Mira ....both of my parents worked but were always careful with their money. They never had anything on hire-purchase and brought me up to be the same. I hear so much about the poor freezing/starving pensioners in the UK .... they say they can heat or eat. Goodness knows what they spend their money on - or maybe they splash it about on other things. I certainly don't go short of food and my central heating has been on solidly since the 27th of October. But then again .... I don't smoke or have a car. However ..... my chocolate probably costs as much as running a car. LOL!!!
Thankful indeed MD ... same here in the US. We live pretty frugally compared to what many Americans consider "normal" but even we would find it a struggle if we had to face what the Greeks are going through.
BJ's best friend lives in Greece. We only hear part of how difficult it is for ordinary people to get by. Her friend looks after her elderly parents and they are living virtually hand to mouth. Mira, after you mentioned the restrictions on ATM withdrawals I asked BJ how her friend got on. That restriction doesn't bother them ..... they don't have it to withdraw.
I keep saying it but people in the UK moan a lot yet they have so much to be thankful for.
They finally added some coloured lights. I'm guessing there's some Greek austerity measures starting to bite.
a tree has gone up here.
That's all down to the current economic woes, MD. :/
Yikes! That's Draconian!
Hi Bill ... maybe they're hanging around to use the ATM again ... they can only withdraw €60 day. ;)
Seems to be a popular hang out after dark for young folks
I like the look of this place.
"Kompoti Square" ... reminds me of "Compost Corner" from Tiswas! Those were the days, lol. ;P
another christmas tree :)
It's a whoppa! I'm sure it will have a circle of benches underneath. Way back, the people who built these places cared about creature comforts.. you have a bench.. you need shade.
its very nice...wonder what kind of tree that is...has a nice shape...
I love the look of this place.
Mira Bilis, I'd love to be there right now, drinking ouzo. I should think it tastes the same as pastis.
I hope your visit went well. I looked for someone waving on their way to the ferry (or back) but I must have missed you. LOL!
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