Now the word ‘people’ may sound like an odd word to describe my week, but it really has been a week of meeting people or making plans to meet people.
Having lived on Zakynthos for a many years, and having bar for nine of those years, we have made a lot of friends who visit the island regularly and like to see us (for reasons only known to them!).
May, June and September seem to be the months when most friends plan their holiday, maybe them being older means they want to avoid the school summer holiday period (if any of you happen to be reading this, you know you aren’t spring chickens anymore, so don’t look so shocked at that statement!).
We do enjoy seeing old friends, but getting to see them when they are only here for a week or so, can take some juggling. Especially when more than one lot of friends are over at the same time.
Tonight we are meeting up with friends from the Zakynthos Walking group, which I am looking forward to and tomorrow we are meeting up with some others for lunch.
There are also noticeably more people on the roads and in the supermarkets too, so everything seems to take twice as long. I realise that to many visiting the island, it may seem relaxed and relatively quiet, but when you live here, the increased volume of people everywhere is noticeable and we have to adjust our journeys and shopping times accordingly (yep, we are spoiled!).
I had to go into Zante town yesterday and because the weather was looking decidedly dodgy (can you believe that on June 1st?), there were people everywhere. I can’t remember the last time I saw so many tourists milling around the town, which can only be a good thing for the businesses in town.
I am grateful that we don’t have many friends over during the peek season, as it is a tiring time of year, but there are always some (you know who you are) and we curse you every time!… Why August?
At least we don’t have to deal with meeting up with people at Christmas, which is a blessing in disguise. Is there a time of year when you have to juggle seeing people?
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