Such a relief to know that my Mum is now out of hospital...Ozcare thankfully are arranging many more hours home help and personal assistance, which will be more and more necessary as time goes by. Mother's Day in Australia on Sunday, so I hope Kath receives the flowers I organised via internet...plus I will be calling her via Skype of course.
Her broken pelvis is going to take a long time to heal...patience.
Our weather has FINALLY improved and today is very warm....so we have installed our sun awnings for the first time this season....
Have also had some lovely sailing conditions...all going well on Pacific Pearl.....caught up with SHAMAL...Ann and Alec from New Zealand who wintered in Sicily, then Lefkas, like us....Thank you for the BEST EVER cappuccino!
Tuesday 13th April....HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all our wonderful Mums last Sunday, in Australia anyway...I had a long Skype call with mine, who could actually hear me ok. sounded bright enough, and happy to be back at home...Plus my flowers arrived as ordered! Thanks to 123fleurs.com
These Ionian islands are really so beautiful and enchanting.....luxuriant and green, full of fragrant wild flowers at the moment, covered in evergreen Cypress, pine, elm, not forgetting the pale silvery green olive trees, must be millions of them, also in full flower at this time of the year.
Not surprising with the amount of rain that falls in the winter!
A complete contrast to the 'travel brochure' Greece of sunbaked dry craggy rocky islands with clusters of dazzling whitewashed cube houses and chapels, Mediterranean blue painted domes, doors and trimmings.....which one finds throughout the Cyclade islands in the Aegean sea.
But Greece is full of contrasts...even has snow covered mountains where one can ski at very reasonable prices.
Bruno has the Top 14 rugby semis to watch this weekend...so must find excellent wifi connexion!
We hired a car in Nidhri yesterday, 25 euros, not bad including petrol and everything! with Avis!
Pacific Pearl is now well stocked after visiting the supermarkets in Lefkada, including Lidl of course, gas bottles, wine, the works....then we had just enough time left to enjoy a lovely drive just down to Sivota to check out the mooring possibilities there....
until next blog ....hi to you all...if you want to visit us, no problem, just ask!