Parea sti Mani MESSAGE BOARD

On this page we can display messages from our members. eg Do you need to borrow a cot when relatives visit? Have you any specialist equipment you are willing to lend? Do you have some useful information to share? Do you need help with something? Please email your message to Does anyone know of or have contact details for a Water diviner? We are interested in trying to find a water source on our land. Please contact Gaynor & Martin - gaynornaylor@icloud.com

Message from Ruth Storey: A big thank you for eveybodies' kind words and thoughts for my husband Nigel Storey  I would like to thank every one individually but  if I can't then please note that your kindness is in my heart yours Ruth Storey (AP 21/7/18)

Does anyone know of or have contact details for a Water diviner? We are interested in trying to find a water source on our land. Please contact Gaynor & Martin - (AP 21/7/18)

Message from Freda Poulitsis: The funeral for Nigel Storey will take place on Saturday, 14 July at 5pm at the cemetery in Agios Nikolaos. All friends are welcome to come and pay their respects. (AP 11/7/18)

Chasamba classes: Sheila will be running Chasamba classes at Maniatiko Taverna on  Monday 16th, 23rd and 30th July.  The classes are 930am to 1030am. There is a voluntary contribution of €3 which is donated to GAIA.  For further info contact Sheila at or message her through her Facebook page, Dance Fitness with Sheila Chamberlain. (AP 11/7/18)

Problems with bees, wasps or hornets? Contact John Phipps for free advice: (AP 19/6/18)

UPDATE: Help clear the path from Malta to Kardamili. Path Clearing Saturday 16th June - Many thanks to those who worked hard on Monday 11th June. We are now meeting again to finish this section. We would welcome some more help. Same time: starting at 7.30am at the Malta end of the path (call Marina 6937918849 if you need a lift or unsure where to meet). The kalderimi is really looking impressive now it has been revealed.

Help clear the path from Malta to Kardamili.A few people have already been working on this beautiful section of kalderimi and we could use some more help. Please join us on Monday 11th June Start 7.30am - finish around 11am . Meet at the Malta end of the path. Bring tools gloves etc.particularly welcome anyone with power tools: strimmer, brush cutter or chain saw for the biggest trees and bushes.  Ring Marina for more info: 6937918849. (AP 9/6/18)

Looking for new homes for our cats: I know this is a bit of a long shot but am writing this with fingers crossed ! As all of our friends know Peter and I are moving back to the UK at the end of July so I am looking for nice homes for our three lovely cats . Smokey is a grey and white Tom cat who arrived at our house about eight years ago, very affectionate and likes a fuss sneaks in the house now and then but always wants to return to the outside world and snooze on the terrace. Patch is black and white and a female and although she arrived on our doorstep ten years ago is still semi feral she will let you stroke her but only when she wants.  Poppins is a tabby female and the youngest of the three at three years old . Loves a fuss and will sneek in the house if she can but never stays and prefers outside.  The three  of them have been neutered and are treated for fleas ticks and worms on a regular basis. So with my fingers still crossed I thank you for reading this and hope maybe someone can help. Please call me on 27210 77061.  Thank you. Ann (AP 6/7/18) 

Wood stoves: We are looking to get two wood stoves for our house in Mani. One inside our fireplace and one upstairs where we do not have a fireplace. Do you know of anyone who can provide or recommend wood stove(s)?  Thank you Nick Exarheas Email: Mob (+44) 07887 856841 (AP 2/6/18)

Chasamba classes: Sheila will be running Chasamba classes at Maniatiko Taverna on  Thursday 17th May, then every Monday for three weeks. The dates are 21st May, 28th May and 4th June.  The classes are 930am to 1030am. There is a voluntary contribution of €3 which is donated to GAIA.  For further info contact Sheila at or message her through her Facebook page, Dance Fitness with Sheila Chamberlain. (AP 8/5/18)

LOST LOVEBIRD: A lovebird escaped in Platsa on Friday 4th May. Similar to a small parrot, it is green and yellow with a red beak. Any sightings, or capture of the bird, please contact Felix on 0044 7850 134015. (AP 6/5/18)

Fancy badminton?: There is a badminton club which meets each Monday in Kalamata from 17:30 to 19:00.  It is free to residents in Greece.  I will be playing there for the next four weeks.  If there’s anyone out there who can play and wants to come along I can offer a lift.  At present it’s mainly Greek people who play there, but they seem very friendly and welcoming. Contact me at or +447776457453 (AP 25/4/18)

Urgent appeal from Parea sti Mani: As many of our readers are aware, Parea Sti Mani has a support function as well which alongside the fantastic work Gaia does, helps individuals and families in our local community  in emergency situations and times of need.  Gaia has been supporting a family in Stoupa for the last 6 months who are going through a particularly tough time. The Stilla family have lived and worked in Stoupa for many years.  One of the daughters had a kidney transplant 10 years ago (donated by her mother). Unfortunately her kidney is failing and she has been in hospital for 6 months in a very serious condition. Her niece was recently involved in a serious motor bike accident and has been in hospital for 3 months in a serious condition. The niece has 3 children all under the age of 6. The family are desperately in need of financial assistance and we are therefore asking members of the community for donations to support them at this awful time. If you would like to make a donation (no matter how small), please out it in an envelope with your name and contact number and drop it in to Patriko Bar in Stoupa for the attention of Christina or Irene. Many thanks for your support (AP 21/4/18)

Message from Etsi Architects in Kardamyli: We are looking to hire a secretary and would welcome all interested local candidates. The candidate must have proven work experience as a secretary or administrative assistant and must be a native english speaker, with good knowledge of Greek. German language is a plus. It is also essential to have proficiency in MS Office. For further details and the job description please contact Eleni at or 6972849661 (AP 13/4/18)

Message from Ann Sheppard: As Peter and I are returning to the UK to live in a couple of months I'm afraid the April Bazaar we have just had will be the last AB4C bazaar now . I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has supported me over the years the bazaar has been running . All the stall holders and customers who have helped to make it the social event it turned into and of courses to Ilias for letting us use his garden and covered area in the winter . I thank you all , together we have raised money for a charity that is close to mine and many people's hearts - Cancer Research. Can I just say our time here has been a joy , we love all the friends we have made in our sixteen years here and we will hate leaving you all. But we will return!  Ann and Peter  (AP 13/4/18)

Message from Mara Von Heyden: Dear patients and friends. From 1st of February I will be on maternity leave until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. (AP 14-1-18)


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