4 April 2011

Back to blogging

Apologies, we seem to have been a bit 'blog less' recently. Part of this is due to the massive damage to our website, which has taken us to weeks to put back to normal (and even now we are finding wrong prices, wrong photos etc. so continuing apologies). Quite amazing really how something like that can happen in this age of technology and no one at all seems capable of actually working out what happened. Still, we live and learn!

In between trying to rebuild the website, and getting ready for spring and summer, we have had some days out looking at properties. However, we do seem to be jinxed on some occasions. One day Sarah and I went with an owner to just take new photos of the view from a house now that the olive trees have been trimmed, as the owner said it is now absolutely stunning. The weather was a bit unsettled some days, so we waited until it was beautifully sunny and off we went towards Kassiopi. The sun lasted almost to San Stefanos where the sky immediately got darker just above us and the minute we arrived at the house down came the torrent. (Corfu style, as if someone up there turned a bucket upside down). Three of us huddled under an umbrella but we were determined to get a photo of the view and indeed we did. It's just that it's a bit hard to see which is grey sea and which is grey sky. As we left the area the sky cleared and the sun came out - naturally.

A few days later we had another north Corfu day planned to look at property and take photos, so we thought to have another try at the view from Kouloura View House. The day was one of those clear glorious spring days until we got to the house, when lo and behold the sky darkened yet again and we thought we were going to suffer the same fate. But whilst we were collecting some lemons (with full permission of the owner of course) fortunately the sky cleared enough to take more photos. However, they still don't reflect how amazing the view really is now and what a difference trimming just a few olive trees has made.

That day we saw some more real gems. A large stone house high above Kassiopi, which when renovated could be one of those real classic Corfu properties, plus a pretty plot of land where three small villas are about to be constructed, making them economic properties in the Kassiopi area where the word 'economic' hasn't really applied for many years. Also a small stone cottage, just across the road from the sea on the outskirts of Kassiopi village,