Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:47 PM
Wim where are you?
Posted 15 February 2010 - 04:20 PM
Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:30 PM
Posted 19 February 2010 - 01:21 PM
I'm alive and still doing some kicking in the Dutch area. Denise (laid back Lill) made me aware of this topic. (Feels great to have one for my own sorry for the other members )
I'll fill you in; Ros, Pam, ( I allready informed Denise) and maybe some other members who are interested.
Crete, and the forum hasn't been out of my mind. But probably the need of attending this forum was. After all one has to step back to leave some initiative to the other members . My mother always said, son, never exceed your quota
But actually, the main reason was because my life took a turn just before my 65th birthday. I fell madly in love. I was ashtonished when it happened for I thought this to be impossible to occure at that age but,... miracles seem to happen (I was aware of the shit) once in a life time. Due to the fact that Caecila is younger than I am I found a reason to postpone my idea of relocating to Crete, found a nicer apartment to live and my life felt, all of a sudden, as a Cretan sunrise. So no need to emigrate. No?
But never say no. Just like the miracle the other thing can also happen (again) and than, when I'm still able to walk, talk and smile my sentiments will be focused again on the island of my heart where I can live in peace, die and get burried with my feet pointing towards the sunset.
No need to say that I appreciate youre concerns about "moi"
P.S. I changed my avatar just in case some of you think what the f does he looks like.
Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:21 PM
If you do come over on holiday this year, do let us know and we can meet up.
Pam & Bob
Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:03 PM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 10:10 PM
I think that's great news Wim, & I'm very pleased to hear of your good fortune. I hope you'll be bringing Caecila to Crete with you for a holiday this year.
Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:47 PM
It feels great to have friends in general, but to have them on this forum feels even better!
Travelling to Crete together has passed my mind of course. Problem is she's a musician in The Hague Residential Orchestra and bound to tight schedules. She also has a son who studies violin in the USA, so I have to take the mother/child bond into consideration, which of course has a privilege.
Any how, whatever happens, I have set my schedule for Crete in May.
Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:42 PM
Keep it up Wim and enjoy the ride as long as you can!
Posted 26 February 2010 - 11:56 AM
all the best to you both!
Posted 27 February 2010 - 11:25 AM
Thanks for your warm whishes. They feel good because it's still cold and raining in this low land.
Aegean Airlines has come to my attention. Though they don't fly directly from Amsterdam to Heraklion, they do from Brussels and for a great price. Only E 188,- inclusive taxes and the usual expences.
Yes Ton I lost 20 kg another 7 and I'm back in the safety zone, BMI 25...
Anybody in there during this period?
Take care all.
Posted 27 February 2010 - 01:34 PM
All the best and your new life does seem to suit you!
Pam & Bob
Posted 01 March 2010 - 03:27 PM
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:45 AM
Aegean Airlines was not able to fulfill their offer and came up with a regular price. Must have something to do with the Greek economy.
So I shopped with Transavia, the only Dutch airliner that flies directly to Chania and Heraklion. And; all worked out just fine. Except for the price, that is.
Arriving at Heraklion Airport the 19th of April at 21.15. Will stay for one night. Maybe even see people who live there and who are in for a drink. Next day I'll leave for Agia Galini. I'll be able to meet Ros (are you really 21?), Pam/Bob and Ton and every body else who's in for a wet get to gather . Ton you gave me your phone number, when I check in with you can you inform the others or shall we pm our's ?.
And then I'll leave again (sob) the 5th of May.
It feels great to meet after all these years and am looking forward to it..!!
Chris and Dave are you there as well?
Posted 05 March 2010 - 09:56 AM
Good to hear you are so well and plan to visit Crete soon.
We leave just before you arrive so you will have to visit again another year!
Posted 05 March 2010 - 07:55 PM
Wim give me a call anyway to touch base on the 3d after 14:00pm in case my flight is delayed. I sincerely hope something is organised with all of us
If we all meet for dinner I would recommend the Pizza or Kelari in Kamilari or one of the restaurants in Sivas or Pitsidia.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:43 AM
Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:14 PM
Wim, we could do a trip to Agia Galini before then, if you like - it's not much more than an hours drive. I'll PM you my Greek mobile number before we leave the UK and also let you have our land line number when we get it.
Best get on with some more packing now!