Thursday, October 1, 2009

October begins!

This morning was definitely autumn-like. Warm but foggy. We get mists and ground clouds in the spring and autumn. It's lovely and makes you feel like you exist in some magical place! (but Oh my aching joints!!)


T. returns home today (and my mother arrives), this evening.

I spoke with T when he landed in Athens. He sounded very happy to be "near" home, and was an hour plus early for the arrival of my mother's plane. (pretty good timing!) He managed to have an event-less flight, which considering Olympic Airlines transitioning into part of the Marfan Group and all their flights changing around, was almost a miracle! Olympic is going through some evolutions... and it's more than just changing "Airlines" to "Air"!


And I just got the phone call from BOTH of them ensconced in the hideously expensive, but exponentially comfortable Sofitel Hotel at the Athens airport. (As my mother is 83, T booked a day room for them so that she could lie down and put her feet up for a few hours (7) between flights. [T will take advantage of the shower which always helps you feel better after 12 1/2 hrs of flying time- and still facing another 9 hours before final destination!]


T will call me when the plane lands and I will head out to the airport to pick them up. As they are claiming their luggage from their US travel, they'll have to "clear customs" in another section than for domestic or intra-Europe travel (not that Corfu has a really a HUGE airport!); Still, the general pace of the bureaucracy will give me plenty of time to get there to pick them up.


On another note: The pot of wine is coming along...

The important thing seems to be to keep the wine "topped up" in the big bottle. As it ferments it bubbles and rises (like beer foam) and overflows the bottle top, So I have to keep checking it every day and make sure it's full to the top. I have a water bottle filled with some extra wine/juice to keep it topped up.

It's so strange to hear it fizzing when I am standing on the front porch! (I am also hearing the buzz of a thousand wasps who all would like some too). When you look inside the bottle it's as if it's a carbonated beverage! Perhaps I am really making a champagne!?

I have noted that the little "no-see-em" bugs manage to infiltrate the cheesecloth and suicide into the little vat of wine, so I am guessing that if you don't consider bugs to be vegetables, you can't drink my wine as it will not be vegetarian friendly. (there, you can breathe a sigh of relief...)

[And a postscript on the "one lovely blog" award: I stumbled across another blog who was an award recipient and they included another rule...

The rules of the "one Lovely Blog Award" are as follows:
Accept your award and post it on your blog along with a link to the person who has sent it to you. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have newly discovered. You must contact the person to let them know that you have chosen them to receive the award. To claim the award, go to the site that nominated you, copy the award, then paste in into you blog (with the link).

As I only awarded four blogs, I've got 11 more to decided on! Cool!]
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  1. I'm not sure that it's a hard and fast rule to pass the award on to 15 blogs. This could be quite difficult to do at times don't you think? That quantity somehow seems to de-value the award in my opinion. I'm a bit of a rebel anyway...I haven't stuck to that rule. I consider what the individual award means and think long and hard about who deserves it...somehow that makes it more meaningful for me.

    Have a lovely time with your mother by the way....and keep topping up that wine!

  2. Oh I agree with you completely. I just like the thought of being able to give a couple of other ones out in a month or two, and then again when I see another blog that deserves it!

    (you're right coming up with 15 blogs in one swell foop has to be a challenge- besides being a bit too much!)



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