The second week in March brought rain to the island and lots of it…
It’s April already! Καλό μήνα (kalo mena) literally means “good month” and was a greeting heard lots around the village today.
When the clocks change everything gets thrown out of whack for a while. Now though I can’t believe how lucky we are, sat outside on the patio, it’s nearly 7pm, the sun is still shining on the little church and its warm enough to be in a t-shirt. The cold wind of the last few days has gone and it’s been a perfect warm spring day.
The last 2 days have been so different weather wise. Yesterday was sunny with Apollo finding it so warm on the beach he went for a swim. He started by just walking in up to his tummy and was delighted when I threw his toy in. The first swim on this season. I’m sure they’ll be many more but it will need to be a little warmer for me to join in.
Today has been a beautiful warm and sunny spring day on this Greek island. It’s also been World Poetry Day. One of my favourite poets is Maya Angelou she wrote this poem in 1995 for UN anniversary and in it gives us hope that humanity will find a way to live in peace with each other and the planet.
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
The last 2 days have been mainly taken up with cooking and then selling the produce to raise funds for the Rhodes GCWS. A locally based cat charity that runs a neutering programme.
‘ve had a very productive day here. With lot of sunshine it felt a little warmer today, though the cold wind is still here. It’s definitely moulting season for the animals. I’m not an enthusiastic cleaner, it gets done but I can’t say I get over excited by the idea of dusting. Over the next few weeks the hoover will need to come out daily but at least it’s made a little easier with a good hoover
Every day that we get of life is a gift. Though we often forget that when caught up in the routines of our lives. Doing the washing up, going to work, cooking dinner, walking the dog. They become mundane occasionally we are reminded of the gift we have.
Today’s prompt was ‘gift’ so I spent a lot of the day thinking about the different types of gifts that life gives us.
Today started out very wet, the rain finally arrived overnight and has continued on and off all day. It was a good excuse to stay at the computer and catch up on emails and paperwork.
Today was the main day for carnival parades in Greece. This village along with many others across the country had a parade. There were simple floats made from old cars and vans, costumes and music.