Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Home thoughts from abroad

I am sitting in my home town of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Here in the UK for a visit to see family and friends.  When we planned this visit we imagined we would be very settled in our Greek home.  As it turned out, we had only been in our Greek home for a few days before flying back here.
It feels quite strange now, realising that for the first time in over 60 years, my home is no longer here in the UK.  My home is Lesbos.
Having sent our belongings on a truck, we then spent a couple more weeks in our lovely rented house in Thermi, with central heating, before making the final move to Skala Polichnitos.  And I am so glad we did and so very grateful to our landlady, Maire, who so kindly let us stay in her house despite our decision not to buy it after all.  Few people would be so kind as to do that, and we truly appreciated it.
Driving between the two houses, from Thermi over to Skala Polichnitos and back again, we chose to take the slightly longer but easier drive.  The views are sensational and the pine forests energise us in the sunshine.
  As we drive through the olive groves, the ground is carpeted with the first wildflowers of the season;  dog daisies and beautiful purple anemones. 
This is such a gorgeous place.  I feel quite certain I shall be very happy settling here in the olive groves and amongst the stunning natural beauty of Lesbos.

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