Monday morning catch-up
A few photos from Saturday when we were under some cloud. We still were on Sunday morning, but it wasn’t as wet, and it was warmer than Saturday which started off at 10 degrees first thing in the morning. We had guests over for dinner on Saturday night which made for a very pleasant evening.
In fact, every day is pleasant around here right now, maybe not always the weather, but the quiet, relaxed feel of winter. Well, relaxed until you plug the heater in at 6.30 in the morning and it blows the fuses. It was a fairly old one, but a good one, and the wires had been moved so much that where they enter the body of the heater, they had worn through and finally broke. A few sparks, the room plunged into darkness and the sound of the fuse box complaining. Luckily no damage was done, but we are temporarily down to one heater. So, next week, part of the shopping list is another one of them.
There’s another shopping list building up, one that involves a trip to Rhodes, for Neil at least as Christmas is around the corner now, another fun time to look forward to. The decorations have started to go up in the harbour, people are talking about carol singing at parties and elsewhere, and plans are being made. Very often on Christmas Day, we’re able to sit outside for at least part of the day, and I can’t remember a time when it’s rained or been bad weather, not in the last 16 years. Now I’ve said it of course…
Ah well, into the week ahead with only the usual planned: writing, housework, buying a new heater and also keeping an eye on the sterna as even after the heavy rain last week, there’s not as much water in it as I’d expect. We’re hoping we haven’t had roots growing into it and taking the water as sometimes happens. There is a hideous fig tree in front of the house, though a few meters away. I’m hoping that hasn’t reached the sterna and infiltrated it, but either way, that tree needs to go – another job for the winter when it finally sheds its leaves. But still, that’s all ahead. In the meantime, it’s on with the day to day jobs – have a good week.