A small favour
Today I want to ask a small favour from all readers who have not yet heard the news via Facebook or Twitter. I wrote a piece for a travel blog the other day, and it’s been published – I mentioned it last week and the publication date of the 18th March, but it went out on 20th. It’s there now, and the thing is, this site is more inclined to take articles from writers if they get lots of views, and likes, and all those other social networking tricks that are everywhere these days. So, if you wouldn’t mind, please take a look at the link below (it will open in another window/tab so you can see to it in a minute, or come back to this page after).
It’s a piece I wrote about Bran Castle, in Romania. At the top of the page, below the photo (the photos are all mine) you will see the heart symbol. Click this if you like the post. There are also the standard share buttons to use for your various social networking accounts if you have them. Thank you and here’s the link: Bran Castle: The Dracula Connection.
And back to Symi which, today (Monday) is very calm and quiet, sunny and still. I can hear a few motorbikes going past the house, and the birds outside, and I heard the catamaran come in earlier, but there is no building work going on next door, not today. Not that it bothers us much. The cat has been doing his usual ‘going bonkers’ thing, mooching around the house in the morning searching out the heater which is still in use in the workhouse in the mornings as it’s still chilly in here at times. He’s found his place in the sun, got fed up with that, found another, wasn’t sure about it but had a quick wash anyway, then checked out the view from the bedroom windowsill. When the window is open he’s quite at liberty to go out and have a look around, but I think, at his age, the three-foot jump to the ground and the two-feet jump to the wall opposite are too tricky for him. We don’t let him out unless he goes of his own accord because, when this has happens, he doesn’t come back for days, and we usually end up having to track him down at the old house, which is now a building site.
That’s the cat news. My news is rather less exciting as there is none. I’m off to town again this morning with a list of things to do: boat tickets, bank, post office, cat litter, cat food, folders for my health check-up papers, and some other things I can’t remember but which are written down in the other room. That’s about as exciting as my Monday mornings get these days.
But what is nice is that we’ve already started receiving some emails from visitors who are coming back for another Symi holiday, with some coming as early as next month. Easter is on April 16th and coincides with Easter in the yUK, so hopefully, teachers and families will be able to make the most of the timing and come and experience a Greek Easter. I’m sure it’s not too late to check out cheap flights and find somewhere to stay…
I’ll leave you with that and get ready for a walk down to Yialos to see what’s going on and this time, I might remember to take my camera.
Don’t forget Bran Castle: The Dracula Connection.