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May 26th 2012
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Kevin in his favourite repose! Notice the painting...
Thought some of you might be curious to see what we call 'home' for a few months every year.

Not much bigger than some of your cupboards. But we love it.....

An old yachting tradition is to have a painting in the saloon of your yacht - usually of a boat - but we chose to have a painting which reminded us of home! So we have a lovely painting (rather chocolate boxish) of the mountains.

As I am sure some of you are aware, many European yachties are lucky enough to be able to sail with their animals on board. (They bring them with them from Europe or UK, usually by car or on the boat).

We were rather envious of this and so adopted a pair of cats. Their names are Ari and Jacquie - named in honour of Aristotle and Jacquie Onassis, who owned an island called Skorpios in this area. In fact it is the focal point of the view from one of our other favourite spots called Spilia or Spartahori (or Steve and Jerry's).

The island still belongs to the granddaughter of Aristotle Onassis, but apparently it is up for sale,
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Our cabin.
and whenever we see a really BIG, FANCY yacht in the area there is much speculation as to which famous person is on it and are they out here to look at the island with a view to purchasing it. Last year the hot gossip was Madonna....!

Another lovely yachting tradition in the Med - well, certainly in Greece - is to have a basil plant on your yacht. And so this year we have a new addition to the family. His name is Manwell. I've never had a pet plant before! 😄

And don't forget the 'children', of course! Going on holiday would just not be the same without them..! 😉😄


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The boat cats. Ari and Jacquie
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Saloon, chart table and aft cabin
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Very BIG galley - for all the cooking on board I do...!
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The latest addition to our family. Manwell, the basil plant! :-)
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Washday! Hooray, the sun is shining. Notice the twin passerels... No prizes for guessing who has arrived in Greece!
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The 'children'.


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