Monday, June 01, 2009

Reporting live from Greece

From today until the end of June I will be based in Athens. There are a couple of weddings and various family matters to take care of this month, so I thought I'd take advantage of the unemployment thing and move out here temporarily . Since 2003, the longest I've spent in Greece in one go has been 16 days, so this is going to be an experience.

I arrived earlier today after a false start (I missed my flight, would you believe it) and I'm happy to report that Athens is as warm as London, which is experiencing a mini heatwave at the moment.

Obviously while I was in London the hot weather was a good thing - now I'm praying for rain as I'm worried that my plants will die. I've left hubby with strict instructions to water them regularly, but I'm not sure I trust him.

Anyway, here I am in Athens, it's bright, it's warm and the sea is only half an hour away. Could be worse, I guess.

8 comments:

Shionge said...

I'm sure your plants will be well taken care of ;) Just enjoy yourself and have a nice time.

Tinsie said...

I hope so! Thanks for the wishes :-)

Karen said...

Athens in June sounds just as good to me as Spring in Paris! I hope your family time is wonderful and that your obligations take you to the beach often!

Tinsie said...

Indeed it is! Better even, as it often rains in spring in Paris ;-)

Per Stromsjo said...

If it's any comfort, more plants are said to perish as a result of excessive watering rather than the opposite. So if he remembers them half the time they might be just fine...

Tinsie said...

That is true, and I don't think he'll ever overwater them :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Tinsie. I read that it was 27 degrees in Athens today!! Make sure you enjoy yourself and I'm sure it will be a great month (esp. if you have lovely friends visiting you ;)

Sandi

Tinsie said...

The lovely friends visiting me are the best bit ;-)