What an August! - Italians, more whales and
Noel Edmonds! It has been so busy that I did not even manage to send the
newsletter out on time.
So Captain Noel and his family arrived one
lunchtime on a small Costa's 'renta' boat. As usual George went running out
to help them moor up - to avoid certain jetty destruction - tourists and
boats do not mix very well. The party staggered up the steps. I rushed over
beers and coke lights, and inquired where they had come from - 'Albania'
Noel replied! To be honest I did not recognize him at first. I was soon told
though by the excited table sitting next to him! I would rather not have
known. So how are you supposed to treat celebrities? Do you try to 'overdo'
the service - constantly annoying them. Do you tell the kitchen that they
must 'specially treat table 6' - No - a recipe for disaster! We just serve
them as normal people. Noel and his family loved their experience at Taverna
Agni and returned five times!
Taverna Agni News
It has been really really busy! Packed
lunchtimes - those that did not
book a table could not get in! Strange how many arrived and after being
turned away would say: I didn't
know you had to book in Greece?
Weather wise - perfect. The day temperatures
a little lower than normal - unlike the typical tropical humid days we
normally get in August. The end of the month saw a little rain - another
tropical storm with the most amazing fork lightning I have ever seen! Sorry
to say but in the rain - friends of ours were involved in a major road
traffic accident - they are fine, but had to spend some days in the Corfu
hospital. The Greek roads are particularly slippery.
Hazel - the
I am planning a major site update, and the
lovely Tuula has offered to help me. She is spending all of September in
Corfu writing reports and taking pictures for the site! In return I am
offering her accommodation and food!
She is also helping me with the
accommodation part on the website. Many local people have shown interest and now over twenty non-commercial properties
are to be added to the site for next season - from basic apartments to villas
Baby Aphrodite - not such a baby any more! -
She grows so quickly. With such a busy summer I have had little time with her
- I cannot wait for the winter!
Now at ten
months. She is just about walking - clutching chairs and furniture for
support. Don't ask about the speed at which she can crawl....!
What Not To Miss!
Each month 'Chris' the message board
administrator suggests a day out.
"Well sorry to say but you have just missed
this months event! It was the 'Pie festival' in Loustri - just above Agni
Bay. It started at 8pm. The local Baker and many locals (including Taverna
Agni) donated huge pies or Pittas as the locals call them.
These are layers
of vegetables - finely chopped, and filo pastry. Many layers are built up to
create the pitta. At the festival there was live music and local wine. All
were invited. Later in the evening the dancing started. It was exhausting!"
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One of the
Taverna kittens (photo for Ali)