Monday, May 12, 2014

Our little escapade

 



Yesterday we came back from a little escapade. We were a party of four  - me and my sister with our husbands - and we visited sunny Greece for a little relaxation  and detachment from the everyday grinding and hectic world.

  

It was hot, it was quiet and it smelled wonderfully. There were orange trees heavily burdened with fruit  and  plants / bushes like the one below with the most heavenly smell to which I do not know the English name could be seen everywhere.




One of the moments worth cherishing - having a cup of coffee with your feet in the sea and collecting shells among sips.

  
We stayed in a charming hotel


Whenever I crossed this place I stopped to marvel at the beautiful shell lamp.



 There was another, quite unusual hotel whose owner probably suffers from the same door fixation as I do :)


The front garden of that same hotel had repurposed, old-fashioned sewing machine bodies turned into tables.
Honestly speaking, I don't like them - I think the idea is fabulous but the performance is mediocre if not poor.


 A beautiful, beautiful house that we are negotiating to rent for the summer.






8 comments:

Divya N said...

sounds like a wonderful place to recharge your batteries - hope you had a good time

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

this place looks amazing!!!!!
xxxxx Ale
good luck with the house negotiations!!!!!

ByLightOfMoon said...

I found your blog and Etsy shop here from BlogLovin'!

What fabulous photos and trip you share! I am a fan now, Big time!

I will also check out your other sites!

Ira Huberts said...

Looks like you had a really lovely time in wonderful Greece Maya, beautiful shots!!
Ira’s Crea Corner

Julie Corbisiero said...

Wow you are so lucky! It looks so pretty there and I would love to visit some day! It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Have a nice weekend.
Julie

Tammy said...

How incredibly beautiful. What a great trip. :) Best wishes, Tammy

πουαντερι said...

Hello, I am glad that you came to my country and you got good memories.
I read that you like the shrub (ANGELIKI) and just wanted to give you that information found on the Internet.
Think I managed and I wrote correctly because my English is not very good.
Wishing to come back to Greece and to pass the same Kala.
I Forgot .....my name is Maria and I live in Piraeus in the country's largest port.!

"The origin of agellikis is from the Far East. The genus Pittosporum is named after the Greek words " tar " and "seed" because of a sticky substance that surrounds the seeds. The types of Pittosporou contain some toxic saponins . These substances found in many foods such as beans , but although it is toxic to humans does not create a problem, since a large proportion is excreted by the body . Saponins from Pittosporo can be used as soap or as a repellent for birds. The size is small enough so they can be sprayed on the plants we do not want to be eaten by birds"

Little Treasures said...

Hi Maria!
So very nice of you to write about the shrub in so much detail! I love learning new things and I appreciate this so much. Thank you!