|Growing mushrooms is easy at this time of the year and good value - a straw bale prepared with mushroom spawn is only 10 euros from the agronomist in Yialos and provides a steady supply of fresh mushrooms for several weeks.|
|Spring flowers are erupting all over the Pedi Valley, spurred on by the warm weather and lengthening days.|
|Site for proposed car park? Great mounds of Symi stone are being dumped on the wasteland opposite the sports stadium. Time will tell.|
|Carnival events and church announcements on the noticeboard in Chorio. Social media may have their place but on Symi the old methods of public notices and announcements over the town tannoy system are still the most reliable.|
|Well, the pillar box red is still there, but the middle floor is a more reassuring traditional terracotta, much to everyone's relief.|
It is overcast today and quite windy with the threat of rain. Temperatures will remain mild, in the high teens, but the weather is forecast to be unsettled for the next week or so with sporadic thundershowers and rainy days.
The summer ferry schedule for Dodecanese Seaways has now been released. There may be some changes but it looks very similar to last summer with few opportunities for locals to do day return trips to Symi without having to stay overnight but with a reasonably good selection of options for tourists on the most popular changeover days. We are all just waiting for Blue Star Ferries to announce their schedule for the summer.