Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November 11- Mitch's birthday

Another busy day in Athens. We enjoyed a baked omelet breakfast and a bit of shopping time before taking the Metro to meet Nadia for a lunch visit to Theo's mother's place. Enroute we walked through a gyspy encampment that has been in that location for several years. They have built semi-permanent structures for housing and children were running around everywhere.

Lunch was delicious as usual...homemade bread, cheese pie, pastitsio, two salads and a lovely bougatsa for dessert. Zoi has lemon, mandarin, pomegranate and grapefruit trees in her small garden. She gave us some of the fruit and bread for Kalliroi.

Zoi's friend visited while we were there. They have been friends for 60 years.

After a brief nap we joined Kalliroi for a visit to Demetra's studio in the Petralona area of Athens. Demetra s an accomplished illustrator and artisan. She was teaching a sewing class when we arrived.

Demetra's studio

Her son visited us.

Later we shared dinner at an original cafenion in the neighbourhood with Kalliroi, Vassilis and Carmen. 

Kalliroi and Carmen enjoying the music!

It was delicious simple food, good raki, great company and traditional music. In bed at 1:30am!!!

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