Monday, 9 December 2019
We started decorating for Christmas by lighting up the wooden boat, made from driftwood and odd pieces, which hangs on the wall.
This is the Greek tradition, to decorate a boat. Down in our main square we will have, later this month, a little fishing boat and a tree decked out in festive lights and baubles
Our traditional 'kaiki'
The grandchildren dragged out the xmas boxes from the storeroom and decorated the tree this weekend
Red and white xmas balls
Clean lines and an appealing contrast against the green of the (artifical) tree
The elves and kalikantzari are gathering
We've had these for years. A long time ago the coca-cola company gave these away with their end of year bottles of drink. We ripped off the advertising tabs and kept the elves, exotika in Greek
The naughtiest elves are the kalikantzari who sour the milk, steal your food, pee in your flowers and I bet it was a kalikantzaro that has lowered my desk chair down so far my knees are up to my chin!
The good elves hanging christmas balls from the rafters
The girls decorated the tree and the inside of the house. The boys put up lights around the fence and displayed our big bright star which twinkles at night on the roof top. And the men partied on
The tree at night with the lights reflected in the window