Another sunny winter's day. We are enjoying the Alkyonides days, halcyon days to you. These are days of sunshine and no wind in mid winter. We usually have a week or two of them at the end of January and here they are, right on time.
We haven't been down to the waterfront for a 'coffee' for ages so today seemed ideal. We even found parking so the Gods were definitely in favour of our decision.
It was almost midday, far too late for coffee so I had a glass of red wine.
The best red wine. I put in my order and the waitress came along with my glass, but there was the owner of the cafe right behind her with another glass (filled much higher) of red wine. He gave a nod to the girl and she took hers away. 'This is your red wine' , he said. The other was from an old bottle with dregs at the bottom, not good enough for a discerning drinker.....of red wine!
Friends passed by for a chat. K passed the time with his worry beads.
At the next table were the daily backgammon players. The same men play every morning, usually with a band of onlookers crowded the table.
The lottery seller passed through, selling scratch cards mainly.
The people at this table won 5 euros.
Another day I was need of a siesta. Red wine at lunch-time is not such a good idea