Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Roman Baths in Samos

These are the roman baths in Samos, Cleopatra and Mark Anthony would come here and summer vacation. It was their summer love shack.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hera's temple

Hera was the wife of Zeus. Her temple was a huge one in its heyday.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

antiquities, samos

 some headless women, too much to drink me thinks. haha
 kouross, one of many. He was huge.
 The griffen of greek myth.  There were heaps of these too. They were used to decorate couldrens. Just like in Harry Potter!
A corinthian helmet, worn by warriors. Scary isnt it


sitting on the balcony early in the morning and enjoying the cool breeze in samos this morning. I have met even more relatives. boy I have a lot here! They are all wonderful and loving and I feel special. We came over from the mainland on a boat but will fly back to athens on monday. the weather here is HOT!!!!! Today we are having a family BBQ back at the village and on sunday my cousin is taking me on the grand tour of the whole island. should get some great photos then. Hopefully will be able to post some soon.
If your in the US and in the danger zone stay safe, everyone back home in Australia. I REALLY MISS YOU GUYS. There definately is no place like home!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I am in Greece!

Arrived in Greece safe and sound. Man we live along way from the rest of the world!
Its hot here l am in Piraeus but will be leaving for the island Samos tonight on the boat. Have been visiting relos here and weI had a great time at dinner last night.
I hope to post pics, but so far l have had a hard time getting on free wifi with my laptop so who knows when that will happen.
hope your all well
talk to you guys soon
see ya

Sunday, August 21, 2011


sitting in my pj's just having a lazy day. Yesterday did all the housework so the I leave a clean house. Hopefully  I will return to same.
Today I will just rest and regain some energy ready for tomorrow. Im sure there will be some last minute emergencys I will have to tend to!
Getting excited now( nervous) the butterflys have def started.
Plan is Leanne will pick us up and we will leave for the airport about 5ish. Plane takes off at 9.30 and then off we go.
enjoy your weekend.
see ya

Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Birthday George

Today would have been my brothers 40th birthday. He died almost 14 years ago and I still miss him everyday.
Have a happy birthday where ever you are.
love you heaps.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday update

This week to date I have
stocked up on pet food so that baby girl can feed my hairy babies while Im away
Increased the stock pile of wood, will need to add to it this weekend
worked on the baby quilt for Narelle in queensland, soooo many little squares, what was i thinking!
begun to pack, I think I have everything. But you can never be sure
been to the pharmacy and got my scrips filled, in my younger days I didnt need to do this, but now I cannot go anywhere without my meds.
And stocked the house with plenty of food, there is always heaps but I got extra coffee, tea, sugar and toilet paper as the boys come here from over the workshop for their needs.
getting excited now (nervous)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

what a weekend

Remember those logs we got a few weeks ago, now they look like this. And we still have three logs to go. Hubby and I were very tired saturday night after doing all this work.
 Today I made all these squares, there are lots, and lots, and lots of them. They are now ready to be made into bigger squares, for a babys quilt.
Today I got the suitcases out and as I remember I have been packing stuff. This is my carry on bag. Looks like my cat wants to come too!
I hope you all have a great weekend.
see ya

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The white mouse

I have just finished watching a movie about an amazing women named Nancy Wake. So was born in New Zealand, moved with her family to australia when she was only 2 years old.
She found herself in France when the second world war began.
She was very involved in the french resistance, and was a huge thorn in the side of the Nazi's. They gave her the code name, the white mouse, because they could not find her.
follow this link if you would like to read more

Nancy Wake was truelly a strong, and couragous women, she died only a few days ago at the age of 98. The world has lost one the best ones.
I dont know why we never learnt about her in school. I wish we had.
RIP nancy and thank you.

Monday, August 08, 2011

A lonely weekend

this weekend was not as exciting as I was expecting it.
I was home alone, all weekend except for saturday night. We were invited to a trivia night for a local footy club.
But hubby was busy all saturday and he had arranged to go 4x4 driving with wonderson and some others.
Not that I begrude them spending time, only that I spend all week alone, he works very late, sometimes he comes home after Im in bed.
I kinda like having someone to talk to on the weekends.
I know my problem is not that huge on the world scale, just saying Im kinda lonely.
At least while we are away, he will spend all his time with me, I hope.
my sookie lala is now over.
thanks for listening.
see ya

Friday, August 05, 2011


yeap thank god its friday!
Thats all I got to say.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

starting to get ready

For those who dont already know, on the 22nd of this month hubby and I are jetting off to Greece.
Its now getting close enough that I am starting to think, ok I need to pack that!
Its starting with the electrical stuff. I have purchases an adaptor, so I can plug in my camera and recharge that. I dont know if we are taking our phone with us or just getting a cheap one over there. We have been told thats the cheapest option re phone calls.
Now I have decided to take the laptop. That way I can download all my photos everynight, and keep up with all you guys while Im over there.
Oh yeah and the family back home. lol
So now the butterflies have started, I am not one who likes to be away from home. It always happens but once I hit the road it gets better.
So if any of you wise women have any tips for me please let me know. This is the first time in a long time that I have left this country and I really am a novice.
see ya

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Just typical

For weeks before my new heater was installed we were having the coldest temps in over 30 years.
Great I thought, after the second wood heater gets put in I wont have to turn the ducted heating on at all.
But Noooooooo
Now the new heater is in we are having the warmest August in 40 years.
Bet you didnt know I controlled the weather did you.
Now if I could work out how to controll it for good not evil that would be great.
I am enjoying the sunshine though.
see ya