Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dinner and more writing before OXI Day

Wednesday was my turn to cook dinner again at Jazzmin...the second time in one month! I am feeling very cooking, no cleaning, no laundry! Yikes. There were only six of us sharing the meal and everyone seemed satisfied with the combination of dishes...frittata (with spinach, peppers, onion & cheese), broccoli salad (with red onion, blue cheese, cranberries & honey mustard dressing) and Roe's eggplant (stewed eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, onions flavoured with curry & cumin). I decided not to attempt a dessert!!

Bouganvillea blossoms blown from the branches

North winds continue to buffet our perch in Chora. Last night was the first time that I decided to search for a second blanket in the middle of the night. Hot porridge is tasting perfect on these cooler mornings.

Last night our writing group gathered at Kalliroi's to share our written words and political views over a meal of lentil/sausage soup, tomato/caper salad and raki. The suggestion to move our meetings into our homes and out of the noisy venues of cafes has worked well. On Sunday we will meet at Elena's and Theo will document our readings to send to Arlene, "our Vancouver prompter".

October 28th is OXI Day, a National holiday in Greece. It commemorates the anniversary when PM Metaxis said "NO" to an ultimatum from Mussolini in 1940 to allow Italian forces to occupy strategic locations in Greece or face war. 

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