Dinky little Christmas decorations

It is a chilly grey day on Symi and the same can be said of the rest of Greece, the only variations being in terms of depth of temperature and shade of grey. It is about 7 degrees and the snow is clearly visible on the Turkish mountains. The halogen heater at the office is not making much of an impact on the solid bulk of cold air and the cherubs on the ceiling probably wish they were more warmly attired. A palm frond doesn't do much at this time of the year. There are very few people around as those who are not tucked up in doors are over in Rhodes, doing their shopping.

Last night we were dazzled by the new streetlights now zigzagging up the Vigla behind our farm, complete with their dinky little Christmas decorations. When we bought our place 10 years ago we were in the depths of the country and the nearest street light was nearly a kilometre away. Now Symi suburbia is shining in through our skylights!

Have a peaceful Christmas.

Regards,
Adriana
www.symivisitor.com

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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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