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.

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Symi Dream Calendar 2021 and other news

Symi Dream Calendar 2021 and other news

Good morning and welcome to Monday. It’s been a couple of years since we’ve had a Symi Dream calendar, but Neil has produced one for next year, ‘Pedi Sunrises’ and it’s now available. You can only find it on the outlet Lulu at this page, just make sure you register (free) so it shows up in your currency.

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The Symi Music School needs financial support to keep going. There is a video on the Symi TV page on Facebook with a post detailing what the problem is and how you can help. There is a video some of the students have put together, it’s in Greek and English with subtitles, and when you run it, you’ll find out what’s needed. I hope to get a copy of the video to post here, or at least a link to it for those who don’t use Facebook, so watch out for that.

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In other news, the old Jean & Tonic bar is having work done to it, but I’m not sure if that’s for a change of use or whatever. Regular visitors continue to arrive, the temperatures have fallen a little, and it’s starting to feel like autumn, we’ve even had an attempt at rain, but nothing major, and the days are currently perfect for walking while the sea remains warm and businesses are still open.

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In home news, I’ve gone through another computer keyboard, I seem to manage one a year, and so I’ve had to go back to a clunky old one while I save for a new one, and over on my other-self writing blog, I’ve put up a post about the pastime of slumming in Victorian London if you’re interested in a little social history. And now it’s time to get on with the week ahead, so I hope you have a good one.

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Some Friday Photos

Some Friday Photos

I’m still in the habit of forgetting what day it is. Yesterday felt like Friday for some reason, until I remembered it was Thursday, and that’s when I usually set up a Friday blog. I always seem to be one day ahead. Perhaps that’s why I have to ask my godson what date it is when writing in his music book. I don’t know, but I do know it’s Thursday and so here are some photos for tomorrow, today, Friday, whatever. The helicopter was an interesting spectacle (see photos one and two.) A flight of support for the island perhaps? A special event, training, a reminder? I’m not sure, but it came just before someone started throwing bangers around the village, and, by the sound of it, hunting season is underway. Anyway… A selection of images for your weekend.

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And today, some photos

And today, some photos

I’ve been writing far too much recently, so there’s just a quick update and some photos today. The update? Well, same as usual really, though the weather’s cooled a little, especially in the morning, but it was back at 30 degrees the other afternoon, so all is not lost. Some boats have been coming in, there have been some busy nights in the village, and everything’s currently still open. My bank has told me my account and card are going to be fine, so that’s a weight off, for now at least, and I’ve had to sign a release form so an agency in LA can read a script I wrote for someone, and that has won three awards. As I say, the usual. Here are some photos.

There are a lot of new walls being built at the top of the village, on the road, and here, along the lower path at Ag Trianda.

There are a lot of new walls being built at the top of the village, on the road, and here, along the lower path at Ag Trianda.

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