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

Wednesday Morning

Wednesday Morning

No great news from me today. Yesterday, the Blue Star came in and went again in the early morning, and the swallows were on the line chatting, as the slightly dodgy phone photos today show. The temperature remains high though we were due could and possibly rain, and some high winds later in the week or early next. The schools were due to reopen on a limited basis this week, but I’ve not noticed any change in the peace and quiet during to and from school time. The new road is progressing, and we can see part of it from the front of the house, way over beyond the new harbour which it will one day link to. I wonder if there will be a traffic light needed, or possibly a roundabout? They would be firsts for the island if they are necessary, and I’ve not heard any rumours. Apart from that… we’re carrying on carrying on. I am trying to write a new story, but something always gets in the way of a whole, clear day of typing time; emails, blog, Neil’s laptop needs cleaning out as it’s so slow, the housework, shopping and other equally shared chores, reading and the occasional trip out of the house… One thing I can tell you, it’s very odd to be in this heat, at this time of year, but with no visitors. The bars should be reopening soon on a ‘see how it goes’ basis, but as to who will be using them, well, that’s anyone’s guess.

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