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Out with the old and bring in the new
I lived in Greece between 1987-1995 in a place called Perama, outside Pireaus. It would be lovely to find old friends and people I used to know. I have very happy memories of people and had such lovely friends who I still think off.
I used to go camping in Aggistri for many years, most weekends through the summer.
I visited Mykonos sometimes. When I worked on a boat (The Alia, which was a Catamaran) for the summer as as Stewardness, I used to call in and a friend called George used to be very kind and give me drinks. The ironic thing was that I visited Mykonos on my own on a four day holiday and was greeted by billboards and shouts of where to stay which I hated... I thought initially that the Island was a place I should leave immediately. Strangely I enjoyed the days just walking around on my own, chatting, being chatted up and going to a lovely "family " beach at Orno, for which men were quite scathing about. First impressions... "never judge a book by its cover", are not as they seem.... that visit started a love affair with an Island that despite its comercialism still was still wrapped with friendliness. During a winter visit I met more people and had enjoyed such friendly company, that I returned either for holidays or while working on boats,the Alia and the Astrea. In both cases I either had fun or my sanity returned to me, as working on the Alia was an utter nightmare. My friend George would send out drinks for me and his young son would charm me and play a game with me. The silver lining in the cloud is always there.... we just have to be receptive to it. During holidays George's mum would always admire a flower I would wear in my hair and it is a tradition I have started again, which makes many people smile. Life has gone a full circle for me in many ways.... I have had years of hell in my homeland, where I expected a much nicer and comfortable life....., but I have come out of the other en...
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