So today I got dropped off at a new (to me) supermarket in Athens in the suburb I’m living in.. it’s funny how something can be just around the corner and you don’t even know it’s there. I love exploring this place.. there’s so much to explore.. it’s like travelling in one spot.. sort of.. new language to learn – lots of funny moments of broken greek – english transactions.. like today in the supermarket I was staring at the shelves with all the flour looking packets on it.. looking for cupcake making ingredients of course.. and trying to decipher what was flour.. then what kind of flour.. I was picking up packets and looking closely at them trying to read greek – havent learnt the alphabet yet so that may be a bit far off.. but occaissionally they have a bit of english or some other language I can decipher a bit of.. french? italian? something.. anything.. looking looking. then I start smelling the packets in the hope that my nose can tell me what it is.. so I end up choosing a small bag of flour that says in english on the side.. see I found some!! ‘self-raising flour’ yay!@ success!! now only 10 other ingredients to go!! there was a lady hovering with a uniform doing pricing or something.. so I thought ‘oh give it a go’.. so in greek ‘signomi’ (excuse me) do you have icing sugar? ‘ah sakarin, ne~!” (sugar, yes!)
she guides me to another shelf.. and the game continues..
It’s funny how exciting it can be to find things in a new country in a new supermarket.. I spent ages in there filling up my basket with hoummus, cheeses, sundried tomatoes.. soymilk~~ yes I found soymilk!! (big smile) and various other edible things.. peaches, grapes, a chunk of nice looking bread.. ahh.. the joys..
but I must say the patty pans for my cupcake making were pretty plain.. – white – boring.. then I found some tiny tiny tiny ones for petit fours.. all different colours.. much more exciting.. and tiny always tastes better and you can have more.. so it was all good in the end!
and on the walk home as the sun was setting .. the sky was a beautiful dark blue.. I passed a classic looking blue and white greek church with the domed roof.. and stopped to take a photo… it was just one of those moments in time.. satisfied.. laden with shopping bags.. stunning sky.. view.. dreamy heat.. it’s growing on me