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

An office view

An office view

I’ve been working in the dark for a couple of weeks – shutters closed, curtains drawn, so, yesterday, I decided to throw wide the gates and open up the view again. There’s a noticeable difference as the room chills; though the heater is on, the view is the thing.

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The first thing I saw was a whacking great goat investigating the neighbour’s courtyard and wandering around on their outbuilding’s roof. A very impressive beast he was, and on seeing me, leapt on the wall as if he’d done something wrong. After a rummage around in the abandoned, walled garden next door for a while, he went on his merry way.

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And that’s about the highlight of my Monday morning, as it’s all very quiet and calm out there. The sea, as you can see, is flat and silver as it often is in the early morning, and although there was a Blue Star calling during the early hours, it’s long gone and you feel as though you could skate on the water. No such fun for me. I have typesetting work to do ahead of a new release later this week.

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