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

Some local news

Some local news

You know I’m not a news channel, but here are a couple of bits of information that may be of use. I had a message from the British Consulate in Rhodes saying that their meeting with British residents of Symi will now be held on the island probably on the evening of Thursday 30th May. The venue is still to be finalised, but the opera House Hotel or the Rainbow Bar in Horio look to be the likely locations. I will be away from 24th to 31st May, so keep an eye on Facebook and other Symi news sites for more details nearer the time.

May 14th_06

Secondly, I mentioned the new taxi drivers yesterday and included a phone number. I’ve been sent another one: +30 698 756 9469, John Nikolis. I’m not sure what hours these guys are available to take bookings, but assume that their phones are off when they are not working.

During the opperation

During the opperation

Thirdly, and more fun, the repair to the drains/road outside our house is nearly finished. The water seeping into the downstairs flat turned out to be from a pipe under the main road, hence the reason for digging it up. Our landlord reported this the other, evening and the following day, the workmen arrived to see to it as it was a council problem. We were able to lend them the use of our electricity for the compressor, a bucket, water and washing up liquid for filling it in. (I’m still trying to work out what the washing up liquid was for). The job took two days. However, the hole is only filled with sand right now, and the stones have not yet been replaced, so take care if you’re driving that way. I assume that the stones will go back once the sand/filling has settled, but it’s been a long time since I did building studies and I don’t think we covered road repairs anyway.

May 14th_04

There, that’s my local news for the time being.