Tuesday, June 13, 2006

There are Flavours I Remember...

It is amazing how a taste can evoke memories... in this case the taste of coffee on the back of my throat as I sit here in front of the computer translating. It conjured up from nowhere my morning routine during the summer of 1976 when I was living in Ioannina in north-west Greece.

The summers in Ioannina are boilingly, blisteringly hot and you have to get up early to get anything done. So I used to get out of bed at about 7 and then slip down to the grocer's and get a cool sheep's milk yoghurt, nip into the bakery next door for a fresh crispy, crusty loaf, go home quickly as the temperatures were already beginning to rise and then make myself a little pot of Greek coffee and have my yoghurt with honey and slices of fresh warm bread to dip in...!!!

Ena paradeisiakó proinó - A heavenly breakfast...

Life's pleasures can be so simple.

3 comments:

doris said...

Wonderful when you get pleasant flashbacks like that. To carefree times and the tastes and smells and feelings.


So...... the quiz....... after all the excitement and tooing and froing getting connected?

Neutron said...

Hi doris! Yes, I will be going on "standy-by" from about 1 this afternoon...tension mounts! Will the skype link work, will the webcam function, will I be able to answer ONE question correctly?????

Anji said...

I can smell the coffee from here.