Daisies growing on the steps

After a turbulent week of storms, gales and torrential downpours, it was a relief to wake up this morning to blue skies and calm seas, even if the dog’s water bowl did have a thin film of ice on it! Temperatures never rose above 10 degrees yesterday and it is still very cold today.

The stormy weather following close on the heels of the holiday weekend meant that the shipping schedules have been in total disarray this week and we have not had any post since last Friday. There is not much in the shops and ‘luxury’ items such as fax rolls and ink for the office printer are unavailable. This is only a brief lull as rain and strong winds are forecast again from tomorrow and the early part of next week is expected to be that particularly unpleasant combination of all three - cold, wet and windy. After a fairly mild start to the winter the season is certainly hanging on with a vengeance. The recent low temperatures and freezing winds have nipped many plants and trees that had been brought precociously into leaf by last week’s abnormally warm spell. At least the daisies and lupins are starting to show themselves in the sunny places but it will be a while yet before the bougainvilleas and other sun lovers start to show any enthusiasm.

Meanwhile, here is a picture of the daisies growing on the steps above the Symi Visitor office...

Have a good weekend. I am taking a gamble and going to Rhodes for the day tomorrow in the hope that I will be able to get back again.



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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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