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

Views and News

Views and News

Looking from my office window on Saturday, I saw this unusual ship passing on its way towards Nimborio.

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Looking out of the same window yesterday morning, the sea was calmer, and the lighting different as this was earlier in the morning. Not a bad view.

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And, as you can see from the next photo, there’s not a lot happening on the desk at the moment. That’s because I’m over in the corner on the PC table where I do the typing and computer work. I’m thinking about switching operations back to the old desk for the winter and using the computer table as a modelling station. I’ve still got the Invisible Man waiting to be finished. He’s been in the laundry room all summer as it’s too hot to paint and glue in the warmer months. And yes, I can see him even though he’s invisible. I’m sure there will be photos of the work in progress as time goes by.

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Time is definitely going by, and quickly too, it feels like. Already the middle of October (almost), the temperature is cooling, there’s more talk of rain on the way, some businesses have closed, some never opened, sadly, but everywhere in the village is still open for now. The bars in the square have been busy of an evening, so hopefully those away from the square have been too. There’s still music and open mike night at the Secret Garden, the Sunrise is open evenings until late, Scena remains popular, and some of these bars will be open all winter. Building work continues on some houses nearby, workmen putting on new rooves before the rain starts. The mules are at work, church bells ring, baptisms are being held, there was one at Panormitis the other day, but there’s no definite news of the Panormitis festival. I know the Oxi Day parades have been cancelled across Greece this year, though when the May 8th parade didn’t happen, we were treated to music from the town hall speakers instead.


So, we’re heading into another autumn and into another week. I’d just like to draw your attention to the Symi Music School appeal if you’ve not already seen it and joined in. The full post with links can be found here. We have so far managed to raise 36% of the money needed to keep the music school open for the next two years, and every little helps.