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

Highlights

Highlights

Highlights from my Monday. Closing shutters against the wind, battling with the leaf fall in the courtyard compounded with the acacia tree pollen/stuff that snows down on us at this time of year. A lie in until 7 am. A visit to Sotiris supermarket – the highlight of any day; fun, madness, mayhem, friendly, bonkers, cheap, a little bit naughty at times. Otherwise, a day at home writing – a couple more scenes done for a screenplay, a few ideas for a book, a bit of draft three reading on ‘the Witchling’. Some episodes on Netflix (Have you seen ‘Big Mouth’? Outrageously wonderful, but we can’t think of anyone else who might like it. If you’re easily offended, don’t watch it.) And an early night.

Random photos today

Random photos today

Highlights of Tuesday’s morning: opening the shutters as the wind had died somewhat. Watching a cruise ship come in, the Salami Filopastry, or whatever it’s called. Watching swallows overhead and seeing the sea calm down after its wind-beating and a couple of book sales on Kindle. Not many, not enough, I should say, but something to go towards paying for the next book cover. That will be ‘Symi, Stuff & Nonsense’ which will be out in November. Watch this space.

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Things to look forward to for the rest of the week? A small concert at home (must dust the piano), a trip to get the rent money from the harbour – preferably by legal means at the bank. Perhaps picking up a Chrome Cast if any have come in – due Tuesday – and playing with that. Buying that special paint for the flat roof (can’t remember the name, will have to look it up) so the bathroom doesn’t leak next time it rains. More writing, less sitting at the bar in the afternoon now things are quieter, and the wind is chilly, more time at home.

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Kokimides

There may not have been many highlights, but at least there were no lowlights.

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