It was 10am (or ‘really’ 9, to me), when finally got everything packed away and had eaten my fill of figs again. I then stopped in Arnissa for a prolonged brunch. It was very, very good – the Greeks make superior fast food, I’ve decided. I was blogging happily but got kicked out at Siesta time – around 2pm. Some places shut until 5pm – then stay open until 1am.
It was a really lovely ride to Edessa – down hill mostly. Then, as I’m pushing my bicycle around town, orientating myself- I see someone waving – at me! It’s Mavi – the Dutch woman from my dorm in Bitola! Excuse all these exclamation marks but how amazing is that?! We decide to share a hotel room on the grounds that it should be cheaper, but it’s decidedly not. Maybe we should have shopped around some more or haggled (difficult when they don’t speak English!). €30 each seems very expensive – and the most expensive room I’ve had on this trip – and the room ain’t great apart from air conditioning. It doesn’t include breakfast either. I think I’m a bit cross about it and can’t let it go.
I skype Steve – which makes me feel better: we chat for an entire 15+minutes which surprises Steve as he didn’t think he could do that on the phone! He’s bought a hibiscus shrub for Syd’s grave in the garden – and a new rug for the sitting room. Otherwise he’s been really busy at work.
Mavi and I go out for supper – and she goes out again, after I’ve gone to bed (youth!).