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... oil was also used to make soap, perfume and for oil burners. Olive oil for oil burners was very expensive so they weren’t used frequently. Now days as we already know olive oil is the base of all Greek cooking and I am sure we have consumed a lot of it.
We went to Lidl, a supermarket very much like Aldi. We stock up on some supplies, bread, ham, cheese, tomato, drinks and of course chocolate and all so cheap. We say goodbye to Sparta. ...
... to Athens where we had a short wait for our flight to Heathrow. The flight was only 25 mins from Kalamata to Athens but we were given a drink and croissant and our knees were not tucked under our chins. The longer stretch from Athens to London was 4 hours. However, we had wine, a meal, drinks, headphones to use to watch the film and best of all, leg room!
All we have to do now is to plan our next visit!
... sitting in the car staring at the broken bridge. I vaguely considered attempting a river crossing, but Beezel wisely quashed any such ideas. So instead, we retraced our steps, going all the ways back down the mountainside. Meanwhile, Lee kept telling us to ‘Perform a U-Turn’ and head back to the non-existent bridge. It was one of those days when Lee was called some rather unpleasant names.
Now this caused a bit of a problem because Lee wanted us to use ...
... and I know the name of the village that he came from in Greece - Neromilos - so I thought while we were in Greece I would get out there and see who I could find.
We drove out in the afternoon mainly just to see what was there. I don't speak much Greek at all, and out in these remote parts of the country it is unlikely that you will find many English speakers. Even so, it was important to me to get a sense of my roots, even if it was just a case of walking around ...
... I now arrange the shattered pieces around the trees to keep the heat off the soil and make a mental note that I need another table.
We discuss work that will be done later - the bamboo is out of hand now and must be removed, not just cut.
I leave, grateful and satisfied. Tomorrow I must start my journey back to the UK, and back to the photos and the plans.