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#1 yannis_s

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 11:43 PM

Tonight we have the first rain since May. It feels so nice to hear the sound of rain again...
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#2 Dinny

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 08:09 AM

Please keep it up North where it belongs - we would like to wait a bit longer down here in the South, October would be just fine! :(

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 09:14 AM

Geia sou Yanni,


Enjoy the rain ! I can imagine the change does you good. I often wonder what it would be like to have high temperatures for months.
I had some rain in the south of Crete last June, as a tourist from a 'cold' and 'rainy' country this certainly comes as a surprise. :(

In Belgium we are coping with loads of rain for weeks now completely with floods and all. Makes me long for Crete ever more of course. :)

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#4 yannis_s

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 11:11 AM

This morning the sun is shining again. Summer is definitely not over in Crete...

Dinny, you are such a selfish person... The rain we had last night has cleaned the dust away and it has made the trees show their real green colour again. In the south it is even drier and rain is even more needed than in the north.
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 11:49 AM

Dinny, I have to agree with Yannis - the first autumn rains do freshen everything up. We make a point of going for a walk after it has rained and it is wonderful how flowers start appearing so quickly - and the smell of slightly damp earth is great. Not so good if it continues for more than a day, though especially if it's only a week's holiday!

I see from the weather forecast that good weather is set to come back, so summer is not over yet (unlike England).

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 12:22 PM

I recall a very heavy storm and rainfall near Rethymnon mid-September last year. It was spectacular!

I watched the thunderclouds for hours.
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 12:55 PM

A there are more Belgians here

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:31 PM

I know how much Yannis likes the rain after months of relentless heat, I feel the same and although we have lost some of the sun here in the UK in the last few weeks, it is blazing down at the moment - and I badly need rain on my allotment!!

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 12:03 PM

June and July the best summer in decades here in the southern part of Sweden. August and now the beginning of September disatser with rain, rain and rain again. I feel sorry for the poor farmers that loose everything this year.
Nothing postive then?
Of course! The forests are loaded with mushrooms and it is easy to fill up the freezer.
In two weeks time though, we are off to Crete; to our friends, to the sun and the see, to the people, to the food and the wine, to the music, to the island we love.
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 03:16 AM

maybe it would have been better if the rain came after september.
after trigos was over, because now that rain served as a catastrophy for all the agrotes.
all their hard work now gone to shit just because of that rain :(
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:43 AM

after trigos was over, because now that rain served as a catastrophy for all the agrotes - ???

What are trigos & agrotes?

How's the weather now?
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 09:22 AM

Guessing, guessing..... trigos might be the first three quarters of the year... and agrotes might be the 'farmers' or maybe the 'harvest'... ???????????????

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 12:59 PM

"trigos" is when they harvest the grapes from the vineyards.
"agrotes" are the farmers, as Dinny has guessed correctly

The weather is nice and sunny, but not as warm as in July and August.
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 12:59 PM

This is interesting, using Greeklish.
I would prefer Greek since I have no Greeklish dictionary :)

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 12:26 AM

sorry. i have a bad habit of using half greek half english. :unsure:
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Posted 22 September 2006 - 10:49 AM

I use Greeklisk a lot, because I am trying to learn Greek and I know some words, but I can't get the hang of the grammer. So I end up speaking Greeklish with English words thrown in and English grammer.

eg. pou einae your papila
or, where is your papila sou

This will confuse my daughter when she starts to speak as I hate the word dummy, so always use the greek word

I am hoping when she starts school I will learn from her baby books, at least we can do alpha, beta, gamma together. But I am sure she will go so fast I won't keep up. :unsure:

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 05:17 PM

There's been an impressive amount of rain in Stalis last night and this morning.

No thunder though....
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#18 yannis_s

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:19 PM

In Heraklion there was some rain this mornign but nothing much. I wonder if Dinny's area in the south is still dry.
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:38 AM

i heard a friend say she was "kseskonisi-ing all day" HHAHAHAHAHA!

or sometimes people ask me "will you ksematiasi me?"
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:47 AM

.................keep on using your Greeklish Mavrolio. Here in South Wales we are known to use something called Wenglish (Welsh & English). Sorry Linda! :unsure: . I'll try and find my Wenglish dictionary and post a few words that might cause some amusement :unsure:
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