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

Last blog for a few days

Last blog for a few days

Hello and goodbye… I am going to be taking a break from blogging for the next week. This is because I have so much to get done before I head off to Cyprus on Thursday afternoon, and I shan’t be back until Tuesday afternoon when I shall be straight back into work. So, hopefully, you will find my next blog post next Thursday 22nd, or maybe on the Wednesday. As I usually write them the day before posting, I will spend Tuesday evening and Wednesday writing up something about the trip. I hope you can hang on until then. If not, here are a few suggestions for you.

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This could be me

First of all, to keep up to date with Symi, you will have Adriana’s Symi Diary on Friday and Monday (and every Friday and Monday) and you can find that here:

Of you want to keep in touch via Facebook, we have the Symi Dream Facebook page which you can find here.

I also have my James Collins Author Facebook page where I put things up about my books (usually adverting myself, sorry) and other writing related things of interest. You can follow that here.

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Symi windmills

But, if you want to keep up to date with the festival and what I am doing in Cyprus, then you might like to follow my Twitter account @CollinsWords26, which you can find here:

Also, Nigel, back in the 1066 Productions office, and I will be in touch and he will be madly tweeting any news I pass back to him through Skype. You can follow them on Twitter at This Twitter account also carries news of his, and Chris Hasting’s (‘The 13th’ director) other projects, their books etc., and you will probably get more tweets from them that way as I am a bit of a Twitter newbie.

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Those are the ways to stay in touch with both Symi news and Film Festival news while I am away (I’ll be out of email contact), but it would also be good to get some new followers on my accounts and on Facebook, so feel free to add and share and all that jazz.

So now, although it’s only Monday, I have to lay down my pen in order to get all my other tasks up to date before I head off on Thursday. Passports, tickets, money (check), hotels booked, all but one, bus pass, medication, washing done, camera and batteries, camera battery charger, phone and phone charger, tablet and tablet charger (I could do with a charger for myself), pacemaker and charger (joking), change of clothes or three, bank cards, note books (several), pens, Fitbit, Fitbit charger (ah, may leave that behind), Greek residency permit, boat tickets, or have I mentioned them? So much to pack and I only have hand luggage.

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One step at a time

So, I’ll be off and will be back next week with all the news. Have a good week and keep in touch via Facebook/Twitter if you don’t already.