|The view from my balcony is changing again. The water taxis are back in their berths and should soon be operational. Someone is busy sanding the ticket booth..|
|The Greek flag, fluttering high above the harbour, Yialos.|
|Lantana on the Kali Strata.|
|No one can remember what this bit of cabling was for but it is handy for a May Day posy.|
|The roses are splendid this year.|
|My neighbour's little boat, almost ready for launching.|
The long range forecast seems to be sunshine all the way now. We may have a downpour at the end of May - we often do - but generally speaking we can assume that the dry season is now upon us and that's it for rain really until October. Temperatures are rising and it is really only those who ride on motorbikes who are still wrapped up in winter woollies. The rest of us are shedding layers rapidly and thinking about sunblock and sunhats.
There is a meeting of New Horizons at the Olive Tree this evening at 7 at which Lefteris Papakalodoukas, the current Mayor, will present his manifesto to the expat electorate. As town hall elections on Symi tend to run along family lines, the foreign vote is quite important and can swing the results one way or the other, even though there are only about a hundred of us here to vote.
Have a good week.