It’s been a tad quiet here hasn’t it? That’s because I’ve been away on my favourite island experiencing what the locals call the ‘second spring’ which, in Corfu, means a burst of flowers as autumn begins.
We were treated to lots of flowers but I particularly loved the blankets of cyclamen on the hillsides:
The view from our terrace was lovely, and we had plenty of time to watch boating activities in the bay before ambling down to the waterside tavernas:
One day we watched a spectacular storm brewing overhead:
And even experienced a few rumbles of earthquakes in the early hours (sorry no photos of that!).
But most of the time we had sparkly seas and blue skies:
We did pop over to Kassiopi for lunch one day and a visit to Agathis lace shop. I had a lovely chat with Agathi and was mesmerised by all her beautiful crochet work, she uses traditional patterns that her grandmother used and the finest of cotton threads. Of course, I had to buy some:
There are so many stitch patterns in the larger piece, I will be studying it for a long time!
It was a lovely refreshing break. And quite inspirational!
Happy holidays xx