Thursday, October 02, 2008

October in Cyprus

I do like October. It's something of a transition month, weather-wise: the end of September is usually still hot and somewhat humid, but by early November we'll be wearing sweatshirts and even thinking about the central heating.

In the past few years, we've been out of Cyprus for part of the Autumn; in two out of the past three years, we haven't been here in early October. So I'm enjoying the fresh feeling to the atmosphere, the cleanliness of the plants and houses, now that we've had the first rain, and the early morning chill to the air when I get up around 6.30am.

We haven't used air conditioning at all for a couple of weeks now; a couple of days ago we put the thinnest (4.5 tog) duvet on our bed. I'm still wearing shorts, since the daytime temperature is still up to about 27C, and predicted to stay that way for at least another week, but Richard's abandoned his shorts in favour of long trousers again. He's even worn a fleece a couple of times in the evenings.

Perhaps, at last, Summer is at an end. Autumn is all too short in Cyprus, so I shall try to make the most of it.


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Phil said...

Selfishly, I am keeping fingers crossed for it to stay in the 20s, for a few weeks yet.

I can hardly wait to see our best friends in Limassol.

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