My projected odyssey to Crete is stretching further and further. Next May I will be stopping off in Darwin, Australia to attend their International Literary Festival, WORDSTORM. As well as indiginous Astralian writers there will be many from surrounding countries, like Indonesia, discussing the place for women in Islam, and what writers can do about global warming.
Then my grand daughter in Canberra suggests I stop off with her for Writers and Readers Week of their festival. If things keep cropping up like this I am going to need those three months in Kissamos to recover'
My Greek is gradually expanding. I have now learned that a formal greeting is 'keritay' but casual hello or goodbye is 'ya su'. As for 'Kalimera' that seems to have disappeared when the Lotus Eaters stopped screening. I can now say 'I speak a little Greek, but not very well,' and 'I am not American,' both useful phrases I am sure, and truthful!