Monday, June 14, 2010

It was warmer than this in Kefalonia

Sunday afternoon - 34C, blue sky, sunshine, souvlaki, Mythos. Yep, the Wilburys were in Kefalonia

Sunday evening - 13C, grey sky, lashing with rain, curry, Carlsberg. Yep, back in Britain.

We'd never been to Kefalonia before and expected it to be a bit like Crete, which we go to a lot. And funnily enough it was! Well, there's a surprise. But without the goats. We love goats, ideally chargrilled with a nice Greek salad, but although we saw plenty of goat poo we saw virtually no goats. Lots of bouganvillea though.

Interesting botanical fact about Bougainvillea - the flower 'petals' aren't petals at all but bracts. It's named after Louis Antoine de Bouganville (1729 - 1811).

He wrote after one battle "The very air we breathe is contagious of insensibility and hardness". It felt a bit like that as we landed in Manchester.


Green Lane Allotments said...

It was hotter here too last week

RobD said...

Carlsberg? I'm disappointed ;>)

Nice new look to the blog!

Woody Wilbury said...

Yes, I'm pleased with it too. Feels more open and wider.

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Nutty Gnome said...

Well there you go - I never knew that about Bougainvillea. Yer learn sumthin' new evry day!

Looking forward to meeting up on Friday - you can tell me all about Kefalonia :)