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

I’ve got a little list

I’ve got a little list

A couple of photos taken in the harbour on Wednesday. It was a strangely misty day whereas Thursday was windy, and as the wind was from the north-west, it was also cold. Neil is off to Rhodes today to sort out a phone contract and visit Jumbo for all those tatty things you didn’t realise you couldn’t live without until you saw then for sale for €1.59, so I am looking forward to seeing what he comes back with.

December 5th 1

I am into something of a disrupted writing season for the next four weeks, what with Christmas and some other things that take up my writing time. We have a list of bits and pieces to do and sort out: Phone contract, Neil’s new residency permit under his Irish passport (just in case), changing my driving license to a Greek one after 16 years (in case I ever feel like driving again), the sterna which looks like it will be an ongoing saga and one you can follow to discover what does actually happen when you live on the island, I still want to organise a new piano, maybe after the Christmas delivery madness has died down, I need a new computer desk as the one I have been using these past twenty or so novels is the wrong height and the old piano stool I sit on is knackered and it’s about time I acted on what would be a very dodgy workplace risk assessment, and… Well, the list goes on.

December 5th 2

But the photos don’t. I’ve only got the two today, but they might give you an idea of how Yialos looks in the winter.

And on a sunnier day in November

And on a sunnier day in November