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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.

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One Afternoon in Late Spring

One Afternoon in Late Spring

Window shots today, the photos, which is why one of them is a bit blurred. Not that the windows need cleaning or anything… As you can see: blue skies, calm sea and a boat chugging out of the harbour. It’s currently 16 degrees outside in the shade and, up on the roof, it’s like a day in late spring.

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That was an expression that always baffled me when doing am-dram years ago. All these (cheap to rent) plays were set in drawing rooms, ‘one afternoon in late spring.’ In fact, I think that might have been one of the stage directions in ‘The Real Inspector Hound’, by Tom Stoppard. I may have got that wrong, I’ve not read it for a long time. Anyway, that was just an aside in a post which is itself really as aside, as there’s not a lot to tell you. Except…

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The fund-raising carol singing event this year will be held at Lefteris’ Kafeneion on 22nd December at 5pm. That’s the last I heard. I’ve offered my piano playing if it will help, though the poor old piano may not be making an appearance; it’s too unpredictable to be worth dragging even the short distance only to find it’s not working. But we will manage. The money raised, like last year, will be going to the Rhodes orphanage and everyone is welcome to come along, listen to the music and sing along if you want to. It was a great event last year, fun and also moving, and I think I might still have one photo left hanging around, let me look…

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Ah yes. That was taken after the carols during young George’s rock set – very talented young man on his guitar. His audience is clearly appreciating his augmented fourths. I’ll leave you with that and turn my attention to herald angels and away managers, good kings and three ships and all that, and may see if I can slip some practice in between now and sunbathing up on the roof. (Not.)

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