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



(It’s Sunday morning…) It’s been a fairly typical weekend so far. Husband’s birthday, anniversary, dinner with the godboys and their dad, wrote a chapter, edited a chapter, didn’t save the edits, rewrote chapter and chased a snake out of the courtyard… You know how it is.

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It’s colder this morning, suddenly down to 26 degrees after a couple of months of over 30 or over 36 on some occasions, so it’s back to wearing t-shirts. It was plenty warm enough on Saturday night when we went downtown to have dinner. After a drink at Alegrito we toddled off to Meraklis to find it full so doubled back to Trata and enjoyed a mezethe meal and a good chat. After, we waited a couple of minutes for a taxi, and when Yiannis pulled in, we asked another couple who had arrived after us where they were going in case we could share. I could have sworn they said ‘Lindos’, which was perhaps somewhat ambition of them. We told Yiannis this when we got in the car, and he jumped out to check. Turns out they were heading to Nuatilos, so were able to share, which was good news all round.

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The village square is busying up again as more northern European visitors come to stay. Friends old and new arriving at the Rainbow to meet up in the later afternoon is always nice, but far too tempting to stay and chat and have ‘just one more for the steps.’ I will rein it in after today so I can debloat in time for Athens on Saturday. Well, the journey starts on Friday with the evening boat up to Piraeus. I booked the cabin months ago and just as well, they have sold out now apart from one or two ‘luxury double beds’ (which I assume come with cabins). Looking forward to that, but it will mean no blog for a few days after next weekend. There, advanced warning. And here’s another one; we are back in Yialos tonight, Sunday, for our anniversary meal… Oh, by the time you read this it would have happened, so that was a retrospective warning. Anyway, enough chatter. That was my weekend, so far.

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