Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Runaway Ostrich

(strch, ôs-)n. pl. ostrich or os·trich·es
A large, swift-running flightless bird (Struthio camelus) of Africa, characterized by a long bare neck, small head, and two-toed feet. It is the largest living bird.
A rhea.

OK. Largely irrelevant but seriously, I really struggle to think of titles for these blogs. How tedious would it be if they were all called "Another Baking Hot Day".
Anyway, after my weeks holiday last week, I worked Sunday and then had my two days off for the week. It has been hard to actually go outside and do anything as the heat gettinging ridiculous. At 2:30am today, it was still 30 degrees. This obviously makes sleeping difficult.
The new airport is still not open. We were told that it woudefinitelyely be last year! Then this year before the tourists arrived. Then the end of May....First week of June etc.
They did a test run a few days ago, took the bus down the ramps to the runway to see how long it takes. The answer was several days. They did not bother to make sure they had got their angles correct at the bottom of the ramp. The bus went down and crashed into the floor at the bottom of the ramp. I love this place, I love Greek people but they are insanely relaxed about stuff. Someone probably said "oh well, we will fix it tomorrow". Someone also said "Tomorrow Never Comes".
I went fishing a few days ago, I caught a piece of rope and a rock. Enjoyable day but the rope and rock do not sit comfortably next to potatoes avegetables.
Been playing a fair bit of poker lately and it is going well.
Tomorrow night I play in a tournament, I have already won one to get this far. If I get a top finish tomorrowrow I will be on TV in August (although filming is in July) on Late Night Poker. Should be fun!
Anyway, for now, keep safe.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Three in a Day Again.....

As I said, my Parents are over at the moment. I would publish a photo of them but, my Mother hates having her photo taken (I know where I get it from now!) so instead, I will post a picture that I took whilst I was with her!
We have done quite afew things so far, Adrien had loved the warm waters for swimming, a far cry from the French Sea that he is used to. We went on a trip the the Shipwreck , also taking in the Blue Caves (as shown above). The weather has been a little hot and it has reminded me how harsh the sun can be. I am used to staying out of it. Now I am doing a few 'touristy' things, I realise why so many people get burned (burnt?).
Quite a short post as I am going to see them however, I wanted to show you a link to one of the most amazing blogs I have seen. It is where people send postcards of their most intimate secrets. Great design on the site as well. http://postsecret.blogspot.com/ Take a look at it, I can guarentee you will hooked on it! There is a lot of fun there but also some quite heavy matters.
I can not possibly put in this link without crediting the source of the information, and her blog, my work colleague, Ms B. She is a remarkably funny young (ish!) lady, she really should be in comedy, not Poker but, life takes us in some funny direction.
Keep Safe. Posted by Hello

A Week of Many Friends

Our Landlady has friends over for the last week so it has been quite hectic. They have just gone back to Switzerland today. On the left is Sonja, Sia (our Landlady) is in the middle and Erika is on the right. Posted by Hello

Cross Eyed Cats ROCK!!!

I know that this picture is not clear, and that I am easily pleased, but please tell me that this "Cross Eyed Cat" is not the funniest thing that you have ever seen. Just for the record, it does not have red eyes as well, that is purely my inability to take a photograph. Posted by Hello