25.09.2014 - 25.09.2014 28 °C
Semi overcast and 28 degrees
Took a pain killer last night as I was going to bed and had a full night's sleep. I am taking too many of these tablets but it's the only way to keep the pain at bay. The weather has definitely changed and the air is cooler even though it is going to be 28 today.
I slept in later today and didn't get out of bed until 9am. Phil was up early and is fiddling around, fixing Annetta's table. We are waiting for Agi to phone as we are trying to arrange lunch with her today but she has a friend staying with her from an island and the friend's husband has gone into hospital as he is very sick with cancer and Agi is supporting this lady. She may not have time today, but we'll see.
We caught the bus into town, met Makis and then we caught the Metro to Omonia Square where we walked for a while and took photos of three lovely buildings there - the Public Library, the University and the Academy. We then walked for a couple of blocks to Syntagma Square which was very busy.
Phil is looking for another bag strap but we were running a bit late to meet Agi, so we hopped in a taxi and were only 10 minutes late. Agi was already at the restaurant with Rosie Kotoulous, who I met last time we were in Athens and she was a locally engaged staff member when Phil was at the Australian Embassy in the 70s. A lot of reminiscing was done. We had dolamades, both vine leaves and cabbage leaves, meat balls, green slimey stuff, chips and about five lamb chops on a plate. When the bill came, Annetta noticed that they had charged Agi 30 Euros for the lamb chops, saying that there was a kilos worth of chops. Hardly! We would have been lucky to have a quarter of a kilo. So they gave Agi 20 Euros back, and rightly so.
We also had some small cakes for dessert - one made of semonlina and the other had coconut in it. Very nice.
As they only served Greek coffee in that taverna, we walked down the street to a cafe, had a coffee and then we all went our separate ways. We arrived back in Halandri at about 5.30 pm. It has become very overcast and is trying hard to rain.
This is Anneta's apartment - on the top floor with the blue awnings.
Phil and Annetta both had a siesta, commencing at about 7pm, so when they were awake by about 9pm, we stayed in for dinner and all had a siesta.