A slightly demented but yet oddly positive perspective of Greek life from an expat American/Irish point of view.
Monday, August 3, 2009
And Last Night a Beach Birthday Party
Sammy had a wonderful evening birthday party on Avlaki Beach. The water was clear and warm and the mosquitoes ignored her! And not only did the cake have candles but the children floated little candles on the water and we lit little tea candles all around (so we could see what we were eating!)
All in all it was a perfect party for Sammy and she loved it. [Because I love her, I'll keep coming to her parties but I fear the stony beach , the irritating wasps and the mosquitoes who bit ME instead of Sammy show my age!]
It really was an idyllic setting and the sunset was spectacular. All in all, a delightful picnic with about 30 friends and family... We had a nice collection of edibles: barbecued chicken wings, grilled sausages (grilled at home! not on the beach!! it's fire season...) There were dips and crisps and olives and hummus and two salads, besides the cake. There was also a lovely HUGE ice chest filled with several bottles of Prosecco, beer (of course), sodas and water.
For sure, a moonlight swim, on a wine dark sea, is the stuff of romance and beauty! Kerkira captured our souls again...