Simply I have been too busy to blog!
It is the end of the school year and it is always hectic at this time of year at school whether you are a student or a teacher!
My son is having in-school exams to pass to the next grade and I am trying to help him in some subjects he is not very good at.
At the same time at school the two English Department students I have had in my class for a month have finished their practise and as their mentor I had to prepare their portfolio.
Also as a subheadteacher I have to fill in all the students grades reports and at the same time as a teacher I have to finish up as much as I can from my curriculum since schools will be over on June 15th and till then we will definitely miss quite a few classes with school day trips and educational visits.
Spring cleaning is also a chore in both winter and summer houses.And of course I have to finish all my mail before I go on holiday.(That's wishful thinking,I know!)
So all in all I am having quite a busy time.
Thank you for all your comments and your concern with e-mails about my vanishing!
I am glad there are a couple of people who find my blog interesting and read me and miss me!
Today I will only tell you about a meeting I had this weekend.
Ever since I joined the sea glass sites I have made many online friends.Till now I had met three.Neus in Barcelona,and Irene and Frieda who both live in Greece and had visited Thessaloniki.
But this time it was John and Juliana from Scotland who were on holiday in Polychrono in Halkidiki an hour away from my summer house. So since they were so near hubbie and I decided to go and meet them.
It was a great meeting.First we had some coffee at their cozy little hotel called Ammos(that means sand in Greek) and we exchanged gifts. John and Juliana have been very generous with me and they know how much I love sea glass and certain types of it that I don't find here like marbles but also they know my love for cross stitch so they also brought me some cross stitch books and magazines for which I am grateful!
We then went sea glassing at the beach in Polychrono!Funny there wasn't much sea glass there but there were lots of beautiful round stones(I collected some for Margie) and well worn bricks and tiles.We collected for half an hour together and I gave what I found to Juliana keeping only some bigger pieces she couldn't carry in her luggage but thought seriously that I should go back in summer to collect tile pieces as my beach does not give out as many or as various and beautiful.
And then we went for lunch to a beautiful village called Afytos or Athytos pegged on a cliff overlooking the sea.We enjoyed spending time with our sea glass friends and we talked about various things. I tried quite a bit to get used to Juliana's Scottish accent and of course the men talked about sports!Oh well!
Here are photos from this meeting.
At Ammos Hotel.
That's the chutch in Afytos.
A handbook of Celtic Ornament by John G. Merne.
50 Country garden cross stitch designs by Lynda Burgess..
Cross Stitcher magazine.
Simon Hart which I definitely want to stitch.
Making your own cross stitch gifts by Sheila Coulson.
fudge and Old Saint Andrew's Scotch whisky. I am not a fan of whisky (hubbie will enjoy it) but this little golf ball is going to be filled with sea glass for sure!
celtic cross John made for me!
I am so happy that the sea glass has brought me close to so many people around the world.