Having an early start today as there’s lots I want to get done. Mind you, the day started before the night had finished: strange dreams interrupted by the Cat clicking his way up and down the corridor outside the bedroom. I wish he’d cut his nails.
It’s dark at 6.15! I’m still having trouble adjusting to the shift in one hour what with the clocks going forward last Saturday. Due to Monday’s lie in I didn’t see the sunrise but it looks like I will today. The lights are still on at Evagalismos, across the water, the streetlights are still on down in Yialos, and a alone vehicle is making its way around the harbour as a few fishing boats make their way homewards.
Neil was down there yesterday and reported that loads of places are now being done up ahead of Easter which is only a couple of weeks away here – a week later than Western Easter this year? Up in the village, The Olive Tree is getting ready with re-painting going on and cleaning, Georgio’s has had a coat of paint on the terrace, and inside. Lefteris’ kafeneion is, well, Lefteris’ kafeneion, Yiannis has not opened the Rainbow Bar yet, but will be doing so after Easter, if not before. Neil is working there this year while I concentrate on other things.
The taverna Syllogos is usually open around Easter time too, they do a midnight feast there on Easter Saturday, but I’ve not seen anyone going in and out of it as yet. Taverna Zoi doesn’t usually open until May sometime, and the other bars, Ringo, Village Café, Mandeio, Sunrise, Jean & Tonic, have all been open all winter, as per usual. As have the village shops, apart from Maraquita which concentrates on the summer season.
And so, before things really get going, I’m taking a short break and won’t be back at the blog until Monday. I’ll leave you with a few links in case you want to start planning for your Symi or Greek holiday. Over there on the right you can see links to my books, in case you want to find out what living on Symi is really like, and over there you will also find a link to our Amazon department should you want any Symi maps, guide books, Greece guide books, books about Rhodes, holiday essentials or DVDs etc.
And for more Symi blog reading, don’t forget Adriana’s Greek island blog on a Monday and Friday.