The reality of what we're about to do is hitting home!
Those many months ago when we booked the flights there was no snow in Corfu, when people who live there report it's very wet, damp and cold of a night! I thought to myself it won't be that bad in March and the residents will feel the cold more than us as they're used to higher temperatures and will feel a chill more so than us.
Maggy's Den has been empty since late October! I find myself thinking did I turn the water off properly as I was there alone. If I didn't will it be flooded? What will the cost of the water bill be!
After the reported winds on the boards a few weeks back, will the little house be an even more falling down property that's if it's still standing
Will we have 'squatters' in the form of 'Cockies'?
I know I nearly used a full tin of repellent before I locked the house up!
The house has an open fire in the kitchen/living room once the outside stairs are climbed to go into the bedroom will it be like entering Siberia?
If so we will sleep on the Futon in the kitchen by the dying embers of the open fire. It will be a bit like camping,sleeping, eating, washing dishes and cooking all in the one room,it's just as well the loo in the kitchen has a door on it
If it's windy will the walls of the kitchen flap like they do in a tent
I've got more 'woollies' than an Australian sheep station
Sensible shoes, thermals, waterproofs and wellies. I've tried getting a Davey Crockett Hat but the best I can come up with is one of my daughters ski hats
Will I need a calming down pill to endure the car journey from Liverpool to Luton, I hate motorway travel!
I've not given much thought to the 15 hour wait in Athens airport for our connecting flight to Corfu,but at some point I'm sure I will
I know some might think what a miserable So'n'So or I'd give my eye teeth to be going!
Don't misunderstand me I am counting the days to our adventure! I am not seeing things through Rose tinted glasses as I suspect things will be totally different from Summer and more hiccups might occur.
It will be a very different experience at this time of year,the positive points are, that the making of the bed will be a lot less exhausting than it is when it's hot
I can go to the village without my tea towel over my shoulder and hopefully never need to mop my brow
The shopkeepers might not recognise me at first as I might have some lippy and make up on and my hair won't be stuck to my head like a lump of melted lard, OK it might be wet from the rain!
If the sun shines for a few hours a day you will find me sitting on the patio listening to Mr M mixing cement, looking at valley, with a book and a glass of the veg mans wine, the only thing to disturb me will be hubby wanting a cup of tea!
My first experience as a Greek driver,but must practice hill starts before anything else!
So all in all I think I'm prepared for my new adventures
Message posted by kerkyra on 23 February 2009 at 3:29pm - IP Logged
Loved the read as always.
Hope you and Mr.M enjoy your forthcoming adventure.
Looking forward to the day when we will be doing the same, and wishing the days away to our little house in Karousades,still waiting to sign on the dotted!!!
All the best.
Andy,Amanda,Steph & Charlotte.
Message posted by maggy on 23 February 2009 at 3:37pm - IP Logged
There is a small shop on the main road across from that is a old unused house, we are behind that next to the pink house with the balcony that looks down the valley, with the view to Acharavi bay..I think
We will be across in mid May.
Andy,Amanda,Steph & Charlotte.
Message posted by maggy on 23 February 2009 at 3:54pm - IP Logged
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