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

Quick catch up

Quick catch up

A grey and quiet day yesterday; some cloud around, no wind to speak of so warm, a ferry strike for a few hours, but the day boats came in. I saw a taxi boat coming back from Nimborio direction, not sure if they are running yet or if that was just a sea trial, but otherwise, not a lot going on up here.

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Summer visitors on the Kali Strata

Our landlord popped across the road to let me know he needed to fill his sterna. I am not surprised. He last did it two years ago. I wonder what he has been doing for water all this time? I know he collects it when it rains and uses bottled water a lot of the time. His mains water feed is in our courtyard, as he owns both houses. It only means me turning it on for him when he needs to take it in, and us having to turn ours off. I can’t pretend to understand the plumbing in the house, but if we don’t turn our pump and water taps off and on when it’s time to fill up, the pump starts to pump back the water that’s trying to come in, or something. So, I filled the kettle early and then turned it all off. Once the supply stops, usually around midday, we’ll be back to normal. Nothing’s ever straightforward, which is just how I like it.

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Dozing

Some more old photos today as my camera is currently in Essex, yUK, on its tour around the country. It’s been to London, Lincoln, Newark, London again and now Chelmsford, and later today, Wednesday, it’s heading back to Lincoln. I look forward to getting it back so I can take some new images for the blog.

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Summer music in the square

As for news of the film, the backers have been sent a couple of Kickstarter updates to keep them up to speed. Apparently, the film festival had some technical issues with their projector at the screening (and at the screenings of other films), and so it wasn’t the best reproduction. But the judging is not done at the screening, but the judges have digital copies to view so it won’t affect any of that. Peter V has arranged with the Mayor of Symi that there will be an official Greek premiere at some time during the Symi Festival later this year. It’s going to be held in the sports hall, and it will be free to everyone to come and see. He also aims to have Greek subtitles ready for it. That’s great news, and there will be more on that over time. The distribution deal is also going ahead, last I heard, so it will soon be up to them to sell the film and get it shown around. Again, more news to follow.

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Yialos

Now I have to go and do things with taps, pay the rent, feed the cat (again) and think about feeding myself…