Growing greener by the day...

Well, my luggage turned up - expertly pilfered and several kilos lighter. The matter is now in the hands of Olympic Lost and Found... I would be interested to know if any of my fellow travellers on the same route had the same problem - Sebaste, Herman and George, if you're reading this please drop me a line!

Meanwhile, Symi is sprouting with spring enthusiasm and grows greener by the day. There has been quite a lot of rain since my return and as temperatures have been mild, around 16 degrees or so, with lengthening days, growing conditions are ideal for a wide range of plants. This weekend I will be preparing all the little trays of peppers and tomatoes in the greenhouse so that they are ready to plant out in April when the weather warms up. The citrus trees suffered somewhat from the frost while I was away and are shedding leaves but the fruits are still firmly attached. The roses are looking good and plenty of bulbs are up including hyacinths and early daffodils.

More rain and strong winds are expected over the weekend with a fall in temperatures early next week as the wind changes to the north. Winter is by no means over. The moon is quite full and the equinox is also not far away so windy conditions are normal at this time. We have had some quite spectacular moon rises lately - the view across Pedi is quite magical most nights.

Have a good weekend.


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I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

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