November 2010

Weather continues to take its toll on the building work. The fine weather at the start of the month gives way to longer periods of rain, which mean no work. Meanwhile the mandarins ripen and we gorge ourselves on fresh mandarin juice as well as making kilos of jam. At the very end of the month, 30th, rain produced about half a metre of water in the tank I had put outside (empty) after the first fermentation of my wine. The main road through Risan was severely flooded – when you see cars approaching with the bow wave up to the headlights, you realise this is a serious flood! All of this was accompanied, of course, by frequent power cuts – the worst being for about 24 hours, again on 30th.