Well I must be due my next visit to Corfu, good job I've booked for May. 9 years ago we got married in Corfu, wonderful day the Greek people are so lovely and helpful and made our day so special, that's one of the reasons we try to holiday there when ever we can afford. Getting married is so romantic and you get these feelings back when you visit. Only this year the need to visit isn't so romantic, just like my husband on some occasions.You see for my wedding present when we were in Corfu he bought me a Greek cook book and one of the huge heavy Greek frying pans, well now, I've used it that much it's bit the dust, so a new one is required. Only trouble is with the tight weight restrictions, will I get this huge pan back home. One solution leave my sometimes unromantic husband in Corfu and use his seat to put my frying pan on, but if I do this I will only need a small frying pan, or buy the large frying pan and trade him in for one of those lovely slim Greek men that will balance the weight out. Hmm will have to have a think and make my mind up. ps. it's snowing, freezing cold slidding about on giant outdoor ice rink to get to work and its 4 months off sunny Corfu, hence the day dream about my frying pan what a girl got to do to keep her going these dark cold months. What's your dream?
Message posted by Bill on 07 January 2010 at 12:26pm - IP Logged
Buy a nice new BIG frying pan, then send it back to the UK with your husband at the end of your holiday, letting him put it on the seat booked for you. You could stay on in Corfu for a bit longer (I'm saying nothing about slim Greek chaps), and by the time you get home your husband will:
a) Have missed you loads and be much more romantic in an attempt to keep you happy.
b) Be a wizard in the kitchen, having had plenty of time to practice new and exciting dishes cooked in the big frying pan.
As for my dream? I'm lucky in that I live on Corfu, so you could say that I'm living it. But dreams tend to be a little better than reality. I dream of a summer on the island when the weather remains pleasantly warm but not at 40 degrees of so for the whole of July and August. I'd love to get the occasional decent night's sleep!
Message posted by Graham T-A on 07 January 2010 at 12:45pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by Graham T-A on 07 January 2010
Rocky, I see a problem with this as he could also have
a) collected several takeaway menus and just ring up for delivery of hot food and cold beers which could make him even happier.
b) having no further use for a kitchen he may have removed it to make way for a snooker table.
Was your post addressed to Rocky (rather than Bill) as a deliberate act, or a slip of the keyboard Graham?!
Methink's you've been talking to Rocky, who would happily live on takeaways (and does when I'm not about), brings home chilled beers on a daily basis and would much rather have a pool table and a darts board than an oven and dishwasher any day... I feel sure he'd keep the fridge though - mainly for beers and storing the leftover takeaways...
Which just goes to prove the old adage about men being from Mars and women from Venus - I'd never have thought of it that way!!
Message posted by Lavinia on 07 January 2010 at 4:25pm - IP Logged
I think you should always use a Greek frying pan as a sledge in snowy and icy conditions. After all they are much like a tray and brilliant to use on steep slopes and each one you crash and buckle would necessitate another trip to Corfu for a replacement.
(On a more practical note, if weight is an issue on the flight home you could always send it back to the UK with one of our wonderful white van men or one of the removal firms who really aren't that expensive (much cheaper than paying over-inflated excess baggage costs to the airline anyway)
Message posted by Graham T-A on 07 January 2010 at 5:28pm - IP Logged
Sorry Bill, must have been a Freudian slip. My brain typed Bill but my fingers typed Rocky. Yes Bill, I guess you were thinking the girlie way which is certainly different to the way I saw it.
Ann, we will be driving back around the end of may so if you get the frying pan to me or to friends around the north of the island I will be happy to bring it back to the UK for you. We will have to work out how to get it to you in the UK later.
Message posted by SusieH on 07 January 2010 at 7:42pm - IP Logged
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