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my baker who's bakery is at the bottom the of road just brought me two hot baguettes because I have been stuck in the house

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How lovely, that’s very kind. Xxx❤️❤️

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to sassy59

Yes , I'm a regular and he always looks after us , believe it or not if I went in and bought them he only charges 50 cents for two and they are large baguettes that's about thirty pence

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That’s a great price Dave. Enjoy. Xxx💜

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I am 😂😂 can't resist hot bread from being a kid 😂 , a normal uncut loaf is only a Euro but he will slice it if you ask . I don't I like door stops 😂

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👍😎💜

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I usually have a baguette and what the Greeks call a black bread which is an uncut brown loaf but round . But because their hot they get eaten quickly 😅😅 the baguette I eat as it is no butter it's sweet and beautiful soft with a light crispy crust mmmm sorry munching on one already 😂😂

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Suzie42 in reply to Daveyboy1963

Theres nothing to match greek bread i think, its better than french dare i say. Enjoy Dave

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Suzie42

In honesty I feel the same way french bread is kinda stogy

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Yes i agree and greek bread has so much flavour, cannot wait til i get some in Sept. Bread with feta and tomatoes yummt

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Suzie42

Don't forget a drizzle of olive oil mmm

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Suzie42 in reply to Daveyboy1963

Well that's a given Dave 😊

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Suzie42

Sacralage without olive oil 😂😂😂😂

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Suzie42

Where are you going in Greece

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Suzie42 in reply to Daveyboy1963

We are going to Schinoussa for 2 weeks then Naxos for 4 weeks 😊👍

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Suzie42

I hope you have a lovely time I'm sure you will. But just remember I'm not far away so can do cake and pie delivery via pigeon post 😂😂😂

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Suzie42 in reply to Daveyboy1963

We have been going there for over 30 years and Schinoussa only has 130 residents so we know many. We feel it's a bit like going home, they are so welcoming. Yes not too far from you Dave. We have never been to Rhodes

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Suzie42

Rhodes is like many Greek islands welcoming and beautiful , I came here 37 years ago and now I live here full time and if I'm honest the UK is a bit of a memory.

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Suzie42 in reply to Daveyboy1963

I bet. Have a great day

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Suzie42

And you 😁👍🏼

Takes me back to my childhood my mum cooking bread every week mm.m

Can't beat fresh made bread the smell the taste .

Lucky you can smell them from here

That's what gets me every time the smell of fresh bread

They look delicious.

I couldn't wait I ate one baguette nothing on it 😂😂 the bread here from my little bakery is the best and so cheap

That’s really kind! That’s what I love about the Greek people! 💕 And h bread looks delicious!

I always go in each day but if he is still cooking what I want he delivers but because I can't go out he came dropped off two baguettes and took my order for next week

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Good morning Dave that is so kind of the Baker, they look delicious, have a good day and take care😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxxxx 🌻🌻

Had a rough night and when I did get sleep I was woken by my alarm for meds and couldn't get back to sleep. But feeling ok so far and already enjoyed a baguette 😂😂 xxx

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Damon1864Volunteer in reply to Daveyboy1963

You take care of yourself and enjoy the other baguette.😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxxxx 🌻🌻

I will do tomorrow 👍🏼👍🏼xx

Those look scrumptious!

Taste absolutely lovely and the second bagette is for lunch tomorrow I'm going to have open sandwich slice bagette up and put cheese onion ham a little drizzle of olive oil and honey mmmmm

Mmm....I was with you up till the honey..... 😞

A little honey is beautiful especially with ham and cheese , the local honey is gorgeous 😂😂 but if you are not a honey person leave it out 😁 one time of the day I wouldn't touch honey but since coming here taste as changed. I hated gales honey but the fresh stuff is different I guess because it's fresh .

I have had the fresh stuff( my daughter lives in Greece and I lived in Spain for several years) I just don't think that I have much of a sweet tooth! :-)

I find that hard to believe 😂😂😂😂😂😂

It's true Dave,one of my top favourite treats is a bag of gooseberries! 😄

Ok they are tarty unless you tip a bag of sugar on them 😂😂😂😂😂

You are the first woman to know who doesn't like sweet things 😂 I honestly thought it an impossibility 😂😂😂🤣🤣

I never have liked sweet tastes even as a child,I think I take after my dad. He grew garden peas and we both ate them by the handful,much nicer than sweets!My snacks today have been Victoria plums and cashew nuts.👍

Well I'm a carnivor so can relate to not being interested in sweets but like you I grew up eating fresh peas out the pod 🤩 Victoria can still keep her plums though 😂😂😂

Aw,poor you, imagine having to force yourself to dismember and eat all of your beautiful bread 🍞 now I know the world 🌎 has gone to rack and Rooney. Lol.

You know me so well I'm sat here in absolute tears disgusted with my self for eating a whole bagette

Yum 😋

Big yum

What a lovely gesture Dave. They look sooooo good!! Bet they didn't last long? xxx

One disappeared as soon as I sat down no butter just as it came 😂😂

The best time time to eat it xxx🥖🥖🥖

Oooh to right 😂😂😂

Oh well, I don't do envy, well,not much, anyway, o.k.just a little bit, perhaps. Right just to put the record straight, have hired a hit squad to be there for the next baqett delivery, be warned,they are mean for sure. Haha.

I've now gained a very big wet patch on my sofa 😂😂😂 laughing that much I rolled off my sofa 😂😂😂 well I've got until Tuesday then so going to leave a message at bakery to deliver the baguette to a secret location and I'll be in disguise as a fisherman's wife 😂😂😂😂😂

Be afraid 😨 be very 😱 😨 😱

They won't know it's me I've had a shave and included my legs 🤣🤣🤣

If you put your wig on and put your teeth in, you might just get away with it.

I've got a lovely long ginger wig and I've got some lovely bright pink lipstick

Pink? O.m.g mine is black, going back to my day's as a goth.ha.going off to my appointment with the back of my eyelids. Good night, my friend, have a restful one.

Oh my god I'm going to have nightmares now some guy chasing me down the road after my baguette wearing a gimp suite and black lipstick 😂😂😂😂😂

Haha,think we both need to be sectioned.

I think you maybe right but let's keep that our secret 🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫

Sure will,else they will all want to come, good night 😴 mate.

Night buddy 👍🏼🤫🤫🤫

That was kind.😊😊😊

That's a typical Greek village life for you 😁😁

Brie, Brie and more Brie. In Fiji, if I walked into town, I went past a bakery, where they had a hatch for selling to passing trade. In the mornings the smell wonderful, my favourite looked like a normal white loaf, but, it was made by having a 6" long and 2" sided chunk of cheese, wrapped in the dough. I never made it back home, without pulling off one end and dipping the crust in the melted cheese, sometime still so hot you could burn your fingers.

😂😂😂 see we all go to the same place when it comes to fresh hot bread 👍🏼😂😂

The baker makes these lovely fingers of bread with feta inside ohh you have to get to the bakery before 7.30 or he's sold out , once a week I have an order in for six of them three for breakfast and three for ten minutes after breakfast 😂😂😂

That is how I eat chocolate, I think (when I order a supermarket deliver), that will last the 3 days until my carer comes, then the day before she comes, none left, so I am climbing the walls if she is 10 minutes late.

😂😂😂 I've just had my evening meal delivery , I couldn't be arsed to cook tonight so I messaged my friend lefteri burger and chips mmmm with extra pink sauce 😂

Five euros about £3.80 and you get this mmmm

Dinner

What a wonderful gesture. Enjoy Grace

I bought my dinner tonight 😁 I just couldn't be bothered to cook and the delivery services here are fantastic and quick .

Your photo of the baguettes and unfolded celaphane, lying like two lovers on the patterned cloth of green fronds is a masterpiece. Please replace sundown pictures for baguettes for breakfast on suitable backdrops. 😂😂😂😂😂

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good morning matey how are you very chesty as its been raining through the night i will pick up through out the day thou yes they look tasty he lookking after you then thats good i have a local shop that will deliver to people like that they helpt me in lockdown have a good day G R

Hi di hi , yes not too bad up early with meds so feeling pretty drained but as morning goes on I pick up, cool breeze last night helped. It's helpful having stuff delivered especially when I have to carry up four lots of stairs 😂😂

ho de ho matey yes at this moment in time i had to put fan on gone very warm here again theses flats i am in build in 1975 good ones so far just going to do some food i speak to you tomorrow all the best G R

What ever you are having for dinner enjoy I've not long had mine a nice steak and kidney pudding 😂 mind you I was eating it in my pink tutu 😂😂😂

What a lovely gesture, having people around that care

That's what the people are like here 😃

Gorgeous can smell the aroma of freshly baked bread from here....

Such a lovely smell

Mmm! Nice! With some butter and cheeese in.

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Mavary

Nice with feta and slices of tomato mmm

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Mavary in reply to Daveyboy1963

Mmm! Very nice. Can I come to lunch? 😂

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Mavary

Guests always welcome 😬

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I’m on my way. I’ll have to dust the cobwebs off my broomstick. 😹🤣

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Oh your not one of those modern ones then that use a hoover junior 😂😂😂😃😃

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Nah! That’s too new gangled for me. 😹🤣

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Fangled

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Mavary

I'm not the only one who suffers from typos thank god 🙏😂😂😂 hoover junior is old school Dyson well too min stream plus I guess the real problem would be the 2000 miles of extension lead you would need 😂😂😂

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Mavary in reply to Daveyboy1963

Gobledegook my friend and I call it. 🤣

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I blame having thick fingers and using a small keypad on my fone 😂😂

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Yep that as well. 🤣

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I really should get myself a laptop and I won't have any problems 😂😂

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It wouldn’t make any difference to me. I would still do it. My fingers work quicker than my brain.

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Mavary

I thought it was a woman's perogative 👍🏼😂😂

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Mavary in reply to Daveyboy1963

Well I didn’t like to say that. Has it got any cooler over there?

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Mavary

Lol it's been a bit cooler at night past two days but during the day 🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵 lol

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Mavary in reply to Daveyboy1963

We’ve actually had rain this morning. Well needed for the gardens. It’s been quite warm here today but not too bad. I couldn’t stand it as hot as Greece.

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Mavary

Different kinda heat here is a dry breathable heat humidity in UK makes it uncomfortable

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Heat in this county is I must admit horrible unless you are by the seaside where you get a breeze. 32 in this country and I don’t want to go outside the door. We had 32 in Gran Canaria and I was walking about in it. It didn’t bother me at all other than I needed a hat as the sun was burning my head.

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Same reason less humidity their to the UK

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I used to love visiting other countries but not if it was sweltering hot like you get it. There’s no pleasing me. I don’t like it too hot and I don’t like it too cold. I’m off to bed now as my battery is nearly flat on my iPad. I’ll maybe catch up tomorrow.

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Mavary

Ok 👌😁 sweet dreams

How nice of your baker to deliver this to you Dave and an evening meal as well, you are so well looked after, the greek people are so lovely, sounds like you really enjoyed it x

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Izb1

I always enjoy the bread here but as my gran always told me bread is the staff of Life

How nice & looks really good to eat 😋

I haven't found anything here that I wouldn't eat and really I don't miss any English food except maybe square sausage and blackpudding 👍🏼😂😂

What a lovely thought.

👍🏼

How kind of him. Seems like you have a very nice community there. Glad you have support 😊

The thing with village life here is everyone helps as best they can

You have amazing friends 1 you get a meal from your friend's restaurant and 2 you have a Baker who is also a friend and brings you fresh baguettes straight from his bakery. Omg I really enve you and wish I had friends like you.

Believe me it's just village life in Greece it's how the people are in general. Their good people.

Well now you are talking. Right well I am packing my bag now and I am coming to Greece, Hello Greece here I come!! Seriously that sounds a really wonderful place and the people there seem to be brilliant and very genuine. O would most definitely love to be there as it sound wonderful.

It's a lovely place but unfortunately the health services are not as easy as the UK and you pay for majority of the stuff so lots of pluses but one big down side . But I am in the position where I can't fly even if I wanted to return to the UK

Aaww that's a shame, why can't you fly if it is not too personal of me. At least it is lovely where you are I remember seeing outside your home and the view is ggrreat. You do have some lovely friends.

It's down to the damage to my lungs that I can't fly . I could go by boat then land but the expense would be astronomical 👍🏼

I understand Daveyboy1963. It's such a shame it is too expensive by boat. Will you never, ever be able to come back to the UK? Are you British or Greek? Is your family with you all the time there?

I'm English not Greek I have no family so basically I am alone here apart from friends I've made and I will never be able to get back to the UK. But I keep going 👍🏼

Good for you you are certainly one of the most positive people I know. At least you have great friends and that is fantastic to know. Thankyou for helping me to keep positive and I wish you well as can be for your future.

I'm glad I can help I'm here any time you want to chat 👍🏼

Thanksyou that's great. X

Hope you have had a good day today. Another hot one here but absolutely no breeze yet I'm hoping we get some tonight 😂👍🏼

I have had a lovely day thanks for asking. I hoovered every room in the bungalow and tidied my bedroom. I slept for four hours last night and today is the most energetic I have felt for 3 weeks so yes I had a good day.I am glad the sun is shining but it is too hot for me. Do you like the heat and do you go out much? I hope you have some sort of breeze now and maybe it will be a bit cooler tonight. One can hope or so they say.

Im really happy you had a good day and all that energy to clean up everywhere 👍🏼👍🏼 no I don't go out much while it's so hot but normally I take a walk into the village slowly of course 🤣 but I go to my friends restaurant and have a coffee and a chat with my friend , do a bit of shopping on way home bread sugar milk the essential stuff . Then back to my empty home and sit outside thinking about things . It gets lonely quite a bit so I put music on and just look across to the sea . . I hope tomorrow you have another good day with many more to come . Keep your chin up and a smile on your face 👍🏼👍🏼

I guess you get really lonely a lot but listening to music can help. You can always write to me, I can't offer much but I can help to pass the time of day.I think it's great that you can go to your friend's restaurant and have a coffee and a chat. Socialising is so important for us human beings and its absolutely fantastic you can go out just going at your own pace and you have a wonderful place to be. I wonder how you found the village in the first place and what size of village is it.? It sound a wonderful place to be. I love water and the sea is so beautiful to look at and just dream of whatever comes into your mind. Do you ever do things like crosswords, games for one, jigsaws you know things like that. You can read books or magazines. They are good ways of filling in some of your day. There are loads of things to do. I cant think of anything else but I would like to repeat you can always post messages to us at your community and I'm sure you know a lot of people here. So there are some suggestions for you.

Thank you it's very much appreciated 👍🏼😁

I agree it is a wonderful place to be the sea is beautiful it's not a big village really because alot of it is alotments fruit and olive trees. The shops are the centre of the village and all down one road. Now me and crossword mm no I have the attention span of an ant 😂 I play naughts and crosses but I cheat 🤣 and books well I would be ok with the Beano 😂😂 music and looking at the sea and mountains and obviously the stars that's me In a nutshell 😂

Well that's alright but there is the rest of the day to think about. I hate crosswords because I cannot answer the questions. It sound as though you live in a wonderful village but are you really happy.I have to go now as I am have been on hear for quite a wee while and I guess I feel a bit tired so I will go now but I would like to wish you a good night and I mean have a good night whatever you may be doing. Enjoy and remember we are here for you. Ok so good night daveyboy I will see you later.

Sweet dreams and your not the only one who can't answer crosswords I'm the same 🤣🤣

I hate hate crosswords mainly because I am absolutely terrible at them, quite embarrassing!!! Goodnight and God bless.

Good night godbless, no need to be embarrassed about crosswords I'm just as bad and I bet if we're honesty were not perfect at doing them 👍🏼😉

That is quite true. X

Well there you go 👍🏼😂 I haven't got the patients to even start one 😂

Neither do I infact I tend to avoid them like the plague. Ha ha 🤣😂👍👍

Worst thing invented 😂😂😂

Hey,

Bet they were tasty 😋 with some real butter!!! There is nothing like some warm bread, I just love that smell in the mornings!! 🤗

I'm stuck in hospital since Thursday, after two and half years my worst fear came true, I finally joined the Rona club!!!! 😱

I'm sorry to hear that my wishes go to you 🙏 yes can't beat fresh hot bread unless it's more hot fresh bread 😂

Yes, there is always that!!!

It's nice with feta and tomato with a little drizzle of fresh honey

Feta is lovely. I used to have some before My transplant. I can't now. I hope you enjoyed it. 🧀

Never used to like it but now I love it a little black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil

That's such a nice gesture. How lovely. xx 🥖🍞☕

The good thing about living in a village community. It's the Greek way , it used to be the English way when I was a kid

I like it. 🙂

I could go out to the minimarket and I can guarantee at least ten to fifteen people have spoken to me in Greek and broken English I always answer in Greek to the best of my ability it's a respect thing I'm in their country and I make an effort and I'm respected for doing so

Good for you. I used to work with some people who were teachers from other countries living in Japan. Many of them worked really hard at learning the language and there were some who never made the effort despite living here for a long time. They just depended on their Japanese spouses to do all the interactions. It was embarrassing. 😑

My stepfather lived here nearly twenty years and only knew the odd word 😂👍🏼

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Wow, yummy! And a very kind gesture. How are you getting on? Do you live in Greece permanently? I don’t know how you bear the heat - I went in March! 🤫

Yes I live here permanent, once you adjust to the heat your ok. It's better here for me anyway in the UK always suffering from pneumonia and bronchitis but here different heat no humidity and breathing is better. Village life is good food is fantastic and fresh but not to be alone in unfortunately .

Thanks for that, I’m really glad for you. Maybe you’ll meet someone, I hope so 😊

Unfortunately for me time is running late , my condition is terminal and I have limited time according to the oncologist and pulmonologist but my body is in total agreement. I live each day as it comes and enjoy everything I can but for a couple or a family who want to enjoy a life around good people with good food I would say you wouldn't find a better life than in Greek islands

Aw… so sorry… I’ve got cancer too & can’t see an easy end to it. My outlook is the same as yours. In a queer way, it is freeing - to accept & let go, value what’s here. I’m approaching what might be a nasty bit, but for the present I am at ease. Good luck and God bless.

We both have a road to travel on an adventure let's hope we enjoy our journey and it's a peaceful one take care and keep you safe.

What gems they are. The generosity and family orientation of many Greeks is part of the charm of going there.

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Daveyboy1963 in reply to Ergendl

They are generous warm happy helpful kindhearted people.

That was kind of him did they taste as good as they looked

Better you can't beat fresh hot bread . I couldn't wait and ate one straight away 😂😂

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