What a surprise today the nespola tree in our garden was full of insects including about 10 Plain Tigers. The tree is in full flower and the scent is amazing. The Tigers seemed to be enjoying the nectar then flying to an open spot and spreading their wings to the sun for a minute or two then rejoining the feasting. I feel honoured that the butterflies we first saw down at Almyros are now in our garden, that sighting caused much interest in the butterfly world with people just about jumping on planes to see this visitor. Though the original site has been destroyed by drainage work they are now being seen all over the island now. The warm climate is encouraging them to migrate from their usual haunts in Asia and Africa. They have been depicted on 3500 year old Egyptian frescos, which makes them the oldest illustrated butterflies.
janiemou: Thanks Kaz had a great trip, will be posting pictures soon. Celebrating Greek Easter here today with roast lamb Greek style.
Apr 28, 2019 10:39:36 GMT 2
artisans: Sorry to hear about Angela, Mike - she was the first person in Roda I ever spoke to when we came looking for accommodation. Such bad news ...
Apr 29, 2019 10:33:00 GMT 2
maudy: Hi Steve and Jan, can
May 11, 2019 15:02:00 GMT 2
maudy: Take 2 can you give any reliable advice about the airport troubles with the check-in times ? It seems on every forum that people are saying that it is taking over two hours from bag drop to security ?
May 11, 2019 15:09:10 GMT 2
maudy2: Just spoken to a friend who just flew back and he assures us the airport is much better and they breezed through.
May 12, 2019 16:33:14 GMT 2
artisans: Hi Maudy - not used the airport yet ... why aren't you driving down?
May 12, 2019 20:31:59 GMT 2
artisans: Someone today said it took 15 minutes. All passports are now checked because UK is not part of Schengen. The time spent at the airport is much the same as ever.
May 12, 2019 20:37:14 GMT 2
maudy2: Hi Steve we’re bringing our son, his wife and two children so it’s a family outing 🙈hopefully we’ll survive it 🤣
May 13, 2019 14:42:19 GMT 2
maudy2: Tony says we need help with the route and need somewhere to park it when we arrive , maybe even leave it there for future hols 🤔
May 13, 2019 14:43:50 GMT 2
artisans: Tony's been wanting help with the route for two years! . We need to meet for a coffee one day. When do you arrive?
May 14, 2019 10:59:37 GMT 2
maudy2: Hi Steve , we were due in roda about midnight tonight but after the fuel issue at Manchester It’s now anyone’s guess 🙈live update received from EasyJet says all of their flights will leave it’s just a case of when and we are still told to arrive on time
May 20, 2019 8:33:23 GMT 2
kaz: Hi janiemou..will be intouch soon Kaz
May 23, 2019 18:05:03 GMT 2
nsktravel1pegy: hello to everyone !!!!!!!!
May 24, 2019 12:30:19 GMT 2
janiemou: Nice to hear from you Kaz and you Peggy, we were missing you both x
May 25, 2019 10:56:34 GMT 2
kaz: Thanx janiemou............not been on forum due to my fall (again) my back hurts so much..will be intouch soon xxx
May 30, 2019 21:17:37 GMT 2
nsktravel1pegy: i wish to everyone a wonderfull summer !!!!!!
May 31, 2019 19:04:35 GMT 2
kaz: Happy holidays everyone............wish I was there this time of the year.......one day?
Jun 5, 2019 18:15:07 GMT 2
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