Roda has now been included in the trend for couples leaving padlocks, sometimes engraved, at a tourist site visited, or somewhere very special for them. Paris had to remove a whole section of bridge railings with over 2 tons of padlocks. On our travels through Europe we have seen them everywhere from Venice, Florence, Verona and even Durham! In fact we have plans to be leaving one somewhere on our travels south next year. We found this one attached to the bridge over the stream by The Afrodite. I don't know who Michaela and Dirk are, but I hope they have a long and happy life together and come back to Roda many many times. By the way SWALL means 'sealed with a loving lock'!
Hi, I know who Dirk and Michaela are! They are a couple who I saw in August when in Roda, usually sitting outside The Dolphin on an afternoon. Middle aged couple from Germany,he has been coming to Roda for a long time and is well known in the village. Bit eccentric... but aren't we all!
kaz: Hi Pam....have you managed to get on this forum...Janet
Apr 8, 2020 20:01:54 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz Greece so far has escaped the worst of the virus, but it is a very strict lock down.
Apr 14, 2020 19:21:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi janiemou......same here, another 3wks lockdown, so boring, only so much housework one can do!!!!..so \I am doing crossword puzzles and looking out of the window to see if anyone walking by...nope, not a soul.....lovely sunny day so that's a blessing..
Apr 17, 2020 11:45:54 GMT 2
kaz: No news here, just boring with nowhere to go??,Still in lockdown, for how long we don't know..take care all, enjoy Roda xx
Apr 21, 2020 19:53:44 GMT 2
artisans: Kaz - Jan sent you PM
Apr 26, 2020 18:18:34 GMT 2
maudy2: I hope everyone is keeping safe and well and not going too stir crazy during all this turmoil 🤞🏼
May 13, 2020 18:11:18 GMT 2
maudy2: We’ve saved quite a lot of money not being able to go to the pub here so more to spend in the bars in Roda when we are finally allowed to go .
May 13, 2020 18:12:30 GMT 2
maudy2: Our son and family are booked to go in July 7th but not looking likely for them sadly due to uk rules😔
May 13, 2020 18:15:46 GMT 2
maudy: Hoping you are all safe and well wherever you are
May 29, 2020 14:52:38 GMT 2
janiemou: I am safe and well in Roda and intend to continue my life here. I will of course be visiting my family in the UK as Steve and I have a great grandchild for me to meet.
Jun 17, 2020 20:30:39 GMT 2
maudy2: I've actually been looking into this lately and Starling Bank is recommended by MSE and has no fee at all and you are protected by the FCA which some cards are not.
Jul 17, 2020 9:48:46 GMT 2
janiemou: I'm going to change to them when back in UK, so I can get the card.
Jul 21, 2020 11:18:11 GMT 2
ronster: I have just joined the Forum, We are comeing to Roday 21st August, can you please tell me are all the cafe's/Tavernas open as usual of did some not make it through the Corona virus
Jul 22, 2020 14:31:33 GMT 2