A thunderstorm last night brought with it a small change in temperature. There is a cool breeze and a feeling that the long hot summer is coming to an end. It’s not cold by any means though. I am being encouraged by my Greek teacher Elpida to have as many conversations with people in Greek as possible. The concept challenges me and I must say I find it difficult. I have been invited at 5pm today to drink coffee with an old woman I helped a couple of days ago. I will take pen and paper and perhaps a simple phrase book to help me. I am embarrassed that I am still not able to communicate. I have to remind myself that I am much further advanced then when I first arrived and press on with a positive approach. PHOTO one of Matthews paintings in the kitchen.