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Post  Hieronymus on 2017-10-20, 9:58 am

Looks like fun. Good luck! Very Happy
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Post  cretanmakem on 2017-10-21, 8:04 am

Day 2 of the Cretan Masters and pretty much as expected , an early bath for Kostas and myself beaten in round 2 by a pairing from 'Tigers' Cyprus , when I left the event they were still there battling in the semis so well done . We had our chances but they hit their doubles first time of asking and comfortably beat us . 
Today sees the  Ladies Open during the day and the round robin group play of the Masters tonight . 64 men battling for the trophy and the title 'Minotaur Masters Champion ' . Will be hard for me to qualify from my group but my aim was to be playing on finals day so I just have to do my best . 


Four Amigos pre tourney ,,,,, the smiles did not last . 

Maria 'Onassis' with Mrs Halliwell posing during play . Wayne Halliwell won the opening days event and was looking good on day two in the doubles .

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Post  cretanmakem on 2017-10-21, 10:00 am

I forgot to mention ,,,, a blast from the past dropped into the darting arena yesterday , just on a holiday with friends a certain David Sadler looking good for his age a former teammate of Mr G.Best and co at Manure back in the 70s . Was a pleasure to meet the man.

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Post  Hieronymus on 2017-10-21, 10:27 am

Keep the posts and news coming Cretan Very Happy
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Post  cretanmakem on 2017-10-23, 7:12 am

Wow four days of darts , beer , smiles , greetings , farewells and new friends came to an end yesterday . I am knackered , with our daily travelling and worry about leaving our dogs for long periods plus my appalling standard of darts it has been a gruelling weekend . 
I have learnt many things , Crete can organise a great competition , the Cretans embrace their guests with smiles and open arms , unpaid organisation daily went exceedingly well , darts players are a family , Cypriots are hard nosed winners , the Germans are bloody funny and like more than a beer or ten . New friends have been made , friendships in the darting world forged , my thanks to those that kept me smiling even though my darts made me want to cry ( Kermit Merritt , Wayne Halliwell , John Ross ( German , American , Cypriot lol just what are you John Ross ) Denise Halliwell , Cynthia Pay and Kostas just to name a few ) .
So from 30+ years without playing darts  to playing a long weekend of darts was an experience I will never forget . Can I find a set of arras to suit ? I know not , would I do it all again ,,,,, hmmm reflection on that one .
My thanks especially go to my beloved Maria , patience , tact and a never ending optimism got me through this weekend . I have no idea how you put up with me but hey your God put you on this world to ensure the likes of me do not self destruct . He was a winner this weekend .







From Cretan Makem , Maria and Demetres Georgiou masters winner 2017 farewell from Cretan Darts for this year .

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Post  Hieronymus on 2017-10-23, 6:04 pm

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Post  cretanmakem on 2017-10-24, 3:48 am



A final pose for our final picture of Cretan Masters 2017, Myself , Kermit , Maria and one of many very friendly Germans sharing a beer . Great days great people , thank you Crete .

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Post  cretanmakem on 2017-10-26, 4:15 pm

So the Masters is over , back to the day job ( well part of it anyway ) . The Christmas bazaars start in November and so begins an opportunity to boost funds to feed the strays in our area during the winter close season , it also helps fund vet care when needed . 
Painting pebbles surprisingly relaxes me and provides an income for the dogs we try and help . Already my Christmas pebbles are generating an income , mind I reckon some asian kids making trainers for Nike earn a better day rate , but hey ho this is life on Crete .





A new lodger , taken off the street and a broken leg operated on , will get love , care and food until she flies to Norway and a new safe home .

Pebbles supposedly being painted for our first bazaar , selling already due to facebook power , not complaining but my overtime rates are pretty crap so time is now a very precious commodity . 





Pebble Power , buying a pebble at the winter bazaars keeps a dog alive , the only other ingredients are time and patience ( didn't know I had either ) .

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Post  sunderpitt on 2017-10-26, 7:27 pm

You know Mr CM, I am not keen on dogs, gardening or darts but like, say Syd an infuriating optimist.. I like and admire the guy. 

I certainly would not find it difficult to have a few beers and chew the fat.

Your blog is always interesting and well written.

I am a little envious atm...imy wife and I have taken the grandkids on holiday for a fee days in half term... she has caught bug... so the cot for the toiddler and the 4 year old are in my bedroom
..i may sleep on the couch? The highlight of tonight will be some sport on sky mobile. Mind the game last night spuds v Wistham was not bad

Good on you mate
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Post  cretanmakem on 2017-10-27, 5:07 am

sunderpitt wrote:You know Mr CM, I am not keen on dogs, gardening or darts but like, say Syd an infuriating optimist.. I like and admire the guy. 

I certainly would not find it difficult to have a few beers and chew the fat.

Your blog is always interesting and well written.

I am a little envious atm...imy wife and I have taken the grandkids on holiday for a fee days in half term... she has caught bug... so the cot for the toiddler and the 4 year old are in my bedroom
..i may sleep on the couch? The highlight of tonight will be some sport on sky mobile. Mind the game last night spuds v Wistham was not bad

Good on you mate
LOL my worst nightmare is my kids having children , not that I don't like kids , just I would rather not have the little buggers around . So having the 4yr old and a wee un in my bedroom puts the 3 dogs sleeping in with me last night seem okay and bearable . Mind you Maria was on the sofa cos the newbie had pain so Maria bless her had the company of 11 dogs during the night . We don't do this for admiration or money or anything other than giving dogs a chance to a better life ,,,, mind you it has escalated way beyond our intentions . Sleep deprivation being a wee problem ( but an afternoon kip in the sun does help ) .
Enjoy your grandkids and a few days away , hope your missus gets better soon , none of us know what's around the corner enjoy every day be it with your family or like us with a house full of dogs . Always someone worse off mate , just think I could have my dogs and bloody grand kids ARGHHHHHHHHH .

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Post  cretanmakem on 2017-10-27, 5:55 am

A change of sport from today ,,,,, egg chasing but not my beloved Union , this is the Rugby League World Cup . 
During my 50+ years living in Britain I had virtually no interest in League rugby , I went to Old trafford once to watch Widnes trounce St Helens in the Stones Bitter Championship final or some other final I canny remember ( invited by the sponsors to a piss up basically ) , I really had not a clue WTF was going on on the pitch ( probably much like SAFC supporters faithfully at the SOL atm ) . 
Since moving to Crete my interest in Rugby League has gone from none to , well pretty much fanatic in the skill , strength and pace of the game , however there is a but , I love Aussie Rugby league and have zero knowledge of English matches or players . 
And so today in the opening match Aussies versus England the out and out favs are Aussie land , I will have a knowledge of every player in gold and no knowledge of the players playing for MY country England . How many of us blindly support OUR countries players/teams with no idea of who they are ? For me I will scream at the box for England , I will cheer them on , I want success for England , I am really looking forward to midday ( 10 am Brit time ) .
So if you fancy a different sport for an hour or so I fully recommend watching some of the Rugby league world cup ..... 

COME ON ENGERRRRRLAND

BBC sport log in check the timetable and give it a go , with a cuppa tea and a biscuit , you will not be disappointed .

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Post  Vincemac on 2017-10-27, 9:26 am

cretanmakem wrote:A change of sport from today ,,,,, egg chasing but not my beloved Union , this is the Rugby League World Cup . 
During my 50+ years living in Britain I had virtually no interest in League rugby , I went to Old trafford once to watch Widnes trounce St Helens in the Stones Bitter Championship final or some other final I canny remember ( invited by the sponsors to a piss up basically ) , I really had not a clue WTF was going on on the pitch ( probably much like SAFC supporters faithfully at the SOL atm ) . 
Since moving to Crete my interest in Rugby League has gone from none to , well pretty much fanatic in the skill , strength and pace of the game , however there is a but , I love Aussie Rugby league and have zero knowledge of English matches or players . 
And so today in the opening match Aussies versus England the out and out favs are Aussie land , I will have a knowledge of every player in gold and no knowledge of the players playing for MY country England . How many of us blindly support OUR countries players/teams with no idea of who they are ? For me I will scream at the box for England , I will cheer them on , I want success for England , I am really looking forward to midday ( 10 am Brit time ) .
So if you fancy a different sport for an hour or so I fully recommend watching some of the Rugby league world cup ..... 

COME ON ENGERRRRRLAND

BBC sport log in check the timetable and give it a go , with a cuppa tea and a biscuit , you will not be disappointed .
Don’t know the difference between union or league 
Never seen it 
All those that do enjoy
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Post  cretanmakem on 2017-10-28, 1:44 pm

After my chores , three Rugby World Cup matches back to back , lovely . Half time Manure n Spuds and I took our rubbish to the village bin , my journey is a 150 metre each way pleasure . 

My neighbours oranges soon to be ready for us to pick and enjoy ( he lives in Iraklio and doesn't come to use his crop ) 
Seeing them from my side gates I feel the need for Vodka and orange ,,,, just have to wait until December to pick them fresh from the trees .


My journey down our lane , our wall and land on the left . 


Bottom of our lane and a right turn , 100 metres to the bins , on the left another neighbours bouganvilla takes centre stage . 


A two minute walk from start to finish as I wander up our lane and back for the second half . Looks cold in Manchester ,,,, nearing 30 here as I slowly wander home . 

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Post  Hieronymus on 2017-10-28, 3:07 pm

Yeah, quite cold, windy and dull here today and Manchester looked horrible with heavy rain as well. Enjoy your lovely weather Very Happy
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