Symi Dream

Living on a Greek island

A Greek island blog from Symi in the Dodecanese islands of Greece. "James’s great talent lies in his careful observation of the absurd and the amusing, the dramas and the difficulties..." Anne Zouroudi.

Symi Dream - Living on a Greek island

Symi Weekend

Symi Weekend

Although it’s only Sunday morning as I write, we’ve had a very laddish weekend so far. We had the boys ’round for a lad’s night on Friday: That’s the godsons, bangers and mash, and a good film. Saturday was a day of writing for me and a couple of hours down the pub in the evening: That’s a couple of glasses of wine at the Rainbow Bar watching football with the regulars. Well, football on one screen and a very interesting Discovery Channel programme about Angor on the other.

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We’ve had some rain (free water!) and there’s more happening every now and then this morning. All kinds of cloud activity is happening up there across the otherwise blue sky and the sea alternates between silvery blue and grey depending on where the clouds go. As you can see from the photos, Friday was a sunny day, but chilly.

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The regular boats have been coming and going, the Express is just coming in as I write, and I’ve been down to Yialos to collect a few parcels. Still waiting for a few things to arrive, but hopefully they will be here in time for Christmas.

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That’s my weekend so far, and after breakfast, and shopping and supervising godson 2 in his cleaning duties (earning pocket money) I hope to get back to my usual Sunday keyboard-tapping for the afternoon before settling in under a blanket on the sofa.

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A Sad Day For Symi

A Sad Day For Symi

No long blog today, no attempt at humour or book sales, just the sad and tragic news that George Kalodoukas, the ‘father of tourism’ on Symi was killed in a road accident on Wednesday. I know no other details apart from that, but the news is out there on several Greek news websites that may contain more. I am just uploading one photo today, an image of the island that has lost a driving force behind many businesses and ventures. Our thoughts are with his family.

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