Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday in Athens
This is how Athenians spend Saturday afternoons at the moment - enjoying the April sunshine by the sea.
I was still in Greece yesterday and my good friend Kathy came by in the afternoon and drove us to Notos, a "seaside lounge cafe" in Voula, a suburb of Athens, where we spent a couple of hours enjoying freshly made fruit juices, glorious sunshine and a cooling sea breeze. The cafe itself was massive. There was a shaded area with sofas at the back and a larger area with wicker chairs close to the seaside, as well as a large playground area with rides for the kids. It was packed with families, couples and large groups of people talking animatedly as Greeks do. The vibe was fantastic. It was really warm and there were people snorkelling, fishing and swimming in the sea not far from us. If I'd had my swimsuit with me, I'd have dived in too.
Can someone remind me again - why do I live in London?