Tuesday, 10 January 2017
A rare occurence
It finally snowed on Poros. Proper snow. Snow that floated down to our own little piece of Greek earth and piled up .... a few inches.
The first snow fell and I took a photo of snow on the table, thinking 'this is it, must take a picture before it melts'
And it kept on snowing! This is the table an hour later
The english driveway
Fantastic photo of snowflakes falling on our car
Our snowman Mr Mouski
The kids built a snowman on the front of the car. Something Greeks love to do. They then drive around till the snowman topples off or melts away
Snow in the olive groves opposite. Olive trees can stand great extremes of temperatures and a good covering of snow is something olive growers around here appreciate. It means a good harvest the following autumn.
The old part of our house is freezing. It is built without insulation and there is nothing under the floor to lift it off the freezing ground below. The walls I think are made of breeze blocks. Insulation was something we were going to add to the outside but never got round to. Fortunately the big living room/kitchen which we added has insulation all over plus double glazing. The temperature difference is amazing.
Our wood fire heater keeps the new part of the house warm and cozy and takes the chill off the rest. The first month of winter is already over and temperatures like those last night only occur every 10 years or so. The sun eventually came out today and melted all our snow, except for Mr Mouski who is still keeping a tenuous hold on his throne on the front of the car.