I had some short stories, poems and photographs to share ... and so here I am

A Thousand Greek Salads

 


See that chair there by the pool? Yep, you guessed it. That's where I'm going to plonk myself down tomorrow and then forget about the world. This is on one of the Greek Islands we are flying to today. I have four weeks off. Have I made you go green with envy? Don't worry, I'll probably cook in the heatwave that's sweeping the region.

OK, I have checked ... and there is still some space in my suitcase. If you are small and don't mind cramped spaces, you are welcome to come. We're leaving in 30 minutes. Not enough time to pack? Darn. Miss Muffin is very disappointed that I didn't allocate the space to her (what does she expect with all the white hair that she leaves floating around the place!) Our lovely lovely lovely neighbour is looking after Miss Muffin while we're away.

I'm taking quite a few books and really hope to be able to get through them all. I'll also try to draft a few poems and generally try to think of ways to save the planet. I also want to do the healthy eating thing ... which will probably mean nothing but a thousand greek salads!

Ciao ciao. I'm back at the end of August.

16 comments:

Verilion said...

I love Greece, say hi to anyone you meet called Yannis! have fun and you can eat a lot more than Greek salad and stay healthy there.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I can't believe you're leaving us for that. Are you sound?

SIGH.

Yes, I am jade green with envy, in fact, Viaggiatore and I have discussed it and we have determined that the best course of action is to join you there.

We've mapped it on Google Maps, it should take about 21-22 days to swim over there. We should arrive about the same time you are getting ready to leave.

It's going to be a brief visit, I guess.

Have a great vacation, you've more than earned it, I think!!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

chiefbiscuit said...

I am turning a very deep shade of green.
Enjoy! Sounds just absolutely blissful ...

Kat said...

First Venice, now Greece...I want your life. Can't wait to see your pictures - have fun!

c.s. said...

i'm green
and i'm super envious!

enjoy! :)

apprentice said...

Oh I'm soooo jealous. I hope it's not too hot, the temps there have been about 45C of late. Stay in the pool!

Saaleha said...

your blog is seriously bad for my health. Makes me want to ...pack!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Dear Seamus,

If Miss Muffin isn't here when you get back from Greece, you may need to check Bonnie's Books, my book blog. She heard I had treats and plopped herself about halfway down the sidebar while other cats are searching all over the page for the missing treats. Enjoy your visit, and I'll take care of Miss Muffin over there until you claim her.

~~~ Bonnie Jacobs

P.S. Roary says, "Have fun." He doesn't seem to be envious, but I am. I LOVE Greek salads!

Dewey said...

You're always traveling! I'm dying of envy. Bon voyage!

Roberta said...

I've never been to Greece. Hell, I've never been out of the state..have a grand time!!!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

PS - I awarded you with a thoughtful blogger award on my page... please drop by when you get a chance, and pick it up.


Best,
Scarlett & Viaggiatore

c.s. said...

Scarlett you are fast! you've beaten me twice.

anyway, Seamus, i'm giving you the thoughtful blogger award too. :)

Verilion said...

Scarlett is fast isn't she CS and she's chosen two people that I've chosen. Still you know what they say: Great minds think alike!
BTW this bit is for you Seamus, both Scarlett and I nominated you for a thoughtful Blogger Award, apparently CS wanted to too, so I hope you have lots of big thoughts in Greece!

Julie K. Trevelyan said...

Oh my...just came across this site, with the incredible picture of your vacation paradise...I suppose I am envious as well...! Looking forward to reading new posts upon your return. Ah, the writer's life...(we all wish for...).

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

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(peeks from behind hands over eyes) OK you can come back now!

Still hiding?

You've been gone long enough that you won another award. How do you do that? Win stuff while you're gone?
You got the schmoozer award. You're just that kind of guy. Come by my place and pick it up when you've settled a bit please.

Thanks!
Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Cailleach said...

I hope you've been having a very restful break in Greece and yes I am jealous because here in Ireland we've had to declare summer officially over - since July. See you soon!