Emilio to mummy when he was in one of his gorgeous moods on the beach.
‘Your tummy must have been very beautiful to have such beautiful kids like us. And then there would have been gold and jewels on the outside of your tummy.’
At the beach Zoi was playing with and wobbling Christos’ ‘taut’ tummy.
Zoi – ‘Have you had a baby in your tummy?’
When we were in our first tiny accommodation in Agios Nikolaos – when the cupboard door was open it would hit the light fitting and it would swing around everywhere. The kids would run for cover thinking it might fall and Emilio would have his arms out following it around in case it fell and said…….
Emilio – ‘Come to papa’. (Kids wanted me to put this in but I think you had to be there!)
Emilio – while walking home from school and seeing a postcard of two bare female bottoms that had just sat in the sand.
‘Mummy can we buy two of those cards to send to Wirra and Judd.’
While walking back to Kritsa Village from Kritsa gorge
Christos: ‘That sign says Agios Nikolaos that way but we came from the other way.’
Yasi – ‘This is Greece!’
On the way to Primary school #3 passing a woman cleaning her concrete
Toby – ‘Baba, Greeks sure do love to water their concrete’.
Baba helping Yasi with her homework
Baba: ‘Yasi you don’t cross your t’s (τ) in Greek. There’s enough crosses in this country already.’
While sitting at a cafe on their day off (due to the prep teachers strike) – only a metre or two from a woman.
Emilio – ‘Baba is that woman who’s smoking really poisonous.’ (Must give him a lesson in tact)
German tour leader on a bus on the way to Samaria gorge
‘When I say 15-20 minutes, I mean 15-20 minutes because I am German, not Greek!’
While swimming off the boat going to Spinalonga – Cara talking to Yasi
Cara – ‘ Oooohhh! Your parents are kissing…….Yuk!’
Man in shop
Meri – ‘Are these Ice watches real?’
Shop owner – ‘Yes of course they are real………copies!’
While watching Mamma Mia:
Toby: ‘Mummy, what does ‘dot dot dot’ mean?’
Moochie & Kalika: ‘You know – it’s what they used to do in the olden days’.
(Moochie loves saying this repeatedly now)
Kalika usually uses the stairs to get to our 2nd floor apt. Today she bought a new top with some money Giagia sent her as she had no long sleeves at all – and she loves it.
Kiki: ‘I’m going in the lift so I can look at myself in the mirror.’