Friday, February 25, 2011

Melina's Smile

The theme is a solitary actress in the big city.  We ended up eating dinner at Scholarcheio and buying a really useful tray. 

The bust of Melinia Mercouri

View of the Temple of Athena from the Acropolis Museum

Orsome cat reenacts the Third Man in Old Athens

I do wish Mrs Nikos would stop pointing out blemishes in my keftedes

A perfect trio of dolma

A really useful Swinging tray

Thursday, February 10, 2011

How to Spot the Dick: All you ever wanted to know.

The results of my recent psychometric analysis carried out with scant questionnaire data given to the Illustrious One (no names but Jack you know who you are), reminded me of an early relationship that was carried out and sustained by the illusion and pretense that I periodically produce a wonderful spotted dick. In reality it flopped prophetically every time as I neglected to add some vital ingredient.   The currant Mrs Nikos has never heard of spotted dick (although her Mother imposes dried and out of date Stollen on me).

Spotted dick is a steamed suet pudding containing currants and should be served with custard. Spotted refers to the dried fruit (which resemble spots) and dick may be a contraction or corruption of the Greek expression  φουσκάλες στον κόκκορα. Another explanation offered by wikipedia for the word "dick" is that it comes from the German word for "thick", dicht or dick.

Useful Tool of the week spot:

This useful dolly was purchased for €79 from the nice man at the excellent Polo motorcycle accessory emporium near Wiesbaden.  I can now swivel Mrs Nikos' old heap and shove it right up against the wall of the shed out of harms way.

Picture Quiz spot - answers on a postcard please.

What is the purpose of this appendage on Wilhelm I's back side?

In the next installment I propose to address the difficult problem of dealing with goat tracks in Southern Greece.

Spotted on ebay Egypt going cheap - will this solve my transportation problems or drop me in even more poo?
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