Symi Dream

Living on a Greek island

A Greek island blog from Symi in the Dodecanese islands of Greece. "James’s great talent lies in his careful observation of the absurd and the amusing, the dramas and the difficulties..." Anne Zouroudi.

Symi Dream - Living on a Greek island

Monday at home

Monday at home

A couple of photos from home today. I’ve just sent a book off to be proofread, and so, can start on the next; thus I will be at the desk most morning jotting notes. The temperature has dropped, and it’s a day for staying home and keeping warm. For now, the rain has passed over, leaving a clear sky at the front of the house, but gathering grey cloud at the back. Actually, what we call the back is the front as that’s where the gate to the outside world is found, and the front is the back, but it overlooks the harbour, so it feels like it should be the front. Then again, everything is back to front around here; light switches are upside down, the keys turn the ‘wrong’ way in the locks, and I am never sure which way the window handles work, but I get there in the end. On the windowsill today is a rose Neil bought me on Sunday from the village flower shop, and it’s currently enjoying some sunlight before we have to close the shutters. Windfinder.com tells me the wind will be up to force eight on Tuesday, from the north and north-west, and the air temp will be down to four degrees. Now, where did I put those thermals?

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Village square, Sunday evening.

Village square, Sunday evening.