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

A weekend in August

A weekend in August…

And a couple of dance videos at the end… First, let me take you back to a weekend in August. An early morning walk to Nimborio, an evening up near the church of Ag Stavros in the village, and a goat ready to serve in its own dish. The kinds of things you do and see on a weekend, and, in this case, the images that you see below.

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I’m having a calmer day today, Tuesday as I write. I have work to be getting on with, but that can wait until this afternoon; two hours per day on a screenplay, and a couple more hours a day on my own work, another novel perhaps… We were taken out to dinner on Monday night. Thank you, Hillary! It was such a special night, great company and, of course, wonderful food at Haritomeni.

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Actually, another thank you but a more general one: to everyone who has approached us and said, ‘Thank you for the blog.’ Apparently, we are required reading at 8.30 on a Monday morning as the trudge back to work begins, and at other times of the day, and not just in the UK either; we’re worldwide. Please keep checking in, sharing the posts that you like and particularly sharing the links to the books; it helps to keep us going.

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And talking of going, I am going back to work now but, before I do, Allan and Julie, who photographed and videos our civil partnership day in September, have said it’s okay for me to share a couple of videos. You may have already seen these, but if not, here is our buffoon-first dance from the party on Nimos, and our slow dance. Both were danced to my own songs, one from a musical, and one from cabaret. The special moment that happened halfway through is one of those memories that will last forever.