The last weekend of May was exceptionally adventurous and filled with experiences.
Sometimes weekends are empty and I try to fill them up and on the contrary they end up filled with chores and schoolwork.
But the last weekend of May had so many things to do. I loved it!
On Friday afternoon hubby and I were chasing the rain all along the road to Stagira, a small mountainous village of Chalkidiki where a friend, an old fellow school teacher, had invited us for a shadow puppet theatre performance.Stagira is the birthplace of Aristotle the philosopher, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.
It was funny how the rain was all around us and we managed to avoid it bit by bit, or should I say drop by drop.
On the return home we stopped at another small village called Agios Prodromos and bought some of their famous souvlaki. They were delicious.
Saturday morning it was raining hard but it was our only chance to visit the 9th International Book Fair of Thessaloniki. I go there every year and love seeing all the new books and attending exhibitions and activities.
This year there was a big stand for children to get to know Egypt, the Pyramids and the mummies.
I collected a few leaflets and things.
We returned home just in time for the Eurovision Song Contest. I didn't really like any of the songs, not even the Greek one, but I think the Swedish, the Serbian, the Albanian and the FYROM song were better than the rest. I love it when countries sing in their mother tongue and not in English.
We had a small cherry chocolate cake from our favourite pastry shop.
I had to ask before taking photos but everyone was kind enough to allow. Still I didn't take too many close ups.
I loved looking at things that we had as children or my parents used to have.
Skyros island but they were more than 300 euros each!
I washed and ironed them at home and am looking forward to decorating them in my flat.