Once again we had a great time in Roda...........each time we come home I feel I've left a piece of me there..........if only I could win the lottery. Lovely to see you all again....thank you for making us both welcome. Zoe hadn't been with us for the last two years and said it was like visiting family which I thought was a spot on comment. And thank you again for this forum..........it's invaluable for information. Just as an FYI Olympic still don't have any Roda accommodation loaded onto their website yet.......I've tried at home and thinking it might be me I got my travel agent to check for me today and it didn't come up for her so after a call to Olympic they told her they hadn't loaded it yet. Love to all xx
It was good to see you again, Sarah, and so pleased about the way you feel about Roda. For those who don’t know yet, you did tell us that Kosmas (Olympic) will take over the accommodation at Metallinos next door in 2017 to add to their own, so Olympic will confirm that when their details are loaded. Theodoros Resort will have 78 beds with Olympic, all of them across the road in the various blocks. The rest he will have with Thomas Cook.
Keep doing the lottery - best wishes to Zoe & Ian,
We had a small but very pleasant gathering for our FGT at the Theodoros Resort. There was Steve and myself, plus Stan and his lovely wife Dot, together with Rob and his lovely wife Cath. The main topic of conversation was moving to Corfu, part time, the pros and cons (not many if you discount the mozzies), health care abroad and of course the cost and availability of familiar brands. As for the latter, in my three years of spending time here I have only not been able to source Heinz salad cream, good tea bags such as Yorkshire blend (good for our hard water) and malt vinegar. Though I expect the English shops sell them, but they can be pricey. You can guess what we carry in our camper! There does seem to be a shortage of reasonable places to rent long term in the village for people who will be here with no car. We are fortunate here as we are close to Acharavi with its supermarkets, phone shops and medical facilities. I am going to check whether the post office is still open, as there was a message referring people to Karousades, but that has been removed.
This week's FGT took place at Yummies. Nikos and Louse were both there to welcome our little group. They were still ecstatic about getting a 5 star rating for the third consecutive year for their sandwich bar. There was Steve and myself, Dave and his lovely wife Paula and Malcolm Clayton. I apologize for the poor photo but I went without my camera, so the photo was taken with my mobile. Again much of the discussion was about the joys of living here, then there was a long chat about the cricket match on the Sunday next and how the young member have grown so much since we first met them as very young school children. Time to feel our age! Yummies was full the whole time we were there, Kostas and Louise were churning out crepes and baguettes as though they were going out of fashion. They were still busy when we drove past some time later.
Our weekly meeting was held at Skouna and was well attended. There was Steve and myself, Andy Smith, Cath and Rob, Mrs Depp and daughter aka Sarah and Zoe, and geordie Andy (really must find out his surname!). Andy Smith, whose daughter got married at Ninos on the Beach last year was telling us how his daughter's last minute decision to join her parents out here for 11 days strained the rooms at Ninos (they were full) and they were having to spend their last few days at the former Sun Rose along the beach road to Acharavi. When I mean last minute, it was that literally. One hour before Andy and his wife were heading for the airport their daughter had got her dad to book the flight (last seat), had gone home and packed, left a note for her husband, and was heading to Roda! Andy was full of praise for the Sun Rose but the new people hadn't quite got their act together and had no beer for the 'happy hour' of buy one beer and get another free! But situation, cleanliness etc were excellent. There was also a fair amount of discussion about gardening and how our little plot is doing. At the moment it looks mental, but is providing us with way too much to eat. Vegetarian because there is no space for the meat!
If I can answer your question Jan. Geordie Andy surname is Brack, however, I'm sure he prefers to be called Andrew instead of it being abbr. I'm thrilled that the FGT"s are still a good turn out loads of friendly faces in attendance.
FGT 100816 This week's FGT took place at Alexandros in the Village (Smileys). It was a lovely hot sunny morning as we sheltered under the parasol. There was a small but chatty group of Steve and myself, Janet Burke and Dave and his lovely wife Paula. Janet is a follower of our forum but hasn't joined yet, but she has promised to do so on her return to the UK. As usual topics discussed were very varied. From the real Kleftiko and its origins, to pre-sending your cases here for your holiday. The new pool at Roda Pearl (formerly Elinitsa) got good reviews as did the new Italian pizza restaurant, the Rialto. Apparently the portions were so big they needed a doggy bag!.The Makris apartments seem to be betting consistently good reviews, as although they don't have a pool, the views and the equipment, plus the closeness to the village more than make up for that. Some of us had been coming for a very long time and a good chin wag was had discussing all the changes.
Post by davidandpaula2012 on Aug 26, 2016 19:21:41 GMT 2
I would just like to thank all the forum members we met at the 3 we went to. The hospitality and welcome from the Monday night when we first got there from Steve and Jan right up until the last night where we met to say goodbyes was 2nd to none. They spotted us first night at the boathouse after I had shouted that's them Paula. Ha remember Steve? Pete Sant spotted us outside Big Ben and shouted us in a great welcome. That's how it was all holiday we met such lovely kind people thanks all of you.
janiemou: Are you surviving the rain Kaz?
Jun 12, 2019 16:35:23 GMT 2
kaz: Just about janiemou..its raining now,,grey skies and windy its " s'windy, loved your pics of the sea....not been up on the sea wall since accident, maybe soon,getting around I bit better now............rain just stopped!! strange weather?? take care xx .
Jun 13, 2019 10:30:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are both well Jan & Steve and enjoying the Roda sun!!!....the days here have been dry but humid,phew..........not able to get to Roda again this year ( I miss it so much) never mind, one day..take care, love Kaz & Rosie xxx
Jul 15, 2019 16:43:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz,I had pretty good weather when on quick trip back to the UK, not been so good since I have been back. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Jul 16, 2019 14:36:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou.........as you may have heard, we had a Heat Wave for two days here.....my was it hot?? shouldn't complain though only it hasn't stopped raining to-day...we can't win can we?? Hope you and Steve are keeping well and still enjoying life.........
Jul 27, 2019 16:04:20 GMT 2
kaz: Not able to make Roda again this year.....family holidays in progress!!!So it will be just me n Rosie up on the sea wall!!! take care..love Kaz xx
Jul 27, 2019 16:07:29 GMT 2
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2