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Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 - Kalyves.
Last evening we were again with Nikos in the taverna Mythos. He did not confess having given us the beautiful array of oranges we found yesterday by our gate. We all three started to suspect that our closest Greek neighbour, Dimitris might have been behind this act!
So, today we took some retaliatory action and went over to Dimitri's house with a bottle of Kiti's Xmas wine and one of Hannu's snow photos to give him as Xmas gifts. Dimitris confessed the orange scheme, and retaliated us with a bottle of his own white wine!
The little (15mm in height) creature in Hannu's photo is one of the unbelievable Cretan wild orchids.
From Dimitri's home we continued our retaliatory mission to Niko's home to deliver our Xmas gifts to our dear, dear elfman. He retaliated by coming to our house to decorate the Xmas tree he had given us a couple of days ago! And by coming over he also brought Ilios with him! A great gift after a grey morning similar to yesterday's weather.
In the evening we'll go to the taverna KOYMANDROS with Irmeli and Mikko to enjoy Xmas dinner/supper and local bouzouki! That will (hopefully) be the subject of our next page in this diary.
The weather aftercast for today and the previous night in Kalyves:
Today's high about +15°C, last night's low +8.5°C.