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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.

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Water, Roots and A Discount

Water, Roots and A Discount

I’m looking out of the office window onto a sky that’s clearing of rain clouds. I was up in time to see the Blue Star arrive this morning at 5.30, at which time it was raining slightly. I’ve also put the mains water on because I am convinced the sterna is leaking. We’re going to add water today (Wednesday), both check the level after, and then check again tomorrow to see if Neil agrees with me or if I am making it up. We’ve had advice from Jean as to what needs doing if the roots of the fig tree in front of the house have reached and breached the sterna, and if so, the process will start with a conversation with our landlord.

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After today (Thursday) we’re on godparent duty for a few days, splitting our time between our house and theirs, so the blog posts may not be as consistent as usual, but I will do my best. Back to this morning (Wednesday, are you keeping up?) and I’ve had a text from ACS to let me know I have a delivery, so I will be popping down there later. I was told recently that they now have a loyalty card/discount offer available and if you register you are given a card which when you show it, gives you discounts on the price of what you are sending with them. Recently (before I knew of this offer) I sent a parcel to New Zealand. Being out of Europe, it wasn’t that cheap to do, but it arrived on the far side of the world within five days, which I thought was pretty impressive.

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That’s the news, and today’s photos are from a few days ago as I’ve not been out to take anything new of late.

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