It’s Sunday morning – I am preparing this blog post early as I am up and out early tomorrow, Monday, so won't have time. Not that I tend to write these things first thing in the morning anymore, I prefer to do them later in the morning of the day before they appear. It's a new routine.
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Portrait by Neil[/caption]
Anyway, yes, up early Monday morning to head to Yialos, then back to the desk, then to work at the bar, then the Symi Dream wine night and we’ve also been invited to dinner afterwards, but may not be able to make that, it depends on how the wine night goes and when it finishes. Tuesday looks to be a clear day apart from a final dentist visit (for now) at midday, and work in the afternoon. Wednesday brings another dinner invitation, to Mythos in the evening, looking forward to that. Thursday is so far a clear day, apart from daily work of course, ditto Friday and Saturday, but Sunday brings an invitation to a birthday party on a boat in the evening. So, plenty to look forward to in the week ahead.
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Planning for some winter walking[/caption]
I am also considering buying a map, because I would like one. And the one I am thinking of getting is this one, the Terrain Edition, Symi terrain map
, for £8.99 from Amazon. If I remember correctly, which I only occasionally do, this one is pretty detailed, with contour lines and paths marked on it. It’s a bit more ‘hiker’ than the tourist maps. At least I think this is the right one to go for. I’ll maybe double check.
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Agapitos, new owner of the Jean & Tonic bar, Horio[/caption]
I’m also highlighting this because of our new Amazon store. If you want to find any books about Symi, or inspired by Symi, guides and maps etc. then you should be able to find them all in one place at the Symi Dream Amazon store which you can find by clicking here
or by using the link over there in the right hand column. I've set it up so there’s a Symi section, one for my books, one for Anne Zouroudi’s novels, there’s a section for Greek films and films shot in Greece, and then some general holiday things and photography. I’m adding new ideas to the section as they occur to me and I am also wondering how come Grease got into my ‘Greek films
’ category. I’m pretty sure I didn’t put it there. I think I might start a new section for my favourite films though, one day. If anyone has any ideas for books or films to go into the Symi or Greece categories, just let me know.
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Black and white Horio lane[/caption]
Enough of that, it’s Sunday morning and there is housework to consider. Done that, thought about it, decided to leave it alone for now. Neil’s out on a photo walk to Pedi, assuming he can get through the valley. Part of it has now been fenced off, cutting across the path that everyone takes. Not sure why, probably someone wanted to change the use of their land, or got fed up with people walking across it, anyway, there is a way around it and if all else fails you can head back out onto the road for the last part of the walk; not as interesting but there you go. He’s also got a walk on Wednesday, which brings me back to the schedule for the week which is where we came in and where I now exit. Have a good Monday.