Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas 2017


10 persons and 5 doggies for Christmas Eve lunch at my place, what a lovely bunch! 2 Greeks, Ioannis from OuzoBaren & Kostas from Soulas, 5 Britts, Chris & A, Leslie, Eddie & M, and us 3 Norwegians. Mom chosed to stay home.

Yesssss …


Mom does not have a beard, she fell and hit her chin so they put two stiches in at the Health Centre.

Pasxa did not want to join the photo, so here she is:

She is over 12 years old, I found her Eatser 2005.


Have to show you 2016th Christmas photo:

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The weather turned out beautiful so we had the fordrinks outside.


I love making a nice table, it does not happen often here!

We had marinated herring from IKEA, rakafisk (cured trout) from Nordfjord for starters (thanks to Elisabeth & F) and as you saw my famous JulSkinka that I learned to make when I lived and got married in Gotenburg, 100 of years ago, in another life!

Ending it off with CloudBerry Cream, – thank you Beate!

Christmas day now, and I have just been out with the woffies at 06.40, and the sky is full of stars so nice and quiet. We will have another lovely day.


 The lunch as usual at my Brithish friends up from Kambos, so nice because the food is so completely different from what I make, and sooo good!

All the best and be nice!




2016 Xristougenna

cropped-img_5270c.jpgΚαλα Χριστούγεννα – God Jul

– Merry Christmas

A page of mostly photos from this year!

I love the very easy way we write God Jul in Norwegian, so short, so easy!

My Christmaseve lunch at my home;


Mom 88,5 not present due to an ear infection


Some more photos;



Before the 20th of December;

I replanted two Cyprus trees from Mortero to my garden, and now they are my Christmas-trees! They grew up to 2,2 m very fast, so great!


My mom and her dog Agapi



We had a great Sunday Music Lunch at Nikos in Panormos, did you ever see the sun set over Blo, it is so great, – in the summertime you see it set to the left!

I will fill in with new photos …

Σιγά σιγά!



Smilax -Greenbriar

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Mediterranean Smilax aspera –
I think!

I have seen and photographed this remarkable plant
many times, but did not know the name.
Have looked it up before, today I found it.
Wikipedia says;
“Greenbriers get their scientific name from the Greek myth of Crocus and the nymph Smilax.[5] Though this myth has numerous forms, it always centers around the unfulfilled and tragic love of a mortal man who is turned into a flower, and a woodland nymph who is transformed into a brambly vine.”

I love Greek myths!
One of them is Mythos;

15021 kms of mythical coastline.
6000 mythical islands and islets.
2884 hours/year of mythical sunshine.
1 Mythical Beer.”

“Stine Ja Mas, vre Pedia!”


Rainy Day

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Cleaning up my photo-gallery, and found this cat photo.
A bit late for God Jul – but I admirer the way cats
bundles together when it gets cold,
and though I would show it to you.
I was/am not a cat persons – I thought!
I used to have one and now around 15!
They just show up!!!
I do love my dog, Pasxa!

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My Pasxa with the OliveGrove friend Hedda.
They are both dogs found …

Gray and rainy but beautiful as always on Skopelos!
It was about +10C in the morning, but now in the
afternoon it is down to only +6!
Some says we will have snow for the New Year!
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Some friends came so here will be party-time too!

Before I close, another Xmas pic from Mortero;

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My 87 year old mom Kate and a good friends SC,
sharing a Christmas cracker!



& some of my 4-legged friends and more

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In Greece, specially on the islands, it is an old tradition to decorate a small boat, Karavaki, not a tree. I am so happy this year for the first time I did decorate my small wooden boat, and I love the sight of it!
On the mainland this tradition is rather new,
only the last 30 years.
Greeks are aware of that X-mas tree is not a Greek tradition,
it is said that Greece’s 1st king; Bavarian Otto,
brought it with him in 1833.

I can not remember to have seen any here
my 1st Xmas in 1983, but slowly it appeared.
Actually I did not see much Christmas then at all!

Here are some of my olds photos of X-masses;