Sorry that I didn't put in my tuppenceworth before now. To tell the truth I have no solutions but I am a firm believer in the 'something-will-turn-up' school of philosophy.
Do you know anyone in Corfu who might like free accommodation in your house in exchange for animal-sitting? That might work.
I am in Corfu, not the UK, so my resources are a bit limited in this case, but don't give up, keep the word going round, and let's hope someone will step in to help you out.
Message posted by Bill on 20 January 2009 at 8:37pm - IP Logged
Just read your last response, which is, as always, inspiring and helpful.
However, I must point out that whilst your message states that you are 'in Corfu, not the UK' the location marker on your profile suggests you are indeed in England!
I'm sure it's nothing more than an oversight, but I am now getting just a tinsy bit concerned that you might be one of these media problem resolvers (such as Dear Deidrie, bless her cottons) who might not be entirely up front and open in their dealings with us mere mortals...
Please allay (or confirm) my fears.
Yours, worried of Corfu.
Message posted by Elliemay on 20 January 2009 at 8:52pm - IP Logged
Good question Elliemay, I have been pondering if I should bring some Smartie Eggs for the children I know in Corfu,do they eat Cadbury Eggs? If not I can always dispose of them myself !Will they travel well?thinks of crazy paving I know I can buy salt fish ,I might have to make scones instead of Hot Cross Buns!
I think I really need to make a list with only 46 sleeps to go!
P/S Agni Aunt, thanks for your suggestion about someone from Corfu visiting the UK who might need free accommodation in exchange for looking after 2 dogs!But that will mean I will have to clean up properly I think it's a NO!!but thanks anyway
Message posted by Agni Aunt on 23 January 2009 at 7:30pm - IP Logged
You could of course advertise for a nice Greek lady of a certain age, animal lover, to come and stay - I guarantee that if you mention offhandedly that a little light housekeeping would be appreciated, you would be astounded by the results! Greek ladies are amazing housekeepers - you will go home to find everything in your house has been washed and aired, floors and windows sparkling, dust banished, bathrooms fit for an advert. Moreover, you could well find all your Teflon-coated pans cleaned with Brillo and shining brightly, an overpowering scent of bleach throughout the house, and the animals re-housed out of doors. The less you did prior to her visit, the happier and more fulfilled she would be!
Sorry about the am I resident of Corfu or UK dilemma - but I do assure you I am completely independent of any media connections, my opinions are my own and my advice - well you can take it or leave it! Always ready to help - love Auntie.
Message posted by Agni Aunt on 23 January 2009 at 7:38pm - IP Logged
How lovely that you will be here for Easter - I promise you that you will find it a wonderful experience. Make sure you join in everything that is going on, whether you are in the town of Corfu or in one of the villages. There are spectacular processions in the town, and you get a chance to see and hear the splendid Corfu Brass Bands and Choirs, as well as a glimpse of our beloved Saint Spyridon out in public.
There are no special rules to observe - it is a strongly religious event, but a joyous one. The Greeks dress up, best clothes and nerw clothes are in order, and it is easy to feel underdressed alongside them!
Chocolate mini eggs from the UK will be very much apprciated by local children - eggs are very much a part of Easter here and we have nothing quite like the English mini-eggs. There are plenty of local alternatives to Hot Cross Buns, but your Englsh friends would love some as a gift - nothing quite like them either!
Prepare to have a wonderful experience and truly feel a part of Corfu!
Message posted by Corfukate on 23 January 2009 at 10:54pm - IP Logged
Thanks Auntie for your advice,Mini eggs will travel better!I heard a procession leaves from Karousades where to I've no idea we'll just have to follow the band and hope we end up in a Kafeneon or two on route
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