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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This Christmas

This Christmas

I haven’t done this for a while. Transposing music. Winter Wonderland from Eb to C, it’s only down a minor third, so should only take me back to grade five or something. Should be able to manage that before lunch. Then I have to tackle Wenceslas, jingling bells and a little donkey, which shouldn’t take me too long. This is in preparation for the carol singing next week – to which you are invited if you are on Symi or can get here by then. 5pm at Lefteris’ kafeneion on Friday 22nd. Any and all funds raised will go to the Rhodes orphanage.

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And talking of fundraising (again), you may remember that the Symi football field was destroyed in the storm on November 13th. There’s now a campaign to raise money to save it, thereby returning one of the most-used sports facilities on the island to its previous, or better, condition. If you are feeling generous – and I know so many have given so much to help the island since that terrible night – then you can find all the details at the Go Fund Me campaign page here, and/or their Facebook page. They will match-fund the money raised at $10,000. Let’s hope there’s good news before Christmas.

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And talking of that… Tree done, presents wrapped, lists made and now only some deep and even snow to transpose down, and we’re nearly there.

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