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Μια μικρή καλύβα, ή ήταν δύο μικρές καλύβες;
One small hut, or was it two small huts?
Singular for hut in Skopelos Greek is KALIVI,
but most dictionaries says KALIVA!
Skopelos is full of “kalivia” – small huts,
normally used during the olive-harvest
and when doing works on their land.
In modern days many are modernized and
the families used them as a holiday retreat
and/or rented it out.
I feel sad when I see a neglected kalivi,
and would like to “read it`s story off the walls”!
Here is the view from this one;
down to Kambos, Skopelos town to the left.
I was for a lunch yesterdays at some friends
who has a lovely house a bit up in Kambos.
We were served an excellent meal, as usual,
here are a few glimpzesz;
Doggies and me walked and we saw so
many wild flowers;
The other day we were for lunch at Mortero,
here are the birthday boy & some of the lovely food;
We brought the fish, Norwegian “rotten” fish,
(old-fashioned way of preserving food),
very nice and no feel of rotten at all!
A present from good Norwegian friends!
Here are some glimpses from Mortero.
the garden of Skopelos – just before Panormos;
Some more glimpses from my life;
At the “ceramic-class:
Only the small houses – ta kalivia – are my work.
Do you know what the blue “thing” to the right is for?
Here is the answer;
I love my life in Skopelos!
I love the Greek way of greeting eachother,
all the time something to be happy about –
more or less!
Like today we all say Kalo Mina to eachother,
More and more flowers showing up day by day!
This must be spring!!!
I have never see wild tulippes here;
But we can not have it all!!!
We have just had a “treemero” –
a tree days holidays. Saturday it was A public holiday only in Skopelos,
like other islands and places has their saints day!
Agios Reginos` monastery is on the “new” road to Panormos,
passing though Kambos.
Sunday was supposed to be
the big fake wedding parade and many parties,
but due to a tragic death due to leukemia of a 4,5 year old child
all was cancelled! RIP to the child and
condolences to the family, what a tragedy.
And Monday καθαρά Δευτέρα / Kathara Deftera / Clean Monday
– the start of the 40 days lent, – next party is Easter!
The good thing this time of the year is that we can be more and more outside.
We had the only table outside at Dimitrakis,
and it was all so lovely.
My first ceramics are ready, and as tradition
my first work was for mom ;o)
Signs on our wooden gates.
The most beautiful Trata was the one of the youngest boys, bravo!
Anyway here is more;
TRATA is a kind of vessel/boat made mostly of bamboo and fishing/nets, one use all one can find! Use the fantasy!
It should have a kind of engine, the more it sots the better,
it does not get the Trata moving,
manpover is used!
The tratas, it could be 2 – 7,
is dragged around the narrow streets of town,
the more noise, the more fun.
The ladies in town gives them “something”,
and the mood is rising!
The tratas ends up at the town beach
where they are put on the water,
– they never gets fare!
The young boys have their tratas the second last Sunday
of the apokries and the “big bad” boys
has their after the Wedding parade the last Sunday.
Next day is Katharo Defthera and then the 40 days of lent starts.
All waits for the big Easter celebration!
I took a stroll on a new (to me) path the other day,
up from Kambos, at the end of the “middle” road.
Started well but then we hade to climb over and under broken trees an bushes.
The first path ends at the red dot you see up here.
Finally out we visited these guys and their parents;
I did not want to take the same path home,
because that would be more or less impossible to climb up!
So we took the path straight up, the one I always walk
when I visit my friends. BUT …
It was terrible!!! I let the doggies free and followed them.
There were broken trees and bushes all over,
but obviously the goats had made their way.
I really crawled thru the bushes, luckily I was dressed
in rain-gear so I slipped thru!!!
Some moment I thought that I would not make it,
I wondered if I could manage to return.
I took the phone out in order to call for help,
if necessary, that’s why all the selfies!!!
I was so happy when I finally got up to the dirt road!
Home sweet home -Kalivi, kalevaki mou!
I saw blue flowres and much more …
I was even singing! It was daylight so I knew I could be found!!!!
The day started nicely;
I love the sun! So happy to see her/it!
Over to some FB clips that I like;
If you do not know what m@l@k@ in Greek means,
try to find it out!!!
I will tell you; m@trubator, w@nker, yerk!!!
means make/become soft …
Sunshine at our beautiful island at the moment,
6,3C and it was down to 4,3 in the night.
Giannis Parios sings a happy song in the radio;
Kalimera, ti kanis … Listen to it;
Chef Reginos at Ta Kimata alias Angelos made this fantastic gourmet meal for us, sorry I forgot to shoot the maindish, that was great too with tender beef slices on a smal pasta bed. It was a great meal and with so many excuting tastes, quiet different from the normal Greek cusine! Thanks a lot!
I had made a glutenfree “Sucsess cake” – yes thats the name. Cake made of calory bombs as almonds, cream, butter, vanilla, sugar, butter and eggs. Mom loved it, and took the rest home!
If you will have a cellebration on Skopelos, chef Reginos will be happy to make you an exciting meal, – you have to book some days in advance.
I am lucky to have my mom alive at 89, she already started to think of what to do on the next big birthday!
Xronia Polla Mamma mou❣
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