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LindainHerriotCountry Report 14 Jun 2016 08:06

Ah ha, I spotted a tray of cake on the breakfast buffet this morning, it looked a bit like Madeira, some nationality must eat it, or they wouldn't have it.

It is very windy ere this morning, still very hot though. We are going to venture out on the local bus to Eloinda and have lunch there. The buses are cheap but run on GMT - Greek maybe time. Still they turn up eventually


LindainHerriotCountry Report 12 Jun 2016 15:25

There was lots of cake on the Italian breakfast buffet a couple of weeks ago

They don't have cake here, or I don't think so, I will look tomorrow, The food here is superb. As well as the buffet, the chefs are doing live show cooking, with different things every night.

Obviously I only eat a limited amount of low calorie food ;-)


SueMaid Report 12 Jun 2016 09:35

Poor you having to eat at a buffet breakfast. What amazed us in Europe was the buffets serving plain cake. Did we eat it? Well as the saying goes....when in Rome ;-)


LindainHerriotCountry Report 12 Jun 2016 06:21

That is no good Sylvia, I hope your summer picks up soon. It is wall to wall sunshine here, 29 here, but going up to 32 for the rest of the week. Luckily there is usually a nice sea breeze which makes it pleasant.

Back home it is only 16 and raining. Sunday morning, but no breakfast in bed. I guess I will have to stagger to the extensive breakfast buffet :-D


SueMaid Report 12 Jun 2016 00:45

Hello Sylvia - what a difference in temperatures. Hope you are well :-)


SylviaInCanada Report 11 Jun 2016 23:49

how nice that each of you had a nice long distance chat with a friend :-D

It's turned chilly here .............. I put the duvet back on the bed on Thursday night, and turned the heating on in the whole house this morning when i got up

The high on Monday was 27C, today it is 17C :-(


SueMaid Report 11 Jun 2016 23:44

That's odd, Linda - I also had a nice chat with a long distance friend ;-)

Sounds like you're having a wonderful relaxing time. That massage sounds good.

Very chilly here now and where my son lives in Hobart it's actually snowing. Brrrr.....


LindainHerriotCountry Report 11 Jun 2016 15:29

Page 2 will never do Sue

We have had another lazy day. I had an hour long massage this morning which was nice, if somewhat firm, then a nice chat with a long distance friend, followed by an afternoon on the beach. What could be better :-)

Now there is time for a nice rest before dinner, the food here is excellent, so naturally, I am eating far too much


SueMaid Report 8 Jun 2016 23:56

Thank you - Linda will send on your condolences and kind thoughts.

Yes it was a blessed relief to Richard and his family. The Duchess's quality of life was not good and Tec was worried about leaving her behind.


Allan Report 8 Jun 2016 22:48

I have only just found out from Jem that the Duchess has passed away.

Please pass on my Deepest Condolences to Tec.


Huia Report 8 Jun 2016 21:47

I also send my sympathies to Tec, although I am not sure (from my experience with my OH) that sympathy is exactly the right word, I know I was relieved when my OH finally died. But what other word can I use. I am thinking of Tec and his family,


Mersey Report 8 Jun 2016 15:14


Just reading about the passing of Duchess ...I wish to send my deepest Sympathies
To Tec and family on their loss.....Also to pass on my condolences to all on this thread who are close friend of sad <3


SueMaid Report 8 Jun 2016 12:33

Thanks Linda <3.....and thanks Jem <3


LindainHerriotCountry Report 8 Jun 2016 11:49

I have just spoken to Tec. He managed to get to the hospital to see his wife, but didn't stay long as it was distressing for him. She didn't know that anyone was there, so passed away peacefully. He is relieved that it is all over for her and also because his biggest worry was that she would be left behind.

His daughter and son in law are there, so they are dealing with everything for him. I told him that everyone was leaving their condolences on the threads and that I would send them all to him once I get home. He is finding it very sad of course, but as he said these things have to happen. I know the Duchess was ten years older than him, so she has had a very long happy life, even in the last couple of years when even though she was very confused, she was content.


JemimaFawr Report 8 Jun 2016 11:26

Hi Sue, Linda and Aussie Thread Friends <3

I have just read on The Welsh Thread about The Duchess.
I was so very sorry to hear this news.
She is at peace now after a most cruel illness.

Sending lots of Love to Tec and my heartfelt sympathy to him and his daughter and her family <3

Also to you all, here on The Aussie Thread, of which Tec has been a huge part of and a great friend to you all <3

Love Jem xxx


SueMaid Report 8 Jun 2016 07:12

RIP dear Duchess - our thoughts and love are with Tec and family <3 <3


SylviaInCanada Report 8 Jun 2016 06:54

aw, sorry to hear that.

But, yes, but a great relief for her.

Love and hugs to Tec, and to his daughter (((xxx)))


LindainHerriotCountry Report 8 Jun 2016 06:47

I am in Greece now, but have just had a message from Sue. She rang Tec and his daughter answered with the sad news that the Duchess has passed away. She spoke to him and said that he was calm and relieved that it was all over for her.

It is a very sad time for him, but dementia such a cruel illness, so he is relieved that she is at rest.

My love to Tec and his beloved Duchess <3 <3 <3

If anyone adds to this, I will copy the responses and read them to him at an appropriate time as he doesn't use his computer now


SylviaInCanada Report 8 Jun 2016 05:22

oh dear, I am so sorry to hear this ............... but "enough is enough" as Tec said.

Please give him my love when you next contact him, or his daughter.


LindainHerriotCountry Report 6 Jun 2016 11:08

I managed to get in touch with Tec.. His daughter is there because the Duchess is extremely ill. She is in hospital, but they have withdrawn all of her medication as there is nothing more they can do, it sounds as if she is very close to the end.

They have been married for 53 years, he was very excepting of the situation, as he said "enough is enough" Neither of them would want her to go on as she is.

The pain in his chest isn't any better, so I think that he wants to know that she has gone before him. All very sad, but they have had long and happy lives, which is all any of us can ask for.

I will try and keep in touch with his daughter while I am away