service was talking about them being best friends as they are lasting and I think that is very true.  So to have a best friend for over 36 years and can still plan holidays without having a row about where you are going is pretty special!  No arguments when it comes to Arillas eh?

I wished we could spend more than two weeks in Arillas but we didnt think we would be able to got at all this year so are so pleased to be able to do 2 weeks at least.  Mikes self employed so although we do have a cat too, finding someone to look after work here for two weeks is hard enough to sort out.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul C on May 14, 2008, 08:49:47 PM
Blonde girl, how right you are in everything you say in your last post. This year is our 38th on the 22nd August. We have known each other for 40 years now (and it don't seem a day to much),that makes us sound really old !! Agree with what you state about holidays in Arillas no arguments  there. Arrive on 8th Sept just before you, so beware the two silly old f##ts charging about on a motor scooter like a pair of demented MODS.
Paul


Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: LilnJay on May 14, 2008, 10:47:26 PM
Hi all, what a fantastic web site.... i'm hooked. We are coming to Arillas on the 2nd June for 2 weeks (our first time) and after reading all of your comments and praises we are very excited!! Arillas sounds like just what we are looking for.  We are stayin at  the Makris Apartments and although i gather its a short hike back after a few drinks all other comments seem to be fine.... a walk is always fun when a little bit tipsy!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on May 15, 2008, 01:35:55 PM
Welcome to the forum! You will love Arillas, take it from us! Before you know it you will have your 'regular visitor' badge and will be giving your own advice! June is a lovely time to go the weather should be lovely and hot.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on May 15, 2008, 08:40:47 PM
You will love it in June... should be hot hot hot then!

The Makris isnt that far really, its very nice to walk back to after your meal and have a last nightcap at the bar.  We usually walk around "the circle" back to the Bardis before or after our meal, depending on how fit we are feeling!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on May 15, 2008, 10:27:36 PM
Hi Phil,blondegirl,johnandlynn and Paul and Denise and to eveyone else. Since my last post, it seems that after gentle persuasion, Heather has seen the light. So I`ll be looking to sort travel plans for Aug/Sep. As soon as I know, you`ll know. A friend of mine came back last week after his first visit to Arillas and like each of you, found it a wonderful place. He stayed at Kaloudis and would definitely return. I don`t know why,but I am now thinking of the fabulous crepes you can get at Ammos. What are your favourite eating places?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on May 15, 2008, 11:34:11 PM
Hi Paul
Am setting off from Lincoln at 03:00am Friday morning heading for the Kaloudis.
You should have a great holiday in August or September.  Yes must get some of those crepes from Ammos.
Best wishes
Pat
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on May 15, 2008, 11:40:40 PM
You will be inundated with suggestions now.

Brouklis... lovely traditional food
Vavilas.... brilliant fish (very nice cheesecake too)
Kostas ... Mikes favourite for chefs salad and mine is the kleftiko
Captains.... huge portions and very good full english which is nice after a nice long early morning walk!

We want to try Graziella this year as we keep walking past it.

Spoilt for choice really, they are all good!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 16, 2008, 02:37:38 AM
BG is right - you'll be inundated!

Ours is Graziella and the fabulous garlic prawns, but then there's
Thalassa - fried perch, penelope's delight, stamna....
Vavilas (Tomas) and ANY of his fish (but once he caught prawns the size of crayfish - one cut in half made a delicious meal...)
Brouklis - authentic Corfiot food - galaktoboureko is very poular (sweet)
Amourada - true taverna style - all great
Ammos - crepes!
etc etc

Not enough nights to run out of places to eat!

Kaloudis is special too - many forum members swear by it and return time after time.

Know you will enjoy eating in Arillas

best wishes
Phil



Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on May 16, 2008, 12:56:49 PM
Hi Blondegirl,
You are right - Graziella is too good to walk past!
We have eaten there twice this year, and was recognised from last September after only eating there once before.
All the tavernas are great though.  Spoilt for choice for tonight!
Yammas,
Lynn & Colin
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ger on May 16, 2008, 04:12:52 PM
martin and i are catching up with you in the marriage stakes blondegirl and phil we were married 32 years ago this may, but have been together for 36. i know what you mean about having a best friend (except when he goes off on a stag weekend and spent all the euros we had!!!)
ger x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kcarol on May 17, 2008, 08:04:32 PM
Hello Sharon.

We have been going for 11 years and will be back again this year in late June early July  and again in September. like you we cant wait!

It is just so good to relax relax relax....

Enjoy yourself!

Karen and Dave
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on May 19, 2008, 12:06:40 AM
Hi, everyone. As expected  each of you has your own favourite eating place. This is going to sound `naff` but the Marvel does a mean roast dinner. Anyway, it looks like the second week of Sep for our visit. Maybe I`ll get in touch with Theo at Arillas cars before we get there; see if he can do us a good deal!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on May 19, 2008, 01:10:24 AM
We will look out for you we go 11th Sept for two weeks.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on May 19, 2008, 05:36:42 PM
Have a good one SharonF.

Enjoy the match on Wednesday  and don't forget to lookout for "you know whose" speedo's.

BTW I think you will have to be the guest reporter for "Arillas Today" in Eggy's absence.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on May 19, 2008, 05:43:20 PM
Hey Paul, eating what you love in such a fab place will never be naff be it English or Greek! You enjoy and be proud! Only like me enjoying my Woodpecker Cider - not exactly authentically Greek but MY GOD it tastes so much better over there!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on May 20, 2008, 10:44:42 PM
Hi,Jo. Couldn`t agree more. Most things seem better in our  little bit of paradise. It`s really great to be able to keep in touch with loads of like minded people. Using this site is like never having to be away from the place. We`ve been to many fab places but this one just hits the spot. This Sep will be our fourth visit.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 20, 2008, 10:47:46 PM
hi Paul

after that one it will be the forum Arillas Regular Visitor badge.

best wishes
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on May 20, 2008, 11:05:46 PM
Hi,Phil. Yes you`re right and hopefully there will be plenty more visits. But this world is a pretty big place, so we`ll have to fit in somewhere else now and again!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 21, 2008, 12:12:48 AM
Agree, Paul. I have travelled all over UK, europe and been to USA about twenty times. Plus a few holidays in france, Ibiza, Majorca etc. But at our age, Jen and me always end up spending our (limited) money on Arillas now. Even a lottery win wouldn't change that.... except we'd never come back here.

Enjoy September - you may see us around. just come up and say hello...

Best wishes
phil and jen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: NicandJohn on May 21, 2008, 12:56:09 PM
Only 9 days to go before our return to arillas. Can't wait I can smell the food and the fresh air already.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on May 21, 2008, 01:03:55 PM
For me, I know I've arrived back in heaven when I step out of the plane and the heat, and the mixture of the smell of the diesel fumes and the vegetation hits you!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on May 21, 2008, 01:21:12 PM
Does anyone else think it is a problem , that when you have found such a perfect place it makes you hesitate to book for anywhere else . As paul d says the world is a big place .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on May 21, 2008, 02:47:09 PM
Angie, I know just what you mean.  I am totally switched off from home and in Greek mode when I get off the plane.  The jacket comes off, the sunnies go on and I am already chilled out... not worried about the long wait at carousel at the airport either.

We know the world is a big place too but I cant be bothered now to hunt around for suitable holiday accommodation, it can be so stressful looking for something and then when you get there it isnt all its made out to be.  We would rather go where we know immediately we feel at home and can relax as soon as we get off the plane.  We did 6 yrs on the trot to Crete now Arillas seems to be going the same way now and we love it there as does everyone else.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on May 21, 2008, 03:16:58 PM
I agree with everything BG has said. Just as she and Mike went to Crete, we went to Kefalonia and we did try other places but were really disappointed.

Skala in Kefalonia changed a lot and has become over developed and its awful to see somewhere that you really like become ruined by greed. I don't think that Arillas will ever get like that.

The ideal year for us would be 4 weeks in Arillas, 2 single weeks seeing different places and about 5 city breaks. Just two problems, time and money :-( .

I am looking forward to this year more than ever because it is our second trip to Arillas and now know that we will get two weeks in an Earthly Paradise.

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dwg69 on May 21, 2008, 03:23:50 PM
I finished work last night at midnight to day cut the grass, down to the bottle bank, chage the camera batterys and finish off packing tomorow and on Friday drive to Norwich airport for a 16.10 flight Corfu here we come

Derek
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on May 21, 2008, 03:28:57 PM
That is very organised Derek....I caught a flight at midnight so worked till 5pm before driving to the airport, then on the return journey got home at 4am, a few hours kip....then straight into work. I like to maximise my leave....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dwg69 on May 21, 2008, 04:22:14 PM
That is very organised Derek....I caught a flight at midnight so worked till 5pm before driving to the airport, then on the return journey got home at 4am, a few hours kip....then straight into work. I like to maximise my leave....

That sounds hard work I will be away for 14 days comming back on the 6 June (Fri) then not back to work until the next Wednesday
Derek
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Shuey on May 21, 2008, 04:26:14 PM
Derek I will wave to you when you fly over my house friday afternoon!! ;)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on May 21, 2008, 04:36:42 PM
Terry W.

My boss goes to Skala evey year and has been doing so for a while.He always goes first two weeks in July.Stays at the three muses I think.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on May 21, 2008, 05:19:14 PM
Lisa and steve,

You can tell he must be the boss because the Nine Muses is probably the most expensive place to stay in Skala. ( This is the website and an explanation of the 9 Muses   http://www.9museshotel.gr/reghistory.html )

Does he think it has changed much?

We stayed outside Skala at Mounda beach.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on May 21, 2008, 05:27:31 PM
It does look really nice... very up market.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on May 21, 2008, 06:30:12 PM
Blimey see what you mean.Too posh for me I like small and friendly where it doesnt matter if you get tipsy and do daft things.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on May 21, 2008, 11:45:07 PM
Ha ha ha Lisa!  You dont do things like that do you?  I dont know what you mean!!!  LOL
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on May 22, 2008, 12:52:31 AM
Mounda beach Terryw , lovely place enjoyed it very much thanks to your advice

Yammas


Dave n Anne

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on May 22, 2008, 09:16:16 AM
Hi Derek.I will also look out for your flight tomorrow.We fly from Norwich on the 13th June and so looking forward to it.Do you live near the airport?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dwg69 on May 22, 2008, 11:05:46 AM
Hi Derek.I will also look out for your flight tomorrow.We fly from Norwich on the 13th June and so looking forward to it.Do you live near the airport?

No I live between Kings Lynn & Wisbech (Terrington St John) but I shall be packing at the Hellsdon Ambulance HQ and getting a lift to the airport
Derek
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on May 22, 2008, 08:54:25 PM
Have a fantastic time.Will wave if you go over us.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Marika on May 25, 2008, 06:06:13 PM
Terry, we must update the calender!
There are so now so many new people going to Arillas in May/June!
Like holiday girl, SallyW, Ang,.........
What you think :) :)

Marika x x x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on June 04, 2008, 04:08:28 PM
There are quite a few people there on Friday (6th June)

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Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on June 04, 2008, 04:18:20 PM
Brenda and John already enjoying themselves in Arillas, they flew out on Monday.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on June 04, 2008, 05:32:22 PM
Yep, I literally cannot wait for Friday. I am having serious trouble concentrating on work and I do not know how I will get through tomorrow :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: garythebike on June 04, 2008, 06:31:28 PM
To all of the others, you can add myself, my wife and 4 year old son. We arrive in the very early hours of tuesday 10th so should make forum meeting in the evening. Look forward to seeing others. Just been out doing holiday shopping, so you'll recognise me by my ridiculous shorts !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on June 04, 2008, 06:48:09 PM
Won't be far behind neither, just been for some Euros today.  :)  The rate 1.22  :(  :(

riggers...........
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: graham on June 10, 2008, 07:23:34 PM
We're coming July 28th to August 4th, we're trying to book for longer but Manos are not helping much!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on June 15, 2008, 01:01:52 PM
Terry dont know what date your calender goes up to at the moment but can you put Pete and I, Harold & Sally in for May 8th 2009. We will be staying with Poppy Spiros and family at Bardis Sun studio's. Ta Viv
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Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on June 15, 2008, 01:08:11 PM
Talk about forward planning Viv....lol. Good for you.....something to look forward to
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on June 17, 2008, 03:52:56 PM
Viv,

The calendar only goes to March 2009 at the moment but I will keep my eye on it.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: DronnyDave on June 18, 2008, 03:00:13 PM
I'm getting worried now, I've had a quick look through and can't see anyone else going 28 July. We will be there for 2 weeks.

Will we be there on our own ????
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on June 18, 2008, 03:58:39 PM
Your never alone in Arillas, just say Kalimera to some one and you will find this out for yourself. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on June 18, 2008, 04:34:52 PM
we will still be there Dronny Dave, from 18th - 2nd Aug
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on June 18, 2008, 05:10:38 PM
Hi all

Tickets arrived today , here we come on the 14th july Yipeeeeeeeee

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ger on June 18, 2008, 05:16:32 PM
don't speak to me about tickets!! we have now been told we have to collect tickets at the airport........scary!! hopefully we will see whoever is around in the coconut bar on tuesday evening (unless we're in a tent in cornwall, crying!)
ger x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: AngieS on June 18, 2008, 05:39:44 PM
we had to do that 3 years ago, we were going to Kalimnos with Olympic, I'm sure it will be fine
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Timbo on June 18, 2008, 09:43:57 PM
Hi all

Tickets arrived today , here we come on the 14th july Yipeeeeeeeee

Yammas

Dave n Anne

I can't believe how quickly it is coming round! 14th July can't come any quicker for me too!!! :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 18, 2008, 11:00:24 PM
TWENTY SIX DAYS NOW
The good news is that when I got home this evening the message on the answer phone said.
"This is co-op travel just a courtesy call to let you know your travel tickets have arrived"  Made my day.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on June 18, 2008, 11:04:13 PM
Hi John

Great feeling or what , not long now

yammas

Dave
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 19, 2008, 12:54:29 AM
See you there Dave
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Post by: DronnyDave on June 19, 2008, 02:52:08 PM
What a relief, I know that brochures all say that Arillas is a quiet resort, but I was getting worried that it might be too quiet!!!

It's also good to read that people who have obviously been going for a number of years still get excited about going again.

I must say that I am really looking forward to this holiday. I just pick up a good feeling from this forum that this is a going to be a special place to spend two weeks on our hols.

I take it the coconut bar is a regular meeting place ?
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Post by: Mart n Dawn on June 19, 2008, 03:14:38 PM
i agree with everything you say dronnydave, unfortunately it's the 29th August we go - still bit of a wait!
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Post by: lincolnlass on June 19, 2008, 03:22:06 PM
hi were going 19th sept this year and have booked 18th sept next year staying at kaludous
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on June 19, 2008, 08:43:50 PM
Wahey !!
Just booked 2 week's at the Akti from the 15th of August.
Must admit I didn't think we would manage to go anywhere this year as we've had a difficult and stressful time since January.
But hey what could be better for a stress cure !
Is the Akti pool up and running yet ?
Yamas !!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: PaulnGina on June 19, 2008, 08:48:59 PM
we go on 21 july for two weeks
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: philantsue on June 20, 2008, 12:42:38 AM
hi anyone out there? im new to the website but not to arillas we are going back 11th july to 25th 2008 will anyone be there then and where will you be stayig?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on June 20, 2008, 12:07:21 PM
Welcome to the forum Philantsue! We will be there from 18th July - 2nd Aug, staying as always at Marinaki on the front next door to the Kaloudis.  Hope to see you there! Not long now!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sonia on June 20, 2008, 01:53:37 PM
hi two weeks today and we will be there,but we are going to San Stef NW flying from Manchester on July 4th
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Post by: willis on June 21, 2008, 04:19:47 PM
Yes the Akti pool and new bar are up and running. I think it is fantastic. I would be interested in everyone else's views.
Nick
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on June 21, 2008, 06:22:21 PM
I'm glad you have booked Barry, now I need to push the Arillas song, when I am there.

I have added Barry, philantsue and PaulnGina to the Calendar - See

http://my.calendars.net/arillas

Is anyone else missing?

Have a great time everyone and beware of the Red Pug!!!!!!!
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Post by: sonia on June 21, 2008, 07:03:24 PM
only me but im going to san stef nw but we are going to vist arillas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jersey Bean on June 21, 2008, 08:50:49 PM
Hi, we are staying at the Kaloudis for 2 weeks from 21st July. We have 2 children age 15 and 8. Has anyone else got children around the same age staying then ?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on June 22, 2008, 03:16:00 AM
I think justphil and justjen will have gone home by then.....lol (sorry you two....couldn't resist!)
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Post by: justphil on June 22, 2008, 01:04:30 PM
lol Sandy!

Like Colin said, growing old is compulsory, but growing up is not! the Arillas hippies will never do the second one.....

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: merseygull on June 22, 2008, 07:47:32 PM
Hi everyone!!

Sara and I will be coming for a week from 4th july...

We'll be at the Mathraki appts....

let the good times roll!!

ATB,J.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on June 22, 2008, 07:50:06 PM
The good times will sure roll....roll on the 4th of July. :-)

Have you read all the good things we have had to say about the Mathraki?

Eileenx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 22, 2008, 08:00:24 PM
Mathraki is wonderful. Just a bit up the hill. Pool, bar, people. Perfect for families with younger kids. You will enjoy. Ask John-the-shop just over the road.

Have a great time in Arillas like Jen and me always do.
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Marymary on June 22, 2008, 09:10:50 PM
I'm coming back to Arillas for two weeks starting 5th September, with Ken and his friends Peter and Sue ,staying at the Mathraki Studios. It's their first time in Arillas and I'm sure they will fall in love with the place as I have
Love
Mary
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on June 22, 2008, 09:25:13 PM
this friday here we come...me ,my wife kay ,and mum-in-law barbara,a arillas virgin ,stayig above alex.s supermarket,cant wait to get there to see old freinds and to meet new ,and to show mum the greek way of life,i/e food ,drink, and of course the people....yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on June 22, 2008, 09:51:28 PM
Have a great time Kevin.  Barbara will be amazed at all the friends you have in Arillas. :-)

Please remember to write a report on Alex and  lovely Stella's studios.  It's good to share the lurve of all our Arillas friends apartments and studios.

Eileenxxxx
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Post by: himishere on June 22, 2008, 10:10:07 PM
tomorrow morning
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on June 22, 2008, 10:16:06 PM
tomorrow morning

LOL...does that mean himishere will be himthatsthere?

Eileenx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 22, 2008, 10:20:28 PM
justphil is justhere justeileen.

himishere is just a man of not many words. Arillas will suit him OK
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on June 22, 2008, 10:36:17 PM
Justphilethatsthere,

Himishere will be just homeatthere.  I know.  I sit in Eftihia chilling out with eats and drinks whilst reading a book, otherhalfisthere with few words...happyasabirdupthere that I'm quiet.  For once.


Eileenxxx
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Post by: justphil on June 22, 2008, 10:40:46 PM
lol luvver
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Post by: Dave n Anne on June 23, 2008, 02:08:43 PM
Hi all

Just booked flights for 26th June to 6th July next year , OH YES .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
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Post by: Mango on June 23, 2008, 04:25:52 PM
Four more sleeps for us, roll on Friday!!!!!

Amanda
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Post by: nicki on June 23, 2008, 08:13:39 PM
Having just spent two glorious weeks in Arillas (returned back to UK last Tues), I'm heading back to the Mathraki studios with my mum and my daughter on 4 July. Can't wait!!! Need to get to Brouklis for some great food, also to Hellen's to eat delicious homemade waffles and of course to chill on the beach. Am newbie on this site but am so glad it's here. It makes the UK much more bearable (just!) x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: nicky on June 23, 2008, 08:38:17 PM
My family and I are off for our first visit to Arillas next Monday!! After reading in this forum I actually can't wait and already have a feeling this will be the first of many trips.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: chezphil on June 23, 2008, 09:51:53 PM
me and the family go on the 21 Julystaying at the tria for 3 glorious weeks cant wait
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on June 24, 2008, 12:36:07 AM
Hey Amanda,

Just 7 more sleeps and I can play "Where's Wally" for real :-)

TerryW
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on June 24, 2008, 01:06:29 AM
Terry, thank's for sticking me on the calendar mate !
Been away for a long weekend at Centerparcs.
Great place but silly prices for food and drink !
For the price of a meal there you could eat out all week in Arillas !
Susan think's I'm tight !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on June 24, 2008, 01:43:04 AM
I'm glad you had a great time at Centreparcs, Barry, despite the food and drink prices.

You will enjoy the meals in Arillas even more now.

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on June 24, 2008, 10:18:06 AM
You cant eat cheap anywhere in the Uk now can you Barry. 


You can look forward to your Arillas holiday now.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Julie j on June 24, 2008, 11:24:22 AM
Hello everybody, have booked our flight for the 11th July returning on the 25th, staying at Arilla Inn Studios. Look forward to meeting any forum members.
We do tend to spend most of our time with Jimmy & Spiros at the Rainbow, have been going since 1995.

love Julie & Graham xxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on June 24, 2008, 11:35:35 AM
Hi Julie

Sorry I'll miss you again.....I come back on the 2 July. Hope to catch up with you and Graham at the Rainbow before too long.

Love Sandy x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: philantsue on June 24, 2008, 04:43:48 PM
were going to arillas on the 11th july 2008 is there anyone else going around the same time


philantsu
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Melissa_x on June 24, 2008, 04:50:06 PM
Hey everybody! We fly on 11th July at half 1 from Manchester cant wait! 2 weeks and 3 daysss!! Im going with my boyfriend and his family, theyve been going for years now but its only my second time and I absolutely loveee it!! The best holiday ever! We're staying at the Kaloudis village again! 2 weeks there just isn't enough though! Does anyone have any advice on jobs over there just for the summertime??
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Melissa_x on June 24, 2008, 04:51:35 PM
Hey everybody! We fly on 11th July at half 1 from Manchester cant wait! 2 weeks and 3 daysss!! Im going with my boyfriend and his family, theyve been going for years now but its only my second time and I absolutely loveee it!! The best holiday ever! We're staying at the Kaloudis village again! 2 weeks there just isn't enough though! Does anyone have any advice on jobs over there just for the summertime??
[/color] The pink was hard to read ;) xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sonia on June 24, 2008, 04:53:51 PM
hi we are going on july 4th flying from manchester at 13.25 with Thomsons is there anybody else on this flight
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 24, 2008, 06:30:04 PM
We fly on the 10.10pm from Birmingham on Monday 14th July
would anyone like to share a Taxi (let me Know)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 24, 2008, 07:02:07 PM
We fly from Bristol at scary-o'clock in the morning on 7th July. As a result should arrive at Anna Studios at about 2.30pm. Staying for 2 weeks this time, but back later in the year.

PhilandJen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: graham on June 26, 2008, 05:48:18 PM
We arrive at Nikos at about 1pm on Monday 28th of July 2008 if all goes to plan, I should be eating lamb in Brouklis by about 8pm and very, very drunk by about 10pm!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on June 26, 2008, 06:53:35 PM
Graham
If you can't manage to be, just a twinge inebriated by 10 pm, then save yourself for a short session in one of those bars. - Maybe Tuesday 29th. Get it over and done with!

Phil n Jen
Time,or senility ,flies here so just make sure we have a get together.

Open invitations to all - fall off bar stool is optional!

Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on June 27, 2008, 08:36:55 AM
Hi Philantsue

We arrive on the 14th , if you want to know who else is there you can look on the calender and everyone is listed .

Yammas

Dave
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: graham on June 27, 2008, 12:22:11 PM
How do you look at the calender?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on June 27, 2008, 12:31:05 PM
Right above this, where the list IS for Home, Help Search, Profie, my messages, CALENDAR!!
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Post by: graham on June 27, 2008, 12:57:10 PM
Thanks BG, got it now!
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Post by: fitwenchdidyell on June 27, 2008, 06:13:05 PM
Went to Arillas for the first time 9th to 16th June... Blissssssss

Had been on the website footling around for info beforehand so when the tranfer transport headed into Arillas to drop ppl off I already *knew* where everything was and felt like I could have directed the driver around the place!!! LOL

The Arillas Map is fantastic to give you a sense of direction.... no messing around on arrival trying to find where you are/ to go/ everything you may need is, you are THERE, instantly ready to make the most of your holiday.

This website and Forum ROCK!!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on June 27, 2008, 06:48:16 PM
We found the same thing last year - we almost knew the place before arrival - not quite though - it was still fun getting around and finding everything!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on June 27, 2008, 11:54:19 PM
hmmm....it makes me think sometimes after comments such as this that we are removing a little of the magic of Arillas for first time visitors..What does everyone else think?

Saying that, when an 'Arillas virgin' asks for advice what are we supposed to do?

Eggy?????
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: fitwenchdidyell on June 28, 2008, 12:21:55 AM
Nope it doesn't remove the magic it simply maximises your time there!!!

You can still make your own magic, and its a challenge to discover new stuff to share too.

Keep up the good work and give advice where requested... far far better than Holidays Uncovered!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on June 28, 2008, 12:26:33 AM
HI Graham and Philantsue

If you go back to page 5 on this thread you will find Terryw  post who set up the calendar with a link to it . Try the link as this lists all the people who are in Arillas at any time . the calendar as posted earlier does not show everybody . Hope this helps .

Yammas

Dave
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on June 28, 2008, 12:43:02 AM
I agree that being informed did not spoil the magic, as nothing is like personal experience.

We couldn't remember all of it anyway!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on June 28, 2008, 03:58:36 PM
I love researching wherever we go on holiday and as Mike doesnt do any he leaves it all up to me... it makes me feel a bit more secure if I know a place a bit before I get there.  I dont want to be landed with some totally unforeseen problem, at least I knew where the doctors was situated, how far it was to Corfu Town and Sidari, about the taxis and numerous other time saving and money saving tips, the ATM machine and of course all the best restaurants to try out.

It was like taking Mike on a mystery tour the first time we went to Arillas as he didnt know what was what and finding out all the places that was suggested was great fun .  Now we are always looking for new places to look out for on our walks as you dont soak it all up the first time.

I agree this site is so much more informative than any other holiday review site.  Its brilliant!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 28, 2008, 05:13:54 PM
We agree BG and justlynn. We find nothing worse than spending the first half of a holiday wandering around aimlessly not knowing where anything is or what does exist or if what we like is where etc. Arriving with the tour operators brochure description and nothing else is like buying a lottery ticket. I now understand why people keep going back to the same place - we have no illusions at all about where we are going and what it is like.

But I also appreciate the excitement of discovering, seeing new things, trying, experimenting and enjoying all of that process. After all, that is how Jen and me found Arillas. Jo is just as valid in pointing this out as any of us who keep rabbiting on about it all.

I hope that those newbies who read this forum get an honest to goodness understanding of what Arillas is and what it isn't. And some tips to ease their early days here.

oh well - there's my halfpenny worth. Thanks Jo and all for making us think about it
Phil






Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on June 29, 2008, 11:30:33 PM
Phew, what a weekend but I think we are just about ready.

I got home on Friday night and my mum, who is 84, phoned me to say that she did not feel very well. I managed to get her to the emergency doctors who diagnosed that her blood pressure was high and he gave her some tablets.

We were then shopping in Leamington yesterday morning and my mobile went and it was my mum again who said that she did not feel very well again. We had to abandon the shopping, drive back to Stockton and take her to Warwick Hospital where she was diagnosed has having a urine infection. By the time we got her back home and settled it was 2.00pm and we still had the shopping to do.

Today I have had to make sure that my mum was settled and rally the family around to keep her happy, and assured while we are away. Luckily my daughter only lives a few doors away from her and my two sons are always on hand. I don't know if anyone else has had similar problems, but it does put a lot of pressure on you before a holiday.

It is now nearly 9.30pm and we have to be up at about 2:25am and I think we are just about ready. Lawns are cut, house is cleaned, plants are watered, cases packed and are in the boot of car. As soon as football has finished I will be in bed.

So ---- Arillas here we come
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on June 29, 2008, 11:42:05 PM
After all that Terry i hope you go and have a very relaxing HOLIDAY. At one point i did not think we were going to make the holiday so i know what you was going through.

Enjoy your hols mate.

riggers...
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on June 30, 2008, 12:05:29 AM
Thanks goodness your mum is o.k.

Have a great holiday.

Eileenx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on June 30, 2008, 12:29:50 AM
Go for it Terry. Was going to pm you before, but that will wait. I can relate to what riggs said, so I hope you have a good time.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sharonF on June 30, 2008, 10:56:45 AM
Terry can totally relate to you, she is fine now, so and have your long awaited holiday with peace of mind.

Cant wait to hear from you in Arillas.

Sharon xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on June 30, 2008, 01:51:30 PM
We are sort of anticipating the same thing.  Mikes dad is 86 and not well and we know anything could happen between now and when we COME HOME from holiday.  We will have to have some kind of back up plan for when we are away too and get other family memebers to rally round if anything comes up.

We are just hoping they are well so we can get there at least!  You just never know do you, at least we dont have any major animal organizing to sort out too.  Our cat stays at home and is looked after by family and neighbours, Mike is self employed but the work still has to be done whilst we are away so that needs organizing... sometimes you think is it worth it, but of course when you are there you know it is.

If you log on Terry whilst you are away, I hope you have a good holiday, relax and dont forget the Greek night at the Horizon!  Remember dancing round the pool?  I thought we would all be falling in (and I cant swim!).  :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: merseygull on July 02, 2008, 03:26:03 PM
Hi again everyone, just two more nights till we're in Arillas! - got to say, I haven't posted much, but I'm on this site most days to see what's happening, it's given me a real buzz prior to coming over!!

As I sit typing this I'm looking out of the window... the sky is full of huge black clouds, the wind is gusting and it looks like we're in for rain...

Oh the (not so) great british summer!!!

See you on friday!!

ATB,J.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: nicki on July 02, 2008, 10:05:14 PM
2 more sleeps for me too! Can't wait!! I get to Arillas late Friday night but am preparing to make the most of every second!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 03, 2008, 10:47:26 PM
Wish we were there with you on Friday,
We can just about manage to wait till the 15th
Have a fab holiday Niki
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on July 09, 2008, 07:05:07 PM
Hi Lilnjay,

I see you're online at the moment.

How was your first trip to Arillas?

Angie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: judith on July 11, 2008, 09:00:58 PM
We have just got our tickets today, so it feels like our holiday is really near.  I have been reading this forum with interest over the past few months and feel that I have a good idea of what to expect. Thanks to everyone for the information and comments. See it for real on the 8th August.

Judith
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Quack John on July 14, 2008, 01:55:45 AM
Hello all !!!
My girlfriend and I are heading out to Arillas on the 28th of this month for a week's holiday...two weeks tomorrow and we can't wait. :)
We're staying at Arillas Bay.
This will be my first trip to Corfu, and my other halfs first ever holiday abroad (!!), so we'd appreciate any advice you can give us for our holiday in Arillas.....do's & don'ts....places to go / places to avoid...... where to eat & drink....car hire...... etc etc..... any help and advice would be gratefully received.

Many thanks.

Quack :o
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Timbo on July 14, 2008, 08:34:36 AM
Right! I am now leaving my house for the airport! I hope to be sat with a Mythos by around 7pm tonight!! :-)

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on July 14, 2008, 08:45:56 AM
Enjoy Timbo :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on July 14, 2008, 09:05:13 AM
Yes enjoy. What good flight times you have. Always seems to be Midnight when i arrive.


riggers....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 14, 2008, 10:26:26 AM
Timbo
We are right behind you
See you out there.

Quack John
First time you will love it , Eat at Brooklis, Portofino, Rainbow, Captains, Kostas,wherever takes your fancy Places to go, get a hire car and explore
Place to Avoid Sidari (but try it if you want, it's not for me)
Arillas is a good choice for a holiday, you will be back
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on July 14, 2008, 11:27:34 AM
Quack John... you will have a great time...  all been said by John the ref..  just type in your question in the search box and you will find loads of information which we found very helpful for our first visit.

It will be our 4th time to Corfu having gone elsewhere before for years... so glad we made that choice... we have never been disappointed and love it... as for Arillas... well there arent enough words to describe it.... a little bit of paradise without a long haul flight.

If you cant find any answers to your questions just ask - someone will be able to help.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: graham on July 14, 2008, 12:21:29 PM
I'm a bit sorry I'll miss you all, but, on the day you fly back, I'll be arriving! Have a great time!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on July 14, 2008, 06:49:33 PM
hope you all have a great time.
i will be their 3 weeks today  :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on July 15, 2008, 08:27:05 AM
Just noticed my count down ticker exactly 1 month to go so i should be counting down the weeks as from tomorrow :-) cant wait to get there now !!!
                                  Tony
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on July 15, 2008, 02:37:29 PM
I still have 46 sleeps but it will go quick I'm sure :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on July 15, 2008, 06:18:57 PM
I have just found out my neighbors are staying at the Rainbow (or whatever the studios are called) next week... they go every year and know everyone there.  What a coincidence!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: nell on July 17, 2008, 12:08:22 AM
we are arriving early hours of friday 19th july so only two more sleeps left - anyone else around then.
nell and colby
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Nan on July 17, 2008, 12:21:32 AM
Will be arriving 8th August for one week. Can't wait to escape this dreadful weather I am so sick and tired of wearing my kagoule :( Been watching the average temps and can't believe how warm it has been in Arillas. Reminds me to get some good sunscreen. Can you recommend a really good one for redheads?? I'm on my way:)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: LPO on July 17, 2008, 10:17:57 AM
Hi

We fly out tomorrow lunchtime for two weeks at the Kaloudis.  Hopefully, will get to Arillas about 9pm.  Its Olivia's 15th birthday tomorrow so really looking forward to getting there asap.  Also will be so nice to meet up with all our friends and to say hello to all the people i have met on the forum.

Can't wait now, nearly there!

Lesley
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: annie on July 17, 2008, 03:27:04 PM
Hi Lesley
We will see you tomorrow !!!!. Looking forward to Livvy's Birthday Hooray. Also looking forward to meeting other Forum members. Will post on my holiday when we get back. Vera ( my mum) arrived last night and says it is hot but windy. I can live with that!!!
Really excited now must finish packing!!
Annie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: nikki on July 17, 2008, 03:44:53 PM
Heyy :)

WE ONLY HAVE 13 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES UNTIL WE LEAVE FOR THE AIRPORT !!!!

I'M SO EXCITED !!

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on July 17, 2008, 06:35:11 PM
We are off tomorrow as well, cannot WAIT!!! Nell, we get in at 4:15 am on the 19th what about you? Do I feel a taxi share coming on??!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on July 17, 2008, 06:40:26 PM
Jo....hope you all have a brilliant time. Love Sandy x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on July 17, 2008, 06:50:26 PM
Have fun all you lucky ones and looking forward to reading your greetings and reports :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on July 17, 2008, 07:07:07 PM
Also Annie....have a great time too. Love Sandy x

PS We'll be thinking of you when we have the next late night forum party!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on July 17, 2008, 07:07:45 PM
Have a superb holiday everyone going tomorrow!  :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on July 17, 2008, 08:14:51 PM
Thanks folks.  I will not be able to resist posting on here while I am away being the addict that I am!! Enjoy the rain, hee hee
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on July 17, 2008, 08:24:37 PM
Yes have a great time Jo and all.  :D

riggers..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on July 17, 2008, 08:44:48 PM
Well folks tickets arrived today from thomson all we have to do is wait until august 15th now :-)
                                  Tony
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: nell on July 17, 2008, 11:15:36 PM
Hi all - we arrive at 12.30 am friday morning so not ggod for a taxi share jo - sorry will be good to meet other forum members  - we tend to eat at gratziella's mostly but otherwise graze around most of the bars and helen's cafe Mind you it has been around 4 years since we were there last so things may have changed.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: gaye on July 19, 2008, 01:39:19 AM
Nan, we are there August 2nd til 16th so may see you there!
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Post by: angiem on July 19, 2008, 01:49:06 PM
43 hours and counting!!
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Post by: blindpete on July 19, 2008, 06:12:16 PM
We arrive 23 Sept. Getting excited which is way to early for me!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: John B on July 20, 2008, 04:56:07 PM
Hi All,

Going tomorrow for two weeks and I am getting very excited.

Can't wait to get back to the best place in the world.

John
 
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on July 20, 2008, 05:23:50 PM
we go 2 weeks tommorrow
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Post by: Lisa and Steve on July 20, 2008, 07:24:06 PM
We go 1st Aug for two weeks.Won't get tickets this time as have booked flight only from Norwich and it is ticketless as they say.Look forward to seeing anyone who is there the same time.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on July 20, 2008, 10:45:57 PM
not heard of that before lisa.
we go 4th aug so might see you
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on July 21, 2008, 01:35:21 PM
We have booked again for the Horizon for next year from 29th June to 13th July.

I have booked the same flight as we had this year, with Monarch, and it has gone up £40.00 per seat on this years prices. I was expecting a bigger increase, but I think we get it a bit cheaper because it is an early booking.

I am still hoping that we can get there again late September.

I was still there a week ago but it seems like a month already.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on July 21, 2008, 01:52:14 PM
We miss you YET AGAIN  Lisa!  We dont get there until 11th September.  We are ticketless too... which is always a bit worrying as you hope they still have a record of your booking on the system, we booked way back when it seems so long ago now.

Where are you staying this time?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on July 21, 2008, 01:58:26 PM
It's no problem Blondegirl with Easyjet. I just showed my passport - they weren't even interested in seeing my email confirmation!
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Post by: blondegirl on July 21, 2008, 02:00:59 PM
Great thanks Sandy!
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Post by: Nan on July 21, 2008, 04:57:20 PM
Hello Gaye
certainly hope to see you if you are there same time as me and Barry. Where will you be staying? any favourite watering hole you can recommend? If we come by and shout out your name I guess you will be the ones hiding under the table!!  Oh no I forgot that only happens in the U.K

This post applies to anyone who wants to meet up for a tincture or two week beginning 8th August don't be shy let me know who you are xx love from Nan :0
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on July 21, 2008, 05:16:01 PM
hi nan
we are staying at annas just a bit further up the hill from you.
sue and ianx
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Post by: england on July 21, 2008, 06:00:03 PM
Hey Sue,

2 weeks to go! Hope we get the flight tickets soon!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on July 21, 2008, 07:37:52 PM
Only 1 week to go now. I just know this week will drag. We are flying from Newcastle airport & worringly I noticed that the last 2 weeks the flights have been late taking off! 1 1/2late this morning. It is a shame we can't just teleport.

Karen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on July 21, 2008, 08:22:11 PM
We are  staying at the bardis Hotel Sue.Hopefully we will actually fly from Norwich this time and not Gatwick,long story.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on July 21, 2008, 09:07:43 PM
england we got our tickets  about 3 weeks ago.
you not got yours.
you flying with airmalta
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: england on July 21, 2008, 09:56:09 PM
Documents we got from our travel agent said the ticket wouldnt be ready till 10 days before at the earliest.

I'll give em a call if they're not here by Wednesday
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Shuey on July 22, 2008, 11:30:09 AM
Lisa - Along story maybe but its a good result going from Norwich!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on July 22, 2008, 08:09:21 PM
That is just it we didnt fly from Norwich in the end.They bussed us down to Gatwick At 23.00pm and we flew out at 03.40am.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on July 23, 2008, 01:58:13 AM
NOooooo Way Lisa !  Why on earth would they do that?  Stoopid question I know!
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Post by: Lisa and Steve on July 23, 2008, 09:11:35 AM
The aircraft had a technical problem and couldn't fly.We did wave as we went passed.It didn't put us off though and will fly from Gatwick next year ej.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on July 23, 2008, 11:14:23 AM
We are going on the 4th August for two weeks, looks like Arillas will be empty when we go as no-one else is going at that time.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Shuey on July 23, 2008, 01:08:14 PM
Oh no Lisa a bit of a nightmare then!!  Fingers crossed for this holiday.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on July 23, 2008, 01:50:38 PM
Mick-g....I'm sure you'll meet someone you know there....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on July 23, 2008, 01:54:17 PM
mick g me and ian are their 4th aug
staying at annas.
their is a few
garham is their and england and his family as well

Check this link out
http://my.calendars.net/arillas/d01/08/2008?display=M&style=B&positioning=A
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: england on July 23, 2008, 02:34:15 PM
Yep should be (if our flight tickets ever turn up!)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on July 23, 2008, 03:15:14 PM
mY SISTER AND HER FAMILY ARE STAYING AT ANNA'S, THEY FLY OUT A WEEK EARLIER.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Quack John on July 23, 2008, 03:28:08 PM
Only 6 days to go now until we're enjoying our first Arillas experience and this week is going really slowly!!! Only two more work days after today though.......

I can't believe it's going to rain in Arillas this week.......wonder if I should take a coat in my case??? :)

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on July 23, 2008, 03:36:29 PM
The first time we went to Arillas it rained for 5 out of the 7 days that we were there. We still love the place though and keep coming back. When we were there about 4 years ago there was a really spectacular thunder storm one night. we were watching it come in from the coast and were leaving to try to walk up the hill before the rain started and the head waiter chap from Graziella gave my family and I, a lift up the hill. When we got back we sat on the Balcony at Nikos watching the storm. The next day it was like nothing had happened the sun was blazing but the sea was freezing.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: graham on July 23, 2008, 09:33:26 PM
We're going to Arillas on Monday, Thomas Crook still haven't sent us our tickets, I've phoned them four times since last Monday but they just say they've sent them. They are terrible at customer service so next year I'm determined to book independently! Gyros Pitta and Amstel for me on Monday!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on July 23, 2008, 10:24:16 PM
Graham,

I booked my flights and my accommodation independently for August and it took me 7 emails to even get the invoice posted to me from AVRO (I could not get through by phone at all and refused to spend over 15 min at the time on waiting for someone to answer my call!). I am already worried about the tickets arriving on time :(

But, 38 sleeps and then I will get to Arillas, tickets or no tickets ;)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: chorltonfiona on July 26, 2008, 03:52:57 PM
Hi ho, hi ho, only 6 days to go!  We go on Friday 1st August, arriving in the dead of night on the 2nd - can't wait!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on July 26, 2008, 04:06:52 PM
8 days
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on July 26, 2008, 04:11:59 PM
We should arrive about 11.00pm on fri.
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Post by: Mike and Debbie on July 26, 2008, 05:49:38 PM
Monday lunchtime with a Mythos with my name on it!!
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Post by: Lisa and Steve on July 26, 2008, 05:54:03 PM
Ours will now be the royal ionion so much nicer I think.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: paul/jackie on July 27, 2008, 06:04:53 PM
WE WILL BE THERE TOMORROW
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on July 27, 2008, 06:18:07 PM
I'm going with my wife, Clare and our children who are 12 and 9, we travel out on the 4th August. Anybody else going at the same time? I can't wait. Although the weater's glorious in South Staff's I can't wait to get there.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: mike kelly on July 27, 2008, 07:00:03 PM
Going on 8th Sept for 2wks,can hardly wait.This will be our 8th time and we are staying at Bardis Sun Studios again.We usually come in May as well but our daughter got married last week so funds were a bit tight.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on July 27, 2008, 07:03:22 PM
Jen and me are there all of September. Please come up and say hello (kalispera...) Doesn't cost anything unless you want a donut...

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: graham on July 27, 2008, 08:20:55 PM
I fly in 12 hours, 39 minutes and 17 seconds, not that I'm counting! ARILLAS HERE I COME!!!!!
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Post by: justphil on July 27, 2008, 10:38:23 PM
Good luck Graham. Make ours look quiet....

Best wishes
Phil and Jen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ben fermor on July 28, 2008, 02:16:29 AM
hi im new to arillas but from reading this site i must say my fiance and i are very much looking forward to coming over there,
         We are leaving gatwick at around 8pm english time to get to you early hours of tues 29th june and staying at the makris, lng walk to beach i see but hey ho, is there anyone around that we could meet to get our bearings a bit and things to do etc on our hols?? i look forward to talkin soon,
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mike and Debbie on July 28, 2008, 04:10:06 AM
Hi Ben

we are just leaving for our 7.05 a.m. flight from manchester.Also staying at Makris so hope to see you there.

Mike & Debbie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on July 28, 2008, 06:35:51 AM
We are still hoping that we can fly out on the 11th Sept.  My f.in law is back is hospital for the 2nd time in a month and is very ill.  We dont know if we can make it, but it is 6 weeks away.  If we dont we will have two EJ tickets for sale!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on July 28, 2008, 09:03:16 AM
Keeping my fingers crossed for you and Mike. Had to get emergency app at dentist last fri as had tooth ache and don't fancy having to go in Arillas. Got an infection he thinks so on antibiotics,only problem is they are upsetting my stomach.Take care and give Mike my love. xxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on July 28, 2008, 09:08:09 AM
Blondegirl - I do hope he improves and you can still go. As you say....6 weeks away.
Transferring EJ flights is not that simple. You pay £25 each ticket to change the name (fair enough) but on top of that you also have to pay the difference of what the ticket would now cost.....so in most cases, hardly worth it.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ben fermor on July 28, 2008, 01:14:20 PM
Hi Ben

we are just leaving for our 7.05 a.m. flight from manchester.Also staying at Makris so hope to see you there.

Mike & Debbie

that would be great only a few hours left!!! bon voyage and see you there
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on July 28, 2008, 02:36:53 PM
Have fun all of you travelling there this week! I still have to manage to get through 33 sleeps before I am back for my encore in Arillas this summer :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Quack John on July 28, 2008, 02:42:26 PM
We'll be leaving at 3 p.m to travel to Gatwick for our flight, this time tomorrow we'll be on the beach in Arillas!!!

John & Claire
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on July 28, 2008, 02:54:02 PM
Still got seven more sleeps until we go. Oh well this time next week we'll be on the beach.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Quack John on July 28, 2008, 02:57:13 PM
Looking forward to meeting a few forum members in the bar tomorrow night.....Tuesday night in the Coconut isn't it??
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on July 29, 2008, 10:03:31 AM
If it works out that we cant go would our insurance cover our flight loss with EJ would you know?  £180 gone down the tubes otherwise.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Colprice on July 29, 2008, 11:31:34 AM
Weve just had our tickets through from Thomson for our 2 week holiday on the 22nd August. Cant wait to get some Gyros and Mythos on the go. This forum is great, it's the first time Ive been able to get loads of info before getting to my holiday destination. Only 24 days to go........

 Col & Ally
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on July 29, 2008, 11:55:32 AM
Hi BG. I think it will depend on what cover your precise policy gives you. With someone a close as a passenger's father, I know ours would cover cancellation. It would be well worth investigating before you go (or don't go - let's hope you can. I know how much you are looking forward to it.)

If you know in advance that you can claim it will be peace of mind, and if you can't you can a least try to offload the EJ flights.

Best wishes
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ger on July 29, 2008, 12:05:45 PM
easyjet were very helpful to me a couple of years ago, when i had to cancel at the very last minute as my dad was ill. i managed to claim everything back on my travel insurance, i had booked everything indepentantly. hope everything works out okay for you.
ger x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on July 29, 2008, 12:13:06 PM
I'm sure most travel insurance would cover cancellation if a close relative is unwell. Let's hope it doesn't come to that BG....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on July 29, 2008, 02:42:42 PM
6 days for us
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Post by: blondegirl on July 29, 2008, 03:16:17 PM
Thanks for the encouragement guys...  I will check the insurance.  The problem is that if we dont go I dont expect we can get there at all again til next year.  Here's hoping all will be ok and that we can organise things here.  I know my mother in law will be very disappointed for us as she says we need to get away, but we wont go unless all is ok here.  We have got used to waiting on standby, looking back over the last two years and my postings we were in the same situation then.
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Post by: MicK-G on July 29, 2008, 04:59:29 PM
6 days for us
6 days for us as well
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Post by: gaye on July 29, 2008, 09:37:52 PM
3 days for us whoopee!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: england on July 30, 2008, 11:49:17 AM
6 days for us
6 days for us as well

5 days now and still not flight tickets :-(
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: green goddess on July 31, 2008, 09:22:46 AM
TOMMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: sue on July 31, 2008, 09:35:53 AM
4 sleeps for us
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on July 31, 2008, 01:35:24 PM
I feel like I have lost interest now... I cant get excited as it might not happen - perhaps when it gets nearer we might feel happier.  Sorry to be a misery.. but we do have the whole of August to get through yet..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on July 31, 2008, 03:35:42 PM
sorry to hear you have a lot on at the moment sue.
but with your kind words and other people on here i must admit im looking forward to arillas now thank you.
also get through august it might all work out great in the  end
take care and keep smiling suexxxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on July 31, 2008, 08:43:46 PM
Thanks sue... My f.in law seemed a bit better today, still has water on his lungs along with everything else... day at a time!  I am still going to sort out my holiday stuff, being positive he will be well enough for us to leave behind.  poor old thing, he has been through a lot the last month.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on July 31, 2008, 09:14:08 PM
Hi folks just wondering who will be in Arillas from the 15th of august to the 29th? as we will be there between those dates and will look out for other forum members :-)
                                           Tony
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: saz on July 31, 2008, 09:34:10 PM
hi, this is my last sleep before i board the plane out of bristol tomorrow at 2.15pm for my first visit to arillas corfu.

so looking forward to this holiday, chilling on the beach/by the pool, eating really nice food, drinking ice cold beer.

does the beach get really packed in august??

who will be out there that normally logs into this forum next week, would be nice to meet a few people!!

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on July 31, 2008, 10:13:27 PM

Sue,

I've got my fingers crossed for you and that your father-in-law's condition settles.


Saz,

...."chilling on the beach/by the pool, eating really nice food, drinking ice cold beer"
sounds like the perfect recipe for a relaxing well deserved holiday.  Enjoy your first of many visits!

Eileenx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on July 31, 2008, 11:03:27 PM
Hiya Tony !
There'll be 6 of us over there for those 2 week's mate !
We'll probably bump into you there !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: mcdebs on August 01, 2008, 12:35:33 AM
Hello - we are going to Arillas for the first time on September 15th for two weeks.  Flying from Manchester.  Can't wait!
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Post by: blondegirl on August 01, 2008, 01:01:54 AM
Thanks Eileen!
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Post by: Lisa and Steve on August 01, 2008, 09:12:39 AM
Cheer up Sue I am sure everything will be ok.You deserve a holiday.Keep us informed.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul & Denise on August 01, 2008, 10:37:19 AM
Was winging that we have got to wait 8 weeks before it's our turn, then read your post BG and feel rotten. Nothing at all to winge about. Really hope things work out for you, families are so important
xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: pg32 on August 01, 2008, 10:44:15 AM
One month exactly till we go!! Probably be at the airport this time next month!!!

Cant Wait!!

Paul
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on August 01, 2008, 10:50:22 AM
29 sleeps to go! See you there Paul and this year come and say hello :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: max on August 01, 2008, 11:11:41 AM
ann and mself fly tonight from manchester, we will be there in the morning, staying at the mirage studois for the second time, we have also stayed in the horizon apartments, .see you soon folks. mines a Mythos.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on August 01, 2008, 11:16:34 AM
Have fun Max & Ann :)
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Post by: LauraUldis on August 01, 2008, 11:19:42 AM
We are going on 18th of August (arriving on 19th of August very early morning).
And we will be spending there our "honeyweek". :)
Can't  wait to get there finally - it seems to be very, very nice and friendly place!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: lil.chipmunk on August 02, 2008, 12:17:01 PM
Hi all
we fly out on the 11th August from Gatwick, early morning. We'll be at the AB apartments so hope all is well by next week. Who is going to be there at the same time? Keep reading about the darts, where is the best place to go, will pack my darts if I remember!

Going with hubby and 14 & 12 year old boys, anyone there with similar aged kids. I know most write-ups say its quiet for kids of that age but that is what appeals to me, just hope they won't be too bored!

Anyway, just over a week to go, feels like I know the place already with all the wonderful pics provided, thanks Eggy.

Hope to see some of you soon.

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: judith on August 02, 2008, 06:36:53 PM
Fly from Norwich next Friday 8th August. Staying at Kaloudis. Anyone else flying from Norwich on same day?

Judith
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on August 02, 2008, 08:24:10 PM
We fly out Monday morning from Birmingham. Anybody else on our flight?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on August 03, 2008, 12:37:40 AM
Thanks everyone!  You have all been so supportive... Dad has still got water on the lung and is waiting to have it drained AGAIN!  Cant breathe and talk, has a horrible cough too.   
The thing it we dont know one day to the next how he will be, thats the thing with the elderly, they keep you on your toes, they go up and down very quickly.  I am still ferreting stuff away though just in case!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 03, 2008, 02:09:14 AM
Hi BG

Know about your tough time, we have done all that already. Our boys are 27 (twins) and we said goodbye to the olduns quite a while ago. You look after the young ones, then you look after the old ones. Never seem to have anything for yourselves. It does happen in the end, or at least it did for us.

The one thing I would say is that you and Mike really should not cancel your holiday. Let someone else in the family deal with it all. And don't leave your phone number. You deserve it.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Nan on August 03, 2008, 10:25:24 AM
Just looking who will be going in the next week or so! Hope you all have a lovely time. We are getting ready to go now in earnest.  All the stuff is piled high on the spare bed and looks like a jumble sale gone mad..ah well it will all go in somehow won't it? Roll on Friday can't wait to get away

Cheers Nan xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on August 03, 2008, 10:27:18 AM
i fly out tomorrow at 1.30pm
hope i dont get delays arrrggggggggg
probably see you around nan
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Ann K on August 03, 2008, 11:10:43 AM
We're flying from Norwich on 15th August, staying at the Marina.  Only 12 sleeps to go!  Hope to meet some of the people from the forum then.  Can't wait, especially since it's cold and raining here at the moment. 
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Post by: PAUL CONLON on August 03, 2008, 03:18:29 PM
Next Monday:))
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: adie on August 03, 2008, 09:51:48 PM
Hi forum,
8 sleeps for me and adie, can't believe this place will be everything you all say it is!
If it is half as good as you reckon, it'l be a good holiday.
Elaine

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on August 03, 2008, 11:02:52 PM
16 hours 30mins
not counting hehe  :0
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: england on August 03, 2008, 11:06:25 PM
Not long now Sue. Nice holiday at Manchester Airport ;-)

I'm sure it wont be that bad
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on August 04, 2008, 07:44:35 AM
hope not scott.
see you soon
sue and ian
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on August 04, 2008, 09:21:32 AM
Thanks Phil for your encouragement.  We wont cancel it yet.  However,  dad was rushed into hospital yesterday a.m. lights flashing, roller coaster ride in the ambulance etc... we nearly lost him.... the hospital staff were so good, brilliant actually.  They never let on at the time how bad it was, they dont need us panicking do they.   Anyway, he rallied round and is comfortable but for how long we dont know.  Each day has its own anxiety and worry so we take it as it comes.  Unfortunately circumstances are that we are the closest relatives so it does fall on us at the moment and there is only so much responsibility we can lay on our "kids" laps who have been totally fantastic already.

Thanks everyone for letting me unburden all this, but I am resigned at the moment to not going away, if it happens that we can then that will be great.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on August 04, 2008, 11:45:17 AM
We're keeping our fingers crossed for you, Sue! 
All the Best,
lynn x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on August 04, 2008, 03:45:22 PM
Yep! Fingers crossed here as well Sue!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on August 04, 2008, 04:15:26 PM
Hope everything will be ok.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on August 04, 2008, 09:02:42 PM
Found out today it was a heart attack (last one he had was a couple of years ago). Not looking good.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on August 04, 2008, 10:19:11 PM
sorry to hear that sue
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on August 05, 2008, 11:42:17 PM
Hi, blondegirl. Sorry to hear about your bad news. Best wishes from Heather and I.
   Got quite a wait yet, but we`ll be in paradise on June 1 2009.(Poss. Kaloudis or Dionysos). Can`t wait. Confirming booking on Thursday.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on August 06, 2008, 11:18:07 AM
Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on August 07, 2008, 12:48:18 AM
BG
Hope all turns out well
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on August 07, 2008, 11:26:55 PM
Hi,everyone. I can now confirm we`ll be at Kaloudis next June 1st for a fortnight. I know it`s along way off, but the way time flies these days it we`ll be packing before we know it. Hope Kaloudis lives up to it`s reputation. This will be our fourth visit, but I think we`ll never tire of the place. Also looking forward to meeting some forum users. Flying from Gatwick at 0610 cos Bristol price was an extra £200 each. Allowing for the distance involved getting to the airport from South Wales, we`re still better off. How they justify the Bristol supplement,I`ll never know?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jinksy on August 07, 2008, 11:53:49 PM
hi paul d, we had the same problem this year, we flew from gatwick the price was great, got a quote to fly from cardiff £300 extra each, from bristol £200 extra each, dont know what the carbon footprint was to drive up to gatwick and back, just imagine how many times a year tourists do this to save being ripped off from flying locally ,but i do know there is no justification in hiking up the price that much to fly from regional airports that are closer to home. Even with the cost of parking the car in an airport parking lot and the cost of the fuel up and back was a damn sight cheaper than local airports, sorry to harp on, cheers, chris
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 08, 2008, 12:10:55 AM
Agreed paul and chris. Bristol is 40 mins from here, Gatwick is 2 hours hard drive and tons of petrol/carbon etc. Has nothing to do with what it costs them - just a chance to make a lot of money out of us.

And Paul, we can't say if we'll be there same time yet but we both hope we are

Phil


Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on August 08, 2008, 12:24:36 AM
Hi, Phil.  Keeping fingers crossed that you`ll be there next June. Would love to meet up. Strangely,I feel I know you already from using this wonderful forum. If I have to use Gatwick to keep our costs down,then so be it.
   Hi, Chris. It seems that now we are to penalised for using  local airports. Don`t understand why.  With such an ealy flight, we might book hotel overnight and parking.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on August 08, 2008, 12:30:46 AM
It looks like it might be on the cards that we are able to go... we are getting a lot of social workers care and back up and dad might well be well enough to leave for a while, if mum has help.

Had a long chat with Mike and he feels comfortable with that if she has outside help as well. Dad is still in hospital but is slowly improving, but we take each day as it comes.  Even if we make Arillas for a few days (we might have to come back) it will be worth it.  I know they will be devastated if we have to cancel, so at the moment it might just happen.  We feel so tired we need some respite and will be refreshed to come back to it all again.  At least its not as life threatening as it was last week which is brilliant.

The Social workers so far have been fantastic!

Thanks again everyone for your encouraging PM's and thoughts.  Cant believe how kind everyone has been and I havent met any of you.... apart from Terry and Lisa that is!  xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jinksy on August 08, 2008, 12:35:34 AM
hi paul d good idea, we were meant to be flying at 22-55pm, but we had a 90minute delay and didnt take off until 00-45am, so hotel wasn't any good to us. If we get an am flight next time if there is a next time, we will prob book hotel and get free parking thrown in. chris
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on August 08, 2008, 12:50:40 AM
Hi, blondegirl. Hope eveything works out for you and that you get some deserved `r and r`.
   Best Wishes   Paul D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 08, 2008, 01:29:33 AM
BG we used respite care and everything else when our olduns were there. You can never tell what will happen next. I was that strange man who came and visited every day but she didn't even know who I was. The help was fantastic like you said.

Jen and me seriously hope you and Mike can at least have a respite in Arillas. You will be much stronger when you get back. It can be hours or years - you will never know. If you do make it out there, please come and put it all to rights with Jen and me over a meal or a drink.

Phil
 

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: bmw1106 on August 08, 2008, 03:06:54 AM
Hi BG sorry to here about your situation. Dont no where you live but if your father in law is well enough have you thought about respite care by the sea. I am an ex carer after 20 years i gave up to look after my baby. Both of them could enjoy a little holiday and your f-in-l would be well looked after i think social services prob would be able to help with the cost. Anyway just a thought.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on August 08, 2008, 09:49:28 AM
Hiya B.G !
Hope you get the break you both obviously need.
We went through something similar a few months ago with my Dad.
He had to be flown home from Australia in January after a serious stroke while staying with my Sis .
When he got back he was in and out of hospital , swapped around wards , sent home then back in again.
We didn't know where we were for what seemed like ages and as you probably know the doctors are always a bit vague about whats wrong (when you can actually get to see someone).
Anyway he was at home for a while with carers calling in every day but he still couldn't cope on his own and me and my brother were run off our feet for weeks dropping everything and shooting round there sometimes a dozen times a day.
Anyway he had another bad do and was rushed back in again but this time we knew he couldn't cope at all if he went back home.
Like you say the social workers and carers do a great job and after a long time in hospital he's finally settled in a fantastic care home (more like a 5 star hotel) so at least we can now get some sleep at night knowing he's well looked after.
We are finally getting a break next week for 2 weeks and will breath a massive sigh of relief when we are on that plane !
Hope you can get away too for a well deserved break as you both deserve and need it.
Regard's  ......Barry.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul C on August 08, 2008, 10:19:03 AM
B.G.
We really hope everything works out well for you and that you are able to have your holiday. After all your problems you surely deserve one. Had a similar problem two years ago when my mother was extremely ill. So know a bit how you feel. All the best B.G. and you never know, may bump in to you in Sept.
Paul
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on August 08, 2008, 10:40:51 AM
Good news BG....hope things continue well for you.
PS As a social worker, it's nice to see some praise for us for once!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on August 08, 2008, 12:43:55 PM
Really keeping my fingers crossed for you Sue.  We are all thinking of you x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on August 08, 2008, 12:48:39 PM
Hi Sandy,
I should have quessed lol all the help you have given me. Just knew you had to be in a careing position.
Hi Sue,
We had a simler thing a while ago, Dad ended up being rushed from Eastbourne to Kings Collage for a heart operation and fluid on lungs. We thought we were going to live in stress for the rest of our lives but the people that come in and help Mum as well as him are marvolous and with their help we have been able to go on living where we are and just going down when we can. Im hope things work out the same for you and Mike. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on August 08, 2008, 02:21:00 PM
Sandy , if you're in Arillas when I'm there you can be my social worker !
Daily visits to see if I'm getting enough Mythos , Greek salads etc !
Also you can wheel me along the beach in my bathchair and rub sunblock on my poor red head to ensure I don't look like a Swan Vestas !
I'll give you a good reference too !
L.O.L !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on August 08, 2008, 03:29:02 PM
LOL BaldyBarry....wonder if I could get a permanent job out there then on the strength of your reference....of course I'd have to test the Greek salad first and the temperature of the sea and the strength of the alcohol, just to make sure it was all suitable for everyone.......just think, I need never retire.....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on August 08, 2008, 03:49:21 PM

Hi Blonde-Girl,
I've just noticed your latest posting & I was delighted to hear that things are improving with your Father & it looks as though your holiday could be back on again.
I hope that this becomes a reality for you & Mike & that you can leave the country knowing he's in good, safe hands & you both get the respite you both clearly need.
Please know we're thinking of you at this stressful time & hope that his health continues to go from strength to strength.
BeckyB x.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on August 08, 2008, 04:16:33 PM
Hi All

Thanks again... you are all brilliant!

Its nice to know that others have "survived" the same problems as we are at the moment.  You are right Barry about the time the doctors take about telling you anything.  We made a special trip to the hospital this a.m. waiting 1.5 hrs to see him but he was very good when we did so it was worth it.  Dad has to have a biopsy Tuesday as long as his heart is ok for it.  I cant fault the care they are giving him despite all the right ups about the NHS, East Surrey Hospital have been really good to him and have shown us great respect and kindness as a family.

So if it looks as if we might be on our way I suppose I shall have to stick to my diet!! :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on August 08, 2008, 04:36:49 PM

Yes - but it's worth sticking to BG - just think of being in lovely Arillas - especially as that might not have been the case.
I'd say you've a great incentive behind you :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on August 08, 2008, 05:18:22 PM
Good news then BG! I do hope you stick to your diet and glad to hear your dad is getting proper care :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on August 08, 2008, 05:47:44 PM
Will be taking off from Leeds Bradford airport this time next week if the planes 13 minutes late off lol just watched it go up from my bedroom window lucky sods ;-)
                                                                   Tony
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on August 08, 2008, 05:55:25 PM
I have lost almost 2 stone so I cant give up now... all the running around helps!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on August 08, 2008, 06:29:09 PM

Well done you Blonde Girl.
That's fantastic, it really is!
Don't waste away though :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on August 08, 2008, 07:34:26 PM
I have lost almost 2 stone so I cant give up now... all the running around helps!

Told ya on Arillas today , BG - We're all athletes.

Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on August 08, 2008, 08:53:48 PM
:-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on August 08, 2008, 09:27:29 PM
Great news, Sue, so glad to hear you should make it to Arillas after all!

And Congrats on the 2 stone weight loss - I know how hard that is!!!  :D

lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Flynns on August 10, 2008, 01:34:02 AM
5 more sleeps to go, can't wait 3rd time back to Arillas bringing a few more with us this time, 12 altogether !!  Staying in Gallini for the second time, we have stayed in Mathraki but with so many of us this time we couldn't all fit. Can't wait for a few beers and a chill out !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: wayne on August 10, 2008, 01:50:31 PM
i will be there tomorrow 11th august for two glorious weeks at hotel marvel .
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on August 10, 2008, 05:05:33 PM
i will look out for you wino
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 10, 2008, 07:43:12 PM
You lucky lot. We have more than two weeks to wait. Sue - please ask the young lad to push Anna in the pool. Kostas will be beside himself laughing....

Grey, dull, wet and awful here
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: wayne on August 11, 2008, 01:21:17 AM
i will look out for you wino

i will be around thats for sure
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on August 11, 2008, 02:21:38 PM
Due to a chance of circumstances we ARE now able to have 13th - 20th October in Arillas and will be staying at Perry & Jimmy's. It's 9 weeks today' can't wait to get home. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on August 11, 2008, 02:26:47 PM

That's great news Viv - nine weeks today huh? I bet you're really excited?
It looks as if we're going to bite the old financial bullet & return in September after all. Will be booking the flights shortly, it looks like September 27th to October 7th.
Haven't yet worked out the finer details of where we might stay - but who's worrying about such minor details :-) we'll get something figured out.
Sorry we'll miss you though.
BeckyB x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on August 11, 2008, 02:33:12 PM
Yep, Thats a shame Becky I would have liked to meet you, expect we will have a drink together some time.
Im sure you will get somewhere to stay easily enough the main thing is getting out there.lol Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: brer on August 11, 2008, 04:01:04 PM
*peeking out for the first time*

WOOO HOOOO!!!

21 Days!

A just slightly excited Claire!



Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on August 11, 2008, 04:09:19 PM

Good on you Claire - you're going to have such a good time - no wonder you're excited!
Where are you staying?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on August 11, 2008, 04:15:20 PM
Nice one viv. You haven`t even put it on the calendar though. Also, have a great birthday out there! xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Vaughan & Angie on August 11, 2008, 04:16:32 PM
Three weeks Today.  Cannot wait.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on August 11, 2008, 04:30:36 PM

Didn't realise you were having your birthday out there Viv? That's going to be one heck of a party - isn't it? :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on August 11, 2008, 04:31:00 PM
Flipping heck Lindypops, give me a chance, just booked it this morning and ive now got to try and remember how to put it on the calander. I hadnt even thought about my Birthday, I would love you 2 to be with us and we could have a right old knees up. It's a long time since we had the last one. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on August 11, 2008, 04:32:59 PM
Hmmm Becky, we may have a little celebration, you never know. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on August 11, 2008, 04:38:44 PM

And why not eh? It would be rude not to :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on August 11, 2008, 04:46:06 PM
Seems ages ago viv. You`ll have a shindig no doubt,lol. That`s if you can keep those legs still long enough.  Have a Panther for me :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: brer on August 11, 2008, 04:49:16 PM
Where are you staying?

We're staying at the Galini Apts

Had a terrible few months and really needing the break!

~ C
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on August 11, 2008, 05:00:56 PM

Really sorry to hear that - but you'll have a great time in Arillas - I promise you :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on August 11, 2008, 05:05:07 PM
Viv, make sure it`s a right ripper. Did you receive a picture from my daughter`s wedding? Me in a frock!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: brer on August 11, 2008, 05:12:26 PM
Really sorry to hear that - but you'll have a great time in Arillas - I promise you :-)

It was almost a mess - we'd been hunting for somewhere to go and have never been to Corfu so we looked for places on the Internet and the majority were in Kavos!!!

Am I glad we did more research before booking!!  :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on August 11, 2008, 07:03:45 PM
Noooooo, send it quick Lindypop's im not quite sure if I will believe it otherwise. hehehe. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kes on August 11, 2008, 09:11:54 PM
Green with Envy Viv...(http://img333.imageshack.us/img333/9771/badass7gb.gif)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on August 11, 2008, 10:59:06 PM
Hi Kes, surely you are going to be there sometime in October?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on August 12, 2008, 05:49:35 PM
Just got back yesterday from another fab 2 weeks in Arillas. We are determined to go to another part of the world next year but I can already feel myself been drawn back to Arillas. We have all got glum faces & I have spent most of today thinking 'this time yestarday....' or 'this time last week....'

I have a strong feeling we will be back sooner rather than later & if my daughter has anything to do with it it will be next july!

Karen & co.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 12, 2008, 05:54:40 PM
Strange how that happens Karen. By Christmas you'll already have booked....

Never believed Jen and me could ever be so obsessed with one place.

Phil

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on August 12, 2008, 05:59:30 PM
True, last year we went to change our remaining euros into pounds & spent them straight away booking for this year, I daren't walk past a travel agents.

Next yaer though there will only be three of us as our son is off with his pals. We like to saty at the rainbow complex but they only have 2 bed studios or 5 bed apptments.
Can anyone recommend any good 3 bed accomadation?

karen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on August 12, 2008, 06:02:22 PM
Mirage Studio/apartments have 3 bed accomodation.
2 beds in bedroom and a bed settee thingy.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 12, 2008, 06:06:42 PM
Anna has one bedroom apartments upstairs. That could work for a family of three. And I am sure that Philip and Eleni at the Tria Adelphia could accommodate you as well.  Right up the hill, Kostas apartments would be suitable. There are others too. Oh well, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. See you in Arillas next year then.........

lol
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on August 13, 2008, 04:58:38 PM
Hi Lindypops, got the pics. You look very elegant and sedate, Mr hedgehog looks good as well and the Bride looks lovely. Thanks Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on August 13, 2008, 07:54:42 PM
Leo has some three bed studios at Arillas Inn Apartments opposite the Rainbow
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on August 14, 2008, 09:34:39 AM
Right this is it !
One last day at work.
This time termorrer !
Calm down Barry..it's just a holiday.....deep breaths......thats it....
Waheyyyyyyyyyy !!!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sharonF on August 14, 2008, 12:39:37 PM
Viv, really pleased you have booked, it will do you good. 

Barry, have a fantastic holiday, will miss your posts, no doubt you will have plenty to write about on your return

Sharon x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justjen on August 14, 2008, 12:43:27 PM
Have a great time Barry - watch out for the wierdos.

lol, Jen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on August 14, 2008, 12:56:32 PM
Have a great time Barry. Aholiday doe's everybody good Sharon, shame you wont be there maybe in May. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on August 14, 2008, 01:02:59 PM
Have fun Barry! You do understand that weirdo reports are now compulsory on your arrival  ;)

As for me...just over two weeks to wait...
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on August 14, 2008, 01:05:33 PM
HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY, BARRY!

(Agree with Erja and Jen on the weirdos........)

Lynn x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on August 14, 2008, 01:59:18 PM
Just came home for lunch.
I've decided our postman is a weirdo as he left the gate open and the dog bolted off when I let him out !
Just spent 20 minutes running after the little b****r all round the streets.
Had visions of him going missing and he's booked into the kennels after work !
Thanks for all the good wishes and I can assure you my weirdo radar will be working overtime for the next 2 week's !
We're not setting off for the airport till 2.30 am so might be back on here before we go.
Depends if I can hide and let Susan do the packing !
Only joking.................................or am I ?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on August 14, 2008, 02:00:07 PM
Have a great time Barry.

I hope the donut man does not follow you about.  :)


riggers..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on August 14, 2008, 03:23:24 PM
Have a great time Barry & Susan. Keep posting.   viv, EEG said we scrubbed up well. Did them in a hurry, glad you liked. xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jinksy on August 14, 2008, 09:19:45 PM
Have a great time barry, watch out watch out theres a weirdo about, yammas, jinksy
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on August 14, 2008, 11:51:36 PM
Enjoy Barry
Have a fantastic time
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on August 15, 2008, 12:04:49 AM
Have a great time!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on August 15, 2008, 01:02:53 AM
Thanks everybody !
Phew !
Got the dog farmed out to kennel , packed , unpacked to check then packed again.
Tried to relax a bit with that little voice in the back of your head saying "You've forgot this, you've forgot that "!
So went and checked again.
Called round my mate Brian's (him and Theresa are following us out on Monday) and noticed that they have a packing list !
Came back home and composed a list !
Printed it and started to check stuff off on "THE LIST".
Then started to think I had forgotten (maybe) to put stuff on "THE LIST".
Do I need separate list's for different types of items.
I know.....I need a list of the list's that I need so I don't forget anything that might not be on a list !
Tell you what.
If I forget anything I'll buy it over there.............Ah...I need a shopping ......list !
Right I'll have a brew and try to calm down.
Once again thanks for being absolutely spiffing mates and I'll be on here to report when I get back or maybe from over there !
Yammas !!


Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on August 15, 2008, 01:09:13 AM
Barry I have got a headache just reading that last post LOL

have a good one

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on August 15, 2008, 01:20:34 AM
Wish i was there when you was Barry, you must  be a right good ole laugh.  :)

Have A GOOD UN :D

riggers..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on August 15, 2008, 01:22:53 AM
OK i am off to book for OCT 2009.   Back very shortly  :)  :)


riggers.....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 15, 2008, 01:28:34 AM
Have a good one Barry - I know you will. Shame the "brew" wasn't Mythos. Looking forward to the reports and the weirdos when you get back.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on August 15, 2008, 01:49:38 AM
Ok 5th-12th October  2009 sorted  :) hope i am still here.  :)

riggers...
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul & Denise on August 15, 2008, 02:17:05 AM
Riggers,
Thats at least one More member booked for the same time then. hope to say hello at last after following your input to the forum. Log on EVERY DAY but shamefully don't contribute too much. Aim to change that from now on.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on August 15, 2008, 02:29:41 AM
Hi Paul & Denise

Yes we will finally meet   :) but a year seems so far away  ???

riggers...
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on August 15, 2008, 09:06:22 AM
Well its finally arrived just 8Ĺ hours to go before we take off,last bit of packing to do camera batteries to charge,find mi shades and thats us sorted then its 14 days of bliss in Arillas
I cant wait for my 1st chilled glass of mythos in 12 months and a wander about Arillas in the morning
I think the 1st day will be spent just chilling and doing nothing apart from taking in the sounds sites and aromas of the BBq'd food
Catch you in a fortnight peeps :-) PS i know this might sound strange but it feels like we are coming home !
                                                          Tony
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sue on August 15, 2008, 11:15:10 AM
have a great flight
i go home monday :(
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on August 15, 2008, 11:16:35 AM
Cheers Sue we might bump into you then :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on August 15, 2008, 11:25:06 AM
Hi Tony,

Have a wonderful 14 days of bliss and contentment.

Enjoy,

Eileenx

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on August 15, 2008, 12:53:59 PM
(I know there's no need to say it really, but...)

Have a good one!

Angie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 15, 2008, 12:58:36 PM
Have a great time Tony. Might bump into you - we'll be up and about on Thursday 28th wandering the streets of Arillas. Ah well, sitting in the Coconut.....

And Sue, to quote Dimitris, you're "going abroad" on Monday. Sad day for all concerned.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on August 15, 2008, 02:54:38 PM
Have a fab time.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Marymary on August 16, 2008, 02:50:54 PM
Tony have a fabulous time , you're right Arillas is like home

happy hols
Mary
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on August 18, 2008, 03:16:50 PM
Looks like we will be booking to return next year on 2nd July, planning to book it this weekend. You have to have something to look forward to!

Karen

PS. That will be our 4th time, does that make us Arillas regulars?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on August 18, 2008, 09:28:56 PM
I am just going to drag all my holiday gear out of the cupboard and see what I have stashed away since January.  I am hoping to only take a 1/3 of what is there.... ha haha ! no hope!  I will have to make a list of everything else I need.. getting all excited now as have only 3 weeks to go.  So I am off!  You probably wont hear from me for a few days (I dont think so!) sorting all the goodies out.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Wendy n Stu on August 18, 2008, 10:19:17 PM
I know the feeling BG.  So glad you are going to make it.  In my case it's what I can fit in!  Could really do with losing a stone in 3 weeks - short of wiring my mouth up not sure it will happen!  Well done on your loss, you have done great.  Enjoy packing.  Hope to c u there.  W. x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on August 19, 2008, 11:32:56 AM
Thanks Wendy.  I had a look at all my stuff, getting worried already as I will have to leave a lot behind I think.  Too many flip flops! 
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 19, 2008, 12:54:18 PM
Don't worry BG - there's a pair going begging out there - if you can find them lol!

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on August 19, 2008, 05:35:26 PM
BG
I can say this with tong in cheek
You can never have too many FLIP FLOPS
I dont think you will find mine though.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on August 19, 2008, 08:27:41 PM
Don't worry John I will still look out for them!

Dad's out of hospital today, just hoping he stays out for the next few weeks!  He's looking good so far compared to a couple of weeks ago, thought he was a gonner!  He's like a cat with 9 lives, he just bounces back which is amazing for 86.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: bmw1106 on August 19, 2008, 11:27:54 PM
Thats really good news BG.
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Post by: TerryW on August 20, 2008, 12:19:23 AM
That's great news about your dad BG. I think Mike and yourself will enjoy the holiday even more now, after your fears about not being able to go.

BTW - the new photo is really good.
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Post by: Marymary on August 20, 2008, 01:12:32 AM
Hi Blondegirl
Hope your Dad continues to get better and I agree with Terry you'll feel a lot more content on holiday.

Love
Mary
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Post by: blondegirl on August 20, 2008, 11:58:05 AM
Thanks Terry and Mary.  The photo isnt a new one though, its from a previous holiday and meal at the Thassala.  I look very shiny though!
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Post by: kaz on August 24, 2008, 12:06:45 AM
Well...having found this forum some time ago it prompted us to look at coming to Arillas. We convinced some friends to try it out and they went in to the Mathraki in June. They thought it was great and on their recommendation we have booked for ourselves and arrive on the 29th August for two weeks at the Mathraki. The accommodation and resort sound like everything we want from a holiday... we are true grecophiles and love the people and small resorts ... can't beat a full night relaxing at a local taverna with good food, a couple (or more!!) caraffs of local wine, good company and the odd nightcap or three on the way home. Also .... not wanting to do things by half we saw a great deal for next June so there are 6 of us coming to the Kaloudis on June 15th 2009.

Looking forward to having a natter and drink with anyone who might be passing

Yammas

Karen'n'Rick
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Post by: riggers on August 24, 2008, 12:13:59 AM
Hi Kaz.

You will love Arillas i'm sure. Looks like i might meet you in September this year and June next year. We go to Kaloudis all the time. The Mathraki also gets some fabulous reports.

Hope you enjoy your hols.

riggers...
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Post by: Marymary on August 24, 2008, 11:07:02 AM
Hi Kaz
we are staying at the Mathraki for two weeks from 5th September so hope to meet you. Arillas is great it has  such a great atmosphere.

Take Care
Mary
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Post by: kaz on August 26, 2008, 11:39:59 PM
Riggers and Mary

Thanks for the reply... nearly there now. It's an early flight from Doncaster on Friday so should see some of the sun on that day... I'm sure we'll sample some local hospitality later on!!

Will keep an eye out for you and share a cold beer or two.

Kaz'n'Rick
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Post by: PaulnMaria on August 27, 2008, 11:51:57 PM
We arrive on the 5th of September, staying at the Akti for 2 weeks. See you all there.
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Post by: Erja on August 28, 2008, 08:01:19 AM
2 sleeps left!!! Serious excitement is beginning to creep in :)
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Post by: pg32 on August 28, 2008, 09:50:03 AM
Monday morning cant come quick enough for me!! Cant concentrate at work at the moment, need a holiday!!!

2 weeks in the sun!! Yipppeee!!

Paul
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Post by: blindpete on August 28, 2008, 03:25:22 PM
Our suitcases came down from the loft at the weekend...holidays are coming!!
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Post by: Gary R on August 28, 2008, 04:40:30 PM
Hi All

We are arriving on the 5th September for 2 weeks of total bliss staying at Annas again, and this time bringing the kids and grandkids with us because they keep asking why we call Arillas heaven on earth so they are going to find out, was last there in June sporting a black eye so hopefully I will look a bit better this time with my tan lol. hope to see a few of you around after reading all these reports of alot of you there in September and even better the wine festival will hopefully be on to.
5th time to Arillas now in 2 years am i an addict yet (i think I was after the first time)

Gary
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Post by: riggers on August 28, 2008, 04:50:08 PM
Just picked Tickets up, so now the countdown is on. Hurry up the 9th September.

riggers...
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Post by: blondegirl on August 28, 2008, 06:50:49 PM
I just had to have a look at all my holiday gear again and re-sort it out for the 3rd time....I am trying to streamline it down and have managed to leave out some more stuff I dont need...hopefully will have lighter bags this year.  You cant tell I am excited can you?

We dont have tickets as we are flying with EJ and book in with our passports, although I must remember to phone Dorita for a taxi next week!  (as if I would forget!).  Hope the forecast is good for Corfu, wont have to put too many clothes in... weather in the UK in September is supposed to be more summery, typical!  Every minute, every hour is getting nearer!
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Post by: Marymary on August 28, 2008, 08:37:10 PM
Paul N Maria
I might finally get to meet you this time; we fly out on 5th September too on Thomson flight at 10.00 from Newcastle. Who are you flying with?

Sue AKA blonde girl
I've made a mental note of all the clothes and stuff I want to take, and I am going to try and make my bag lighter than last time. I'm going to try and learn the art of mixing and matching outfits, something I've never managed

Happy hols and getting excited now
Mary
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Post by: blondegirl on August 28, 2008, 09:00:56 PM
Mary... I read somewhere that for every skirt you take, pack three tops so they all mix and match.... so if I take 4 skirts thats 12 tops, plus 3 for shorts.... will have to rethink that..  I took too many last year and didnt wear them all.  Oh! the most difficult decisions in life... how many pairs of shoes/swimwear to take... LOL.
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Post by: PaulnMaria on August 28, 2008, 10:23:41 PM
Hi Mary, we're on the earlier flight from Newcastle, 6 o' clock I think (Maria sorts all that stuff out, I just drive the car).
Blondegirl, I'm gonna have to rethink my holiday wardrobe now, I don't own four skirts..............not that Maria knows about anyway :) :)
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Post by: justlynn on August 29, 2008, 12:14:09 AM
LOL, Paul!  :D
lynn x
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Post by: PaulnMaria on August 29, 2008, 02:25:35 AM
Ahhhhh... I wondered where my skirts were disappearing to!!!!

Hi Lynn hope you and Colin are well. Shame you can't join us again - think we are going to have Paul's mum with us this time. Hope to catch up with you again next year.

BG/Mary/Riggers/Phil&Jen - look forward to catching up with you at the wine festival (hope I haven't forgotten anyone).

Maria



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Post by: pg32 on August 29, 2008, 09:18:24 AM
Last day of work today then a weekend of final preperations before flying to Arillas Monday morning at 8:30am!! Dont think i will get much work done today if im honest as my mind is already in Arillas!!

Paul!
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Post by: justlynn on August 29, 2008, 12:48:52 PM
Hi Maria, we are well, thanks.  Hope you are too?  Yes, we certainly wish we were coming again too, but like you say, there's always next year.........

To EVERYBODY leaving for Arillas in the next few days..........

HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!!

Lynn xx
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Post by: Marymary on August 29, 2008, 08:05:12 PM
Hi Maria
yes hope to meet you all at the wine festival, should be good last time I was there in September two years ago it was on - that was the holiday we got delayed for 28 hours  when we were due to come home due to severe storms!

See you next week
Mary
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Post by: Paul C on August 30, 2008, 11:33:11 AM
One more week at work, then the weekend for last minute packing and fly out Monday 8th. The first stop after dumping the bags will be the Rainbow to see if the Mythos is still o.k. Looking forward to the wine festival and hope to meet members of the Forum there. Only one thing, no sign of flight tickets, but won't panic yet, leave that to this time next week.
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Post by: Marymary on August 30, 2008, 01:44:04 PM
Thanks Lynn
It will be fantastic to be back in Arillas, and great that there are quite a few forum members  going to, hope to meet you next time - flight prices permitting, it might just mean I have to save harder

Paul C
I'm sure your tickets will arrive soon

Cheers
Mary
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Post by: Paul C on August 30, 2008, 04:42:33 PM
Silly me Mary,the tickets arrived about twenty minutes after I sent the last post. I must be having "Senior Moments".Still we are really looking forward to our holiday. About a month ago I was pretty ill and the holiday was in doubt but all is well now. That makes our time in Arillas that more enjoyable.
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Post by: respond999 on August 30, 2008, 09:55:32 PM
Been trawling through the photos, flippin heck, I cant wait to go back. 

When is everybody going.

Hopefully it will be May and Sept for me.

sharon x
Going on the 23rd for 2 weeks a well deserved break.
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Post by: Marymary on August 31, 2008, 10:25:50 AM
Paul I'm glad you are well again, your  holiday will be extra special

Take Care

Mary
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Post by: Paul C on September 01, 2008, 08:20:27 PM
Thanks Mary, hope to see you soon.
Paul
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Post by: Caroline-B on September 03, 2008, 02:35:56 PM
Just two more sleeps before we are in Arillas yay... well probably only one more sleep cuz i wont be able to sleep the night before... i'll be too excited lol Hubby and I are flying from Norwich and Sis and her hubby and daughter are flying from Manchester........ im soooooooo excited..... did I mention that lol
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Post by: Shuey on September 03, 2008, 02:47:37 PM
Hi Caroline

Are you from Norwich or is it just your nearest airport.  I live in Thorpe.

There are several on this forum from the Norwich area.

Hope you have a lovely holiday.

Shuey
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Post by: Caroline-B on September 03, 2008, 04:28:02 PM
Hi Shuey

We live in Gorleston so Norwich is our nearest aiport.  We used norwich aiport in may for the first time (went to Crete) its soooooooooooo cute. did I mention i was excited about friday ?? are we nearly there yet? are we are we are we ? :P
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Post by: Marymary on September 04, 2008, 09:23:41 AM
Me too Caroline only one more shift at work!!
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Post by: Sandy x on September 04, 2008, 10:23:51 AM
Have a great time Mary and Caroline....and yes, you ARE nearly there!
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Post by: blondegirl on September 04, 2008, 05:45:11 PM
Well... dad was taken back into hospital again today.. suspected heart attack AGAIN and they drained fluid off his lung AGAIN!  We have been told to still go on holiday as he will be ok in hospital... poor old thing he must be feeling so rotten and we shall feel rotten leaving him.  We had hoped he would be ok for at least a month, just goes to show you never know what is around the corner do you, we wont know what to do until the last minute now.
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Post by: BeckyB on September 04, 2008, 05:59:28 PM

Oh Blonde Girl,

I'm so sorry to hear your news, you've certainly had it far from easy of late & just where you were getting to a point in looking forward to your holiday.
Firstly, I hope your Father makes a speedy recovery & this is nothing more than a bit of a 'blip'.
I know it must be very difficult about thinking about going away, but if the hospital are saying it's quite all right to do so, then maybe you should heed their advice?
I know, I know, far easier said than done but please know that I'm thinking of you all at this time & hope he's back on his feet very soon.

BeckyB xx.
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Post by: blondegirl on September 04, 2008, 06:05:19 PM
Thanks Becky...each day as it comes as they say.
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Post by: Marymary on September 04, 2008, 07:18:55 PM
Sue
I echo Becky's reply to you I hope your dad gets well soon and that you still have a lovely holiday.

Love
Mary
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Post by: Marymary on September 04, 2008, 07:20:17 PM
Thanks Sandy
I'm just doing last minute housework and packing now. I couldn't wait for work to finish today
Take care
Mary
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Post by: BeckyB on September 04, 2008, 07:29:21 PM

Oh yes, I forgot to say Mary, it's nearly time for your 'off'' isn't it?
I can only imagine how excited you must be feeling right now.
Hope you have a gorgeous time - & make sure you tell us all about it won't you!
BeckyB :-) xxx
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Post by: kes on September 04, 2008, 08:58:14 PM
Could not resist just booked for October...get a last fix before winter....(mind you its like winter now...)
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Post by: sharonF on September 04, 2008, 10:10:26 PM
Aw BG, really feel for you, just when you thought everything was okay, I know even though they say its okay to go and I would if were you, but you will worry while away, i'm just thinking of booking now for sept, because mum had a fall 5 weeks ago and fractured her hip, the wonderful nhs said it was badly bruised then 2 weeks later discoved it was broken!  So shes had an op and has just come out of hospital. 

Fingers crossed for you BG, hope everything turns out okay

Sharon x
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Post by: PaulnMaria on September 04, 2008, 10:38:51 PM
Blondegirl, we hope all goes well & we can meet you soon in a more relaxed & sunny environment.

It's 8:30 p.m. here & we're setting off for Newcastle airport @ 3:00 a.m. (picking up mum on the way). The packing is done & the tickets are in hand. Perfect time then to sit down in front of the telly with a cheeky little Coors..................not in this house it isn't. Maria's hurtling round vacuuming everything in sight. We don't want the burglars to think we're scruffy now do we ??? ??? ???
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Post by: Marymary on September 04, 2008, 10:55:21 PM
ExactlyPaul and Maria that's why I've been doing housework tonight like a mad woman don't want the burglers to think they've invaded a tip, seriously though I'd be gutted if I got burgled. And thanks Becky B I am dead excited and this maybe my last holiday in Arillas for some time due to our mega British price increases so I'm going to make the most of it.

Love to all
and hope this time I meet some of the forum members and I will be posting a holiday report complete with photos

Love
Mary
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Post by: BeckyB on September 04, 2008, 10:56:04 PM
It's a girl thing Paul - & by the time you get back (although my bets are you won''t want to leave) at least you'll have a lovely clean house to return to.

Hoping you have the best of times guys & really looking forward to hearing all about it :-)

3.00am eh? But then again, some things are worth getting up that early for aren't they?

Enjoy!

BeckyB
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Post by: PaulnMaria on September 04, 2008, 11:27:45 PM
Looks like I'm getting the stare............better go & sweep the floor or dust something :)
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Post by: Sandy x on September 05, 2008, 01:47:53 AM
Fingers crossed for you BG.....thinking of you and know how much you need to go.....

I always change the sheets before I go away too....like to come home to a nice clean bed.
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Post by: vivian on September 05, 2008, 10:29:30 AM
Oh Blonde Girl, What a shame to have such a thing happen now after all the soul searching that youve done and come to the conclucion that everythings going to be OK and that you will go and relax & enjoy your holiday. Hope everything works out for you all. Viv
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Post by: vivian on September 05, 2008, 10:31:11 AM
Hi Kes, I just knew that you wouldn't be able to resist. What date's are you going. Viv
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Post by: Diane x on September 05, 2008, 10:52:38 AM
Sandy

I always change the sheets before I go away but one of the kids always goes in our nice king size bed !
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Post by: kes on September 05, 2008, 12:15:47 PM
Hi Viv ...   yes bad withdrawel sysmptoms....17th Oct   24th oct ... bit late in the season but who cares...
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Post by: Sandy x on September 05, 2008, 12:26:16 PM
Better late than never kes....
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Post by: Paul C on September 05, 2008, 07:47:53 PM
It's Friday, finished work.the weekend to come but Monday it's not back to work , it's fly to Arillas. My snail has nearly made it along that beach. Roll on.
p.s.
Blonde girl hope all goes well for you and maybe see you there.
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Post by: Wendy n Stu on September 06, 2008, 01:32:04 PM
We go Monday too, can't wait.  Finished work 9.15 p.m. Friday night with everything on list ticked off.  Today it's packing and then 1.00 a.m. Monday morning (we got a change of flight time!!!!) we are off to the airport.  A 3 hour check-in????  We arrive in Corfu 10.30 a.m. so we have worked out that we should be in Arillas by noon and on the beach by 1.00 p.m.  So excited in case you can't tell :o)  Ready for the sunshine, the rest and most of all the people.  W n S. xx
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Post by: BeckyB on September 06, 2008, 01:40:47 PM

I can imagine how excited you must be getting Wendy & Stu - not long to go now eh?
Really hope you have a fantastic time & don't forget to tell us all about it.
At least you're getting away from this dreadful weather - it's horrible!
Happy Holidays!
BeckyB :-)
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Post by: Corfusoon on September 06, 2008, 01:51:13 PM
Hi Everyone,

We leave for Corfu on the 29th September. The whole family are counting down the days!
 Its been a hard year and we are taking my Mum along with us. Unfortunately my Father is not coming as we hoped, as he passed away after a long fight with cancer. It breaks my heart that he will never see the villa.
Any way cannot think of any where better to recharge our batterys.
Hopefully this time we will get to meet a few more people and maybe even have a drink!! The kids will no doubt be on the look out for new friends, and Frank a glass of something good to drink and a sunlounger!!

To everyone going out soon  have a wonderful time, enjoy every minute.

Mandyxx
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Post by: Paul C on September 06, 2008, 02:03:12 PM
Wendy & Stu,
Are you on the 5-15 flight from Bristol ?
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Post by: Wendy n Stu on September 06, 2008, 02:17:41 PM
Thanks Becky, we will tell you all about it.  Paul, we are on the 5.00 a.m. flight from Manchester.  I have packed Eggy's jelly babies and just need to put everything else in now!!!  Just been for some euros and the cat is panicking as she knows the cattery is looming :o(  W. x
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Post by: justlynn on September 06, 2008, 02:23:49 PM
Funny how pets just get to KNOW, isn't it, Wendy?  Our dog seems to be able to practically read our thoughts! 

Hope you and Stu have a wonderful holiday.  (I'm sure you will.......)

lynn xx
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Post by: sharonF on September 06, 2008, 02:31:26 PM
Wendy and Stu have a brilliant holiday, we'll miss you this time, we go back on the 27th Sept.   Dont leave the jelly babies with Dimitris, or Eggy will get an empty bag, lol :)

Lynn it is funny how pets know, as soon as i get out the case to pack the dog goes into a depression and wont "talk" to me! haha. 

Mandy, very sorry to hear about your dad and Arillas is the perfect place to help you get over it.  Have a wonderful time.

Sharon x
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Post by: Corfusoon on September 06, 2008, 02:38:38 PM
Thank you Sharon for your kind words, and yes i'm sure Arillas will shine sun joy on us.

Mandy
ps sorry we will miss you
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Post by: sharonF on September 06, 2008, 02:42:57 PM
Mandy sorry I meant 27th sept is when we go back to Arillas, so we will be there when you are.

Sharon x
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Post by: Sandy x on September 06, 2008, 03:00:29 PM
Hi Mandy....so sorry to hear about your dad. I know just how you feel about him not seeing the villa. Whilst I was overjoyed that my dad was able to come with me to my house in April, it was also tinged with sadness because my mum had died last August so she never got to see it. But you know, some days when we were all sitting on the patio I liked to think a bit of her was with us and sharing in the pleasure and joy the place has given us.

I'm hoping to come out for a week at the beginning of October so may get to see you again this time.
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Post by: BeckyB on September 06, 2008, 03:21:25 PM

Hi Mandy,

I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear about your Father.
I hope you & your family have a restful, tranquil time in Arillas & things get better from here on in.
BeckyB x
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Post by: blondegirl on September 06, 2008, 04:40:54 PM
Have a great time... and dont worry about the jelly beans, if Dimitris does eat them I have some more to take.

So sorry Mandy about your dad at this sad time.  I do hope you are able to have a rest and remember the good times when you are away.

Thanks everyone for your good wishes too.  Dad is still in hospital.. He has been in almost all the wards except the Maternity!  At least he is being monitored and checked every 1/2 hr and ok at the moment.
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Post by: Wendy n Stu on September 06, 2008, 04:53:02 PM
Thanks Sharon & Lyn :o)

Mandy, so very sorry to hear about your Dad.  He will be there in spirit and you will share many special memories along the way.  So sorry for your loss.

BG see you there I hope.  So glad you can make it, you need it after all you have been through. 

Take care everyone and speak soon.  W. x
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Post by: Corfusoon on September 06, 2008, 06:03:17 PM
thank you  Wendy, Becky,Sandy and Sharon and Lyn for your kind comments.

It would be great to see you if you do happen to go over Sandy, i could see if Frank could do a bit of a B-BQ!
Hopefully we will get to see you as well Sharon, i'm sure we wont beable to miss that lovely smile as we go around Arillas!

I hope that your dad is felling better soon Blond girl. I know when my father was in hospital they were great and the level of care could not be faulted.

Thank you again everyone Mandy
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Post by: vivian on September 07, 2008, 12:13:10 PM
Hope you all have a great time. Sandy I really believe your Mum was there with you all and watching your Dad haveing such a good time with you. Mandy Im sure it will be the same with you.
 Sharon im a bit dissapointed that it won't be us two going to C.F.R. this time but maybe we will be some of the first to go to the new premisis next year. Viv
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Post by: sharonF on September 07, 2008, 03:57:05 PM
Me too Viv, we had take the last week in sept because it was too soon to leave mum before that and the two weeks after that,  other people are off work so I wouldnt have been able to take time off.  Thats how come we are at the Akti, couldnt get in anywhere else that week.  So it will be next May we'll visit the donkeys together.

Love Sharon xx
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Post by: wayne on September 08, 2008, 07:14:16 AM
just booked at annas for 1 week in 25th may 2009 not stayed at these studios but everything i hear about them sounds good.cant wait.
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Post by: vivian on September 08, 2008, 11:29:28 AM
Enjoy Akti Sharon and you Anna's Rigger's Im sure you will all have a great holiday. Please give Anna a hug for me and tell her we will hopefully see her in October. Viv.
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Post by: riggers on September 08, 2008, 01:49:07 PM
I'd love to give her a hug for you Viv but i am staying at the Kaloudis. Thanks i will have a great Holiday i'm sure :D

riggers..
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Post by: vivian on September 08, 2008, 02:36:29 PM
EEEEr Well you could walk up the hill for me. Sorry about that senior moment. Wino could you pleaswe do the honours instead. lol Viv
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Post by: Sandy x on September 08, 2008, 03:08:26 PM
wino's not going till next May viv....you can walk up the hill yourself before then....lol
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Post by: vivian on September 08, 2008, 04:58:11 PM
OOo B----y Sandy, We really need this holiday. All doing quite well now and Michael and Zreena are both back at work and slowly coming round. Both Pete and I have had to put brave faces on as you know. Mums going to hospital on 18th to find out how they are going to treat her skin cancer, and Im not really concentraiting on anything except getting to Arillas for some very much needed R&R and no where better to get that. That senior moment seems to be turning into a senior few weeks but im sure we will all be rejuvenated again after our holidays. lol Viv
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Post by: Sandy x on September 08, 2008, 05:13:05 PM
What date do you go Viv? I am just looking into flights for October....
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Post by: Lindypops on September 08, 2008, 05:14:44 PM
Hi Sandy. Viv goes in October, and will be celebrating her birthday there. oops     xx
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Post by: kes on September 08, 2008, 05:20:38 PM
Is it your 40th Viv?           (http://www.arillas.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/misc/smiling.gif)
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Post by: vivian on September 08, 2008, 08:05:57 PM
YES YES YES MY 40th and if you believe that your believe anything. We go on the 13th Sandy booked with booked with Thomas Cook to stay at Jimmy & Perry's as cheaper then we normaly pay flight only. Would love to see you there and maybe Kes we can have that drink we should have had in May. Viv
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Post by: Sandy x on September 08, 2008, 08:11:15 PM
Just booked 7 to 14th Viv so hopefully see you before I go ....xx
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Post by: BeckyB on September 08, 2008, 09:00:05 PM

Aah, that's a pity Viv, we'll miss you as we head back on the 7th.
We could just feasibly see Sandy though :-)
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Post by: Sandy x on September 08, 2008, 09:09:35 PM
What flight are you on Becky?
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Post by: BeckyB on September 08, 2008, 09:26:13 PM

The Easyjet - last one out on Tuesday 7th. I think it's about 11.40pm - something like that Sandy.
You can tell I've absolutely no interest when it comes to having to leave Arillas :-)
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Post by: kes on September 08, 2008, 09:34:12 PM
Viv
We will be there 17th...(Marvel)..so make mine a mataxa...kath`s  orange juice..!!!!
Kes/Kath
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on September 08, 2008, 09:49:56 PM
LOL Becky...that's the flight I come in on so I'll leave a warm seat for you but fear we won't see each other....may be next time x
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Post by: BeckyB on September 08, 2008, 09:54:36 PM

Doh! Typical isn't it.
That's a real pity Sandy, I would have loved to have caught up.
I guess it will have to be next year now. Disappointing - but hey, there's always the Forum isn't there :-)
BeckyB x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on September 08, 2008, 11:05:06 PM
Hi Kes,17th is my birthday and we will be having a special meal in the everning, what time do you get to Arillas? if not see you on 18th.
Hope to see you on everning of 13th Sandy, what time do you leave on 14th. Viv
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Post by: kes on September 08, 2008, 11:20:28 PM
Hmm ...we are on the midnight run friday 11.30pm from Manchester...looks like we are out of luck.... (http://www.arillas.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/misc/4.gif)
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Post by: Sandy x on September 08, 2008, 11:24:06 PM
I shall be leaving Arillas about 8.30pm Viv - my flight is at 11.30 so hopefully that will give us time for a quick chat....or drink....lol...I'll pm you my mobile number and we can maybe text when we are there to arrange something x
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Post by: vivian on September 09, 2008, 10:10:38 AM
Sounds Great Sandy, I hate to think of you jumping out of the car  on the way to the airport again, altough it was fun once I knew you were safely across the road. lol Viv
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Post by: Sandy x on September 09, 2008, 12:07:32 PM
Perhaps we should have an Arillas Torch as opposed to an Olympic torch and pass it on to each other as we leave Arillas.....lol
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on September 10, 2008, 12:53:58 PM
Sandy
The Arillas torch is always burning for me.
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Post by: Sandy x on September 10, 2008, 01:27:40 PM
Me too John....and for many people I think.
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Post by: vivian on September 10, 2008, 05:25:10 PM
Hi Sandy, do you remember when Litsa ran with it the Olympic torch 2004. Pete and I got to hold it afterwards and I know this might sound daft but it was the experiance of a life time, can just imagen little Babis's face later in life when his mum shows him those fantastic photo's that were taken. Viv
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Post by: Sandy x on September 10, 2008, 05:29:16 PM
Yes I do remember that Viv....what a fantastic experience for all of them and what an honour.
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Post by: angiem on September 10, 2008, 05:33:47 PM
My goodness, that's impressive.

Why was Litsa chosen, and where did she carry it?
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Post by: Sandy x on September 10, 2008, 05:56:38 PM
She was specially chosen because she had worked for the local authority (or whatever it is called in Greece!) and it all happened in Corfu Town. Dimitris put some photos on here at the time if I remember rightly.
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Post by: BeckyB on September 10, 2008, 06:02:41 PM

Wow! Really?
That sounds amazing. I'd love to see the photos.
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Post by: angiem on September 10, 2008, 07:49:00 PM
Me too!
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Post by: vivian on September 10, 2008, 08:56:56 PM
Page 24 of general information 6th tread down. Viv
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Post by: BeckyB on September 10, 2008, 09:19:29 PM

Cheers for that Viv,
I'm going to make sure I look at that :-)
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Post by: blindpete on September 11, 2008, 04:55:00 PM
My wife has just phoned me in work...the tickets have arrived!!!!
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Post by: M n M on September 12, 2008, 11:00:08 PM
Tickets arrived today, thankful that we are booked with Manos. Roll on 29th. Mick
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Post by: vivian on September 19, 2008, 08:15:37 PM
Our's have arrived today, yyyeeeeaaaa. Im getting really excited now, cant wait to arrive home on 13th. Viv
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Post by: BeckyB on September 20, 2008, 11:26:33 AM

Nice one Viv - what a cracking start to the weekend eh?
The sun's shining, your tickets have arrived....great stuff :-)
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Post by: sharonF on September 20, 2008, 11:44:33 AM
Mine arrived Tuesday, woke up this morning and thought this time next week, I will be in Arillas, got butterflies.

Sharon x
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Post by: Corfusoon on September 20, 2008, 12:15:52 PM
Us too, we fly out on Monday the 29th.

We will see you there!
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Post by: vivian on September 20, 2008, 06:54:38 PM
Have been sat out in the sun by our olive tree and our bottle brush reading Corfu Sunset (avrio never comes) drinking Mythos and where am I ? belive it or not Yorkshire. Viv
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Post by: Lindypops on September 20, 2008, 11:10:53 PM
A lovely place to be viv. Have a lovely evening. xx
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Post by: kes on September 20, 2008, 11:26:09 PM
Babysitting tonight...bottle of plonk & a packet of chili flavoured crisps...well gotta make some sacrifices
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Post by: Lindypops on September 20, 2008, 11:30:39 PM
Aye. Don`t you be overdoing the crisps!
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Post by: justlynn on September 21, 2008, 12:24:23 PM
So you're getting nicely into the spirit ready for October then, Viv?  Enjoy, lol.
Lynn xx
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Post by: Caroline-B on September 22, 2008, 02:45:56 PM
Just got back from Arillas after staying at Kaloudis. Its was as fab as everyone said it would be.. apart from the beds.... WHAT ARE THEY MADE OF? Went to the wine festival the first half was brilliant... although for some reason the second half was a bit of a blur... cant think why :) tried lots of tavernas for food, we found that Kostas on the beach one of the best.

cant recomend Arillas and especially Kaloudis enough, everyone was lovely.

thanks for all the info, this website was a real help.. thanks again guys
x



   
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Post by: patrickjohn on September 22, 2008, 07:28:35 PM
Hi Caroline-B & everyone
Glad it went well.  We are fans of the Kaloudis Village.  Beds have wooden slats under the mattress - supposed to be good for bad backs!
Will definately be booking Kaloudis Village again - might even see you sometime.
Best wishes
Pat
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Post by: Paul D on September 22, 2008, 10:36:10 PM
Hi, Caroline-B.   Really pleased about positive comments about Kaloudis.  We`ll be there in June.   Are the beds really that hard???
         Paul D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on September 22, 2008, 10:44:00 PM
Aren't all beds hard in Greece??
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Post by: BeckyB on September 22, 2008, 11:07:40 PM

Cor! I'll tell you something. If you think the beds in Corfu are hard - you want to try the ones in Crete - serious ouch! :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on September 22, 2008, 11:16:56 PM
Speaking of beds, it`s the first thing we do when we arrive------------------------ push the 2 beds together!?!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kes on September 22, 2008, 11:32:32 PM
I would expect nothing else from you  ;-)
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Post by: Lindypops on September 22, 2008, 11:39:18 PM
Lol, saying no more,lol.
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Post by: BeckyB on September 22, 2008, 11:45:34 PM

Hey Lindypops,
Not long to go now before you're pushing them together again :-) :-)
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Post by: Paul & Denise on September 23, 2008, 02:14:57 AM
Plastic tie wraps work well ( for stopping the beds sliding apart of course!)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on September 23, 2008, 03:16:56 AM
Lol, you are naughty people. I simply want a good nights sleep!
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Post by: vivian on September 23, 2008, 09:24:33 AM
What a romantics  you both are. Love Viv & Pete
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on September 23, 2008, 12:19:48 PM
This may help Lindy ........

If you just push the beds together, and there is "activity", it's too easy for the two beds to separate and have legs or arms fall into the gap. :-)

So, put the beds together, but put the mattresses horizontally across the beds. This stops the beds from coming apart.

Have a great holiday.

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on September 23, 2008, 12:30:06 PM
You really are naughty people,lol. What is this word "activity"? Well, I`m all packed now. Hand luggage again. Just waiting for my lift, and away I`ll go. Bfn.
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Post by: sharonF on September 23, 2008, 01:43:29 PM
You're well practised then Terry, lol. 

Sharon x
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Post by: BeckyB on September 23, 2008, 03:41:11 PM

Yes Terry,
You seem to be a bit of an expert in these matters :-) :-)
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Post by: TerryW on September 23, 2008, 04:03:14 PM
Of course I am an expert on activities in bed.

(http://studiotommy.homestead.com/files/bed.gif)

BTW Lindy don't forget to put a pillow between the headboard and the wall. :-)

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Post by: Marymary on September 23, 2008, 08:14:07 PM
Ha ha
yes I know about the pillow against the wall trick!!

Cheers
Mary
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Post by: BeckyB on September 23, 2008, 08:36:12 PM

You do make me laugh Terry :-)
I love the little man jumping on the bed - very funny.
BeckyB :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: CheekyVimto on September 30, 2008, 08:37:09 PM
Hi Everyone I am new to this forum we are going 17 October for 1 week there are 8 of us travelling (4 married couples) we are staying at Kaloudis Village have we made a good choice? Also will a lot of Tavernas and bars be shut down at this time of year? Any info would be greatly appreciated Thanx.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on September 30, 2008, 11:04:21 PM
Dimac45

I've never read or heard any bad words about Kaloudis so the odds are way in your favour for a good stay.

There should still be enough places open for you to choose from but, beware that they may have limited menus at this time of year.

(It's more Greek like that anyway - You pick from what's on offer.)

Have a good time.
Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on October 01, 2008, 04:19:51 PM
Terry, don`t use a feather pillow, feathers everywhere!
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Post by: kevin.g on October 10, 2008, 10:36:14 PM
yassus all..just booked 05/06/09 -15/06/09...hotel akti......yammas
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Post by: vivian on October 11, 2008, 12:04:12 PM
We go on Monday nanannana. Sorry folks just could resist. Im so excited. Viv
(http://bestsmileys.com/undersun/1.gif)
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Post by: Marymary on October 11, 2008, 12:40:17 PM
Have a wonderfull time Viv, but us forum members know that is virtually guaranteed

Love
Mary
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Post by: justphil on October 11, 2008, 12:47:56 PM
Any space in your luggage viv? I so could do with a week out there now. Not jealous or anything....

Know you and Pete will have a great time. Don't do too much green mud...

Best wishes
Phil
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Post by: angiem on October 11, 2008, 12:49:01 PM
ok, ok, - rub it in , if you must!! :D

Have a fantastic time Viv.

Angie
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Post by: kevin.g on October 11, 2008, 01:48:04 PM
enjoy viv ...............yammas
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Post by: vivian on October 11, 2008, 02:08:11 PM
At least I learned not to bring the green mud home with me after the first time I tried it, blocked the drains good and proper.
Im just looking forward to R & R this time not going to rush around to see anybody or anything just going to take it easy all week. ahhh paradise.  Viv & Pete
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Post by: riggers on October 11, 2008, 02:15:53 PM
I will try and not disturb you Viv. We go on Tuesday for a week.  :) :D

I will say Happy Birthday to you over there. :D

riggers....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on October 11, 2008, 03:00:58 PM
You lucky, lucky people!

How I envy you.

Spare a thought for the rest of us, stuck here in the wind and rain - actually, no don't.

Just have a great time.
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Post by: TONYNEW on October 11, 2008, 03:52:00 PM
Have a great time Viv i dunno why i'm saying that Cos i just know you will lol
                                           Tony
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Post by: justphil on October 11, 2008, 10:58:45 PM
Like I said earlier, for us it is not Arillas today it is Arillas Next Year. We're not jealous we are just GREEN WITH ENVY.

Have a good one viv and pete. Please mention PhilandJen to Yannis and Tomas in Grazella, Nikos and Angela in Mirage, Spiros Steffi and Adela in Thalassa, Hannah Kostas and Perry in Coconut, Olga, Vasillis in Amourada, Irene in the shop, Dimitris and family and Nikos and Noufris in Brouklis, Spiros and Jimmy in Rainbow, Philip and Eleni in Tria Adelphia.

Sorry luvver - just dreaming. just enjoy Arillas for us all
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on October 12, 2008, 02:13:49 AM
Not green here either,lol. Go for it viv. Enjoy it chuckyegg. xx
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Post by: riggers on October 12, 2008, 02:42:10 AM
I will send yours and Jens Love PHIL.  :)  . I would love all to be there, i'm sure i owe Kev and Bev a drink. :)  :D

riggers..........
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on October 12, 2008, 10:51:37 AM
Hi Rigger's Didn't know you were over there next week. Please say Hello would love to meet you just because it's an R&R holiday dosent make me an unsocialable person (at least I hope not) lol Viv.
Phil & Jen I will tell everybody I see that you love them even the van man, maybe get it on the tanoy. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on October 12, 2008, 11:52:34 AM
We will be going 14th/8/09 but not booked yet i keep looking but prices seem to be up and down a lot at the moment
                                      Tony
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Post by: Marymary on October 12, 2008, 12:00:28 PM
Oh Riggers
You too are so luck to be going back again this month
Have a fantastic time

Mary
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Post by: justlynn on October 12, 2008, 01:53:17 PM
HAVE A FANTASTIC TIME, VIV AND PETE AND RIGGERS AND SUE!!!

And Viv, hope you have a really happy birthday - sure you will - how could you fail in Arillas?

Love,
lynn xx
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Post by: sharonF on October 12, 2008, 04:04:28 PM
Viv and Riggers have fantastic holidays.  Where are you both staying?

Sharon x
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Post by: riggers on October 12, 2008, 04:23:46 PM
Thanks Sharon i will try my best. We are staying at the Kaloudis (as usual). Don't know about Viv.

riggers........
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Post by: riggers on October 12, 2008, 04:26:32 PM
OOPS and thankyou Lynn and Mary.  :)


riggers....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on October 12, 2008, 09:49:04 PM
We are hoping for the end of June/July next year for 10 days at the BS Hotel... I will wait for EJ flights though and get in quick I hope.  If we cant do that it will probably be September same as this year.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: martin-w on October 13, 2008, 06:10:51 PM
Hope to be back 'home' in May 2009.
Will book again with Dorita at the BS Hotel. Taxi transfer as usual. Thomsonfly have quoted me £345 ish which is £100 up on May this year. I might look arround for cheaper flights, but will not be going to Gatwick whatever the price!
All being well, I want to be there in September for the wine festival as well. Hope those bankers don't loose my money!
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on October 17, 2008, 12:49:02 PM
I was wondering if Mike was happy about going back to Arillas next year, thought he might be bored with it... but.... I overheard him talking to a neighbour today telling her that EJ are flying again next year to Corfu, that their schedules will be available from December and that we hope to go for 10 days only this time (all to do with work and family etc.)!!!     Hooray!! Its not just me!       He loves it as much as I do and from that bit of "eavesdropping" I know I can go ahead and book it!  TEE HEE  - Result!!!!
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Post by: kevin.g on October 17, 2008, 10:22:29 PM
hey blondgirl
im the same 7days not enough .14 to much ,,10/11 just great...couldnt wait for easyjet so booked 10days on thomsonfly from gatwick.....looking at nearyear at atki also .....lol....santa,s great aint he ....yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Marymary on October 18, 2008, 02:41:28 AM
Hi Martin
I'm sure those bankers won't lose  your money I think our British media likes to do a bit of scare mongering
Here's to many happy Arillas holidays

Take Care

Mary
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Post by: Melissa on November 18, 2008, 04:02:02 PM
10th July 2009 @ 1:35pm lol how sad am I! Im sooooo excited! Can't wait to get on that plane!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on November 18, 2008, 04:19:09 PM
The Months for 2009 are now available to add your holidays dates at .......

http://my.calendars.net/arillas/d01/07/2009?display=M&style=B&positioning=A

If anyone wants me to enter their dates please PM me.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: pinkdeb2000 on December 02, 2008, 05:35:52 PM
We hope to go Aug as usual.

Hi Lisa, when in Aug are you going? i'm hopefully going then too. will be strange going back as i havnt been for the last 2yrs :-(

Whoops i just noticed this was posted back in Fed. o well still hopefully see everyone in 2009 :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on December 02, 2008, 06:42:22 PM
Thanks Terry for putting the calendar back up.  Have entered my dates in September, and am looking forward to 1) The Beach 2) The Royal Ionian 3) Sunshine, but not necessarily in that order.
All the best
PJ
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: greg on February 09, 2009, 07:58:28 PM
hi all i will be making my return to Arillas on 22nd June 2009
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Post by: greg on February 09, 2009, 08:00:02 PM
hi all i will be making my return to Arillas on 22nd June 2009
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on February 09, 2009, 08:37:15 PM
Sadly that is the day we Leave.............


riggers....
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Post by: Samwell on February 16, 2009, 04:21:50 AM
Hey guys!!!!

5th year to the island... 2nd staying in Arillas!!!

Stayed in Arillas Bay Appartments last year, was interesting but Ill definately make a trip back to go say hi to Yannis and friends. Good food there too, and damn cheap!

Ill be staying in Brouklis Appartments this year as I got great rates. Im going alone though, for a change, for 10 days.

Who else will be there then who I can meet up with, have a drink and laugh at the Malibu Bar, with Giorgios and Kinga???

Might also be looking at getting a taxi share if someones on my flight too? Arriving 30th June quite early AM. Leaving... never, hopefully, but officially 11th quite late.. to Gatwick...

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Post by: Manda on February 18, 2009, 08:15:52 PM
Hopefully 18th May..................fingers crossed I don't have to cancel coz of work!! I'll be gutted :-(
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Post by: jen on February 18, 2009, 09:10:39 PM
Booked yesterday.18th May for a week at The Marvel.The countdown begins.12 weeks on Monday.So looking forward to it.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Manda on February 21, 2009, 02:54:28 PM
Happy happy happy little me! I'm definitely Arillas-bound 18 may - I don't have to cancel!

Jen, my mum and my friend arrive at the marvel on same date as you. See you there; I'm in apartments just round the corner - can't remember the name of them as my mammy sorted it for me! Bless her !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on February 21, 2009, 03:21:17 PM
Hi Manda,
So pleased for you that you didn't have to cancel!  :)
I had a similar problem recently, as a colleague had already booked my first day's holiday as the end of her long weekend. My boss said she couldn't have us away on the same day, in spite of the fact I had arranged cover myself for both of us.

Knew where she was coming from, but boy, was I relieved when her boss overruled her - it was only one day that would have spoilt our fortnight!

Will miss you as we go in June, but have a good one!!  :)

lynn xx
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Post by: jen on February 21, 2009, 03:57:39 PM
Hi Manda

Been into town to get a pair of flip flops to get me in the holiday mood.Hubby thinks I'm mad.Now wish as a joke I had bought him that pair of hideous flowery swimming trunks I saw.Looking forward to saying hi to you all in May.




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Post by: garythebike on February 21, 2009, 04:30:14 PM
Hi all. Myself, the missus and the little fella will be there on 22nd june for a fortnight, looking forward to it.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on February 21, 2009, 06:54:35 PM
Not sure when we are going yet although definatly be there in September, depends if we sell our house to whether we get to go a 2nd time this year.

Mum who is 83 wants to come with us in September, it's been at least 35yrs since she last went abroad.  Taking her to the GP on Monday to have medical to see if it's ok for her to fly, if they give her the go ahead I'm sure we will have another Arillas addict on our hands.  She is sooooo excited bless her.

Jill
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on February 21, 2009, 07:03:48 PM
Mick....we'll have to introduce your mum to my dad..... He is 91 this year and coming with me for a second time in April....he can't wait and the way he is going, he will become an official Arillas Addict and regular visitor.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on February 21, 2009, 07:37:29 PM
Hi Jill and Sandy
We are still struggling with having to go to Hiroshima to our son's wedding this year. We aren't rich, but we have realised we WILL go to Arillas whatever. Will miss you both sadly. July is the only "window" just now. But never say never.

I tell you what though, when I'm 90 like your father or mother, to have my sons take me to Arillas would be superb. But then I'll be taking them...

If your olduns were mine I would persuade them to go, and in justjen's case, her mum and dad would have stayed for good and never come back. Just like them, yours will love it. Just look at Sandy's post last year. Old doesn't mean finished... It is a new start.

love to both
Phil
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Post by: gaye on February 22, 2009, 01:23:20 AM
just booked flights....17th for 14 nights  no accommodation yet!!!!
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Post by: justlynn on February 22, 2009, 02:46:19 AM
Well done, Gaye - that's great news!!

lynn xx
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Post by: riggers on February 22, 2009, 02:47:16 AM
Well done Gaye Love.

I'm sure you won't have any trouble booking accommodation.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on February 22, 2009, 02:47:49 AM
Well done, Gaye - that's great news!!

lynn xx
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Post by: Karen/Colin on February 23, 2009, 03:04:48 PM
Only 19 weeks now. was looking at flip flops & sunglasses yesterday-how sad!

Karen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on February 23, 2009, 04:49:16 PM
:D you are not sad Karen! You are getting prepared just like I am (bought new swim wear on Saturday!) And I have only 187 sleeps to Arillas :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on February 23, 2009, 09:18:06 PM
Well good news was the doctor felt there was no reason for mam to come with us to Arillas bad news is because of her underlying medical conditions I am finding it hard to get insurance cover for her.

Never mind will keep looking although any advice would be appreciated.  The problems that are stopping her haven't caused any health problems for at least 12 years although she takes regular medication.

Jill
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on February 23, 2009, 09:31:16 PM
My dad got his through SAGA....not cheap but at least they gave it to him.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on February 23, 2009, 09:36:48 PM
Sandy have sent you a pm

Jill
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on February 23, 2009, 09:47:50 PM
Sandy love you XXXXXXXXX and mam loves you XXXXXXXX

Put all her conditions on the Saga website and they will insure her for £134 which is GREAT.

Arillas here we come.

Jill
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on February 23, 2009, 10:07:09 PM
And cheap at the price.....excellent news. I'm sure she will have a wonderful time x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: gaye on February 24, 2009, 01:37:02 AM
booked now! August 17 til 31st anyone else there then?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on February 24, 2009, 01:49:18 AM
Yes, I am there from 26 Aug to 9 Sept. See you there Gaye!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on February 28, 2009, 05:29:23 PM
We are now booked, arrive on the 25th September for 1 week staying at the Nafsika.  Thought the hard bit would be getting insurance for Mam but turned out getting a copy of her birth certificate was even harder, they had forgot to add her to the index at the front of the book so wouldn't accept that she existed ha ha ha.  Well after numerous phone calls and having to pay for it twice we now have the copy, sending off for her passport Monday.  She is so excited and is telling everyone she is going on holiday for the first time in almost 40yrs, no better place for her to go than Arillas.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dave mull on February 28, 2009, 06:50:57 PM
we go 3rd aug till the 24th cannot wait  yahooo
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on March 01, 2009, 10:15:26 AM
Yes, I am there from 26 Aug to 9 Sept.

Yamas Sandy! You might spot the giggling Finn's in the village :D

ONLY 181 sleeps to August 29th! 8)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on March 01, 2009, 11:36:34 AM
Look forward to seeing you there Erja. My Finnish friend and her partner are joining me for the second week so we'll have to meet up....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: judith on March 01, 2009, 01:37:44 PM
7th August for 2 weeks flying from Norwich.

Judith
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on March 16, 2009, 03:04:06 AM
My dad discovered today that his passport runs out in June. We are going to Arillas in April and we aren't sure what the regulations are in Europe for having extra time on your passport - I know some countries require six months. Anyway, he's decided to renew it and reckons another 10 year one should see him out. He's really excited because at 91 he gets his passport for free........I hope I'm still travelling at his age!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on March 16, 2009, 05:51:07 AM
What a man give him our love Sandy, hope I can still walk down the road at that age let alone traval like he does. Love Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on March 16, 2009, 11:37:04 AM
How remarkable, Sandy, I so agree with everything Viv said!
Love,
lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on March 16, 2009, 02:04:29 PM
I reckon my Dad must be a spring chicken then Sandy !
He's 77 and in his care home he's regarded by some of the elderly ladies in there as a "toy boy" !
I'll bet your Dad has a great time !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on March 16, 2009, 04:55:26 PM
Hi
That made me wonder when I'd be eligible for a free passport - however it looks as if the answer is never.  Only those born before 2nd September 1929 qualify.
However good luck to your Dad, Sandy, am sure the Arillas ambience will put a spring in his step!
Best wishes
Pat
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Wendy n Stu on March 16, 2009, 10:12:47 PM
9 weeks today and our holiday will have started.  We fly on the morning of 18 May and can't wait.  So excited.  It seems ages since we were there in Sept.  Miss it so much.  Already bought some clothes and toiletries and getting so excited!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: georgia on March 17, 2009, 12:56:46 AM
Hello all,
Just loved to read about Sandys dad renewing his passport at 91, warms the heart.
Sandy, hope he gets to renew it again in 2019, bless him! x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on March 17, 2009, 01:27:16 AM
I wouldn't put it past him Georgia......
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on March 17, 2009, 01:43:01 PM
Good for him Sandy , would be nice to think we will be doing the same at that age, Brilliant .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: blondegirl on March 18, 2009, 01:01:32 PM
Are you staying at Poppys then Wendy?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Oregano on March 18, 2009, 11:24:43 PM
We arrive on 23rd May - getting excited already!  This will be the 3rd year on the trot.  This time we're staying at Villa Lemonia on Mastrogiannis Farm, Kavadades, though, and would love to hear any info on the farm, the villa, or the village.  I hear there's a good taverna   
:-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on March 19, 2009, 09:18:03 AM
Hi Sue, We are stopping with Poppy & Spiro from 8th -22nd May. 7 weeks tomorrow can hardly wait. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on March 19, 2009, 12:32:46 PM
..we're staying at Villa Lemonia on Mastrogiannis Farm, Kavadades...
:-)

I have to admit , I've never heard of it but it sounds exactly like our kind of place! Do let us know if it's as lovely as it sounds.

Angie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on March 19, 2009, 12:50:36 PM
....Villa Lemonia on Mastrogiannis Farm, Kavadades...

I've just 'googled' it and found this:

http://www.organicholidays.co.uk/at/2575.htm

Sounds wonderful!!

Angie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on March 19, 2009, 04:40:04 PM
Agreed Angie - sounds idyllic. Eggy lives in Kavaddades, and though it is a short drive to Arillas, or a long walk,  it doesn't seem to keep him away (mores the pity...)

In truth, he knows my tongue just shot through my cheek - so looking forward to the banter and insult-trading we will be doing in July!

Kavaddades village is very attractive and has more mundane non-tourist shops than Arillas. Some of our taverna owning friends shop there for fresh vegetables etc to serve to their guests.

Would be too far out for us though, need to waddle home from the Nut at all hours...

Phil
 
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Oregano on March 23, 2009, 04:03:32 PM
Thanks - it sounds ideal.  There's a website for the farm, but it's still under construction at the moment: http://www.mastrogiannisfarm.com/
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on March 23, 2009, 07:14:08 PM
Sounds like a great place Oregano but , like Phil maybe just toooo far to stagger after the joys of Arillas nights LOL

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Wendy n Stu on March 23, 2009, 11:41:05 PM
Sorry Sue (BG), not been on for a while - work doesn't allow sadly which is why you have not heard much from me this year.  Yes, in answer to your question, we are staying with Poppy and Spiros.  Booked privately with them and just sorted our own flights.  What about you, will we see you again?  Hope so and hope all is well.  Love, W. x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on March 28, 2009, 01:29:19 PM
I know I posted our dates somewhere else, but for the record in the right place, we go 8th to 22nd June, staying with Poppy and Spiros.

10 weeks and 2 days or 72 days, not sure which sounds less!!  :D

lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sara on March 28, 2009, 03:47:01 PM
30th April - 3rd June.  Also -
booked flights last night for 12th October - 23rd with Easyjet,  flying from Bristol [ no long haul to Gatwick ], for an incredible £193.41 for the two of us.  Really good times as well.
Sara
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: gaye on March 29, 2009, 12:18:54 AM
anybody else there in the dim and distant future which is August? (so jealous of you guys going in May and June!)
We are there August 17th til 31st
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on March 29, 2009, 12:22:39 AM
We are going in June Gaye. When we are back though i will be jealous of you there in August.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on March 29, 2009, 01:18:19 AM
You took the words out of my mouth with that one, riggers!  I was so jealous of everyone going last summer when we had been in May........

lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on March 29, 2009, 01:21:25 AM
Ahh Lynn mi Love. We will be there soon......... :) :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on March 29, 2009, 01:31:20 AM
Yes indeed, can't wait!!  :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: babs on March 29, 2009, 02:53:15 PM
we are going 18th may for 2 weeks and also on 24th augs for 3 weeks
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Glenny on March 29, 2009, 03:00:10 PM
We're off on the 8th June on the earlybird Easyjet flight from Gatwick, just counting the days!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on March 29, 2009, 08:15:16 PM
Hello all you regulars on forum. We are new to this lark but we have been going to arillas for 3 years now. Love it. Went to ibiza last oct and hated it! We go 29th may for 2weeks then 25th sept for 2weeks. Cant wait. Hope to meet some of you then so we can put a face to all these names. See you in the coconut.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on March 30, 2009, 12:10:56 AM
Hi tonynglenda,
I think our first few days coincide with your last few, so hopefully see you there!
On the other hand, to quote Phil, you have been warned if you prefer to run and hide!!
:D
lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on March 30, 2009, 12:21:00 AM
Ahh coincides here also. You will never find me, i always hide. Mainly in the tavernas. :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on March 30, 2009, 08:28:21 AM
anybody else there in the dim and distant future which is August? (so jealous of you guys going in May and June!)We are there August 17th til 31st

Gaye, I am just behind you in counting the sleeps but end of August will be here before we know it :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Linsey on April 08, 2009, 11:57:00 PM
Just booked for 15th - 31st July and can't wait!!!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on April 09, 2009, 08:27:29 AM
Well done Linsey :) Welcome to the wait....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on April 09, 2009, 11:21:59 AM
I've put you on the Calendar Linsey,

http://my.calendars.net/arillas/d15/07/2009?authenticate=&display=M&style=B

Does anyone else want to be added or you can add yourselves?

July is looking good for some good get togethers!!!!

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/terrylwarner/July2009.jpg)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Linsey on April 09, 2009, 11:36:19 AM
oops - Myself and Drew are going from the 17th - 31st, not from the 15th. A bit of wishful thinking from me I'm afraid adding an extra 2 days. We are at the Mathraki again as we enjoyed our stay there last year for our first visit to Arillas.
See you all there.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: skelly on April 09, 2009, 04:30:34 PM
Hi Terry,
The calendar is a great idea ,

We'll be staying at the Horizon from the 29th June - 13th July

You can add me and the other half to the calendar

Joan (skelly) and Brian

thanks x

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Oregano on April 09, 2009, 10:18:25 PM
We'll be there 22nd - 29th May - getting closer!
Chris & Lisa
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on April 13, 2009, 06:28:05 PM
Paid for the holiday on Saturday, omly 12 weeks to go now-can't wait.

Karen
x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: gaye on April 14, 2009, 07:59:56 PM
Nigel and Gaye at Ina's apartments fron August 17th til 31st don't think that I've filled in the calendar correctly though....doh am such a technophobe!!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tubedude on April 14, 2009, 08:10:10 PM
We're going on the 12th June, and we are all sooooo excited, and can't really wait.

Got to be on the 0520 flight from Gatwick, so say hi.

Think I might have posted this before.

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Wendy n Stu on April 14, 2009, 08:58:24 PM
Just done our calendar entries for 18 May & 7 Sept.  Very excited now!  x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Corfusoon on April 14, 2009, 09:11:18 PM
10.5 sleeps now for us. Check in opens 03.55!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on April 14, 2009, 09:24:26 PM
3.5 sleeps for me....however, my daughter is joining me for the second week so it looks like she may be on your flight Frank and Mandy. Easyjet from Gatwick on the 25th?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on April 14, 2009, 09:27:49 PM
you lucky thing ..enjoy ...yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: keith(geezer) on April 14, 2009, 09:30:02 PM
will be there on the 15 th may
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Corfusoon on April 14, 2009, 10:08:18 PM
Thats the one Sandy. 4 adults but 3 Kids too.

Worth avoiding!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: coys on April 14, 2009, 10:30:44 PM
We also arrive on the 25th of April hopefully be there by lunchtime.
Barry
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on April 14, 2009, 10:37:07 PM
I'll probably see you at Corfu airport then, Corfusoon. My dad and I will be coming to meet her....maybe we'll meet up this time!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on April 15, 2009, 12:11:29 AM
Just added us to calendar (I hope!) Now I'll try to add a profile pic again (accidentally deleted the last one) lol
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tubedude on April 16, 2009, 12:33:57 AM
Just checked my ticker, and it's 1 month 4weeks and a day will we arrive.
Not that I'm counting
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Corfusoon on April 18, 2009, 08:21:14 PM
That would be good Sandy. Maybe you could all come over for a drink, the children are fairly well trained, and it woudl be great to see you and your family.

7 days to go!!

Mandy and Frank
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on April 19, 2009, 12:28:07 AM
Hi Mandy and Frank, both of yous... seen some lovely pics of your place on facebook and arillas.com. Bit envious but just being honest as usual.

Sandy is fully Doll's house trained though. She loves children but can't eat a whole one. She is great friends to all sorts of difficult people like justus. And all of us are her family. Have you got the champagne on to cool?

Just enjoy - jen and me wish were there...
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sparkydylan on April 22, 2009, 05:26:26 PM
We are going May June & September

Cant Wait
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: garythebike on April 23, 2009, 12:47:57 PM
Good idea with the calender Terry, i can see that we have an overlapping week, maybe we'll see you. Last year Erja suggested a weekly evening meet-up in one of the Arillas bars so that forum members on holiday at the same time could meet up and share a drink (thursdays i think), seemed to work because we met ! Counting the weeks now we're into single figures.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Corfusoon on April 23, 2009, 01:16:57 PM
I am fairly sure we will be in the Brouklis for dinner on Saturday night.

If you are about, say hi to us. We would like to have some people over for drinks in the week.

See you there!

Dimitri can you book us a table? Whats the special Saturday?

Regards
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: garythebike on April 23, 2009, 03:15:04 PM
Now that's just rubbing it in !!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on April 23, 2009, 05:05:56 PM
Hi sparkydylan

May, June and September???? Lucky soul you. Sounds like you might just as well stay the whole season. I know Jen and me would given half a chance...

Phil


Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on April 23, 2009, 09:29:20 PM
Hiya everyone. 5 weeks tomorrow for us. 5.45 am flight from newcastle for 2 glorious weeks.Anyone else going then? We'll be in the akti pool about 1.30 and coconut bar in the evening. We might fit in a meal during the evening as well, spoilt for choice where to go. If we cant manage to leave the nut we'll grab a bag of crisps! Mythos for 2 weeks and a few bacardis. Bliss. Why doesn't asda sell mythos? Yammas.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dimitris on April 24, 2009, 05:05:17 PM
I am fairly sure we will be in the Brouklis for dinner on Saturday night.

If you are about, say hi to us. We would like to have some people over for drinks in the week.

See you there!

Dimitri can you book us a table? Whats the special Saturday?

Regards

Table booked Frank  !!!
It would have to be the spit roasted pork roll
for that evening.
Don't be too late in case it is finished (by me, noufris and Nikos )
We are now open every day from about 19:00 until the food is finished ( around 23:00 or later )

From First of  May we will be open also for lunch.
Tomorrow midday, myself , Spiros and Litsa are attending the Christening of Vassilis and Anita's Little boy  in Corfu town, while Roola ( my sister) will be preparing the spit roast for this evening.

Have a safe Journey to your second home !!
Dimitris
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: martin-w on April 25, 2009, 04:14:35 AM
Hi Dimitris!
Not long to go now. See you about 3.00PM. all being well, on the 8th. May for my first Mythos! Usual table, catch up on all the news!
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: valerie on April 26, 2009, 01:17:33 AM
Tonyandglenda my husband and i are on the same flight as you it will be our first time in arillas and staying one week. hope you have a great time.
  valerie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: georgia on April 26, 2009, 02:43:32 AM
You will have an amazing time, no doubt about it. Get ready for thr best food and friendliest people thet u have ever met! x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on April 26, 2009, 07:29:56 PM
Hi valerie. Probably see you in greggs at airport for a coffee at stupid o'clock. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. If we dont see you in airport we'll be on the bus to arillas.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: mr_ccurtis on April 27, 2009, 12:46:33 PM
Arriving in arillas 12th. may---till 26 may staying at mirage Chris and Sandra.
I go for a swim at 9 every morn [on the beach far right ] may see you there Viv .  Chris
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on April 27, 2009, 02:01:30 PM
Hi Folk
Have just spotted that Lincolnlass will be at the Kaloudis Village in September when we are there - must be a gathering of the Lincolnshire Clans.
Am waving the Lincolnshire flag
(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee60/patjmcn/Other%20Pics/Lincolnshireflagforemail.jpg)
All the best
Pat
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ColinD on April 27, 2009, 03:29:45 PM
Are we really the only forum members to be arriving on  8th June?  Or maybe we are the only ones flying from Gatwick.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on April 27, 2009, 03:45:17 PM
We also arrive on the 8th june Colin. Early afternoon in Arillas, can't wait.


riggers..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ColinD on April 27, 2009, 04:02:38 PM
Hi Riggers, I knew our dates overlapped, but forgot they were exact.  My memory doesn't get any better does it?  Look forward to meeting you.

We arrive late afternoon though, as our flight is due in at 1630hrs.  It's a Monarch flight leaving Gatwick at 1115hrs.  If there's anyone else on that flight, maybe we can share a taxi.  I will post again on that subject nearer the time.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on April 27, 2009, 08:12:00 PM
Hi Chris & Sandra,
Have had an e-mail from Arillas today and shame to say that nature has hit the beach very hard this winter so not quite sure what its going to be like getting to far right, we may have to swim to get there. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Glenny on April 28, 2009, 03:06:37 PM
We're also arriving on the 8th June on the Easyjet flight leaving Gatwick at 5.55am, I think we arrive in Corfu about 11am. Booked the carpark at Gatwick yesterday, getting excited now!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: keith(geezer) on April 28, 2009, 10:02:27 PM
me and the wife get there at 14.30 on the 15 th may for 2 weeks staying at the kaloudis
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sara on April 30, 2009, 12:10:58 AM
I'm leaving in about 3 hours to drive down to Gatwick for our 5.55 a.m Easyjet flight.  No point going to bed - too excited to sleep.  Arrive in Corfu tomorrow at 11.00a.m.

Sara
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on April 30, 2009, 12:13:04 AM
Safe journey Sara.  Keep us posted!

Eileenxxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on April 30, 2009, 12:20:14 AM
Good Luck Sara. As Eileen says keep us posted.

yammas.

riggers...
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on April 30, 2009, 12:23:41 AM
Bon voyage Sara. Just a little jealous (er no totally...) have never seen Arillas in May. One day soon hopefully.
Have a great time

Phil and Jen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on April 30, 2009, 12:25:12 AM
All the Best, Sara.  Looking forward to reading all your news!

lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on April 30, 2009, 08:38:58 AM
Good luck Sara. See you soon. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on April 30, 2009, 01:20:41 PM
By my reckoning, Sara is probably looking around her new villa, seeing it complete for the first time - how exciting is that!!
I am so envious, but delighted to see someone realising their dream - one which I'm sure, many of us share.

Very best wishes Sara.

Angie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Manda on May 01, 2009, 09:28:25 PM
Well, I can't believe how fast the time has gone! It's May already, and we only have 17 more sleeps!!! And its been 2 months since I last logged in! Hope everyone is well and looking forward to your well earned hols.
Just checked the weather forecast though, and the coming week doesn't look too great - fingers crossed it brightens up.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on May 04, 2009, 08:58:35 PM
manda
have a fab time ...............look forward to your posts on your return....yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Manda on May 08, 2009, 12:44:47 AM
HOW excited am I!?  I'm driving the kids mad! It appears that I'm more excited at being Arillas-bound than they are! Although secretly, I know they're thrilled to bits to be going back. When I wake up tomorrow, its 10 more sleeps, and the weather has improved to a balmy 77 degrees and full sun!

Kev, don't hold your breath for any posts on my return, I'm terrible for disappearing from a forum, then reappearing when you least expect it!! lol. Thanks for the good wishes, we'll have a great time. x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on May 08, 2009, 12:47:45 AM
Have a great time Manda....I'm sure you will!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 08, 2009, 12:51:04 AM
Manda the forum is a virtual fix - would love to hear more from you but the point is being there. The real thing is the whole and only point.

10 sleeps eh? Probably only 9 then - I NEVER sleep the night before Arillas....
Phil

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: martin-w on May 08, 2009, 02:22:55 AM
Hi All!,
Know what you are saying Phil! now 00.25hrs. got to be up at 03.00hrs. Airport by 05.00hrs. Then ...... Arillas!
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: georgia on May 08, 2009, 09:26:47 PM
Martin, have a fantastic time. I always thing Doritas breakfast of egg on toast, is the best I have ever eaten! x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: annmarsh on May 09, 2009, 01:51:49 AM
15th may for 2 weeks
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on May 09, 2009, 11:59:14 AM

Two weeeks eh Ann? Lovely! Not much longer to wait now :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: alex on May 10, 2009, 10:17:53 PM
22 more sleeps roll on the 1st cant wait
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ronmonkey on May 10, 2009, 10:32:03 PM
TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kes on May 10, 2009, 10:40:04 PM
12 hrs  .... to Lift off... Luggage packed.... 14 day survival kit all in place..( paracetomol...wet flanel.. etc)...should be enjoying first glass of medicinal mataxa around 3 pm tomorow....!!! You will all be in my thoughts...!!!
 (http://www.arillas.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/misc/chicken.gif)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 10, 2009, 10:43:22 PM
Have a good one Kes and Ronmonkey. 4 weeks tomorrow for us.........


yammas.
riggers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kes on May 10, 2009, 10:50:42 PM
Cheers Riggers ours will be  a  distant memory when yours comes around....Half the enjoyment is just knowing you are returning to the big A
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on May 10, 2009, 11:04:29 PM
Have a great time Kes....and Ronmonkey. Looks like you'll be getting some good weather...
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kes on May 10, 2009, 11:23:33 PM
Yes Sandy looks settled for the next 2 weeks ..apart from a couple of thunder storms on Tuesday...
(http://www.arillas.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/misc/cloudburst.gif)

good excuse to partake of the local brews..whilst they pass....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 10, 2009, 11:27:39 PM
Ohh dear Kes, hope they pass over really quickly. Yesssssssssss great excuse to sample a drink or 2.

yammas.
riggers
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kes on May 10, 2009, 11:31:59 PM
Not to quickly. Riggers...
one of the greatest pleasures in Arillas is to park up in a seafront Taverna..with a glass or two...don`t want to risk dehydration.... ;)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 10, 2009, 11:40:24 PM
Sounds good to me :D....enjoy...

riggers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MaryH on May 11, 2009, 12:22:24 AM
In the morning  arriving at Corfu airport at 13.00 - then Bardis Sun hotel and enjoying my first glass of red wine in the sunshine

Yammas

Mary
xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kes on May 11, 2009, 12:46:07 AM
Looks like a few heading out tomorow...more the merrier...well...
kalinichta  everyone... ...grab 5 hrs sleep then on the Big Bird to Arilllas....
(http://www.arillas.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/misc/smiling.gif)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on May 11, 2009, 12:49:08 AM
Have a great holiday, Mary, and be sure to let us know all about it on your return.
And please give our love to Viv and Pete....

And to Kes and Ronmonkey, bon voyage and have a good one!

lynn and colin xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on May 11, 2009, 12:49:22 AM
Aye, you enjoy, and pack a littlun in ya case. Enjoy.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: keith(geezer) on May 11, 2009, 12:50:42 AM
friday morning for me and the wife
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on May 11, 2009, 12:51:43 AM
Go forth  Kes, Ronmonkey and Mary and have a great time!!!!

Eileenxxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kes on May 11, 2009, 12:59:25 AM
HaHa ..should be eyes down by now but keep getting post messages....could be here til 5 am  the way things are going...and thanks for all good wishes..
AND Lindypops ..littlun in the bag next Monday... ;)   ykwim
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on May 11, 2009, 01:15:47 AM
That is most unfair kes. Lindypops may kwym but the rest of us don't. You can't go to bed till you spill the beans....
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Post by: tonynglenda on May 13, 2009, 08:56:25 PM
Getting excited now. Travel agent phoned today and said our tickets are there. 12 shifts to put in at work then we're off on 29th. We can just about here the mythos calling.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tracey&peter on May 14, 2009, 12:31:46 AM
5 more sleeps!!!! Peter & Tracey are off to Arillas Bardis Sun apartments on Monday 18th xxx cant wait - bags got packed today
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 14, 2009, 02:33:39 AM
Bon voyage Tracey and Peter. Will be quite a few forum members in the vicinity! But I have to be honest, I'd be there whoever else might be there too, as long as Jen were with me. Someone (you know who you are JohntheRef) once asked, home or holiday? Well I said it then, and  I'll say it now... HOME.

Phil
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Post by: DaisysMum on May 14, 2009, 06:17:38 PM
I wish I could be as organised as you Tracy!  We fly on 19th June at 1340hrs, I'll be packing in a panic the  night before and have a note on top of the case of what else I need to put in it after I've used it in the morning!

Enjoy your holidays

Becky
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Post by: Eileen on May 14, 2009, 07:25:43 PM
Can't believe we've missed you again Tracy - I think it's been 3 years since we last met!

Do you think you'll be back this year or have you skiing or sailing holidays organised?  Don't forget your promise to me....remember?!  When you have your boat on Corfu you and Peter are taking us out with plenty of champagne and strawberries...or ouzo and olives...I'm easy!!!

Have a fantastic time.

Eileen & Keith
xxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: pinkdeb2000 on May 15, 2009, 12:41:49 AM
Is anyone going to be there 27th july-8th aug??
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on May 15, 2009, 01:05:02 PM
Yep - we'll be there july 20th to August 3rd, staying at the Tria, as usual!!

Angie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: isobel on May 15, 2009, 04:13:35 PM
this is end of 2nd week we have 12more days weather has been hot and sunny we dont really want to think of gong back to uk eileen if your here itwould be ice to met up
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jean on May 17, 2009, 04:36:27 PM
We're on our final 7 day countdown...
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Post by: kevin.g on May 17, 2009, 05:02:21 PM
19 days and counting jean.......yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Wendy n Stu on May 17, 2009, 05:27:57 PM
We fly 5.40 a.m. in the morning.  Leave for airport 2.00 a.m.  Too excited to sleep.  Almost packed, not as organised as Tracey but we will get to the apartments first and have a drink waiting for her and Pete!  So excited.  W n S. xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: gaye on May 18, 2009, 01:33:48 AM
anyone there the last two weeks of August?
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Post by: wayne on May 18, 2009, 06:56:37 AM
7 Sleeps To Go
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Post by: MicK-G on May 18, 2009, 12:38:25 PM
7 sleeps to go for me also. I'm getting like a big kid, I couldn't sleep last night because I'm excited.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on May 18, 2009, 03:31:45 PM
7 sleeps Mick and your excited
49 for me and I'm EXCITED
Have a fantastic holiday
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on May 18, 2009, 03:49:04 PM
We too only have 49 sleeps to go. So exciting.I bought some sun cream yesterday to start stocking up on holiday bits & bobs & was even compelled to make a list of things to remember to take!
Karen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jean on May 18, 2009, 04:14:51 PM
7 Sleeps To Go
Perhaps we'll bump into you and MicK-G as we're all there at the same time. We will be staying at Anna's studios again.......
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on May 19, 2009, 03:51:46 PM
It's two nights now that I've not slept, I feel like a kid on the run up to Christmas. I've booked to travel from the airport with San Stephnos travel. We're on the Birmingham flight monday morning, anyone else on this one?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jean on May 19, 2009, 07:13:07 PM
We fly from Manchester and Anna's son is meeting us at the airport. We have flown from Birmingham before and it was very easy.
Are there any plans for forum members to meet up this year? We tried to meet up last year but may have been in the wrong bar at wrong time! Was it The Coconut?
Hope you have a good journey from Birmingham and please give us at least a wave if you see us around Arillas. Happy hols.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: wayne on May 20, 2009, 01:19:16 AM
7 Sleeps To Go
Perhaps we'll bump into you and MicK-G as we're all there at the same time. We will be staying at Anna's studios again.......

karen and myself are at annas also so i think a bump into each other should be on the cards.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: valerie on May 23, 2009, 07:57:08 AM
looks like there will be a few members in Arillas  when we  go i hope everyone has a lovely time.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on May 23, 2009, 04:49:20 PM
12th October only been in England for 1 day and have deciced I hate supermarkets on a bank holiday. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 23, 2009, 05:29:02 PM
Back already Viv, poor you. I don't need to say hope you enjoyed.


riggers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 23, 2009, 05:59:12 PM
Welcome back viv and Pete. Thanks for sharing your special time with us all. And thanks to your kids for the same thing.

They say all good things come to an end, but we are all too lucky. Like Sandy said, Arillas is still there, waiting for us.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ColinD on May 25, 2009, 01:13:32 AM
I hate supermarkets on any day Viv, and I won't go anywhere near them on a bank holiday. 

Welcome back, and I still wish we could have been there with you at your special time.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on May 25, 2009, 01:40:22 AM
Me too Colin. Viv, glad you both had a great time.
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Post by: justlynn on May 25, 2009, 01:43:39 AM
Colin, you don't go anywhere near them ANY day....  :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 25, 2009, 01:44:18 AM
Here too. I'm sure we might manage to enjoy our stay though Colin. :)

Hmmm them supermarkets are doing me a favour at the moment, shame about the traffic though.

riggers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on May 25, 2009, 01:47:25 AM
There is always the exception! Perfume or food.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ColinD on May 25, 2009, 01:50:48 AM
Lynn's right, I don't go near them any day if I can help it.......I  Hate 'em!

Yes Riggers, I'm sure we'll manage to enjoy our stay too.  Look forward to seeing you there.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on May 25, 2009, 01:52:48 AM
Or DRINK Lindypops!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on May 25, 2009, 01:54:54 AM
Indeed.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on May 25, 2009, 07:49:13 AM
Well, here we are at Brum airport and the flight has been delayed for 2 hours. I've had 4 hours sleep and I'm getting a bit ratty with the kids. Still I'll be there soon with a nice cold Mythos to cheer me up.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: wayne on May 25, 2009, 09:03:22 AM
going to east midlands airport now
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on May 25, 2009, 09:52:28 AM
We dont like supermarkets either and we work in a one. Well, not a supermarket but a food store,'not just any food store'......!  We can never believe the amount of people that queue up for opening time on a holiday. We have a day off today and we wont be shopping. We're off at silly o'clock friday so i'm busy ironing, having a cuppa break. Two days to work this week. Lucky us.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: alyvin on May 26, 2009, 05:09:26 PM
OK you're all making me feel really jealous now. Unfortunately not able to get to Arillas this year as spent all my money on a holiday to Barbados in April. If I had to choose where I prefered I would say Arillas and if I was given the choice of a free holiday to Barbados or Arillas I would pick Arillas without hesitation.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Maggie on May 26, 2009, 05:42:21 PM
Less than 2 weeks now! My brain is fried.....
Too much to do, and not enough time to do it!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: biglee on May 26, 2009, 06:41:54 PM
will be there on the 10th of august for 3 weeks - we are stopping at annas place (from the car hire) at the top of the hill by the bakery - booked it direct with theo.

i carnt wait - any one else here at the same time.

say hello if you see us - we are un-miss able - I look a miserable bleeder thatís 6ft 5 and 25 stone bald head glasses size 15 feet - big belly Ė (I hope all the chicks arenít getting to excited)
and the Mrs. donít look to different. We will have 7 year old holly with us and 3 year old twin boys that look nothing like me.(thank god)
Georges for breakfast most mornings and captains table most evenings job done
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: georgia on May 27, 2009, 12:13:32 AM
Yipee..booked at last..Sept 1st-15th. Booked independently for first time..why did we never do that before, booked flights first and then prayed that we would be able to find accomodation, and Mathraki the first place that I e-mailed promptly replied in the affirmative!! I too will start counting sleeps soon! xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on May 27, 2009, 12:29:45 AM
Well done, Georgia!  We did it independently this year too. 

It becomes much more exciting once you've actually booked, doesn't it?

lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: andym on May 27, 2009, 10:25:44 AM
We tried to book indepently but found it so much more expensive. I ended up getting 2 weeks at the kaloudis with the flights for £320 pp. that is so cheap as the flights alone are more than that. Last week when i checked they still had the same holiday, but now it was £350 which is still really cheap for 2 weeks.

 We will be having our first holiday in Arills from the 29th/06-13/07.

           Cant wait
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: gaye on May 27, 2009, 11:19:25 AM
biglee we are in Arillas 17th August for 2 weeks...will look out for youall
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Post by: sharonF on May 27, 2009, 01:58:19 PM
We are going 19th June for a week, had to postpone for various reasons.

Booked flights with Thomsonfly for just over £400 and just spoke to Spiros at the Akti to book with them.  The warmth in his voice really choked me.  Cant wait to see everybody again.

Sharon x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Ann K on May 27, 2009, 03:21:37 PM
We arrive 14 August for two weeks so will also look out for you biglee.  We stay at the Marina.  Also, well done Georgis - enjoy!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on May 27, 2009, 06:35:03 PM
Hi, Georgia. Really pleased for you. Now you start wishing your life away. It will soon creep up on you. September is when we like to go (except this year). Have a great time when you get there.

                    Yammas   Paul D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on May 27, 2009, 07:41:00 PM
One more proper sleep plus a short one for us. We fly 5.15 friday am. Staying at the akti again. They make you so welcome, as does everyone in arillas. Got our euros today. 1.11 at ramsdens commission free, not fantastic but the best on high street at moment.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: nicki on May 27, 2009, 08:25:59 PM
One more proper sleep plus a short one for us too!!! Also staying at the Akti. Can't wait!!!! Am sooooo excited!!!! :)
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Post by: tonynglenda on May 27, 2009, 10:22:06 PM
Hi nicki, are you on newcastle flight as well? Dont think we'll sleep much tomorrow night. maybe a cat nap. We can have a kip by the lovely pool at the akti in the afternoon. Two whole weeks of sheer bliss.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MaryH on May 27, 2009, 10:23:35 PM
Hi Nicki, Tony and Glenda
Have a fantastic time
Cheers
Mary
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JennyD on May 27, 2009, 11:13:28 PM
Hi

We are driving over from Blackpool tomorrow afternoon to catch the early morning flight from Newcastle on Friday, we are staying at the Akti for the first time but it is our eighth trip to Arillas. We spent alot of evenings at the hotel last year and really enjoyed it. Our youngest son who is 25 came with us last year and has invited himself along this year he liked it so much. Really looking forward to a relaxing week.

Jenny
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: biglee on May 28, 2009, 02:16:41 AM
biglee we are in Arillas 17th August for 2 weeks...will look out for youall

We arrive 14 August for two weeks so will also look out for you biglee.  We stay at the Marina.  Also, well done Georgis - enjoy!

HAPPY DAYS  - gaye and ann - be sure to say hello - i am so looking forward to this holiday - i will tell my mrs now that there are some people off the forum going at the same time - as she is so much better at remembering stuff like this..

lovely family people at the marina you will have a good time there ann. - where are you stopping gaye

big lee
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 28, 2009, 03:19:25 AM
I justlove reading your posts biglee, AnnK, Gaygo, JennyD, nicki, ..... ah so many of you so excited about getting back home! Justknow you will all have an amazing holiday and get viv's Post Arillas Blues when you leave. Most do. Make the most of it while you are there. Am sure you all will.

We will only get two short weeks this year, and will meet just a few forum friends and many of our lovely Greek ones. But at least we will be there....
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: alex on May 28, 2009, 08:28:29 AM
2 more working days left (thats if i do any work) roll on monday cant wait to get to the airport then i no am on my way
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: lynchan on May 28, 2009, 10:11:07 AM
just 3 weeks to go .how is it out there at the moment.weather hot? oozo wet?getting lots of euros to the pound?2 out of the 3 wont be bad.cases out of attic this weekend.cant wait. lynne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: nicki on May 28, 2009, 10:13:57 AM
Hi Tony and Glenda, We're flying from Gatwick! You'll know me  an my other half from copious tattoos but don't let that put you off! Dave's never been to Arillas before so I can't wait to see it weave its magic. I'm sure his beer belly is soon to be renamed a Mythos belly! lol
Hope everyone who's off to Arillas this year has a fabulous time! It's impossible not to!
x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on May 28, 2009, 11:12:32 AM
Have a great time nicki. I enjoyed our chats last year and I'm pleased you are going back to Arillas again. We have to wait another 4 weeks :-(

Terryw
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ger on May 28, 2009, 02:02:27 PM
hi sharon we will be staying at the akti too from 22nd june, will see you at breakfast!!!
and i will look forward to chatting with you too terry!!

ger x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mango on May 28, 2009, 06:24:09 PM
Hi Ger

We get there on 26 June.  I think you said last year that you were sat behind us in Grazela, my daughter had eggs every meal.  If you see us this year please give us a nudge.
Amanda
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: DaisysMum on May 28, 2009, 06:44:17 PM
Have just got in from work to find that our flight tickets have arrived! - Yippee!!!!  Can't wait for 19th June.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Cheryl2307 on May 28, 2009, 06:48:13 PM
Daisysmum, it's just ace when your tickets arrive, know it sounds silly but makes it real!  I check mine with a fine tooth comb (about 20 times!) would hate to get to the airport all excited only to find there was something amiss and they wouldn't let me on the flight!  Hope you have a brilliant time. 

I've still got more than 13 weeks to wait for my fix!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 28, 2009, 06:54:40 PM
Still haven't got our tickets. I rang thomson on Monday and they said ring us back if they haven't come within 6 days of travelling and they will chase them. Still worrying here though, as they didn't even take my name or ref number. Travel on the 8th of June.

riggers..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Cheryl2307 on May 28, 2009, 06:58:51 PM
Riggers, I hope they turn up this weekend, it's stress like this you don't need a week before you go away.

I booked with Thomas Cook last year and our tickets came in an envelope that looked like junk mail, I almost threw them away!  I suppose the envelopes the tickets are sent to you in need to be plain but I open everything now.

Fingers crossed for you x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on May 28, 2009, 07:23:43 PM
of cause they didnt ask your name....everyone knows riggers of the arillas forum,,dont they.......lol..jon dont worry ive even picked tickets up from the airport before ..so chill riggs ,youll get there.....you better ,my drinking buddy .................yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: DaisysMum on May 28, 2009, 08:54:27 PM
Yes Cheryl, it certainly does make it real!  I check everything ten times over too as one year they had my daughters name wrong and as it was a last minute booking we had to arrange to pick up replacement tickets at Bristol airport.  I say every year that I'm going to be organised and packed "the night before the night before", but I think it's going to be the same this year, I'll be rushing around getting the last minute bits to pack in the case and deciding which shoes to leave at home!  Going to be careful this year after reading what Janis said regarding the scales at Corfu airport.     ooooh I'm sooo excited!!!!!

Riggers... I hope your tickets arrive soon, I'm sure they will, but it can't be very nice for you waiting for them, especially when everyone elses seem to have arrived and you depart earlier than us.   I faxed the Kaloudis like you suggested, ddin't hear back so will just have to wait and see what room we get.  The whole place is lovely so it doesn't really matter.  My tickets say Kaloudis 2, so I think we could be in the same block as last time.  I have heard you mention how possesive you are of your sunbed, so forgive me in advance it I  put my towel on it this year.

Becky
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 28, 2009, 09:18:34 PM
Thanks, i hope they arrive very soon too. I only booked this holiday 13 months ago so maybe they haven't had much notice.

Becky don't worry i use any sunbed, just an ongoing joke. I faxed Kaloudis also, i don't think they reply.


riggers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on May 28, 2009, 10:25:03 PM
Hi, riggers.  Don`t worry about the tickets too much.  This is the latest that we`ve had ours.  Keep nagging the travel agent!!!


         Yammas   Paul D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ColinD on May 29, 2009, 10:37:33 AM
It's getting closer! Only one more Monday in the UK.  All we have left to do now is to contact Bobby at Bardis Sun Appts to arrange our transfer from the airport.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mango on May 29, 2009, 10:48:02 AM
28 more sleeps, whoop whoop.
Amanda
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Post by: sharonF on May 29, 2009, 10:57:05 AM
Hi Ger, look forward to seeing you.  Amanda, we leave the day you arrive!  ARe you staying at the Akti, what time do you arrive?  We fly out at 10pm so wil probably leave akti around 7pm.

We have the etickets because I booked online.  I have to take the print out with photo id and thats it, bit nervous about it.  Has anyone else done it like that?

3 weeks today, yeeeyyyy, cant wait.

Sharon x

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on May 29, 2009, 01:56:33 PM
29 sleeps for us , prob see you there amanda

yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: deevo on May 29, 2009, 02:46:28 PM
only 7 more sleeps for me, its getting closer, may bum into some of you there, not sure whos going, but mike g, riggers and a couple of others will be there the same time as us, so hope you all have a lovely time
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mango on May 29, 2009, 02:47:28 PM
Hi Sharon, shame we are going to miss you.  We should arrive at Kaloudis at about 2pm.  We usually have a walk around so may see you at the Akti as some friends of ours arrive same day and they are stopping at Akti.  Look out for us!

Dave and Anne - yep look out for us, we will have my dad with us also.

Amanda
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ger on May 29, 2009, 04:12:18 PM
only 24 sleeps yippee!!
will probably see you around amanda, and you dave and anne, where are you staying?
ger x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 29, 2009, 07:19:21 PM
Yehhh tickets came this morning, little thomson corfu book with tickets inside. Just counting the days now.

riggers...
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on May 29, 2009, 07:42:11 PM
One more sleep for me (tomorrow night doesn't count!) Hope to meet you this time Sharon.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on May 29, 2009, 08:24:18 PM
how long are you out for sandy..we land on 5th june ,see you in rainbow soon ..yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on May 29, 2009, 08:47:43 PM
See you there kevin!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on May 29, 2009, 08:59:08 PM
We fly on the 14th June so counting the days now.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on May 29, 2009, 11:06:49 PM
Hi ger

we are staying at the tria as usual , hope to see you all at some point

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on May 29, 2009, 11:11:33 PM
Sorry and you and your family amanda .

Sharonf  the e-tickets are great and dead easy so dont worry , we have used them several times . Enjoy .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on May 30, 2009, 12:08:34 AM
All systems go now, riggers. Relax and enjoy.  See you soon.

               Paul D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 30, 2009, 12:35:35 AM
Oh yes Paul, i am ready........See you there.

yammas.
riggers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: georgia on May 30, 2009, 03:45:27 AM
Hello fellow AA's. Well today almost felt like Arillas weather!! I had a day off work and decided to get the bedchair out and bask with a book..was very nice..but no Mythos..no Greek salad..no afternoon deciding where to eat that night...and also had to get up and reload the washing line every hour as each machine load completed...not the same as Arillas at all really!! Have a great weekend everyone. xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on May 30, 2009, 04:20:28 AM
And yaself georgia. Have a good w/end.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Nan on May 30, 2009, 10:44:38 AM
Glad you got your garden chairs out Georgia.

I know who to blame now when we get that wave of thundery showers that weren't forecast!!

Have a good weekend everyone make the most of it it's officially a HEATWAVE!

3 days of sunshine what a sad country and to make it worse we have got Britain's Got Talent this weekend!!  Get me a bucket of water I'll drown meself XXXXXXXXXXXXXx

Cheers Nan x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul C on May 30, 2009, 11:22:55 AM
Would have loved to have sat in the garden but they are knocking down a small factory near by. Its like being in the Sahara in a sand storm and of coarse the windows and doors have to be kept shut, thank god they don't work week ends.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on May 30, 2009, 12:22:17 PM
Well, I lay in our hammock for an hour or more enjoying the sun, but with 5 kids next door constantly shouting, can't say it was that peaceful !!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: alex on May 30, 2009, 05:23:03 PM
2 more sleeps well 1 and 1/2 as i wont sleep much tomorrow lol roll on mon cant wait as i was unable to get to arillas last year. alex
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on May 30, 2009, 05:36:42 PM
Have a fabulous time Alex....the wait will have been worth it.

Eileenxxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on May 30, 2009, 06:03:57 PM
alex
have a fab time ..see you there and abouts.......yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 30, 2009, 06:23:53 PM
Hi AA's (to quote our Georgia.)

Like you said luvver
Quote
was very nice..but no Mythos..no Greek salad..no afternoon deciding where to eat that night...

Our weekend is similar, but many beers in the local, sunburn in various places, lots of friendly chat.... We sat and worked out what was missing - the pools, the sea, and most of all the Greek locals and the Corfiot food. It can never be the same here, however good the weather gets.

Lindypops,Nan,PaulC,Lynn,Alex,Eileen and kevin, a heartfelt recognition that you are all enjoying the heatwave and dreaming of Arillas like PhilandJen are...

love to all
Phil




Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on May 30, 2009, 06:53:06 PM

Lindypops,Nan,PaulC,Lynn,Alex,Eileen and kevin, a heartfelt recognition that you are all enjoying the heatwave and dreaming of Arillas like PhilandJen are...

love to all
Phil


A very timely post Phil....how did you know I'm just about to open another bottle of red?!!! 

Enjoy the good weather everyone...


Oh Phil!  What's this about sunburn in various places?  Nudie beer gardens down your way? ;-)
Yammas,

Eileen. 
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: alex on May 30, 2009, 07:07:10 PM
one of these days i will get to meet you eileen, should be at the gratzella by 10 o clock p.m at the latest cant wait hopefully wil get back late sept so hope to see you if your about
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 30, 2009, 08:07:57 PM
Hi Eileen and Keef meluvvers. With any luck we'll meet yous both in early July. Yous need to try Thalassa's red - Yannis gave us such a huge bottle of it a few years ago, which then became the subject of a very good party here in Somerset.

As for various places, I meant my knees. The dangly bits don't seem to care about lots of sun.....

So looking forward to seeing yous both luvvers
Phil

 
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Post by: Eileen on May 30, 2009, 08:45:40 PM
Alex.  Gratzellas...oh how I love it there,  sometimes the wildlife is pretty spectacular too!   One evening last year (or maybe it was the one previous) Ashley, Liam and I were quietly enjoying ourselves.  The restaurant was very busy,  everyone was enjoying the peace and quiet, relaxing and enjoying the sunset....when suddenly there was an almighty thud on our table...at the same time Liam jumped up to a standing position on his seat and started screaming his head off!!!  It was bl**dy chaos!!!  It had been quite breezy that evening and the wind had carried this humungous bug (probably unwillingly!!!) and plonked it unceremoniously on our table right beside Liam's plate!!  Thank goodness for our hero of the night...our lovely young waiter dashed over to the table, lifted the bug and threw it over the wall!!!

Quite a dramatic finish to our meal...but no doubt a dramatic end for the bug too!

Phil...lol....I think I've tried Thalassa's red....why can't I remember for sure....????   I just lurve Brouklis red...what a great little house wine...mmmmyum.

I won't be able to keep my eyes of your knees when we meet in July........

Eileenxx



Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 30, 2009, 09:21:37 PM
Eileen luvver we have a date. Keith can join us if he wants to (hope he does) We will sit and watch a sunset in Ammos taking pictures, and then dance the night away in the Nut.  BTW JohntheRef and Dot will be with us all too - thay are just too gorgeous to leave out...

Deal?
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on May 30, 2009, 10:04:37 PM
Deal agreed!

Eileenxxx
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Post by: ColinD on May 30, 2009, 11:52:59 PM
Wish we could stay on until July and meet you all there.

Sounds like everyone was having a lazy time of it in the UK today, while I was out working.
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Post by: riggers on May 31, 2009, 12:03:04 AM
Well i must own up to several hours in the garden Colin, you gotta do it when we have this weather. :) so looking forward to Arillas though........

riggers..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ColinD on May 31, 2009, 12:09:49 AM
I have to grab work when I can get it, Riggers, and Saturdays are busy this time of year.

I need that trip to Arillas too.  I need to unwind.
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Post by: Lindypops on May 31, 2009, 12:37:17 AM
Nice reports. Loved the bug issue. Was it Thomas that sorted it out Eileen?
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Post by: Eileen on May 31, 2009, 01:03:07 AM
If that's the young lad then that's him.  It's really scary when I go back each year and see how he's grown!

xx
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Post by: Lindypops on May 31, 2009, 01:44:46 AM
Lol. Very efficient though.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on May 31, 2009, 10:10:48 AM
Hi Alex, It seems so long since we met last. Have a great time. I dont really have to say it do I as I know everyone on the forum enjoys their time in Arillas. Viv
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Post by: lynchan on May 31, 2009, 11:19:22 AM
tickets have arrived now we no that we are going 19 days to go.yammas
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Post by: alex on May 31, 2009, 12:33:11 PM
roll on tomorrow arillas here we come
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Post by: Lindypops on May 31, 2009, 11:51:21 PM
Indeed phil.
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Post by: Samwell on June 01, 2009, 03:37:35 PM
I keep checking this post and cant see that anyone on here is going to be out in the first week of July when I will be...

Anyone? Just under a month now, so so SO excited :)

June 29th - July 10th
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 01, 2009, 07:40:56 PM
Hi Samwell. Small world - justphil and justjen are staying at Brouklis from 7th July. Overlap you by a few days, so tell Dimitris to have the Mythos chilled by 2pm!

Look forward to meeting you.
Phil and Jen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Samwell on June 01, 2009, 11:50:12 PM
Woohoo!! Brilliant Phil! look forward to meeting you then!

If I remember (forgive me if I forget, Ive got a memory like a goldfish... I think??) then Ill probably be sat there with an ice cold Mythos myself... and hopefully, by then, plenty brown enough to fit in with the locals :D
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Post by: ann marie on June 02, 2009, 11:10:00 AM
22 nd july til 5th august

7 weeks to go cant wait even though enjoying sunny hampshire at the moment.
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Post by: Janis on June 02, 2009, 06:51:38 PM
We came back on 22nd after two weeks in our favourite place - I'm sooooo jealous of you lucky people who have still to visit!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mike212 on June 03, 2009, 02:35:19 AM
we will be there in August!!!!!!!!! It will be HOT but nice...


we are staying at Portofino where you guys staying?

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on June 03, 2009, 01:43:43 PM
We're going again! on the 3rd August, Looking forward to it. May was hard work, we went with family, I much prefer it when there's just the 4 of us.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ger on June 03, 2009, 02:07:09 PM
we'll be there 22nd june until 6th july staying at the fabulous akti!!
we're going to miss you again phil, we'll just have to visit you in glastonbury instead!!
ger x
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 03, 2009, 03:42:14 PM
       JULY 6th  JULY 6th  JULY 6th  JULY 6th  JULY 6th
32 SLEEPS  32 SLEEPS  32 SLEEPS  32 SLEEPS  32 SLEEPS

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mango on June 03, 2009, 03:43:00 PM
samwell

we are there from 26 June til 10 July.
Amanda
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Samwell on June 03, 2009, 04:21:02 PM
Wow! Brilliant Amanda, and what a fantastic time to go, I might add! :)

Where are you staying? No doubt you'll see me down the Malibu Bar, if you go there?

Dont be afraid to say hi if you see me, I might need the company!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on June 03, 2009, 05:49:24 PM
We are there from 6th of july, the same time as john the ref & dot. I'm very excited about being there when it is not school hols. it will be like a proper grown up holiday this year.

Karen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on June 03, 2009, 06:49:48 PM
We should be there from 29th June to 13th July but because of my mums failing health it may have to be cancelled. We will just have to take it day by day.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on June 03, 2009, 06:52:04 PM
So sorry to hear that Terry.  Keeping our fingers crossed that things get better for your mum x
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Post by: MaryH on June 03, 2009, 07:59:28 PM
Me too -hope your Mam gets well soon
Love
Mary X
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Post by: Eileen on June 03, 2009, 09:31:30 PM
Oh Terry I hope you can make it, but more than anything I hope your mum gets stronger soon.

Take care and keep us all informed.

Eileenxxx
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Post by: kevin.g on June 03, 2009, 10:00:20 PM
hope all goes well terry.thinking of you,s....kevin & kay..xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on June 03, 2009, 11:05:37 PM
I wasn't going to post anything on the forum about my mum, but I had to just in case we have to cancel our holiday.

My mum will never get better due to a large  brain tumour. She is 85 and she has deteriorated a lot over the last week and its really just a matter of time until something happens. Every time our phone rings I am on tender hooks and tomorrow I have the sad job of going through a care plan and DNAR form.

It does make you realise that you have to enjoy life to the full and to make the most of every day.


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Post by: justlynn on June 03, 2009, 11:17:05 PM
Ah Terry, I was wondering how your mum was coming along.

Many commiserations at this very sad time.

Lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 03, 2009, 11:27:58 PM
Terry.
It is hard at times like this and our thoughts are with you.
I hope that we will still be able to meet up in Arillas in a few weeks time
All our best wishes at this hard time for you
John & Dot
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 04, 2009, 01:14:57 AM
Goes without saying Terry, we are all thinking of you. Last year BG and Mike had a similar situation, and luckily for them they made it to Arillas. Jen and me are hoping the same happens for you.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin-beverly on June 04, 2009, 06:49:50 AM
Terry - just to say that our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Kev & Bev
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Post by: Cheryl2307 on June 04, 2009, 09:03:16 AM
Terry I'm so sorry to read this, it must be terrible for you.  I hope you both manage to get your holiday as you sound like you really need it.  Chin up x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on June 04, 2009, 09:26:47 AM
Thinking of you Terry.My mum came out of hospital yesterday after a lower leg amputation.We didnt think she would pull through.She now has full time carers and is very frail.We go on the 14th this month and hope we will still go.Best wishes xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on June 04, 2009, 10:46:16 AM
Sorry to hear about your Mum Terry.
Going through an up and down time myself with my Dad.
Due to his health problems haven't really been able to book anything , one minute he's fine so I think should I book something and the next it's a call to say he's rushed into hospital again.
I can remember Blondegirl's troubles last year and also a few other poor folk's dilemma's.
Thinking of you Terry mate !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: isobel on June 04, 2009, 12:00:44 PM
sorry to hear your mums health is not good its not easy no matter how old they are our thoughts are with you
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Maggie on June 04, 2009, 12:06:18 PM
Terry, sorry about your mum. I'm sure you will at some point, make it back to Arillas, and it will do you the world of good.
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Post by: ger on June 04, 2009, 01:37:31 PM
really sorry to hear that terry, thinking of you and helen,
arillas will help if you make it there
ger xx
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Post by: sharonF on June 04, 2009, 01:47:18 PM
Thinking of you as you know.  Hope you can make it, you have been through a lot.

Love Sharon xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on June 04, 2009, 02:22:11 PM
Terry and Lisa so sorry to hear about both your mums. Hope you can both manage to get to Arillas.

riggers..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Nan on June 05, 2009, 12:10:29 AM
Terry

It's ten years since my dear Mum and Dad died within three months of eachother. There's not a day goes by that I don't think of them and wish they were here. You will need all your strength but you will come through eventually. Bless you both Nan x
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Post by: Nan on June 10, 2009, 11:53:07 PM
Hope all of yous enjoy your holidays in Arillas this year.

John and Dot won't be long for you now. I know Paul and Gina and the girls are looking forward to meeting up with Kinga in the Malibu. Phil and Jen will be back in heaven when they get over there.

Barry and I are off to the Maldives on Friday for two weeks swimming with the fish. I hope you manage to get to Arillas Terry and the sun shines for you all.

Who else is planning a trip?

Cheers Nan X
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 11, 2009, 02:15:26 AM
Thanks nan. You're absolutely right. Enjoy swimming with the fish as much as we will enjoy Arillas, and it will be a perfect success. Good on yer....

All the best
Phil
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Post by: tubedude on June 11, 2009, 12:23:14 PM
by this time tomorrow, we should have arrived in Corfu, and fingers crossed be on the bus to Arillas....

see you tomorrow
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mango on June 11, 2009, 04:16:00 PM
14 more sleeps, I really cant wait now.

Amanda
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on June 12, 2009, 05:59:13 PM
just got home 2 hours ago,once again we have had a fantastic 2 weeks, weather wonderful,got the washing to do now and pack again because we only have 12 weeks till we return,at least it gives perry and kostas a chance to stock up on mythos and bacardi at the coconut.
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Post by: garythebike on June 13, 2009, 12:45:58 PM
8 days to go. Last few weeks seem to have taken forever. Going up into attic to get suitcases down !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on June 14, 2009, 10:56:09 AM
Have fun garythebike :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: garythebike on June 14, 2009, 01:45:11 PM
Hi Erja

Done the attic bit (was'nt fun), done packing, bought books, mozzie sprays, sun lotion and dusted off the sunglasses, now just have to wait a week !

Gary & familly
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: greg on June 14, 2009, 01:55:45 PM
only a week to go before my second visit to Arillas and i cant wait. Flying 6:30am monday 22nd from Birmingham
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on June 14, 2009, 02:08:10 PM
Not long now Greg.  Enjoy!

Eileen.
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Post by: Vaughan & Angie on June 14, 2009, 02:10:04 PM
24 hours and we are there!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: greg on June 14, 2009, 02:14:11 PM
thanks Eileen if it is as good as last year i am sure i will
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on June 15, 2009, 12:35:09 AM
Just bit the bullet and booked for 21st of August !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on June 15, 2009, 12:37:34 AM
Good on yer kid. You`ll be ready for a good hol.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on June 15, 2009, 08:16:38 AM
Just bit the bullet and booked for 21st of August !

Yeeii Barry! I will be arriving 29th August so let's play airguitar when we see each other if you are still there ;)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on June 15, 2009, 10:48:17 AM
Nice one Erja !
We're staying at The Mirage.
Seems like ages away !
Hectic coupla months coming up , my sisters over from Oz for a month in July , son Jack's off to the U.S with his girlfriends parents and then we can chill !
Thanks Lindypops !
Yammas !!

P.S. These messages were generated without the aid of tobacco !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: craig w on June 17, 2009, 02:53:17 PM
hi all me and the mob all going to nikos again on the 6th july for 2 weeks we managed to get the big apt which vacilis rents out for him self
any one else going there then
ill need to update this picture its 3 years out of date
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 17, 2009, 03:00:40 PM
We fly out on July 6th from Birmingham
Yes itís time to change the picture Craig wonít know who to look out for unless you update.
Have a good holiday, you are certain of that youíre going to ARILLAS
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: craig w on June 17, 2009, 03:15:34 PM
yep john defo arillas think this is my 6th time now
but i did nottice the type error in nikos
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: garythebike on June 17, 2009, 03:24:01 PM
Hi Greg
Might see you on the coach to Arillas, we fly at 6.20 from Gatwick.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: craig w on June 17, 2009, 05:37:32 PM
we are  newcastle 15.15 land at 20.30
 iv got a car for the 2 weeks airport and back so no long drive on a coach might be a bit tight in  the punto 2 adults, a 5yr  and 11 yr and 2 1/2 cases
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: greg on June 17, 2009, 07:22:04 PM
Hi Gary

 i did 4 hours on the coach last year and it was far too long so i have booked a taxi this time but i am sure we might bump into each other some time
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: garythebike on June 17, 2009, 08:23:23 PM
Hi Greg
Did a taxi last year and ended up arriving 20 min before the coach, 50 euro lighter ! Who did you fly with ? (please don't say T.C) !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Debbie & Lee on June 18, 2009, 12:41:23 PM
Well, we would have been flying out on Monday, however, we've had to cancel due to hard financial times.
Thought I was coping quite well with the disappointment, however, as this would have been my last day in work it is now beginning to hit me and I dare say I will have to down a few bevvies over the weekend to numb the pain!

To all who will be going to Arillas this summer, have a fabulous time and keep the place safe until we return!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on June 18, 2009, 01:04:16 PM
Sorry to hear that Debbie, although I'm sure in the long term it's in the best interests of your business.  The difficult part is trying to come terms with not enjoying your 'Full English' & Spaghetti Napolitana in the Marvel :-( 

It won't be too long until your back again...who knows things may improve enough for you to go on a late deal at the end of the season.

Eileenxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: greg on June 19, 2009, 07:10:57 PM
HI Gary
 last year, as this, i booked through Olympic holidays and was last drop off after going around half the island it says in their brochure that is a 3-4 hour transfer time but 1 hour by taxi.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jo-jo on June 20, 2009, 12:13:24 AM


Hi all!

Feel like I know the place already and have never been before!!

Thanks everyone for all the info! We are flying from Leeds Bradford on 10 July! Three weeks today! Hurray.

Wonder if Ill meet anyone! Anyone else there same time??

First ouzo!! Yum!!

jo-jo


Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 20, 2009, 02:35:57 AM
hi jojo. There will be a lot of forum members there when you arrive. Including Jen and me. Don't be afraid to say hello (to anyone as well) a few minutes of chat can start a new friendship, which might last long-term. Many of ours have, as you can read on the forum.

But don't forget our adorable Greek hosts. Arillas isn't just us lot. There is a true community you can become part of. Just chill, smile and enjoy. Well, that's what we did and the rest is history.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jo-jo on June 20, 2009, 11:35:02 AM
 

Thanks Phil!

 Look forward to it! Cant wait! Everyone seems such a friendly bunch. Hope to see you there. I will be looking out to see if i recognise anyone! i wont be shy,
 might meet half a dozen Phils! Chill, smile and enjoy is my new mantra!

jo-jo 

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 20, 2009, 12:39:24 PM
ha ha jo-jo. There is only one Phil....

But there are so many wonderful friendly people to meet there. And we all chill, smile and enjoy....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: aftermidnight on June 20, 2009, 07:05:02 PM
Monday 29th June will get to Arillis about Midnight,just a nice time for first visit to the Coconut Bar me thinks !!!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 20, 2009, 07:59:28 PM
Hi mate. Jen and me do after midnight. When you get there a bit before us, tell Hannah, Kostas Maria and Perry we are on our way.

You are dead right. That will only be your first visit to the Nut while you are there. We have that in common....

Phil

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jo-jo on June 20, 2009, 10:32:11 PM
 I will look out for the one wearing the anorak .
 Phil that is.

 Do I need a secret code word, its like the secret seven (or famous five)!

 See you there !

 Jo - Jo

Ps Do you pronounce the s in arillas?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 21, 2009, 12:50:05 AM
Too intellectual for me luvver. Silent s or not doesn't alter my Arillas. I just chill and enjoy.

Phil
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Post by: Lindypops on June 21, 2009, 12:54:55 AM
Best way Phil.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jester on June 23, 2009, 12:06:16 AM
5 weeks today (on 27th July) and i will be sipping the coffee n glenn an ice cold Mythos. we will be home @ last just took us 50 weeks to get there.

Roll on the serenity and anyone stopping @ the Marvel (4th year running for us)? Donna n Billy are you gonna be there have been the last 2 years have you twistd Billy's arm again? (wasn't that difficult a decision tho heh).

Spiros (misery guts! no not really) put the kettle on, see you soon say Hi to both Sofia's n Kostas.

George (Helen's creperie) we love ya, see you soon

Heidi 'n' Glenn
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on June 23, 2009, 01:01:47 PM
2 weeks time we will be trying to decide where to go for our first lunch-decisions,decisions!
Karen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mango on June 23, 2009, 03:02:46 PM
threeeeeeeeeeee more sleeps.

Amanda
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on June 23, 2009, 04:46:16 PM
Amanda, you must be going nuts with the wait :D

I still have loooooooog 67 sleeps before I get there 8)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on June 23, 2009, 06:08:36 PM
See you there Amanda  4 more sleeps to go

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 23, 2009, 08:42:18 PM
Have a fantastic time Dave, dont let Anne carry all the luggage.
Tell Philip I will be in to see him in a few weeks time.
Enjoy and relax.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on June 24, 2009, 01:53:09 AM
Wow, Amanda, have a great holiday!! 

If it's only half as good as ours, you will still enjoy!!

lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mango on June 24, 2009, 03:13:55 PM
Hi Erja - i am going nuts with excitement.

Lynn - I know I will enjoy, thanks.

One and a half more sleeps. LOL

Amanda
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on June 24, 2009, 06:01:50 PM
Cheers John , will do and will let Philip know so as to keep an ice cold coke in the fridge for you . Only 1 case this year so i am sure Anne can manage that LOL .

3 more and counting ( does'nt the last few drag )

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 24, 2009, 08:26:45 PM
Have a great time Dave and Anne. Mind you, goes without saying you will!

All the best
Phil and Jen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Cheryl2307 on June 25, 2009, 05:57:37 PM
Ahh it's not fair, I've still got ages to wait, nine weeks on Monday!  Have a great time Dave and Anne - Dave don't forget to put suncream on ya face before you fall asleep in the sun!!  Have a fab time x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on June 25, 2009, 06:25:18 PM
Cheers Phil , am sure we will have a good time and maybe a FEW BEERS . And Cheryl, fall asleep in the sun LOL . Not till after the liquid lunch .

Yammas

Dave n Anne

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Samwell on June 27, 2009, 03:16:18 PM
2 MORE SLEEPS!!!!!

:D

In fact, a week today and I wont even had half of my time over in Arillas!!! Very odd to think, but Im going to LOVE every SECOND of it, Im sure, even the sunburn!

Had a call from Dimitris the other night, left a message for me - made me smile, hearing the Greek accent, thinking of him calling me from Brouklis! :D Cant wait to meet him
Title: is it busy in arillas ??
Post by: PPMMAN on June 27, 2009, 05:59:57 PM


Thanks Phil!

 Look forward to it! Cant wait! Everyone seems such a friendly bunch. Hope to see you there. I will be looking out to see if i recognise anyone! i wont be shy,
 might meet half a dozen Phils! Chill, smile and enjoy is my new mantra!

jo-jo 


Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 27, 2009, 06:31:59 PM
Samwell take this advice.... Smile, chill, enjoy. Jen and me have a terrible reputation drinking beer for breakfast etc etc, but just sit with your other half in Grazella with a carafe of red wine, mezes, and stare at Gravia. Then you will really know who PhiandJen are. Or on a bench...

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 27, 2009, 08:11:01 PM
Samwell. Jen just reminded me that you will be at Brouklis on your own this time. I hope I didn't offend by my post. We are looking forward to seeing you and buying you a drink.

Phil
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Post by: mike kelly on June 28, 2009, 03:12:34 PM
Joy and I will be back at Poppys on Sept 4th until 18th. Cant wait to see all our friends again. Yamassss
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dave mull on June 28, 2009, 03:29:14 PM
goin out on the 3rd aug till 24th yipi ki yea is tere anyone else there then
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on June 28, 2009, 07:33:23 PM
Hi Dave

There's always me but beware. I am known to talk hind legs off Donkeys and have a very strange sense of humour. ( To others but not to me )
And... never accept a lift as I am prone to pranging Peugeots into walls, bins and high banks. They all move around donchyerknow. Difficult to know where they are hiding.

A 3 week break in August sounds pretty damm good to me. Bring some darts!
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Wendy n Stu on June 28, 2009, 11:00:32 PM
Mike, we will be there 7th Sept and can't wait to see you both.  Not long now - that's what we keep telling ourselves anyway!!!  Hope all is well.

Neill, look forward to seeing you and Wendy too.  We keep reading your posts and we so enjoy all the news.   

It's 10 weeks tomorrow and counting!!!!!  W & S. xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on June 29, 2009, 02:23:13 AM
Wendy n Stu

Something for us both here to look forward too very much. The days went very quickly last time. 10 weeks aint that long! I've taken longer than that trying to hit double 1.

Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Samwell on June 29, 2009, 02:33:37 AM
Samwell. Jen just reminded me that you will be at Brouklis on your own this time. I hope I didn't offend by my post. We are looking forward to seeing you and buying you a drink.

Phil


No Worries Phil :) Ive been to Corfu with someone else for the past 4 years, either St George North or Arillas... this year I decided to do it alone so I can do what I want to do, see what I want to see, go where I want to go and just generally get away from life here in England. I need some time alone to do some thinking about life, my work, job, situation... so what better place to do it than Arillas!!! Mind you, saying all that my friend had too much sun last year and spent 90% of the time in bed in our accomodation last year, so I had a good taste of it then, but going for longer this time.

Looking forward to meeting you guys too and having a beer or 2! Ill probably eat out at Dimitris's taverna most nights, from the sounds of things theres more than enough of what I want to eat there!

Its just dawned on me my flight is TODAY at 10pm! less than 24 hours... considering Im really really not a good flyer, you can imagine the nerves are getting to me...! I know it'll all be so worth it, but going it alone whilst being a bad flyer person, Im finding it hard to sleep right now... Must try!

See you guys there! :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MaryH on June 29, 2009, 08:56:15 AM
Hi Sam
You will have a brilliant time on my own, and I bet you'll find the flight is fine even though you are a nervous flyer I am too and this May was the first time I came to Arillas on my own for similar reasons to yours and to just do exactly as I wanted and I have to say I would do it again it's lovely to get up and think I can do exactly as I please and not have to answer to anyone. So enjoy your holiday , I know you will.

Take Care
Mary
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on June 29, 2009, 12:25:07 PM
Hello Sam,

Yep, I can second Mary H about having a good time travelling alone as I have done it myself.

It is such a luxury of not having to worry at where to go, what to eat and how much to drink as you can do just as you please :) . Don't get me wrong I do love my friends who I travel with but there is a certain something when you go solo ;)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on June 29, 2009, 03:12:54 PM
Less than a week to go now, we will be on the next Monady morning flight from Newcastle to Corfu-yippee!
Karen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on June 29, 2009, 06:43:33 PM
Just mentioned to Susan about it being good going on hol's solo.
Was that my left ear imploding and why am I laid on the floor !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 29, 2009, 10:29:58 PM
One Week from Now we will be in the best place to be
Can't wait for the 6.40am out of Birmingham next Monday
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Samantha on June 29, 2009, 11:17:18 PM
Hi Peeps,

I haven't been on here for ages! I'm coming back to Arillas in a week. Can't wait to catch up with family and friends but also looking forward to introducing my Fiance to the wonderful place as he has never been!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: 4x4 on June 30, 2009, 12:10:19 AM
Had a cold sweat today.

Started looking to book and could not find anything.

Several hours later we are all booked up for 7th June 2010. 

So same place, Same time, different year.

How do I get one of those only 342 days to go thingies?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on June 30, 2009, 12:14:05 AM
Ah same date as us in 2010....Can't help you with the thingies.....


riggers...
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: 4x4 on June 30, 2009, 12:21:51 AM
If we are both going at the same time . I had better email Spiros at the Ionian Brewery to step up production in January. Just in case))
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on June 30, 2009, 12:27:23 AM
Great minds think alike. Got to keep the brewery in business.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 30, 2009, 01:19:24 AM
Hear hear riggers and 4x4. We shall make a large contribution to that next week....

Thingies we can do (no rude comments about legs please PaulC!!!) We use tickerfactory.com (there are others.) Just visit there and make your choices, then copy the html code they give you into your profile information / custom title signature. Mine looks like this :

"
(http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/d/4;10752;405/st/20090707/e/Arillas+hippies+come+home/dt/5/k/f651/event.png)
 (http://www.TickerFactory.com/)"

Am hoping that works, otherwise you'll only see my ticker. Don't worry about the html, just make sure you copy every character.

Hope to see yours on soon

Phil



Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 30, 2009, 01:20:55 AM
Oh well, it works in java.... the code can look daunting if you don't know html, but don't be put off.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 30, 2009, 01:23:43 AM
Ah that looked good on the screen - two copies of my ticker "8 days till Arillas hippies come home"

Ok then, fire off the ratbag and blatherskite jokes....
lmao
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: 4x4 on June 30, 2009, 02:20:40 AM
Are you sure?
This is what i was faced with, on going to the site

http://www.tickerfactory.com/ezticker/ticker_designer.php

 "How do I know if I have a fertility problem?"

I think i will give it a miss.

"Only a year less a couple of weeks" will suffice

I will just have to do some mental arithmasomething.

This could be a long year !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 30, 2009, 02:51:54 AM
4x4 it just asked me if I was too old.... Not.

Cannot explain, but must admit I'm having a belly laugh. The best response to a "helpful" post I ever had. They call me a forum expert but don't you agree, I'm c**p at it. I warned Eggy I'd be useless....

Perhaps someone else can help? Like our Terry?

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: 4x4 on June 30, 2009, 10:03:30 AM
Something is wrong with my Ticker
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: 4x4 on June 30, 2009, 10:07:03 AM
OK i got it this time. Thank you
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Samwell on June 30, 2009, 05:17:53 PM
I AM CURRENTLY IN THE MALIBU BAR IN ARILLAS!

LOVING THE WEATHER

LOVING EVERYTHING

Dimitris is a pure legend!

Gotta go, 30 seconds left on clock! :D:D:D:D!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: evanjonesaber on July 06, 2009, 12:34:55 PM
Lucky sod!

I'm out there for the first time ever with my fiancee from 20th July til 4th august! Cant bloody wait
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on July 06, 2009, 04:58:34 PM
We're going July 20th - August 3rd  too.

Is anybody going at that time with teenage kids, as I'm a bit worried our 13 year old might be lacking companions?
(she doesn't seem too impressed of my, and her aunties', offer to teach her how to dance to Staus Quo, can't think why!! :D )
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on July 06, 2009, 06:55:57 PM
I'm there 21st - 4th Aug with a 14 year old son.  He will be easy to spot, the one divebombing his younger twin brothers in the Marinki pool!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on July 06, 2009, 08:37:08 PM
I'm there 21st - 4th Aug with a 14 year old son.  He will be easy to spot, the one divebombing his younger twin brothers in the Marinki pool!

Brilliant - we'll look out for you!

We're staying at the Tria, but have a friend who's staying at the Bardis Studios so will be on the beach most days probably.

Angie

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: evanjonesaber on July 07, 2009, 12:20:58 PM
Hey, sorry no we don't have kids (yet!) as we only met 6 months ago and are now engaged! :)

Hope to bump into you whilst out there though :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on July 07, 2009, 08:20:46 PM
Hey, sorry no we don't have kids (yet!)

Don't worry, I didn't think you would have. My partner and I didn't have any kids the first time we went to Arillas but it didn't stop us falling in love with the place. That's the thing about Arillas, it can be anything you want it to be, romantic, fun, chilled out - whatever.

Hope to bump into you too.

Angie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on July 07, 2009, 08:57:38 PM
oh my god babies ...im so over them ,,daughter now 21 ,and we have our life back .lol........yammas and good luck ,it,s all in the trying....................
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on July 07, 2009, 09:08:43 PM
evenjonesaber(!), me and my beloved have always said that Arillas is perfect for romantic couples or families so I'm sure you will fall in love with it..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on July 12, 2009, 12:06:04 PM

Quote
That's the thing about Arillas, it can be anything you want it to be, romantic, fun, chilled out - whatever.


I have never read such wise words.
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on July 12, 2009, 05:37:52 PM
It is also perfect for us single people who just appreciate beauty in all things in Arillas :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Quack John on July 12, 2009, 06:44:57 PM
Claire and I will be taking our second holiday in Arillas this year. Having been out there in late July '08, this year we'll be soaking up he Arillas experience 24th August - 1st September. We were absolutely blown away with Arillas last year, such an amazing place to relax and enjoy a slower pace to life, everything a holiday should be!

Are any other forum members there at the same time as us??

Six weeks and counting....and we can't wait.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 12, 2009, 08:16:40 PM
It's like being in the Sally Army here
COME AND JOIN US, COME AND JOIN US, COME AND JOIN OUR HAPPY BAND
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 12, 2009, 08:18:57 PM
Someone  (Just Phil) tells me MARIKA is in town
So glad you could make it.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on July 12, 2009, 11:50:28 PM
Hi Dot (oh - and John the ref....!!) I'd LOVE to come and join you in that wonderful place! I'd even wear the uniform (Sally army one I mean..)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on July 13, 2009, 02:00:54 AM
John luvver, Marika is in town, Lovely as ever. And so are yous two. Arillas now has its hippies, its football ref and its photographer. We now need the poet and the doll... (sorry mates and the other pi** artists - yer know who I mean)

And its boiled Eggs.

Sandy medear you were in the previous sentence but you could qualify for the p**s artists.

Sorry folks
Phil

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on July 13, 2009, 01:51:48 PM
hey phil ,,we could have a forum sunset party on the pier,,and sandy as barmaid.........lol....yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on July 13, 2009, 04:22:47 PM
Three weeks today I'll be there again. I'm starting to get excited now.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on July 13, 2009, 05:41:18 PM
3 weeks, thats AGES compared to my 8 days :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ann marie on July 13, 2009, 06:27:23 PM
9 days to go!
See you there! :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on July 14, 2009, 08:16:34 AM
Mere 46 sleeps for me and I am starting to get excited on a slow burner ;)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on July 14, 2009, 01:43:27 PM
90 days today and we will be back home. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on July 16, 2009, 01:24:19 AM
Viv - you can't go back home until you and Pete have been to us for dinner!!!  When??
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on July 16, 2009, 07:34:07 PM
How's about Friday 24th, will find your number and give you a ring. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: biglee on August 04, 2009, 01:12:44 PM
this is us

we get there on the 10th - and there until 31st of aug

say hello

(http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu54/big50lee/thefamily.jpg)


any one guess where the picture was taken - tough one i know
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on August 04, 2009, 01:28:53 PM
Smashing photo Big Lee...you have a lovely family.

Eileenxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: martin-w on August 04, 2009, 01:33:55 PM
Hi All!
My second visit this year will be 2nd.- 16th. October, again staying in my favorite Bardis Sun Hotel. My birthday treat to myself! Getting in the mood for more 'Arillas magic'.
See you there Viv and Pete!
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tracey&peter on August 04, 2009, 02:44:10 PM
we arrive 7th september for 2 weeks - cant wait
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on August 04, 2009, 03:39:34 PM
October 5th if all goes well
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on August 04, 2009, 03:49:31 PM
Should see you there John, we go back on the 5th october for a week...


riggers
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: england on August 04, 2009, 03:56:07 PM

any one guess where the picture was taken - tough one i know

Same place as this?

[IMG]http://lh3.ggpht.com/_kiLYDsQy5EI/SKLk748NnKI/AAAAAAAAAs8/9dj1MlmomBc/s400/P1000376.JPG[IMG]

(Not sure if this will works)

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on August 04, 2009, 03:59:41 PM
If all goes well riggers, Im sure to hunt you down.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: biglee on August 04, 2009, 06:04:03 PM
Smashing photo Big Lee...you have a lovely family.

Eileenxx

cheers eileen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: biglee on August 04, 2009, 06:09:43 PM

any one guess where the picture was taken - tough one i know

Same place as this?

[IMG]http://lh3.ggpht.com/_kiLYDsQy5EI/SKLk748NnKI/AAAAAAAAAs8/9dj1MlmomBc/s400/P1000376.JPG[IMG]

(Not sure if this will works)




yep youre right the captains table - we go there a lot as its great value for money and good for the kids. -
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on August 05, 2009, 08:16:05 AM
If all goes well riggers, Im sure to hunt you down.

It won't take much hunting to find me John.......
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on August 05, 2009, 09:22:51 AM
Who will be there 21st sept?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Alan and Jan on August 05, 2009, 10:42:04 AM
We will, just. Flying out on the 11th until the 25th. Staying at Kaloudis.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on August 05, 2009, 12:49:05 PM
Riggers
We could ask Eggy to find out the footie fixtures and watch a game at Avliotes if there is a game on
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: martin-w on August 05, 2009, 01:40:33 PM
Hi!
All being well see you there too John and Riggers.
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on August 05, 2009, 04:27:16 PM
You certainly will Martin.......

yammas..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on August 05, 2009, 05:36:06 PM
ONLY 24 sleeps ;)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on August 05, 2009, 05:57:07 PM
Riggers
We could ask Eggy to find out the footie fixtures and watch a game at Avliotes if there is a game on

John R

I will pick the brain of Noufris when I next see him.
 
Just when I thought I was going to start sobering up all you little tinkers are on the way again or coming back for another taste - My liver will suffer - DONCHYERKNOW!
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on August 05, 2009, 06:16:47 PM
Well we've gotta keep you on ya toes Neill....

Erja your days are going down nicely.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on August 05, 2009, 06:31:12 PM
John (Ref), we got Villa away on the 5th, so will be watching it the Nut no doubt. :D

riggers..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on August 05, 2009, 09:19:55 PM
We go back 25th sept for 2weeks. Akti again. Dont know if we'll be bothered about football seeing as we're down in the bloomin' championship this season(newcastle). They are on tv but will it be worth watching that is the question.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on August 06, 2009, 09:32:38 AM
Where are you staying?We will also be there but only for 1 week.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on August 06, 2009, 09:33:35 AM
Sorry just re read you post.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: martin-w on August 06, 2009, 01:16:15 PM
Tonynglenda!
Will keep a lookout for you!
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on August 06, 2009, 09:09:11 PM
Martin w, you'll always find us either at the bar in the akti or in the coconut. We are creatures of habit!! Justlisa, so where are you staying? We'll try and speak to a few more members this time. We did see a few in june, but dont like butting in.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on August 06, 2009, 09:35:03 PM
15 kip's !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lisa and Steve on August 06, 2009, 11:02:35 PM
We are staying at the makris.Usually spotted in Helens or Brouklis.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Gaz on August 07, 2009, 09:07:23 PM
We have just booked 2 weeks at the Akti for late June 2010. Sooooooooooo excited. Spiros, Monika, two Royal Ionians if you please :-)

Plus we still have Crete in 6 weeks

Gary & Carolyn
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on August 07, 2009, 10:24:56 PM
gaz
enjoy ill see you out there im out 11th -21 june ..............yammas.... this year im staying at the marina..............
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on August 11, 2009, 03:34:46 PM
Just popped into local T Cooks to pick up manos brochure for 2010 & chatting to rep she checked availability for next year at Dionyssos-only 5 apartments left!
As we are planning to go with another couple next year I quickly did some texting as the rep said we could pay a £50pp early booking deposit.
Got the reply from friends-'go ahead & book it'.

So I have 2 weeks form 3rd sept staying at Dionyssos II with hubby & 2 arillas virgins.

Tres excitement!!

Karen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on August 11, 2009, 11:38:05 PM
Nice move Karen
Best be sure and get in whilst you can
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on August 12, 2009, 04:52:57 PM
I couldn't beleive it would get booked so far in advance. I ahve told Lisa to get her hol booked, she is planning to return next June with a friend.
karen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on August 13, 2009, 12:33:55 AM
21st to 31st may 2010  sorted . See you there

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sheila on August 20, 2009, 01:23:05 PM
we are due to fly out from Manchester on 31st August but found out today they are going on strike at Manchester that weekend so god only knows when we will get there. They make me sick you save all year for one holiday and they ruin the first day or so!!!! Anyway I've had my rant now Arillas here we come again!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on August 20, 2009, 01:40:52 PM
Tonight's the night !
Setting off for Newcastle at about 2 am.
Haven't packed a thing !
Susan's all organized (she's off today ) so I'll have to sling all my gear in my case (when I find it ) when I get in from work tonight.
Ooooh this time termorrer !!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sharonF on August 20, 2009, 02:38:33 PM
Have a fantastic holiday Barry and Susan

Sharon x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on August 20, 2009, 03:57:53 PM
Tonight's the night !
Setting off for Newcastle at about 2 am.
Haven't packed a thing !
Susan's all organized (she's off today ) so I'll have to sling all my gear in my case (when I find it ) when I get in from work tonight.
Ooooh this time termorrer !!!

Have fun you too and see you in a week :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dave n Anne on August 20, 2009, 04:47:29 PM
Hi Sheila

Have a lokk at the manchester airport website abd they say it will only effect about 300 workers and they will cope without them . Hope they right as we fly to kalamata on the 29th .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on August 20, 2009, 05:49:05 PM
Thank's Sharon we will !
Erja , you should recognise me.
003 will be sporting his fake bald toupe and his latex prosthetic beer gut and man boob's !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on August 20, 2009, 07:42:20 PM
Lol, Barry.......... Hope you and Susan have a great holiday........... well, foregone conclusion really.......

lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kriopigi girl on August 20, 2009, 09:30:54 PM
I wiil watch out for your plane Barry. As when you take off you will go over my house. Have a great time.
Pauline xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Baldy Barry on August 20, 2009, 09:36:22 PM
Thank's Pauline !
If it's raining I'll give you a shout as I go over to get yer washing in !
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sheila on August 20, 2009, 11:15:19 PM
Hi Dave and Anne, I saw that too lets hope its right for all our sakes, have agood time .
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 20, 2009, 11:49:23 PM
sheila we are with you on that. "It's right" means that both sides have acknowledged that the right answer is a compromise without ruining other people's lives, holidays or wishes. And services continue while a good and honest solution is worked out.

Unions are so controversial but sometimes you have to stand up and be counted. I have been. But as a teacher I have NEVER let down my students. My A level results today prove it. Or rather my students' results prove it. The days of Arthur Scargill are over thank heaven. But why do we keep getting into these situations? People who don't understand the compromise and resolve-it attitude, those who believe that confrontation and provocation will improve their career prospects...

They all need to be shipped to Arillas. To find out what life is really about. Sadly they will meet justphil and realise they can just mark-it-as-read. The irony in that I'll leave you to work out.

Phil



Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Lindypops on August 22, 2009, 12:47:46 AM
Hey Mrs Susan, keep him order, and have the best time.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MaryH on August 22, 2009, 09:43:01 AM
Barry and Susan
Have a wonderfull time - Phil I  totally relate to you where unitions are concerned - I've been in a situation where we were all getting made redundant and all the unions did was , basically nothing just took years of wasted subscriptions!

Take Care

Mary :) :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Quack John on August 24, 2009, 02:16:06 AM
Cases to be packed in the morning, and then we're catching our flight to Corfu in the evening, arriving in Arillas in the early hours of Tuesday morning..... can't wait!!

Looking forward to our second holiday in Arillas and our first at Mathraki Studios.

John & Claire
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 24, 2009, 02:55:17 AM
Just a little envious John. Mathraki will wow you.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on August 24, 2009, 08:56:53 AM
Enjoy, John & Claire! 

lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MaryH on August 24, 2009, 09:14:39 AM
John and Claire have a lovely time - We've stayed at Mathraki last September you'll love it it's spotlessly clean

Mary :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on August 24, 2009, 11:59:15 AM
Cases to be packed in the morning, and then we're catching our flight to Corfu in the evening, arriving in Arillas in the early hours of Tuesday morning..... can't wait!!

Looking forward to our second holiday in Arillas and our first at Mathraki Studios.

And I am Looking forward to hearing what a good time you had :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jinksy on August 27, 2009, 11:07:25 PM
hi erja, you will def enjoy mathraki the studios and the family that runs them are wonderful, we stayed ther for two weeks in august, pure bliss, yammas, jinksy
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 27, 2009, 11:15:40 PM
Am sure Erja should answer, but she won't mind me saying. She always stays at Brouklis, but knows like Jen and me do, just how lovely Mathraki is. Great pool, great welcome, great family, great apartments and in a lovely position - quiet but not too far from anything. So agree with you jinsky. Our Eileen has stayed and loved it there.

Waiting for Quack John's report - can guess it will be good, but tell it like it was John!

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on August 28, 2009, 07:55:53 AM
Am sure Erja should answer, but she won't mind me saying. She always stays at Brouklis, but knows like Jen and me do, just how lovely Mathraki is.

:D Erja really doesn't mind you saying Phil!

Yep, I always stay in Brouklis but Mathraki has been recommended by many.

I am waiting for Quack John's report too :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: IanandSylvia on September 02, 2009, 04:28:46 PM
Well, less than 48 hours until take off - can't wait!

I've had my holiday haircut, Sylvia's getting wax applied and then ripped off from legs etc. (She'd love it to know I'm sharing that info...)

And the oven's been scrubbed.

....Must be a woman thing, but we can't seem to go on holiday anywhere until the house has had a complete clean through, and the kitchen is honking of Mr Muscle. I can't see the link, but it makes sense to Sylvia, and keeps her happy too.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on September 02, 2009, 04:42:27 PM
Ianandsylvia,
I can understand that cleaning lark I used to put a good squirt of bleach down the loo & sinks

No point doing it this year as left teenage son at home so had to do it all when we got home!

Have a great hol.

Karen
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Post by: Eileen on September 02, 2009, 04:43:26 PM
LOL...yes definitely a woman's thing Ian!  A holiday is not a holiday until we have ourselves and our houses shiny and glam before we go.

Of course you could always join Sylvia in her beauty preparations... I do believe John the Ref is partaking in a little waxing too.... ;-)

Eileen.
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Post by: IanandSylvia on September 02, 2009, 04:53:03 PM
I helped out with the cleaning - but will give the waxing a miss. Man (the hairy hunter) is coming to Arillas, unwaxed and kitted out to go!

If my legs were hairless, the fish woudn't have anything to nibble on while I'm snorkelling....

We've a 27 year-old looking after the home. He usually does a decent - but obviously last minute - clean up before we get back.
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Post by: justphil on September 02, 2009, 06:45:18 PM
Have a great time IanandSylvia. After all the hype you will find life there is even better for real.

We usually leave the place in a mess and our 27 year old spruces it all up while we are away. How lucky are we!

Phil
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Post by: Janis on September 02, 2009, 08:47:26 PM
I can't believe it - another obsessive like me! I'd like the house to be clean and tidy all the time but it never is, so I tend to shrug my shoulders and let it be, BUT when going on holiday I always have a mad cleaning session.... I think it so we've got a nice clean and tidy house to come back to!  That is, until I open the suitcases on return ready to start the washing....
...and my 67 year old doesn't DO washing of clothes
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on September 02, 2009, 09:00:27 PM
Eileen
I will be Waxing, and it's all down to you.
Just tingling thinking about it.......
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Post by: Eileen on September 02, 2009, 09:05:53 PM
Eileen
I will be Waxing, and it's all down to you.


or rather all up to you...

LOL....Eileenx
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Post by: Karen/Colin on September 03, 2009, 11:20:13 AM
Hurrah, only 12 months to go now. Our little ticker is counting down the days for us!
Karen
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Post by: IanandSylvia on September 03, 2009, 12:13:37 PM
Thia time tomorrow we'll be jetting South...

The cleaning thing is just Mars and Venus, I s'pose.

This year, one of my friends wanted to commune with nature, so took his wife camping. After the tent was set up, he took a walk in the woods.

As he walked, the solitude and atmosphere soaked into his being, and he followed a track deeper into the trees. THIS was going back to nature. He saw a rabbit and wondered if he could fashion a snare from a greenwood sapling.

By the time he got back to the tent, he had entertained plans of fishing in the lake, of making a bow (there may be deer in the woods) and saw himself saying a prayer of thanks to the gods of the forest as he lit his cooking fire.

He should tell his woman...

As he stepped into the tent opening he was halted by a strident voice:

"Don't you DARE come in here with those boots on...I've just swept this tent out and cleaned the windows (windows?)

This bit here is for shoes, and that bit is for your clothes. I've hung the toileteries up in that corner. Do you fancy washing your hands and making us a nice cup of tea?"

His hunter shadow vanished in a blink and he settled to lighting the camping stove, thinking now about a trip to the nearest village for some pub grub and a pint...

See you there!!

Ian and Sylvia
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Post by: Alan and Jan on September 03, 2009, 01:19:58 PM
Nice one Ian and Sylvia. May well bump inot you as we fly out on the 11th.
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Post by: Paul C on September 03, 2009, 08:38:28 PM
One more day at work (Gatwick strangely enough) the weekend to finish packing. Then Monday, stupid o'clock off we go. We hope to have lunch in the Rainbow.Can't wait to see Jimmy and Spiros again.
Di & Paul
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Post by: knees on September 03, 2009, 10:09:38 PM
Hi, im off to arillas for the first time on mon and staying at the thetis but i am struggling to find any upto date reviews, most of them seem to be at least a year old, does anyone have any ideas about what the facillities are like or what has been said about it.

only 4 more sleeps, i cant wait :-)
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Post by: kriopigi girl on September 03, 2009, 10:35:34 PM
Got to spend day in Edinburgh tomorrow to learn how to put special i v lines in people and just found out that after a morning of theory we have to practice on each other in the afternoon. Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then Sat late shift and Sun early shift and thats me done. Got the cases down, got the euros. No time to do the usual gutting of the house, but leaving Son in charge so no point really. Hope to be there for a nightcap on Monday night. So excited...........
Pauline x
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Post by: justlynn on September 03, 2009, 11:18:45 PM
Sounding good, Pauline - have a great holiday!

Friday 9th- 16th October for us, flight about 6 am so arriving in Arillas for lunch hopefully.  Colin normally tries to avoid the early flights, so he'll be the one falling asleep at the table......

lynn xx
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Post by: Eileen on September 03, 2009, 11:21:43 PM
Oh Pauline, pity your trip to Edinburgh coincided with such a busy weekend otherwise we could have made arrangements to meet up.

Have a wonderful holiday - looking forward to hearing all about it on your return.

Love,

Eileen.xx
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Post by: justphil on September 03, 2009, 11:40:17 PM
Bon voyage Paul, knees and Pauline. Soak it all up and let us all know all about it when you get back.

We still hope for a week at end of season.

Phil
 
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Post by: Eileen on September 03, 2009, 11:57:36 PM
Awww Lynn, we arrive on the 16th at lunchtime.  Please try to leave some sun for us :-)

Eileenxxx
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Post by: justlynn on September 04, 2009, 12:47:32 AM
Awww, sorry to just miss you, Eileen - again!!  :(

I'm sure there will still be sun for you though....  :)

lynn xx
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Post by: isobel on September 04, 2009, 11:44:40 AM
hope you all have a great time in all that sunshine its rain and galeforce winds here have a safe trip
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Post by: Gaz on September 09, 2009, 06:26:57 PM
We are off to Crete on Tuesday for Caz's mums 60th. On our return it will only be 9 months till we hit Arillas again. Can't wait for both, but especially Arillas in 2010. God, how Sci-Fi does that date sound?
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Post by: vivian on September 10, 2009, 03:57:25 PM
Hi Eileen, will get to see you for a few days overlap as we are ther 12th - 19th. Viv
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Post by: patrickjohn on September 10, 2009, 08:37:46 PM
When is everybody going?  We'll be there 14th onwards.  Will be looking out for forum members - Lynn, Viv, Eileen et al.

Say hello if you spot us before we spot you.

Best wishes
Pat
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on September 10, 2009, 08:58:17 PM
When is everybody going?  We'll be there 14th onwards.  Will be looking out for forum members - Lynn, Viv, Eileen et al.

Say hello if you spot us before we spot you.

Best wishes
Pat

They are all going in october same as us Pat.
Have a great time anyway, just know you will.

riggers.
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Post by: patrickjohn on September 10, 2009, 09:23:34 PM
Thanks for that Riggers - I got the wrong end of the stick about their dates.  Expect there will be a few forum members there when we are.  I know Rothers is flying from Doncaster on Friday this week.
All the best
Pat
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Post by: Ian C on September 20, 2009, 07:17:51 AM
28TH SEPTEMBER.............EIGHT MORE DAYS ............WOOOOOHOOOO!!!!!
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Post by: Lisa and Steve on September 20, 2009, 10:42:11 AM



                  TOMORROW.
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Post by: riggers on September 20, 2009, 10:59:10 AM
Have a goodun Lisa......

riggers.
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Post by: Sandy x on September 20, 2009, 11:18:36 AM
Have fun Lisa....I know you will.
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Post by: vivian on September 20, 2009, 11:30:00 AM
Bet your running about like a headless chicken today, but ain't it worth it. Enjoy yourself. Viv
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Post by: justlynn on September 20, 2009, 02:17:16 PM
Enjoy it, Lisa.  Make sure you take full use of all those sunbeds, won't you?  :D

lynn xx
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Post by: kevin.g on September 20, 2009, 02:36:16 PM
have fun /////////////////yammas
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Post by: Lisa and Steve on September 20, 2009, 05:38:50 PM
As we are staying at the Makris for the 1st time dont know who's sun bed to sit on!!!
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Post by: justphil on September 20, 2009, 08:11:16 PM
Lisa, the only sunbed I know of with a name on is our riggers' at Kaloudis. But don't you dare occupy my Bench opposite Thalassa! I will haunt you!!!

Have a great time at Makris.
Phil
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Post by: Lisa and Steve on September 20, 2009, 09:06:16 PM
Already been on Riggers sun bed and Lynn's.
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on September 20, 2009, 10:02:06 PM
ENJOY lisa
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Post by: georgia on September 24, 2009, 01:22:46 AM
Ooooh Phil...that bench outside of Thallasa....my bench if you don't mind!!!!
You know those little brass plaques you see to commemorate the departed....that bench will just not be big enough to hold them all will it? We returned from Arillas a week ago and still have the blues, now thinking quite seriously about a time plan for selling up and making our home in Corfu. We have our baby in final year at uni to still support and my husbands health problems to take into account, but after talking to a retired German doctor who has the same health problems as him at the wine festival and who told us the treatment he receives is the same as he received in Germany....why not..as they say in Arillas?? We came home to a house that is now too large for us, an enormous garden that with me workink 60hrs a week I do not have time to do and Chris does not have the energy to do....and not enough time to spend together, and thats whats life is all about surely, spending time with your soulmate! x
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Post by: justphil on September 24, 2009, 02:56:31 AM
Georgia luvver I DO MIND! And so does Sandy.... That bench is OURSSSS!

Seriously though, the moments of total tranquility and peace we all get while sitting there are priceless.

We don't want to sell up, but might well eventually. We planned to rent/rent and when the euro was 1.30 or more, the sums added up. They don't right now though. We worked out long ago that we could live our simple, rural life even better in Arillas or nearby. And Arillas is a village like ours, where everone knows everyone and life is slow, quiet and very political! Plus there is the sea, and many more choices of nearby entertainment. Even in the winter - Akti and Amourada both open out of season. That's 100% more than here.

It must be heartwarming to have met someone going through the same times as yous and to find new hopes and dreams. We both hope they come to fruition.

We gave up the huge place and huge garden 8 years ago. Sadly it didn't fund the rest of our dreams. But we will both be there one day soon, both being the operative word. Jen is my soulmate, and both our souls belong there.

Lovely post Georgia. And love to both of you.

Phil
 
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Post by: Sandy x on September 24, 2009, 02:57:19 AM
Well said Georgia. Life is for living - you never know what is round the corner. Go for it while you can is my motto!
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Post by: Sandy x on September 24, 2009, 02:59:09 AM
....but stay off our bench!

Only kidding....there's room for everyone.
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Post by: Eileen on September 24, 2009, 09:32:22 AM
We came home to a house that is now too large for us, an enormous garden...

Same predicament for us too Georgia, we've spent many hours discussing the same point.  I'm sure there are many others also in the same boat all wondering whether to downsize or not. The big thing for us is our emotional attachment to our house and home...but on balance as Sandy says 'life is for living' not paying for unnecessarily big bills and struggling to find time to maintain a large garden.

I foresee many more hours discussing pros and cons...over a few drinks of course!

Eileenx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on September 24, 2009, 09:50:44 AM
I did it two years ago. I had a big house and garden, but when my children moved on the prospect of all that decorating and gardening on my own seemed even more daunting. So I sold up and bought a much smaller house in town. The result? Kouklospito....and I've never looked back. Although I seem to have had one or other of my children back living with me all the time, for one reason or another, but that's another story!
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Post by: vivian on September 24, 2009, 10:20:05 AM
I reckon our Zee may have a claim to that bench now. Yesturday after having a romantic stroll along the beach they deciced to sit on the bench and let the sand on their feet dry. Not quite sure what happened but wether she was swinging her legs or whar, but somehow she kicked the bench leg and Mick says he knew straight away something was wrong, so of to the medical center, she is now all strapped uo and has a broken toe. I reckon she is going to call it her bench for years to come. lol. Viv
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Post by: Eileen on September 24, 2009, 10:24:57 AM
... she is now all strapped uo and has a broken toe.... Viv

Some peeps will resort to anything to extend their stay ;-)

Eileenxxxx
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Post by: Mick and Zee on September 24, 2009, 02:05:12 PM
... she is now all strapped uo and has a broken toe.... Viv

Some peeps will resort to anything to extend their stay ;-)

Eileenxxxx

no the good doctors of arillis won't let us stay, shame we did try our best lol
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Post by: Eileen on September 24, 2009, 03:43:10 PM


no the good doctors of arillis won't let us stay, shame we did try our best lol

Drats, it was worth a try...next time kick the bench a lttle harder!

Eileenx
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Post by: isobel on September 24, 2009, 07:30:17 PM
i dont know if you have a property out there if you have iwish you all the bet for the future and you can live the dream but if you dont own somewhere please please be careful we have had to make the decision yesterday to pull the plug as we say we have been totally coaned by a certain guy who a lot of forum users know and we just cant afford to take any more risks wht was our dream is now nightmare from hell
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on September 24, 2009, 11:30:25 PM
Isobel.....will pm you.
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on October 05, 2009, 12:19:41 AM

TODAY..........  OFF TO THE AIRPORT NOW
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Post by: riggers on October 05, 2009, 02:36:10 AM
Won't be far behind you......

riggers.
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Post by: Erja on October 05, 2009, 07:52:32 AM
Have a beer for me riggers mate! :D
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Post by: Sandy x on October 05, 2009, 09:24:17 AM
Only one Erja?
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Post by: Erja on October 05, 2009, 01:24:32 PM
:D I am sure that he will have many without me prompting :D

I just looked on the easyjet Q&A and July/August 2010 flights come on sale at the end of October, so the countdown for next summer is almost on :)
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Post by: Jo Wissett on October 05, 2009, 05:00:03 PM
OOOOOHH! Fingers at the ready!!
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Post by: Smiffypink on October 05, 2009, 05:24:13 PM
Im eagerly awaiting the September flights, so hopefully that means they will be out not too long after??
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Post by: Sandy x on October 05, 2009, 07:45:57 PM
Thanks for that gem of info.....yes, we are all at the ready.....
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Post by: justphil on October 05, 2009, 08:17:45 PM
Right hand fingers on the keyboard, left hand full of credit card all? I once called it a feeding frenzy. Jen and me will book flights as soon as they appear. Learned our lesson this year.

OMG it's like queueing outside Harrods' Sale! (Except in our case it would be Woolworths, and they have gone bust, justlike us.)

Phil


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Post by: patrickjohn on October 06, 2009, 03:14:19 PM
Just like Justphil have learned its best to book early so've just got in with Thomsons for two weeks in September 2010 at the Kaloudis Village.
Have managed to reset my ticker.
Some of my snaps from September this year now available for inspection on Flickr if you click on the following url.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pjsmemories/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pjsmemories/)

Best wishes
PJ
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Post by: Baldy Barry on October 06, 2009, 06:40:25 PM
Great piccies P.J !
I wanna go back.....NOW !
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Post by: TerryW on October 06, 2009, 06:57:32 PM
Yep - good pics again PJ, and I reckon those speedos are even smaller :-)
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Post by: Erja on October 07, 2009, 07:53:14 AM
Yep - good pics again PJ, and I reckon those speedos are even smaller :-)

Nice piccies indeed! :)
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Post by: MaryH on October 07, 2009, 09:59:08 AM
Great photos PJ :)
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Post by: Nan on October 07, 2009, 10:25:43 AM
Nice one of your waving your fins PJ! The one by the tree is also very good and the donkey track.... well I like 'em all really :-)

5 days to go

Cheers Nan xx
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Post by: sharonF on October 07, 2009, 12:22:34 PM
Great pics PJ, leopard print speedos! do they come in smaller sizes? ;)

Sharon x
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Post by: patrickjohn on October 07, 2009, 12:41:22 PM
Thanks for all the comments everyone.  You can see we had a good time as usual.
Perhaps I should lose a couple of stone in weight - I think I'm getting larger, rather than the swim trunks getting smaller!
Best wishes to all forum fans
PJ
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Post by: Nan on October 07, 2009, 01:02:30 PM
Don't even think about it ...don't you know you can't improve on perfection!!
Tell Mrs PJ she is an excellent photographer.

Best wishes

Nan
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Post by: patrickjohn on October 07, 2009, 06:49:36 PM
Dearest Nan - You say the nicest things!
Your kind comments about the photographer have been passed on to Mrs PJ - many thanks.
Regards
PJ
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Post by: MaryH on October 07, 2009, 11:54:38 PM
PJ admire  re your photos heres to you wearing the speedo type trunks:) ! take care
Love
Mary
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Post by: georgia on October 08, 2009, 12:28:07 AM
Love the profile pic Patrick John, I also had my photo taken in that spot in September, we used to sunbathe just behind that boat! Heck, that September holiday already seems a long time in the past..roll on next year..roll on a lottery win so we can relocate permanently..maybe we could just downsize and do it anyway..so tempting!!
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Post by: justphil on October 08, 2009, 02:41:09 AM
Hi PJ. I gave up my speedos some years ago. I was a really skinny older man (even older now of course but a bit less skinny) who looked like he was trying to look like a youngster. You wear them with pride and panache and they work. I'm not saying that you are old and not skinny, just that they look right on you and terrible on me. But then I spend most of my beach time in Arillas not worrying about any form of swimsuit at all....

Justloved your pics, whoever took them.

Best wishes
Phil
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Post by: sunflower on October 10, 2009, 12:52:23 AM
Hi Sharon,
Planning on May or June too.
Connie Denmark.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sharonF on October 13, 2009, 11:43:31 AM
HI Connie,

Will you be staying in on the houses you were shown?

Sharon x
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Post by: georgia on October 16, 2009, 12:42:06 AM
Hoping to be there in September for wine festival again, and take my daughter and her lovely boyfriend with us this time.  Sharon F...honey I have been trying to access you on facebook but my friend search appears to have a fault, that I cannot or do not know how to correct. Could you do it from your end..my real name is Annie Shackleton (could not register as Annie on Arillas forum as there was an Annie already registered. Profile photo, dressed in white sunning myself with nose in a book..happy days..lol! x
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Post by: sunflower on October 16, 2009, 01:35:30 AM
Hello Georgia,
This is Connie. Denmark (Sunflower).
I believe you tried to send a message to Sharon,
but it came to me instead. I've had problems too
with sending messages!! Will be in Arillas in June,
maybe we'll meet!
Best regards Connie.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on October 16, 2009, 02:03:55 AM
Hello Georgia and sunflower. The wine festival is very special. Arillas in local party mode. Jen and me have been priveleged to be there once. All our forum friends we met there share our views, it is a special time. The pics posted on here prove that.

sunflower dearest, keep posting and also the photos. justloved your sunsets.

Phil


 
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Post by: sunflower on October 16, 2009, 11:08:27 AM
Hello Justphil,
Yes, the wine Festival was great!!
I was there this year and took some photos, will try to post some of them to the Forum, but I have computer-problems today, so it'll have to wait until later.
Glad to hear you liked the sunsets, will post more of those too!!
Best regards Connie. Denmark.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on October 16, 2009, 11:15:42 AM
Hi Justphil,
did you get my message?
The Forum is quite new to me.
Best regards Connie. Denmark.(Sunflower)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sharonF on October 16, 2009, 12:35:44 PM
Hi Georgia, I'll do that today.

Connie I'll send you a an email to explain how the forum works.

Sharon x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on October 16, 2009, 12:40:43 PM
Hi Sharon,
Thanks !! My computer is driving me crazy and to be quite
honest: I don't have enough patience with it !!
Love Connie x
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Post by: tonynglenda on October 17, 2009, 07:52:05 PM
well we have been back a week and could not stand it any longer so looked on net etc. to try and book for next year,the prices for just a flight were scandalous ie £300 each so we went to travel agents and booked 2 weeks end of may £860.thats with a discount off brochure price of £260 including free insurance. cant wait.
p.s. the price for next year was cheaper than we paid for this year, how does that work unless it was with xl going to the wall and they were trying to recoup some costs.
we have put a provisional booking in for september, again £800 thats £120 cheaper than we have just paid, it makes you wonder if the travel agents have realised that people were booking direct so are lowering there prices to stay competative. whatever it is we are happy. roll on may 2010. only 31 weeks 6 days to go
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Post by: justphil on October 17, 2009, 08:13:00 PM
Well done Tony and Glenda. Just watch the feeding frenzy when EJ releases the schedules from Gatwick at the end of this month. Credit cards will get bent, bank accounts will get emptied and all the Arilliacs will gloat about how well they have done. Doncherjustloveit? (Sorry to plagiarise you Egg...)

As for PhilandJen, we will probably do our usual - believe we have to wait, and then pay twice as much. But heed these words.. WE WILL BE BACK....

Sorry Arnold - you did it better than I ever will
Phil
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Post by: riggers on October 17, 2009, 09:30:12 PM
Good for you Tony and Glenda. Was nice meeting you both in the Nut...

riggers...
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on October 17, 2009, 11:58:53 PM
riggers mate can you settle an argument? Who is the most pissed artist in Arillas? Our Jean and Senan excluded.

I reckon it's you and Jen reckons it's me. She has forgotten about our Erja. I won't be offended if you say me. In fact I justwish I were sat in the Nut drinking another large Mythos...

I still think it's you....

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on October 18, 2009, 12:13:32 AM
Lol Phil...i think we will have to discuss this over several Mythos in the nut/rainbow etc. I don't know who has the edge...

naaaa it's definately you...lol

cheers.
riggers..
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Post by: riggers on October 18, 2009, 12:16:36 AM
Changed my mind, i think it's Sandy....:) sorry mi dear....

riggers...
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Post by: justlynn on October 18, 2009, 12:19:30 AM
Who cares?  :D  Just get 'em in!!!

lynn xx
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Post by: riggers on October 18, 2009, 12:29:37 AM
good answer Lynn....  :D  mines a treble...haha
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Post by: justlynn on October 18, 2009, 12:46:23 AM
Coming right up!  ..... Er ....... treble what though??
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on October 18, 2009, 01:55:15 AM
Well that's the answer. Phil Sandy Lynn and John. Arilliacs and Arillas piss artists. I'm not ashamed. are yous??

 
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Post by: Sandy x on October 18, 2009, 01:57:53 AM
Ashamed of what? I reckon I'm a bit behind as I've been out (driving too). I need a quadruple to catch up with you lot....
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Post by: justlynn on October 18, 2009, 02:27:38 AM
Quadruple coming up straight up then, Sandy.  Only, in your case, I don't think I have to ask what of!!  :D

lynn xx
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Post by: kevin.g on October 19, 2009, 09:08:54 PM
sndy/lynn/riggs/phil
dont muck about just gis the bottle .hic hic.......yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on October 19, 2009, 10:14:19 PM
:D  :D

Not a lot left now, Kev!!

But yammas anyway!

lynn xx



Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MaryH on October 19, 2009, 11:56:58 PM
riggers mate can you settle an argument? Who is the most pissed artist in Arillas? Our Jean and Senan excluded.

I reckon it's you and Jen reckons it's me. She has forgotten about our Erja. I won't be offended if you say me. In fact I justwish I were sat in the Nut drinking another large Mythos...

I still think it's you....

Phil

Phil  you are the best drinker I have ever met but lovley with it

enjoy

Mary:)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: georgia on October 20, 2009, 02:28:02 AM
hI Sunflower and Phil!
We did the wine festival this year, 3rd time for us and loved it as much as the first time!!!
We intended to be very well behaved...I stuck to that...but my husband got led astray by some very friendly Greeks who joined our table and topped up our glasses everytime we took a sip! Remember Anthony Quinn, doing Zorba....total amateur compared to my husband....though the next day he suffered for it! That performance was one night only!!
To my shame do not remember climbing the hill to the Mathraki!
Do not know if you have all heard of the new music festival in mid Sept that started this year, in a village adjacent to Corfu waterworld. It runs for a week, higlight being, Jethro Tull members and Fleetwood Mac members doing what they do best! It is being billed as mini Glasto at its best in the sun, we met some of the acts at airport going home, hoping to fit that one in next year! x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sharonF on October 20, 2009, 10:18:33 AM
LOL  Annie sounds like it was a good night then!

Sharon x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on October 20, 2009, 10:31:49 AM
Hi Georgia,
Sounds like you had a great time indeed!!
Jethro Tull and Fleetwood Mac are some of my favourite groups!
Best wishes Connie.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on October 20, 2009, 07:36:15 PM
Sounds right up our street Georgia luvver. Sadly mid September won't be possible for us next year. Post a report please!!

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on October 21, 2009, 10:49:58 AM
It is possabley being movd to end of August. http://www.agiotfest.co.uk/
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on November 28, 2009, 09:20:09 PM
Terry can we have a calender for 2010 please, i want to have a look who is there when we are   :)

CHEERS..

riggers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: martin-w on November 29, 2009, 04:02:26 AM
Riggers mate! There is a calender already on this site and forum members, including myself and Viv are already on it!
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on November 29, 2009, 12:47:01 PM
Hi Riggers
Martin is quite right - Julia & I are on it too.  If you look at the yellow bar at the top of this page you will see a tab marked 'CALENDAR' 3rd from right.  That lets you put your details on for 2010.
Best wishes
Pat
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on November 29, 2009, 02:01:17 PM
Hi Patricjohn,
Thank you for your advice on how to find the calender.
I had quite a bit of a struggle finding it, too!
Still don't know when I come back, can't book a flight until
after new year, but it will probably be mid-May or mid-June.
Best regards Connie.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on November 29, 2009, 02:39:07 PM
Thanks for that Martin and PJ, i'm aware of the Calender. I was meaning one like Terry has put on this thread previously.

Cheers.
riggers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on November 29, 2009, 02:42:30 PM
Glad to help, Connie.  Do hope you get fixed up for a holiday in Arillas.  I know that Corfu is great in the spring and early summer.  The wild flowers are at their best and the countryside is absolutely wonderful.
Remember one year driving to Paleocastritsa and the yellow broom being in flower, with bees in their element, and the wonderful scents of the flowers wafting over the road.
Unfortunately Julia and I now avoid May as the olive trees are giving off thier pollen and Julia finds it sets off her asthma, so we book for September now, but still have a great time.
Riggers - Yep - I know Terry does one too, so lets hope he soon gets us a shortcut fixed up so we can all fill it in.  By the way - how are thing in Glossop?
Best wishes to all forum followers
Pat
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on November 29, 2009, 02:51:41 PM

Riggers -   By the way - how are thing in Glossop?

Pat

Very cold ,wet, Dull... other than that fine. :)

Cheers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on November 29, 2009, 05:51:16 PM
Thanks for that Riggers.  We've had a bit of sun this afternoon in Lincolnshire.  Went out for an icecream and had a 'Lancaster Bomber' - vanilla and choc icecream with little round malteser balls hidden in the choc waffle cone - wonderful.  We live just up the road from Scampton, where the Dambusters flew, so like to enjoy these special icecreams.
Pat
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on November 29, 2009, 06:19:55 PM
Sounds great to me PJ. Love maltesers... As I kid I used to eat a whole box, go and throw up then eat another one. Horrible child...

riggers mate, Glossop has had its share this year but we've had some too. Mind you we haven't had snow... But then erja has overtaken me in the booze stakes - she really has organised a p**s up in a brewery in Prague. We so should have been there with her, shouldn't we?  Bet that would have suited yous...... Maybe one day we'll organise a riggers/erja/Phil/Jen p**s up in the Nut.

Connie luvver, justloving your posts on the forum. Keep them going, you only say everything we want to hear and we know how much you love our special place.

It's all over now though. Back from the pub,  Jen is playing White Christmas by Bing Crosby on YouTube. Tinsel, mince pies, turkey... Far too early. Dancing round the living room follows. Speak to yous later.

Phil
 

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on November 29, 2009, 06:38:22 PM
Sounds good to me Phil. Let the organising begin :D

riggers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on November 30, 2009, 12:42:00 AM
Hi Justlyn, Phil and everyone else,
Thanks for your advice and kind comments.
I've become quite an addict to the Forum
and get so much information from there.
My computer is my main contact to the outside world
during the winter:
Greetings from another cold and rainy day in Denmark!!
Connie.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on November 30, 2009, 12:54:33 PM
Hi
Connie - have only been to Denmark in the summertime.  Had great holidays, but thought the countryside and beaches were very much like home in Lincolnshire.  Jutland coast is much like the coastline between Skegness and Cleethorpes with wonderful golden sands, but a cool north sea.
We have a cold north wind here in Lincolnshire at the moment and about 3 degrees so expect you are having much the same.
Best wishes and keep dreaming about trips to Arillas
Pat
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on November 30, 2009, 01:31:51 PM
Hi Patrickjohn,
Yes, I believe we have about the same climate as you do.
I live in a Village north of Copenhagen and todays weather-
forecast says 7 degrees in this area. But we were down to
3 degrees as well last week.
Last winter we only had 2-3 days of snow, and it seemed to
have become so unusual I rushed to my balcony with my
camera to take photos of my neighbours children playing!!
Best regards Connie. Denmark
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: DAVEnFRANCES on January 28, 2010, 02:48:54 PM
Been trawling through the photos, flippin heck, I cant wait to go back. 

When is everybody going.

Hopefully it will be May and Sept for me.

sharon x
Hi Sharon.
My wife Frances and I will be there from 3rd Sept - 17th Sept this year, staying at the Marina Hotel.
Lol DAVEnFRANCES
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on January 28, 2010, 10:26:45 PM
Welcome to the forum DavenFrances.  Know you'll be happy at the Marina again especially now they have their own swimming pool.  Julia & I often go there for our evening meal and its always good
May bump into you as we will arrive at the Kaloudis on 13th September.

Best wishes
Pat
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: keith(geezer) on January 28, 2010, 10:54:03 PM
hope u injoy as we allways do will miss u davenfrances as we get there on the 17 th    but well see u patrickjohn as we staying at the kaloudis for the 3 rd year                                                                                                                                                       keith and ann
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on January 28, 2010, 11:36:17 PM
Will look out for you two then keith(geezer) - It will be our third visit to the Kaloudis.  Think most folk who've tried it return.
Best wishes from cold & wet Lincolnshire
Pat
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on January 29, 2010, 12:41:19 AM
PJ - like our riggers and Sue you are Kaloudis folk. I so understand that. We spent a week there in Oct 2007, and enjoyed it completely. On the beach, beautiful gardens, Roula, and the whole shebang at your footsteps. Keith mate, no wonder you are going back. Wish you all the same as we have every time we are there.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on January 29, 2010, 01:46:26 AM
We'll miss Keith and Anne this year at Kaloudis - and also PJ - as we're there in May
Would love to try September though (saving the pennies like mad!)

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Samwell on January 29, 2010, 02:25:24 AM
Hello fellow Arillas fans!!!!!!!!!

I can quite happily say that this year i WILL be returning to Arillas for the 3rd year, 5/6th to NW Corfu :D :D :D

Ill be there 26th June to 5th July, staying with Dimitris (well, his rooms anyway).

I can honestly say I cant WAIT for this year, Ive worked my socks off trying to keep in my job, save money, make money and living a good life.

I really hope I will be meeting up with my good friend Paul who I met last year with his kids... Vilma the crazy loud Finnish girl and of course, her brother Eetu and... erm the other one :$ hehe, and of course the mother :)

Phil and Jen! I REALLY hope that I will meet you two again this year, it was an absolute pleasure to be in your company last year. True Arillas hippies :D

Kali nicta (ok, my spelling is awful, but you know what I mean... Im just rusty ;) )
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on January 29, 2010, 08:46:51 AM
Sadly Sam we will be arriving late at night on 12th July, also staying at Brouklis again. The pleasure was all ours to meet you last year. And coming from Glastonbury, yes we are the Arillas hippies. Just ask Eileen....

Have a great time whilst you are there. You will meet many others. Arillas is part of us, but we are only a part of Arillas. It is home to many any lovely people.

best wishes
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sharonF on January 29, 2010, 10:20:33 AM
HI Dave and Frances,

We stayed at the Marina last september and really loved it.  If you look on Hotel reviews, there is a review for the Marina I did last year.  The views from the rooms are gorgeous. 

We usually go around that time in Sept so we may see you.

Sharon x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Samwell on January 29, 2010, 02:19:52 PM
Ohh no! Thats a big shame Phil :(

Well, theres always another year... and who knows, one year I may decide to stay for longer than a week/10 days... 2 weeks maybe...

a whole summer ;)? who knows - Im sure we will meet again!

Ill buy you both a mythos and ask Dimitris to keep it cold for you for when you arrive ;)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on January 30, 2010, 12:43:15 AM
Hi Sam
We are going to miss you as you fly out the day we fly in
It was good meeting you last summer
Hope you have a wonderful time, enjoy and have fun

John & Dot
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on January 30, 2010, 02:15:11 AM
It was a great time with Sam in the Nut (or rather on the chairs just outside.) I might have a picture somewhere but b*****d if I can find it.

2009 was special for us all. Whatever happens, and whoever we meet up with, let's all make 2010 even better.

My dream is that Jen and me are there from April to November. Then those who want to meet us will, and those who don't won't.

Samwell, like JohntheRef said,
Quote
It was good meeting you last summer

He has a way with words.

Phil

 
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on January 30, 2010, 04:01:38 PM
                    Hi, all, As you may know, Heather and I will be at Dionyssos
                    from Sep 13 for two weeks.
                    We will be paying a visit to Roula at Kaloudis as she was a great
                    comfort to us when we found out my Grandfather was ill back last June.
                    She is one of the nicest people I have met, but then again, most
                    of our Arillas hosts are.

                    So whoever is out there In September, we look forward to meeting you.

                        Yammas,  Paul
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on January 30, 2010, 06:29:50 PM
Great - it looks like South Wales will be well represented next Autumn in Arillas
Best wishes
Pat
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ann marie on January 30, 2010, 07:38:07 PM
22nd july for 2 weeks cant wait. staying at the marinaki again.
see you in the coconut justphil we will be the couple with four 17year old girls not all ours.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on January 30, 2010, 08:22:27 PM
Both of us are looking forward to it ann marie. We just had a great laugh about having quadruplets and all girls. What a nightmare! Jen just piped up "What? g-i-r-ls? You could cope with four boys....." Well, we just about coped with twin boys.

We can't be missed either - our ageing Glastonbury hippy appearance is well known. Please feel at ease just walking up to us and saying hello. Hannah will look at the ceiling and say "do you know everyone?"

See you there.
Phil


Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dave mull on January 30, 2010, 11:23:25 PM
we will be arriving on the 6th aug for three weeks staying with alex and stella at there new house where we stayed last year
we will be found every night in the nut if anyones up for a drink or three
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on January 30, 2010, 11:36:17 PM
Dave, if I carry out my threat and refuse to get on the plane back, will see you there. Our official dates are 12 to 26 July, but let's wait and see.

Where are Alex and Stella? Just being nosey, but I love to learn about where everything is in my favourite place.

Phil
 
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dave mull on January 31, 2010, 12:33:55 PM
hi phil
if you go up the path at the side of amos / arillas inn and go 2oom its on your right
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on January 31, 2010, 09:13:07 PM
PJ - like our riggers and Sue you are Kaloudis folk.

Phil


You're not wrong Phil... :)   just can't wait to get back :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Samwell on February 01, 2010, 07:37:45 PM
Oh Phil, thank you, you are very kind and I feel honoured and lucky as anything that I got to meet you!

John, thats a shame as well... Im starting to feel a bit upset that I wont meet any of you lot this year again :( Im sure Ill meet more forum fans but 2009 is certainaly a holiday I will never, ever forget... for all the right reasons, thanks to all the right people!

My girlfriend who might have been joining me this year has just told me she cant, so will be alone again... but will enjoy it just as much. I showed her all of last years photos and told her about everything and if she didnt have her commitments, shed have loved to have joined me. But next year is on the cards...

*End ramble*
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on February 01, 2010, 10:53:09 PM
Thanks Dave, will have a nose up there in July

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: simo on May 07, 2010, 07:18:45 PM
The good lady and myself are in Arillas on the 4th june till the 15th staying in Alex and Stellas studios , any other addicts going around those dates ? This will be our 5th trip Volcanos and strikes permitting

                                 , Chris.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 07, 2010, 07:26:05 PM
Hi Chris, we are going on the 7th...staying at the Kaloudis. Will probably see you around..


riggers..
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on May 07, 2010, 09:09:15 PM
We will be there between the 7th and 21st June as well, Chris, staying at Bardis Sun Studios, but should see you around.  Our 5th time too....  :)

lynn & Colin
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: simo on May 08, 2010, 08:07:27 PM
Riggers and lynn,  thanks for the reply, is the nut a decent bet to bump into you ? also Riggers just noticed your mcfc at the bottom of your message, can we have Lescott back off you for next season please ? If hamstrings ok.

Quick  fun question for all you regulars,  Where in north west corfu was my profile photo taken ?

Cheers Chris.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 08, 2010, 08:13:15 PM
Chris..

The Nut is certainly the best bet to bump into me..World cup on big screen too.

And no we we will keep lescott thanks  :) He will come good next season.

Cheers.
riggers,
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: NicandJohn on May 08, 2010, 10:02:22 PM
28th may for two weeks for us. NB Riggers I'll be wearing the stockport county shirt.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: NicandJohn on May 08, 2010, 10:03:12 PM
28th may for two weeks for us. NB Riggers I'll be wearing the stockport county shirt.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 08, 2010, 10:10:19 PM
Ok i'll look out for you...  :) Where are you staying ?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: NicandJohn on May 08, 2010, 10:14:43 PM
We're in Billy's "lovenest", we were in kaloudis for the same fortnight, for the last two years, before that we usually stayed up at tria adelphia.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 08, 2010, 10:21:10 PM
Ahh yes i remember now....will see you there. 

cheers.

riggers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 08, 2010, 10:53:00 PM
Chris, have sat there many, many times.... Usually Jen is in the pool and I'm sipping cold Mythos. Give our love to riggers and Sue if you do really run into them. Sadly looks like we won't this year.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on May 08, 2010, 10:58:23 PM
phil
well,all talk about you when were together in the rainbow,,me ,riggs ,lynn ,connie,,only good things though.............yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 08, 2010, 11:11:34 PM
phil
well,all talk about you when were together in the rainbow,,me ,riggs ,lynn ,connie,,only good things though.............yammas

Why of course...Love to you and Jen....phil.

hurry along now time and slow down when we get there....  :)

Last of the ouzo out now...


cheers.

riggers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on May 08, 2010, 11:25:06 PM
Ouzo??  I'm there!!

lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 08, 2010, 11:36:28 PM
And I thought it was the voddie frappe that was making my ears burn....

We are both really sad we won't be there the whole season, to see all of yous (and obviously the life we'd have there.) Maybe next year.

yammas
Phil
 
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on May 11, 2010, 07:54:54 AM
Won't be long now: Roll on June !!!
Seems quite unreal right now though,
Arillas 27 degrees and Denmark 7 degrees.
Two different worlds, guess where I prefer to be?!!!
Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on May 11, 2010, 07:57:53 AM
Won't be long now: Roll on June !!!
Seems quite unreal right now though,
Arillas 27 degrees and Denmark 7 degrees.
Two different worlds, guess where I prefer to be?!!!
Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on May 11, 2010, 07:59:49 AM
Won't be long now: Roll on June !!!
Seems quite unreal right now though,
Arillas 27 degrees and Denmark 7 degrees.
Two different worlds, guess where I prefer to be?!!!
Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on May 11, 2010, 08:06:22 AM
Ooops!! Don't I sound a bit desperate now?!!
Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ger on May 11, 2010, 11:42:07 AM
a little excited maybe!!!!!!
ger x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on May 11, 2010, 12:17:44 PM
Ha ha Connie - you're not desperate - just desperately wanting to be warm again - qne in our favourite place!!

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on May 11, 2010, 12:47:32 PM
:D don't worry Connie! We are all too eager to get there and tell everyone about it. Me? Only mere 94 sleeps to go 8)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: simo on May 11, 2010, 09:46:22 PM
Phil, I think I may of caught you out with my quiz question , There is no pool where I was sitting ( unless you count the Ionian Sea, don't fancy a few lengths of that mate ! ) You can swim there if you fancy the walk down a fair few steps , thats  a clue . Will try to bump into as many of your friends as poss ' in June..... Free bottle of Mythos to the winner of "where was my picture taken".

             Cheers , Chris .
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janina & Paul on May 12, 2010, 02:40:16 PM
simo

Are you at Sunset Bar at Peroulades on the cliff top?

Beautiful sunsets there, overlooking the sea and the islands.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janina & Paul on May 12, 2010, 02:45:01 PM
Chris


I think that Mythos is mine. We are in Arillas in June.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Fiona_ on May 12, 2010, 04:01:15 PM
Hi,

We are arriving on the 19th July for 2 weeks and can't wait. I am hoping there will be other teenagers around to keep my 16 year old daughter happy. 6th time in Arillas but 5th time in a row at Irene Lux Villas, with Eleni and Spiros our home from home. Can't wait to to relax in the Rainbow Bar again. Thanks Dimitris for keeping us all in touch via the website you do a fantastic job.

Counting down the days Fiona Roger Chris and Kath.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: simo on May 12, 2010, 10:27:20 PM
Janina,  Spot on , it is indeed the sunset bar I,m impressed , the  bottle of mythos is yours but you will have to find me as you dont have a photo up on the forum, what dates are you there in June and where are you staying ? We are there from the 4th to the 15th.

                         well done,  Chris.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on May 12, 2010, 11:29:42 PM
Not long now Lynn.....Connie....well  just over 3 weeks yessss   :)  riggers very happy bunny  :)  :D  :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dicky mint on May 13, 2010, 10:12:41 AM
Fiona,

I will have my two teenage daughters with me when we arrive on 16th July, you are welcome to take them away with you.

I'm sorry if that sounds like a threat, but it probably is.

We will be at the Mathraki for two weeks, I hope to see you and many other friends from this forum I've yet to meet

Richard
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 13, 2010, 12:14:31 PM
Chris you sure did! One mention of Kaloudis and Billy and my eyes glazed over with happy memories of many hours spent there. I know an awful lot about Arillas itself (but not everything) and very little about the surrounding area. We never have long enough to find out! Even in a whole month we only left Arillas for six hours, and then only went to Agios Georgios. There will be so much to discover when we are there long term! Thanks for the post - and don't forget Janina's prize!!

We are home from 13th July till 26th. Always happy to natter to anyone who wants to.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janina & Paul on May 13, 2010, 02:41:03 PM
Chris

We are at Anna Studios 11th June to 25th June. If you tell me where you'll be watching the footie on the 12th I will seek you out.  I know we're sad watching football on the first full day in Arillas but I can't think of anywhere better, Mythos in hand. Except maybe on the terraces in South Africa.

Will look forward to meeting you.

Janina

P.S. Been going to Corfu for 25 years now and have some Greek friends in Peroulades.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Fiona_ on May 13, 2010, 03:44:19 PM
Hi Richard,

Thanks for your reply. I will look out for you and your teenagers. Once Kath who likes to be called Libby, gets to know someone we can relax and enjoy ourselves. 

One of the reasons we love Arillas is that I feel Libby is reasonably safe and even our Greek friends look out for her. Have you been to Arillas before because if not you will love it I am sure?

We are staying near the Rainbow but usually end up in the Mirage during the day.

Fiona
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dicky mint on May 13, 2010, 04:57:53 PM
Hi Fiona

Only been to Arillas on odd day trips, but enjoyed it so much last time
 we decided to stay the next time we came to Corfu
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: simo on May 13, 2010, 11:34:30 PM
Janina,  We will find you and Paul at Anna's on the 12th no problem, I will double the prize to 2 bottles so you don't have to share. If I can get Tas off his p.c long enough to get served that is . 

                            cheers Chris.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on May 15, 2010, 09:50:00 PM
Its getting nearer. Got our tickets today. 28th may 5.25am flight from newcastle. Get the mythos ready we're on our way. Staying at the akti as usual- 2weeks.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on May 15, 2010, 10:20:12 PM
t&g
hope your still there around the 11th june ,,and have a beer .yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on May 15, 2010, 10:25:05 PM
Me too,
Will arrieve on June 11th. and hope to meet
as many Forum members as possible!!
Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 15, 2010, 10:32:56 PM
Chris, lol, Tasos will get off his PC if the right pretty young woman appears. Can you blame him? I was his age once! He always responds if you bang your empty glass on the bar...

We will be visiting in July. The Krasakis family always make us welcome, in spite of their better instincts!

lmao
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on May 16, 2010, 12:57:37 PM
sorry kevin g we are flying home on the 11th but might catch you at the airport . we shall try to leave arillas intact and with some supplies left for your consumption.
ENJOY your stay in arillas and we shall hopefully bump into each other again sometime.

TONYNGLENDA
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Samwell on May 16, 2010, 04:10:04 PM
Is anyone going to be coming around 26th June to 5th July? Ive been through the posts and I cant see if anyone will be out then :S?

Well, either way, Ill be there then! Watching the last bit of the World Cup no doubt... but more excited to just being back n Arillas... heaven...

:)
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Post by: justphil on May 16, 2010, 05:12:25 PM
Sadly Samwell, we don't arrive till late on 12th July (volcano willing....) I think John and Dot might see you at the airport as they arrive on 5th (they're a week earlier than us.)

Are you staying at Brouklis again? Mind you, wherever you are you will be fine. Please post loads of pics again - will cheer us up no end when we have to go abroad back to the CON-DEM'd UK on 26th.

Love from Jen too
Phil


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Post by: Gaz on May 17, 2010, 04:31:52 AM
Me and Carolyn fry out the 28th to the 12th. Hope to see lots of you there.
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Post by: ger on May 17, 2010, 01:03:29 PM
me and martin fly out on 25th june until 10th july, martin sussing out where to watch the football!
see you there!
ger x
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Post by: Gaz on May 17, 2010, 07:09:35 PM
Hi ger,

Im sure we will come across you in the Akti bar area. We too will be looking towards watching the games, if England are still present and it does not affect our sun/eating habits :-)

Gary & Carolyn x
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on May 17, 2010, 10:14:48 PM
Hi ger.
Watching the football will be a doddle just follow the footie fans
I will be taking in the football but it looks like you will be back home when we celebrate an ENGLAND win on July 12th at the Coconut.

WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS, will be singing all through my second week
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Post by: riggers on May 17, 2010, 10:20:32 PM
Hope you are right John, but wishful thinking..
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on May 17, 2010, 10:25:02 PM
Keep The Faith riggers Keep The Faith.
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Post by: Dave n Anne on May 21, 2010, 08:18:29 AM
Tonights the night , 17.10 from manchester 10 days of heaven oh yes .

Yammas

Dave n Anne
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Post by: vivian on May 21, 2010, 08:39:59 AM
Have a goodun. Love Viv
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Post by: TONYNEW on May 21, 2010, 09:05:58 AM
Will track your Flight Dave&Anne and will be sat here green with envy lol have a cracking time
Tony
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Post by: Sandy x on May 21, 2010, 10:01:54 AM
Have a great time!
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Post by: justlynn on May 21, 2010, 10:27:58 AM
Enjoy, Dave and Anne!

lynn xx
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Post by: Erja on May 21, 2010, 11:57:08 AM
Tonights the night , 17.10 from manchester 10 days of heaven oh yes .

Have a brilliant time Dave & Anne :)
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Post by: Karen/Colin on May 21, 2010, 03:23:20 PM
Only 15 weeks for us now!! We have to pay for the holiday in 2 weeks then the count down begins. Whoopee!!
Karen
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Post by: Karen/Colin on May 21, 2010, 03:24:39 PM
Only 15 weeks for us now!! We have to pay for the holiday in 2 weeks then the count down begins. Whoopee!!
Karen
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Post by: Eileen on May 21, 2010, 03:37:35 PM
Happy holidays Dave'n'Ann. We're all with you in spirit :-)

xxx
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Post by: riggers on May 21, 2010, 03:54:03 PM
Have a goodun DavenAnne, Don't drink all the Mythos.

yammas.
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Post by: Jo Wissett on May 21, 2010, 04:38:59 PM
Have a fantabulous time Dave and Anne!!
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Post by: justphil on May 21, 2010, 07:19:13 PM
Bon Voyage Dave and Anne. Leave some Mythos for us too.....

Phil and Jen
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Post by: kriopigi girl on May 21, 2010, 09:22:03 PM
Have a good flight Dave and Anne.
 We go on Monday so hope to see you there.
Pauline x
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Post by: Sandy x on May 21, 2010, 09:30:16 PM
Have a great time Pauline.
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Post by: sunflower on May 21, 2010, 09:40:27 PM
BON VOYAGE
Enjoy your holiday Pauline.
Connie x
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Post by: sunflower on May 21, 2010, 09:42:24 PM
BON VOYAGE
Enjoy your holiday Pauline.
Connie x
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Post by: riggers on May 21, 2010, 09:52:49 PM
Have a fab time Pauline...  :)

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Post by: justlynn on May 21, 2010, 10:05:00 PM
Have a great holiday, Pauline.

lynn xx
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Post by: vivian on May 21, 2010, 11:04:35 PM
Relax and enjoy Pauline. Love Viv
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Post by: justphil on May 22, 2010, 01:50:55 AM
justphil justknows you will enjoy it all Pauline. Make sure you do....
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Post by: Erja on May 22, 2010, 09:47:28 AM
We go on Monday so hope to see you there.

Have a brilliant time Pauline :)
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Post by: TONYNEW on May 22, 2010, 10:55:42 AM
Two months 3 weeks for us if the time flies like it has the last few weeks it'l be on us before we know it
Tony
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Post by: Gordonc on May 27, 2010, 03:14:32 PM
Well folks, by this time tomorrow we should be at the Little Ptince in San Stef. We'll be over in Arillas a few times and I intend to visit the Brewery this year. It's all in the name of research as I have to make up my mind whether I prefer Royal Ionian or Mythos. Somehow I can never remember what I decide. To those going to paradise this weekend or soon, enjoyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

Yammas Gordon
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Post by: Gordonc on May 27, 2010, 03:16:07 PM
Well folks, by this time tomorrow we should be at the Little Prince in San Stef. We'll be over in Arillas a few times and I intend to visit the Brewery this year. It's all in the name of research as I have to make up my mind whether I prefer Royal Ionian or Mythos. Somehow I can never remember what I decide. To those going to paradise this weekend or soon, enjoyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

Yammas Gordon
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Post by: kevin.g on May 27, 2010, 03:33:46 PM
hi gordon
have a good time ,,and check when your out there ,you might have to book a time to visit the micro-brewery as i dont think you can just walk-in ,although i might be wrong ....yammas
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Post by: NicandJohn on May 27, 2010, 08:53:45 PM
We fly tomorrow night from manchester, arrive for brekky at kalloudis and a snooze in Billy's lovenest on saturday morning.
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Post by: NicandJohn on May 27, 2010, 08:55:09 PM
We fly tomorrow night from manchester, arrive for brekky at kalloudis and a snooze in Billy's lovenest on saturday morning.
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Post by: Sandy x on May 27, 2010, 09:08:41 PM
Have a fantastic time.
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Post by: justphil on May 27, 2010, 09:14:02 PM
NicandJohn have a great time. If you survive Billy's lovenest please post a hoilday report. Nosey or not, I justlove reading what others think about my favourite place.

Phil
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Post by: steve p on May 27, 2010, 09:31:36 PM
we fly at six in the morning from birmingham and should arrive in time for a chip butty lunch at kaloudis.
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Post by: riggers on May 27, 2010, 09:53:38 PM
Enjoy NicandJohn/SteveP  See you at the Kaloudis....

riggers.
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Post by: justphil on May 27, 2010, 10:38:30 PM
Hi riggers mate. Am I jealous? Have a guess..................

love to Sue too
Phil
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Post by: riggers on May 27, 2010, 10:46:51 PM
Phil.. Won't be long for you and Jen my mate. Hope we meet you both again soon, maybe next year. :)

Cheers.
riggers.
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Post by: sueinlincs on May 27, 2010, 10:58:16 PM
We fly tomorrow morning 06.15 from Stansted,can't wait!

                             Sue
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Post by: justphil on May 27, 2010, 11:22:37 PM
Bon voyage Sue and family. Wish you the best, like all of us get from our Arillas.

Phil
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Post by: tonynglenda on May 27, 2010, 11:28:44 PM
We're packed and ready for the off. Taxi coming at 3am!! See you all there whoever is there when we are.
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Post by: Sandy x on May 27, 2010, 11:31:01 PM
Sounds like it's party time this weekend then....enjoy!
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Post by: tonynglenda on May 27, 2010, 11:39:29 PM
Bring it on!!!!!!!
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Post by: justphil on May 27, 2010, 11:47:02 PM
Go for it Tony and Glenda! Give Perry, Maria, Kostas and Hannah our undying love when you get in the Nut.  Would wish you a great time, but already know what you will make of it. Great? maybe SUPERB. Bon voyage!!!

Phil
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Post by: Eileen on May 27, 2010, 11:53:31 PM
Happy holidays to all you lucky lovelies going away this weekend....

...and for those of us left at home....


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Eileen.xxx
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Post by: Sandy x on May 28, 2010, 12:15:58 AM
Nice one Eileen.....deep sigh.....
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Post by: justphil on May 28, 2010, 12:30:24 AM
Eileen darling, where did you get that one?? This year I spent 50 weeks dreaming of being home, just like that image suggests. It should be in Tate Modern. A lot more interesting than Tracy Emin's worn tights on her unmade bed....

So looking forward to spending time talking b*****s in Ammos in July..... with a table full of empty glasses

love from Phil
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Post by: Eileen on May 28, 2010, 12:55:06 AM

So looking forward to spending time talking b*****s in Ammos in July..... with a table full of empty glasses

love from Phil

Looking forward to it too Phil, the thought of it will keep us going until then.  Pity our Sanders won't the there..... :-(

Love,

Eileen.xxx
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Post by: Sandy x on May 28, 2010, 01:01:38 AM
I'll make up for it beforehand......
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Post by: justphil on May 28, 2010, 01:09:32 AM
Hope I've got this right and no offence meant is I haven't, but our Colonel Sanders (ie Sandy x) would talk the waves down and part the sea like Moses. Gravia would move (we have sat in Graziella waiting for years to see that...)

Like yous, I would adore to have Sandy's company with John and Dot and you and Keith. Just bring it on...

love from Phil
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Post by: MaryH on May 28, 2010, 09:44:14 AM
Eileen
That photo could make a post card. It's making me wishing I was back in Arillas. Never mind it's warm and sunny for once here. But to all of you who are soon to go on holiday. Have a fantastic time

Mary :)
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on May 28, 2010, 03:13:15 PM
Quote
But to all of you who are soon to go on holiday. Have a fantastic time

Fantastic Time no doubt about that we will be in Arillas
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Post by: vivian on May 28, 2010, 04:22:38 PM
love the new pisture Mary. Viv
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Post by: vivian on May 28, 2010, 04:23:36 PM
I mean picture. lol Viv
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Post by: sunflower on May 28, 2010, 05:04:21 PM
Hi Mary,
I like your new profile-photo
you look so much happier now.
Love Connie xxx
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Post by: sunflower on May 28, 2010, 05:07:15 PM
Hi Mary,
I like your new profile-photo
you look so much happier now.
Love Connie xxx
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Post by: sunflower on May 28, 2010, 05:12:45 PM
Ooops! Computer teasing me once more!!!
Today starts count-down:
Only two weeks to take off, Corfu, sunshine, friends.

Connie x
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Post by: Eileen on May 28, 2010, 05:25:02 PM
Lovely photo Mary...you look so young :-)

Not long now Connie, lucky you :-)


Eileen.xxx
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Post by: kevin.g on May 28, 2010, 06:45:39 PM
connie
ohhhhhhhhhh yesssssssssss .xx
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Post by: heatherberriman on May 28, 2010, 08:36:35 PM
hi all,just got back from two weeks in arillas,we had quite a few thunder storms and hubby managed to pick up a bug and couldnt have anthing to eat or drink other than water and dry toast for five days,but has it put us of....no chance.went and booked for two weeks next may as soon as we got off the plane.
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Post by: kevin.g on May 28, 2010, 08:42:02 PM
heather
well done ,,,sorry about the bug .............yammas
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Post by: heatherberriman on May 28, 2010, 10:40:10 PM
Thanks kevin,it did spoil it a bit for both of us,but everyone was so kind and thoughtful,thank god we were insured.we did manage to get some sun before comming home so that was great.we stayed at kaloudis and everyone couldnt have helped more than they did,so roll on next year lol.
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Post by: Mick and Jill on May 28, 2010, 11:37:13 PM
Tony and Glenda arrived safely, thought she was my mate until she sent me a text (or 2) saying they were sat in the Coconue lol
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Post by: riggers on May 28, 2010, 11:54:56 PM
Not to worry Jill...We will be there soon. :) Hope they have left us some supplies.lol

riggers.
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Post by: MaryH on May 29, 2010, 09:27:16 AM
Thanks Eileen , Viv and Connie, but I see I've got my eyes shut . But I thought it was about time I changed my photo. You are right Connie I am a lot happier now after feeling ill with that mouth abcess for so long.

Take Care
Love
Mary X
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Post by: justlynn on May 29, 2010, 12:02:55 PM
Love the beautiful sunset photo, Eileen, well done for posting!  :)

Just 9 days for us now, Whoopee!!

I like your new picture too, Mary.  :)

lynn xx
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Post by: MaryH on May 29, 2010, 12:11:19 PM
Thanks Lynn :)
And you have a fantastic holiday - maybe Nikos's new place will be open when you are there
Take Care
Mary :)
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Post by: justlynn on May 29, 2010, 12:28:57 PM
Thanks Mary  :)

I'm really hoping it may be!

(Fantastic holiday guaranteed...)
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Post by: Derek on May 31, 2010, 06:55:32 AM
Hi all me Alison & Gill have only 38 days (and counting LOL) to go untill we are back again for yet another magical holiday in Arilllas.This time we are there for 3weeks
:-) & staying yet again at the wonderful Anna's.Is anyone else staying at Anna's at the same time as us with kids ? We all can't wait for lazy days, the very best food, great company & awe inspiring sunsets.See you all there :-)
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Post by: Samwell on May 31, 2010, 11:32:44 AM
I know Ive already posted in here enough, and you all know when Im going... ;) well, perhaps you dont, but Ill remind you anyway :D

Less than a month now... Last weekend of June and first week of July, Ill be happily sunning myself, knocking back the Mythos and Retsina and sampling food at every restuarant!!! I cant wait...

...I do feel a bit sad that I dont think Ill know nearly as many people this year, wether from the forum, Finland or from the Isle of White... And also my girlfriend went home to Sweden this weekend gone and I miss her loads :(

Ive promised her Id take her out 1 year to Arillas, Ive bored her to sleep some nights by showing her my photos and describing every grain of sand to her! But she would love to come out (and turn into a lobster!)

I was thinking that this year might be my last visit to Arillas/Corfu for few years as the moneys got to be an issue... but I might be moving out to Sweden at some point, and whatever happens, Ill be bringing the other love of my life with me to Arillas sometime next year I hope.

Sorry to go on :$
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Post by: Jo Wissett on May 31, 2010, 12:01:32 PM
Hi Samwell, a lovely post and we can all see how much you love Arillas.  It will always be there to come back to wherever you end up x
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Post by: justphil on May 31, 2010, 01:45:35 PM
Sadly we'll miss you this year Samwell. We arrive late on 12th. But watch out for John and Dot - they're a week ealier than us. Have your usual wonderful time. Can't fail though, can you?

love
Phil and Jen
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on May 31, 2010, 06:25:17 PM
Hi Sam we will be in town from July 5th,
keep a look out, It will be nice to see you again
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Post by: Samwell on June 02, 2010, 02:37:02 AM
Phil, Its such a shame I wont be in the appartment next door, or even see you wandering around the beachfront in the evenings, or joining you for a drink in the Nut, but Im sure we will meet again :)

John, I think I fly out midday or late afternoon on the 5th, so its possible, but Im not sure. Itll be a shame not to sit down to a drink with you guys again either... perhaps next year I need to come a bit later...? and with my lovely girlfriend next time, shes keen to come out after what Ive told her about Arillas :D

No doubt Ill meet new people this year, although there doesnt seem to be so many when Im going out who are on the forum. Well hey, if I win the lottery (any sort of amount will do) between now and then, Ill come out again!
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Post by: kevin.g on June 02, 2010, 10:46:57 AM
samwell
thats the  attitiude that keeps arillas going ........yammas,,may be next yr ill go later to catch up with you all ...................
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Post by: DaisysMum on June 06, 2010, 07:46:13 PM
HELLO EVERYONE

AM VERY CLOSE TO BOOKING FRIDAY 27TH AUG - FRIDAY 3RD SEPT 2010  FOR MYSELF, PARTNER AND DAUGHTER DAISY WHO IS 13, AND AND I JUST WONDERED IF THERE WILL BE ANYONE ELSE IN ARILLAS WITH A 13 YR OLD DAUGHTER.

BECKY, NEIL & DAISY
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Post by: Jo Wissett on June 07, 2010, 06:09:43 PM
Well we will be there with two 11 year old sons and 1 15 year old! We will be the ones rocking with the stress of it all!
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Post by: Mango on June 09, 2010, 04:41:57 PM
Whoop Whoop

16 more sleeps and we will be there.

Amanda
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Post by: Mango on June 09, 2010, 04:42:47 PM
Whoop Whoop

16 more sleeps and we will be there.

Amanda
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Post by: Mango on June 09, 2010, 04:43:56 PM
ooops

got a bit excited then and posted twice. lol
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Post by: ceefacts on June 09, 2010, 05:49:16 PM
Thats the day after us Mango ..... maybe see you there !
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Post by: Erja on June 09, 2010, 05:59:29 PM
My countdown is down to mere 65 sleeps YEIIIIII :D
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Post by: ceefacts on June 09, 2010, 06:02:58 PM
This will be our second time this year so far Erja ....... might even try to get there at the end of the season
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Post by: MaryH on June 09, 2010, 07:07:29 PM
I've been , I was there from 7th May to 21st May  and my holiday went over far to quickly :)
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Post by: ceefacts on June 09, 2010, 07:12:52 PM
We saw you walking past the Coconut one evening , but the mythos was stopping us saying hello .... we were there 7-14th may and are now going back 24th june - 1st july ...... hopefully everyone will be open this time lol
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Post by: ger on June 09, 2010, 11:47:06 PM
we'll be there at stupid oclock on 26th june. picked up tickets today yipeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
get the breakfast ready kostas!!!!
ger x
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Post by: mathsboffin on June 12, 2010, 01:02:23 AM
We'll be there 23/8 - 6/9 with 14 year old son. Staying at the Tria Adelphia, hope there will be some teenagers about too.
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Post by: mathsboffin on June 12, 2010, 01:03:20 AM
We'll be there 23/8 - 6/9 with 14 year old son. Staying at the Tria Adelphia, hope there will be some teenagers about too.
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Post by: justphil on June 12, 2010, 02:09:54 AM
Depends on the 14 year old. But late and live can be had in the Nut or Malibu. Some of us recycled teenagers do that as well....

Tria is quite a walk away (and a very popular place to stay) but nowhere is all that far in Arillas. If past years are anything to go by there will be teenagers. But San Antonio clubs, and the Ibiza sound, no.

Hope you find what you want. It is all there.

Phil
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Post by: Janis on June 12, 2010, 02:21:35 AM
It certainly is all there, Phil!

I defy ANYONE to visit our favourite place and not fall in love with it and with its people

We keep going and falling head over heels all over again!

Janis x
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Post by: martin-w on June 12, 2010, 01:11:54 PM
I totally agree with you Janis! Looking forward to my next visit already. Great to meet you both again, maybe September again?
Yammas,
Martin.
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Post by: Sandy x on June 12, 2010, 05:49:34 PM
4 more sleeps....can't count Wednesday as I'll be awake all night!
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Post by: Ivan on June 12, 2010, 06:21:07 PM
We may see you then Sandy, we're here 'til next Sunday. do shout, wave, say hello etc.!
                                           Ivan
                                           
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Post by: Eggy on June 12, 2010, 06:24:06 PM
do shout, wave, say hello etc.!
                                           Ivan
                                           

Not all at the same time Sandy as you'll be arrested for Drunk n Disorderly before you get the cap off the Retsina Bottle.

Negg
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Post by: Sandy x on June 12, 2010, 06:37:47 PM
lol Eggy....don't underestimate me!
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Post by: Eggy on June 12, 2010, 06:42:23 PM
Your name and arrival date has been passed to the local "Plod" Sandy.
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Post by: justphil on June 12, 2010, 06:44:39 PM
She doesn't care Eggy. She is a free spirit like Jen and me. We have all survived the midnight skinny dip with orange tablecloths etc.

Sandy luvver, get yer corkscrew ready.  (Oh well, prime your fingers for the screw tops....) Retsina awaits you. Only 4 sleeps. I'm not jealous....

Phil
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Post by: Sandy x on June 12, 2010, 06:55:59 PM
That's very cruel Eggy. You know I often venture up that hill in a rather delicate condition, avoiding Mr Plod round every olive tree....
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Post by: Eileen on June 12, 2010, 07:15:02 PM
That's very cruel Eggy. You know I often venture up that hill in a rather delicate condition, avoiding Mr Plod round every olive tree....

...High Vis vest now packed :-) xxx
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Post by: justphil on June 12, 2010, 08:24:09 PM
So do I Sandy, so do I....

Quote
You know I often venture up that hill in a rather delicate condition

Have often done so....

Phil
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Post by: Sandy x on June 12, 2010, 08:49:35 PM
lol Phil.....the difference is that you're not driving!
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Post by: DaisysMum on June 18, 2010, 11:33:47 PM
Really looking forward to mine and daughter Daisys  3rd visit to Arillas and partner Neil (who usually stays home and looks after the other child , a Jack Russell , called Lottie!), staying this time at Nikos Appts and going the independant route from Friday 3rd Aug - Friday 3rd Sept.  Can't wait and seems ages aways.  Is anyone else going to be staying at the Nikos Appt when we are there?

Becky
XXX
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Post by: Paul D on August 24, 2010, 04:00:54 PM
Got our tickets today, so now feel a whole lot better.  For 13 September at Dionyssos.
Seems a lot of forum members will be there at the same time. Who are you? Looking forward to bumping into you!

  Paul and Heather
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Post by: sunflower on August 24, 2010, 04:07:30 PM
Becky, Paul and Heather,
Sorry I will just miss you all: I'm in Arillas from Sept. 3rd to 9th.
and will be spending my second week in Messonghi.

Connie x
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Post by: patrickjohn on August 24, 2010, 04:46:26 PM
Paul & Heather: Julia & I will be at the Kaloudis from 13th September so expect we shall see you around - will listen out for a Welsh accent if you listen out for my Lincolnshire accent
Best wishes
Pat
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Post by: Karen/Colin on August 24, 2010, 05:45:27 PM
Paul & Heather, we have also got our tickets & the countdown has begun. Only 9 days & 10 hours until we leave the house!!
We are also staying at Dionyssos & we are bringing a couple of Arillas virgins with us!

Karen
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Post by: Paul C on August 24, 2010, 08:17:57 PM
13 Days for us. We will also be staying at Dionyssos. Looking forward to seeing Jimmy and Spiros again, meeting old friends and some new ones and of course just chilling in Arillas. Roll on  6th September.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: keith(geezer) on August 24, 2010, 09:23:32 PM
there will be a welsh and three cockney accent in the kaloudis from the 17 th for two week see you all their

            keith and ann
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Paul D on August 24, 2010, 10:26:56 PM
Pat, will keep our ears open! And we will be popping in to see Roula and Christos. She was very kind to us when she found out about my grandfather.

Paul, we`re bound to run into each other on your second week.

Karen, looks like we`ll cross by a few days, too.

Keith, looking forward to meeting your better half. First drinks are on you (well, you do earn more than me!!!)

  Paul
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on August 25, 2010, 12:18:57 AM
17 days............well nearly 16..... :)   yesssss whoopee  :) see you there.... :)


riggers...........
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on August 25, 2010, 12:46:46 AM
Drat! We've still got a month to go...

Still, it'll come soon enough

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: DaisysMum on August 25, 2010, 10:29:07 AM
2 days to go!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on August 25, 2010, 11:06:46 AM
5 days to go - I can just see that first pint on the bar at the Horizon
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dai on August 25, 2010, 11:54:13 AM
2 days for us to!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on August 25, 2010, 11:58:56 AM
Crazy Daisy, Terry and Dai....sounds like it's going to be party time in Arillas very soon...you lucky folks.xxx

(http://bestsmileys.com/party/5.gif)

Crazy Daisy...love your avatar pic. x

Eileen.xxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TerryW on August 25, 2010, 12:56:35 PM
Quote
Crazy Daisy...love your avatar pic. x

I love your lemons, Eileen :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: westhampete on August 25, 2010, 01:18:35 PM
you lucky sods.Next june for us.have a great time all,as if you wouldn't.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: DaisysMum on August 25, 2010, 02:02:13 PM
My melons and Eileens lemons!!!  Sorry, bit rude I know, but I couldn't stop myself!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eileen on August 25, 2010, 02:16:26 PM
LOL..Terry you won't find my lemons nor Daisy's melons under an olive tree..... ;-) :-o

xxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin-beverly on August 25, 2010, 02:52:52 PM
We fly out Bank Holiday Monday - staying at the Rainbow complex.  Yippeee - looking forward to meeting some Forum members!!!

Bev
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: just Nise on August 25, 2010, 03:07:50 PM
Not as if we are not excited,all packed and 4 weeks 5 days still to go!!!! bring it on. Hoping to meet lots of friends old and new, can't wait to see my Rainbow.
Nise
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: johnjo on August 25, 2010, 04:06:21 PM
hello nise
we are going august 30th for 11 nights and also staying at the Rainbow for the first time,have been a few times to Arillas and san stef before but this will be the first time to the Rainbow,to tell the truth we havnt even popped in for a beer or a meal there so really looking forward to discovering somewhere new for us in the fantastic resort of Arillas.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on August 25, 2010, 06:44:41 PM
Just been to pick up our tickets, 4 weeks to go but hopefully they will fly over.  Can't wait yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Jill x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dorothy on August 25, 2010, 07:39:13 PM
Hi Jill

What date are you going? I am thinking of booking a week for myself from 20th Sep.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on August 25, 2010, 08:26:17 PM
Hi Dorothy, we arrive on the 24th for a weel.  Ha ha thought everyone was trying to avoid me they are either going and coming home before we get there or they are going when we come home lol.   If you book up we will be in Coconut every night it would be nice to meet up for a drink.

Jill x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Nan on August 25, 2010, 09:10:06 PM
I will be there 30th August staying at Alexandros studios by the Rainbow. No doubt I will be in their pool and bar as soon as I can get in there!! I will also be snorkelling by the jetty if the sea is calm. Ahhhhh bliss.

Say hello if you see me. I could do with some drinking buddies as Mary,Enid and Connie will arrive on 3rd Sept.

Everyone enjoy their stay doing what they want when they want.

Cheers Nan xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on August 26, 2010, 07:17:37 AM
Don't you worry Nan,
We'll be there and looking very much forward to keep you company !!!
See you soon. :-)

Love Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on August 26, 2010, 01:28:04 PM
Only 8 days to go now. This time next week i will only have 1 hour of work left. Yipppeee!!
Karen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on August 26, 2010, 01:32:00 PM
Hi Karen and Colin,
Might just see you as well?!!

Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dai on August 26, 2010, 04:33:19 PM
Only 1 sleep left, we arrive tomorrow night and are then until 13 Sept. If anyone recognises me from the photo ( I'm the shorter one in the red shirt) come and say hello!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: DaisysMum on August 26, 2010, 04:41:53 PM
Hi Dai

What flight are you on tomorrow?  We are on the Bristol one.

Becky
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dai on August 26, 2010, 06:30:22 PM
Hi Becky,

Us too, easyjet, leaving bristol 16:55, hopefully!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Dai on August 26, 2010, 07:07:39 PM
Hi Jill

What date are you going? I am thinking of booking a week for myself from 20th Sep.

Dorothy, that's too late. After we've been out there for two and a half weeks there won't be any ouzo left, unless you ask Zisis or Efi to keep a hidden supply for you.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Vaughan & Angie on August 26, 2010, 07:31:47 PM
July 5th 2011 3 weeks Marinaki. Aaah bliss awaits
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on August 26, 2010, 11:21:00 PM
Vaughn and Angie.....now that IS somethingto look forward to.....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Rich on August 30, 2010, 12:21:53 AM
We go 19th May for 2 weeks and then back again 8th Sept for 2 weeks.  Can't wait!  W & S. xx

31st August - oh that will be tomorrow then!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Nan on September 01, 2010, 06:27:26 PM
On the final countdown now girls ...get here as soon as you possibily can and I will have a round in quicker than you can say "Royal Ionian"

Oh it's lovely here today bit blustery as reported but still blue skies and lovely sunshine.

Angelikis brought me some fresh lemons today and some apples and pears from her orchard. I have made some lemonade which will go down great with a lil gin! Just going to check out the prices on the Bombay Saphire now !!!

Really pleased with the Alxandros Appartments they are superb and I will be giving everybody the low down on them when I get back. A big thumbs up tho.

Cheers Nan xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on September 01, 2010, 06:35:46 PM
thanks for the update Nan luvver. I adore the windswept days. And tomorrow the sky will have no clouds in it, and it will be hot.

Eileen swears by Alexandros too. Just have a wonderful day, a wonderful evening and get the b****y round in!!!

enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on September 02, 2010, 10:59:40 AM
In 24 hours time we should be just touching down in Corfu. How exciting is that??
The cases are all packed. Hand luggage ready. Just got to sort out the 2 teenagers this afternoon who are house sitting & cat minding & both depressed that they are not coming with us.
 See you all soon.

Karen,Colin, Sally & Phil
xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on September 02, 2010, 11:03:52 AM
Hi Karen and Colin,
I'll be off tomorrow morning at 4 am.
Arrieving at Corfu Airport 10.25 am local time.
Will be at Horizon topdeck at sunsets taking photos
most evenings until thursday 9th.

Come around for a drink!

Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on September 02, 2010, 11:32:26 AM
Thanks Connie, I am sure we will be at the Horizon at some stage to sample one of their cocktails.
Karen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Nan on September 06, 2010, 02:25:16 PM
Met Karen and Colin in the Rainbow ....Isn't it lovely when people who have seen your face on the forum come over and make themselves known to you!!

Kathy did the same yesterday morning on the sea front and we had dinner together at the Rainbow where she was introduced to a whole load of other forum members.

The beauty of this forum is that solo travellers like Kathy and myself have the opportunity to meet and enjoy each others company in the easiest of surroundings.

Another lovely night and the food was very very good value ....see you soon boys!

Cheers Nan XX

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on September 06, 2010, 07:11:49 PM
Nan

Your mission is:-

Get all ladies to Rainbow for a special competition in the evening.
( Men not invited unless they chalk the board for free )

Boy o Boy do I have a special game lined up for y'all

THIS MESSAGE WILL SELF DISTRUCT IN 30 SECONDS.

NEGG

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Nan on September 07, 2010, 04:16:18 PM
Okay  I have read this after seeing you at the Rainbow so didnt understand what you were going on about....do I ever !

If you like I can run this idea by them and get in touch with you by text or jungle drum ?? Be prpeared for a plan coming together Mr Negg.

He he I still love Mission Impossible and the "A" Team it's my age I think !!!  Hope to see you lateron Ron

Cheers Nan x

Hey I bin showing people round Angelas studios today I should be on commision.X
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Melissa on September 07, 2010, 04:21:46 PM
Hi all, I've not been back to Arillas for 2 years now - due to losing my job last year I couldn't afford it - but I have since found a better job with a lot better money, and now the other half can't afford it! I'm thinking of going next June on my own - Does anybody here go on their own and what have your experiences been like? I cannot live without Arillas for another year!! :o) x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on September 07, 2010, 04:32:21 PM
Hello Melissa,

I have been on my own in Arillas and so have few other people. Bardis Sun and Brouklis for example cater for a single traveller.

I personally had a blast and will do it again with no qualms :)

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Nan on September 07, 2010, 04:38:49 PM
Melissa

Read my assorted posts on Alexandros studios I am here at the moment and having the bestest time.

Cannot believe I am here on my own for two weeks. I will be in touch soon with more info if you like but I would say just book it quick !!!

Cheers Nan x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Melissa on September 07, 2010, 04:48:56 PM
Hey, thanks Erja will definiately take a look at those! And Nan yeah any more info would be brill! I am so jealous that you're sat there right now! I think I have the guts to do it, its just the airports that scare me!! Are there always plenty of people to meet up with and have a few drinks with when you're on your own? Thanks! x :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on September 08, 2010, 08:18:37 AM
Are there always plenty of people to meet up with and have a few drinks with when you're on your own?

I was never short of company and people to talk to. I have met lovely people sitting in the Coconut bar or with Sharon at the Marina pool bar, not to mention everywhere else in the village.

You will never have to be alone unless you choose to ;)

Here is my original report:

http://www.arillas.com/page/option,com_smf/Itemid,165/topic,4047.0/lang,english

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on September 08, 2010, 03:38:55 PM
Wise words indeed Erja.
At one point I thought I might be going to Arillas on my own and it didn't worry me one little bit :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on September 08, 2010, 07:11:33 PM
Becky B and Chhristian.

No one is ever on their own and if yu get bored come and play me at Darts at the Rainbow.

And....If you can't play darts then we can play for money. I need all the cash I can get.

And ... If you can play darts then we won't play for money - just for fun.

Brouklis looking forward to your return to Arillas , peeps.
WOTTANICEMANDIMI-IS
Negg

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: BeckyB on September 08, 2010, 07:20:33 PM

How on earth could we possibly refuse such an kind invitation - I thank you most kindly Eggy! :-)
As for my darts prowess, I'm no Jocky Wilson (he's one of the only ones I've heard of - oh yes & Eric Bristow!!) but for some peculiar reason I can't quite fathom I seem to improve after a few drinks!!
What's that all about?!?!?

Looking forward with much excitement to Chez Brouklis and seeing that very nice man again :-)
BeckyB :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on October 25, 2010, 01:21:56 PM
Have booked for May 16th - 28th 2011, It was always my wage that paid our Arillas money but we both know we couldn'd do without it, whereas we could go without our little luxeries that we have during the year. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Alan and Jan on October 25, 2010, 02:58:07 PM
Will probably bump into you Viv. We arrive on the 20th May.  Same day as Janis
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on October 25, 2010, 03:10:55 PM
...and we're both staying at Kaloudis!  If you've not yet physically met Viv and Pete, we'll introduce you
Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on October 25, 2010, 04:41:46 PM
we have booked up for 6th June until 17th June, will be there for my birthday and 31st wedding anniversary, can't wait

Jill x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on October 26, 2010, 11:24:03 PM
It's my 60th on 16th June 2011 - such a shame we won't be there at the same time, Jill - we'd have a ball!

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: riggers on October 26, 2010, 11:39:21 PM
Janis we will be in Arillas on your 60th ...so will raise a glass to you...  :)


riggers.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on October 27, 2010, 12:43:53 AM
OK, Riggers - both you AND Jill - perhaps I should come over and share that drink, lol? What better way to celebrate?!!!

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: heatherberriman on October 27, 2010, 12:55:36 AM
Janis so sorry that we will miss you this year,we have to take our holidays when work dictates.We will be having our 29th wedding annivarsary while there,would have loved to have met up with you and other forum members.x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on October 27, 2010, 01:13:14 AM
Janis will definatly have that drink in Coocnut with Riggers for you. xxxxxx

Jill x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on January 06, 2011, 05:44:42 PM
Have booked this morning for 3ed October, couldn't resist the offer with TC. We have paid £39.95 more for a package then we have paid for the flight going independent in May.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tracey&peter on January 06, 2011, 07:32:45 PM
Viv, is that staying at the Mirage?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Hels Bels on January 07, 2011, 12:10:09 PM
We have now booked up to return on 17th June at the Mathraki for 2 whole weeks. Haven't been away for 2 years so this is going to be a STONKER of a holiday!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on January 07, 2011, 02:49:18 PM
Hi Tracy & Peter, No it's Dionyssos, havent stayed with them before. We have eating and drunk there many times before and the boy's always make us very welcome so thought we would try it. Staying with Poppy and family in May as normal. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on January 07, 2011, 03:38:02 PM
Is that from Manchester Viv?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on January 07, 2011, 04:18:41 PM
Yep it is, Hate L/B. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on January 10, 2011, 10:25:41 PM
Just booked Makris for two weeks 15th-30th July with Thomas Cook £608 !!!!!! for two of us......... so cheap I put extra luggage and meals on as well, so thats 1 week 30th May 2weeks July so now looking for Sept- Oct    Yipeeeee so happy
             
                                            Val
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on January 10, 2011, 10:29:39 PM
Looks like there are some good deals around this year....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on January 11, 2011, 06:55:09 AM
Hi Val, Glad you got booked in. Its the first time we have done package since 2004 but they are so cheap at the moment. £544 for both of us including luggage & meals.
Certainly worth getting an extra visit in, even tough there are lots of places you can stay independently. Whoops dont want to start the old thread for and against it just that it will servw us well for October this year. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on January 12, 2011, 11:22:14 AM
Hi Viv You're right... at those prices we just had to book package. We could not get flights for July at a reasonable price so thought we would have to wait until October, we couldn't book when the cheaper flights were on offer because Bill didn't know if he could get leave from work. So getting TWO weeks for £608 is good for us but we WILL be spending twice as much money  around Arillas  eating and drinking because  we were originally just looking at one week, not really helping the independent properties I know.... but I am telling myself it's the whole of Arillas that matters.
I can't believe what the flights were costing for July/Aug when most families want to go.
I feel so sorry for them. If the cheap packages bring more people it can only do good.
                             
                                                    Val                                   
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on January 12, 2011, 09:25:09 PM
There'll be quite a few of us there in July, including yous two ValnBill. We're from 11th to 29th, staying at Bardis Studios. Bobby has booked us a ground floor studio so Jen won't have to struggle with stairs/hills etc. Hope to meet yous two and many other forum folk around and about. You can easily recognise us - white haired old boy arm in arm with waist length brown hair, wobbling around the village. (We walk better after  few in the Nut...) Just say hello!

We are so looking forward to it. Only 187 sleeps to wait.....

As for package/independent we've done both. With deals like we're seeing now, we would grab them like we did in October 2009.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on January 12, 2011, 10:28:17 PM
Hi Phil, so glad that we will get to met Jen and your good self, you two just look out for another white haired old boy with a moustache  arm in arm with a short haired missus.....
(no tash) both wearing glasses. We will certainly be saying hello.
Hope to get a photo on before then but will have to find one that won't scare people off saying hello to us.....lol
                                    Val     
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Debbie & Lee on January 16, 2011, 03:50:34 PM
We've just booked the Marvel for 20th June!!!!  First time there in 3 years and a lot of saving up to do before we go!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on January 16, 2011, 04:30:20 PM
Just a thought:
Maybe Arillas was so quiet in 2010 because of the
package/independant issue?

The Scandinavian agency Star Tour used to have Horizon Hotel when I
first visited in May 2007. When they decided to go independant I just
booked directly, it was quite easy and the price wasn't any different.

Hotels probably earn more money without the travel-agencies, but maybe
the agencies are needed to get the tourists coming?
Some people don't feel comfortable by going independant and therefor end
up chosing other destinations. Well, it was just a thought.

Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on January 16, 2011, 05:46:37 PM
Debbie, Lee luvvers the Marvel is a lovely place to spend your time. Beautiful pool, lovely hosts. Situated right in the middle of things. The best authentic Corfiot food just down the road at Brouklis. Even my wobbly Jen can get everywhere from there. So glad you chose Arillas again. It is heaven on earth.
Phil
 
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on January 16, 2011, 08:02:42 PM
Couldn't find this thread when i booked but not to worry its Dionysos for us August 15th for 2 weeks,
Like Viv says there are some good deals around,this year we fly from Manchester with Thomas Cook which is £120 cheaper than last year
The difference between Thomas Cook and Thomsons this year for the same dates but different apartments obviously is a whopping £358 so Thomas Cook won our custom hands down and we were fancying the Rainbow complex after walking past a couple of times last year
Yammas
Tony
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on January 17, 2011, 02:46:25 PM
Connie , I think you could be right.
                                       Val
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on January 17, 2011, 03:11:27 PM
6th June to 20th this year, staying at Nafsiki.  We normally prefer to book independant with Bardis Sun, but this year funds are low and we shall need an extra room to combat snoring problems we both have.  Thomas Cook deal was good, so we have gone for it!

lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on January 17, 2011, 10:01:01 PM
Great news Lynn luvver. Sadly we can't get out before 11 July so will miss you again. Oh well, maybe next year.....

So glad you're booked. Ironically we will be doing just that - independent at Bardis Sun! Bobby has guaranteed us a ground floor studio (Jen even finds stairs a problem these days.)

All the very best to both from both
Phil and Jen

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on January 17, 2011, 11:35:57 PM
Sorry to be missing you and Jen again, Phil. 

You'll love it at Bardis Sun - fantastic family - I'm sure we'll still be visiting them while we are in Arillas - for breakfast probably!

Love and Best Wishes to you both too

Lynn & Colin xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on January 18, 2011, 01:43:19 AM
I agree with Lynn, the Bardis family is SO very welcoming - we've never stayed with them but always call to see them several times during our holidays and always have at least one of Poppy's wonderful breakfasts!

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on January 18, 2011, 05:36:48 AM
We always stay with Poppy Spiro and boys for our May break, but our break at the end of the season is to late for them and as this package was so good we thought we would take advantage not even got to pay 100 euros for taxi, now before you all start about time for tranfers (and I hope I dont jinx this ) it has never taken us more then an hour before we talk to the driver before we get on and have been very lucky so far and gone to Arillas first. Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: judet1415 on January 18, 2011, 07:03:51 PM
We usually go May bank holiday but have booked this year for july 21st - 2 weeks at the Tria. So, if any body's around with kids (-our daughter's 12). 'hope to bump in to you.

Angie

Hi..we go on the 25th July with a 14 yr old girl....staying at the Tria..see you there.!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Vaughan & Angie on January 18, 2011, 07:15:38 PM
Lynn your last post made me smile, I/we can empathise with the snoring, however we won't have the extra room, just an extra drink at the end of the night then a race to be asleep first lol.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on January 18, 2011, 10:54:11 PM
Lol Vaughan and Angie, we do that too.  But Colin likes to have somewhere to go in the night if I wake him up! 

lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: angiem on January 19, 2011, 12:33:34 PM
We usually go May bank holiday but have booked this year for july 21st - 2 weeks at the Tria. So, if any body's around with kids (-our daughter's 12). 'hope to bump in to you.


Hi..we go on the 25th July with a 14 yr old girl....staying at the Tria..see you there.!

Hi Jude (?),

I'm afraid I made that post in 2008 - our then 12 year old is now 15! lol.
We haven't booked yet for this year, but hope to do so soon ,so we may still see you there.

Angie
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on January 20, 2011, 06:23:49 PM
I will be in Moraitika from May 20th to June 17th.
If any of my friends feel like visiting for a day-trip,
please send me a pm.

Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: judet1415 on January 20, 2011, 07:42:33 PM
We usually go May bank holiday but have booked this year for july 21st - 2 weeks at the Tria. So, if any body's around with kids (-our daughter's 12). 'hope to bump in to you.


Hi..we go on the 25th July with a 14 yr old girl....staying at the Tria..see you there.!

Sorry..im such a doofus..should have read the date...!!!
Hi Jude (?),

I'm afraid I made that post in 2008 - our then 12 year old is now 15! lol.
We haven't booked yet for this year, but hope to do so soon ,so we may still see you there.

Angie

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on January 21, 2011, 08:10:05 AM
Hi Connie. A chance to meet at ;omg ;adt. have pm  you. Love Viv
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on January 21, 2011, 08:28:44 AM
Thanks Viv, it would be lovely to meet in person at last.
Let's find out if we can end of June.

Connie xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on January 21, 2011, 08:30:33 AM
Oops! Sorry, I meant end of May, beginning of June!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: coys on January 23, 2011, 07:13:04 PM
We will come to see you early June Connie.
Will be good to meet up again.

Barry Pat xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on January 23, 2011, 07:38:36 PM
Looking everso much forward to see you again Pat & Barry.

Connie xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on January 23, 2011, 07:54:40 PM
We's two would love to join yous.
Phil and Jen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: coys on January 24, 2011, 12:13:42 AM
Anytime we are going that way Phil you are welcome to join us.

Barry.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on January 24, 2011, 01:13:55 AM
That's a major point of our Arillas Barry. You just wallow in the glorious sand and sea, but spend your time meeting lovely people, eating, drinking and laughing.

I have a  guess we share Ireland. As an old boy I need reminding. I have a vague memory of coys himself being from there. If I'm wrong, sorry, but in any case Slante!!

And yous are just as welcome wherever we are.
Phil
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Post by: coys on January 24, 2011, 01:37:30 AM
No not Ireland Phil, Sussex. Now part time Sussex part time Arillas.
Barry.
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Post by: jane and matt on January 25, 2011, 10:56:00 PM
We have really got the Arillas bug now!  - We booked 2 weeks at the Markis from 15 August and then because the deals are so good and August is so far away last weekend we booked 1 week staying at the stay at the Tria Adelphia from 30 May. We would loved to have gone independately but the prices with Thomas Cook are so good that we just had to book a package. BUT we don't move out of Arillas for the whole of our stay and spend all our money in the village eating drinking and having fun!

This is our 3rd year staying in Arillas - we booked the first holiday on a whim and can't believe our luck in choosing such a lovely place!



Jane and Matt x
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Post by: justphil on January 26, 2011, 12:45:03 AM
Whether you go independently or on a package, it is better to go, than not to go at all.  If TC are offering low cost packages, let's grab them. Fill up the planes.

I worry that the world wide impression might be that because the deals are cheap, Arillas is a "down market" destination which it certainly is not.

This is in the public facing Arillas General Information board, and it is so important that visitors to this site understand just what this quiet but "busy" little bay between Agious Georgios and San Stefanos has to offer. Young families will find beach pursuits with safe, clean and shallow sea. Young couples will find peace and privacy. Many romances have blossomed here! Teenagers can bop the night away in Malibu, while their oldun's sip a sophisticated drink next door in the Coconut Bar. And all in safety.

Older ones can walk through the amazing rural villages just soaking in the breath-taking views of the bay. Really old ones can sit in peace watching the world go by, and joining in when they feel like it.

And then, of course, there is the amazing food to be had in dozens of top class tavernas, all  offering incredibly good value for money.

No wonder so many go to Arillas every year, and dream about being there when they are not.

Phil
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Post by: Eileen on January 26, 2011, 02:05:47 AM
A super post Phil :-)

xxxx
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Post by: TerryW on January 26, 2011, 10:52:16 AM
I agree with Eileen, a SUPER post. It may be a good idea to put a post like this on the Arillas.com home page so that people researching Arillas can see it straight away.
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Post by: Val n Bill on January 26, 2011, 03:51:24 PM
Phil, I agree with Eileen and Terry. Well done.
Terry you're right Phils' post should be where everyone new to the forum looks first.

                                                                                       Val
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Post by: kriopigi girl on February 03, 2011, 10:07:17 AM
At last booked 24th June for 2 weeks Woop Woop xx
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Post by: sunflower on February 03, 2011, 11:29:34 AM
Phil = Ambassadour of Arillas.

Connie x :-) ;-)
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Post by: Janis on February 03, 2011, 11:41:14 PM
We'll miss each other this year, Pauline - but have a great time!

Phil - what a wonderful advert for Arillas!

Janis x
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Post by: TerryW on February 04, 2011, 03:14:08 PM
Just a test to see if this link works

http://widgetserver.com/syndication/facebook/connect/widget.jsp?id=bf9107e2-502d-4eec-a377-9b8ce7fbf651
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: julie-1402 on February 04, 2011, 04:44:47 PM
Well we fly out from Newcastle on 8th August, 6 months 4 days to be precise! (wish it was only 6 weeks :( )  Cant wait to show my family around as it will be their first time!!!
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Post by: TONYNEW on February 04, 2011, 05:09:11 PM
One thing is for sure Julie your family will just love it :-)
Tony
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Debbie & Lee on February 06, 2011, 12:49:10 AM
We've booked 2 weeks at the Marvel from 20th June. 

Over the moon, as for the last 2 years we haven't had a holiday...hoping nothing has changed since 2008!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on February 06, 2011, 02:13:34 AM
debbie /lee
its still the same ,,thats why we love it ,,,,,,,,,enjoy ,,,,yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kcarol on February 20, 2011, 10:51:02 PM
Going slightly later this year 7th July for two lovely weeks and will hopefully run into some old friends, as we are going later we may not make it back again in September this year. xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on February 20, 2011, 11:39:13 PM
Mybe some new ones? We're there from 11 July to 29th. Many other forum folk too. Don't be shy. Come and say hello or kalimera....
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dorothy on February 22, 2011, 02:46:59 PM
Yippee I now have 2 Arillas holidays booked.  June 24th with husband James for 10 days, we are staying at Marinaki again.  Also am having a girlie week with friend Claire on 5th Sep. She is super fit and wants to spend the week walking and cycling. Hope I survive to report back!  No accommodation booked for that week yet - thinking of trying Akti - might there be a noise problem there?  Any advice most welcome.

Thanks again Eileen for your link to the Skyscanner site - most useful you are an endless source of knowledge.

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on February 22, 2011, 04:41:16 PM
Hi Dorothy,
If you want a quiet place but still close to everything, why not
try Ina's Apartments. It's right next to The Horizon on the beach.

Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Pedal pusher on February 22, 2011, 09:20:14 PM
Yippee I now have 2 Arillas holidays booked.  June 24th with husband James for 10 days, we are staying at Marinaki again.  Also am having a girlie week with friend Claire on 5th Sep. She is super fit and wants to spend the week walking and cycling. Hope I survive to report back!  No accommodation booked for that week yet - thinking of trying Akti - might there be a noise problem there?  Any advice most welcome.

Thanks again Eileen for your link to the Skyscanner site - most useful you are an endless source of knowledge.


Just in case you weren't aware of it, there is a thread on this forum titled Marengo Walks.
This links to a website where you can purchase a book of walks around North West Corfu including some around Arrilas.
I purchased a copy last year and made good use of it whilst on holiday.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on February 23, 2011, 10:36:07 PM
Dorothy, we always stay at akti and we dont have problems with noise. Maybe its because we're in the bar making the noise!! Seriously though, if you ask kostas to put you in the rooms at the back of the main building(odd numbers) you shouldnt have a problem. We are there from 2nd sept for our 2nd visit of the season so see you if you decide on akti.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on February 23, 2011, 11:49:19 PM
Dorothy dearest, hello! For once it isn't in the street outside Yitoas!!!

It is so hard to choose between Akti, Marina and Horizon. As Glenda says (and I've heard from many others) the rear rooms at Akti are quieter. It is a lovely place to stay, and Spiros is the perfect host. Lovely pool, great atmosphere. But I could say similar about the others. You can't go wrong with any of them.

Sadly we miss you this year, so Slante! And maybe next time we can all while away an hour or two in Ammos, or anywhere else for that matter...

Phil
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Post by: martin-w on February 25, 2011, 06:28:56 PM
Hi Pedal pusher and Drothy!
I have used the Marengo Wallks book for quite a few years now. It's well written and presented and small enough to fit a large pocket. It comes with a waterproof cover and a very detailed map giving roads,paths, goat trails and landmarks, great value and easy to use.
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dorothy on February 25, 2011, 10:31:12 PM
Thanks for all the replies - most helpful, will def get that book.
TonynGlenda will look out for you in Sep.

Dorothy
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on February 26, 2011, 02:55:44 PM
dorothy
your a lucky person if you catch up with tonynglenda in the atki ,as there a fab couple,and love the place like the rest of us,,and with spiros behind the bar in the atki,im sure youll just love it .........yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on February 26, 2011, 03:03:37 PM
Have a Mojito for me, please:
Spiros makes the best in town !!
And give my regards to everyone as well. :-)

Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on February 26, 2011, 07:19:21 PM
Aw shucks, thanks kevin x.
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Post by: justphil on February 26, 2011, 07:28:35 PM
Never met yous Glenda luvver and Tony matey, but I already know yous. And kev is right. Not to forget Jill and Mick. You share something with all of us, but do it in style. I keep trying but usually fall flat on my face. But do I care????? No. I'm an Arilliac

Phil
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Post by: kevin.g on February 26, 2011, 08:29:01 PM
tonynglenda
your welcome ,and hope to bump into you,s in june if your there ,,so looking forward to catching up ,hope your all ok ,keep well till then ..........yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: patrickjohn on February 27, 2011, 09:37:43 PM
Like Martin & Connie I have that little book by Marengo and the useful map which comes with it.  Recommended for anyone who like doing the walks in our favourite corner of Corfu
Pat
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on February 27, 2011, 09:45:15 PM
I have secretly got a copy which one of my sons bought me. But with Jen finding walking from Brouklis to the Bow a trial, I just read it and dream. It is truly a brilliant guide, and I use it vicarioulsy when another forum member posts a holiday report or a photo. But all the comments are right - a great buy

Phil
 
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: tonynglenda on February 27, 2011, 10:57:54 PM
Kevin, we are there from 30th may for 2weeks. 2 guesses where we are staying. We are never hard to find. Hope to see you, Kay and Babs for a natter. !3weeks and counting x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on March 01, 2011, 03:32:45 PM
We didn't think we would be coming this year but hurrah-we are!. We are only having a short break so will be arriving on 20th June for 4 nights!
Karen
x
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Post by: Janis on March 02, 2011, 01:52:58 AM
Hurrah! Well done, Karen and Colin, on getting your booking sorted

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dylan on March 20, 2011, 10:18:31 PM
Came to Arrilas for the first time last year, loved it! we are coming back last week in May this year
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on March 20, 2011, 10:23:33 PM
Hi dylan. Welcome to the mad house. Back to Arillas is quite ordinary on here, but wonderful to hear we have another Arilliac in the making. Let us all know how it goes. We love holiday reports nearly ss much as being there....

lol
Phil
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Post by: TONYNEW on March 20, 2011, 10:23:55 PM
Just looked at my countdown 21 weeks tomorrow :-)
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Post by: vivian on March 21, 2011, 10:53:51 AM
 8 weeks today. Viv
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Post by: Ang on March 21, 2011, 11:12:25 AM
11 weeks today yeiiii
Ang
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Post by: Val n Bill on March 21, 2011, 12:22:01 PM

Yipee, just checked 10 weeks for us.... or 70 days. Can't wait.

                                                            Val x

                                                     
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Post by: Ann K on March 21, 2011, 02:32:36 PM
Just 20 weeks and 4 days for us!

Ann
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Post by: Erja on March 21, 2011, 05:43:53 PM
ONLY 151 sleeps for me :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Alan and Jan on March 21, 2011, 05:52:23 PM
59 days for us two itinerants. Also same for Janis and Barry.

Have just done the API on Thomson for our September holiday on Thassos. That is 26 weeks away.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: keith(geezer) on March 21, 2011, 09:36:20 PM
59 days for me and ann we get in at about 5am on the sat the 21 may
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Post by: Alan and Jan on March 22, 2011, 02:13:22 PM
59 days for me and ann we get in at about 5am on the sat the 21 may

We get in about 14 hours before you then Keith
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Post by: westhampete on March 22, 2011, 04:22:37 PM
6 and a half weeks and counting!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: dylan on March 22, 2011, 06:23:57 PM
Maybe we could meet up for a drink sometime, if you wish, its nice to meet other forum members and swap notes!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Vaughan & Angie on March 22, 2011, 09:15:14 PM
I've just noticed the mention of API again, I have seen this before but paid it no heed.

Should I have done?

Any help gratefully received.

14 weeks 5 days 'til we go.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on March 22, 2011, 09:43:32 PM
On EasyJet, we filled it in at booking online. But now I've got to get a new Passport, will have to go on and amend it before we go. I think they charge quite a lot (surprise, surprise) if you get to the check in without doing it. I think they can even refuse to let you on (so Jen just tells me.) I wouldn't take the risk of losing my beer money, or even the flight.... Heaven forbid!

Phil
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Post by: Vaughan & Angie on March 22, 2011, 09:53:02 PM
Cheers Phil, I will get the wenchly wife on the case.  (she is the paperwork expert)  I lack the patience.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: martin-w on March 23, 2011, 05:25:38 AM
55 days to go and counting!
Anyone for taxi share, I get in at 13.05 hrs. on Friday 13th!
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: PaulnGina on March 23, 2011, 10:53:52 AM
 123 days for us and counting can't wait xxx
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on March 23, 2011, 04:34:42 PM
TOO LONG TO WAIT, BUT WAIT WE MUST

Only 110 days to go now........... roll on, roll on
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on March 25, 2011, 04:36:11 PM
Only 87 days for us-whoopee!!

Karen
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on April 03, 2011, 08:30:55 PM
Just booked flights for 24 October. Hoping to stay at Brouklis but haven't heard back from Dimitris yet. But I only asked him yesterday.

WOOOPPPEEEE! Back home in Arillas for half term! I am a VERY, VERY happy man today, and Jen is dancing round the room on her wobbly legs. I'll quote our lovely Erja - LIFE IS GOOG!!!!!!

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on April 03, 2011, 08:56:01 PM
phil/jen
may your half term break be better than i know its going to be,,yammas ,matey,,xxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on April 04, 2011, 01:10:49 AM
 
    Great news Phil and Jen.   Enjoooooooooooooyyyyyyyyyyyyy   (of course you will) x

                                                 Val x 
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Post by: Sandy x on April 04, 2011, 01:12:43 AM
You'll just miss my birthday party Phil....but I may still be there......
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sara on April 04, 2011, 09:36:16 AM
Fantastic Phil & Jen. Afraid this year we return home on the 24th but you never know, we have been known to extend our stay.
xxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on April 04, 2011, 06:25:19 PM
excellent news you lucky people!! Did you get a good deal?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on April 04, 2011, 10:38:16 PM
Hi Jo. It was EasyJet that clinched it. Both flights all in for £260. And yes, we're staying at Brouklis. Wonderful feeling!!!

Phil

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: england on April 06, 2011, 11:35:27 PM
We're going again this year. August 15th for two weeks staying at Anna's; can't wait.

Kids and wife really looking forward to it

Missed last year due to work
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on April 07, 2011, 12:01:45 AM
Great news england. Annas is lovely for families (but not only - whether you're young or old, it is a wonderful place to stay.)

Quite a few forum members are going mid August. We can never wait that long after College term has ended, so we'll be back in UK by then, waiting for October.

Know you will have a great time.
Phil
 
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Post by: adrienne n dave on April 11, 2011, 12:02:14 PM
Flights booked for 18th July from Newcastle,
Adrienne me and two of the kids are doing two weeks, and extended family
one week. Can't wait.

Just waiting for confirmation from Olga for our accommodation!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kevin.g on April 11, 2011, 02:52:31 PM
adrienne,n,dave where you staying ,,and have a great time.......yammas
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Post by: adrienne n dave on April 11, 2011, 07:19:38 PM
Olga has just confirmed the booking - yes!

Hi Kevin and Kay
we are staying at the Elena Stella.

We passed it last summer, as we were staying
at the Makris.


Yammas
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Corfusoon on April 17, 2011, 08:09:41 PM
Hi Everyone

I am arriving with a friend on the 27th April, family cannot come as schools back. But I am going to put a brave face on and try and enjoy a few days with out the children...

Does anyone know if the Broukalis is open or opening soon?

We will be back again in July which we are all looking forward to, the kids are counting down the days and my youngest wants to pack now!!

If anyone is around from the 27th and would like to meet up for a drink let me know.

Kindest regards Mandy
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sara on April 17, 2011, 08:36:35 PM
Hi Mandy,
Brouklis is open. We had a nice meal there last Monday. We're here until the 6th, so we may get to meet at last.
Sara.x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on April 17, 2011, 08:52:07 PM
Mandy, have a great time. We're about from 12th July, and again from 24th October. Would love to repeat our long natter in Thalassa with Eggy. Keep it in mind...

PhilnJen
Title: Re: When is everybody going. taxi share..
Post by: kes on April 17, 2011, 10:45:07 PM
Easy jet from manchester 13th may 17:30   ..Taxi share anyone?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Corfusoon on April 18, 2011, 12:59:38 PM
Hi Sara

Yes that would be lovely to see you too. I'll be the one looking haggered and like she has'nt been out for  a while!!
I will deferently be popping in the Broukis for some of that lovely home made food so maybe will catch up there.

The weather looks set to be good cannot wait to get there.

All the best Mandyx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Corfusoon on April 18, 2011, 01:04:30 PM
Hi Phil

Would love to meet up for a drink with you guys again in July.

 Hoping the weather is not going to be too hot for the kids, but I am sure we will find ways to cool them off..... lot and lots of ice cream no doubt!!

Hope you are well and look forward to seeing you both soon for a catch up.

Take care Mandy
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnJ on April 18, 2011, 04:03:32 PM
Anyone for a taxi share from the airport to Arillas on May 16th.  Our flight from Manchester arrives at something like 23:15 but happy to wait for a while if other flights land near that time.
JohJ
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: martin-w on April 19, 2011, 05:40:39 AM
Hi All!
I arrive at 13.05 hrs. on Friday 13th. May. Anyone for taxi share arround that time?
Yammas,
Martin.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: vivian on April 19, 2011, 10:00:45 AM
16th May arrriving Corfu at 1230.Dont think we will beat our record we once landed at 0245 had got bags and walked into our apartment at 0330. Had my eyes closed all the way aboslutey terrified but still be in Arillas in plenty of time for a drink before dinner. yipee
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Post by: Karen/Colin on April 19, 2011, 12:50:07 PM
Only 69 days now-can't wait
Karen
xx
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Post by: Erja on April 19, 2011, 06:33:47 PM
Today only 4 months to wait!!! That makes mere 122 quick sleeps ;)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on April 19, 2011, 07:56:39 PM
117 for us Erja but at least you have the satisfaction of knowing when we leave you still have 5 days left ,
What a dilemma ,is it better to go earlier or later ;-)
Tony
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jinksy on April 19, 2011, 08:51:48 PM
july 22nd for two wonderful weeks, rainbow look out here we come, chris & ang
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on April 19, 2011, 09:49:39 PM
See you there jinsky. Can the Anthis boys cope with all of us?

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on April 20, 2011, 12:09:29 AM

  Only 40 sleeps for us. Starting to think about what to pack now.

                                           Val x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Alan and Jan on April 20, 2011, 10:31:13 AM
Got home last night and found that the tickets had arrived. Yippee!!

Off to Scarborough on Easter Sunday for a couple of nights then to Whitby for three nights.

Will really start thinking about Arillas once that is over. Mind you only 30 sleeps.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on April 29, 2011, 12:32:53 AM
See you soon, Alan and Jan!

... and Viv and Pete (of course!)

... and many, many more (you know who you are!)

Janis x

3 weeks and counting down
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jinksy on April 30, 2011, 11:08:35 PM
i think so phil they are pretty good at most things so entertaining us shouldnt be a problem
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: fleetwoodseagull on April 30, 2011, 11:12:42 PM
My husband and I will be arriving on 6th May for our very first visit.  We've got a lovely long stay, almost a month at the Kaloudis.  Long enough to read Durrell's Corfu trilogy.  Judging by all the great feeling on this forum we will have an absolutely delightful stay!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on April 30, 2011, 11:16:37 PM
I took "my family and other animals" on my first visit to Kaloudis.  This year will be our fourth visit there!
You'll love the rest of Arillas also - as does everyone here on the forum and many other friends as well!

Janis x
Title: 27 Sleeps to go!!!
Post by: georgia on May 01, 2011, 01:31:52 AM
So looking 4wd to be back in lovely Arillas again...so many hours over the months spent in daydreams there, and now not too long to the reality.
Have had such a busy time, builders in, redoing the garden, blisters on hands have worked like a navvie...yet...for lady forum members only...have gained a stone in last 6 months and cannot shift it!!! Is this an age thing? Spent my 20s yo yo ing between a size 8-14, 30s skinny as a rail, early 40s size 14, mid to late size 8...now a stone has taken me up to a 10 which sounds fine, but all is heading South and my upper arms have turned to Blancmange...if I wave goodbye to anyone...my lower arms are still waving after I have stopped...whats all that about???
Really should not bother me, am not a shallow person..but only a few weeks of my forties left scares me what the next decade will bring, maybe I shoild just give up and relax as our mothers did at that age...too much pressure on our generation maybe to keep on trying...am I the lone ranger on this one or does anyone else feel this way? x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on May 01, 2011, 10:53:50 AM
Hi Georgia - looking forward to meeting you there! we arrive on 20th for two glorious weeks... and you know what? I'll not see a person with flabby arms or anything else, I'll see YOU, Georgia, a forum member with whom I've chatted over the years. Speaking on behalf of the many ladies in our fifties, yes it does worry you seeing the changes to our bodies but - hey, we're still alive and are still enjoying life no matter what shape! and, by the way, I'm almost twice your size! It's taken a while, and a fair bit of heartache along the way, but now I LIKE ME x x
I intend to enjoy life while I can -  we don't know what's around the corner
Janis x x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on May 01, 2011, 11:32:04 AM
Four weeks until I get there with my family. I'm really starting to look forward to our arrival. We're trying to choose where to eat for our first evening meal when we get there.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on May 01, 2011, 11:53:00 AM
It's a no-brainer for us, MicK-G - we always have our first and last meal at Broukilis and always meet friends there! After that, we alternate between the various restaurants (including Brouklis!) but tend to have our favourites but always try others as well.
Can't wait - not long now!

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on May 02, 2011, 11:27:59 AM
Hi Georgia,
I fully second Janis' words from yesterday.
Getting older worries the most of us from time to time.
When I was very young I was so skinny everyone commented on it
and I was always struggeling to gain weight. Ha ha, now the weight
really doesn't matter that much: I don't look great anymore but I've
become a much more confident and relaxed person over the years!
It's not the fancy clothes that tell us who you are, it's your personality!!

Wishing you all the best and enjoy your holidays.
Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Vaughan & Angie on May 02, 2011, 11:55:35 AM
You know Mick, that is a real toughy, we go nine weeks today and lunch is no problem, it has to be Effy's (it always is) but the evening meal, where do you start?????  You have posed a real problem......
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on May 02, 2011, 02:34:50 PM
On the Question of food?... this year, don't know about the first meal but

WE WILL BE IN BROUKLIS WITH PHIL & JEN ON 12th JULY
make sure we have a table Dimitris......... promise to behave ourselves
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on May 02, 2011, 06:28:45 PM
Our first proper evening will be spent on the Saturday (30th July)at the Marina for their fantastico Greek night where I always take a deep sigh, a sip of my chilled wine and well up as the chords to Zorba start...
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on May 03, 2011, 11:12:02 AM
We can't decide yet. My personal favourite meal is the grandma's lamb at portofino, I also love most things on the menu at Horrizon so it will probably be one of those two. I also love Marina but will wait for the Saturday night to go there. The problem with only having a week is that I can only visit most places once.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: sunflower on May 03, 2011, 12:23:00 PM
I'm not going to Arillas this year as I will be in Moraitika.
But if I was, it would definately be Stifado at the Armourada
my favourite dish at my favourite Restaurant!

Breakfast at the Horizon with homemade jam, garlic prawns at....
etc. etc. there's a large selection and they are all sooooo good!!
Never had a bad meal in Arillas. Wishing everyone a lovely holiday.

Connie x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnJ on May 03, 2011, 03:54:33 PM
Ann and our eldest daughter are travelling out to Arillas on Friday 15th July arriving at Corfu airport at 22:45.  Anyone fancy a taxi share?  Also coming back to Uk on Friday 22/july 2011 flight is departing Corfu airport at 23:25 so probably need to leave Arillas about 20:25 if anyone fancies sharing a taxi back to the airport then.
JohnJ
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: georgia on May 06, 2011, 01:35:36 AM
Janis and Sunflower...you are both absolutely right...had a bit of a hectic busy day prior to posting my message...with more gin and tonics than were advisable inbetween....so so looking 4wd to my holiday, Janis will be lovely to meet you knowing we are out there at the same time, my eyesight is poor so will be peering at everyone to see if they are fellow forun members...have made an idiot of myself before nothing new there...thinking I recognise people and they have never heard of the forum, conversely passed Phil and Jen in the street a couple of years ago and was unsure so did not say hello and then when I returned home realised they were there the same time...not safe to be allowed out by myself really..ho hum!!!xxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on May 06, 2011, 08:21:12 PM
Hey, Georgia - I am incredibly short sighted!!  When on holiday I tend to wear my contact lenses as much as possible - at home it's my glasses.  The trouble with my contact lenses is that I can't see to read, so I still have to have a pair of glasses with me to read all those lovely menus!

I, too, have asked people if they're forum members and been given funny looks! But I know I was on to a safe bet when we saw this guy wandering about wearing an "Arillas Addict" tee-shirt - it was the first time we had met Martin-W (what a lovely man he is) and he then introduced us to Pete who then introduced us to Viv, and Viv and I have been firm friends ever since!

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Rick@Annie on May 11, 2011, 10:25:59 PM
Hi Everyone

We have just joined the Arillas Forum. Both my husband and i were in Arillas July 2009 and loved every minute of it. We stayed at Dionysis Appts. This year we are staying in the Mathraki studios. We fly out from Gatwick on 8th July for 2 weeks " CANT WAIT ". It would be great to meet up with some of you hard core Arillas fans out there. Our favourite place to eat was Helena's which had just opened. You had to walk past around the sea breeze and follow the road round. We obviously tried all the other local haunts , starting off at the Malibu Bar. Is Helena's still open? We also liked the creperie for the gyros pita and a pint, my mouth is watering at the thought. Would be lovely to hear from anyone.

Annie and Rick
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 11, 2011, 10:35:41 PM
Hi Annie and Rick and welcome to the forum. Mathraki is well liked by many on here - lovely pool and the family are special too. We arrive on 12th July - 1am ish - and stay till 29th at Bardis Sun Studios. We are meeting loads of forum folk - all "hard core" as you so wittily call us. You can't miss us - Jen has waist length brown hair and hobbles along on the arm of a grey-haired drunk.... Please say hello (or run away - whichever you feel is safest lol.)

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Rick@Annie on May 11, 2011, 10:50:42 PM
Hi Phil

Great to hear from you. We will definately look out for you both. We have been reading a lot of reviews and its good to know everything sounds positive. Last time we were there we had plans to venture out and about and explore more of Corfu i.e Corfu Town but we ended up lazing around the pool eating and drinking, although the last couple of days we did hire a bike and ventired out. Arillas is just so relaxing.

Annie and Rick
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: samuel13 on May 11, 2011, 11:20:54 PM
Hello everyone on the forum, this will be our 3rd time in the beautiful Arillas, the first time was Dionyyos, last year was the Tria Adelphia, and this year it will be the Mathraki Studios, we cannot wait and I am counting down the days.We discovered Arillas 3 years ago and have been coming every year since, We are totally addicted to the place, for us who both work it is total chillout.We are flying out from Birmingham on the 11th July for a  week. I know a lot of the forum members have stayed at the Mathraki and would like any info from anyone of them please.I am always reading the posts on the forum and enjoy what everyone has to say, there is not a day that I am not reading all the posts and info. Long may this continue. 
Pat and Leon.
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Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on May 12, 2011, 12:41:10 AM
Hi Pat & Leon

Flying out from Birmingham On the 11th July.
I assume you are flying at 6am with Thomson as you are at the Mathraki.
We fly from Birmingham on the 11th with TC at 7am.
look out for us in departures and say hello.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: samuel13 on May 12, 2011, 01:41:39 AM
Hi John, Thanks for your quick reply, sadly our flight I got wrong, we are so used to flying from Birmingham, I should have put East Midlands is 10 to 6 at night, so we will not be in Arillas until at 1,30am on theTuesday morning, but we would have loved to look you both up at our usual airport. It was this time a lot cheaper to fly with Thomson from East Midlands. Hopefully we will see each other around and about in Arillas, we shall look out for you both.
Pat and Leon.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on May 12, 2011, 02:09:25 AM
Annie and Rick - when I was there last week Helena's looked on the brink of opening - the tables were out and it all looked spick and span. I agree with you -  a lovely place to eat and great food.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Gaz on June 03, 2011, 01:00:28 PM
Canít make it this year  BUT just booked 2 weeks at the Akti for end of June 2012. Only 388 sleeps to go to go!! Isnít it a shame humans donít hibernate?

Canít wait, tho I guess we must

Gary & Carolyn
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Karen/Colin on June 03, 2011, 03:27:45 PM
Hi Gazcaz, We are also going end of june 2012 with some friends & our 2 grown up children who wanted to come back to Arillas with mum & dad.
Is it that many sleeps?? i can't start counting until it is only 50!

Luckily for us we will be there again soon too- only 17 sleeps to go :-)

karen
x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Gaz on June 03, 2011, 04:38:13 PM
Lucky you Karen, we were toying with the idea of this year too and like you it would be around 17-20 sleeps if we were going. We are just tying to be good this year and to be able to really enjoy 2012. Yes, it sadly is that many sleeps till next year, we will be ArillasCrazy by then.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on June 03, 2011, 08:05:42 PM
Only 3 more sleeps ............ so excited

Jill xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on June 03, 2011, 08:39:14 PM
Are you going somewhere Jill?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on June 03, 2011, 11:02:54 PM
Sandy I'm going to this little place that is a lot of peoples part of paradise, you wouldn't know it lol xx

Jill xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Sandy x on June 03, 2011, 11:28:53 PM
Oh THERE.....try to have a good time....xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on June 04, 2011, 12:33:48 AM
Sandy it is extremely hard to have a good time there but I will force myself lol

Jill xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on June 04, 2011, 08:41:29 AM
So , let me get this straight.

Next week Arillas will welcome Mick n Jill n Calum, Riggs n Sue, Kevin G and Kay, plus I think Mavis n Robin. ( I'm sure I've left some one out )

Reckon I will be a busy 'ole boy next week Will I mange to get any work done?

Safe and non delayed flight is wished to all.

Nearly forgot - Next Wednesday evening a Darts K/O is arranged at Armourada
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: MicK-G on June 04, 2011, 10:53:25 AM
I'm going home on monday :-(
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 04, 2011, 12:46:58 PM
Poor old Mick-G
you have to vacate so the others can get in....
hope you had a fantastic time
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Diane and Terry on June 05, 2011, 08:50:40 PM
Not long now until we return to our favourite place. Arriving 13th June for 2 weeks at Annas Studios.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: westhampete on June 05, 2011, 08:58:54 PM
Not long now. Arillas seems to be warming up nicely. The bench is a great idea.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 05, 2011, 09:07:29 PM
Give Anna and family our love Diane and Terry. Sounds like you've been there before, but if not the views over Arillas bay are to die for, and you're already halfway to San Stef. Anna and her men are some of the lovliest people you will ever meet. Just know you'll enjoy.

And WestHampete, it does seem to be warming up. Have a great time.

Phil
   
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Diane and Terry on June 05, 2011, 09:55:57 PM
Will do Phil.  Glad to hear it's warming up in Arillas.  Summer seems to have deserted the West Country at the moment.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: gaz n ali on June 05, 2011, 10:33:56 PM
hi all we will be going 16 of july for a week  cant wait
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 05, 2011, 10:41:31 PM
Hi gaz n ali. Welcome to our forum. Where are you staying? Jen and me will be around, along with a lot of others that week. Just smile and say hello to everyone. You won't believe the warm welcome you will get. Have a great time

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 05, 2011, 11:17:06 PM
Well knock me over 
Will you be around that week Phil
What a surprise so will we
Must get together and have a meal on July 12th
Would be a shame not too
Shall we say Brouklis around 7.30? 
Canít wail to meet you, itís nice meeting Strangers....BIG LOL

Love to both
xxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: westhampete on June 06, 2011, 09:28:23 PM
Cheers Phil. One of the many good things about Arillas is a great time is guaranteed as I'm sure you will agree.
Not long till 2 weeks of chilling and catching up with the lovely people of Arillas.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: DJM712 on June 09, 2011, 01:24:58 PM
Long time lurker on the forums, feel like I know most of the old hands on here from your posts.
Myself and my missus, Nic, arrive on 8th July (soooo close now) at Tria, our fourth or fifth visit? I lose track.
Can't wait to see Phil and Eleni again, visit all our favourite places, and has to be Brouklis for our first meal, it's almost the law!
We may be accosting random strangers asking " Sorry to bother you but are you Justphil or Johntheref? " ;-)
 
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 09, 2011, 02:19:56 PM
Yes Say Hello, we will be staying at the Rainbow from the 11th.
Will be calling into the Tria as we always do, have to keep Philip up to date on the refereeing laws, think he knows a much as me now.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 09, 2011, 06:22:45 PM
Please do! I think nearly half the forum will be about then, so a lot of "strangers" for you to accost.....

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Debbie & Lee on June 10, 2011, 11:50:47 PM
We'll be there late on Monday 20th June...can hardly contain my excitement!!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on June 11, 2011, 10:24:26 AM

Debbie and Lee have a wonderful time, silly comment, how could you not!!
               Valx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kriopigi girl on June 11, 2011, 02:52:25 PM
Tickets have arrived!!
Will TC contact us about  API ?  I seem to remember I got an e mail last time.x

Might see you there Debbie and Lee !!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on June 11, 2011, 07:34:35 PM
API..... best go on line and do it yourself.
My daughter and family went with TC two weeks ago to Crete.
She expected an e mail to remind her, didn't get and then forgot to do it on line, delayed at check while it was done, but she did say it was only minutes though. Think it takes longer if your passport is not computer readable. (over 5 years old).

         Val x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on June 12, 2011, 12:48:28 AM
Do it before you go to the airport Pauline luvver. Some like Sleazy Jet threaten to charge you Mythos Tokens if you don't.

Thought for self - have I really been reduced to comparing everything with time in Arillas, even cash money???????

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kriopigi girl on June 12, 2011, 11:00:49 AM
Have tried to do API on line this am (booked with TC ) however Corfu is not coming up on list of destinations !!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Vaughan & Angie on June 12, 2011, 11:35:42 AM
We have booked through AVRO, Monarch flight from Brum, we have a printount from AVRO stating API not required for this booking.  We have also phoned, twice, and been told we do not need it.  Nervous? Moi?

V
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: adrienne n dave on June 12, 2011, 12:11:37 PM
Hi Kriopigi girl
Have you tried this link to do an API

http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk/

you should see an online check in button
Hope this helps

Dave
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kriopigi girl on June 12, 2011, 01:27:32 PM
Thanks Dave. Tried that link but Corfu is not listed. Going to pop in to TC during week so will check with them.
Pauline x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on June 12, 2011, 03:40:15 PM


You have to use you booking Ref Num. There are usualy two, one begins and ends with a letter, the other is all numbers, I forget which one you use though, did mine end of May with TC, not travelling until July.

                   Val x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on June 12, 2011, 03:51:08 PM
I,m in the same boat Pauline i posed this question about a month ago about API for Corfu as it is not listed on the drop down box according to the information given above the drop down box if where you are travelling to is not listed below you do not have to submit API
What i cant understand is why do you require API for the rest of Greece but not Corfu
It's all Greek to me !
Tony
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Gaz on June 12, 2011, 03:57:23 PM
The question is why do you need it at all? It serves no purpose other than Big Brother watching. Business travellers travelling to 99% of the world don't use it so why do we?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: momo on June 21, 2011, 12:44:59 AM
  We're going 22nd August to 5th Sept. You all make it sound so good. Can't wait.
Mo and Dave.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on June 21, 2011, 08:06:06 AM
See you there Mo and Dave and you will love it :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: newbies on June 21, 2011, 10:15:18 AM
Hi all, sorry to sound stupid but what is API?, have not been to greece for some years and never heard of it, we are traveling via first choice(thomson) and nothing has been mentioned, or is a thomas cook thing?.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Alan and Jan on June 21, 2011, 11:00:39 AM
Hi all, sorry to sound stupid but what is API?, have not been to greece for some years and never heard of it, we are traveling via first choice(thomson) and nothing has been mentioned, or is a thomas cook thing?.

API is Advanced Passenger Information. If you booked via the internet on their website you booking confirmation should have info on this. Apparently it is now a requirement to provide details to countries about incoming travellers. My belief is that it was initially for the USA but has now been extended.
Details required are your name as it appears on you passport, date of birth, passport number and when the passport expires.

This is the website for Thomson customers.

http://eapi.thomson.co.uk

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: newbies on June 21, 2011, 11:08:08 AM
Thanks to alan and jan for the info, you would have thought that the travel agent might have mentioned it, we travelled to tenerife earlier in the year and didn't have anything to fill out so i presume this is a greek law.

pete n naomi
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on June 21, 2011, 12:24:18 PM
EasyJet wants API on all flights to all destinations. I think it makes life easier to check in on-line in advance and then just drop off the bag at the airport. Simples! :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on June 21, 2011, 12:54:48 PM
We've booked two different ways for our holidays in Arillas - several times through Thomson and twice (so far!) with Easyjet and independent accommodation.

We've had to repeat our information each time we book with Thomson, but Easyjet "remembered" our info and just asked us to confirm it was correct.  Far easier!

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: westhampete on June 21, 2011, 01:24:10 PM
Only three more sleeps now. Roll on Friday. Arrive early Saturday morning.We also had to repeat our info with Thompson. Still small price to pay for two weeks of bliss.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: westhampete on June 24, 2011, 02:52:55 PM
Not long now off to Gatwick soon.Arrive silly o'clock Tomorrow.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on June 24, 2011, 04:37:57 PM
I had the same problem when trying to add API online with Thomas Cook.  The system just said it was not required for this destination.
Perhaps it is just with Thomas Cook?  Makes no sense to me...

Anyway we left it, and had no problems at all at the airports.

lynn xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Rick@Annie on June 24, 2011, 05:01:58 PM
2 weeks today and we will be on our way to Arillas, mind you we dont get in until early hours Sat morning, but who cares,we will be there thats all that matters.

xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 25, 2011, 12:13:33 AM
Tried to do API but was unable to do it.
E-mailed TC and they replied that API for Corfu is no longer required.
First it is then it's not, whatsthatallabout.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Alan on June 27, 2011, 11:27:14 PM
Hi Sharon, we will be going back to Arillas on 1st August for 2 weeks, for the 28th consecutive year so if you are there then come and say hello at Kaloudis any afternoon ok, take care.
Alan
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on July 02, 2011, 10:07:13 PM
Hi was just trying to look to see when everyone is going home to Arillas and it's hard to tell.

The calendar at the top doesn't seem to have been updated so come on get your hols wrote on

Jill xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Mick and Jill on July 02, 2011, 10:09:31 PM
Not sure what Im doing wrong because I cant get our hols to save to the calender

Jill
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on July 02, 2011, 10:19:10 PM
We're doing silly o'clock too Westham mate. On 11th. But who cares? We just go with the flow...

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on July 02, 2011, 11:47:41 PM
Alan AKA David Bailey, we are next door at Marinaki from 29th July so please come look us up. (Can I book my massage now? :-))
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on July 03, 2011, 08:26:04 AM
Kalimera folks ,I went on the TC website and although Corfu is not listed in the drop down box for countries requiring API, It actually let me add our API for Corfu and said done when i had finished !
I still dont know whether it is needed or not but it's now done ,better safe than sorry :-)
Tony
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on July 03, 2011, 08:30:03 AM
6 weeks tomorrow and we are off :-) just counting down now everything sorted apart from travel insurance which i will be doing online today ,roll on August 15th :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Corfusoon on July 11, 2011, 12:48:21 PM
Hia all

Posted something similar on the where are you staying post. We are over between the 18th July and the 1st of August. Its an nusual time of year for us and boy does it look hot (36 Degrees and 26 at Midnight last night!).

Who is about while we are there? I know Ann is and Phil and Jen, perhaps Jo Wisset but we wondered if we might get some of the Forum mob together one evening for drinkies?

Love

Frank and Amanda

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Nan on July 11, 2011, 01:02:03 PM
Yes please!

Is it okay if I have a few little drinkies before the "Corfusoon" mob arrive? Just to ensure I am up to the mark so to speak!!

Really looking forward to seeing you and Mandy XX

Cheers Nan x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Corfusoon on July 11, 2011, 01:27:38 PM
Nan

If I was even to suggest Thirsty Pete that someone was going to spend a long weekend trying to work themselves up to his enviable capacity he would be deeply offended. It takes years of practice to hone ones body to the purpose. I have been his trainee only these last 27 years and can only match him now on drinks of my choosing and never beer.

I really suggest you dont risk burning yourself out before we arrive! However we will put you on a fast track training regime from the 18th.

Love.

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on July 11, 2011, 01:31:46 PM
Have fun you lot :D

I am still counting down and having to sleep another 39 sleeps until I get there *deep sigh*
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Corfusoon on July 11, 2011, 01:40:07 PM
Erja

Your reputation preceeds you! Hopefully we will meet another time.

Im back over the last week in September too...?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on July 11, 2011, 01:51:03 PM
Erja

Your reputation preceeds you! Hopefully we will meet another time.

Reputation...? I am sure I drank it... :D But I am sure that we meet one day in the place we all love :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justlynn on July 11, 2011, 02:23:53 PM
Reputation...? I am sure I drank it... :D

:D  Hee hee  :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnJ on July 26, 2011, 03:19:08 PM
Just to say that 2012 schedules have just been announced by Easyjet and we have booked two return flights and luggage for £198.63 next May/June.  Great!!!!!
JohnJ
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on July 26, 2011, 04:02:30 PM
Have to say how envious I am. I am already committed to work until next July, and will have to wait many weeks for the EasyJet schedules. But believe me I will be here the first day I can. And with any luck never come back.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on July 26, 2011, 05:35:15 PM
I met up with Viv today in town and she told me that Easyjet had released their flights .........

Flippin' 'eck!!    Wish I'd waited!  We've already booked Kaloudis for next May through Thomson at a cost of around £870 (ish)   For the same time, we could have booked flights for both of us for £141 plus luggage. Then booked separate accommodation.  Darn it!    Guess what we'll do next year?

Anyway, no worried at least we'll be in our favourite place (independently) in October 2011 and package May 2012, and who knows what Sept/Oct 2012 will bring??

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on July 26, 2011, 05:58:44 PM
Janis meluvver, I am sorry it worked out like that. Kaloudis is a fabulous place to stay, but most of your money will never be in their hands or their pockets. At risk of hijacking this thread, we are back to the Tour Operators or independent debate. My opinion is well known - we always go independent.

Phil
 
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on July 26, 2011, 08:15:56 PM
Eleni told us in May that they'd been with Thomson for 14 years and in that time they'd not had any increase...
The only reason I booked for next May is because the prices seemed to be increasing every time I looked. Ah well, chalking it up to experience (or lack of!) and will DEFINITELY be going independent both times next year

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Pete E on August 14, 2011, 11:13:04 AM
We're arriving tomorrow and getting very excited now.  We're staying at the Nikos Apartments yet again (fourth time!).  We missed last year and the year before, so hopefully not too much has changed, although I understand one good change is that Arillas in now brewing its own beer - can't wait to try that!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on August 14, 2011, 12:01:19 PM
You'll have a FANTASTIC time, Pete E!

Don't forget to let us know all about it on your return

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on August 14, 2011, 09:26:43 PM
We're arriving tomorrow and getting very excited now.  We're staying at the Nikos Apartments yet again (fourth time!).  We missed last year and the year before, so hopefully not too much has changed, although I understand one good change is that Arillas in now brewing its own beer - can't wait to try that!

You will love it and do say hello Pete if you see a blonde after Friday with a large beer in little hands ;)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Cheryl2307 on August 14, 2011, 09:48:52 PM
You got something you want to tell us, Erja??!  When did you start asking to be addressed as "hello Pete"??  Can't believe it's your turn soon, bet you can't wait.  Really looking forward to your reporting once there xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: reni on August 14, 2011, 11:53:36 PM
12 more sleeps then we will be in paradise,taking our two gorgeous grand-daughters for their first time so excited !!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on August 15, 2011, 01:19:41 AM
Have a great time, Reni!

Where are you staying?

12 more sleeps? (probably 11 by now!) - we've got six and a half weeks to wait and anticipate....

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: reni on August 15, 2011, 11:32:43 AM
Thanks Janis we are staying at the Horizon cant wait,it will soon be your turn where are you staying?
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on August 15, 2011, 12:06:40 PM
You got something you want to tell us, Erja??!  When did you start asking to be addressed as "hello Pete"??  Can't believe it's your turn soon, bet you can't wait.  Really looking forward to your reporting once there xx

:D no nothing to tell Cheryl :D :D :D !!! I can't wait for my turn and if I can somehow waddle through today and next 3 days at work then the glittering price of two gorgeous weeks in Arillas will be mine! ;)

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Post by: Janis on August 15, 2011, 12:08:53 PM
Hi Reni - we too will be staying at the Horizon.  It was our first time there last Sept/Oct - although we'd eaten there many, many times - and we loved it!  So, as soon as the flights were released we booked them and then emailed Marinos.

Can't wait!

Janis x
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Post by: patrickjohn on August 15, 2011, 12:11:11 PM
The Horizon is a splendid place to stay. We celebrated our wedding anniversay with a strawberry mojito - you can see Marino shaking it here:

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee60/patjmcn/MarinoMakingaMahito.jpg)

Julia & I loved our holiday there and we always return at least a couple of times each year for an evening meal.

We shall be at the Kaloudis Village again this year and it won't be long now. - I make it 3 weeks away.

Best wishes all Forum Fans

PJ
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Post by: Janis on August 15, 2011, 12:12:58 PM
The Horizon now has shower cubicles, not just curtains...!!!

Janis x
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Post by: reni on August 15, 2011, 04:38:37 PM
I love the Horizon Janis especially where it is situated,stayed there a few times  but its working out expensive now as couldn`t get cheap flights,great news about the showers xx
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Post by: reni on August 15, 2011, 04:50:23 PM
Great photo PJ can`t wait until im sitting there sipping my cocktail watching the sunset !!!
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Post by: happynoods on September 01, 2011, 04:17:35 PM
3rd sept for 1 week only bah
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Post by: Cheryl2307 on September 01, 2011, 05:32:14 PM
Happynoods, a week is better than not at all!  We go on 19th also for a week, tickets arrived yesterday, can't wait now.
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Post by: patrickjohn on September 01, 2011, 08:55:01 PM
Cheryl2307 - Enjoy your week - sadly we return home on the 19th - the day you arrive - so shall miss you.  However we are sure you will enjoy your stay at the Horizon - here's some of my Horizon pics to put you in the mood.  If you click on the Horizon Sign you should see a short slide show.

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee60/patjmcn/th_DSCF0918aTheHorizonSign.jpg) (http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee60/patjmcn/?action=view&current=31c2906c.pbw)

Best wishes
PJ
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Post by: Paul & Denise on September 01, 2011, 10:23:54 PM
26th Sept for 2 weeks staying at the Rainbow as usual,so ready this year- Denise has even packed once and weighed the cases !!! Bless 
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Post by: Janis on September 02, 2011, 12:25:23 AM
We'll look out for you, Paul and Denise! We arrive a few days later, staying at Horizon

Janis and Barry x
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Post by: Karen/Colin on September 02, 2011, 09:30:45 PM
 300 days!!!!

Karen
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Post by: vivian on November 30, 2011, 09:01:06 AM
We have booked for May 14th only 165 days to go. Viv
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Post by: PPMMAN on November 30, 2011, 09:12:18 AM
we go 11-25th September
YEP all done n dusted for June 29Th and 8Th sep at Marinaki !
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Post by: gaye on November 30, 2011, 10:56:10 PM
August 3rd for 14 nughts, staying at The Marina!
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Post by: gaye on November 30, 2011, 10:56:50 PM
nights even!
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Post by: TerryW on December 01, 2011, 02:22:40 PM
25th June to 9th July at the Horizon with Joan and Brian

21st July to 30th July at the Horizon in 5 rooms with the family - my dream come true. I won't get much of a rest but it will good fun.
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Post by: kevin.g on December 01, 2011, 07:24:16 PM
terry
looks like our pathes will cross with you and helen as we fly home june 29th ,,yiammas ,,xxxxxx,kev/kay ,xx
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Post by: M n M on December 01, 2011, 09:34:39 PM
Terry, we meet again, 18th June to 9th July, camera's at the ready(http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-scared-smileys-414.gif) (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/skype-emoticons.html). Mick.
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Post by: Vaughan & Angie on January 26, 2012, 06:45:02 PM
Terry, is it worth going home?  lol
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Post by: Karen/Colin on January 27, 2012, 03:17:29 PM
Only 22 weeks now & we will be there. Woohoo!!
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Post by: ness44 on January 27, 2012, 04:25:28 PM
25 for me!! Cant wait!!
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Post by: peggy1945 on January 27, 2012, 06:20:14 PM
Just 15 weeks for us!  Staying at the Horizon for the first time and looking forward to it so, so much.

Magical Arillas!
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Post by: Val 57 on January 27, 2012, 08:57:13 PM
16th July for 2 weeks at Mathraki with my daughter Lee!  This will be our 4th consecutive year in Arillas, 3rd at Mathraki.  (We do love it there!)

Financial constraints almost forced us to abandon the idea of a holiday this year but fortunately bank of dad came to the rescue - but he doesn't know that yet!!!

Val
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Post by: ger on January 27, 2012, 09:25:35 PM
in negotiations with martins boss!! we might be able to have 2 weeks starting, 18th or 22nd june, we thought we'd try kaloudis this year, but there is no availability on 18th and one apt left on 22nd..............still waiting for a decision, hopefully will be able to book on sunday
ger x
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Post by: kevin.g on January 27, 2012, 10:38:00 PM
ger
keep your eyes out for me ,wife ,and mum ,,we arrive 18th june for 11 nights ,,yammas...were staying at the marina,,x
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Post by: adairsl on January 28, 2012, 12:53:18 AM
One of thr reasons we always re book early is to ensure availabiity.I guess by doing it through at Thomsons at Kaloudis we pay the price they specify.Frankly to ensure we will be there we dont mind that.We can certaintlly recommend Kaloudias but if anyone wants to come to Arillss in any other way that is great because the main thing iswe all promote it as the perfect resort we know it is.That is what the local business need they want us to do.
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Post by: justphil on January 28, 2012, 01:45:44 AM
hear! hear! Adairsl. Some love Kaloudis, some love Tria Adelphia, some love ..... Jen and I love them all.

Arillas offers an amazing range of choices for just about every taste except the plastic, all inclusive, money-grabbing stuff that seems to make the most profit for tour operators. Arillas just in't like that and never will be.

You know, we know, the boss knows. Let us all hope that Arillas will buck the trend in 2012 and have a spectacular occupancy and new blood. The taverna owners are ready and waiting for them all....

Phil
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Post by: patrickjohn on January 28, 2012, 01:11:03 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3479/3246433459_b1ddf0b10d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pjsmemories/3246433459/)
Kaloudis Village entrance, Arillas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pjsmemories/3246433459/) by pj's memories (http://www.flickr.com/people/pjsmemories/), on Flickr

Phil is right about the great choice of places to stay in Arillas.  Julia and I have (so far) only tried the Horizon (once) and Kaloudis Village (four times) and highly recommend both.  We know the Kaloudis Village is difficult to book unless you book early so we tend to book as soon as we get home from our last holiday - be there again in September.
Just hoping Phil's expressed hopes for a good season in Arillas comes true this year - the whole Greek economy needs all the support we can muster.
Pat
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Post by: patrickjohn on January 28, 2012, 01:13:33 PM
And just to remind us all of the splendid Horizon a photo taken when we stayed there a few years ago-

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3019/3250399612_1df2688a2f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pjsmemories/3250399612/)
Horizon Hotel, Arillas, Corfu (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pjsmemories/3250399612/) by pj's memories (http://www.flickr.com/people/pjsmemories/), on Flickr

Best wishes
Pat
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Post by: Paul D on January 28, 2012, 06:43:58 PM
We think times are tough here but the Greeks have it a lot worse than we do. So we will do our bit when we arrive  August 24th at Kaloudis.
 As many have said, let`s hope Arillas booms this season.
 Seems to me that all of us move heaven and earth to be in our favourite place and enjoy all that it offers.
Pat and anyone else who is there on same dates as us, look forward to seeing you!
 
   Paul
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Post by: steve p on January 31, 2012, 10:39:58 PM
we shall be coming the last week in may for two weeks all being well. as usual we are going to kaloudis. this will be our 18th time. we had to cancel two holidays last year, 1 at kaloudis & 1 at tria adelphia due to illness, so fingers crossed.
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Post by: Val n Bill on February 01, 2012, 12:29:46 AM

I'm sure you will make it this time. Enjoy.

        Val x
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Post by: MaryH on February 01, 2012, 10:13:40 AM
I'm coming to Arillas in May - all booked up in September. I started a new job in November and during my interview I was asked if I had pre booked holidays. I told them I had, gave them the dates these were put on my file and it was even verified when I started the job that these holidays were granted.  Yesterday I thought I had better remind them and I was shocked to  be told that because it works out at 11 days leave and the company only likes you to take 10 days at once, a fact they were aware of that I might not be granted the time off! To add insult to this they requested a copy of my tickets and booking confirmation.
I won't name the company but looks like I'll be job hunting again as I am not giving up my only holiday in the place that I love!!
rant over!

Mary :)
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Post by: patrickjohn on February 01, 2012, 12:29:39 PM
Glad you got that off your chest Mary.  Jobsworths say 'Rules is Rules' but practical people know that many rules are just guidelines and can be properly bent.  If you take a little longer in May you'll take less another time, of course.  And May is not the time when everyone with kids is taking holidays - the company should be pleased that you holiday 'off-peak'.
Keep flying the flag for Arillas Mary!
Best wishes
Pat
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Post by: vivian on February 01, 2012, 09:35:45 PM
May 16th. Then our 2 eldest Grandson's are in Arillas July 6th for a week,same we cant be there together but Pete has to earn the money, and then hopefully we will be back september/october.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on February 01, 2012, 09:40:59 PM

Mary does that mean everybody in that company has to take their two week holiday Saturday to Saturday.
Tell that to the airlines. BTW you deserve your rant.

                     Val x
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Post by: Nan on February 01, 2012, 09:45:48 PM
Calm down calm down !!!!

 They can't do that to you Mary get some advice and dunna fret lassie. Certainly takes the shine off but don't let it get to you chucks - just remember you are going to Arillas and will have a wonderful time....sod the lot of 'em ! xxxxx
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Post by: justphil on February 01, 2012, 11:42:35 PM
Mary luvver, just assert yourself and tell your boss it was already agreed. Then do it anyway. You might have a case for the tribunal if they then penalise you.

Whatever you do, don't let them prevent you from coming home to Arillas when they have no right to do so.

love and big hugs from both of us
Phil and Jen
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Post by: Janis on February 02, 2012, 01:12:01 AM
I had a similar experience with a company I worked for - they agreed my holiday dates beforehand, but then when I came to take them they deducted some money from my salary - they said that I'd not worked enough days in my "start year" to entitle me to those days....  Apparently they'd had to agree to the dates, but that didn't mean they agreed to full pay!

Janis x

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Gaz on February 02, 2012, 02:25:33 AM
The current economic climate breeds a special type of jobsworth in HR departments up and down the land. Some and I stress some think that if you are so fearful of losing your job, it gives them licence to chip away at your terms and conditions. Usually if you kick off and make a noise they scuttle back under their stones, especially if you start singing the legal advice song! Dont let the b#ggers grind you down. Newcastle for us is Tues or Fri, its always 11 days.
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Post by: julied on February 02, 2012, 08:02:23 AM
I agree the place I work only lets you have 10 days off at one so the only time I can go
 for two weeks is when there is a bank holiday Monday
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Post by: dylan on February 16, 2012, 09:31:40 PM
11th - 18th June stay at Mathraki for first time. flying from Manchester
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Post by: Val n Bill on February 16, 2012, 11:34:08 PM

Dylan you will enjoy the Mathraki apartments, lovely family, great pool and a sunset view from every room. Really good food as well, don't miss Nic's big breakfast.

             Val x
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Post by: Val 57 on February 17, 2012, 12:09:32 AM
Awh Val - I so want to tick your comment as "like!" as on Facebook!

Mathraki is a great place to stay - coming back this year for the 3rd year in succession!  Can't wait!


Valxx
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Post by: Steve & Carole on February 17, 2012, 05:09:05 PM
20th July until 17th August.
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Post by: Erja on February 17, 2012, 05:53:43 PM
I have only 195 sleeps to August 30th :)

Can't wait :D :D :D
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Post by: Val n Bill on February 17, 2012, 06:01:14 PM

Hi, bbqbbqs, welcome to the forum. Four weeks...... how lucky you are.

Where are you staying and have you been to Arillas before?
You don't have to tell, but I do admit to being nosy. Lol

                    Val x ;)
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Post by: kevin-beverly on February 17, 2012, 06:02:28 PM
Erja - Kev and I will meet you out there - we are flying out on 31 August - yippeee!!!
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Post by: justphil on February 17, 2012, 06:40:52 PM
Hello bbqbbqs. Welcome from Jen and me too. We (and many others on the forum) are there while you are. Our dates are 13 July to 3 August. If you want to, please feel free to say hello.

Phil
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Post by: AJC51 on February 18, 2012, 12:27:26 AM
Our daughter has heard nothing but Arillas since 2005 so she is coming with us to see for herself a new Arilliac in the making I think June 23-July 7th
Al & Sal
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Post by: MaryH on February 19, 2012, 10:11:09 AM
holiday sorted, work very kindly granted me my 11 days off they had already agreed to!

:)
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Post by: Erja on February 19, 2012, 10:44:08 AM
Erja - Kev and I will meet you out there - we are flying out on 31 August - yippeee!!!

Yeiiii! See you there 8)
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Post by: Val n Bill on February 19, 2012, 06:18:05 PM

So glad Mary, they didn't have a leg to stand on I'm sure.

         Val x
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Post by: dennis-up on February 19, 2012, 09:15:12 PM
hello forum folks, staying Bardis Sun Hotel, 7 May to 2 July
and 3 Sept to 1 Oct 2012. signomi?. Dennis-up.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on February 19, 2012, 09:30:48 PM
So glad you're booked in Arillas. Can't say I'm not jealous of your dates, I am. So many weeks. Wherever you're staying, I am envious.

At least share some of it with us on the forum. I'll help with posting pictures if you wish.

Phil

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Post by: Erja on February 19, 2012, 10:10:27 PM
hello forum folks, staying Bardis Sun Hotel, 7 May to 2 July
and 3 Sept to 1 Oct 2012. signomi?. Dennis-up.

I'll be there until the morning of 9th September so see you then Dennis! I will be the blonde in glasses holding a beer 8)
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Post by: justphil on February 20, 2012, 02:40:40 AM
I can confirm that Dennis. Our lovely Erja is blonde, usually holding a beer and always on our side. A true Arilliac whose film star feet have starred in many Youtube videos. Nominatons for BAFTAs coming up?

How hard is this to know already that we will not share it with yous all. We HATE missing ANYTHING.

Enjoy meluvvers
Phil

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Post by: Erja on February 20, 2012, 08:59:43 AM
How hard is this to know already that we will not share it with yous all. We HATE missing ANYTHING.

Enjoy meluvvers

We will Phil and reports will fill you in about goings on and the varied stages of schosselled behaviour :D
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: kvarnell on February 20, 2012, 03:04:15 PM
Hi everyone, we are staying in the Mathraki for 2 weeks from August 10th, has anyone stayed here, we normally stay in the Kaloudis or Atki, just fancied a change, any info will be welcome x
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Post by: Truth on February 20, 2012, 03:10:06 PM
See you there, 13 nights from 11th August for us !  Tria Adelphia
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Post by: Val n Bill on February 20, 2012, 07:17:00 PM

Hi kvarnell, The Mathraki is so peaceful..... the pool is lovely as are Nic and his family, food and drink good at the bar, try the big breakfast. Lots people eat all their meals there, Nic was a cook in New York,

The rooms are a good size with every thing you need but the best of all is that every room has a wonderful Arillas sunset view, they are described as basic so don't expect a comfy sofa to loll on!

                   Val x
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Post by: kvarnell on February 20, 2012, 09:54:51 PM
Hi thanks Val, I luv Arillas, so every where will be good for us as its the place, people and atmosphere that counts
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Post by: kevin.g on February 20, 2012, 10:16:45 PM
kaz
jo wissett ,has all the info on mathraki ,,think she stays there all the time..pm, her .x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on February 20, 2012, 11:12:02 PM

 Kev, Jo stays at the Marinaki, everyone mixes them up. Mathraki is 3-4 mins walk up the road to San Steph. :)

            Val x
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Post by: Cornerhouse on February 21, 2012, 08:54:26 PM
Booked Kaludis for 11 nights from 7th May.  YAY!!!
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Post by: kevin.g on February 21, 2012, 10:19:21 PM
val
thanx its a age thing lol.yammas
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Post by: snowbird on February 22, 2012, 10:31:35 AM
93 days and cant wait - 4th time there - looking forward to Nicks food and seeing the family xxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: julied on February 23, 2012, 10:31:15 AM
hi everyone

can anyone help I was about to book my 2 weeks holiday on Friday to Kaloudis with
thomsons. It seems there are no 2 bed appartments left (as this time we are taking
our daughter and grandaughter cant wait) so we have to get 2 studios. Within half
and hour it had gone up by £100 so I thought I would wait and today it has gone up
again.
My question is from all you arilliacs will these prices go down or am I best to wait
answers much appreciated.

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Post by: Paul & Denise on February 23, 2012, 11:34:14 AM
Julied,

Been tracking Thomas Cook prices and they are up and down like the proverbial!! last year we waited in the hope that prices would drop, but they went up. I don't think there is a formula, only you can decide how much you are prepared to pay to be in Arillas. Have you looked at Nafsica on TC web site, great guys and very clean. Good luck, hope you manage to book.

Paul
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Truth on February 23, 2012, 12:04:34 PM
Agree with Paul and Denise. I know somone that works for Thomas Cook and if they don't know the formula there isn't one!  I usually work on the earlier you book the better but when you get to within 6 months of the holiday date my formula goies out of the window !
We got a total bargain for 13 nights in August 2012 booking September 2011, Easyjet for flight and Thomas Cook for the room.
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Post by: Janis on February 24, 2012, 08:48:12 PM
I don't think there's an easy answer to this one either!

We booked Thomson/Kaloudis for this May quite early on, thinking we'd got it at a good time.

A month or so later the prices came down £100 for the two of us ...

The way I look at it, we're booked, so not bothered and I daren't look at the prices again!

Janis x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on February 24, 2012, 09:02:05 PM

Prices for TC and Thomsons keep going up.

               Val x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Janis on February 25, 2012, 12:32:23 AM
Sadly they don't seem to be passing it on to our friends in Arillas who work so hard to ensure we have a good holiday :(

Janis x
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Post by: Robert Taylor on February 25, 2012, 10:52:53 AM
I have just had a spinal operation and am encased in a neck collar until at least 30th May. BUT all being well hope to be there from Aug 27th until 10th Sept.
If you go in the Mirage bar on the front please remember me to Nickos, Angelique, Spiros and Vasillas. Just say "Tesera Peninda"
(e4.50) they will know who you mean.
Thanks.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Steve & Carole on February 25, 2012, 01:21:36 PM

Hi, bbqbbqs, welcome to the forum. Four weeks...... how lucky you are.

Where are you staying and have you been to Arillas before?
You don't have to tell, but I do admit to being nosy. Lol

                    Val x ;)
 We will be at Mathraki. Went last year for the first time......totally hooked!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on February 25, 2012, 04:50:25 PM

Hi bbqbbqs, we think we will be there from 20th July too. Hope to say hello.

            Val x
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Post by: Mango on February 26, 2012, 06:46:47 PM
16th July for eleventh time, missed it sooo much last year.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Steve & Carole on February 27, 2012, 03:25:23 PM

Hi bbqbbqs, we think we will be there from 20th July too. Hope to say hello.

            Val x
See you there ! bbqbbqs.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: lizzy on March 03, 2012, 10:28:13 PM
This is my first post on the forum. We are going on July 13th for two weeks. This will be our fifth time in Corfu, twice in Sidari, third time in Arillas. We are going to visit our neice who lives in Arillas. We are staying at Kaloudis Village and we have relatives staying at the Makris Studios :) I am counting the days till I return to this lovley place!! x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on March 04, 2012, 12:43:52 AM
Welcome to the forum Lizzy! Is your neice someone we know? Lucky lucky lady eh! X
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on March 04, 2012, 01:11:23 AM
And welcome from Jen and me. We also arrive (late) on 13th July until 3rd August. Please say hello if you want to.

Phil
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Post by: kevin.g on March 04, 2012, 10:18:44 AM
hi lizzie
welcome to the forum ,,,,,,yammas..x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: TONYNEW on March 04, 2012, 10:26:08 AM
Welcome aboard Lizzy :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ness44 on March 04, 2012, 02:57:12 PM
Hi Lizzy

I will be at Kaloudis on 23rd of July for 2 weeks. Cant wait. Might bump into you.

Ness
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: lizzy on March 04, 2012, 04:20:26 PM
Thanks for the welcome everyone,my neice is originally from scotland but has lived there for about 5yrs,she loves arillas and doesn't miss rainy scotland much-can't really blame her!We are travelling in a group of of 13 so I don't think we will be easily missed :-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Jo Wissett on March 06, 2012, 06:28:09 PM
Is it our Maggie lizzy? Sorry for being nosey!! Cant imagine there being many scottish ladies living in Arillas!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: lizzy on March 06, 2012, 11:44:31 PM
Not the same one! There must be two scottish lassies living in Arillas:-)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: adrienne n dave on March 09, 2012, 11:23:50 PM
Howay!!

Booked flights and accommodation today

Fri 13th July till Mon 30th
Me, Adrienne, Alex and Lucy for 17 days.
Dad (Les) will be with us for first week, then the second week our oldest son and girlfriend will be here for a week.

And we still have another 3 days!!

We are at Vavilas apartments Liam(our oldest) and Carley are at the Makris - can't wait
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on March 10, 2012, 12:22:20 PM
 
Hi Dave and Adrienne...... so glad you've booked at last, and for such a long holiday.
It will be lovely to see you all again, we are at the Mathraki from the 20th July but only for one week because we go to Rhodes with our daughter, son-in-law and grandsons 30th May, after doing three weeks in Arillas last year we don't know how we will cope! We may be able to go again later in the year, fingers crossed.

You have chosen a great place to stay, we e-mailed Thomas a few weeks ago but couldn't get flights from Manchester at a price we were willing to pay, they were coming out at over £600, then plus your taxi we felt it was a bit steep so booked our fave place Mathraki which is with Thomsons again this year.
Will see you all soon and look forward to meeting Liam and his girlfriend this time. You know they will enjoy Makris.

                  Val and Bill x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: katmc1 on March 10, 2012, 09:53:19 PM
I am going to the romanza in san stefano in may 28th till 18th june if I dont get work.Then I think I am staying at The Bardis sept till oct.I hope we can all meet up all I have to do is look for someone who looks like a greek flag and someone who looks like a goat and someone who looks like a house..........
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Post by: Val n Bill on March 11, 2012, 01:36:21 AM

Well at least you will find me......... just a big open space.
 Will master photos I promise. ;) Lol

           Val x

             
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Post by: adrienne n dave on March 11, 2012, 11:15:29 AM
Hello Val and Bill

will be nice seeing you and Bill, I'm sure we will bump into you at vavilas taverna. think I might try the lobster this time mmm

I am sure Liam and Carley will love the Makris, but its going to cost me a fortune on the pool table!

Have a nice time in Rhodes and we will see you in Arillas in July



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Post by: Gaz on March 19, 2012, 01:17:26 AM
WHOO-HOO!!! Just checked and we are in double digit sleeps now, 99 till we hit Arillas again. Stuff the job, I can get another, there however will only ever be one Arillas. :-)
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Post by: Val n Bill on March 19, 2012, 02:06:29 PM

You have the right attitude Gary. Things will all work out...... I am sure.

           Val x
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Post by: kevin.g on March 19, 2012, 06:13:59 PM
thats the attitude gary ,,yammassssssssssssssssss
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Post by: TerryW on March 19, 2012, 06:18:29 PM
I'm on 97 days as of today 19/03/2012
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on March 19, 2012, 09:31:00 PM
Only 111 for me
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Post by: keith(geezer) on March 20, 2012, 07:52:38 AM
only 58 for me and ann
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Post by: alex on March 20, 2012, 07:24:47 PM
48 and counting
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Post by: ness44 on March 21, 2012, 11:13:32 PM
124 for me and cant wait!!!
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Post by: Erja on March 22, 2012, 08:06:26 AM
ONLY 161 sleeps until 30th of August! :D Can't wait!
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Post by: Sandy x on March 22, 2012, 10:52:38 AM
35 for me.....won't even try to go to bed on the 36th night!!

Can't wait.....
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Post by: Val n Bill on March 22, 2012, 12:43:14 PM
  118 more sleeps until it's "ARILLAS TIME"

                Val x
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Post by: Karen/Colin on March 23, 2012, 05:59:35 PM
oo, double figures now...98 days for us!

Karen
x
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Post by: Ann K on March 23, 2012, 06:14:53 PM
In 147 days we will now be flying down the Italian coast heading for that beautiful place!
Ann
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Post by: justphil on March 23, 2012, 07:16:11 PM
Still 112 for us.....

Phil
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Post by: Eggy on March 23, 2012, 07:43:44 PM
Still 112 for us.....

Phil


Days , Smokes or Vodka Frappes Phil?

(I'm back!!)

Be well you n Jen
Negg
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Post by: momo on March 24, 2012, 12:24:24 AM
Dave and I are booked for 2 weeks at Tria Adelphia  from 27th August. Can't wait to visit the places we know and others we haven't tried yet but heard about here - like Effi's. Playing lots of darts to give Eggy a better game! Hope to see you Neill! Mo x
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Post by: justphil on March 24, 2012, 01:20:11 AM
Ah Negg -
112 smokes might bankrupt us after the budget
112 vodka frappes might last till May, but not till July
112 days will be full of angst, gnashing of teeth and other such suffering.

But when we wake up on 14th July in Arillas, all will be well for a few weeks. So looking forward to being sat in Rainbow, watching your inimitable smile arrive in the Punto, and waddle over to share a smoke and a beer. (Perhaps you'd better come along with your smile - people might talk...)

Only 112 to go.....
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Post by: Erja on March 24, 2012, 09:36:56 AM
Dave and I are booked for 2 weeks at Tria Adelphia  from 27th August.

See you there Mo and Dave! :)
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Post by: bertieb on March 24, 2012, 10:14:30 AM
Only 48 days to go !!

Eight of us going for a week long party to celebrate my big 50 !
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Post by: Sandy x on March 24, 2012, 11:54:18 AM
No better place to spend your 50th. I did the same 10 years ago and will be in Arillas for my 60th in October.

Anybody there in the last week of October is welcome to join the party! I just hope a few more places stay open right till the end of the season this year.....
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Post by: lincolnlass on March 24, 2012, 01:11:42 PM
44 days til hol
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Post by: alex on March 24, 2012, 02:16:13 PM
same here dawn... but i will have the wine ready cant wait lol
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Post by: lincolnlass on March 26, 2012, 08:30:25 PM
lol hope my flight is 2 hours early.

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Post by: Angela66 on March 26, 2012, 08:55:56 PM
125 days until I make my first visit to Arillas and the Tria Adelphia.  Absolutely cannot wait!

Lincoln Lass - they have brought my flight forward from 7.50 am to 6.10 am which is great as I am hoping that we will reach the Tria for mid afternoon:)  I had to laugh at the check in time though- 3.10 am!!!  They are having a laugh:):)  I shall fall out of the airport hotel bed at around 4 am and no earlier!  3.10 am indeed!

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Post by: patrickjohn on March 26, 2012, 09:45:47 PM
Good to hear that the word about Arillas is spreading among the folk of Lincolnshire.  As a YellowBelly I'm keen to get as many county folk to that wonderful place in the sun as possible - roll on September.
Best wishes
PJ
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ger on March 28, 2012, 01:10:48 PM
whoooo just worked out its 82 sleeps for us!!
but before that we've got a week at center parcs, a stag do a hen do and then rob and kates wedding, oh and i've got to work inbetween to pay for all this ha ha!!!!!!!
ger x
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Post by: Val n Bill on March 28, 2012, 08:31:38 PM

Ger you will be so busy you will be in Arillas before you know it.

               Val x
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Post by: Paul D on March 28, 2012, 10:59:45 PM
149 -  I think!!
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Post by: ness44 on March 29, 2012, 12:00:59 AM
117 for me now!!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Gaz on April 08, 2012, 01:48:44 PM
78 sleeps and counting, that is if we get any the night before as it is 3am taxi to airport for a 6.20am flight. Its getting closer! :-)
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Post by: kes on April 08, 2012, 02:50:28 PM
40. Ish days to go..
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Post by: Anne on April 08, 2012, 03:11:14 PM
50 Days for us x
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Post by: justphil on April 08, 2012, 07:04:07 PM
Stop bl**dy boasting. Still 90 odd for us. Can't bear to count.....
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Post by: AJC51 on April 08, 2012, 07:07:11 PM
75 sleeps Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Al Sal & (Bec 1st time to Arillas convert in the making)
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Post by: mikej on April 08, 2012, 07:39:12 PM
22nd July ,staying at Nikos with Vasillas and his family and shall be especially looking forward to their pool this year i have finally managed to learn to swim...only took me 44 years!!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on April 08, 2012, 08:11:23 PM
In bits as usual. Your M&S with that incredible song. Sun, sun sun, here it comes. An incredibly good singer was George Harrison. Liverpool. Arillas. Hear me darlin, meluvver, it's all right.

Phil
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Post by: DaisysMum on April 08, 2012, 09:04:00 PM
Also staying at Nikos appts, but not until the first week in September.  No idea how many sleeps it is, but it's nice having something to look forward too.  This time we are bringing along my partners mum and dad to introduce them to the lovely Arillas.

Becky
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Post by: indigo648 on April 08, 2012, 10:01:12 PM
75 to our first holiday and then back again in September
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Post by: justphil on April 08, 2012, 10:47:28 PM
justloving it all. Arillas will give Cher and cockroaches a run for their money.

We will haunt it in October.....

Phil
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Post by: sandraandjim on April 08, 2012, 11:25:34 PM
Hi Phil, we fly out on 13th July also and as maths wasn't my best subject at school we can refer to your countdown to keep us right.  haven't enough fingers and toes at the minute!!! (according to my nearest and dearest!)

Sandra (and Jim)
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on April 08, 2012, 11:54:47 PM
 sandraandjim
96 days for you
91 for us..... Just three months 1 day  See you there
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Post by: Angela66 on April 09, 2012, 03:49:57 PM
Just back from a very chilly weekend in Northumberland - pleasant though.  Next holiday Arillas:)
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Post by: justphil on April 09, 2012, 04:48:12 PM
Excitement mounting.... not the least Jen's and mine. I love reading all these posts anticipating everyone's visits to my other home.  To paraphrase my good frind John, "When I'm not in the pub I must be in Arillas...."

Phil
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Post by: sandraandjim on April 09, 2012, 04:55:31 PM
Thanks for that John.  You had already been and gone by the time we arrived last year.  Will see you at the Rainbow.  By the time you and Dot fly out I will only have one hand left to count!!

Sandra (and Jim)
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Post by: alex on April 09, 2012, 06:01:42 PM
been and fetched my tickets i now feel the holiday is closer roll on may 7th
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Post by: coys on April 09, 2012, 07:58:24 PM
Only 19 days for us.
After a lot of problems with Minoan ferries firstly we booked  from Venice to Corfu, then two weeks later they e-mailed us to say they were canceling all sailings from Venice to Corfu.They told us they could put us on a ferry from Ancona on the same day,  We had to say yes even though it would cost us more in fuel and tolls because we had already booked on Euro tunnel to cross the channel. A few days later we received an e-mail to say we were booked from Ancona, but unfortunately it would not be calling in to Corfu only Igoumenitsa where we could catch a ferry at our own expense to Corfu. They offered us a 10% discount plus meals on the ship which does not cover the additional expense on the Corfu ferry. We had no choice so we had to agree. Looking forward to being back in Arillas.
Barry. 
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Post by: Gaz on April 10, 2012, 01:16:07 AM
How do these service organisations get away with screwing with their life blood?
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Post by: coys on April 11, 2012, 10:21:00 PM
It's not just the tourists who they are screwing, The lorries bringing food etc into Greece will have the extra expense of fuel and tolls in Italy. This cost will be passed on to the Greek community.
Barry. 
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Post by: kevin.g on April 12, 2012, 11:45:28 AM
barry
thats such a shame,,hope you get there safely.......yammas
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Post by: coys on April 12, 2012, 11:02:36 PM
Thanks Kev.
It will all be worth it when we arrive in Arillas, then we can relax for a few months.

Barry.
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Post by: Eileen on April 13, 2012, 07:58:33 AM
Hi Barry,

Our sailing a week past Tuesday was also changed.  It was an absolute nightmare at the Ancona ticket office with large disorderly queues forming with people jostling and pushing their way in.  LOL...they didn't get past me in my line!  We queued for over 2 hours but some people waited for over 3 hours.

Hopefully by now the front line ticket staff have got up to speed with the changes.  I felt sorry for them and the pressure they were under as they worked their way through all the problems caused by these last minute changes.

The free food?  It was simply awful.  On boarding we reported to the reception where we were given a small slip of paper informing us we were entitled to 2 free meals - dinner and breakfast - from the self service restaurant and restricted to a choice of 3 main course dishes mentioned on the slip of paper.  The meals were dire, of low quality and obviously thrown together to meet the compensation offer. 

The only good thing about the change of departure port was the shorter ferry crossing.  It was actually a godsend, as personally I think Minoan have went downhill and thankfully will not be returning with them.

It was a bit of a scramble to get to the ticket booth at Igou due to the number of passengers being dumped there instead of Corfu.  We paid 65 euros for car, 2 adults and 1 child.

But....we are here and loving it!



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Post by: Val n Bill on April 13, 2012, 10:46:44 AM

What a nightmare for you all, is the change a permenent thing?

                        Val x
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Post by: Ivan on April 13, 2012, 12:00:32 PM
As I'm sure Eileen and Coys know Minoan were taken over by Grimaldi a couple of years ago. I've travelled with Grimaldi on other routes and Minoan now seem to have been taken down to their standards, in particular the food. Oh well there's always Anek!
                                  Ivan
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Post by: BBB on April 13, 2012, 01:23:10 PM
No, Minoan start the Venice/Corfu route on June 18th and this will finish for the winter in mid September.
We were booked V/C in late May and we found out through the internet that our ferry was cancelled. We were offered the Ancona/Igoumenitsa route with the departure time 4 hours earlier, meaning we couldn't get there in time with our current Eurotunnel/hotel bookings and meant an extra night on the road and extra fuel/toll charges, not to mention the cost of the ferry from Igou to Corfu. We worked this out to be s couple of hundred euros at least.
We decided to delay our trip and are now booked in June on the Venice/Corfu route at no extra cost to us except £6 on our Eurotunnel booking.

We did the Ancona route earlier this year and found Ancona a nightmare to disembark and chaos getting out of town. The ferry companies charge the same price for all the routes which seems unfair.
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Post by: coys on April 13, 2012, 08:32:42 PM
Thanks for the warning Eileen.
We did not expect much food wise but a bit better than what you experienced, like you we will not book Minoan again. Having paid over 800 euros you would think they would treat there customers better.
We went Anek last year with no problems but this year their Venice Corfu schedule did not start till May so unfortunately we booked Minoan.
Could probably have changed booking to June departure but we like to be in Arillas start of May.
Barry.   
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Post by: Curt on April 16, 2012, 11:11:21 PM
Just 4 more sleeps !!!!!!!!!
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Post by: ness44 on April 17, 2012, 12:53:38 AM
Into double figures now!!! 98 for me and counting down!
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Post by: mikej on April 18, 2012, 12:38:10 AM
That means it's 97 days for us then Ness as we get there day before you....enjoy.
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Post by: Janis on April 18, 2012, 06:19:26 AM
33 days left before we arrive in Arillas!

Got our e-tickets, booked our transport from home to Manchester airport (and back again) - everything washed and ironed ready to be packed

Janis x
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Post by: Sandy x on April 18, 2012, 08:50:17 AM
I'm impressed Janis - I'm going on Friday week and haven't done any of that yet. Haven't even thought about what clothes to take.....better start at the weekend.....
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Post by: alex on April 18, 2012, 08:54:47 AM
tickets got clothes ironed and am all ready to go, roll on the 7th and i will be on my way to bristol airport cant wait
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Post by: Cheryl2307 on April 18, 2012, 02:58:27 PM
I can't believe how quickly the season has come round - where has the time gone?  Not sure how many sleeps for me but I'm sure John the ref will let me know!  Hope all you early birds have a fantastic time!
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Post by: ness44 on April 18, 2012, 05:15:50 PM
Mite bump into you then Mike. If not hope you have a great time.
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on April 18, 2012, 06:04:56 PM
82 SLEEPS CHERYL 82 SLEEPS

See you There
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Post by: dylan on April 19, 2012, 09:03:53 PM
Have a great time Janis, as always, we will be back 11th June
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Post by: Cheryl2307 on April 19, 2012, 09:10:06 PM
Thank you, John, that's great!  Will be here before we know it x
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Post by: Sandy x on April 19, 2012, 09:17:03 PM
7 sleeps.....but SO much work to get through before then.

Already suffering from mounting gate fever......
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Post by: Angela66 on April 22, 2012, 07:16:58 PM
Whoop Whoop Whoop!  Only 3 months today and we will be on route to Newcastle Airport ready for our 06.10 flight the next morning:)  Wow - what a journey it has been to get to this point!  Financial woes, family woes, Thomas Cook issues regarding their trading problems!

Today however, all seems to be going to plan and I am honestly looking forward to this holiday more than any in times passed!  Mainly down to all the lovely threads on this forum.

I 'bit the bullet' this morning regarding TCs pathetic 15 kg luggage allowance.  It has cost me an extra £40 for Darling Daughter Livi and I to have an extra 5kg each way.  However, since I have looked forward to this holiday so much it seems silly to spoil the build up by worrying about what we can take and what we have to ditch.  Livi in particular likes dressing up on an evening (she is 12 years but going on 16 years if you know what I mean). 

Three months !!!!!!!!!!

Oh, by the way, we both now know the words of the Arillas Song and Livi even admits to liking it now - crikey, she normally reserves her praise for Rihanna, One Direction and others, so that's a real honour, lol.  Thus anyone on the 23rd July Newcastle flight would be advised to block their ears!

Three months!  (That means a bit of April, two full months, and a bit of July - so you could say it is only 2 months if you exclude the partial ones):)
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Post by: alex on April 22, 2012, 08:27:51 PM
15 sleeps and then am on m y way yippie
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Post by: ness44 on April 22, 2012, 09:51:50 PM
Hi Angela

We are also going on 23rd July. Not from Newcastle though but Stansted although i am a Geordie born and bred! Where are you staying? You never know we might bump into each other. My daughter is 14 going 18 so know the feeling!!

Ness
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Post by: Angela66 on April 22, 2012, 10:07:15 PM
Hi Ness.  We are staying at the Tria Adelphia.  You will easily be able to pick the two of us out of the crowd - both blonde and both vertically challenged, lol.  Probably singing as we wonder round - we both sing to much although Livi is starting to get to the age where my warblings embarrass her a little - it won't stop me though!
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Post by: Wendy n Stu on April 22, 2012, 10:14:07 PM
Well, I'm ashamed to say that I have not been on the Forum for a very, very long time.  But - as my holiday looms nearer, I have definitely reignited the Arillas bug with a vengance and so tonight I logged on and remembered all that I have been missing.  We go 21 May for 2 weeks and can't wait.  Very, very excited folks.  Hope to see lots of you there.  W. xxxxxx :o)
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Post by: ness44 on April 22, 2012, 10:29:18 PM
Hi Angela

I,like yourself is a little vertically challenged! I am with my partner and my 2 kids,18 and 14 who tower above me so will not be hard to miss either!! We are staying at the Kaloudis. We will keep an eye and ear out for the 2 of you!

Ness
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Post by: Angela66 on April 22, 2012, 11:55:25 PM
Brilliant!  See you over there Ness and family:)
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Post by: justphil on April 23, 2012, 12:17:35 AM
Say hello to Phil and Jen. Or run away. Whichever works best for you....

lol
Phil
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Post by: Angela66 on April 23, 2012, 12:33:51 AM
A definate hello Phil:). Followed by a 'let's share a tipple' :)
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Post by: kevin.g on April 23, 2012, 09:10:08 AM
or two ...ang ,,our phil and jen are true arilliacs ,,and ive been blessed to meet them ,,,yammas
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Post by: jaze on April 23, 2012, 03:25:15 PM
all booked for 11 june, count down started.
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Post by: ger on April 23, 2012, 05:13:01 PM
18th june for us two weeks in heaven woop woop
ger x
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Post by: TerryW on April 23, 2012, 06:05:43 PM
We will be there during your second week Ger, so it will be good to see you both again and even better not to see Martin on crutches.
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Post by: kevin.g on April 23, 2012, 06:13:56 PM
hope youve all put your dates on the calender ,,yammas..x
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Post by: daisyday on April 24, 2012, 08:43:27 AM
We visited in June 2010 and loved the place - have just booked to go back 7th Sept for a week so we can make the wine festival - can't wait - counting down already.
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Post by: Pammie-w on April 24, 2012, 09:04:20 PM
9th - 23rd July & all on my own!!!
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Post by: justphil on April 25, 2012, 12:24:03 AM
There will be a lot of us there then Pammie. Don't be afraid to say hello. You won't be all on your own for long in Arillas, unless that's what you want.

Phil
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Post by: AJC51 on April 25, 2012, 10:55:38 AM
Save a spot on the beach Ger see you in 59 sleeps Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Looks like Gaz Caz will be there also.
Al & Sal
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Post by: ger on April 25, 2012, 11:32:54 AM
will do! looking forward to seeing you guys again
ger xx
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Post by: Cheryl2307 on April 25, 2012, 02:27:15 PM
Same as me, Pammie!  Good to know there's other 'billy's' there at the same time tee hee I'm just jesting, I can't wait!  I'm so looking forward to pleasing myself and doing just what I want.  See you there, Pammie x
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Post by: kevin.g on April 25, 2012, 03:51:07 PM
al/sal,,and ger ill be there also ,,18-29 june im the lucky one with me wife and mum-in-law ,,lol.grrrrr so say hi ..yammas
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on April 25, 2012, 03:52:17 PM
Cheryl
Billy no mates   lol
 
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Post by: vivian on April 25, 2012, 07:32:48 PM
Tickets arrived today yeeeeeer
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Post by: Sandy x on April 25, 2012, 10:26:59 PM
One more sleep......
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Post by: justphil on April 25, 2012, 11:07:12 PM
Bon voyage Sandy and Dad. Have at least one on us at Brouklis - tell the Boss the cheque's in the post.... Will settle when we're there on 14th July.

love from both
Phil and Jen
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Post by: Janis on April 25, 2012, 11:18:02 PM
Have a wonderful time, Sandy and Dad - shame we'll miss you this time

Janis x
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Post by: Val n Bill on April 25, 2012, 11:28:14 PM

Enjoy a wonderful time Sandy and Dad.

                     Val x
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Post by: Paul D on April 25, 2012, 11:32:53 PM
To all those who are about to leave for `home`, one word -
  ENJOY!!! 

And those of you who are there in May, June, July, August..........

   Paul
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Post by: june on April 26, 2012, 06:53:50 PM
14/06/2013.

Thomson have next years holidays out. Due to circumstances we haven't been able to go to Arillas since 2009 so as soon as I saw them I booked. Kaloudis here we come.

June
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Post by: kevin.g on April 26, 2012, 06:57:58 PM
june thats good news indeed ,,put your dates on the calender you might be the 1st for 2013 ..lol.......yammas
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Post by: Diane and Terry on April 26, 2012, 07:36:14 PM


Looking forward to June 18th for 2 weeks at Annas Studios.
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Post by: Paul D on April 26, 2012, 07:40:53 PM
Quick off the mark, June.  Well done.

  Next year seems to come out earlier every year!!

  Paul
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Post by: kevin.g on April 26, 2012, 07:43:45 PM
ooh terry and diane we land the same day ,,,from gatwick ,,with e/j how about you ...........yammas
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Post by: Diane and Terry on April 26, 2012, 07:55:39 PM
Hello Kevin, we fly from Bristol at 7am (Thomas Cook) arrive Corfu about 12noon.  Are you staying at Annas too?
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Post by: kevin.g on April 26, 2012, 09:22:23 PM
di & terry
no,, were staying at the marina hotel again ,,lucky you we dont land till 10pm ,at least the coconut will be open when we get there..lol..if you see us say hello..mostly at the atki/marina ,or coconut and mailbu,,cant miss me im the lucky one with 2 woman on hand hahha,,wife and outlaw ,,,see you there.yammas
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Post by: Sandy x on April 26, 2012, 10:03:46 PM
Thanks for all the good wishes everybody. Finally got home at 7, packed by 8 and now having something to eat (all that was left in the fridge was a bowl of cold spinach and half an avocado - but very nice!) before going over to my dad's at 9. Taxi at 2am....

But this time tomorrow, I will hopefully be drinking a retsina on my patio....

Yammas!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Diane and Terry on April 26, 2012, 11:12:24 PM
Kevin and Kay, we walk down from Annas on our way to our evening meal and usually call in the Akti en route about 8.30pm.  Terry has a bad knee and uses a walking stick, so if you should spot us give a shout.....  Yammas from Bristol.   
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Post by: Val n Bill on April 27, 2012, 12:04:16 AM
Sandy I will quote Erja, "deep sigh"

                Val x
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Post by: Erja on April 27, 2012, 08:13:49 AM
Sandy I will quote Erja, "deep sigh"

I concur Sandy...*deep sigh* But enjoy which I know you will :)
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Post by: Cheryl2307 on April 27, 2012, 12:55:48 PM
Life is 'goog' again!  Enjoy Sandy xxx
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Post by: ger on April 27, 2012, 01:35:48 PM
hello di and terry, we are flying from birmingham at 7am on 18th so we might see you at corfu airport!!
see you there
ger x
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Post by: Jo Wissett on April 27, 2012, 06:58:09 PM
OOh I wonder if Sandy is there yet? lucky thing!
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Post by: kevin.g on April 27, 2012, 07:01:00 PM
diane terry ,,we start with cocktails at ammos at 7ish after me sneaking a crafty few at sharons ,,then a meal and end back in atki about 9.30 ish,,then coconut for the hog ,,xx
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Post by: Diane and Terry on April 28, 2012, 10:18:06 PM
@Kevin.g, will no doubt see you in Ammos sipping your "Sex on the Beach" or in the Coconut enjoying your after dinner beverage.  Look out for the guy with the gammy knee and the walking stick!!!! 
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Post by: justphil on April 28, 2012, 11:38:52 PM
Di and Terry, give our love to Anna and the family. Warn them that we will be in town from 14th July. (To their advantage, we can rarely get up the hill these days.....)

Make sure you meet Kev and Kay. Lovely straightforward people from Essex who blow a breath of fresh air through all the c**p. Arilliacs to the core, a more lovely couple you could not meet.

Bit worried about "sex on the beach." My knees ain't up to it these days, either....

Have a lovely time, like we all do.
Phil

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Post by: Diane and Terry on April 28, 2012, 11:51:41 PM
Hi Phil.  Agree with you about the hill. Will have to see if we can manage it again this year.Have suggested to Anna that she gets a cable car installed or maybe a zipwire for us more mature visitors with creaking knees etc.  Will pass your message on.
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Post by: nicki on April 29, 2012, 03:01:45 PM
Flying out on the 4th for 2 weeks with my son, Charlie. We can't wait! If you spot us, please say hi. I'm the pale 40 something with lots of tattoos but don't let that put you off! :D
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Post by: Erja on April 29, 2012, 08:29:12 PM
I'm the pale 40 something with lots of tattoos but don't let that put you off! :D

That description will apply to me too! :D

And it can be witnessed after quick 123 sleeps 8) Can't wait!!!
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Post by: jean on May 02, 2012, 11:12:09 PM
We're flying out for a quick week with Anna on 4th June.....Hope the Bank Holiday doesn't ruin the start of the holiday though!
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Post by: Karen/Colin on May 03, 2012, 02:24:26 PM
8 weeks time I will just be finishing work whoopee only 56 sleeps now! :-)
Karen
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Post by: kes on May 03, 2012, 02:38:43 PM
18 days....can`t come quick enough....
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Post by: dylan on May 03, 2012, 10:12:27 PM
Another guy with a gammy knee or two and stick will be in Arillas 11th June, with partner of course, that walk look good, how about designing a gammy knee walk as well, Brokoulis to the Nut should suffice!
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Erja on May 04, 2012, 08:09:44 AM
how about designing a gammy knee walk as well, Brokoulis to the Nut should suffice!

Me and my gammy leg will join that walk :D

ONLY 118 sleeps before I get to do that 8)
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Post by: TONYNEW on May 04, 2012, 09:40:51 AM
Just checked my countdown clock and now into double figures 98 days to go :-)
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Post by: NickBoardman on May 04, 2012, 04:00:33 PM
Visiting Arillas for the first time in 5 years. Arriving on the 21st May and staying at Bardis Sun. This is a long awaited return and hope the holiday will be as memorable. I can almost hear the Mediterranean!
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Post by: ness44 on May 04, 2012, 07:28:16 PM
Now only 77 for me!!!!!!
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Post by: Nan on May 05, 2012, 05:34:55 PM
Arrived safely after a nightmare transfer of nearly 3 hours. Brilliant to be here at the Rainbow tho and been made to feel right at home by Jimmy and Spiros. Was it worth it ... Hell YES :-)

Nan and Barry
We love it here!
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Post by: Diane and Terry on May 05, 2012, 06:19:08 PM
44 days until we're back to see the lovely people of Arillas and their visitors that go to make our holiday sooooo wonderful!!!.
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Post by: Diane and Terry on May 05, 2012, 06:21:48 PM
I shall be looking out for all of those with walking sticks.  Is this walking stick thing catching!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: kevin.g on May 05, 2012, 06:38:36 PM
nan and barry tell the anthis boys, hi from me london mafia they call me lol,,yammas
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Post by: Sarah1 on May 05, 2012, 06:56:59 PM
Roll on 11th June! Can't wait. We have been lucky with coach transfers to Arillas in the past and always been the first stop, but I know that it can be a long one if the driver chooses to do the trip in reverse...seriously contemplating a taxi this year
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Post by: Val n Bill on May 05, 2012, 07:09:55 PM

Nan and Barry, the nightmare will be forgotten tomorrow,have a wonderful holiday and don't think about the transfer going home, you may be picked up last....if you're lucky ;)

Don't forget those of us who have weeeeeeeeks to wait before we see that little slice of heaven again. Love to all there at the moment you lucky bu**ers.

            Happy Holidays xxxx.     Val x
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on May 05, 2012, 09:57:39 PM
Hi Nan,
Have a fab time at the Rainbow (best wishes to the boys)
hope you have some darts with you.
We will be there in July
hope we meet up again if your over then, I will be looking for you from the eyes in the back of my head....lol
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Post by: Jo Wissett on May 06, 2012, 11:07:43 AM
Ah Nan sounds like you are well and truly Arillas-ised! Keep those holiday reports coming!!
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Post by: MaryH on May 06, 2012, 02:27:49 PM
Hya Anne and Barry ( Nan)
See you in the Rainbow for your end of holiday drinks and my kickstart to my holiday drinks.

Love
Mary :)
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Post by: Steve & Carole on May 06, 2012, 08:08:59 PM
75 days to go!!!
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Post by: justphil on May 06, 2012, 08:35:19 PM
Enjoy meluvvers. Life doesn't get any better. And when it gets a lot worse, you get support and friendship. Love your logic dears.

Phil
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Post by: kevin.g on May 07, 2012, 11:50:27 AM
come-on nan and barry where some pics ,,lol.xxxx
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Post by: Ang on May 07, 2012, 12:32:15 PM
Oh my word just realised on 34 more sleeps, and i'm solid with work and away for the best part of this month, so it will be last min rush for me, but boy am I looking forword.
Ang
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Post by: Val n Bill on May 07, 2012, 12:39:31 PM

Ang sweetheart, looks like you will get out of the ironing and packing then  ;)

                    Val x   
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Post by: dylan on May 07, 2012, 10:41:37 PM
Sarah 1, we arrive from Manchester, on the 11th June, at 18.55, if you want to check out sharing a taxi
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Post by: Sarah1 on May 08, 2012, 08:52:00 AM
Hi dylan. We are arriving around midday on the TC flight from Birmingham. Thanks for the offer though. If anybody else is landing then let me know. There are 2 of us. Olga has quoted Ä55 or less if she has enough people for the mini bus :-)
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Post by: dylan on May 08, 2012, 09:40:28 PM
No problem, that's a good price from Olga though, have a great holiday
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Post by: DaisysMum on May 08, 2012, 11:21:07 PM
Only 16 weeks and 3 days to go.
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Post by: mikul101 on May 09, 2012, 12:16:41 AM
Within two weeks for us. Hoping the Euro holds out till then as we've bought our currency already.

This will be our third visit to Arillas. Could not make it last year due to a having a new daughter being born, she will make her Arillas debut on the 21st, so if you see any harassed parents with a baby and two young girls that's probably us. Feel free to say hello.
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Post by: wayne on May 14, 2012, 07:40:24 PM
returning after a 3 yr abscence i have really missed arillas and cannot wait to  return any new eateries and watering holes will  be stopping at kaloudis aug 30 2013
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Post by: kes on May 14, 2012, 07:56:37 PM
Hi Wayne..yes there is now a Pizza place where Whispers used to be..also Effies on the front just past Portifino..and one up past bardis hotel as you walk towards Vassilis Fish taverna..Enjoy...
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Post by: wayne on May 16, 2012, 05:18:52 PM
thanks kes sounds good
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Post by: Johnjue on June 01, 2012, 03:36:11 PM
We'll be flying out from Bristol on the 9th July. Can't wait, first drink in the Rainbow. Yammas!!!
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Post by: Cheryl2307 on June 01, 2012, 05:05:14 PM
There might be a queue at the bar, Johnjue!  Johntheref, Dot and I will also be there that day!
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Post by: Johnjue on June 01, 2012, 09:34:53 PM
Great! See you there!
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 02, 2012, 12:29:18 AM
Well I can get my can of coke from the fridge but Dot will be at the Bar for sure, and I know Lyn and Chris who we met last summer (they will be on ths same flight as us) will also staking a claim for Bar space
Not Long Now
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Post by: Pat&Annette on June 19, 2012, 06:32:31 PM
Kalimera all,
Just got a week booked at the Akti from 13th August.First time at Akti, looking forward to it.
Reasonable deal on Ryanair from Stanstead.
Can't believe we will be back for 4 straight years, the power of Arillas!Cant be beaten for PURE RELAXATION, DEEP SIGH....
Bringing sister-in -law for her second trip.
Pat and Annette and Ruth.
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Post by: justphil on June 19, 2012, 06:49:48 PM
Sadly we miss you this year - 13 July to 3 Aug for us. Know exactly what you're saying about 4 in a row. Soon grows to 14, then 24.... and I have even heard one case of 29 times in a row!

Have a wonderful time.
Phil and Jen
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Post by: Martin_G on June 19, 2012, 08:34:36 PM
I've got changed circumstances this year which normally would mean missing holidays etc.. However, a year without my dose of Arillas magic cannot be missed. Trying for August!!

M
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: momo on June 22, 2012, 11:10:59 PM
Good luck Martin. Hope you get a good deal. Important thing is that you get your yearly dose. We'll be there from 27th Aug. Hope to see you there. Mo x
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Post by: Pammie-w on June 24, 2012, 06:37:28 PM
just 15 more sleeps - getting very excited!
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Post by: Angela66 on June 24, 2012, 06:56:31 PM
28 sleeps:)

Money in bank (despite Natwest) so shall buy currency shortly, plus sun cream:). Have also just won a new bikini each on EBay:)
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Post by: Johnjue on June 24, 2012, 09:15:08 PM
we have only got 15 more sleeps to go.....
already packed   so there
julie & john  xxxx
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Post by: ness44 on June 24, 2012, 09:54:47 PM
Angela66

28 more sleeps for us too. Getting far too excited!!
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Post by: Karen/Colin on June 24, 2012, 10:02:43 PM
Only 4 & a bit sleeps now, last bit of toiletries shopping done, kids have sorted out their hol clothes, mine are sorted too, weds night is packing night!
Nearly therex
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Post by: Gaz on June 25, 2012, 01:03:25 AM
Taxi booked, and flight scheduled for 06:10. We will be sampling tomorrows Arillas weather. :-)
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Post by: Paul D on June 25, 2012, 07:58:47 AM
Nearly 6 o'clock- your taxi will be there soon.  Enjoy, Gazcaz!
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Post by: Paul D on June 25, 2012, 08:01:07 AM
Oops! Flight at 6.10.  Hope taxi got you there?
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Post by: Paul D on June 27, 2012, 11:20:31 AM
59 and counting!!!

   Paul
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Post by: justphil on June 27, 2012, 02:19:27 PM
Only 16 now. Whoopeeeeee!

Phil
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 27, 2012, 03:33:18 PM
Careful Phil you'll be getting excited....lol.
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Post by: Karen/Colin on June 27, 2012, 11:00:43 PM
All packed. Only 1 & a bit sleeps now!
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Post by: Cheryl2307 on June 27, 2012, 11:03:34 PM
Hope your journey is ok, Karen, see you there!
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on June 27, 2012, 11:41:12 PM
Me too. (can't wait)
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Post by: Karen/Colin on June 28, 2012, 11:22:55 AM
Counting the hours now, how sad is that?
xx
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Post by: Sandy x on June 28, 2012, 11:56:22 PM
Have a great time!
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Post by: Jo Wissett on June 29, 2012, 09:47:12 AM
Enjoy xx
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Post by: Val n Bill on June 29, 2012, 03:29:17 PM

Three weeks today we will be waiting to board our plane.......Yipeee

           Val x
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Post by: John B on June 29, 2012, 06:55:26 PM
2 Weeks and 3 days. Can't wait!
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Post by: DaisysMum on June 29, 2012, 08:56:05 PM
When you get to less than 4 weeks, that's when it starts to feel real.  Almost too scared to look forward to it as you know that it will soon be here and over in a flash.

Becky
x
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Post by: Angela66 on June 29, 2012, 09:33:35 PM
I second that Daisysmum - I keep counting down in the office:

  "only three more weeks from Monday, yippee" from me - is followed by a chorus of;

   "yes and only 5 more weeks and you'll be back at work, hahahah"

Spoilsports::(
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Post by: Weeze81 on June 29, 2012, 11:50:14 PM
20 sleeps till we go!!!!!!!
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Post by: mikej on June 30, 2012, 09:45:05 AM
Three weeks tomorrow then it's goodbye rain ,hellloooo sunshine.
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Post by: ness44 on June 30, 2012, 05:14:41 PM
3 weeks monday for me!!!!! Hurry up!!
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Post by: jackson on June 30, 2012, 06:45:56 PM
2 weeks monday for us cant come quick enough im so depressed with the weather in this country im sure everybody cant wait to get some sun on there backs instead of raincoats
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Post by: Val n Bill on June 30, 2012, 07:02:08 PM
 
Welcome to the forum Weeze81.
We are going on the 20th July and stay at the Mathraki, travelling from Manchester.
 Is this your first time to Arillas or are you returning?
Where are you staying, you don't have to say.... but we are always interested to hear each others stories.
if you require any information just ask and someone is bound to know how to help you. once again, welcome.

                  Val x
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Post by: Angela66 on June 30, 2012, 07:14:29 PM
We might be on the same bus for transfer Ness!  I seem to recall you saying you are tall - or did I imagine it?  I know you are also on an early flight but not from Newcastle, and that you are a Geordie! So many conversations on this forum leading up to this holiday.

Now today, I am on a new FB group for Arillas and so many photos and names are familiar. 

Ooooo, can't wait ( spent £67 in Primarni today on hol clothes).
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Post by: David and Edna on June 30, 2012, 09:28:39 PM
Two weeks to take off on Monday, think we will leave our brollies at home, they need a rest.

David and Edna
 

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Post by: Steve & Carole on July 01, 2012, 01:53:38 AM
20 Sleeps until Mathraki for 28 sleeps !
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Post by: ness44 on July 01, 2012, 09:19:41 AM
Angela66

Our flight leaves from Stansted at 10.55 at night so it will be early morning when we get there. What time is your flight?
I am not tall. Quite short!! I will be with my partner and my son 18 and daughter 14. Even my daughter is taller than me so wont be hard to spot!And i am a geordie!
I am getting so excited!
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Post by: Johnjue on July 01, 2012, 10:51:22 AM
week tomorrow  yippee!!!!!!!
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Post by: suzanne simcox on July 01, 2012, 12:04:03 PM
2 wks tomorrow, back after 3yrs ;-)
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Post by: Angela66 on July 01, 2012, 12:15:52 PM
Lol Ness, clearly my memory is getting poor - at least I remembered the Geordie part correctly:)

Guessing we will not be on same transfers a my flight is early morning.  Still I shall look out for you and give you a wave if I spot you:)

Only currency and sun lotion left to purchase now.  Trying to find the best deals on P20 as the do not seem to do the 2 for one deals on it in the airport anymore:(

Three weeks today we will be off to the airport hotel:)
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Post by: Dai on July 01, 2012, 01:28:33 PM
1 Sleep to go...

Looking forward to meeting up with the lovely people of Arillas again and of course some Arillacs, some who I've met before and others who I haven't met yet.

Be nice to see that yellow thing in the sky again too!
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Post by: Weeze81 on July 01, 2012, 01:40:35 PM
Hi val,
This is our second visit to arillas our first was back in 2001 and we stayed in the Bardis sun hotel. This year we are returning with our son and staying in the Marinaki apartments, hope the place hasnt chanced too much x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ness44 on July 01, 2012, 01:41:02 PM
Angela66
Will look out for you too. I am staying at Kaloudis. Bet you are really excited. This weather here is rubbish so be nice to see the sun. I am beginning to forget what it looks like!
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Post by: Pammie-w on July 01, 2012, 06:34:41 PM
8 more sleeps for me! this will be my 4th visit - the first two being 10 - 11 years ago and then last year & it hadnt changed much since the first time!
I will be on my own staying at Brouklis for two weeks. So if you see a simpleton wandering around on her own - its me so say hello!
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 01, 2012, 06:41:23 PM
One week tomorow, no sleeps next Sunday 
Starting to get excited.

ARILLAS BOUND, NOTHING BETTER.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Cheryl2307 on July 01, 2012, 09:41:33 PM
That makes two of us then Pammie!  I've done a bit of packing today, just got to get through next week!  See you there.
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Post by: justphil on July 01, 2012, 10:05:29 PM
Will see you all at Brouklis. We're quite easy to recognise. Common as muck hippy types who should have been at Woodstock (after all we live in Glastonbury.) Jen's waist length hair is a bit of a giveaway.

Phil
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Post by: Eileen on July 01, 2012, 10:18:57 PM
Common as muck ....
Phil


Absolutely not...should read....free as the wind.... :-) xxx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Val n Bill on July 01, 2012, 11:30:20 PM

Hi Weeze81, welcome back, we first visited in 2002 and then spent years looking for similar places and nothing compared...so we came back, twice a year so far in the last few years and I can't see that changing except to increase our visits.
The village has not changed too much, just be prepared for a wonderful welcome, and lots of familiar faces, just a little older!
The Marinaki is a lovely place to stay, beach and blue sea is your view.
 Be sure to use Jo Wissetts' swing, she is unable to go this year so it needs keeping warm, but you can only swing on it with a glass of wine in your hand ;)
You will all have a wonderful time, but then of course you already know that.

                      Val x

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 02, 2012, 12:43:31 AM
I've done a bit of packing today, just got to get through next week!  See you there.

Packing well in advance Cheryl, wont start mine till next Sunday.
See you there.

Rainbow awaits
 
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: georgia on July 02, 2012, 03:33:34 AM
So envious of all that are enjoying and anticipating Arillas right now, have been home for a month and already itching to get back and trying to scrape together funds for a late sept visit. Angela 66...like your style, i too love a Primani visit...sorted out for your hols without a big hit on the purse, girl after my own heart!!xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Timbo on July 02, 2012, 12:44:16 PM
I will be there 5 weeks today, staying at Mathraki. :)

It's been a while since I've hung out on the forum and even longer since I last visited Arillas (3 years) :(

This will be my third holiday there and I can't wait!

@Eggy - Yes, I'll be packing my darts! :) Hope to meet up with you again mate.

Tim

Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on July 02, 2012, 01:18:36 PM
Twill be good to see you can still hit that Double 1 , Tim.

Negg
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Post by: Jo Wissett on July 02, 2012, 01:42:39 PM
Val, I think I may have already sent him some pics (which added to my TORTURE!!!) via facebook, and one with my beloved swing :-(
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Timbo on July 02, 2012, 02:45:49 PM
Twill be good to see you can still hit that Double 1 , Tim.

Negg

Haha! I'll have James run me through the mill over the next few weeks, not that it will do me any good! The Madhouse is usually where I end up! :)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Cheryl2307 on July 02, 2012, 03:40:23 PM
You keep ya hands off him, Timbo, he's going to be doing the cleaning for his mum ha ha as if!

John I started early because I was having an 'I've got nothing to wear' moment and needed to sort out what needed washing and ironing too - it's going to take all week to get it dry!  Also think daughter will want some babysitting and then her Sunday roast next week so need to be organised.

Change of topic, the early morning Manchester flight today is badly delayed, not going until 6.00 pm, think Ger will be coming back on this too.  Not pleasant for anyone.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on July 02, 2012, 04:45:25 PM
'I've got nothing to wear'

Cheryl
Please get here as soon as possible. Hope yer not arrested getting off the plane and I have a some hankies to tide you over till you buy something!
Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Cheryl2307 on July 02, 2012, 05:27:59 PM
Eggs, it would take me longer to iron my skin!  Does Wendy need anything bringing?  Just pm if she has any requests.  Not bringing a car radiator again though ha ha, see you soon xx
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Johnjue on July 02, 2012, 06:47:59 PM
So excited! Exactly one week, but of course 7 days sounds shorter! Can't wait to be in the sun instead of rainy England!

John and Julie and the LOVELY teenage daughters (of course one of them wrote this :D)
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on July 02, 2012, 07:27:21 PM
Thanks Cheryl
(never did fit that rad bit , just lost the Pug, as you know)
Think Wegg is OK but will ask and let you know.
Cheers
Negg
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jackson on July 02, 2012, 09:50:03 PM
The post by cheryl about the early morn man flight being delayed by 11 hours fills you with dread when your hols are so close hope there are no more and everyone else gets away ok when going soon
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ger on July 06, 2012, 03:33:28 PM
cheryl, we were on the birmingham flight, which left on time, but we shared a coach with manchester flight, so we were all at the airport by 11.00 ish, for our flight at 1.15pm. and those poor people having to wait, it was on for 16.30 when we left, don't know if it was delayed further.
my son and daughter in law went to crete for their honeymoon, on 7th june on ly for one week, due back the following thursday evening in preparation for their wedding party (for those that couldnt get to the wedding) they were on the plane ready for take off, when they were all told to get off the plane, back in departures, waitied until midnight to be told they were being taken to a hotel. next day, rep kept putting the time back, they were getting panicky, so was i at the thought of phoning about 200 people and cancelling the party!! they were finally put on a thomas cook flight (they went with thomson) at midnight on friday, flew them into birmingham and then taxi'd them back to bristol, where their car was, they finally got home at 3.30am on saturday morning, but they heard that there were still people waiting to get back that had been on their flight!!! don't know what the problem was but it certainly put a bad end to their homeymoon!!
ger x
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Angela66 on July 06, 2012, 07:47:09 PM
10 days left at work
10 days left at work
E I m t o
Only 10 days left at work

Yippeeeee

2 weeks on monday

It's the final countdown:))))))))))
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: jackson on July 06, 2012, 07:52:47 PM
steady now then your getting in a tad excited you wiill not be able to sleep next or maybe you cant allready
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Post by: jackson on July 06, 2012, 08:00:07 PM
can i also ask maybe negg will know have the contractors been paid for their work on the by/pass now and is it open at last
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 06, 2012, 08:29:00 PM
I WILL BE BACK HOME ON MONDAY
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Post by: Val n Bill on July 06, 2012, 10:22:13 PM

Which flight are you on John? Bills sister and brother-in-law also arrive Monday, they are on the early morning (6am?) from Manchester and are staying at Mathraki.

Have a safe flight and we hope to see you both before you return, we will be there Fri 20th.

             Love to you both Val x
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 06, 2012, 10:48:18 PM
Hi val
We fly on the 7am from Birmingham 
See you when you get over there
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Post by: justphil on July 06, 2012, 11:15:49 PM
In case I don't get a chance before you go, here's wishing you and Dot a safe and undelayed journey. So looking forward to our traditional Brouklis first meal! Table 13 even..... But I guess we'll see yous about during the day on Saturday. If not, see you in Brouklis!

love to both from both
Phil

And Val, see you on or after 20th. I'll have sussed Bill's beer out as far as I can by then! xx
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Post by: kevin.g on July 06, 2012, 11:30:59 PM
phil/jen,,,john/dot
all i can say is yammasssssssssssssssssssss.......x
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Post by: Johnjue on July 07, 2012, 11:10:17 AM
only 2 more sleeps to go. (1 1/2) really as we are on the 7 oclock flight from Bristol.....mythos awaits
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Post by: Sarah1 on July 07, 2012, 01:11:11 PM
Only been back 2 weeks and serious withdrawal kicking in now...I want to go back
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Post by: Val n Bill on July 07, 2012, 10:14:59 PM

Phil Bill says, he can taste the barley wine now, just hope there's some left for you both. Lol

            Val x
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Post by: Mango on July 10, 2012, 03:05:43 PM
Only 6 more sleeps, Arillas here we come, whoop whoop x x
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Post by: suzanne simcox on July 10, 2012, 03:40:13 PM
And us ;-)
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Post by: jackson on July 10, 2012, 06:48:30 PM
And us as well
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Post by: Steve & Carole on July 13, 2012, 03:09:17 PM
7 sleeps for us !!
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Post by: ness44 on July 13, 2012, 04:28:52 PM
11 now for us!!!! Getting closer!
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Post by: Angela66 on July 13, 2012, 04:55:51 PM
9 for Livi and I:). As for work - only 4.5 days left:))))))))))
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Post by: ruby on July 13, 2012, 05:05:51 PM
A week today and we will be at the airport waiting to board, yipeeeeeeeeeee. Didnt think we would make it this year but booked flights and villa maria last week. Another visit to paradise.
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Post by: John B on July 13, 2012, 05:28:37 PM
3 days.

Can't wait.

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Post by: Mango on July 13, 2012, 08:17:53 PM
3 sleeps
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Post by: Erja on July 14, 2012, 09:28:09 AM
Ooooooh....47 still for me but it will come sooner than I think! I hope... ;)
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Post by: TONYNEW on July 14, 2012, 10:59:25 AM
27 and counting down :-)
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Post by: TerryW on July 14, 2012, 11:29:34 AM
How many weeks are you there Amanda?
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Post by: Steve & Carole on July 20, 2012, 10:56:29 AM
0 sleeps! See you tonight !
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Post by: Sandy x on July 20, 2012, 10:59:16 AM
Lucky you - have a brilliant time Steve and Carole!
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Post by: Karen/Colin on July 22, 2012, 01:20:04 PM
Not definately confirmed yet but it looks like 341 sleeps & we will be back!! had a lovely meal out last night with our friends who came with us this year & we have decided to look at travelling independantly. Just need to decide where to stay now & get some prices!
This will be our 8th visit & their 3rd (we have got them hooked!)

Karen
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Post by: ness44 on July 23, 2012, 09:33:47 AM
YAY!!!!!!

Countdown over. Flying tonight. All packed and now waiting to go. See you all soon xx
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Post by: BlueHeather on August 02, 2012, 02:23:32 PM
Heather & Paul - our first visit - 6 weeks to go!
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Post by: Karen/Colin on August 07, 2012, 01:31:49 PM
It's booked!!! 5th July 2013. Staying at the rainbow again!

332 sleeps, so will try not to think about it now for at least 200 sleeps!

Lots to look forward to in the meantime (New York, my 50th Lisas 21st & maybe paris in Spring next year) & I don't want to wsh my life away!

karen
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Post by: westhampete on August 07, 2012, 07:15:28 PM
Us too 28/06/13. Kaloudis for two weeks. Can't wait.
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Post by: Ron and Sue on August 18, 2012, 09:48:54 PM
Just managed to get 10 days at Akti from 15 Sept 2012. Stayed in June and had brilliant time.Hope to meet fellow forum members during our ten days.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: indigo648 on August 19, 2012, 12:11:11 AM
We are Mathraki from 14th September for the 2nd time this year Jenny and Graham
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Post by: justphil on August 19, 2012, 12:28:04 AM
Ron and Sue. indigo648. Arillas has worked its magic on you all. Just let it in and be seduced. It is a very special place to be. Join us in celebrating what you have found. Ariliacs will understand. Yammas

Phil

PS if you have stayed longer and more times than us, I am sorry to patronise. But I have to promote the place I love so much.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: indigo648 on August 19, 2012, 12:35:14 AM
Phil we have a lot to catch up with your visits we only found Arillas last year and this will be our 3rd visit
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Post by: pdkirk on August 19, 2012, 03:11:17 AM
4 weeks monday, 17th september, been numerous times, forgotten how many since 1994, with small children, this year with extended family,  introducing a granddaughter and a great grandmother to arillas, can't wait.
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Post by: Janis on August 19, 2012, 11:00:14 AM
Will look out for you pdkirk - we arrive on the 21st!

Janis x
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Post by: TraceyB on August 19, 2012, 11:07:37 AM
5 weeks Friday for our 6th visit.  Staying at the Mirage, stayed at Kaloudis earlier in the year.  Bringing my Dad & wife for their first visit, I'm sure they will love it like we all do
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Post by: Vaughan & Angie on August 19, 2012, 11:42:59 AM
3rd September, cannot wait
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Post by: HH on August 19, 2012, 04:23:04 PM
Lost count of our visits to Arillas but will be back on 27th August for 3 glorious weeks.
 Our daughter has heard so much about our favourite place she has decided to join us for a week. Really looking forward to introducing her to the Arillas way of life.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Ron and Sue on August 19, 2012, 04:34:23 PM
Justphil     we do not feel at all patronised.Have been visiting Arillas every year since 1992 sometimes 2 or 3 times a year.Although we feel like we are coming home every visit we still get the feeling that we will discover something or someone new each time !!And we normally do.Hope to meet forum friends during our ten days.Roll on 15 Sept.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on August 19, 2012, 05:43:56 PM
we feel like we are coming home every visit we still get the feeling that we will discover something or someone new each time !!And we normally do.

Well this time was Alex for us. We stayed in the rooms above his house twice, 2003 and 2007. Up past Anna Studios, before Christos.

He is in his eighties, and we were determined to find out if he was still alive. Ha Ha. Outside Graziella one day in July, an old man called out to us "Hello Phil. It's Alex." He was pushing his grandaughter in a buggie. Big hugs followed. We met him twice more, in nearly the same spot during our stay. I didn't recognise him, but he recognised me. Such is the Arillas that we all love.

Phil


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Post by: Ron and Sue on August 19, 2012, 05:56:18 PM
Justphil        Pleased that you met Alex again.You obviously have a far better chance of surviving into your eighties in Arillas than in UK.And like all Arillas residents they do remember you.That is part of the thing that the resort so memorable.
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Post by: Jo Wissett on August 19, 2012, 06:58:21 PM
A little funny tale, when I was in Zante last week for my sisters wedding, on the first night we entered a restuarant and the owner cried, welcome back my friends!! Even though we had never set foot in the place! Somehow Arillas seems the genuine article!
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Post by: Vaughan & Angie on August 19, 2012, 07:36:51 PM
Jo, should we give your regards to Dida when we arrive on the 3rd Sept (sorry to rub it in) but it is your fault we now stay there!

V&A
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Post by: Jo Wissett on August 19, 2012, 08:18:04 PM
V&A, of course I want you to do that.  Missing Arillas this year has been like a searing pain!!! I especially am gutted that I haven't yet cuddled baby Spyros, Telis's son so please make sure that you shower him in sloppy kisses for me! And didnt I tell you you wouldnt ever stay anywhere else!! :-) Enjoy xxxx
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Post by: Steve & Lou on August 27, 2012, 03:51:15 PM
Just got back from our 7th visit, already booked into the Horizon for June 2013 :-)
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Post by: AJC51 on August 27, 2012, 09:27:26 PM
Jo we enjoyed Marinaki so much in June/July on the recomendation of friends and your reports definitely clinched it. Sorry to pee you off but we are returning again in October just for a weeks fix and to make sure the swing dosent seize up!

Al Sal & Bec
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Post by: Linsey on August 27, 2012, 11:12:29 PM
Hello,

We are also going to the Marinaki (thanks Jo!) from October 12th - 19th. Cannot wait for some Arillas style relaxation with my family.
7 weeks and counting........

Lins xx
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Post by: wayne on September 30, 2012, 06:19:49 PM
change of plan arriving 30 august as planned but now stopping at mathraki studios finally made it for my 4 th visit to arillas cant wait
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Post by: Paul & Denise on September 30, 2012, 06:24:47 PM
Just half a sleep for us now (taxi at 4.30) bring it on !!!!!
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Post by: BlueHeather on October 01, 2012, 09:51:30 PM
Have a lovely time guys - weather is fab!
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Post by: Debbie & Lee on November 15, 2012, 09:59:26 PM
17th June 2013 for 2 weeks at the Marvel Hotel...YAY!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: gaye on November 16, 2012, 11:24:58 PM
July 22nd ....2 weeks at Marina Hotel
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Post by: Jo Wissett on November 19, 2012, 03:37:40 PM
see you there Gaye!!
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Post by: Vaughan & Angie on November 19, 2012, 11:46:20 PM
26th August for 3 weeks fo us. Marinaki.
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Post by: Ron and Sue on November 20, 2012, 02:02:24 PM
Back at Akti 1st June 2013 for 2 weeks.
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: ger on November 20, 2012, 04:33:59 PM
being greedy next year, 6th may for 1 week (staying at marinaki, hopefully!!)
and 1 week in september staying at kaloudis
ger x
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Post by: Ron and Sue on November 21, 2012, 01:12:45 PM
Nothing greedy about that ger.We have been known to have 3 visits per year.Only wish we could still manage to.           Ron.
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Post by: annmarsh on December 02, 2012, 12:55:34 AM
we be there 24th may for 2 weeks staying at the Mathraki this time 173 sleeps xx
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Post by: Maryloo on December 11, 2012, 05:41:27 PM
We go Sept 6th

The Girls, can't wait

Love arrilas its our second home
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Post by: Paul C on December 11, 2012, 08:17:16 PM
We return on the 3rd June for 2 weeks after a 2 year gap. Our other visits have all been in September (7 times), so it will be a whole new experience to see Arillas earlier in the year and to revisit the places we have missed. So looking forward to our holiday. We have certainly missed Corfu.
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Post by: justphil on December 12, 2012, 01:43:41 AM
Sadly we'll miss you Paul and Di. We can't be there until term finishes and arrive on 12 July. But so glad you're going back. We've never been able to go early, so please post some inklings of what you think of the differences after seven Septembers in Arillas.

Best to both
Phil
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Post by: Vaughan & Angie on December 12, 2012, 08:18:43 PM
We arrive August 26th, Angie's 50th birthday, we shall stay for 3 glorious weeks.....
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Post by: kevin.g on December 12, 2012, 09:55:31 PM
paul looks like we will miss you by a day as we arrive on the 18th ,,warm the place up for me ,,,,,,,yammas.x
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Post by: Steph ~ on January 21, 2013, 05:25:28 PM
After a year away and a few big life changes, I'm coming home to Arillas in July!! Whoo Hooo!!    Can't wait, just sorting flights - hopefully doing 10 nights from 12 July.  Had already provisionally booked Roula's private apartments last year after having to pull out so will be back in my favourite place and bringing some newbies to sample the delights of Arillas.  I can smell the warm Greek air now!
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Post by: ger on January 22, 2013, 05:14:12 PM
just worked out its only 104 sleeps till we return to arillas woop woop!! nearly double figures ha ha
ger x
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Post by: Johnjue on February 17, 2013, 11:57:18 AM
sooooooo jealous of EVERYONE this year as wont be going due to youngest daughter  going to uni.....:(  hopefully see you next year :)
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Post by: Paul D on February 17, 2013, 01:59:22 PM
Just to recap -   30 August- September 13.

As usual, wishing my life away!!

                    Paul
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Post by: AJC51 on February 17, 2013, 04:50:52 PM
31st August for 15 nights @ Marinaki Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Al & Sal
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Post by: lincolnlass on February 18, 2013, 12:39:25 PM
25th august for 2 weeks cant wait
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Post by: bertieb on February 18, 2013, 01:57:59 PM
7th June for two weeks staying at the fantastic Mathraki, third year running, took 6 friends with us least year, same 6 coming with us this year, they all loved it !!
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Post by: kevin.g on February 18, 2013, 09:40:51 PM
hi bertieb
im there from the 17th,if you see a under the thumb man with wife one side and mother in law on the other,say hi ,,lol.yammas,x
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Post by: Gaz on February 19, 2013, 02:25:16 AM
Under the thumb Kev? You get your freedom while in Arillas
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Post by: bertieb on February 19, 2013, 10:35:34 AM
hi bertieb
im there from the 17th,if you see a under the thumb man with wife one side and mother in law on the other,say hi ,,lol.yammas,x

kevin.g - will do mate, after spending 10 days with my drinking buddies you will recognise me from the dishevelled, hungover look !
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Post by: ianandang on February 19, 2013, 02:17:48 PM
2nd of August for two weeks and ourcfirst visit.As giddy as a kid on christmas eve..
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Post by: HeatherE on February 19, 2013, 07:02:51 PM
11th May to the lovely Mirage for two weeks, as always very excited to return.
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Post by: Steve & Lou on April 29, 2013, 05:06:04 PM
7th June for two weeks staying at the fantastic Mathraki, third year running, took 6 friends with us least year, same 6 coming with us this year, they all loved it !!

7th for us too, may see you stumbling about lol
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Post by: westhampete on April 30, 2013, 01:31:48 PM
28th of June two weeks at Kaloudis. Not long now.
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Post by: spicy on May 06, 2013, 03:20:41 PM
September 27 for two weeks Kaloudis, cant wait, hubby has been ill and its his goal to get better for this holiday, fingers crossed as he wants to be able to  walk up to akrotiri bar for a breakfast and afionas for a beer -
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: adairsl on May 06, 2013, 08:23:36 PM
spicy, best wishes to your hubby to get well for Arillas.
I know that longing to get back to Arillas was very important to my husband in his recovery from illness and when he got there the healing powers worked wonders.
Cat
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Post by: justphil on May 06, 2013, 09:27:16 PM
So agree Cat. Unless you try, you will never know. You and Oliver have trod the path, and we all follow, usually in a whirl apparently.......

Arillas will always be a healing, special part of this world. Both of my known Irish uncles died from drink in their fifties in Co Rosscommon. Well, I am 60, live in Glastonbury and am well known for my inebriate ways. But doctors tell me I am getting away with it. The reason for this is my elixir of life. Arillas.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: adairsl on May 06, 2013, 09:47:04 PM
Phil
We do get dizzy sometimes!............mind you think it is more to do with the alcohol than the "whirl"!
But you are spot on about the healing powers of Arillas.
Anyway there are things doctors cant understand.
Oliver.
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Post by: patrickjohn on May 07, 2013, 10:57:33 PM
Love reading when you are all going - but am sad I can't be there all the time to say hi to you all.  Never mind there are bound to be forum folk there in September when Julia and I finally make it to the Kalloudis (2nd to 16th).
Do enjoy and keep the reports coming about the various improvements and changes to Arillas.
Best wishes
Pat
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Post by: ianh on May 23, 2013, 12:53:00 PM
tomorow,24 may two weeks at kaloudis  yipee
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Post by: Truth on May 23, 2013, 01:47:30 PM
May bump into you then Ian !  You on the Manchester flight ?
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Post by: ianh on May 23, 2013, 02:32:25 PM
we are on the exeter flight arive 1755
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Post by: Truth on May 23, 2013, 03:00:43 PM
enjoy !
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Post by: Val n Bill on May 23, 2013, 09:02:28 PM

 Wishing you a safe journey for you and your family tomorrow Karl. Let us know when you have seen the fireflies.

            Val x
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Post by: Truth on May 23, 2013, 10:57:07 PM
Cheers Val , will do !
X
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Post by: BlueHeather on May 25, 2013, 01:39:47 PM
Heather and Paul (aka the Blues)     4th july 2014 to Mathraki............
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Post by: Val n Bill on May 25, 2013, 06:57:29 PM

Monday.....just two sleeps now and then it will be May 27th and we will arrive for two weeks at the Mathraki. To everyone already there...... see you soon.

             Val x

     
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Post by: sunflower on May 25, 2013, 10:29:42 PM
Welcome to Corfu everyone, and wishing you all happy holidays.

Just to point out once and for all:

It has never been my intention to talk anyone into coming here instead of going
to Arillas. It's none of my business and it's not in my interest as I'm retired and living a quiet life. But ofcourse I have been inviting friends to come and visit me.

I found my retirement home in Moraitika and I'm very happy here. Lots of my
friends are regular visitors to Corfu, so naturally they will be very welcome to visit
my new home. It's only half an hours drive down the coastline from Corfu Town.

Best wishes to everyone
Connie

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Post by: adairsl on May 26, 2013, 12:47:59 AM
Connie
I am just happy you have been able to retire to your place of choice.
As it happens I can only look forward to holidays and that will always be Arillas.
If fate (the lottery!) allowed me to have the chance to stay permanently we could meet and discuss our homes.
We might not agree but it would be fun!
Enjoy yourself.I am jealous!
Oliver.
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Post by: chezphil on May 26, 2013, 12:31:43 PM
We arrive at nafiska 12/08/2013 for 2 glorious weeks at home, i should be easy to spot as i will be with wife, 2 daughters, my mum(70th birthday present) so i will be the one yhat looks henpecked and nagged at lol
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Post by: justphil on May 26, 2013, 01:26:57 PM
Sorry, off thread, but a message for chezphil - was that your friend request on Facebook? I couldn't work out who it was from, so declined. If it was you, by all means send another request and I will, of course accept.

Phil
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Post by: PMC on May 26, 2013, 04:32:22 PM
Very excited. After joining this site in 2011, and then unable to go due to various reasons I have booked 22/8 to 4/9. Bargain flights £200 pp out from Luton back to east mids and have today confirmed accommodation with Mirage. It's been 17 yrs since my last trip and this time were two forty something's with a 10 year old. I'm so impressed by the fact that arillas looks much the same as it was back in 96. Daughter is b excited with the look of the mirage too. I'm looking forward to chilling, walking, exploring, getting bitten by mossies Lololol.
For all of you who know of Steve coogans alter ego Alan Partridge, when we came in 96 we bought along a load of audio cassette tapes of partridges knowing me knowing you show. We stayed at the bardis sun studios and used to sit in their garden (no pool back then) listening to our tapes and falling about laughing at his offensive gags! Everytime I see Steve coogan it always reminds me of our holiday in arillas.... Happy memories!  Roll on 22 August
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: adairsl on May 26, 2013, 09:02:47 PM
PMC
It is great to hear your enthusiasm for returning to Arillas.
Us boring regulars of course take it for granted that everyone feels the same!
It is good to be reminded that we shouldtake nothing for granted.
I know that you will have a great time and it looks like we are there at the same time so perhaps we will bump into each other!
Oliver.
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Post by: chezphil on May 26, 2013, 09:23:27 PM
Yes Phil twas me who sent the friends request
regards
Phil
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Post by: justphil on May 26, 2013, 09:37:55 PM
Have sent you one this time Phil. Your turn to say no..... lol

Phil
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Post by: chezphil on May 26, 2013, 09:42:32 PM
I would never say no, part of my problem
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: justphil on May 26, 2013, 10:35:56 PM
Goes with the name Phil. It's all of my problem. My obsession with Arillas grew from there. I hate the word "No" so much that when Jen said can we go back to Arillas, to Kaloudis in autumn 2007, I just couldn't say .... no .....

The rest is forum history.

Phil
Title: Re: When is everybody going.
Post by: Eggy on May 27, 2013, 07:12:18 PM
"Chez Phil" - "Just Phil" - I'm confused enough already!

Are we soon to have a login of "Fils Liver" ? - Or is that toooo early?

When is everybody going?????? - I think I have already gone!
(Just not sure in which direction)

Negg
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Post by: jinksy on May 27, 2013, 09:03:53 PM
will be with you 1st july neill, let them know gringo is coming, yammas
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Post by: Eggy on May 27, 2013, 10:49:55 PM
Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh! Ger...ingo , yer lil ole bugger you.
Dimitris is on fire and Makis is burning up already..
Looking forward to missing doubles and trebles and silly shots from July then!
Neill
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Post by: jinksy on May 27, 2013, 11:04:56 PM
most definitely neill, most definitely neill, :-)
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on May 28, 2013, 11:36:04 PM
September for us this year Neill
I know where to find you
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Post by: Truth on June 01, 2013, 04:05:36 PM
Yes John , , , , , everywhere ! Lol
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Post by: David and Edna on June 02, 2013, 11:25:49 PM
Back to Mathraki on 14th June, Oh well another two weeks in Arillas, seems a long time since our first visit some 23 years ago, should be ok this year Bill and Val should be home by then lol. (seriously tho we have enjoyed their company these last two years, maybe next year).
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Post by: justphil on June 02, 2013, 11:41:01 PM
Kill Bill.................

Please don't. He seems to be the only one on my wavelength. I would be so lonely without another beer freak. We understand Werherspoons more than the rest of this world, and have learned what women want. Our silence spells volumes.

If I got this right, you're going to be the returners after 23 years, ValnBill's nemesis. But you might not be surprised, bug**r all has changed. Those who want it to change have all been strung up.

Phil
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Post by: David and Edna on June 03, 2013, 12:09:32 AM
Kill Bill never Phil, not only does he keep wetherspoons in business in  the North West, but also supports Everton, and they do need support lol.
Have been back to Arillas many times in the last 23 years, every January I ask Edna where should we go on holiday this year, and every year the same reply Arillas. At my age I should have more sense than to ask.

Take care.

David
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Post by: justphil on June 03, 2013, 12:36:45 AM
Best wishes to the Arillas four. Next week you will feel like royalty. The destination of the coronation is still top secret, but it will happen. In our case I refer you to a post on the forum last 1st November.

The amazing stuff is how we can share it all year long online. Enjoy meluvvers, life just doesn't get any better.

Phil
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Post by: HeatherE on June 03, 2013, 04:53:39 PM
Went 11th May and returned 26th, waiting for next year to come and another two wonderful weeks at The Mirage with Angela, Nikos, Spiros, and Vassilis. Off to Crete, Rethymnon, where we got married last year, in August
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Post by: Val n Bill on June 03, 2013, 08:54:01 PM

Go back to UK 10th June......return home to Mathraki 26th August.

           Val x
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Post by: MaryH on June 03, 2013, 09:39:34 PM
Val and Bill
It was so lovely to meet you and spend some time with you  and Connie your statement is so perfect and I will see you again in September in you lovely home and Village xx
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Post by: Truth on June 04, 2013, 12:32:15 AM
Hi Mary,
How are you?  I didn't recognise you from the forum when we had a chat with you in Captains, I was there with my wife and the two kids. Me and my Dad kept seeing you when we were out walking
Pleasure to meet you
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Post by: MaryH on June 05, 2013, 11:30:34 AM
Hi Truth
I didn't realise it was you on the forum - yes I enjoyed our chat in the Captains you have a lovely family.  I remember I kept seeing you and your Dad when I was out on my walks. Now I am home I am going to start doing a lot more walking as I have come home and people  have noticed I have lost weight. I came home to some bad news my temporary job came to an end because they said there wasn't  enough work for us!! more likely the real reason is the salary was due to increase this week - Anyway now job hunting but more time for walking and cycling for me! :)
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Post by: Truth on June 05, 2013, 12:43:40 PM
Thanks Mary , I know I am lucky to have them.
Yes, keep up that walking and cycling , you will be jogging next ! :-)
Sorry to hear about the job , I hope you find something very soon
All the best
Truth
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Post by: Val n Bill on June 05, 2013, 03:31:26 PM

So sorry to hear about your job Mary......will be keeping my fingers crossed that you find something very soon.

   Val x
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Post by: Eggy on June 05, 2013, 05:58:34 PM
Having met you a few times, over the last few years, Mary , I have no doubt that a job , of your desire, will fall into place very soon.
Keep your confidence up and look to future Arillas ventures.

Negg
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Post by: Jo Wissett on June 05, 2013, 06:02:01 PM
Truth what did your wife think of Arillas and how is your baby?
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Post by: Truth on June 05, 2013, 06:29:56 PM
She loved it thanks Jo and we are already looking to book Tria for next May half term ! :-)
The little one is doing really well thanks and was so well behaved it was untrue , just about everyone ar Tria said how they didn't hear her all week and she seemed to smile at everyone she met :-) . Older Sister was fantastic as well and deserved her horse riding day out in Kassiopi. Thats well worth a journey over through San Stephanos Travel.
Nothing really exciting to report , tried a few more places that we didn't go to last August, Pension Margarita , Arillas Beach Point ,  Ammos , Captains  and the little sandwich shop run by the Australians in San Stephanos. Tried to spread the money about evenly across lots of different places and I think we did a good job of it.
Walked to Night Owl with my Dad one day and when we got there it was shut !  lol . Did a couple of walks over to San Stephanos which was hard work with the pushchair but still very pleasant.
Tria was fantastic again and it was nice to see more of Neil this year than last and I even managed to sneak in a few beers / ouzos in with him. Top Man!
We saw ONE firefly right outside our room , but one was better than none.
Anyway there endeth the most boring basic holiday report ever but what can you say about a place that everyone has visited so many times........
Long may it last
Truth and the Tribe
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Post by: justphil on June 05, 2013, 06:36:56 PM
Well only a few weeks till we make our pilgrimage. July 13th can't come quickly enough.

But when Jen surprised me with Baldy Barry's Arillas Song (I was in the kitchen making chicken Souvlakia at her request) it dawned on me just how much she is looking forward to getting home.

See forum folks, it isn't only me......



Phil
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Post by: ness44 on June 05, 2013, 07:17:29 PM
Phil
That was great. Wish i was there now!!!! Only 51 days and counting down.
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Post by: Jo Wissett on June 05, 2013, 10:43:57 PM
Truth that was ACE! what you on about?! so pleased your significant other (!) loved it and your new daughter was a dream! Thanks so much for allowing me to bully you into some juicy details! haha x
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Post by: Truth on June 06, 2013, 01:40:39 AM
No worries Jo , I am used to being bullied by women , I live with four , the wife , the two kids and the dog! Lol . I SWEAR even the fish are female !!!!
Thank God for Mythos , Ouzo and football ! He he
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Post by: MaryH on June 06, 2013, 12:15:44 PM
Thanks Val and Bill , and Neill - any job of any description would be desirable to me ha ha :)
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Post by: DeeCee on June 10, 2013, 10:13:42 AM
49 days and counting until our 2nd visit to Arillas. This is the first time we have returned to the same place. We have been to quite a few greek islands and but we have always tried somewhere new. Two years ago we came to arillas and it was perfect in everyway. We couldn,t make it last year but booked as soon as we could for this year. Kids cant wait to return. We arrive on the 29th July for two weeks the days cant fly by fast enough.
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Post by: skelly on June 10, 2013, 11:34:59 AM
one more sleep eeeek! excited now :-)

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Joan & Brian x
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Post by: NickBoardman on June 10, 2013, 05:42:17 PM
We are going July 15-29th, taking my dad this year hope it wins him over!
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Post by: adairsl on June 10, 2013, 10:12:35 PM
It is just great to share your excitement as your visits grows near.
We have to wait until end of August.
Keep posting with your experiences.It allows me to feel involved even when I
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Post by: adairsl on June 10, 2013, 10:41:36 PM
Sorry about the incomplete reply.
Should of course have ended with "am not there"
Oliver.
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Post by: NicandJohn on June 10, 2013, 11:13:49 PM
We'll be popping up for a day or two during our july stay in Loutses, 4th-20th. We visited in early april, just about everywhere was closed, but we did a lap of the village and called in at the Tria, where the whole family were working on the gardens and pool. Phil's Mum was actually on all fours painting the edge of the pool! Can't wait for July, and october and then next april, july and october and then......
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Post by: ianandang on June 30, 2013, 08:19:21 PM
This is going to be the longest 33 days in our lives but i'm sure it will be worth it 
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Post by: Paul & Denise on July 15, 2013, 11:22:02 PM
Good news!! THOMAS COOK have seen the error of there ways and for next year have gone back to booking into Arillas a little later. We can now once again have our 2weeks at the Rainbow so that our anniversary and also our friends Eric & Sue's can be celebrated "at home". So booked for Sept 2014, good price to, just 610 per couple
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Post by: adairsl on July 16, 2013, 01:10:22 AM
Great that you are already sorted for 2014!
Some of us are still looking towards this year!
However appreciate that special occasions need booked and celebrated early!
Oliver.
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Post by: Angela66 on July 16, 2013, 04:06:31 AM
MONDAY

Just saying :)
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Post by: Angela66 on July 16, 2013, 04:07:49 AM
oh dear - my very insipid pink Monday above was supposed to be in a larger font and bold!  Better stick to boring black i think...
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Post by: ianandang on July 24, 2013, 02:31:20 PM
we are arriving in Arillas on the 2nd of August for the first time and we have gone from giddy to nervous. We read the forum every day without fail with great interest. Our worry now is that we are expecting to much and don't want to be disappointed. If there is anyone there when we are to help this not be the case please feel free to help.
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Post by: ness44 on July 24, 2013, 07:31:19 PM
ianandang

We are going friday so will be there on the 2nd. We are staying at the mathraki.
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Post by: ianandang on July 24, 2013, 09:48:15 PM
Great ness where you flying from and what times your flight
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Post by: Erja on July 25, 2013, 08:00:35 AM
Our worry now is that we are expecting to much and don't want to be disappointed.

I sincerely hope that you wont be Ian and Ang! As my mate Min often says "Expect nothing and get everything" :)
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Post by: mikej on July 25, 2013, 08:59:22 AM
Hi Ian and Ang...

We are flying out this Saturday staying at Nikos, we return every year as do many others this year is our 7th time, it's that kind of place.

Flying from Gatwick with about 2 million others which should be fun.

I'm sure you'll love Arillas ,we all do.
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Post by: ness44 on July 25, 2013, 10:34:46 AM
Ianandang

Hi we are flying from Stansted at 9.15am. Only 1 more sleep. how bout you? where you flying from?
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Post by: ianandang on July 25, 2013, 10:57:56 AM
Arilliacs thank you for all your reassurance i am sure it will be amazing.Ness we fly from Manchester next Friday early morning
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on July 25, 2013, 07:09:21 PM
I don't think I have mentioned this but
IT'S ONLY FIFTY DAYS, YES THATS 50 DAYS, FIFTY 50 50 50 FIFTY, ONLY FIFTY DAY'S JUST THOUGHT I WOULD MENTION IT
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Post by: DeeCee on July 25, 2013, 07:28:31 PM
We arrive on Monday. Only 4 more sleeps. Me, hubby and 2 boys are getting very giddy.
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Post by: AJC51 on July 25, 2013, 08:56:08 PM
Only 36 sleeps yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Al & Sal
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Post by: ger on July 26, 2013, 12:40:15 PM
42 42 42 no thats not my measurements, thats when i will be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ger x
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Post by: Paul D on July 26, 2013, 12:59:36 PM
35 days and counting.......

   Please leave your names here (if you like) if you`re there that fortnight.  Could be a nice gathering.....!

                                     _Paul
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Post by: adairsl on July 26, 2013, 09:59:52 PM
28 days for us and then there for 2 weeks of bliss.
Oliver.
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Post by: AJC51 on July 26, 2013, 11:34:08 PM
June/July 2014 @ Marinaki booked had to be done it would be so rude not to 334 sleeps. Could this mean I get 4 weeks in the swing before Jo? Now its trawl Easyjet for cheap flights it keeps us out of mischief.

Al Sal &  Becs (thinks she's coming)

 
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Post by: mikul101 on July 27, 2013, 01:16:48 AM
17 sleeps for us.  Starting to get excited.......
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Post by: Rachel B on July 30, 2013, 03:02:18 AM
I'll be there from 14th August to 21st! (would have been 2 weeks if it wasn't for my silly job!!)

Soo looking forward to it though, 1 week is better than none! :D

Rachel x  
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Post by: heatherberriman on July 30, 2013, 07:38:17 AM
We will be arriving  on the 20th September,and this year its an early flight so we get an extra day in Heaven so cant wait to get back to Kaloudis and Arillas and to spend two fantastic weeks of just relaxing.
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Post by: momo on July 30, 2013, 11:29:09 PM
Hi Paul D, This is Mo and Dave and we'll be at The Rainbow from 30th August until 13th September. Same dates so please look us up or whatever. It would be fun to have a forum get together. x
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Post by: Karen/Colin on August 02, 2013, 01:00:47 PM
I dont know when are coming back for sure. It will be next year. Not sure whether June or sept or for 1 or 2 weeks. Some serious decisions have to made ASAP. hate not having Arillas on the Horizon(no pun intended!!)
Karen
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Post by: Paul D on August 02, 2013, 11:16:26 PM
Hello, Mo and Dave. Yes, will keep an eye out for you.  We can be found in the Nut most evenings, usually for a pre-dinner drink, then back for more later.
Always look forward to meeting fellow Arilliacs for the first time.

                     
Yammas, Paul
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Post by: Diane and Terry on August 02, 2013, 11:25:51 PM

We are staying at Annas Studios Sept 6th - Sept 13th.  Looking forward to going to the wine festival this year.  :)
 
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Post by: justphil on August 03, 2013, 02:01:53 AM
Have one or three for PhilandJen Diane, and give Anna our love and best wishes. Tell her we might see her again outside Vasillis Supermarket again in October. Missed her the other day, but said kalispera to all of her men.

Phil
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Post by: Bella on September 05, 2013, 09:27:36 PM
I shall be there Mon 23rd Sept til Sat 12th Oct - who else is there?
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Post by: Paul & Denise on September 06, 2013, 12:16:00 AM
Same dates for us to east midlands 1100 flights, can't wait to meet old and new friends, the rainbow is our main haunt. Yammas
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Post by: kevin.g on September 06, 2013, 12:16:03 PM
Roll on 20th sept at the rainbow yiammas
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Post by: daisyday on September 06, 2013, 12:33:38 PM
When is everybody going?  For us  - TOMORROW!  Roll on 5.50 am.  Hope to meet as many members as we can.

So far I understand the meet point is 10th Sept at the Nut (but no-one said a time - I'm an early to bed person and may miss all the fun!)

and 18th Sept for a photoshoot on the "bench" at midday.

Hope I don't miss you all.

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Post by: Bella on September 06, 2013, 05:30:21 PM
Have a great holiday daisyday and I hope you meet loads of members whilst there.
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Post by: Bella on September 06, 2013, 05:36:55 PM
I will not be there for this meet up but maybe I can arrange one for those that are in Arillas later in the month say on 1st October?
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Post by: heatherberriman on September 06, 2013, 07:28:48 PM
20th of September for us as well,staying at Kaloudis for the fifth time.
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Post by: DaisysMum on September 06, 2013, 10:01:20 PM
20th September for us too, no idea where we're staying yet!
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Post by: spicy on September 06, 2013, 11:12:41 PM
I will be there with my lovely husband from 27 sept for two weeks staying at kaloudis
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on September 06, 2013, 11:55:18 PM
BACK HOME NEXT SATURDAY
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Post by: martin-w on September 07, 2013, 03:49:59 AM
27th. September-11th. October, back home at The Bardis Hotel, where are you staying Bella? Taxi share anyone. My flight arrives at 13.05 pm. local time.
See you all there,
Martin.
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Post by: Bella on September 07, 2013, 04:59:21 AM
Hi Martin, same place as you! see you there! I'll be the one doing stupid amounts of lengths in the pool lol!
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Post by: Palmrat on September 07, 2013, 01:48:19 PM
Will be there on Friday 13th my lucky day!!!! Can't wait to see the beach and meet up with all you luvly people.
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Post by: kes on September 07, 2013, 02:49:16 PM
Return to Arillas  23rd sept...roll on
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Post by: ulfire on September 08, 2013, 11:35:21 AM
Back on the 13th September ...wish we could afford to stay forever
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Post by: pdkirk on September 08, 2013, 01:11:42 PM
Arriving on the 23rd with 4 generations, staying at the rainbow
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Post by: kevin.g on September 08, 2013, 01:15:10 PM
see you in the rainbow pdkirk..yiammas
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Post by: vivian on September 08, 2013, 01:18:45 PM
27th September to7th October. Taxi share anybody we arrive 2245, Easyjet from Manchester.
Bella a meet on 1st Oct sounds good to me, anybody else? Viv x
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Post by: pdkirk on September 08, 2013, 01:29:32 PM
Apologise in advance we have a 6month old(seb) with us this year and his 3yr old sister(lilly) only kidding. They are good kiddies lol
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Post by: TerryW on September 08, 2013, 08:29:00 PM
At the Horizon from 22nd to 29th September
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on September 08, 2013, 09:42:11 PM
#thecountdownhasstarted
Settled into the Akti by Saturday morning 14th September for 2 weeks.
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Post by: Eggy on September 09, 2013, 10:46:59 PM
GOODONYER! John n Dot - Yet another successful goal scored!

They are preparing your sun loungers as I type.
(Is that a pair of old flip flops I see under yours?)

Negg
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on September 09, 2013, 11:43:12 PM
Neil, I have waited so long for someone to find those flip flops I have gone and got some new ones.    TRENDY...lol
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Post by: sandraandjim on September 10, 2013, 03:53:10 PM
Hope you both have a great time, especially after the setbacks earlier in the year, can Dot have a vodka for us and you can have the Coke!!  ha ha   Enjoy

Sandra and Jim
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Post by: harold on September 10, 2013, 05:41:38 PM
5th october for 2 weeks looking forward to it.Dont know about next year as i am waiting for a knee op AT LAST.
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Post by: telboy on September 16, 2013, 10:20:12 AM
Just back from 2 weeks at Kaloudis village and all booked up for next year (2014) - that will be the 6th time

Just love Vincermo's  - i dont speak greek and he dosent speak english but we have great chats in the middle of the road outside his restaurant - foods great as well
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Post by: Paul & Denise on September 16, 2013, 10:48:41 AM
This time next week ............................. so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Sandy x on September 16, 2013, 10:58:01 AM
Look forward to seeing you here x
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Post by: Janis on September 17, 2013, 01:20:30 PM
We fly out THIS Monday (23rd)!!  Not long now .. just doing last bit of holiday clothes washing/ironing

Harold - we'll see you for a couple of days only as we fly back on the 7th :(

Looking forward to meeting up with all old (and new) friends - however brief it may be


Janis and Barry xx
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Post by: Eggy on September 17, 2013, 06:17:06 PM
If my "Briefs" were as brief, as the few occasions I have met you guys, then I would be on the naturist North end.  Berief that and you berief everything.
(Is that a lisp appearing?)

What? .North End? Being bombarded by collapsing soil- who's that throwing it??

Tis always good to meet new n old faces , no matter if it be for 5 minutes of 50.

Enjoy guys!
Negg
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Post by: Janis on September 17, 2013, 08:37:16 PM
Let's see if we can catch up this time, Negg .. with or without your briefs , lol

Janis and Barry xx

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Post by: Jersey Bean on September 17, 2013, 10:44:04 PM
Have a brilliant time everyone. I am very jealous x
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Post by: heatherberriman on September 18, 2013, 07:07:33 PM
Getting so excited now finished work today for a fortnight and only two more sleeps till we are back home in Arillas.
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Post by: DaisysMum on September 19, 2013, 09:04:30 AM
We are off on Friday too and as a bonus, I get to spend my birthday in Arillas!


Becky
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on September 19, 2013, 06:49:13 PM
Arillas is waiting for you all :-) :-) :-)
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Post by: kes on September 19, 2013, 06:59:53 PM
Late monday evening..but not to late for a Mataxa..
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Post by: heatherberriman on September 19, 2013, 07:18:18 PM
Yippie Tomorrow morning,get there for lunch at Billys.
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Post by: kevin.g on September 19, 2013, 07:24:16 PM
tomorrow 5.10 .am,,yiammas.x
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Post by: Eggy on September 20, 2013, 01:33:14 AM
It's September now, end of an Arillas Summer, and it seems like you Arilliacs are forming a company that would have defeated the 300 Spartans in 10 minutes!!

Where do you all you guys go? - I am becoming paranoid and thinking that when you see a white punto you hide till it passes. Am I that gruesome?

Come and say hello , even if you think it's an Egg and it's not.

Negg

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Post by: vivian on September 20, 2013, 04:53:51 AM
I wouldn't rung and hide from that little white punto if it didn't swerve towards me every time I walk up the road. Not blaming you Eggy, I know you wouldn't do that to me, just can't figure out why it happens!
Will be over on 27th late, get to airport about midnight, don't think there anybody on the forum that could mistake you for an egg, your to shiney. Lovesyeareally. Viv & Pete
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Post by: westhampete on September 23, 2013, 12:10:49 PM
All booked for next year 27 June. £377 with Thompson's.
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Post by: Janis on September 23, 2013, 02:53:43 PM
"When is everybody going?" ....... THE CAR WILL COLLECT US IN AN HOUR!!!

We'll see you soon, Arillas!

Janis and Barry xx
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Post by: TerryW on September 23, 2013, 06:33:00 PM
See you at Breakfast :-)
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on September 23, 2013, 06:41:18 PM
See you here Janis :-)
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Post by: adairsl on September 23, 2013, 11:15:20 PM
Just back from this years joy and booked for next year 22nd August for 2 weeks at Kaloudis as usual!
Oliver.
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Post by: Yvonne K on September 24, 2013, 04:05:59 PM
Hi all

Have just joined your ranks after booking my first trip to what looks like a really wonderful place.  Staying at Mathraki Apartments next September - the countdown has begun.  My first trip to Corfu!!!!
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Post by: justphil on September 24, 2013, 04:32:02 PM
Welcome to forum Yvonne. Mathraki is a good choice. Lovely family, lovely pool, many great reports on here. Starting Corfu with Arillas is exactly what Jen and I did in 2002. Since then for us, Arillas IS Corfu.....

Many opportunities to ask questions on forum - somebody knpws the answer to just about everything.

Welcome
Phil
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Post by: ness44 on September 24, 2013, 04:35:25 PM
Hi Yvonne
We stayed at Mathraki this year for the first time and its a wonderful place. Have already booked for next year and cant wait. You will love it.
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Post by: Yvonne K on September 24, 2013, 10:01:27 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome and confidence that, on the spur of the moment, I seem to have made an excellent choice for my next holiday.  Looking forward to getting loads of info from you all.
Yvonne x
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Post by: Jo Wissett on September 25, 2013, 12:51:36 AM
Yvonne you will be in heaven! Welcome to the madhouse :)
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Post by: justphil on September 25, 2013, 01:53:34 AM
Jo dearest, we are the sanehouse. We have it all.....

Phil
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Post by: AJC51 on September 25, 2013, 10:40:34 AM
We CONCUR! Phil

243 sleeps it will soon roll round.

Al Sal & Becs
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on September 29, 2013, 08:56:01 PM
Rainbow
14 July 2014
288 sleeps
that reminds me...... must change my ticker
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Post by: Paul D on September 29, 2013, 09:18:50 PM
Well done, John. Quick off the mark - will have to follow suit and book now.  Have been looking but I think every time I do, Thomson website keeps putting up the price because I think it recognises my computer. (Maybe??)   

                    Paul
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Post by: justphil on September 29, 2013, 11:16:21 PM
May not work Paul, and all of your automatic links will disappear, but clear your history, including all cookies and try again. The Big Brother watches us all, 24/7.

Phil
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Post by: justphil on September 29, 2013, 11:25:57 PM
I am not prepared to put numbers on yet. April 7th is a big hope. July 11th is certain. Just hope to win  something so I can be with Anne and Phil, who will be in my spiritual home all of next season, except the July and August bits.

But with any luck we will share a few moments in April. Ha ha! We will be totally inebriated while Marvel's Kostas and Spiros just humour us in shifts, pandering to our every demand for more drinks, and pretending to enjoy it. Such is Arillas.

Phil
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Post by: Karen/Colin on September 30, 2013, 03:15:07 PM
340 for us Phil.
I will try not to do another countdown until we ar in double figures!!

Karen
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Post by: keith(geezer) on September 30, 2013, 09:41:56 PM
223days 11hours 45mins for us staying at the rainbow
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Post by: ness44 on October 01, 2013, 05:34:19 PM


296 for us staying at the Mathraki for 2nd time. Roll on!!!!!!
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Post by: ianh on October 01, 2013, 10:48:32 PM
11 october,at kaluodis for a week 2nd time this year,hope to do lots of walks as it should be cooler this time of year
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Post by: JohnTheRef&Dot on October 13, 2013, 02:23:15 PM
Update on last post
272 days now .

July 14th At the Rainbow
we have been joined by two of my sons my grandson and my youngest sons partner

IM THINKING WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A FABULOUS TIME
11th visit for us, third for the grandson, second for my one son and first for my youngest son and his partner.
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Post by: Jersey Bean on October 13, 2013, 04:08:21 PM
You will have a ball. Rainbow is a great choice for a family get together. August 12th for us staying at The Kaloudis.
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Post by: Bella on October 13, 2013, 06:25:12 PM
I'm still here ha ha - weather too good to go home yesterday so Ive booked another week woo hoo
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Post by: Jersey Bean on October 13, 2013, 06:41:02 PM
Lucky you ! Are there many places still open ?
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Post by: justphil on October 13, 2013, 06:57:41 PM
Ah Bella. We should be sharing it in Graziella, the Nut or.... well anywhere who can provide. So wish Jen and I were there now. We are never free to "book another week." Our Arillas involves military style planning and restrictions and of course funds. But in a few years we will be there for the whole season and more.

We will share some of it with John and Dot's family next July, and respect the passing of a brave Arilliac who impressed me so much in our one and only meeting. But his entourage will never stop our John, and his lovely wife Dot soaking up everything that Arillas has to offer. Believe me, I have watched them doing it.

Ianh (long?) I hope you will love Arillas out of season as much as I do. In truth, mid October used to be in season. We should have gone to SpecSavers and booked October when it was cheap, but instead we are going in early April. Before Easter.

PhilnJen 7 to 14 April Marvel, 7 to 28 July Bardis Sun Studios. Working on October 2014 as well.

Phil
 
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Post by: Bella on October 13, 2013, 07:09:54 PM
Hi,
Bardis Sun studios, Rainbow, Mirage and Kostas have closed but as far as I can see the rest are still open as they are catering for all the beer fest visitors. As long as the Nut, Akti bar, Amourada, and Brouklis remain open I'm sorted lol And wow! never seen so many people or cars its absolutely buzzing but a great atmosphere.Its gonna be a long crazy night as the beer festival comes to an end with much merriment all round - boy do they know how to party! I need to go home for a rest!
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Post by: kevin.g on October 13, 2013, 08:13:39 PM
bell nice to have met you ,in the nut ,,hope your keeping billy out of trouble ,and enjoying your stay ,,yiammas
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Post by: Bella on October 14, 2013, 07:57:15 PM
Was good to meet you and yours too Kevin and yep Billy and I are still painting the town red lol!
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Post by: BILLYB on November 03, 2013, 03:13:23 PM
Booked in at Bardis studios  6th june for 8 nights then off to Roda & we can't wait ! :)
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Post by: jeffers on November 09, 2013, 03:44:47 PM
we are  going to the Horizon Hotel 30th August 2014  cant wait , stayed there for the first time last september really enjoyed it  and decided to go back   everyone seem so friendly
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Post by: justphil on November 09, 2013, 11:29:54 PM
Hi BillyB. You will regret leaving Bardis Studios for Roda. Well, I'm bound to say it. But I'm right.

We will be staying with Bobby and his lovely family in July. Of course I mean Spiros and Poppy, whose son Bobby has been wooing the residents there for quite a while. But Poppy flower is now yiayia (granny) and Bobby is the dad, while the gorgeous Katerina is young Spiros' mother. We will all share in their joy next summer. When you go to Roda you will feel as if you've been plucked from your Arillas family.

Jeffers, it is genuine. They seem to be friendly because they are. A smile in Arillas results in new friendships. I am living proof of that. Marinos at Horizon will be your perfect host, not because he has to, but because he wants to. Such is the culture in Arillas. Yes, there are exceptions, and sometimes they are stressed, but the whole point of Arillas is accommodating and serving visitors.

It is an obsession for many like me, who have seen all you did and more. Welcome to the fold. Arillas has a grip on many, and now is your last chance to escape....

Phil
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Post by: BILLYB on November 10, 2013, 09:04:33 PM
We did the same last year Phil but this time we're meeting our daughter in Roda . It's always sad to leave but splitting the holiday in 2  seems to make it last longer & we've had great holidays in both places .Like you say the Bardis family are great & we're looking forward to seeing them all.
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Post by: dylan on November 10, 2013, 09:26:31 PM
15th sept mathraki, again for a week, missed last year, with dodgy knee, doubly looking fowards to coming home this time! l
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Post by: justphil on November 10, 2013, 09:55:59 PM
We are all "coming home" Dylan. I have been accused of having too much to say, but all of what I say is about people like you and billyb, jeffers and bella (btw clare might be the right monicker.)

I only ever promote Arillas because it is what I believe to be the truth. And to be perfectly honest, being there with none of the forum and tourists would not alter my view. Jen and I love Arillas unconditionally, and it is the Greek people there who make it possible.

Anybody can have this. It is up to you, yourself.

Phil
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Post by: adairsl on November 10, 2013, 10:10:15 PM
All
We can only afford one visit every year and again we are booked as usual for Kaloudis from 22nd August for 2 weeks next year.
Phil is just a hero even if he expresses his view in terms which I dont always understand!
What I do know is that we share the same passion for Arillas.
That will never change.
Oliver.
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Post by: BILLYB on November 10, 2013, 11:06:38 PM
You hit the nail on the head Phil its the people that we've met that make Arillas so special .Only the third time for us but we've fell in love with the place. So welcoming
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Post by: justphil on November 10, 2013, 11:29:23 PM
Thank you Oliver. I sometimes surprise myself with the words that come from me. I don't always understand what I was saying, but I did when I wrote them. Usually Mythos or vodka frappe to blame.
Quote
we share the same passion for Arillas.
'Nuf said.

Billy, you share a name with the two Vasillis at Kaloudis. Old and young Billy. Take yer pick if you are or want to be old or young. In Arillas nobody cares. So many apologise that they have only been here twice, three times or 23 times. It is your desire to come back which counts, not the numbers. It is what you get from our place. See - I now feel it belongs to me. Many others own it too, but now it is MY Arillas. Life and soul, it will always be MY Arillas.

Phil
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Post by: cypress on November 10, 2013, 11:46:02 PM
I fully understand Billyb - It's only my 4th time. I've NEVER been anywhere 4 times in all my years of travel, (maybe the Canaries in the winter for the sun, but never really minded where, as long as the weather was good) I've always wanted to try different places. That's it now I'm finished - I'm caught, hook, line and sinker and don't mind in the least!
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Post by: justphil on November 11, 2013, 12:25:27 AM
A man is incomplete until he's married. Then he's finished.....

Well I am finished cypress. I am married in every term that it means. I still love her after 43 years, 41 of them married to her.

But we share only 11 years of Arillas. We only met the Bardis family three years ago. Life is strange, but can be beautiful. Jen and I share beautiful, whatever else is going on. We have 40+ years of rehearsing. Now we might actually do it. Ha Ha Ha. If we die tomorrow we have had it all.

Phil
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Post by: jeffers on November 11, 2013, 07:58:13 PM
Thanks Phil
we made good friends at the Horizon last time including Marinos  we have been to corfu for the last twelve years but Arillas seems the most friendly, think its down to the whole atmosphere   chilled
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Post by: vivian on January 16, 2014, 05:15:36 PM
All booked for this year now. 16th-30th May staying with friend and 27th September - 10th Oct no accommodation booked yet, will have to see who's still open. xx
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Post by: Val n Bill on January 16, 2014, 06:32:45 PM

May meet you at last Viv, 23rd May till 6th June for our visit of 2014

Second visit looks like it will be August.

    Val x
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Post by: vivian on January 16, 2014, 06:37:19 PM
That would be good, hope we will meet up at long last.x
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Post by: Bella on January 17, 2014, 12:20:44 AM
9th June for a month then 22nd Sept for who knows how long ha ha!
Will stay for Beer Fest so that's til 13th Oct at least - if the sun continues to shine down who knows - may still be there for Xmas lolol
Oh happy days xxxxxxxxxxxx

Bells
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Post by: westhampete on January 17, 2014, 02:41:26 AM
Arrive 27th June for 2 weeks of bliss.
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Post by: AJC51 on January 17, 2014, 03:17:40 PM
28th June for 15 nights. 162 sleeps whoop whoop.
Al Sal & Becs and now Neil.
 ps. Becs and Neil remember West Ham Pete from Kaloudis last year both of them now hooked we are finding it very difficult to slip away! Arillas has worked its spell on the next generation.
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Post by: BILLYB on January 18, 2014, 04:31:21 PM
Change of plan . We wanted our daughter to see Arillas so she's having 2 days with us. So were leaving on the 16th now and spending the last night at the Mirage . Roll on june 6th :)
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Post by: Val n Bill on January 31, 2014, 01:28:10 AM

Second visit now confirmed......1st August to 8th August. Then home for a week before our son gets married.

          Val x

 
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Post by: westhampete on January 31, 2014, 03:04:56 AM
27 th June staying at Kaloudis.
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Post by: martin-w on January 31, 2014, 03:49:13 PM
Just booked my first visit 5th.-26th. May, good flight deal from Bristol, still looking for September/October.
Back in 'my second home' The Bardis Hotel, usual room!
Martin.
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Post by: Jez on February 01, 2014, 12:49:04 PM
I'm just eyeing up a week from Sunday 30th March to Sunday 6th April, Ryanair from Manchester, £61.98 return. I don't think it gets much cheaper than that.

Just have to convince work that they don't need me... (at all)

Jez
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Post by: Jo Wissett on February 01, 2014, 03:40:26 PM
Thats just a mad price aint it. I am also very tempted as school hols...
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Post by: Jez on February 07, 2014, 03:49:28 PM
Hi Jo,

I can't believe it just got cheaper. 30th March to 6th April from Manchester is now £54.97 return on Ryanair.

(http://www.edreams.co.uk/engine/ItinerarySearch/search)

Think I will book it, cheaper than staying at home! Too good to miss...

Jez
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Post by: Bella on February 07, 2014, 04:37:05 PM
Jez,

have you used edreams before? only Iíve heard terrible things about them
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Post by: intentioncraft on February 07, 2014, 07:23:25 PM
16th June for 20,160 minutes.
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Post by: Jersey Bean on February 07, 2014, 10:45:58 PM
Don't get that last post.What does it mean ?
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Post by: Bella on February 07, 2014, 10:55:28 PM
It's 2 weeks in minutes Jersey Bean xx
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Post by: Truth on February 08, 2014, 12:44:20 AM
And I thought it was just 14 Days !!! He he
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Post by: MaryH on February 08, 2014, 05:14:13 PM
Unfortunately it looks as though I won't be able to visit Arillas this year :(
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Post by: Jersey Bean on February 08, 2014, 05:55:24 PM
Lol Bella very hard to get your head round after a few glasses of wine x
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Post by: Val n Bill on February 08, 2014, 06:51:08 PM

So sorry we may not see this year Mary, Bill and I really enjoyed your company in 2013.

We won't be the only people who will miss you l am sure.

            Val x :(
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Post by: Jez on February 09, 2014, 11:36:59 AM
Hi Bella,

What's the problem with eDreams? Better check before I book, I only want a flight, no accommodation or transfers.

Jez
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Post by: Bella on February 09, 2014, 12:03:54 PM
Hi Jez,

I was going to book through them last year but a friend warned me off.
Wanting to know more I typed 'edreams reviews' into Google.
Decided I didnít want to risk it after reading about them.

Bells xx
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Post by: Jez on February 09, 2014, 08:44:40 PM
Bella,

Good call! Just been speaking to Nicky, she says the add-ons are at the end of the process. I did wonder why their price was £10 lower than booking direct. Thank you for the info.

I will just have to pay the full price, £62.00 return!!!!l

Jez
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Post by: Vaughan & Angie on February 09, 2014, 09:32:22 PM
Just booked the flights, 8 September for two weeks
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Post by: Bella on February 09, 2014, 09:38:34 PM
You are welcome Jez - couldnít sit back and say nothing.
Better to pay a little bit more and be safe xx
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Post by: TONYNEW on February 09, 2014, 10:50:13 PM
August 8th Mathraki and it can't come soon enough :-)
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Post by: Jez on February 16, 2014, 01:14:49 PM
Bella,

I did book the same flights through Bravofly - £57 each. Result all round! So 30th March to 6 April it is, I can't wait.

Now, what's on the menu?

Jez
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Post by: jeffers on February 23, 2014, 11:49:04 PM
Anyone in arillas first two weeks of September we are staying at the Horizon .
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Post by: justphil on February 24, 2014, 12:26:59 AM
Jez mate, we get in on 7th. Will take Eggy over from you we guess. Sad to miss yous.

Phil
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Post by: ger on February 24, 2014, 11:53:00 AM
We arrive on 12th sept for 10 nights. Staying at marinaki say hello if you see us around. Will try and put photo on my profile so we can be recognised!!
Ger x
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Post by: vivian on February 24, 2014, 06:45:46 PM
Missed you ahain Phil we arrive on 27th.xx
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Post by: dylan on February 25, 2014, 09:24:13 PM
we arrive on the 15th sept at mathraki, again! perhaps we should all wear badges! On the Kefalos Forum, in Kos, forum members go to a particular bar around 5pm to 7pm for a chat, and have a sign outside the taverna! problem is, we pop in at five-ish, leave at eleven-issssshhhh!
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Post by: annec on March 04, 2014, 11:29:32 PM
We arrive at Mathraki on 23 May for 2 weeks.  Looks like we are going to be sunbed neighbours again Val n Bill!  Looking forward to chats over a glass or two around the pool x
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Post by: justphil on March 05, 2014, 12:57:06 AM
viv luvver, in a few years time we will be there from April to November. But with any luck will meet you and Pete before then. Hope you're well.

Phil
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Post by: Val n Bill on March 05, 2014, 01:10:00 AM

See you both in 80 days Anne. :) :)

       Val x
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Post by: Marika on March 05, 2014, 07:22:20 PM
In 163 days 😊🎉🍀🍸☉🌅
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Post by: justphil on March 05, 2014, 08:49:01 PM
Great news Marika! Sadly that sounds like mid August, so we will miss you - we're there from 7 to 28 July.

But at last you are getting back to Arillas!!!!
love from both
Phil and Jen
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Post by: patrickjohn on March 05, 2014, 08:53:51 PM
Sounds like Marika will be there the last couple of weeks in August so unless she stays a bit longer we will miss her too.  Glad she is able to come back to Arillas this year.
Regards
Pat
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Post by: Marika on March 05, 2014, 09:00:49 PM
YESSSS, the last 2 weeks of August 😁

I am soooooo happyyyyyy ... after .... hmmmm 5 years ?!(2009)
I am so excited 😊
But very sad that I miss you my friends 😔

With love
Marika 😚
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Post by: willis on March 05, 2014, 10:04:49 PM
That is great news. I have nothing planned yet myself. I will make an appearance at some point though!!
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Post by: Marika on March 05, 2014, 10:25:27 PM
Of course Nick 😀🎉🍹

Maybe in August? 😉
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Post by: TerryW on March 05, 2014, 11:42:57 PM
Great news, we will see Marika again. We go in 108 days time.

I am so pleased that Marika is going again, and she will get some amazing photos for the forum :-)
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Post by: Marika on March 05, 2014, 11:59:13 PM
YESSSS Terry 😊

I will give my best 😁

xxxx
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Post by: Eileen on March 06, 2014, 12:21:14 AM
See you there Marika!
Was this an early birthday present to yourself?
xxx
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Post by: Erja on March 06, 2014, 07:51:36 AM