I've never been to Greece this time of year before, so many things are new to me..like lemons and oranges still on the trees in our garden:
Enjoying a sea-side playground in sweaters and jackets:
Spring fashion: (knee high boots in late March? and I only brought flats!) plus everyone is still bundled up in warm jackets-- this 60~70 degree weather is still really cold for them.
It's cold for us too-- concrete construction keeps the houses much cooler inside than it is outside-- something I've always been grateful for in the summer (75 inside is better when it's 95 outside), but the heaters are off already and we're pretty chilly inside now-- thank god I thought to bring slippers and my fleece hoodie!
Many thanks to all your good packing suggestions, I managed to get all our stuff in 4 suitcases and 2 carry-ons that clocked in just at or under the weight limit. My sewing machine made it fine, but I haven't bought a transformer yet so I can't plug it in. Thankfully, Theodora has offered to take me to the electronics shop, so I should call her this week and arrange to do that. Today we went to the local public nursery school to check it out and introduce ourselves. George will start to phase in later this week and will go 5 mornings a week from next month. Then we'll find our balance and routine here.
Already I'm finding lots of time to sew, especially at night after George goes to bed. We don't have a tv in our "apartment" upstairs and there's not much else to do besides laundry and playing on line.. I realized quickly what a Netflix addict I am-- it's killing me that we can't get access here. Also terrible that the American tv network websites will not show full episodes (hate to say it, but I miss fox.com! i miss Glee and House!) when you're out of the country. I've resorted to enriching myself through Ted.com and browsing the complex world of quilting podcasts. Btw, if you have any free online entertainment to suggest, I'd love to hear it~ which are your favorite quilting podcasts? What about streaming live radio? My94x.com was good for a while, but you can only quilt to the Cure for so long..
Need to charge the camera battery and then I can take some pictures of my new sewing space. So far I've been a bit too distracted by the perfect backdrop and multiple photo ops like this one: