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 wind

Monday wind

Woke up to a bit of wind – outside the house, you understand – after a warm and calm weekend. On Friday, godson #1 came to spend the afternoon while mum was away. We had lunch, watched Jumanji and had a piano lesson before he left. On Saturday I was able to get some writing done, and then, after a day’s work, we went to a quiz at the Sunrise café which was good fun, and on Sunday, I did some more work on a book before taking the rest of the day off. Some light shopping in the morning, watched some of The Crown on Netflix and popped out for a drink in the square in the later afternoon, early evening. It was still warm enough to sit outside, though in jackets and shoes – the shorts and sandals have been put away for the winter.

Village square in November

Village square in November

So, a quiet weekend, and now it’s back to work. There are only a few appointments in the diary for this week. Must pay the rent today, having dinner with a friend tomorrow night and we’re thinking about going to Rhodes for some shopping on Friday. That’s about as exciting as things get around here at this time of year and it suits me. Plenty of time to be in the ‘study’ with my research and writing, and unusually for this time in November, there have been few times when I’ve needed to put on the heater, though it’s starting to feel colder inside the house than it is outside. The wind is from the south and west, so it’s still not too cold, but once it changes to the come from the north, we can expect to be cooling down considerably.

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