I'm sleeping better now, thankfully. This morning I didn't wake till 6.45am, which is pretty late for me. By the time I'd done the various things I do first thing in the morning - general cleaning, making fresh apple juice, breakfast, shower, etc - it was 9am. I go to the Post Office on Monday mornings to check our mail; in the summer I go much earlier and have my shower when I get home since it's so hot, even at 7.30am. But by this time of year it's not so bad; there is shade for much of the way, and the temperature was 'only' about 25C. Still, by the time I got there - a twenty-minute walk - I was pretty hot and sticky.
I popped into a couple of shops after collecting the mail, then tried to find my way to the Christian Writers' Association of Larnaka - a rather grand title for a group of about five of us who have been meeting for the last few months to talk about writing. The lady who hosts it has moved, and had given me a sketch map, saying it was pretty close to our Post Office. Unfortunately I don't have much sense of direction and got hopelessly lost.
Fortunately, I had my mobile phone with me. I've only had it for six months, and it's only about the fourth time it's actually been useful, but I was very pleased to have it today! I phoned the hostess of the group, who sent her husband to meet me in his car.
They have a terrific view from their flat:
- it really is a lovely day. Someone gave me a lift home, which is a good thing since by the time I got back it was (according to the weather site) 29C. That's pretty hot for November.
In previous years, the temperature has dropped drastically around the end of the first week of November, and it's started to rain. Some time between the 7th and the 10th. It will be interesting to see if the same happens this year. We need rain more than ever...