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Symi Saturday Photos

Symi Saturday Photos

Here’s a collection for you, some taken by Neil (the good ones) and some by me. As you can see, it’s not been raining all the time, though today, Saturday, I’ve woken up to a wet coutyard again.

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New communications box, Horio

New communications box, Horio

Lemon tea?

Lemon tea?

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Layers of paint

Layers of paint

Before the party, Thursday

Before the party, Thursday

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Clear views yesterday

Clear views yesterday

A night out

A night out

We were invited to a 70th birthday last night which coincided with a fundraiser at Georgio’s taverna. One of the school years/classes are raising money for their school trip, and they’d done it in style. The entrance was €10.00 per head which covered your first drink (half a jug of wine) and the musicians who were playing live. After that, it was off the menu but with the class also selling alcohol for the tables – by the bottle. They were also waiting, taking orders, and playing host. It was a lively atmosphere, very well attended and, as usual, the food was fine. It was fun to be a part of it and here’s a thank you to our hosts and to the teenagers and their teachers who put it all together. Sorry, no photos of the event; always feel odd taking pictures of people at dinner.

Then, after a nightcap, it was home to bed for a good night’s sleep to get rid of this cold. Well, that hasn’t worked.

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Random Dwarves

Random Dwarves

Morning. I’m being very random this morning and putting up a few photos chosen for no reason whatsoever. I’m still two of Snow White’s dwarves today, Sneezy and Dopey. I don’t think there as one called Fluy, which would have been more like it and should be written Fluey, I suppose, but then I’d look like part of a chimney, and that would make me even more Grumpy. I’m not going to the Doc as there’s no point wasting his/her time. Also, I’m a bit Bashful about going down there and saying, ‘I have a cold’ and hearing the doctor say, ‘Yes, and so what?’ So, instead, will stay inside warm with tissues and a typewriter and get on with work until I am too Sleepy to do any more, which recently has been around two in the afternoon. I want to save my strength as we are having dinner with friends tonight and I want to be able to stay awake past nine pm, if possible. So, here are a few random photos that have something to do with dining out (so aren’t really random at all) and I hope they make you Happy.

Nimborio

Nimborio

If you were wondering about my use of Dwarves rather than dwarfs, here’s an explanation: “Dwarfs is the standard plural of the noun dwarf. Dwarves is a newer variant popularized (though not invented) by English author J.R.R. Tolkien in his fantasy fiction works, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The Tolkien spelling is appropriate when referring to little people in fantasy worlds.” I am a little person who lives mostly in a fantasy world, so there you are. And don’t get me started on Elves.

The Sunrise cafe

The Sunrise cafe

Aboard ship

Aboard ship

Koukos, Rhodes

Koukos, Rhodes

My Thai, Rhodes

My Thai, Rhodes