Blow out the candles

It is a clear late summer’s day on Symi. The breeze drifting in off the water is cool enough to be pleasant and the pastel painted houses are sparkling in the sunshine. Vehicles are starting to accumulate along the quay in anticipation of the arrival of the Symi ferry. One of the things coming in on today’s ferry is the first batch of the September issue of the Symi Visitor newspaper. This is one of the fattest editions we have ever produced, at 44 pages, as it includes the election manifestos of both mayoral candidates and of both the foreign candidates put forward for the town council. The holiday draw takes place this month so subscribers, please remember to renew if you want to take part! (Commercial break now over…)

I’ll be spending the weekend starting work on the October issue, testing recipes. Now that the evenings are cooling off a bit appetites are returning so I have willing guinea pigs. It is about 32 degrees at midday, dropping to about 22 in the evenings so it is still mild enough to sit out without a shawl. The moon is so bright this week we blow out the candles after we’ve eaten and enjoy the moonlight.

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.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.

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