Greek Easter Draws Near

The wet and stormy weather that has bedevilled Italy recently has headed in our direction. Thunderstorms have been passing over the island at frequent intervals since yesterday, bringing downpours, hail and squalls. The weather is expected to remain unsettled for the next 10 days or so with several more of these storm systems moving through the area. Strong winds are forecast for Sunday and Monday and again midweek with the possibility of more showers. This is all quite normal for this time of the year and usually we have more of it so we cannot really grumble! The clouds have brought cooler temperatures and it is about 18 degrees at midday and just under 10 at night.

The road is closed intermittently between the Symi Visitor office and towards the taxi rank as the pipe-laying project continues. There was an interesting interlude on Wednesday when the water main was perforated but the resultant gusher was quickly quenched. For the time being the ferry is docking on the other side, by the clock tower.

As Greek Easter draws near preparations are well underway. The grocers have special offers on flour and other ingredients necessary for the amazing amount of baking required and Zeferelli's 'Life of Christ' is being given away as a 4 DVD part-work, to be collected with the bulk packs of evaporated milk. One of the Greek Sunday papers is giving away DVDs of 'Quo Vadis' and we are entering into Biblical epic season on Greek television. Packets of red dye for eggs and boxes of firecrackers are prominently on display, along with processional candles decorated with silk flowers and ribbons.

Have an enjoyable 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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