It’s Transition Time!
This week has been a funny old week. Not just because it’s the the transition time, when Zakynthos goes from sleepy winter mode into crazy summer mode, but because it’s also our Easter.
This transition time is unsettling. Routines change and there is a feeling of uncertainty as people start their summer jobs, not really knowing what their work schedule brings.
Neal started work at the hotel last week, as the hotel has people in (fair enough), after a few quiet days he was told not to go in for a week or so, only to be called in again after one day. This messing around really does my head in, as I do find it hard to distinguish my ass from my elbow at the best of times.
To make things worse we haven’t been able to plan anything for Easter yet. Easter here is a big thing and it is the last holiday we enjoy as a family before the busy summer season starts, but as Easter Sunday falls on May 1st this year (the ‘official’ start of the summer) and Neal has already sort of started work, we aren’t sure what is happening.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind the fact that he’s started early this year (the past few years he hasn’t started until mid May), it’s the lack of routine that unsettles me.
To make things even more ‘fun’, because Easter is late, my daughter has two weeks off for Easter, then goes back to school for two days before finishing for the summer. Technically the school finishes to give the students time to revise before exams that start at the end of May, but as far as the normal school routine goes that will be finished until mid September.
It’s also been an odd week not having a group walk to look forward to, but hopefully some of us may have a sneaky walk or two after Easter and before the summer season really kicks in.
What was nice this week was meeting up with a few of the walking group for something to eat. Maybe it’s also a transition time for me too, as a person, as I’ve found myself hoping that I do manage to stay in contact with the new people that have come into my life over the winter, but if not, as one of them said on Wednesday, it’s only twenty seven Sundays until the end of the summer season and when the Intrepid Explorers can hit the island once again, armed with cameras, water, very little knowledge, but a good sense of humour.
Do you have a transition time, when everything is out of routine?
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