|Chestnuts roasting on the open fire. . .Jack Frost definitely not nipping at the air|
One advantage of being a shutterbug is that you can relive those festivals with a click of a computer keyboard. So come, let us show you the festivals that we have attended:
|Chestnuts roasting - a very hot job|
|Festival central - in the middle of the village|
On festival day the village square becomes ‘festival central’ as residents and visitors alike gather to eat, drink, visit and listen to music. . .and as the day becomes night, to dance if the notion strikes them.
Festivals we’ve attended in the village are remarkably commercial free – no corporation has naming rights to the square or the event, as has become the norm back in the States. And aside from a row of arts and crafts tables (items made locally) there is little call to spend money.
|Traditional bean soup - a festival highlight|
|Churches are open in the village|
|Village streets wind up the hillside - too narrow for cars, you walk|
|Slate roof - up close as you head up through the village|
'Secret gardens' tucked away between the closely set buildings always seem like finding treasure as you happen upon them.
|Renovated tower overlooks the square|
That’s it from us this week. We are busy settling into this full-time residency in Greece. The fall planting is underway in our garden, the olive harvest is now days away. We've undertaken a new adventure: buying a car in Greece . . .it isn't as easy as you may think! (But it will certainly make for a future blog post, that's for sure.) Thanks for your time and all the good wishes you sent after reading our last post.
Until next time, our wishes for safe and healthy travels to you and your family.
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