Local Heart, Global Soul

August 4, 2014

It’s Raining It’s Pouring, Kiwi Is Snoring: Until Dinner Time At Least…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

We are back in Platania after our long day trip yesterday.

The dark clouds that rained on us periodically yesterday have opened today to pour buckets.

This didn’t bother me in the least because after walking more than I really wanted, to the monastery on the island of Palio Trikeri, I spent all day tanked up on pain relief recovering in bed.

Himself and the kids spent the day at our in-laws holiday home, lazing under their covered balcony out of the rain, the kids playing cards and painting stones and the adults with wine, nibbles and gossip.

For me at least the day was gone before I knew it and next thing I know Himself has popped in to take me out for dinner. Luckily it’s dry again now and the heat has dried out most of the puddles already.

The four of us head to the beach-front  in the car and look for a restaurant that’s open. We go into one that looks like it might be (there’s even a cat sleeping in a chair by the door) but we try the handle to find it locked and head to a little place almost next door.

This is a retrospective post about our October 2012 travels to Greece and because we are almost literally some of the last tourists here, and the season is almost officially over, many restaurants have shut their doors already for the winter months. 

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Kiwi Daughter has developed a new-found liking for fried squid (only because it’s one of the few things her fussy cousin loves) and instead of stealing a piece or two of his to sample, as has been her want so far, is now brave enough to order a plate of her own for the first time.

I order fired fish that I really hope is the same as the delicious meal we had on Palio Trikeri, and when it comes it’s very similar in style but nowhere near the quality I’d been dreaming about.

That’s not to say it wasn’t tasty, it was just in a lower league of flavour.

Little Mr. settled on a large plate of plain no-frills cucumber, a good raid on the bread and a plate of french fries and Himself went for fish cutlets.

Somebody else’s temporarily abandoned toys provided ample entertainment for Little Mr. until his food arrived and  afterwards he ventures over the deserted road to look at boats.

All of a sudden there is a cloudburst and the pelting rain sends him ssquealing  and scurrying back to the restaurant for cover. After dinner we drove Kiwi Daughter back to our in-laws and then headed back to our own accommodation for an early night. Little Mr. settled into his bed with a book and was tired enough that he didn’t even complain.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

8 Comments »

  1. Adorable, rain, food, rain, food. LOL

    Comment by Brenda Davis Harsham — August 4, 2014 @ 2:29 am | Reply

    • Brenda,
      Nothing better than hiding from the rain in a restaurant lol… great incentive to sit and relax rather than to rush away :)

      Comment by kiwidutch — August 14, 2014 @ 3:58 pm | Reply

  2. Isn’t it funny what kids like to eat? My little one would have joined Little Mr with the cucumber, french fries and bread!
    The fish cutlets look delicious!

    Comment by sarsm — August 4, 2014 @ 6:32 am | Reply

    • Sarsm.
      I tear my hair out at the twist of fate that gave a fanatic foodie two of the fussiest kids on the planet… Little Mr. is terrible! at least Kiwi Daughter has been trying some new things in recent years. At least there was no shortage of cucumber in Greece :)

      Comment by kiwidutch — August 14, 2014 @ 3:54 pm | Reply

      • It does improve as they get older. Fortunately my eldest loves good food, just like me but on the other hand she doesn’t like cooking. The little one has ‘strange’ tastes for a 7 year old her favourite foods (after anything sweet) are sushi and olives?!? Apart from that, she likes so little it’s really awkward to take her anywhere!

        Comment by sarsm — August 21, 2014 @ 9:09 am

  3. Agree with sarsm – those fish cutlets look delicious!

    Comment by Carrie — August 9, 2014 @ 2:42 pm | Reply

    • Carrie,
      Those Cutlets were good (I took a taste from Himself’s plate, that said I was more in the mood for the fried fishes on that day. Maybe next trip :)

      Comment by kiwidutch — August 14, 2014 @ 3:51 pm | Reply


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