Published: February 8th 2009February 8th 2009
Heating Oil Tanker
Our first refill of heating oil for this winter.
We had new heating oil delivered Tuesday 3rd Feb. This is the first time it has been refilled this winter, so indicates that it has not been very cold, unlike other parts of Europe. The 4th Feb and we went into Salonika and did a bit of window shopping. There are flower sellers on the corner selling tulips and hyacinths, now that the weather is starting to become spring like. In Salonika today it was supposed to be 11 C today, with an overnight low of 7C. However you still see Chestnuts being roasting on the coals by street sellers.
We caught the bus to Upper Toomba, a suburb of Salonika, where Michael’s friend Stavros has a super doper Patisserie /Café. Yu can have coffees outside under shaded tables in the summer or in the enclosed glassed area in inclement weather. We then decided to walk about 4 km to some friends in Voulgarie, another suburb. We needed to walk off the delicious biscuits we had with our coffee. I noticed a temperature sign saying 21 C at 1pm. We passed a remaining part of the old castle enroute-Michael did not know that it had actually been built out that far
A shop in Salonika had these carved heads of walking sticks.
from the centre of Salonika before. Coming home we see a neighbour’s rooster close to the nearby high school, so because of roaming dogs, Michael picked it up and took it back to its rightful owner. Two days later a roaming dog killed one of the neighbour’s chooks, as they allow them to wander around their chook pen for some time each day.
Michael grilled the fish I bought yesterday on a new improvised “carvonya” or BBQ. I did a bit of gardening this morning and in the afternoon we caught the bus down to the nursery near LIDL and bought some bulbs. They were starting to sprout, so should have been purchased about a month ago.
Although we are far removed from the infernos in Victoria, our thoughts are with those people who have lost family members and property during the wild fires. We have seen the devastation on the News internet sites.
There are more photos below