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

On with the week

On with the week

Here we are back to Monday again, back to slightly warmer weather, and back to work. Over the weekend, I posted on my other blog, the one I update every Saturday with something relevant to my pen name writing. This Saturday, I had a celebrity in the house. We had a short interview with author Russell Edwards. Russell runs the Jack the Ripper Tour Company in London and wrote the book ‘Naming Jack the Ripper.’ I have a copy of it on my shelf. Russell answered some questions about his books and his research, and to me, that was akin to having Stephen King over for a cup of coffee. Of course, there was a reason for him popping in, and that’s for me to talk about some of the historical facts behind my historical fiction. If you’re interested, you can click over to that blog and have a read. The Real History Behind the Clearwater Mysteries. The link opens in a new page, so you won’t miss out on my photographs of stray cats.

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That was something else I did at the weekend. I popped up the lane to drop off the rubbish and feed the stray cats and chickens. As You can see, there are quite a few of them, but a lot fewer thanks to the SNiP and SAW programmes we have on Symi. I must say, those acronyms do sound rather severe, but they are both compassionate and friendly charities. The cats appeared healthy, noisy, happy to see me, and no-one complained that they had biscuits again. Well, maybe one of the chickens might have, but if so, I chose to ignore their clucked protestations.

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Apart from all that, I also finished off my edits for my next instalment and have that ready to be laid out and readied for printing, a job I shall start on Monday. In other news, the Spanos boat did a marathon day on Friday, doing two days’ worth of journeys in one to catch up on the days missed because of the rough weather. A gentle fall of rain early on Sunday morning left the air fresh, and the week ahead is currently forecast as warming up to 17 degrees with light winds and plenty of sunshine. And so, on with the week…

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