Well, thanks all you Greek doctors who are going on strike next week. No, I mean it. It's because of the upcoming strike that the surgeon who's doing my hernia op called me (to my endless amazement and amusement) personally to re-schedule my op to an earlier date!! He talks to me on first-name terms too, like we were old buddies. I have to say that I rather like this personal touch. The guy's really put me at my ease about the whole thing. So now I'm checking into the hospital at 8.00am on Monday 25th to have the op on the Tuesday.
All being well, then, this time next week it'll only hurt when I laugh...
Here's a clutch of recent photos for you, since we're getting out for long walks much more often now that the temperatures are more conducive...
|La Strada taverna's section of Kiotari waterfront, November 7th|
|Fancy a date then babe? In the garden of the Rodos Princess Hotel, also Nov 7th|
|The pool terrace of the new Boutique 5 hotel, same date again.|
|A scene we're seeing more and more often these days. Greeks are ploughing up land they'd left fallow for years and once more growing vegetables. It's one of the positive things to come out of the current crisis.|
|Nice view of the gathering storm, looking toward Gennadi, 4.50pm|
|A welcome guests in the garden, well, on the terrace to be precise. Mantis' are the gardener's friend. They're also quite harmless to humans. She's about three inches long by the way.|