Free advice from Agni Aunt - you can buy crumpets in Corfu you know. Just try the British Shop at Perama.
nd another tip - to stop salt getting damp in the salt-pot, put a few grains of uncooked rice in with it. It works a treat.
Message posted by Ritchie on 11 January 2009 at 11:19pm - IP Logged
Dear Agni Aunt
I really do have a problem that I hope you can help me with. I holiday in Corfu every year for at least a week, and sometimes two weeks, but after about the 3rd day of stay, I start to see pelicans. Could it be that I have a Metaxa problem - I don't see them in the UK - only flying ostriches. I look foward to your advice.
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 11 January 2009 at 11:47pm - IP Logged
I would like to help the Agni Aunt out on this one for Ritchie
I think your proplem is the one week syndrome...its like takeing taplets take two weeks in sted of one week...Shoud clear up after the first week...lol..
As to the pelicans is it not your wife in the new pink nighty you brought her for christmas after you had been drinking the Metaxa
The flying ostriches have now come down near us and i have tedered there feet so they can not fly any more proplem sorted....Chris
Message posted by Agni Aunt on 13 January 2009 at 2:24pm - IP Logged
I see you are a bird lover? Then you should know, and not be surprised, that pelicans are to be found in Greece - usually northeastern wetlands, though for many years there has always been one in Mykonos as a sort of mascot.
I wouldn't worry about it - returning to Corfu is responsible for a great many temporary hallucinations.
It's when you start seeing penguins you want to worry!
Message posted by Ritchie on 16 January 2009 at 12:02pm - IP Logged
Dear Agni Aunt
Thank you so much for your advice and comments. May I suggest you draw this to the attention of one Nathan Pascoe, as it was he who tried to convince me that my sighting of a pelican on Agni beach some years ago was the result of an over-indulgence the night before! I also saw two blue boobies, a couple of great tits, and, although I might be open to ridicule, a duck billed platypus one morning!
Message posted by maggy on 16 January 2009 at 1:09pm - IP Logged
Dear Agni Aunt,
I am hoping you or your readers can help me as I am in a right pickle and have been rather greedy,here goes,sorry it's a bit of a long one,nothing new to me!
We have booked flights to Corfu for the 6th March through to the 4th May and the 4th September to the 23rd October.Once I knew about the Easyjet flights from Manchester I couldn't contain myself and as Mr M was out at the time and I did try and reach him to chat over the ins and outs of going to Corfu again,I had no luck in reaching him as his mobile phone rang in the living room!
So taking the Bull by the Horns and feeling very grown up at the tender age age of 58 ,I booked from the 8th June to 6th July,a great price,and thinking he would be delighted with my bargain I sat and waited for his return.To soften the blow I made him a Wiltshire ham and Hovis sandwich and had a glass ready to pour him out a drink!
Hearing the key in the lock I composed myself to break the good news to him.Once he was settled comfortably I started to relay the events of the evening,alas I only got as far as the good news about Easyjet when he interrupted me and said it was great news for 2010!As going again in 2009 was out of the question!!
Oh whys that I asked?his responses came fast and flowing,the euro /£ situation,car hire for another 4 weeks,running and paying bills for two houses and he would have to tell his band he was away for another month and he couldn't expect them to keep on turning gigs down in his absence(albeit most of the gigs they do are for charity and receive no payment but that's not the point)
I came clean with what I had done and my enthusiasm drained away after seeing his reaction,as I was expecting a pat on the back and all I received was a shake of the head.
That night in bed tossing and turning and sleep a long time in coming I was overcome with a feeling of dread as I had suddenly remembered the 4th September to 23rd October adventure to Maggy's Den!Our daughter who lives at home and looks after Gracie and Toby (our scruffy Bichons) has a holiday booked to Egypt wait for it!!!!the 4th to the 18th September!!!!!
Kennels are out of the question as the pooches are people dogs and they would fret,the cost of kennels is more expensive than flights ,so my first predicament fades into obscurity compared to my second one.
It's not as if we can board Toby and Gracie out to my sisters as they both have dogs,Toby is a bit of a bully around strange dogs and wellllll Gracie is challenged as she is not toilet trained properly,she seeks out a secluded place and leaves a puddle or a message on any floor,then comes running in to tell us she wants to go outside after the event!I can't see anyone wanting to take on the task of our unruly dogs although adorable they're a lot of hard work for someone not used to them!
On a high note,Mr M is still in the band,if they get a booking they will ask someone else to step in for him on that occasion!The car hire situation will be for the first and last week of our months stay,and we will live on homemade Scouse and fresh salad for the duration of our stay,failing that we could cut our losses and not use our flights,but we always go in June says I!
Mr M has assured me something will turn up over the dogs!What I don't know!
So that's the story in Balamory!!!
Message posted by Kath Brian on 16 January 2009 at 1:42pm - IP Logged
Thanks Kath,It's hard for me to admit I'm not as perfect as I used to be
Message posted by Deedee on 16 January 2009 at 2:21pm - IP Logged
Dear Agni Aunt - hope you don't mind me sticking my tuppence worth in to try to help Maggie?
Re your doggy dilemma. You appear to be in need of a Cousin Phil. When we had our cats (sadly both now departed) we had a similar issue as they did not take to staying in a cattery. Fortunately for us my husband's cousin, Phil, lives round the corner from us, is an animal lover and takes his holidays at different times than ours. Cousin Phil was willing to visit our house 2/3 times a day whilst we were away to look after Chloe and Ferris. They got to stay at home and be thoroughly spoilt, we got to go away knowing they were well cared for and Phil got beer in the fridge, some peace & quiet and sole custody of a remote control for the period.
It worked well for us all. They still sent us on a guilt trip and pointedly ignored us for a couple of days when we got home but we all knew it was just for show.
Our Cousin Phil doesn't drive and I don't think you live near us (we are about 8 miles north east of Manchester) so borrowing him may not work. Perhaps you can find a relative or friend who would be willing to be a Cousin Phil? I appreciate that it would be a little more complicated with dogs as they would need to be taken for walks but it could work. If your September trip is the problem there is time for them and your dogs to get to know each other before you leave. Just an idea.
Message posted by daveyh on 16 January 2009 at 2:34pm - IP Logged
I'm booked to fly out 3rd July. Now I would be only too pleased to use your tickets and stay at Maggys Den (just to keep an eye on things for you) through to 3rd July then transfer to my holiday. I'm sure you could convince my boss I needed the extra month to cope with the stress of the recession. This will then be a win win situation for us both.
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