|Sunday morning - a sandstorm creeping up the Pedi Valley.|
|Sunday morning - the sandstorm at its worst.|
|Sunday morning, before the rain.|
|Monday morning, after heavy rain over night and before the rain resumed. A very different picture.|
|At one point Yialos, Harani and Nimborio disappeared altogether.|
|This isn't a piece of avant garde art - this is what a black car looks like after 'red rain', the rain that accompanies sandstorms.|
|Raking leaves in Lieni.|
|Dry stone wall with a fern garden in Chorio.|
|The dry side of the Pedi valley is a most unfamiliar shade of green at the moment.|
|Look at that tail!|
|The new wellness centre, Ey Zhn, at the back of Yialos.|
|Wendy Wilcox from Symi Visitor Accommodation, Rachael Skerry Papakalodoukas from Ey Zhn and Frances Noble from Kalodoukas Holidays with the fish tank we all clubbed together and bought for Ey Zhn.|
Saturday saw the opening of the new wellness centre, Ey Zhn, at the back of Yialos. This will be a venue for yoga, reflexology and all sorts of other treatments, therapies and activities.
The island was very quiet this morning, after the post election celebrations, but is slowly coming back to life now. The schools are closed for the moment because they were used as polling stations yesterday so there wasn't the usual early morning rush hour of parents walking small children to school or giving them lifts on motorbikes either. The kafeneions are buzzing today with everyone discussing the election results and the internet has slowed to snail's pace as everyone is on line, monitoring developments. As the euro has taken a dive, now would be an excellent opportunity to anyone from outside the Eurozone to book that long-desired Symi holiday!
Have a good week.