I had a restless night full of wild and vivid dreams and I woke early. I like to start the day with tea so I made some and went onto the balcony overlooking the hotel garden building site. At about eight o’clock the builders started to arrive and were clearly perplexed about where they should move the rocks to today. Without any sign of a supervisor to give sensible instructions this required thirty minutes or so of volatile chatter which became increasingly louder and excitable as the debate continued.
I was so pleased that we had a car and we had planned a trip to Naoussa on the other side of the island. I think the construction workers (and I use this description in the loosest sense) were somewhat surprised to see a room in occupation and I was convinced that this was the reason for the frequent outbursts of mocking laughter.