19/1 and life goes on

Still dripping, not all snow gone yet!
I hope all will disappear up here during the day!
Gray weather, some wind and now at 08.30 it is +7,2C.
I want one like this;

I am looking back at music lunches this year;

Walking there;

Walking home;

I got my car out on the 17th so we went
for a drive and walk with mom and Agapi;

Sign of SPRING ;o)

A real spring;
170118-040c170118-007cSorry about that, hope it is not too serious!

So fun to see in Norwegian magazines that I have
bought what they promote!
Many years ago I felt that I lived somewhere
really “out of date”!
We can nearly get everything here now!

Do you know about
The Colors of Skopelos?
“Cromata Skopelou” Ceramics;

Ending up with some pics from home;



16/1 – and still dripping

Best photo of today?

How long have we had snow?
I woke up to a white world on the 7th of January,
the biggest snowfall came on the 8th,
it was snowing all the day!
How much? 1 meter for sure!
How to measure?
My rain-measure-thing is still under snow!!!

PS it was broken by the heavy snow ❗️

I walked around town today as well, here are some more pics;

Skopelitissa is a shop who sells delicious homemade sweets,
and the part to the right is rather new.

Nød lærer nøken kvinne å spinne …
Norwegian saying who says something like;
Poverty learns naked woman to make a tread or …

I will end todays page with some pics from this afternoons walk;
170116-021c170116-025c170116-026c170116-016cSo many damages, but of course a tree will grow up again!

What was the temperature during this snow fall?
Well, the lowest I had on my thermometer was -0.8C,
some said they had -5, – but all this depends where you are living!
I had to go to the “electronic” shop in the “Post-office-Street”
today, and the nice young man promised to fix my moms TV!
In the shop I found a small weather station, so I bought it,
and here I can prove that the one I have is more or less correct;

Mom called and was so happy, her TV is ok.
It was the snow that had moved the disc a little bit.
Thanks you for excellent service!


15/1 still dripping!

Mom was out!!!

170114-041cShe was so fed up by being “Locked up” inside!
It was not safe to take her out,
because the road to her home was
not opened! Yesterday we got help
by Frode and the car of Madro,
so we went out for lunch!
She was so happy!
So sorry to see any damages, due to the heavy snow;
Again a big THANK YOU to all who helped
here on Skopelos, locals and mainlanders ;o)


Ending this page with what helped me
through the “lock-up”;


and good news;
170114-008Have not seen her since Saturday,
when it was still possible for
her to walk over the hill!
So all “my” cats are safe ;o)


14/1 Drip, drip, dripetydrip!!!

After the snow!!!

Dripping from the rooftops, DANGEROUS,
icesticles falling down, and they are heavy!

icssticles – what does that mean?
I thought it was these thing hanging from the roofs;
170108-016cbut when I looked it up, this is what comes;
icesticles definition. a term usually used to describe the condition
of ones t*st*cl*s while working outside in bone chilling cold.
from definithing.com/icesticles/
Bravo mou!!!

We have no more fun, than we laugh ourselves!!!

I give my compliments to all the help we have got
from helicopters, boats, trucks and and …
but most of all to all the people who were engaged,
working to help us all!

Eυχαριστώ πολύ

Anyway here what’s happened yesterday;

It did not come for us, we were safe!

To finally know that we have a road, was just fantastic!
Last time the car was out was exactly one week ago!


I got a phone call about 12.30 yesterday
and one of my “snowed-in” friends in Mortero said
I was so happy to hear his voice.
I do not know more, but they were in town
and did their shopping, bravo!
Their road was finally cleaned!

When I was a kid we had a summerhouse on the coast
and there we had to heath water and and …
And I was very proud when I managed to make the wood-fire!

Getting to town we had to drive over Pefkias,
because down of here it is very slippery.
But we made it to town, bravo!!!
Lots of shopping …

191013-024c191013-028c191013-034cI went to Karavia to see Rolf, the 5th Norwegian
who lives here, we have not see each other for 8 days,
but kept contact with messages.
and I had 3 SMALL BEERS!!!!
I who hardly every drink at daytime!!!
Then I walked over to moms;
Mom were fine, but she was a bit fed up over being locked up inside.
She can not get out, the road up to her
home can only be reach on foot, in snow and
ice up to your ankles. Not easy,
so she has to wait for a few more days,

Lots of people out in town, very many cars,
and it was a kind of happy mood.
The snow were over, we could get OUT!!!


I had a lovely walk with my doggies late afternoon again,
and the road was clean, but a bit wet,
so dangerous at night, it could be icy.
We do not have winter tires for our cars here,
and very few has snow changes.
My car is still parked up here
with a lot of snow on top,
I will try to get him out today!!!
But I will not drive before I know it is completely safe!

Have a good day, SUN is shining on Skopelos ;o)

Some cuts from FaceBook;

I LOVE my doggies!!!


13/1 we got a road!!!

Thursday was so beautiful and what a great change!

Best news first;
They cleaned all the road around Pefkia – Raches,
and I guess all the way down to Kastro-Milos.
I do not think my small car can make it today,
but Spiros upstairs has a 4 wheel drive,
so we go shopping together!

My big worry now is my friends in Mortero,
no phone contact since the 10th.
I know they have a wood fire, I know they have
lots of jam and chutney, but food?
I have to find out.
People was saved by helicopter yesterday!!!

Robert one of my friends in Mortero,

just called and said that their road is Ok and

they are safe, bravissimou ❄️⛄️❄️

My big white wild cat Mikri is missing,
she lives by herself behind here,
she might not have been able
the get out, I hope she shows up today!

More from the beautiful day;

170112-002c170112-006c170112-008c170112-010cTHANKS A BIG LOT;
without boats coming and going we would not survive!

Just 2 more pics;

So many saw my vidaki, thanks a lot!

It is a beautiful morning,
I will have breakfast and then
start digging our driveway!!!


12/1 I do not love snow!

170111sne-096c170111sne-098cI woke up to this today, it was so FANTAISTIC!!!
To have about 6 days with snow is amazing,
and we still have a lot!
I feel like I am up in the highmountains of Norway,
like Geilo and Ustaoset, where I used to work!!!
We were luck to have the electricity for a long time,
but it was away for 26 hours and came back
yesterday at 14.30 – guess if we were happy?
Poor Alonnisos they have been without for a much longer time.
Now we do not have water,  but we DO have snow!

Yesterday we walked to town to see mom and
back again, 12,5 km. The worst part was to “dive” into the snow
and get out to the main-road down from here.
Some places I was in snow up to my chest!!!
I sent the doggies first but they did not sink as deep as I!!!

Here are our walk and what we saw;


The truck pours out saltwater in order to melt the ice and snow. Lots of vehicles out trying to help, bravo! I saw firetrucks, policecars and and …  Thank you!



When we got home, I was dead!!!

MY HEROES of yesterday;
Vangelis D who drove a bottle of gas for my moms gas heater.
Lambro Finikas who helped me carry it up to her home.
Spiros P who cleaned a path in to “our” house,
I was SO happy for that, because I was very, very tired
after the walk. My back hurt a lot, so I put on a cream
and a sheep skin. We went early to bed and the
electric blanket was on, ohhh so lovely!

Thanks a lot!

Sunshine outside now, +3,9C, melting a lot,
woodfire on and time for breakfast!


10/1 ❄️☃️❄️🐾❄️⛄️❄️


4th day snowed in ❣❣❣

I am not complaining, I have food & drinks, wood and books, and good company of cats and dogs! I am just happy that we have electrisity,  – spesially because of my mom, – she has no woodfire, and the sentralheating needs electrisity. We keep contact via the phones, and she says she is ok. Lambros, her landlord will help her if she needs anyting.

Ophs, another very short powercut, we have had some.

I get out, walk with the doggies but not fare, it is hard! I think it will be ok to walk to town, but how to get up again? Due to frost it is ice under the snow!

Not much of photos yet, woke up to even more snow!!!

 I mostly work on my iPad now, no problem if we have a powercut!


Sorry not so good photo, but it s fun to see Ira, my dog, being a lot with Sorry the cat.

Cats and dogs likes it by the woodfire, who would not?

I wish all could have it as good as us!

Have a good day and keep warm!


Still 9/1 – but looking back

When did we have this much snow?
January 2006, maybe, but after 3 days it was gone.
The father of an old friend said that it was a lot in 1967
but even more in 1941.
Who remembers?

Now at 17.30 we have -0,4C, still possible to see out,
it snowed a dash before, but not now.
Will we be able to get to town soon?
I could have walked down, but
the way up again would have been rough!!!

What will tomorrow bring?

Anyway we took a drive on the 5th with Rolf;
He lives here mostly now and I wanted to show him new things,
2nd stop coffe in Glossa;

He had never been there, but promised to come back!

Next a detour down to Armenoptera & Kalives;

Rolf had never been here before!

We saw a new road and had to check it out;

I do not know, looks like a private house but
so much digging and throughing away?

Next stop Rolf new;
Over the mountain on the rather new road,
we went off to;
170105-062v170105-063c170105-074c170105-073c170105-066c170105-069cHe had never been here before either!
It takes long time to get to know all of Skopelos!

My doggies did a nice pose;

We had a nice day with Rolf and later a coffee at Bardon!

Looking more back; were invited to Mortero for a great
a la Christmas lunch, fantastic cured mutton;
Mom looks well, but she is “shrinking”, –
she eats and enjoys her food and
nice company!!!

Last photo of this page, a cat again, of course;


9/1-2017 Winter

I have lived in the Norwegian mountains for many a winter,
so I was prepared for this snow!
But I do not have high boots so I improvised!
I was rapped in here and there, and went out
with the doggies. We did not get fare, just
up and down the track we walked yesterday
several times!!!
I came in perfectly dry!
No complaints, we have plenty of wood, food and drinks,
and with cats and dogs I have very good company,
and nobody is complaining!

How cold?

Good question! My thermometer has been down to -0,8C
(sorry I wrote earlier no frost, but I did not see the minus
on my thermometer!!!)
We had frost in the night.
My ice-stickles were dripping before but now
at 11.48 we have -05C, so what
will the night bring?


I just took a brown bread out of my baking machine,
so now a slice with Norwegian goat cheese.
Geitost bragt av gode venner, tusen takk!

I am very very happy that we still
have electricity!!!!


Here are some FaceBooks photos,
since I am not able to get down to take them myself.
Sorry that not all writes their names on them
but I hope I am allowed to use them anyway;


Most of them are from yesterday the 8th of January 2017!

We do have real winter!!!

So why not dream of green grass?


8/1-2017 more snow

I woke up to this;


Luckily I did not park my car out here!


Sorry I can not get fare so here are only photos from around the house.
I had to dig my way out, took the stairs alongside the house,
and got some help;
Some very few places there was only 10 cm of snow,
the wind has blown the rest away,
some places it was caved in to about 1 meter,
but I think it has came ca 60 cm of snow!
Look around my home;
Amazing, 1st time up here with so much snow!
Last time we had so much snow was ca 23rd of January 2006.



170108-022c170108-034c170108-025I am very thankful that we have kept the electricity on,
that makes life more easy.
I can not get my car out, but I could walk
to town if I have to!
Anyway I have lots of food for the animals and me,
and a good many liters of wine ;o)
TV is working and I have done a lot of skiing today
on EuroSport,
heia Norge!
So just have to wait and see what the weather will bring,
have a nice warm evening ;o)


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