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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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Symi Film Festival

Symi Film Festival

The news from the Symi Film Festival now is: “SIFF have reached 150 films submitted. Normal deadline is 30th June and late (more expensive) is 15th July.”

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In my news, I’ve started work on the next instalment of The Saddling story. You might have read The Saddling and even The Witchling, well, The Eastling is going to be the third part of the on-going mystical trials and tribulations of my invented, old-world community living in the past, yet in the present, in the wilds of Romney Marsh. It might be too late now, but if you’ve not read The Witchling, it’s on sale over the summer solstice for $0.99 on Kindle. All my books are free on Kindle Unlimited so you can always grab a read there. The reason it’s on offer at this time of year is because that’s when it’s set. The Saddling was winter solstice, The Witchling summer, and The Eastling is set over the autumn equinox. I’ve only managed a rough outline and a first chapter so far, so don’t start queueing at the online bookshops just yet.

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And that’s my news for today, except to add that the weather has perked up a bit, the day boats have been coming and going, and life on Symi potters on in its usual quirky, warm fashion.

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New five aside football pitch

New five aside football pitch

This evening the new five aside football pitch will be officially opened and dedicated to the memory of Wendy Wilcox who, through Solidarity Symi, did so much for the younger people of the island. This will be at 6pm. Both football pitches were devastated by the storm last November 13th, and the larger pitch is still to be repaired.

It’s a bit of a cheap link, but one way to get to the football pitches is via the Pedi valley and, as Neil took some shots of the route last time he went that way, here are some photos. (Sorry to be so brief again today, but I’ve a lot going on and not much time or energy to think of anything else.)

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