'
Forum Home Forum Home > Members Forum > The Kafeneon
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Kalo Mina
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

We have moved; come join us!

A new forum with better features and an all new experience!

If you are an existing forum member please login first then click the button below to join us.


Go!

Kalo Mina

The Kafeneon, Members Forum

Page  <1 3456>
Author
Message
Elliemay View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Location: Kavadades
Offline
Points: 7944
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliemay Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2017 at 12:53am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) to you all. Have a wonderful August. 
The temperature is really rising now here in Corfu so if you are due to come on holiday soon, please take care. High of 35C in the shade today so even if there is a breeze you will still burn really easily. Of course, with the high temperatures the mozzies are out in force too.
Enjoy your holidays. x
Cornucopia
Of
Real
Friends
Unsurpassed
Back to Top
Elliemay View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Location: Kavadades
Offline
Points: 7944
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliemay Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 5:28am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) to you all. Have a wonderful September. Cool
Cornucopia
Of
Real
Friends
Unsurpassed
Back to Top
Elliemay View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Location: Kavadades
Offline
Points: 7944
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliemay Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 2017 at 4:55am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) to you all. Have a fantastic October. The weather is cooing down here on the sceptered isle so time now to work on the gardens after this blisteringly hot Summer. Heart
Cornucopia
Of
Real
Friends
Unsurpassed
Back to Top
Frilly2 View Drop Down
4 Stars Wow!
4 Stars Wow!
Avatar

Joined: 08 Dec 2016
Location: Reading
Offline
Points: 15821
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frilly2 Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2017 at 8:26am
Thank you Elliemay ... yes the parched summer has taken its toll .. we were amazed at the wonderful carpets of wild cyclamen this year though 🌸 There were still so many wild flowers to admire too. When does the olive harvesting start? We saw quite a few trees bearing no fruit and wondered why? Had they already been picked or just not cropped?
Back to Top
Elliemay View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Location: Kavadades
Offline
Points: 7944
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliemay Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2017 at 3:41am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) one and all. The season comes to a close with many places already shut and others due to very soon. Time for the folks to relax, take a break and the get on with the olive oil production etc. etc. etc.
Cornucopia
Of
Real
Friends
Unsurpassed
Back to Top
Frilly2 View Drop Down
4 Stars Wow!
4 Stars Wow!
Avatar

Joined: 08 Dec 2016
Location: Reading
Offline
Points: 15821
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frilly2 Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2017 at 4:59am
White Rabbits as we say over here in UK ...after a very hot and hopefully busy season everyone deserves a well earned rest and time to recoup over the winter period with friends and loved ones. Also a big thank you to all the Agni admin for a great job running this site which has brought so many like minded Greek forumsters and holiday makers together every year 🤗 Long may it continue.
Back to Top
Elliemay View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Location: Kavadades
Offline
Points: 7944
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliemay Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2017 at 2:15am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) one and all. Have a wonderful December.  Beer
Cornucopia
Of
Real
Friends
Unsurpassed
Back to Top
Frilly2 View Drop Down
4 Stars Wow!
4 Stars Wow!
Avatar

Joined: 08 Dec 2016
Location: Reading
Offline
Points: 15821
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frilly2 Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2017 at 1:32pm
Yammas Cheers Bottoms Up Happy December 🥂
Back to Top
Elliemay View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Location: Kavadades
Offline
Points: 7944
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliemay Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 2018 at 5:05am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) one and all. Have a wonderful February.   
Cornucopia
Of
Real
Friends
Unsurpassed
Back to Top
Elliemay View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Location: Kavadades
Offline
Points: 7944
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliemay Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 4:28am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) one and all. March blows in with chilly winds. Soon be Summer. Cool
Cornucopia
Of
Real
Friends
Unsurpassed
Back to Top
Elliemay View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Location: Kavadades
Offline
Points: 7944
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliemay Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 5:52am
March is the first month of spring in Greece and there is a lovely custom to welcome its arrival.

On the 1st of March it is customary to braid bracelets. These bracelets are called ‘Martis’. The word ‘Martis’ is March, in Greek. They are made of red and white string and are tied onto the wrists. Folk superstition has it that people wear these bracelets so that the sun of early spring does not burn their cheeks. The colour of these bracelets is red and white, symbolising rosy cheeks and a white complexion.

More specifically, red is meant to symbolise vitality, health and love, victory, life and courage, the light of a rising or setting sun and the white colour is said to be a sign of beauty, purity, innocence and joy.

This is the day of the year that Yiayia would say:

‘Απού ‘χει κόρη ακριβή, του Μάρτη ο ήλιος μην τη δει’

This translates to: “If you have a precious daughter, don’t let the sun of March see her”. In earlier years, a woman’s beauty was defined by her white soft skin. Many grandmothers would not let their daughters or granddaughters spend much time under the sun unprotected.

Traditionally girls would wear the red and white twisted thread around their writs from the first day of spring until the end of March, and then the red and white threaded bracelet would be hung on roses. They say that by hanging the thread on red roses, it will redden the young girl’s checks and will then be taken by birds to build their nests. Some people also chose to keep the martaki until Easter time and burn it in the fire of the resurrection candle.

Every region of Greece has their own variation of this tradition, however most kids in Greece and the Diaspora will be sporting a red and white bracelet on their wrists today.

Happy March all!

Cornucopia
Of
Real
Friends
Unsurpassed
Back to Top
Janpan2 View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie


Joined: 09 Nov 2016
Offline
Points: 75
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Janpan2 Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 8:14am
What a lovely custom Elliemay, thanks for taking the time to share it with us.

Kalo Mina everyone.
Back to Top
Elliemay View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Location: Kavadades
Offline
Points: 7944
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliemay Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 2018 at 5:38am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) to you all. Have a wonderful April, spring has sprung and the weather is getting much better awaiting your visits to enjoy this awesome island.
Cornucopia
Of
Real
Friends
Unsurpassed
Back to Top
Frilly2 View Drop Down
4 Stars Wow!
4 Stars Wow!
Avatar

Joined: 08 Dec 2016
Location: Reading
Offline
Points: 15821
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frilly2 Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 2018 at 9:02am
White Rabbits (to bring you luck) 🐰🐰🐰
Back to Top
Jackie O View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 31 Oct 2016
Location: lancashire
Offline
Points: 925
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jackie O Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 2018 at 11:35am
Kalo Mina!
.
Back to Top
Elliemay View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Location: Kavadades
Offline
Points: 7944
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliemay Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2018 at 9:32am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) to you all. The sun has got his hat on. Hip-hip-hiphooray. The sun has got his hat on and is coming out today.
Cool
Happy May Day to all.
Cornucopia
Of
Real
Friends
Unsurpassed
Back to Top
Frilly2 View Drop Down
4 Stars Wow!
4 Stars Wow!
Avatar

Joined: 08 Dec 2016
Location: Reading
Offline
Points: 15821
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frilly2 Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2018 at 1:06pm
Thank you Elliemay it's only peeking through in not so summery England but glad the Islands are enjoying that special Greek sun 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 will be there in September and just rebooked villa for June 2019 😎😎

Ps. Spamming going on again ...
Back to Top
Elliemay View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Location: Kavadades
Offline
Points: 7944
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliemay Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 2018 at 5:39am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) one and all. Have a wonderful June. The weather here in sunny Corfu is beautiful. Cool
Cornucopia
Of
Real
Friends
Unsurpassed
Back to Top
Elliemay View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
Location: Kavadades
Offline
Points: 7944
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliemay Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jul 2018 at 10:09am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) one and all. Have a wonderful July. The weather seems to have broken now and we have a sunny Corfu. Cool
Cornucopia
Of
Real
Friends
Unsurpassed
Back to Top
Frilly2 View Drop Down
4 Stars Wow!
4 Stars Wow!
Avatar

Joined: 08 Dec 2016
Location: Reading
Offline
Points: 15821
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frilly2 Quote  Post ReplyReply PM
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jul 2018 at 11:54am
Mall Mina to everyone ☀️☀️
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 3456>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Villa Rentals Direct
Copyright ©2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.531 seconds.
Villa And Apartment Rentals Direct