>> Friday, October 31, 2014 – films on Symi, life on Symi in October, life on Symi in the winter, October weather, Panormitis Festival
|The crew of the floating barge having breakfast before they start their day's labours, building the new commercial jetty by the fuel station. Merkouris from the fuel station has made sure that the pigeons get their breakfast too.|
|Brightly coloured houses in Yialos and lots and lots of Greek flags for the Ochi Day parade.|
|More colourful flags, this time at Dino the chandler, below our office, Symi Visitor Accommodation. Dino is the man to go to for fishing tackle, nautical bits, hoes, rakes, wellington boots, traditional brass door knockers, fencing wire, colourful anodised aluminium retsina carafes, umbrellas...That is the remnants of our dead air conditioning unit on the balcony on the right.|
|A colourful cafe in Yialos.|
|A pensive cat.|
|It is time to start planting lettuces, brassicas, broad beans, onions and the like.|
|The cheerful geraniums of spring have been replaced by the glowing hues of chrysanthemums and a reminder to get our bulbs planted now that there has been enough rain to work the ground.|
|Antoniades is the main hardware store in Yialos. Don't be fooled by the small shop - they have warehouses and storerooms tucked away in all corners of Yialos, including some big sheds behind Iapetos Village where they store timber and bathroom fittings.|
The latest weather front seems to be passing to the south of us this time so the long range forecast is sunshine, with midday temperatures around 20 degrees, dropping to around 16 degrees at night. There may, however, be some quite strong winds in the course of next week.
The Film Club screening at Mandeio this Sunday is The Shipping News. Everyone is welcome. The screening starts at 7.30 p.m. as it is now dark so early.
Have a good weekend.