Archive for the 'Day to day' Category

Getting ready for the summer on Symi, walks, and household tasks

Monday, March 24th, 2014 No Comments
Categorized Under: Day to day

It feels like everyone is getting ready for the summer season now. The weather has been warm, hot even, and calm for the past few days and when I have been out and about I have seen lots of businesses painting up and preparing. Neil has painted up his card racks and boxes, and has […]

A stroll to Pedi

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 No Comments
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Thursday afternoon, around half three, I thought I’d go for a stroll down the road, get me out of the house for a while, and see what Pedi is like n a sunny March afternoon. I didn’t take a coat, I didn’t need one. I saw this field down near Pedi with a cat asleep […]

Passport fees for British nationals overseas reduced by 35%

Friday, March 21st, 2014 No Comments
Categorized Under: Day to day, Symi News

“Passport fees for British nationals overseas reduced by 35%” so says Gov.UK. This is handy and timely news, and I assume that the fees are also payable by British Nationals overseas who have not been reduced by exactly 35%? (Should the sentence be the other way around or is it just me? “Passport fees reduced […]

A quick trip to Rhodes

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments
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I’ve started reading through the proof copy of Village View which seemed to take an age to arrive from the printers, so may not have the copies in the shop in April as first hoped. I need to read it, check it, send the minor changes to Allan, get the new print ready, upload it […]

Guest blog post from Emma

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 No Comments
Categorized Under: Day to day

One of the things we like to do on our blog is encourage others to write posts from time to time. Here is one such post and photos sent in by Emma who visited Symi recently. Symi is a small Greek island filled with character and charm. You’ll see the unique harbour as you come […]

A Symi walk: To Agia Marina and back.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 No Comments
Categorized Under: Day to day

Sunday’s bonkers activity was walking to Agia Marina and back. Not the longest walk possible on the island but a very popular one in the summer. I realised, as we set off, that I hadn’t done this circular walk since about 2004, when I did the trip with Neil’s brother. On Sunday it was just […]

Monday morning mumble

Monday, March 17th, 2014 No Comments
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Sunday morning, getting a blog post ready in advance to save time on Monday morning, the liturgy is being broadcast from the church across the village, the sky is grey and there is a stiff breeze blowing. Neil has just come back from a quick shop and reports it is actually quite warm outside, though […]

Update from Symi Animal Welfare

Friday, March 14th, 2014 No Comments
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I’ve nipped over to Rhodes for the day again today so here’s an update from Symi Animal Welfare: “The winter weather up until now, has been fairly good, however, the street cats are looking somewhat bedraggled today after terrific storms recently. A few of our volunteers have been away at some stage, but all of […]

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