to check out the new Bulletin Board system
At last I've managed to
get the site moved to a professional hosting service, which
has also enabled a much more interactive messaging system. Please
- check it out - and join in!
No need now to keep updating this page, as we get things as
they happen on the new boards. Click in there for updates, to
ask questions, and share thoughts and feelings with other Plakias
- 26 June 2004
......so I get a
little time to get back to the site. I've been back from Plakias.
I'm slowly going through the site making changes to reflect what's
been happening in the village. I hope you'll let me know if I've
Writing this in October, it's good to look ahead to next year.
I've already managed to get hold of the brochures from Olympic
and First Choice.
has been a strange time for me. In May, I had a 2 week slot booked
at work for a Plakias break, but my lovely Mum was ill during
this time. When she got out of hospital, and seemed to be on the
mend, I booked a week in Kefalonia for a short break. (Nice island,
but a week is enough!) Sadly, Mum died just before I was due to
go. I did get there, a few weeks later, which was a nice chance
to take take stock and chill out a little after a most stressful
I did manage to
get to Plakias in September. Had a great time - as ever. I never
want to leave it a whole year before visiting again! A few changes
to note as well: the temporary Post Office has been removed, and
there is now a proper Post Office in town. After years with no
'hole in the wall' to get some quick cash, there are now 2 (although
the second one wasn't fully working in mid September.
One of my greatest
pleasures this year was to meet a very special little guy. This
is Manolis, son of Sharron and Giannis at Ostraco. Click on the
pic for a better view! And by the way - he loves playing with
It's a long time.....
....since I was
in Plakias. Fate was against me this year, and I didn't make it
in May like I usually do. However, this will be remedied soon
- I'm looking forward to arriving in Plakias on Tuesday - yes,
September 10th for two glorious weeks. I can't wait to see everyone
again, and am especially looking forward to meeting young Manolis
In the village...
... I hear various
things - variable weather - the 'demise' of Glaros - the effect
of the Euro - the new Post Office and so on. It will be good to
get out and about with the camera and see everything.
On the site ...
... as usual, time
doesn't let me get to it as much as possible. For the second time,
I have had problems with the Bulletin Board. I hope you like -
and use - the new version. It's beginning to tick over nicely
again. Thanks to everyone for contributing. I know that the ultimate
solution is to get one made especially for the site - but this
involves all sorts of technical things I'm not too well up on.
Maybe one day...
For now, I'll say Giasou, and let everyone know when there are
more updates on the way.
One last thing...
...if you have anything
which would add to the information on the site, please let me
know. I will work it in if I can.
Most special to me is the
news that Sharron and Yannis of the Ostraco Bar are now the very
proud parents of a wonderful baby boy. Manolis was born in November,
and to quote Sharron 'is just wonderful, everything I ever dreamed
of'. (Click on the pic for a better view).
If ever I was looking forward to meeting a little guy - that's
So many people have asked after Sharron, so I thought that Manolis
should hit the web very early on!
Lovely Mum, Proud Dad and Bonny Manolis are doing well - and even
Louisa is happy!
Winter always makes me vow
to get working on the site, and get all the material I have stashed
away live. However, progress has been slow since I returned from
Plakias in September.
First, I had PC problems - which thankfully are now cured - and
I have a faster and more reliable machine.
Work, however, has not been as easy to sort out. Not only has
it been really busy, but I have had to spend a lot of time away
from home in London, Croydon, Leicester etc. Obviously, this means
I haven't had much chance to get new stuff on. Many apologies
- I will just do what I can when I can.
I still get lots
of requests for information - which I try to respond to. Please
use the Bulletin Board whenever possible - you'll get a quicker
response if you need information, 'cause if I don't see the message,
the chances are one of the other regulars will be able to help
Many apologies to
those I still owe an e-mail - I always answer - eventually!