Sunday, 28 October 2007

και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη



Today is the 28th October, a special day in the Greek calendar, since on this day in 1940 the Greeks said "Οχι", or "No" to the Italian demand that they allow Axis forces to enter Greece. The Greeks instead insisted on fighting, a battle which they and the British eventually couldn't win, and in honour of the Greek's refusal to give in quietly, the day is celebrated as a public holiday, with large military parades and other events.

16 comments:

Bee said...

Hooray for the Greeks!
We have our own battle we remember La Battalla de Puebla. :o)

Jean Knee said...

we have the battle of the bulge over hear. I have found if you undo your jeans top button all is well. and if you are a guy it gives easier access for hairy belly scratching

Jean Knee said...

if you lived here you wouldn't invite me over, would you?

Brian o Vretanos said...

You and Bee would be welcome to come for dinner - I'd open a tin specially...

Must go and watch the news...

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee:

Thrashing the Frogs, excellent ;-)

We of course haven't been successfully invaded for over 940 years (if you don't include the Channel Islands, or the EU).

Jean Knee said...

you haven't been invaded cause no one wants to eat that atrocious British food, you know how melding goes on in takeover, they give you a new potato recipe you give them bangers and mash...

Jean Knee said...

since bee is having a life and you are asleep, I alone am taking over your blog

Jean Knee said...

so, brian what kind of under things do you have on right now? Ha ha that was a tasteless joke (you can go ahead and answer it though)

forgot, you are asleep

Jean Knee said...

hhmmmm what are your plans for the week? Oh, work. well how nice.... hmmmmm

so what type work do you do? hmmmm? I would guess uhhh someone who goes to an office. am I right?

Jean Knee said...

still sleeping? yessss

welll the thrill of single handedly taking over your blog while you are asleep is not as thrilling as I expected. Oh, you too?

Jean Knee said...

even though I am not officially stalking you ,,,,yet (so far it's just bee and elastic) you can dedicate a post to me. tomorrow would be fine, or the next day but not as late as say wednesday.

Bee said...

jean knee you had fun without me!!!

Bee said...

I bet when Brian answers about his unders he'll say "white with polka dots" just a guess...

Bee said...

Ummmm... it's almost six o'clock! Shouldn't you be awake by now?
Lazy!

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

I suppose I should do something scary for Halloween, since everyone else has been putting the 8-legged Mark of the Devil all over the place, so you might find yourself with a starring role...

Bee:

White with polka dots: Shhh, people will get the wrong idea ;-)

Six O'Clock: I did sort of wake. You'll have to wait a whole 12 hours for my next post though...

Bee said...

What wrong idea?
That you have bad taste in unders? Well you do if they have polka dots! :op