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Saturday, 3 October 2015 12:45 pm
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Back from holidays. You guys, the Greek Islands are dreamy, and none more than the isladn of Kefalonia (you might know it if your read Captain Corelli's Mandoline), where I holed up with my Mum, in a lovely old greek farmhouse with a pool, lots of olive trees in the garden, and a little cove for swimming only five minutes away. The north of Kefalonia is very, very green, with lots of little coves (pebble, though, not sand) along the coast and small villages with taverns that serve very yummy greek food to very reasonable prices and small village shops with huge stacks of fruit and veg outside. It was still very warm, around 25 C, so lots of sunbathing and swimming was to be had, though we cought one day with (terrential) rain, but that was kind a fun, too. Electricity and water cut out for a few hours, and we thought it might swep out house into the sea, but then the next day it was back to blue skies and seas with no cloud in sight. Like magic.

Our 'home from home'

Terrasse with breakfast table, pool & loungers (with sea view). Being laszy has never been any more idyllic.

The 600 year old olive tree in the garden, complete with hammock.

Foki Beach, one of the bigger coves, with street access and a little tavern under the olive trees. Many are only reachable by foot or boat, so it's always a nice mix of acitivy and sunbathing. 'Ours' was two coves over and much smaller, but only really accessible by sea (and from our house). Heaven...

Assos peninusula with the ruins of a Venzian castle and a lovely little fisher village and beach.

Fiskardo lighthouse & bay. On clear days when the sun is shining the sea has the most amazing azure colour you'll ever sea. I must have spend hours just staring out onto the sea, watching the boats and being mesmerized by the contrasting colours of blue sea, green forest and white cliffs and boats.

Myrtos Beach from up on the cliff, which is often called one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The most amazing thing about it is the turquoise and azure colours of the sea, which keep changing depending on whether, waves and sun position. It's about a mile long, and tends to be very full, but since it was just before the end of the season it was not very busy.

Unfortunately we did miss the Super Blood Moon Eclipse because I noted down a wrong time. That would have been the cherry on top.

On return I also noted (well, my inbox reminded me) that I've missed [personal profile] charloween 's, [personal profile] legoline's and [personal profile] bananainpyjamas's B-days. Hope you all had a great day, doing what you love to do, whatever that is. Wishing Char the most amazing adventures downunder with even better beaches and sea views than Greece and enough UK born relatives to secure a visa for however long she wants it for, legoline enough time to do all the things she loves to do and success with her writing, and bananainpyjama a good hair year and a magic potient to nuke accademic stress. Virtual hugs and cakes for all of you ladies!

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