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That would have been nice - familiar faces.

Cooler than your 43 degree heat.

Trying to get so much done before the trip.....

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Met up with some Brisbane people today. Very windy, but wasn't too bad
with the 35 degree weather.

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So cold today. Don't like it.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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would love some 34 degree weather

frost last 2 nights

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I am back home again. Loved spending time with my family but it was cold on the Gold Coast for me.

I bought myself 2 pr of jeans first time in 30yrs I just love them. Did put on 600g whilst away but I thought that was pretty good considering lots of eating out.

There is no place like home. 34deg today slight breeze.
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We just had the driest June on record for Victoria.
July is expected to be even colder and a bit wetter



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Happy relaxing. I bet the water was wonderful. We have had temps of 14-25. Quite warm although the colder days are here for the weekend. Only a few before they get nice again.

How is everything else in the village?

Thank goodness it is my weekend off. So tired.

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Arrived here at 11.30 today. Had a bit of a clean up and will get some more tomorrow. I had my first swim in Gennadi about 5.30 pm. It was icy cold and just perfect for this 40 degree heat. There was a fire at Afantou village and a couple of houses ere burnt, but no loss of life. We are going to have very high temps for the next few days.
How is the weather back home?

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Thanks
Missed out on buying both zucchini and eggplant last season.

Must keep this in mind

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Yummy.

Are you in the village yet or still in Rhodes?

Hi from mum.

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The eggplants are so sweet and don't have all the seeds like in Australia.
You should look up the recipe Richard. It is called Imam Bayldi and is
translated from the Turkish to mean 'the Imam fainted' because it was
so tasty. ha ha.

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It is stuffed eggplant.

Might have to make some soon.

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Is imam better or just different to moussaka?

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Sounds yummy. I have not had imam for so long.

Not going for a few weeks yet but getting organised. I am tired but I now it will refresh me.

Enjoy the heat wave.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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I hope you can enjoy the break and that Barry will be with an open mind.
I met a cousin who was with me at the hospital when I had my son and she fed me
imam which is my favourite and the best Greek salad with caper leaves. Yummy.

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Maybe these are signs for you Anna. See how it goes over the next couple of weeks.

Enjoy swimming and walking. Hope you catch up with some family and friends.

Yes I was lucky. We are going away on in a couple of weeks or so. Going north and west.

I really need a break from work. Batteries need recharging.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Not feeling any joy this time. Maybe it is telling me that Australia is my home.
I did see my dad in my dream last night and I was phoning him and saying,
"Dad can you hear me, I'm here.' This has really floored me.

So, so hot not a breeze blowing and 40 degrees. Glad you had a beautiful day
when you went whale watching. Fabulous photos and you were at the right place
at the right time. Have a great week.

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Home sweet home. Enjoy being there.

I went whale watching yesterday. It was a magical day on the water.

So blessed.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Had 2 days in beautiful Kastoria in northern Greece and flew to Rhodes today.
The eagle has landed.

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Fantastic on your swim. Safe travels tomorrow.

Friday already - this week went fast.



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Woo Hoo! First swim in the Aegean today! Then a spa and water aerobics and
a few laps. Also walked in the morning for an hour. How come I don't lose???

I am leaving early tomorrow morning so it is 8.20 and I am really tired.
Had lunch at 5.30.pm. Crazy Greek hours.

Glad you went to Big W and that you get your glasses soon.



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I am eager to find out what is happening. Glad you finally got a swim in.

I ended up getting my glasses at Big W. They had the frames and there prices are very competitive. Might be my new supplier....

Nothing much else happening. Enjoy.


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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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I am amazed to find out people's true characters. will tell you when I get home.
Glad the insurance will pay for your glasses.
Has the weather settled? I went in to the pool again as there were too many waves.
Even though it was 31 C today, the water was still cool!

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Mine are 3 level glasses and I am lucky the insurance will be paying for it. Just so annoying as they were the nicest glasses I have had in a while. Moving forward now.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Make a fanouropita and they might show up. Try not to stress too much.
Go to Big W. Renie got her glasses from there and they weren't too expensive.
Sea bass on the terrace and a swim in the pool as the sea was too rough.


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Not happy today. Lost my glasses. Now I have to order new ones, more expense and wait for them. In the mean time using a weaker subscription pair.......

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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thanks for sharing

Have you sampled any of the local seafood?

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Wow busy days indeed. Vefa is amazing for her age. Enjoy the experience. I use to love watching her cook on Kalimera Ellada a long time back.

Enjoy.

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Sunny took us to a place at the back of Omonia and they are known for
their souvlaki. We share 6 souvlaki on a stick, salad and fries and a beer and it
was only 13 Euro for 2. Bargain. We ordered 6 more souvlaki and we still had
salad and chips left over. Always helps to go out with a local.

I am enjoying helping Vefa cook. I am her helper and do all the prep. Took photos
of one of the dishes and she is going to publish them as she is going to Serres
to present this recipe with wild buffalo!!!

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Fabulous Anna!!!!

so many happy faces.


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Meeting with my Greek Spark friends in Athens. Sunny and Eleni with her mum Gillian.
Always a must. These ladies drop everything and change their schedules so that we can meet.



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You will swim soon enough. Maybe in Rhodes.

Beautiful day yesterday with mild temps. Had a lovely lunch at Greeks on Cav. Nice people and service.

Into the city today.......

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A cool day today and had to wear a jacket to church.
Still haven't been swimming in the Med.

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Hi Anna the rain has stopped but still overcast. Yesterday was a warm 25.
Have fun in Thessaloniki.
The lake sounds pretty. Photos please.
You might get a swim there.

Visited Theo C and Thea I yesterday.

My back and sciatic are in spasm but they will be fine as per usual in a few days. Getting used to it.

Going out for lunch today at a Greek restaurant in Coorparoo. Should be nice.




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Hello from rainy Thessaloniki. Doesn't look like I will be swimming in
the Med jsut yet. Has the rain stopped at home Georgia.

I hope your back is feeling better now Georgia. Didn't get to see Maria
but am in touch with her. I might go to Kastoria to meet another friend.
There is a beautiful lake and the fur capital of Greece. A lot of Russians
and northern Europeans buy from there. Maybe I'll buy a leather jacket
for the cold weather back home, bwahaha...

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A bit of voltaren and some rest and today about 50% only of the pain. Some pain killers, a massage and I will be fine.Thanks Nola

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Georgia I hope you get over the back and it doesn't hang around.

Still having magic weather here.


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Rain stopped and it was a pleasant day temp wise.

Resting as I strained my back today.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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sunny but cool



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So much rain today - unbelievable.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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variable mild weather over here



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Anna only if you can - no real urgency. Just might be nice.

Your photos are lovely. Make me want to come over and join you.

Has been raining since Saturday. Nice soaking rain.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Loads of souvenirs Richard. The good quality ones that are made in Greece
are expensive but worth it.
Georgia, I will try and go there as I still have two days in Athens. I go to Tammy's tomorrow.

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Do they have any interesting Greek souvenirs?

Apart from your photos



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Enjoy. If you get to Kolonaki and see a store called chic and simple - drop in and see if my niece is working. Aggeliki. Say hi.

All is good here.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Syl, hope all goes well for you.
Went to the Acropolis Museum today and my friend has gone to visit another friend and I have 2 days on my own. So nice not to have someone snoring, will be like heaven.

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Good news that everyone is ok
Cheers Richard



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Has been a mostly cool wet weekend . More rain due this week. Anna glad you are having a good time.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Have a safe trip to Isa Syl. I hope t all goes well.

Anna enjoy Greece. Your photos on FB are lovely.

"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
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Hello from Greece. Feeling exhausted. Haven't forgotten you all.

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I am going to Mt. Isa tomorrow (for medical) back on Tuesday 1,000+ km round trip. I am going to freeze think of me.
hugs Syl

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Didn't need my jumper in WA. Having magic weather. emoticon

"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
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its wet in Newcastle and snowed at Barrington this week.

SPECIFIC: , Exercise every day, drink more water and Journal food intake. Keep busy.
MEASURABLE: journal water and food intake every day. Write down fitness minutes at the end of each day.
ACHIEVABLE; I will go to the gym 3 days so I can increase my fitness and strength. Two days a week I can walk or bike ride. I can slowly manage my food and water intake. Keep busy through the day so I can't emotional eat.
RELEVENT: To increase my fitness level and stay healthy.


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We have had very cold nights in Melbourne and our first snow of the season in the mountains.

At least I dont live in Canberra where it is even colder

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