Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

And here is the latest of Emma's drawings.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

William on the mend

On Thursday afternoon William started a sudden fever and so yesterday he stayed "home" with me. I mean, he was actually in good spirits comparing to the previous evening and so after playing inside for a while, we went to the dry cleaners (he loves watching the clothes move along the mechanical rail), the green grocers where he paid for the apples, bananas and avocados, and then to Marks and Spencers where we got him some shorts and t-shirts for the season as well as some new swimming trunks. We also had a fresh orange juice and chocolate croissant at the local café.
Yesterday he kept repeating "my like stay with my Mummy!"  I guess it's not very motivating for getting him back to school... but hey, being sick is miserable enough, don't you think?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Our weekend in Nafplion

We went to Nafplion for the weekend. While there, we road on a train, took a boat to the Bourtzi, pedalled a bike for four, walked up nearly a thousand steps, and really enjoyed the beauty of it.
Here are some pics.
 the colours were spectacular!
 buildings venetian

the beach deserted
the views breathtaking

beautiful sunsets and lots of boats which William loved!

the fortress of Bourtzi

lots of legwork!

prickly cacti
colourful walls,
ochre and olive
green and purple
and lots and lots of blue 

999 steps to get up to the top of Palamidi castle and 999 steps to get down. I can't tell you how wobbly our legs felt as we reached the bottom!

Nafplion is the warmest place on mainland Greece and barely 90 minutes from home!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Emma's olive tree

Another one of Emma's Friday art class paintings.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Carnival week fun

Last week was Carnival week and so as well as Carnival Sunday and all kinds of arts and crafts at school, the kids had :

Funny hat day on Monday (home-made hats using paper plates and baloons)

Rainbow day on Tuesday when they could dress in as many colours as they wished and were dispensed of wearing uniforms followed by Pajama day on Wednesday-  sorry no pic of those ones

Crazy hair day on Thursday - required a bit of preparation the night before...

Ta-da! Emma's hair was all frizzy for Crazy Hair day
and we sprayed it red, purple and green.
William had crazy polka-dot hair.

and Carnival dress up day again on Friday with Emma the princess and William the mouse.
The kids definitely had a fun week!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy Carnival!

Happy Carnival from Capitaine Crochet (Hook) & Wendy Fairy!