A week in paradise... Skopelos, Greece

Skopelos.  What a place.  For those who have seen Mamma Mia, this is where it was was filmed.  But don't let that put you off.  : ) Our intention was to flop, and flop we did.  After a very busy summer it was perfect.  Hubbo and I stayed at the most perfect villa with the most perfect view AND the most perfect hosts who were just next door (not that you would ever know). Karen & Tony we cannot thank you enough... your kindness, generosity and friendship was the icing on an already perfect cake.  Nothing was too much trouble... lifts from/to the ferry, the welcome pack of everything we could need and more (beer and wine!), right through to Karen's homemade hummus... seriously.  Above. And. Beyond.  There were tears when they waved us off on our early morning ferry.

We explored Glossa a little (amazing views from every taverna/street), we spent a few hours in Skopelos Town but mostly we did very little at Villa Yiali.  So there are many photos of the villa, THAT view and the many sunsets.  We ate lamb, chicken, squid, prawns, Skopelos cheese pie, feta, delicious local tomatoes, huge local green chillies... we drank the local wine, many bottles of Mythos and hubbo drank Tsipouro... awful smelling stuff like Ouzo that made him burst into fits of hysterical laughter for no apparent reason and dance on walls at sunset. Needless to say he brought a bottle home.   We also adopted one of the local cats who came to visit every night... we named him Dirk.

I certainly left a bit of my heart there and I intend to go back and get it some day.  If you're planning to get married there... CALL ME.  : )

Here is a taster - a mix of phone pics, Fuji x100 and 5d mkIII.  Well I wasn't carrying that bad boy around those windy streets and up the killer steps!